Lenovo’s new Android tablet doubles as a portable display

A picture of Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 on a wooden table.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 has a micro HDMI port that can be converted into a display.
photo: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo

For anyone asking themselves who is still making Android tablet Nothing goes further than Lenovo.The company has launched a variety of new Android tablets, one of which is equipped with the famous HDMI port rumor Come back in a while. The tablet lineup includes Lenovo Yoga Tab 13, Yoga Tab 11 and Tab P11 Plus. Lenovo also revealed that it has updated its affordable tablet lineup, in addition to a new Lenovo Smart Clock 2 with a wireless charging station.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 is an Android tablet with a micro HDMI port built into the right side of the device. It uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor, with 8GB of memory and up to 256GB of storage space. There is a 10,000 mAh battery there, and it should be large enough to use the Yoga Tab 13 as an external display as expected. The 13-inch display has a resolution of 2160 x 1350 and a maximum brightness of 400 nits.There is a USB-C port for charging and plugging in the adapter, but There’There is no headphone jack. Although there is no rear camera, there is a front 8 megapixel camera for video conferencing.

Yoga Tab 11 is a small partner of Yoga Tab 13. It is equipped with an 11-inch display, 2000 x 1200 resolution, MediaTek Helio G90T processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB storage space. There is also a variant with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space. Yoga Tab 11 is equipped with a 7700mAh battery and two 8-megapixel rear and front cameras.

Both new Yoga Tab tablets run Android 11, with soft fabric trim on the back for easy operation. They are compatible with Lenovo Precision Pen 2 sold separately. There is also a pop-up aluminum bracket that allows you to place the device in various ways. You can hold it up, extend it, and even use it to hang the tablet with a hook.

Photos of Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 and Lenovo Tab P11 Plus on a wooden table.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 (left) and Lenovo Tab P11 Plus (right).
photo: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo

Lenovo Tab P11 Plus is another Android tablet, but it does not have a built-in bracket accessory. It has a 1n 11-inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 2K and runs on the same MediaTek Helio G90T Tab processor. There is a 7700mAh battery inside, and there is a keyboard and stylus in the P11 Plus box. It has a variety of configurations to choose from, from 4GB to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage space.

Lenovo’s entry-level tablet computer followed closely behind. Lenovo Tab M7 and Tab M8 officially entered the third generation. These tablets are a bit low-end performance, Tab M7 runs MediaTek MT8166 with 2GB RAM, and Tab M8 runs MediaTek Helio P22T with up to 3GB RAM. Tab M8 is equipped with an optional charging stand, so when you don’t hold it, you can use it as a variety of smart displays led by Google Assistant.

All new tablets announced by Lenovo run Google’s Entertainment spaceIt is actually a launcher that looks and behaves like the Google TV interface, and can quickly access movies, shows, games, and books in the Play Store. Lenovo is one of the manufacturers expected to adopt a content-first layout.

The last but not least announcement is Lenovo Smart Clock 2. This is a smart clock led by Google Assistant, with a 4-inch display and Bluetooth connectivity. There are also hardware buttons at the top to mute the microphone and adjust the volume. Like its predecessor, Smart Clock 2 is covered with a soft fabric, and it can only run a limited number of commands compared to the full-size Google Smart Display. There is no camera either. There is now a fast charging wireless charging base that can be paired with it, which will make it a more useful bedside companion.

The Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 starts at US$680 and will be listed together with the Tab M7 in July. Yoga Tab 11 and Tab P11 Plus start at US$320 and US$260, respectively, and will be available in August. Lenovo Tab M8 will be available later this year, but it will not be available in the United States. The Lenovo Smart Clock 2 starts at US$90 and will be available in September.


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