Founded in Beijing in 1984, Lenovo acquired IBM's PC business in 2005, and first became the world's top PC maker in 2013. It entered the Android and Windows tablet market in 2011, began selling Android smartphones in 2012, and acquired Motorola Mobility from Google in 2014. The company has also launched an online-only sub-brand for smartphones called Zuk in China.
Lenovo's Yoga line of 2-in-1, convertible laptops is popular, but its Yoga S or Slim series is equally interesting. These laptops are designed to be slim and powerful, offering a mix of multimedia capabilities and raw performance for those who don't need a convertible design. The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Pro X sits at the top of the stack and while the name is quite a mouthful, it's designed for content creators and professionals who need calibrated hardware for their workflows. Let's get into all the details so you can decide if this should be your next laptop.
Lenovo's Tab P11 Pro was best suited for entertainment, but not so much as a laptop replacement as it was only good for light productivity workloads. It was also stuck on Android 10 which was outdated even for 2021, and there doesn't seem to be any progress yet regarding this. However, Lenovo seems to have worked on all of the P11 Pro's shortcomings with what appears to be its replacement, the Tab P12 Pro. This isn't the Tab P11 Pro's direct successor but a more premium offering that sits in a higher-priced tier. With accessories such as the optional 2-in-1 keyboard cover and the bundled Lenovo Precision Pen 3 available for the Tab P12 Pro, can it be a laptop replacement or is it just another plus-sized entertainer like the Tab P11 Pro?
While the Android smartphone market has been growing at a rapid pace, the same can't be said about tablets. There are very few manufacturers still focussed on the tablet market, severely limiting your options Lenovo, has recently introduced its Yoga Tab 11, pitching it as an entertainment tablet for the family. It has a built-in kickstand, quad JBL speakers, and a 2K display. While all these features look good on paper, what is it like to use this tablet in real life? I put the new Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 to the test to find out if it's worth your money.
Lenovo's Tab P11 Pro seems like a well-priced Android tablet. It has a decent mid-range processor, along with a display and speakers that are geared towards entertainment. There's also an optional stylus, and what Lenovo claims is a laptop-class keyboard for productivity. However, after a few weeks of use, I realised that this tablet is best used as a consumption device and nothing more. It can't replace your laptop, but for some buyers interested in buying an Android-powered tablet in 2021, that might not matter.