Lenovo is refreshing its Android tablet lineup with a whole bunch of new low-cost models and a few mid-rangers.

The Lenovo Tab E series devices have prices starting at just $70. But if you’re looking for options with more powerful processors, higher-resolution displays, or other premium features there’s also the new M and P series.

Lenovo Tab E7

Here’s a run-down of the new tablets:

Lenovo Tab E7

  • 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel TN display (250 nits)
  • 1.3 GHz MediaTek quad-core 32-bit processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • Up to 16GB storage
  • Android Oreo (Go Edition)
  • microSD card slot
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS
  • 2MP rear and 0.3MP front-facing fixed-focus cameras
  • USB 2.0
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 2,750 mAh battery (up to 5 hours of battery life)
  • Optional 3G
  • $70 starting price
  • Coming to Walmart exclusively in October

Lenovo Tab E8

  • 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display (320 nits)
  • 1.3 GHz MediaTek quad-core 64-bit processor (Cortex-A53)
  • 1GB RAM
  • Up to 16GB of storage
  • Android Oreo
  • microSD card slot
  • 802.11a/b/g/n WiFI
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • GPS
  • FM Radio
  • 5MP auto-focus rear camera, 2MP fixed-focus front camera
  • USB 2.0
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 4,850 mAh battery (10 hours)
  • $100 starting price
  • Available at Walmart starting today

Lenovo Tab E10

  • 10 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor
  • Up to 2GB RAM
  • Up to 16GB storage
  • Android Oreo
  • microSD card (up to 128GB)
  • 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi (2.4 GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • FM Radio
  • 5MP auto-focus rear camera an 2MP fixed-focus front camera
  • USB 2.0
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 4,850 mAh battery (7 hours)
  • Stereo front-facing speakers
  • $130 starting price
  • Coming to select retailers in October

Lenovo Tab M10

  • 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS display (320 nits)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor
  • Up to 3GB RAM
  • Up to 32GB storage
  • Android Oreo
  • microSD card (up to 256GB)
  • 802.11ac WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Optional 4G LTE
  • GPS
  • FM Radio
  • 5MP auto-focus rear camera, 2MP fixed-focus front camera
  • 2 pogo pins
  • USB 2.0 Type-C
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 4,850 mAh battery (5 hours)
  • Stereo front-facing speakers
  • Price TBA
  • Pre-orders open this winter at Amazon

Lenovo Tab P10

  • 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS display (400 nits)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor
  • Up to 4GB RAM
  • Up to 64GB storage
  • Android Oreo
  • microSD card (up to 256GB)
  • 802.11ac WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Optional 4G LTE
  • GPS
  • FM Radio
  • 8MP auto-focus rear camera, 5MP fixed-focus front camera
  • 2 pogo pins
  • USB 2.0 Type-C
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 7,000 mAh battery (15-20 hours)
  • Quad front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos
  • Price TBA
  • Pre-orders open this winter at Amazon

While it’s tempting to compare Lenovo’s new entry-level tablets to Amazon’s entry-level Fire 7 (which sells for $65 if you opt for a model without “special offers” which are ads on the lock screen), it’s kind of an oranges-to-bananas comparison. Amazon’s cheapest tablet has an IPS display with excellent viewing angles while Lenovo’s has a TN display with limited viewing angles… but Lenovo’s tablet ships with near-stock Android Oreo software while the Fire 7 runs Amazon’s Fire OS software with a custom user interface and no out-of-the-box support for the Google Play Store (although it’s not hard to install it on your own).

Still, it’s nice to see a PC maker like Lenovo continuing to commit to offering Android tablets at a wide range of price (and quality) levels.

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16 replies on “Lenovo unveils a new line of Android tablets, prices start at $70”

  1. Would the Lenovo Tab E7 at $70 be more powerful than my Asus Nexus 7 (2013) which I paid $230 for and then Google stopped updating it?

    This is not meant to be a dig at Google – although I have been extremely disappointed that they do not support their products – but a serious question.

    1. No. I don’t think it will be. From what I can tell, the SoC may be similar in performance based on benchmarks I’ve seen, but likely a bit lower. Plus the RAM would be lower on this. You’d also be getting a lower-resolution screen, and TN panels are usually considered inferior to IPS.

      1. TN and IPS are not mutually exclusive. OLED and TN are. There are a lot of TN/IPS panels. The Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6″ is IPS/TN while the Galaxy Book 12″ with OLED is not.

        1. This is probably the end of line for your tablet, but it’s better than whatever you’re on I’d bet:

          https://download.lineageos.org/flo

          Also, I’ve had a couple of MediaTek tablets and phones, and I can guarantee you that they are all pretty much garbage. Even when the specs seem decent (these do not), they’ll be slow and stalling. You will regret paying anything for them when a few dollars more gets you a decent processor.

  2. I’m glad to see Lenovo staying in the low-end tablet market. The more choices there are, the better it is for consumers.

    BTW, I haven’t heard much recently about the $50 Nook 7″ tablet. It seems quit competitive to the cheapest new Lenovo and the 7″ Fire.

  3. jolly or normal ubuntu fedora, why not linux on this machine.
    meybe in same time fedora and android!
    I but linux tablet, android ?…. no

    1. Actually, Lenovo (MOTO) is known for making some good mid-range and low-range smartphones, so it’s good to see them move into this area. Most people don’t need an iPad or Surface device, but the Fire and other low-end choices have been rather limiting.

      1. Actually, Motorola’s track record with low to mid range phones has been fairly abysmal (under Lenovo), abandoning devices after only 1 update despite their capability to run the updated Android software within the relative 18 month period of release (we’re not talking about a SD800/801 situation). Actual Lenovo devices often fair worse.

        1. I worry more about security updates, and they are middling there. Not as fast as LG, but not terrible either. As to OS updates, that’s just a chance to screw up your device for little reason. My wife’s phone has Oreo, and mine will probably get it, but I really don’t care. It’s a nothing, or nearly nothing.

    2. I agree… Amazon is motivated to keep their cheap tablets secure and usable as they make money from renting media for those devices. Looks like Lenovo is making the cheap tablets for Walmart.

    3. The e tablets aren’t that bad for basic consumption. I use an old bargain basement Amazon fire tablet 7 inch with similar specs and it gets the job done. Also, I don’t freak out every time the children drop the darn thing. Now that Lenovo is offering a similar product with the google play store and no ads, I am considering upgrading my cheapy Amazon fire tablet.

  4. Would it have killed them to use a SD600 series processor for the higher end tablets?

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