The Best Lenovo Tablets Reviewed | 2023 Edition
These are the best Lenovo tablets running Android, Chrome OS, and Windows you can buy right now. We reviewed all of them ourself!
Lenovo is among the world’s biggest Windows laptop makers, and that background helps it bring the learnings to its diverse tablet range. From Android to Windows, you’re going to find all kinds of tablets under Lenovo’s banner, catering to the various price segments. Lenovo stands out among its peers in the tablet market by offering vanilla Android on budget and a functional design for professional Windows machines.
If there’s one company that can match Samsung in terms of portfolio size, it has to be Lenovo. You’ll be able to find at least one tablet from the company that will meet your needs in any price bracket — from super-premium work tablets to budget media screens.
We’ve put together a list of all Lenovo tablets that you can buy right now.
The Best Lenovo Tablets: An Overview
- The Android flagship: Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (on Amazon*). The Lenovo Tab P12 Pro convinces with a sophisticated 12.6-inch AMOLED display, high performance, a long battery life, and a high-quality build. The stylus is already included and there is an optional keyboard. It can even be used separately from the tablet.
- Big entertainment tablet with unique design: Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 (on Amazon*). The Yoga Tab 13 has a large 13-inch display, four speakers, a big battery, a built-in handle and folding stand, and a fast processor. It also offers the option of using the device as an external monitor via HDMI port. The Yoga Tab 13 can even be hung up somewhere thanks to the built-in handle.
- Strong 11-inch all-rounder: Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Gen 2 (on Amazon*). The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Gen 2 has an 11.2-inch OLED display with 120 Hz, snappy hardware, and supports the very good Lenovo Precision Pen 3 as well as a keyboard cover. The speakers and the option to use the tablet as a separate monitor via USB C 3.2 Gen 1 port are also convincing.
- Cheap tablet with Chrome OS and keyboard: Lenovo Duet 3 Chromebook (on Amazon*). The Lenovo Duet 3 Chromebook is especially suitable for students. We also recommend it to you if you are looking for an inexpensive tablet with a keyboard and Chrome OS. However, we cannot recommend it as an entertainment tablet due to the weaker hardware and mediocre display.
- Smaller Yoga Tab 13 alternative: Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 (on Amazon*). Just like the Lenovo Yoga Tab 13, the Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 also offers an innovative design with a built-in handle and kickstand which you can also use to hang the tablet. It supports an active stylus and the speakers are good. Its performance is fine too, making the Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 a solid entertainment tablet.
- Inexpensive 10-inch tablets: Lenovo Tab M10 and M10 Plus (on Amazon*). The tablets convince with good build quality, solid displays, and almost pure Android. It is nice that the M10 Plus offers stylus support. However, the tablets’ performance does not break any records.
- Bargain tablet with weak hardware: Lenovo Tab M7 Gen 3 (on Amazon*). Design, display and battery life of the Lenovo Tab M7 are good, but the processor performance is very weak. If you only surf the web occasionally or watch YouTube videos, the tablet might be worth a look for you if you want something very cheap.
- Inexpensive tablet with Windows: Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i (on Amazon*). The IdeaPad Duet 3i could be a good choice for you if you are looking for a cheap tablet with a keyboard and Windows. It has a chic design with a folding stand, a 10.3-inch display and a good keyboard with touchpad. However, it is not suitable for more demanding apps. For example, the hardware performance is too weak for decent photoshop work.
The Best Lenovo Tablets Tested: All Details
Let’s check them out in more detail.
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro: The Android flagship
The Lenovo Tab P12 Pro is a great alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series, which are the best Android tablets currently available.
The tablet impresses with a high-quality 12.6-inch AMOLED display that is fully laminated and supports 120 Hz. The build quality of the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro is on the same level as Apple and Samsung.
The tablet’s resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels. The Lenovo Tab P12 Pro also offers great contrast, good color and deep blacks. It’s also suitable for HDR content and you can stream Netflix and the like in HD. The four speakers also sound excellent.
What’s nice: Lenovo’s Precision Pen 3 is already included. For comparison: Apple’s own Pencil 2 currently costs more than 100 Dollars extra.
Additionally, Lenovo offers a keyboard cover at under 200 Dollars. The keyboard can be magnetically connected to the Tab P12 Pro and also used separately using Bluetooth.
A fingerprint scanner is located in the tablet’s power button. The recognition works quickly and accurately. Beyond that, Lenovo’s Tab P12 Pro offers a microSD card slot and a USB C 3.1 Gen 2 port. An external monitor can be connected, for example.
Read: Our Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Review
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13: Entertainment Tablet With Unique Design
The unique selling point of the Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 is its interesting design. It has a handle on the side, in which two speakers and a folding stand are integrated. The stand is made of metal and can be adjusted to any angle. So, no accessories are needed to place the tablet on a table or hang it up. On the back, there is a velvety fabric that feels good to the touch. Apart from that, the tablet is made of plastic.
A very cool feature: Thanks to HDMI input, you can use the Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 as an external monitor for your PC.
The Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 has a huge 13-inch LCD display with 60 Hz that is fully laminated. The screen offers a resolution of 2160 x 1350 pixels. The speakers sound very good.
The tablet has a fast processor that is powerful enough for demanding games.
The Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 also supports the Lenovo Precision Pen 2.
In our battery test, the Yoga Tab 13 achieved a great runtime of 8.75 hours, beating most competitors. As always, we ran an HD video on YouTube with maximum brightness in an endless loop for this test.
The Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 is a great all-rounder and the good choice for those who want a large display but do not want to pay a premium price.
Read: Our Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 Review
Lenovo Yoga Tab 11: Smaller Yoga Tab 13 Alternative
Like its bigger 13-inch brother, the Yoga Tab 11 impresses with a unique design with an integrated handle with a built-in folding stand. This allows the tablet to be flexibly set up and hung.
It has four speakers, two on the sides and two built into the handle. The sound quality is solid. However, premium features like a fingerprint sensor are missing.
The 11-inch display has a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels and is thus sharp enough. At 400 nits, it’s sufficiently bright and viewing angle stability is good, but contrast and color values are not as good as some competitors. For example, the displays of the iPad 9 or Xiaomi Pad 5 look better.
A MediaTek Helio G90T processor with 4GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal storage provides solid mid-range performance. Games like PUBG Mobile can be played with HD graphics, but UltraHD is not available. Fortnite runs well, especially with medium graphics settings.
The Lenovo Precision Pen 2 can be purchased as an option.
Overall, the Yoga Tab 11 is a good mid-range tablet with a special design.
Read: Our Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 Review
Chrome OS with Pen Support: Lenovo Duet 3 Chromebook
The Lenovo Duet 3 Chromebook is a great tablet for students if you are looking for a Chrome OS device with a keyboard dock and pen support.
The nice thing about the tablet is that the keyboard is included by default and the tablet is supposed to be provided with updates until 2030 thanks to Chrome OS.
The device runs the normal Chrome browser as known from the desktop computer. This allows installing the same extensions as on a conventional PC – unlike Android or iPadOS.
Since Chrome was originally developed as a desktop operating system, it can also be operated well with mouse and keyboard.
But you do not have to do without Android apps either. The Google Play Store is also part of the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3 Chromebook. Thus, you can install most Android apps and games on this tablet as well.
However, if you are looking for a tablet for gaming or editing and cutting high-resolution photos and videos, we recommend looking around for alternatives since the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3 Chromebook does not have a lot of power under the hood. In addition, the tablet’s display is rather mediocre. Furthermore, you cannot watch movies and series in HD with the Netflix Android app. That is only possible in the Chrome browser.
The battery also did not last long in our test with 5.5 to 6 hours at full brightness and an HD YouTube video in an endless loop.
A big plus point is that the good keyboard cover is already included.
Read: Our Lenovo Duet 3 Chromebook review
Strong all-rounder: Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Gen 2
The Tab P11 Pro Gen 2 is a great tablet for a variety of uses. Whether you want to enjoy movies, game or work, the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Gen 2 masters all tasks flawlessly – and at an attractive price. The manufacturer also offers the tablet with a keyboard cover and pen as a bundle.
The tablet has an 11.2-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1536 pixels. It offers up to 600 nits and 120 Hz and even beats strong rivals like Apple’s iPad Air. Also great: The tablet supports HDR 10+ content for Netflix and YouTube.
The four speakers are also very good and on a similar level as in Samsung’s S8.
The stylus is great and on a similar level as Samsungs and Apples. It can be charged via induction on the back of the tablet.
The tablet has a MicroSD card slot and a USB C 3.2 Gen 1 port on the right side. This port can be used to charge the tablet and connect it to accessories like USB C hubs and external monitors. It’s also possible to expand the tablet screen using an external monitor rather than just mirroring it. However, there is no headphone jack, which is common for tablets in this price range.
The Lenovo Tab11 Pro Gen 2 also allows gaming on high settings, even though the tablet is significantly weaker than, for example, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 or the Apple iPad 9. Apps like Adobe Lightroom, as well as intensive multitasking with Office, Google Chrome and YouTube run smoothly thanks to 8GB of RAM.
Overall, the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Gen 2 convinces with a great overall concept of a very good screen, fast hardware, and good accessories like pen and keyboard. Although there is no fingerprint reader and only a plastic casing is offered. However, the tablet can be used as an external monitor, for example, and offers an attractive price.
Read: Our Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Gen 2 Review
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i: Inexpensive Windows Tablet
The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i is one of the cheapest Windows tablets on the market. It’s equipped with a 10-inch display and an Intel Celeron processor. The keyboard cover is already included.
The tablet has a 10.3-inch display, which has an aspect ratio of 16:10 and a FullHD resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. The display is bright enough and the color reproduction is good. It’s also fully laminated, which means there is no visible gap between the display and the touchscreen. However, the sound quality of the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i is disappointing.
The tablet’s design is top-notch and has similarities with the Surface Go 2. It is mostly made of plastic, but looks high-quality. It also has a metal folding stand on the back. The stand can be folded out far and ensures a stable stand of the tablet on the table.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i weighs 890g and is 9.9mm thick. It offers two USB C 3.2 Gen 2 ports on the side. These can not only be used to charge the tablet, but also to connect an external monitor or to charge other devices like cell phones. This is handy for everyday use.
It has a MicroSD card slot and a normal headphone jack. However, there is no facial recognition or fingerprint sensor. A particular plus point of the tablet is the included keyboard cover. The keyboard is well-made and offers a pleasant typing feel, which also makes the tablet suitable for productive work.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i is available in different variants that differ in terms of processor, RAM and storage. There are versions with an Intel Celeron N4020 dual-core processor or an Intel Pentium N5030 quad-core chip, 4GB or 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of eMMC storage, as well as a model with integrated LTE. Keep in mind before you buy that the cheapest version of the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i is not suitable for demanding applications like Adobe Photoshop. If you want to use demanding apps on a regular basis, you should go for a more potent model or another tablet. However, simple office applications run smoothly even on the cheapest version.
If you want a cheap Windows tablet that’s suitable for simple office apps, the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i is worth considering.
Read: Our Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i Review
Lenovo Tab M10 & M10 Plus 3rd Gen: Inexpensive 10-Inchers
At first glance, the Lenovo Tab M10 and M10 Plus 3rd gen look similar, but there are subtle differences.
Both feature a case that is mostly metal and a third plastic, which is typical of Lenovo’s design in recent years. The M10 is slightly thicker at 8.5mm than the M10 Plus, which is 7.45mm thick, making the latter feel more premium. Both weigh around 460g.
Unfortunately, there is no fingerprint sensor on either, but you can unlock the tablets via facial recognition instead. It’s not very secure, however, as only the front-facing camera is used for this, but it works well in sufficient light.
In contrast to high-priced tablets, both still include a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a microSD card slot and a USB C 2.0 port. The latter is used to charge the devices and it allows connecting them to various accessories, but not to external monitors.
There are significant differences in terms of battery life between the Lenovo Tab M10 and M10 Plus. In our tests, the M10 managed a runtime of just under 5 hours, while the M10 Plus offered a runtime of 8.5 hours. As always, an HD YouTube video was played in an endless loop for this test.
The 3rd generation Lenovo Tab M10 is equipped with a 10.1-inch IPS display that offers a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and a brightness of 320 nits. The 3rd generation M10 Plus, on the other hand, has a minimally larger 10.6-inch display with a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels and a brightness of 400 nits. Compared to other tablets in this price range, both displays are of very good quality. They are fully laminated, have wide viewing angles and look good.
However, the display of the M10 Plus is not only a bit brighter, but also has a higher contrast and better colors. Both models only support 60Hz. In comparison, the slightly more expensive Xiaomi Redmi Pad, for example, offers a refresh rate of 90Hz.
Positive is that both support a widevine level of L1, which means that the tablets are able to display Netflix content in HD resolution.
The M10 Plus has 4 speakers, while the M10 only has two. The M10 Plus therefore offers better sound quality.
The hardware of the Lenovo Tab M10 and M10 Plus is solid, but not enough for gaming with high graphics settings.
The processor performance of the Lenovo Tab M10 and M10 Plus is almost identical and both are roughly on par with the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8. However, the M10 Plus is much stronger in terms of graphics performance.
However, the graphics performance of the M10 Plus cannot keep up with the iPad 9, for example.
However, you can play demanding games on both tablets, but only with low graphics settings. However, the performance is sufficient for other apps like Google Chrome and YouTube. Occasional stutters can occur now and then, but it’s normal in this price range. The more working memory the selected tablet has, the better multitasking runs. Overall, the performance is sufficient, but rather weak compared to other devices in this price range, especially the Redmi Pad and the Samsung S6 Lite.
The Lenovo Tab M10 does not support an active stylus, while the M10 Plus allows the use of the Lenovo Precision Pen 2, which can be purchased separately. This pen feels qualitative and is charged via USB C. The Precision Pen 2 is okay in terms of functionality, but not outstanding. Samsung and Apple do better – also thanks to 120 Hz – in terms of precision and writing feel.
Overall, the Lenovo Tab M10 and M10 Plus are solid tablets and are recommended if you can buy them at a low price – preferably below the MSRP. Good alternatives like the Xiaomi Redmi Pad and Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, which aren’t much more expensive but offer more, will likely bring the Lenovo Tab M10 and M10 Plus prices down quickly.
Read: Our Lenovo Tab M10 & M10 Plus 3rd Gen Review
Lenovo Tab M7: Cheap Tablet With Cheap Hardware
The Lenovo Tab M7 offers a chic metal case, is 8.3mm thick and weighs 237g.
For kids, Lenovo offers a special edition with a protective case that is made of a soft plastic and protects the tablet pretty well. It’s got a kickstand built into the sleeve, thanks to which you can stand it upright and in landscape orientation.
The tablet offers a microUSB port. A fingerprint sensor is not present, but the Lenovo Tab M7 has a normal headphone jack and a microSD card slot.
The small speaker above the display sounds okay.
The 7-inch display has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Consequently, the Tab M7’s display has a lower pixel density than most other tablets, which is especially noticeable in text. However, the display’s other qualities are sufficient. Viewing angle stability is good, colors look solid, and it’s bright enough for indoor use at 300 nits.
The biggest criticism of the Lenovo Tab M7 is the weak hardware. The tablet runs Android Go – an adapted Android version for underperforming hardware.
Even simple apps sometimes only run with lags on the Tab M7. The system itself and apps like Google Chrome and YouTube do not run very smoothly. In general, the user experience is not very comfortable.
However, the battery runtime is good. In our battery test, the tablet achieved a runtime of 8.5 hours. For this test, we ran an HD YouTube video at maximum brightness in an endless loop.
In the end, the Lenovo Tab M7 is only worthwhile if you really only want to surf the Internet with the tablet occasionally and spend as little money as possible. A better alternative is the Amazon Fire HD 8 and HD 8 Plus for most smart spenders.
Read: Our Lenovo Tab M7 Review
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