Lenovo is now in the process of launching their new Android flagship tablet in the US just days before Christmas. The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is starting to take orders from Lenovo’s homepage for $499, with deliveries starting around December 18th:
The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is in short an 11.5-inch Android 10 tablet with optional keyboard and good specs overall.
It’s powered by the 2.2 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor. That means it is only about 60% as powerful as Samsung’s top of the range Galaxy Tab S7 tablets, and even the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is over 30% more powerful than the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro. So if it’s speed and power you are after, Samsung’s flagship tablets are still the best.
Having said that, the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is still among the most fastest and powerful Android tablets on the market. It’s just happens to be beaten by Samsung.
But it is cheaper, and the other specs are what makes this Android tablet with keyboard worth a look.
There are two model options, which are between 6GB RAM for $549, or 4GB RAM for $499. Right now only the 4GB RAM model is taking orders, while the 6GB RAM model may not launch before January 2021.
Both have 128GB UFS storage and LPDDR4X uMCP DRAM RAM. The memory card slot supports microSD cards up to 256GB, or in exFAT up to 1TB in size.
One of the specs that makes the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro stand out is the 11.5-inch OLED (WQXGA) 2560 x 1600 resolution display, with 100% sRGB, HDR10, Dolby Vision, anti fingerprint coating, and 350 nits brightness.
To compliment that, the optional Lenovo Precision Pen 2 stylus supports 4096 pressure levels.
With 4 JBL speakers at 1.5W and Dolby Atmos, this tablet can be just as good an entertainment and movie watching tablet as the Samsung S7+.
The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro battery life is rated to 15 hours, from a 8600 mAh battery that supports QC 3.0 fast charge. It ships with a 20W 2A adapter that charges through the USB C port.
This is also one of the best video calls and video conferencing tablets on the market, as it features a regular 8MP and 8MP IR camera on the front, and then both a 13MP wide-angle and a 5MP ultra-wide angle camera with LED flash/light on the back. The built in microphones are dual array mics.
Internet and connectivity options are dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, and a single USB C 3.2 port. The optional keyboard connects via the pogo pins under the tablet.
The tablet sensors included on this tablet are accelerometer, hall sensor, e-compass, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, TOF sensor, vibrator, a fingerprint reader in the power button, and facial recognition.
Lenovo have also brought some exclusivity to the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro by making it just 5.8mm thick, and light too at just 485 grams, despite the aluminum CNC case material.
The color is called Slate Grey. Practical features includes a holder for the optional stylus pen on back cover, as well as kickstand, and a trackpad/touchpad on the keyboard.
All of this clearly makes the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro one of the best new tablets in 2020. There are no other 11.5-inch tablets in this size range to compete with at the moment. So that only leaves either tablets that are a little smaller or a little larger as alternatives, and they usually all cost more.
– Jim Miller