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What is the Best Lenovo Tablet?

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.

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Android Lenovo Tablets

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.

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Lenovo Tab M7

Tab M7 | Affordable 7-inch Budget Tablet | Lenovo US

Overview

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.

Technical Specifications

 

Processor MediaTek® MT8321 32-bit, Quad-Core (up to 1.30 GHz)
Operating System Android™ 9 Pie™ Go Edition
Display Type 7" (1024 x 600) IPS, touchscreen, 350 nits
Memory 1 GB LPDDR3
Hard Drive 16 GB eMMC
Warranty One year depot
Bluetooth Bluetooth® 4.0
Camera Front 2MP, Rear 2MP
Wireless 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

Tab M8 FHD | 8 Inch Tablet with FHD Display | Lenovo US

Overview

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.

Technical Specifications

 

Processor MediaTek Helio A22 Tab, Quad-Core, 2.0 GHz
Operating System Android™ 9 Pie™
Display Type 8.0" HD (1280 x 800) touchscreen
Memory 2GB LPDDR3
Hard Drive 32GB eMMC
Warranty 1 Year
Bluetooth Bluetooth® 5.0
Camera
Rear: 5MP Auto-Focus & 8MP Auto-Focus
Front: 2MP Fixed-Focus
Wireless 802.11AC (1 X 1)

 

What we like

Price, ease of use, mobility, display resolution, improved memory, dual cameras

What it lacks

Processing for heavier tasks, memory

 

Lenovo Tab M10

Tab M10 FHD Plus (2nd Gen) | Family Tablet | Lenovo US

Overview

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.

Technical Specifications

 

Processor MediaTek® P22 Tab, Octa Core 4 x 2.3 GHz + 4 x 1.6GHz
Operating System Android™ Pie
Display Type 0.3" FHD (1920 x 1200) IPS, TDDI, touchscreen, 220 PPI, 330 nits
Memory 4 GB LPDDR4 (Soldered)
Hard Drive 64 GB eMMC
Warranty One year
Bluetooth Bluetooth® 5.0
Camera
Rear: 8 MP auto-focus
Front: 5 MP fixed-focus
Wireless 802.11AC (1 x 1)

 

What we like

Improved processor, improved memory, screen resolution, overall performance

What it lacks

Portability, processing for complex applications

 

Lenovo Tab K10  

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Overview

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.

 

Technical Specifications

 

Processor MediaTek® Helio P22T Processor (8 Cores, 4x A53 @2.30 GHz + 4x A53 @1.80 GHz)
Operating System Android™ 11
Display Type 10.3" FHD (1920 x 1200) IPS, glossy, touchscreen, 400 nits
Memory 3 GB LPDDR4X (Soldered)
Hard Drive

32GB eMMC

MicroSD Card Support: Up to 2TB exFA

Warranty 1 Year Mail-in
Bluetooth Bluetooth® 5.0

Camera

Rear: 8 MP Auto-focus
Front: 5 MP Fixed-focus
Wireless 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

Yoga Tab 3 8 | The Ultimate 20.32cms (8) Video Tablet | Lenovo India

Overview

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. 

Technical Specifications

 

Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 439 (Octa-Core, 4 x A53 @ 2.0 GHz, 4 x A53 @ 1.45 GHz)
Operating System Android™ Pie
Display Type 10.1" FHD (1920 x 1200) IPS, 10-point multi-touch
Memory 4GB LPDDR3
Hard Drive 64 GB eMMC
Warranty One year depot
Bluetooth Bluetooth® 4.2
Camera Front 5MP, Rear 8MP
Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (1 x 1)

 

What we like

Processor, improved memory, battery life, performance

What it lacks

Complex processing capabilities

 

Windows Lenovo Tablets

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

Lenovo Tablet 10 | 10.1-inch business 2-in-1 | Lenovo US

Overview

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.

Technical Specifications

 

Processor Intel® Celeron® N4100 Processor (1.10GHz, up to 2.40GHz with Burst technology, 4MB Cache)
Operating System Windows 10 Pro 64
Display Type 10.1" WUXGA (1920x1200) IPS multi-touch anti-smudge
Memory 4 GB LPDDR4 2133MHz (Onboard)
Hard Drive 64 GB PCIe eMMC
Warranty 1 Year Depot or Carry-in
Bluetooth Bluetooth® 4.2
Camera 720p HD Camera with Microphone
Wireless
802.11 AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth 4.1
Integrated Mobile Broadband 

 

What we like

Processor, battery life, performance, Windows OS, broadband connectivity

What it lacks

Ease of use for simple entertainment

 

ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 3

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Overview

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. 

Technical Specifications   

 

Processor 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)
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Display Type 13.0" QHD+ (3000 x 2000) IPS, anti-reflective, anti-smudge, touchscreen, 400 nits
Memory 8 GB LPDDR3 2133MHz (Soldered)
Hard Drive 256 GB PCIe SSD
Warranty 1-year depot service
Bluetooth Bluetooth® 4.2 with vPro®
Camera
  • Front: 2 MP

  • Rear: 8 MP

  • Optional: IR Camera

Wireless

WLAN: Intel® Dual Band Wireless AC 8265 (2 x 2) + Bluetooth® 4.2 with vPro®

 

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What we like

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

Lenovo Chromebook Duet | 2 in 1 Chromebook | Lenovo US

Overview

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. 

Technical Specifications

 

Processor MediaTek™ Helio P60T Processor (2.00 GHz, 8 Cores, 8 Threads)
Operating System Chrome OS
Display Type 10.1" FHD (1920 x 1200) IPS, glossy, touchscreen, 400 nits
Memory 4 GB LPDDR4X (Soldered)
Hard Drive 64 GB eMMC
Warranty 1 Year Mail-in
Bluetooth Bluetooth® 4.2
Camera
Front: 2 MP Fixed focus
Rear: 8 MP Auto focus
Wireless 802.11AC (2 x 2)

 

What we like

Price, mobility, Chrome OS, ease of use

What it lacks

Processing power, full laptop functionality

 

Final Thoughts

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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