All Lenovo tablets use one of three operating systems; Android, Windows or Chrome. It is important to purchase the tablet whose operating system best matches your intended use.
We put all the 2022 Lenovo tablet models to the test to give you a better idea of which tablet will suit your needs. Below, the tablets are categorized by their operating system to allow you to compare oranges to oranges.
Android Tablets are the least expensive tablets in the Lenovo family. They offer a wide range of functionality at an affordable price (ranging from $60 - $260). These tablets are best used for general web browsing, video streaming, music streaming, and app-based games. However, the higher-end, Tab M10 and Yoga Tab, tablets are suitable to perform business and/or school work functions.
The Tab M7 is a fantastic tablet for entertainment and web browsing. It has a small 7” display making it one of the most portable tablets on the market.
The MediaTek® Quad-Core processor is a fantastic light-weight processor perfect for watching movies, streaming music or using simple android applications. The limited amount of memory limits this device to mainly entertainment functions and the tablet will slow with more complex applications.
At a starting MSRP of $59.99 the Lenovo Tab M7 is the least expensive tablet in the Lenovo lineup.
MediaTek® MT8321 32-bit, Quad-Core (up to 1.30 GHz)
Android™ 9 Pie™ Go Edition
7" (1024 x 600) IPS, touchscreen, 350 nits
1 GB LPDDR3
16 GB eMMC
One year depot
Front 2MP, Rear 2MP
802.11 b/g/n (1 x 1)
What we like
Ease of use, mobility, battery life, web browsing, movie and music streaming
What it lacks
Powerful processing, memory, hard drive storage, screen size
Lenovo Tab M8
The Tab M8 is an upgrade from the M7 with a faster processor, larger memory, more hard drive space and a higher resolution display. The M8 also comes with the addition of a rear camera.
The faster processor and larger memory allow the M8 to take on tasks that the M7 may struggle with. While not a great tablet for gaming, the M8 can handle most applications in the Microsoft suite and can act as an acceptable platform for “light-weight” work tasks.
Like the M7, the M8 has a relatively small screen for easy portability. The higher resolution makes the M8 even better for video streaming and web browsing.
With an MSRP ranging from $99.99 for the HD to $129.99 for the FHD (faster processor + more memory), the Lenovo Tab M8 is a very affordable tablet offering mid-range performance.
The Lenovo Tab M10 stands as a substantial upgrade over the M8. The 10-inch screen seems especially large due to the HD, 1920 x 1200, resolution.
With the larger screen also comes a much faster “Octa (8) Core” processor. This processor is comparable to many laptops on the market today making the M10 a suitable work machine (when an optional keyboard is added).
The larger memory allows this tablet to run more complex applications adding to its ability to substitute as a work machine.
Along with the upgrades also comes a higher price. The MSRP on the M10 starts at $199.99. This price is still a great value, but is a more expensive option when comparing low-end tablets.
MediaTek® P22 Tab, Octa Core 4 x 2.3 GHz + 4 x 1.6GHz
With the Lenovo Tab K10 LTE (unlocked), you can enjoy widescreen movies, videos, and games with wide viewing angles, less glare, and enhanced brightness. With the powerful MediaTek Helio P22T processor and superior graphics, this 10-inch tablet is of great performing quality.
Ensuring quick system responsiveness, this tablet features 4G LTE connectivity and 3 GB of RAM. Similar to the Lenovo M10, the K10 has a large HD display sizing in at 10.3 inches (1920x1200), providing clear viewability in any lighting condition.
With an MSRP of $189.99, the K10 is an affordable option, considering its high functioning processor system and extensive battery life. This will allow you hours of entertainment without the worry of getting your tablet on the charger throughout the day.
10.3" FHD (1920 x 1200) IPS, glossy, touchscreen, 400 nits
3 GB LPDDR4X (Soldered)
MicroSD Card Support: Up to 2TB exFA
1 Year Mail-in
Rear: 8 MP Auto-focus Front: 5 MP Fixed-focus
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 x 5)
What we like
lLow blue light content, long battery life (15+ hours), high speed processor and superior graphics
What it lacks
Stylus, dustproof and water resistant, detachable keyboard
Lenovo Yoga Tab
The Yoga Smart Tab offers ThinkPad caliber capabilities in a sleek tablet package. Similar to the M10, the Yoga Smart Tab utilizes an Octa-Core processor.
The Yoga Smart Tab also has an upgraded 4GB LPDDR3 memory allowing for better multi-tasking and limiting power usage.
Like the M Series tablets, the Yoga is great for entertainment. However, the Yoga is superior in processing power and overall performance. The Yoga is comparable to lower-end ThinkPads and the lower-end Yoga smart books.
At an MSRP of $249.99 the Yoga is the most capable tablet in Lenovo’s Android-based family. With the addition of a keyboard, the Yoga can be a great alternative to an inexpensive Smartbook.
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 439 (Octa-Core, 4 x A53 @ 2.0 GHz, 4 x A53 @ 1.45 GHz)
Windows tablets are extremely powerful and portable machines. While these tablets can easily handle entertainment functions, their main function is to act as a portable business machine. Optional keyboards instantly transform Windows tablets into PCs with an intuitive active pen to substitute as your mouse.
Lenovo Tablet 10
The Lenovo Tablet 10 for all intents and purposes is a laptop. The Windows operating system acts the same as it does on a PC and the interface is nearly the same. Instead of a mouse, you can either touch the screen or use the active pen.
From a tablet perspective, this machine is very powerful. The Intel® Celeron® N4100 Processor is superior to the processor found on the M Series and Yoga Android tablets.
The Tablet 10 also offers a 10.1 inch display with 1920 x 1200 resolution (the same as M10 & Yoga).
The main differentiator of this tablet from other Lenovo Tablets is the interface. As mentioned before, the Tablet 10 is much more similar to a PC than a traditional tablet. If the only intent behind purchasing this tablet is entertainment, we would recommend the less expensive Android or Chrome tablet. This tablet also has an integrated mobile broadband receiver allowing it to connect to LTE networks (with plan) for maximum connectivity.
The Tablet 10 has an MSRP starting at $749.99 and is comparable to many PCs in that range. The advantage over similar priced PCs is the Tablet 10’s easy portability.
Intel® Celeron® N4100 Processor (1.10GHz, up to 2.40GHz with Burst technology, 4MB Cache)
Processor, battery life, performance, Windows OS, broadband connectivity
What it lacks
Ease of use for simple entertainment
ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 3
With the ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 3, you are essentially getting a 2-in-1, and it is up to you what form to take advantage of, whether that be tablet, canvas, or laptop. Unlike older models, this tablet has been redesigned for maximum portability and is lightweight for any "on the go" professionals.
The high level security aspect of this table is a huge game changer for Lenovo as the ThinkPad Gen3 is equipped with FIDO authentication capabilities. Whether you are logging onto your socials or processing a payment through PayPal or Amazon, your device and data will remain protected.
If you are seeking a user-friendly tablet that not only provides security features but is also interactive with controls, the ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 3 is a great choice for you! Compared to the first generation, ThinkPad X1 Gen 3 includes Modern Standby, which is designed to maximize your tablet's battery life and allows some control over managing your device in a low power state. Another feature that sets this tablet apart from others is Intelligent Cooling, which gives you the power to monitor processor state and system temperature.
As far as pricing goes, the ThinkPad Gen 3's MSRP starts at $949.00. We understand this is on the more expensive side of tablets, but it would make a great option for any professional, either working remotely or traveling for work. You can be certain your data will be secure which is of huge priority in the business realm.
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8650U Processor with vPro® (1.90 GHz, up to 4.20 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)
Large 13" edge to edge screen, improved security hardware, magnetic kickstand, Amazon Alexa for hands free use
What it lacks
Battery life and audio, drivers for fingerprint reader and back camera
Chrome Lenovo Tablets
A hybrid between Laptop and Tablet, Lenovo’s Chrome Tablets offer a compromise of affordability, ease of use and functionality. Chrome tablets are a fantastic choice for educational purposes. These tablets give students easy access to the full Google suite and are great for media consumption and video conferencing.
Lenovo Chromebook Duet
The Lenovo Chromebook Duet is a fantastic, multipurpose machine. Like the Tablet 10, the Duet can be used as either a tablet or a laptop. The Duet comes with a detachable keyboard that helps transform the duet into a fully-capable chromebook.
The MediaTek™ Helio P60T Processor is not quite as powerful as the Intel Celeron processor found in the Tablet 10, however it still allows the Duet to be a formidable work machine capable of most tasks.
The Chromebook Duet also comes with a 12-month, 100gb Google One membership. This makes this machine especially helpful if you typically work within Google Drive.
At a starting MSRP of $289.99, we believe this machine to be a very good compromise of convenience and value.
10.1" FHD (1920 x 1200) IPS, glossy, touchscreen, 400 nits
4 GB LPDDR4X (Soldered)
64 GB eMMC
1 Year Mail-in
Front: 2 MP Fixed focus
Rear: 8 MP Auto focus
802.11AC (2 x 2)
What we like
Price, mobility, Chrome OS, ease of use
What it lacks
Processing power, full laptop functionality
In recent years Lenovo has made leaps and bounds in their Tablet department. The wide range of tablets offered really do offer something for everyone.
Pricing on the tablets vary heavily based on processing power and operating system. It is very important you know exactly what you will be using your tablet for before you purchase. Purchasing an over-powered tablet could cost you hundreds of dollars extra on features you will never use. Similarly, purchasing an under-powered machine will likely cost you frustration, headaches and ultimately a new machine.
If you are strictly purchasing a tablet for entertainment purposes, we strongly suggest the “M” series. However, if you plan to work (or do school work) on your tablet, we recommend looking into the Tablet 10 or Chrome Duet. Your decision then will be based on which product suite you will be using for your work (Microsoft Office = Windows OS, Google Suite = Chrome OS).
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