The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is an Android tablet with an 11.5 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel OLED display with Dolby Vision, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor, and at least 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
While it has the processor of a mid-range smartphone (the same chip used in Google’s Pixel 4a, to be precise), the high-resolution display and a few other features make it clear that this is Lenovo’s version of a Premium Android tablet. It has quad speakers with Dolby Atmos audio, dual front and rear cameras, and optional pen and keyboard support.
First announced in August, the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is now available for purchase for $500 and up.
The base price is for a model with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, but you can also pay an extra $50 for a 6GB/128GB model. All the other specs are the same on both versions, including:
- WiFi 5
- Bluetooth 5.0
- USB 3.2 Type-C
- 13MP auto-focus + 5MP fixed focus rear cameras
- 8MP RGB + 8MP RGB & IR front cameras
- Fingerprint reader & Face unlock support
- microSD card reader
- 4 x JBL speakers with Dolby Atmos sound
- 4 pogo pin keyboard connector
The tablet has an aluminum-alloy body that measures 10.4″ x 6.74″ x 0.22″ and the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro weighs 1.06 pounds without a keyboard.
With a starting price of $500, the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro isn’t exactly cheap by Android tablet standards. Some iPads even cost less. But Lenovo’s new tablet is cheaper than Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 series devices if you’re looking for something with a similar design and feature set… and you’re willing to settle for a less powerful processor.
via Tablet Monkeys
Don’t buy that tablat I have one it doesn’t work good
Why do Android tablet makers insist on the wrong screen aspect ratio for their so called pro tablets? How do they seriously intend to compete with Apple by doing so?
Probably because some people like to read Kindle, PDFs, or browse the web using their tablets. The 16:9 aspect ratio is just annoying on a tablet. Oh and I hate Apple products so I’m no fanboy.
Wait. This Lenovo Tab P11 Pro like many other pro Android tablets, have a 16:10 screen. I suggested that the screen ratios Apple use, namely 4:3 and 1.43:1 are better suited for a pro tablet.
Then you assuming that either me suggested or Apple is producing even wider, 16:9 tablets does not make any logical sense, I’m sorry. 🙂
But to give you one more data point, besides 4:3 and 1.43:1 I also think the 3:2 ratio Microsoft and some Chrome OS devices use also make very good tablets for the same reason you mentioned: reading various types of content and other “pro” stuff.
I wouldn’t say that 16:10 is not fitting of a “pro” product. 4:3 and similar ratios have just become the norm for Apple’s Pro products because it was just a carry-over from their early consumer iPad models, and app developers got accustomed to making photo editing, and video editing apps that make use of the space that way.
I also wouldn’t say that 4:3 screens are a magic-bullet solution for “pro” products either. Sure, a high res 4:3 screen is great for editing a 16:9 video, because the extra space lets an app offer all the controls there. But what if I’m editing a 4:3 photo on a 4:3 screen?
Android tablets mostly stuck to 16:9 and 16:10 ratios, so likewise the apps have mostly designed their UIs around this. I’ve used 4:3 Android tablets before, and there are definitely some apps that didn’t make use of the ratio in a way that offered any advantage. I wouldn’t say that it was problematic, but its obvious that most apps don’t consider ratio much. Usually just DPI.
A company could release a 3:2 Android tablet and call it a “Pro” device, but I think it would be a gamble to say that all the “pro apps” that people might want to use will make the correct use of that different aspect ratio.
Considering that Google is no longer promoting Android as a tablet OS, I think it would be unwise for tablet makers to start pushing new trends. You might not get much traction with app developers who see little purpose in accommodating a product segment that has a diminishing future.
To be perfectly honest, I personally prefer 16:10 for productivity, because I use remote desktop a fair amount, and it just works better with my 16:9 and 21:9 monitors on my remote computer. Also I sometimes do some coding on my Android tablet, and wider displays turned into portrait orientation are nice for coding as it provides lots of height.
I could possibly write a wall of text answer to you but I don’t know how much it is justified in a comment reply that’s already buried on the second page.
Considering that Google is no longer promoting Android as a tablet OS
Indeed. And more, I like John Gruber’s observation that Google is institutionally bored with Android:
Anyway, Android (and devices running Google Chrome OS or Microsoft’s operating systems in a broader context) were supposed to be about choice. It’s fine if you find the 16:10 aspect ratio ideal for your purposes but quite a few users would like a decent tablet which does not run an Apple OS and has a little more square, 4:3, 1.43:1, or 3:2 aspect ratio. Like you mentioned, there was such a choice at the dawn of tablets, and not just on Apple’s tablets.
Non-Apple tablets sadly became similarly all the same as I noticed how most Android phones even more so in 2020 are coming in one size and weight only, XL. I’d consider the S20 a relatively smaller and lighter phone but that’s a high end phone, if you don’t want to spend that much you more or less can choose only XL size and weight not less than 200 grams. Google hardware sucks by the reports of many Pixel phone owners, not to mention you can’t buy them in most places in the world.
Back to tablets. I don’t insist that much on pro use cases as I think the many people who want a non-Apple tablet with a different screen aspect ratio to the one that is offered would be happy with the price/features/performance ratio/basic usability/design considerations of the $330 iPad. Which can encode god knows how many 4k streams simultaneously. Lenovo just happened to call this model their Pro tablet, that’s why I referred to it as one.
And by the way Apple offers tablets with either 4:3 or 1.43:1 aspect ratios in both their pro and nonpro lines equally, it’s a tie. The bottom line is, more competition is good. Would be good.
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