At the CES 2023, Lenovo scored with a broad product portfolio. Besides numerous convertibles, business notebooks and gaming laptops, the Chinese tech company also had an impressive tablet in the pipeline. The Lenovo Tab Extreme could not only be a threat to the iPad Pro due to its sheer screen size of a proud 14.5 inches. The other specs could also make the tablet a real iPad killer.
Lenovo Tab Extreme comes in a convertible design
When the clever minds at Lenovo got together to design the Lenovo Tab Extreme, they will presumably have taken their cue from the iPad Pro. That is at least true for the basic design. After all, the 14.5-inch tablet also comes with a floating stand that has an integrated keyboard. This is very reminiscent of the current Apple Magic Keyboard (for 369.00 Euro at Amazon). With its help, the large tablet turns into a classic notebook. The Lenovo Tab Extreme lives up to its name simply because of the display size of 14.5 inches.
Thanks to 3K resolution (3,000 x 1,876 pixels), this should be able to offer razor-sharp image content. The built-in OLED panel, which has a refresh rate of 120 Hz, is supposed to provide great contrasts and colors. Creative minds who work in image or video editing will be happy about the 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space. Of course, the touch display can also be operated with the in-house Lenovo Precision Pen 3.
Lenovo also seems to focus on performance under the hood. The chipset is the Dimensity 9000 from MediaTek. It is supported by 12 GB of RAM. The large screen means that Lenovo can offer a full-sized keyboard. Users who do not need it should also be able to use the stand without a keyboard. The Lenovo Tab Extreme can then also be used as a mini-TV. Dolby Vision and HDR10+ ensure the best quality for watching series or movies. Lenovo also wants to provide the corresponding sound. Thus, a total of eight speakers from JBL are probably used.
Internal memory only 256 GB
While Lenovo is quite generous with the majority of the technical equipment, the manufacturer is stingy with the flash memory. Thus, the device only has 256 GB of storage space. That does not really look up-to-date. We will have to hope that at least one more version with at least 512 GB will be released. A practical feature is the holder for Lenovo’s Precision Pen 3, which can be conveniently attached to the tablet’s back. In general, the device obviously offers a high user comfort. It hardly takes up any space in a backpack or bag thanks to its 5.85-inch thin case. Due to its slim 740 g, it will also hardly be noticed as additional weight.
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Lenovo Tab Extreme is a notebook, tablet, and external display
Lenovo has also provided enough connectivity options. Thus, you get 2x USB-C, 1x microSD card reader, Bluetooth 5.3 and WiFi 6E here. Lenovo also emphasizes the added value of the Lenovo Tab Extreme. It should not only be able to serve as a tablet and notebook. According to the manufacturer, it can also be used as an additional screen. Once again, the stylish magnetic stand should be able to hold it up.
The tablet is said to come with Android 13 out of the box. Lenovo assures potential buyers that it will deliver software updates up to the Android 16 version. The company guarantees security updates for at least four years. A battery life of up to 12 hours should be possible thanks to the tablet’s large-sized 12,300 mAh battery.
Prices and availability
The manufacturer is still keeping a fairly low profile on the topics of release and price. So far, we only know that the Lenovo Tab Extreme is supposed to be launched in the third or fourth quarter in the US and will cost from $1,199. It is still uncertain when it will be available in Germany. It is also uncertain whether the practical keyboard incl. stand will be sold as a separate accessory or is already part of the bundle.