- Dazzling OLED show
- Amazing speakers
- Rich plan
- Efficiency Mode is abnormal
- Feeble cameras
- Poor LTE network
LENOVO TAB P11 PRO SPECS
- Working System Android 10
- Dimensions 10.4 by 6.8 by 0.3 inches
- Weight 17.1 oz
The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is a charming Android option in contrast to Apple’s iPad Air ($599.99). Beginning at $499.99, the tablet has a beautiful OLED show, phenomenal speakers, and strong battery life. Nonetheless, it just has a midrange processor, and its discretionary Keyboard Pack and Precision Pen 2 are useful yet not amazing. That makes it useful for media utilization and doodling, however less for usefulness. The iPad Air, with a prevalent pointer and great handling power, remains our Editors’ Choice champ.
The Tab P11 Pro’s tasteful veers a long way from the modest, plasticky Android records that rule the market. Initially, you could without much of a stretch slip up it for an iPad Air or a Samsung Galaxy Tab S7. It measures 10.4 by 6.8 by 0.3 inches (HWD) and weighs 17.1 ounces.
However the tablet can be utilized in one or the other direction, it works best in scene mode with the attractive kickstand that accompanies the discretionary console. Contrasted and the kickstands you find on Microsoft Surface tablets, it’s a pleasant trade off: not as tough as an underlying kickstand, but rather effortlessly eliminated.
In scene direction, the top edge of the Tab P11 Pro holds two volume catches. A bunch of pogo pins are on the base. A force button with an incorporated finger impression sensor and a microSD/SIM space sits on the left side, and the USB-C charging port is on the right (a 20W charging connector is incorporated). Two sets of JBL speakers are housed on the left and right edges.
The tablet’s unibody outline is made of aluminum and accessible in record or platinum wraps up. The back has a tone-on-tone get done with recognizable radio wire lines along the top edge. A Lenovo identification is in the upper left corner and a little camera module in the upper right. Little JBL and Dolby Atmos logos are focused on the base.
The front is overwhelmed by an 11.5-inch OLED board. The goal comes in at 2,560 by 1,600 pixels, for a thickness of 264ppi. The Tab P11 Pro’s presentation is bigger than the 10.9-inch LCD board you’ll discover on the more costly iPad Air, yet they have a similar pixel thickness.
Tones on the Tab P11 Pro are delicious, and its blacks profound and inky. It’s ideal for an indoor survey, however not splendid enough to use in direct daylight. It likewise does not have the 120Hz invigorate rate you’ll discover on the Galaxy Tab S7.
Barely Enough Power
A Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G versatile stage controls the Tab P11 Pro. The base model accompanies 4GB of uMCP RAM; the 6GB model expenses $549 and ought to be your best option on the off chance that you have space in your spending plan. The two models transport with 128GB of capacity, and about 104GB is accessible out of the crate. You can amount to 1TB of outer stockpiling with a microSD card.
This equipment makes the Tab P11 Pro fast and responsive for perplexing and concentrated assignments, including streaming and performing multiple tasks. We tried it with over twelve applications running and didn’t encounter any slack. Gaming is strong for a tablet. Playing Alto’s Odyssey on the huge OLED show was a pleasure, and we didn’t experience any hiccups. Genshin Impact was delayed to somewhat ease back to the stack, however, the record in any case took care of the asset weighty game easily.
On PCMark Work 3.0, a progression of tests that imitate normal tablet assignments, the Tab P11 Pro scored 10,008. That is underneath the Galaxy Tab S7’s score of 14,965, yet we didn’t see a distinction, all things considered, execution between the two gadgets.
On Geekbench 5, which evaluates crude processing power, the Tab P11 Pro squeezed out a score of 565 single-center (SC) and 1,779 multi-center (MC), falling great beneath the Galaxy Tab S7 (976 SC, 3,148 MC) and the iPad Air (1,571 SC, 3,941 MC). Notwithstanding, it’s worth focusing on that we use benchmarks to give a target estimation and they don’t generally check how a tablet performs with regular use. As far as we can tell, the Tab P11 Pro can take anything you toss at it.
The 8,600mAh battery will effortlessly get you during a time of moderate use. In our once-over test, in which we transfer HD video over Wi-Fi at full splendor, the battery kept going a little under 10 hours. With the brilliance went down to half, we had the option to push that to 13 hours.
As referenced, the Tab P11 Pro games four JBL speakers, and they convey great sound execution. The greatest volume comes in at 100dB, and the speakers give a vivid soundstage to films and TV. The tone is lavish, with adjusted mids and strong bass. There’s no 3.5mm earphone jack, however, Lenovo incorporates a USB-C–to-3.5mm dongle in the container.
Here’s Not Looking at You
We discovered the Tab P11 Pro’s cameras disillusioning. A 13MP essential sensor and a 5MP auxiliary sensor are on the back; on the front, you’ll track down an 8MP sensor alongside a period of-flight sensor for Face Unlock. All performed ineffectively even by tablet camera norms.
The back cameras are useful for fast reference shots or report checks, yet very little else. Our sunshine test shots were level and delicate and needed difference. Low-light photographs were an outright misfortune.
The forward looking camera, a need for videoconferencing, is a disappointment. In our test calls, video seemed extinguished, with perceptible ghosting.
Face Unlock isn’t the Tab P11 Pro’s solid suit, by the same token. Setting the element up was a significant problem that took various endeavors. Once enacted, it was inconceivably sluggish and just worked about 33% of the time. The incorporated unique finger impression sensor is a quick and exact other option.
Not intended for Road Warriors
The Tab P11 Pro has restricted band support for AT&T and T-Mobile’s 4G organizations. On AT&T, it upholds groups 2,4, and 5, however groups 12, 17, 29, and 66 are missing, as are LAA LTE groups utilized in blocked urban areas by each transporter. On T-Mobile, the tablet upholds groups 2, 4, and 5; none of T-Mobile’s Extended range is upheld, nor is band 66. In the event that you truly need a tablet with web access for chipping away at the go, the Galaxy Tab S7 and the iPad Air give obviously better availability.
We tried the record on T-Mobile’s organization in Chicago and recorded rates of 18.4Mbps down and 14.9Mpbs up. That is not extraordinary, but rather it’s in accordance with what we expected for a tablet with such restricted alternatives.
The tablet Bluetooth 5.0 just has double band Wi-Fi.
The Productivity Myth
Except for Lenovo’s Productivity Mode UI, the Tab P11 Pro runs a close stock rendition of Android. Lamentably, that adaptation is Android 10. We anticipate that an update should be Android 11 to carry out to the tablet in October, however, there’s no redesign ensure after that. In addition to side, Lenovo will send security patches until November 2023.
Efficiency Mode kicks in when a console is connected to the Tab P11 Pro. At the point when it’s empowered, a taskbar shows up along the lower part of the screen with a route symbol and generally utilized applications. The component sounds incredible in principle, however, is tremendously cumbersome practically speaking.
At the point when you open an application in Productivity Mode, there’s a little possibility it will open in full screen. With most applications, you will not discover an amplified choice, and you’ll have to physically resize the little windows that show up in the work area. Monster title bars show up over each application, gobbling up significant screenland.
In the event that you principally work in a couple of static applications for the duration of the day, Productivity Mode will be fine. Yet, in case you’re continually trading among applications and tabs, you’ll immediately become baffled.
A few Amazon and Microsoft applications are preinstalled, as are Bamboo Paper for drawing and Squid for notetaking. All are applications you’ll most likely utilize on the off chance that you buy the tablet with the console and pen; else, you can uninstall them.
Discretionary Accessories Are Worth the Splurge
Lenovo sells a $599 efficiency bundle that incorporates the 6GB RAM model of the Tab P11 Pro, the Keyboard Pack, and the Lenovo Precision Pen 2. Since the pack just adds $50 to the cost of the tablet and incorporates more than $130 worth of extras, it’s a strong purchase on the off chance that you hope to require either a pointer or a console eventually.
The Keyboard Pack incorporates a hard-shell console and a kickstand. The pair joins to the tablet attractively and goes about as a situation when the tablet isn’t being used. The outside of the console is canvassed in a slick and strong dim weave.
Albeit the console is comparable to what you’ll discover accessible for other Android tablets, it doesn’t verge on coordinating with the iPad Air’s Magic Keyboard. It’s little, with insignificant travel. The trackpad seems like squandered space since it needs palm dismissal and doesn’t work really hard of distinguishing the distinction between left and right snaps.
The kickstand is durable and offers 180 levels of development. It functions admirably in a work area, yet isn’t extraordinary for utilizing on your lap.
Lenovo’s Precision Pen 2 seems as though a major aluminum pencil and appends to the highest point of the kickstand through a little holder with a cement back. The holder appears to be a bit of hindsight; our test unit’s holder tumbled dismissed from everything related to this issue within a couple of days.
Since the Precision Pen 2 is a functioning printer, there’s a USB-C charging port on the top edge. The pen went on for a few hours during our tests, so you can get a lot of work done between charges. There are two fastens on the pointer that you can guide to undertakings like Erase and Select Text.
Regardless of its size, the Precision Pen 2 is not difficult to deal with and functions admirably. It has 4,096 degrees of pressing factor affectability, so you can undoubtedly make slight or thick strokes basically by pushing down on the showcase. All things considered, we saw more inertness with the P11 Pro’s pointer than with Apple’s second-age Pencil or Samsung’s S Pen.
There are somewhat not many streamlined applications for inventive experts in the Google Play Store, so Lenovo’s tablet can’t rival the iPad Air around there. In any case, in case you’re taking notes, shading, or making arbitrary doodles in One Note, you’ll be content with the Precision Pen 2.
This Slate Was Made for Streaming
In the event that you need a tablet that is fit for taking care of requesting inventive errands or hours-long work meetings, you’ll be most joyful with the iPad Air. iPadOS handles performing multiple tasks better, the Apple Pencil 2 and Magic Keyboard are undeniably more skilled, and the App Store has undeniably more alternatives for inventive experts. Nonetheless, in case you’re searching for an Android tablet that is extraordinary for amusement yet can likewise take on essential usefulness errands, the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is a decent decision. A fresh OLED show and astounding speakers improve long Netflix gorges, and the Precision Pen 2 functions admirably for notes and outlines. On the off chance that you need to rapidly send an email or sign a report, the Tab P11 Pro makes it simple to manage without starting up your essential PC. It’s anything but a workhorse, however it’s a fine ally for entertainment only and games.