Tech shows wouldn’t be the same without Lenovo, always bringing a dozen or so of tablets to these shows. MWC 2017 is no exception and the Chinese firm just unveiled 4 Android tablets, plus the Miix 320 detachable and new Yoga 520 and Yoga 720 series of convertibles, in a variety of diagonals. More of that is detailed below.
Lenovo Tab 4
These are 4 new Android tablets, available in two main series: the Lenovo Tab 4 and Tab 4 Plus. They’re also divided into 8 and 10 inch units and prices start at $109. These are entry level and midrange slates, starting off with the Lenovo Tab 4 8 incher with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 CPU and Android Nougat on board.
The device also offers 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, a main 5 MP camera and a front 2 MP shooter. Stereo speakers also make the cut. Then we come to the 10 inch version of the Tab 4, the Lenovo Tab 4 10 with pretty much the same hardware, but also a bigger screen and bigger battery. Price goes to $149. We also move on to the Lenovo Tab 4 Plus series with Full HD screens, a Snapdragon 625 processor, USB Type C port and microSD card slot.
8 MP main cameras and 5 MP front cams are also here, as well as fingerprint scanners. Variety is available here, as there are 3 GB RAM/16 GB storage versions and 4 GB RAM/64 GB models. The basic price is $249 and optional accessories are offered, like a bumper case, stickers, parental control software and more. The product debuts in May.
Lenovo Yoga 520 (Flex 5)
The Lenovo Yoga 520 is an $800 convertible that comes in May and in USA it will be called the Lenovo Flex 5. This device is available in 14 inch and 15 inch models with 360 degree hinges, support for Active Pen and up to 16 GB of RAM. The CPU on the 14 inch Full HD model will be up to a Core i7 Kaby Lake and we’ll get many storage versions, like 512 GB of PCIe SDD, up to 1 TB of SATA HDD and hybrid storage with 128 GB of SSD and 1 TB SATA HDD.
The product has two USB 3.0 ports, USB Type C, HDMI and Ethernet. It also brings a HD webcam, Harman Audio speakers and a fingerprint scanner as an option. Available in black, silver or gold, it all starts at $800.
Lenovo Yoga 720
These are high end convertibles with up to 4K displays and versions with 13.3 inch and 15.6 inch diagonals. They’ll be available from April, sporting up to an Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake processor and up to 16 GB of RAM and 4K display. Up to 1 TB of PCIe SSD is also here. The bigger unit also has some gaming capacities, thanks to a GeForce GTX 1050M graphics card inside.
360 degree hinges are ever present, plus Thunderbolt 3/USB Type C ports, USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 ports too and even a DisplayPort. The list goes on with a fingerprint scanner and Lenovo promises 8 hours of battery life for the 13.3 inch model. The 4K one goes to 7 hours only. The 15.6 incher weighs around 4.4 pounds and has a Full HD version with 9 hours of functioning time or a 4K model with up to 8 hours.
Lenovo Miix 320
The Lenovo Miix 320 is a 2 in 1 Windows machine, which is quite affordable and ready to launch in April. It’ll be for sale starting at $200. This device is rather modest, with an Intel Atom x5 processor, a 10.1 inch screen, a detachable keyboard and stereo speakers. There’s also WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2 and up to 10 hours of usage. Specs include up to 4 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of eMMC storage, as well as a Full HD screen.
Connectivity checks out well, with USB Type C, two USB 2.0 ports and micro HDMI, but there’s also a 4G LTE version. Lenovo throws in Active Pen support and a 1 year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 in some markets from July.