[Review] Lenovo Tab Extreme: The Year’s Best Android Tablet May Be This Monstrosity
It is important to not take the Lenovo Tab Extreme name lightly. And the reason for it is that this Android tablet is really extreme in practically every way, starting with its enormous 14.5-inch OLED display, which is comparable to the 14.6-inch Samsung Tab S8 Ultra.
Nevertheless, the Tab Extreme has a lot more features to offer, such a dual-mode stand that lets you use it in either portrait or landscape mode. Moreover, a pen is included, and the floating keyboard rivals that of the iPad Pro.
Date and cost of release for the Lenovo Tab Extreme
Starting at a rather steep $1,199, the Lenovo Tab Extreme is $100 more expensive than the Samsung Tab S8 Ultra ($1,099). The Tab Extreme’s release date is unknown, although Lenovo promises it will be out later in 2023.
Unfortunately, whilst it appears that the Precision Pen 3 will be included, the keyboard and Folio Case will be offered separately (at least in some areas).
Lenovo Tab Extreme’s appearance and screen
With a 14.5-inch screen, the Lenovo Tab Extreme is one of the largest Android tablets ever made, so using it requires two hands. Even so, it weighs only 1.63 pounds and is only 0.23 inches thick.
With its 3K resolution (3000 x 1876 pixels), 120Hz refresh rate, and support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+, the OLED display is unquestionably the star of the show. In person, this is a very gorgeous canvas.
One aspect of the design that I enjoy is that the accompanying pen can be magnetically attached to the back of the Tab Extreme for simple storage.
Lenovo Tab Extreme: Keyboard and stand
When you consider what the dual-mode stand and dual-hinge keyboard have to offer, things start to get extremely intriguing. With the stand, you can easily switch between holding the Tab Extreme in portrait or landscape orientation.
Another notable feature is the dual-hinge keyboard, which enables users to tilt the tablet for the best viewing position. This flexibility is not available with the Samsung Tab S8 Ultra. The Lenovo Precision Pen 3 attachment is stored in the stand’s hinge, which is an added bonus.
Lenovo Tab Extreme: Specifications and Results
The Tab Extreme’s processor’s ability to achieve the performance that consumers would anticipate at this pricing point is our main concern. The system is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 9000 processor and 12GB of RAM. Moreover, the onboard storage is 256GB.
We’ve discovered that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips perform better on average, but we’ll have to wait and see how the MediaTek does in our benchmark and real-world tests. A 13MP ultra-wide front camera and a 5MP and 13MP rear camera are further noteworthy features.
Lenovo Tab Extreme: Software and multitasking
The Tab Extreme can run up to four apps at once thanks to Android 13 and Lenovo’s proprietary software. Moreover, 10 apps can be open simultaneously in floating windows.
Further opportunities are made available by the Lenovo Freestyle software, such as simple file sharing with Lenovo Windows PCs and the capacity to utilize the tablet as an additional trackpad for your PC. The Tab Extreme also allows you to extend or mirror your desktop.
There are further notable software benefits here. For instance, the camera can maintain you in the center of the frame automatically, and the four built-in microphones can reduce background noise.
The Tab Extreme’s cameras have two back lenses: a 13MP autofocus lens and a 5MP fixed focus lens. Moreover, the 13MP front camera has an incredibly wide field of vision.
Lenovo Tab Extreme: Charging and Battery Life
With a 12,300 mAh battery, the Lenovo Tab Extreme outpaces the majority of the competition. This includes the Samsung Tab S8 Ultra, which has a battery capacity of 11,200 mAh.
Although the Tab Extreme is advertised as having a very respectable 12 hours of video playback, we’ll have to put it to the test with our own web browsing to see how it stacks up. An included 68W charging adapter should help you resume normal operations fast.
Outlook on the Lenovo Tab Extreme
When I initially saw the Lenovo Tab Extreme, I believed it to be more of a fashion accessory than anything consumers would actually want to purchase. Yet as I experimented with the many add-ons and usage settings, I began to warm up to the Tab Extreme as a viable laptop substitute.
To find out if the Tab Extreme lives up to its hefty price tag, we must test it. Nonetheless, there is something about this slate that deserves praise. Lenovo seems to be saying, “Screw it, let’s just build the best tablet we can; let’s let cost be demand.” And the Samsung Tab S8 Ultra might not stand a chance against the Tab Extreme. Follow us for a complete evaluation.