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Lenovo’s new Tab P11 (2nd-gen) is a mid-range Android tablet with an 11.5 inch, 2000 x 1200 pixel IPS LCD display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, a MediaTek Helio G99 processor, and quad speakers.
When it was announced last fall, it was also Lenovo’s first tablet to ship with Android 12L pre-installed, although the company is promising to deliver at least two major updates, so the Lenovo Tab P11 should be running Android 14 by the time it reaches end of life. Originally expected to launch in the US in January, the tablet’s been a little late to come to market. But it’s now available with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for $270.
That makes the new tablet significantly more affordable than the $430 Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Gen 2, which has an 11.2 inch, 2560 x 1536 pixel OLED display, a MediaTek Kompanio 1300T processor, and 6GB of RAM.
Lenovo’s new $270 tablet may be less flashy (and powerful) than its Pro sibling, but it has a few nice upgrades over the first-gen Lenovo Tab P11, including twice as much built-in storage and a newer, more powerful processor.
The Helio G99 processor that powers the new model is a chip with two ARM Cortex-A76 CPU cores that can hit speeds up to 2.2 GHz, plus six ARM Cortex-A55 cores at 2 GHz and Mali-G57 MP2 graphics.
Other features include a 7,700 mAh battery, four speakers with Dolby Atmos sound, dual microphones, a USB 2.0 Type-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. There’s also a microSD card for removable storage.
Wireless capabilities include support for Bluetooth 5.2 and WiFi 6E… if you opt for a WiFi-only version of the tablet. Lenovo will also offer a model with support for 4G LTE, GPS, and GLONASS, but that version tops out at WiFi 5 speeds.
There’s a 13MP rear camera with support for auto-focus and an 8MP front-facing, fixed-focus camera. While the tablet doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor, it does support face unlock.
The Lenovo Tab P11 (2nd-gen) measures 269 x 169 x 7mm (10.6″ x 6.7″ x 0.3″) and weighs 520 grams (1.15 pounds).
Optional accessories include pressure-sensitive Lenovo Precision Pen 2, a keyboard pack, and a folio case.
This article was first published September 1, 2022 and most recently updated April 2, 2023.
Price isn’t bad normally, but just want to point out Walmart currently has the P11 Pro Gen 2 (same memory and storage, more powerful processor) for $219. Not sure how long that will last.
Thanks for that awesome find, its tempting if only I wasn’t holding out for a functional phone as my next digital purchase, this tech gets so expensive that even good deals such as the Walmart one you spotted must go ignored as wishlist wants and not “needed”.
I just got the base model (4GB/128GB) for $270 on amazon. Wish I had seen that deal. Dx But you’re right, this model doesn’t make that much sense when the far superior P11 pro gen 2 exists. I guess $20 – 40 could be a deal breaker but at that price range I would just get the 2022 A6 lite. It has the snapdragon 720G, vs the 662 in the P11. Honestly I wish I had went that route. Lenovo doesn’t offer much as far as support/communication/dev team. They promised android 13 by Q1 2023 and it’s now Q2 and not a word out of them about it in their own forums where many people are inquiring. I chose the P11 pro gen 2 last minute impulse buy because I hate samsung’s bloatware that takes up half the drive and I wanted the larger and better OLED screen for multimedia. At least the OS is nice and stock-like.
Very nice to see more Android tablet alternatives to the rather pricey Samsung tablets such S8 14.6in. It has the largest display and is probably useful for digital art but easily costs over 1 grand.
Weird to compare it to s8, Samsung has plenty of midrange Tablets for same price, Like new S6 lite with sd 720G, or in sale you can even get S7 FE with sd 778G, S7 FE has usb 3.2 which make it great if you are going to use it as laptop replacement.
Please excuse my bias. As a creator’s tool 14.6 inches is still equivalent to a very small piece of paper, especially if user interface is a ‘desktop’ application like Krita. I suppose the way people view the tablet form factor depends highly on their intended use case. To someone like me tablet form factor only competes against physical paper, otherwise it is just an overpriced toy. At the same price a laptop is a better form factor for most other non-graphical art use cases. I would not consider buying a tablet intending to use it primarily for mobile media consumption.
Personally, I tend to carry a cheap tablet for Web browsing or some entertainment when walking. A laptop wouldn’t be appropriate in such case.
Good luck finding 5G models of any Lenovo tablet. They are all out of stock or no longer available.
Im using the Samsung Tab S6 Lite with SPen and it do the job …. so far.