Lenovo Smart Tab impressions: Android + Alexa Tablet!
even Google itself seems to moved on from Android tablets these days but Lenovo has a unique new concept that brings a little life back into this category the Lenovo Smart Tab family is launching here at CES 2019 with both high end and lower end models starting just shy of two hundred dollars and look there are a lot of cheap tablets at this price point that'll let you do all the standard tablet things like watching Netflix or YouTube or browsing the web or looking at photos where the smart tabs aimed at differentiate is with tight integration
With Amazon's Alexa assistance but when combined with Lenovo smart dock through pogo pins on the bottom the new show mode essentially turns this tablet into 99% of an Amazon echo show with all the Alexa features you'd expect from that device like voice interactions flash briefings recipes and Amazon Prime video the doc packs a pretty powerful pair of stereo speakers and helpfully even when it's not connected the tablet it can act as a standalone Bluetooth audio system outside the dock this is a standard Android 8.1 Oreo tablets it's not great that this is only running Oreo but
Frankly who even knows if there is a tablet version of Android Pi at this point no tablets out there or running anything newer than 8.1 so it's a basic Android slate powered by a Snapdragon 450 processor that you provide enough power for basic tablet duties just about this isn't a stellar performer but it does okay the 10.1 inch full HD display is also more than qualified to show you streaming photos or video but obviously this is no iPad competitor in any way the Lenovo smart tab and smart darker a pretty inventive pairing that are
Designed to work with the way most people use their tablets today this is a two-in-one approach that actually makes a lot of sense if you think about it most of the time tablets like this is sitting there not doing anything so why wouldn't you want to turn them into a smart home hub when that idle and when it's undocked it's just as useful as any other Android tablet for better or worse considering the spec sheets you can browse the web or watch Netflix just fine but don't expect to do any high-end gaming so there are two different smart app versions said the base model smart
App and 10 which gets you all the basics with 2 to 3 gigs of RAM and 16 to 32 gigs of storage depending on the market meanwhile the higher-end Smart Tab p10 adds a fingerprint scanner around the front and a more stylish plus back design with a four gigs of RAM and sixty four gigs of storage plus a four speaker system up from two in the m10 the battery also gets a considerable upgrade going from 48 50 milliamp hours in the m10 to 7000 in the peat and these are the most trailblazing tablets you can find but they are more likely to fit into your
Smart home setup than a generic Samsung or LG tablet that you might kill the by for around the same price Lenovo will have the Smart Tab antenna and p10 on sale by the end of January and you can expect a big retail push behind these affordable and capable smart home tablets that's it for now stay tuned for more from CES here in Las Vegas and subscribe so you don't miss the rest of our coverage in 2019 thanks for watching and I'll see you next time you