No matter how much we try to keep Android tablets down, they keep coming standing right back up. This time they’re literally standing up. Lenovo has just announced the brand new Smart Tab P10 and the Smart Tab M10 with Amazon Alexa. Both of these tablets are Android based and convert from a tablet to a smart screen with the Lenovo Smart Dock.
It’s a must-have for young families and households and is remarkably simple to set up. Place the Lenovo Smart Tab into the complimentary Lenovo Smart Dock, and the table transforms into a “Show Mode” smart screen device, with full-screen visuals and crisp, room-filling sound that compliment Alexa’s responses from nearly anywhere in the room.
With Lenovo Smart Tabs, households now have access to a fully-featured Android tablet that doubles as a hub for your smart home devices. That makes this new 2-in-1 tablet plus smart dock much more than the sum of its parts, opening up new and exciting ways to make households easier to manage.
To get started, here are 10 things you can do with Lenovo Smart Tabs.
Do more with your tablet at home and on the road
Lenovo believe that tablets and smart home hubs really complement each other: We talk to our hubs continually throughout the day while at home but spend less than one continuous hour every day on our tablets. We also take tablets on the road (especially with kids).
So when you’ve got a Lenovo Smart Tab, you can come home after a trip with the kids, place it onto the charging dock, and just get on with your day—the tablet automatically charges with pogo pin connectors while turning on Alexa Show Mode. You can then ask Alexa to tell you the latest news updates, show your calendar or turn on Prime Video™. It’s always there if you need it.
Keep an eye on everything with a bright and beautiful 10-inch screen
Another nice advantage of having the Lenovo Smart Tab as your smart screen is that now you’ve got a brilliant 10-inch full HD (FHD) screen to look at your home security feeds.
That makes a huge difference when you want to get a better view of what’s happening on the front porch at night (when things get a bit too loud) or when you want to check up on what your toddler is up to in the living room (when things get a bit too quiet).
Access powerful audio and song lyrics
Lenovo Smart Tabs don’t compromise a bit on sound either. When docked, they pump audio through full-range stereo speakers that ring out with ultra-clear audio tuned by Dolby for cinematic sound. Stream movies and shows from Prime Video or on your favorite media apps. Catch up on the newest podcasts or listen to your favorite track with Amazon Music, and watch as the lyrics flash across the FHD screen.
See and hear answers, from near or far
Another advantage of having a large screen and powerful audio on your smart screen is being able to both see and hear, from nearly anywhere in the room, the information you ask Alexa for. It doesn’t matter where you are, the Lenovo Smart Tabs feature three far-field microphones that can pick up your voice from as far as across the room.
Ask Alexa for the weather, traffic or your calendar and then glance at the screen from afar. There are visuals that compliment her responses, which is particularly helpful when you’re running around busy with other things.
Get all the kitchen help you’ll ever need
How can you learn to make tons of delicious food without first seeing some mouth-watering pictures of the final dish? The kitchen is where the Lenovo Smart Tabs really shine, and they’re designed to completely change the way you cook.
Armed with handy smart screens, budding chefs can ask Alexa to show instructional videos from the Food Network® on how to make vegetarian pasta, for example. You can also search for recipes by ingredient or dish. Once you find something you like, just ask Alexa to buy the ingredients you need.
Seamless, continuous media experiences between modes
The Lenovo Smart Tabs are built to excel in two modes: As tablets and as smart screens. That means its easy switching from one mode to the other, especially when running multimedia applications. In most instances, you can continue what you’re doing from one mode to the next without missing a beat.
Binging the latest Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan episode on Amazon Prime video? Dock the Lenovo Smart Tab to enhance the audio and start that meal prepping you’ve been contemplating for the past hour. When you’re done, pick the tablet back up and continue watching your show on your couch. No pauses, just virtually seamless streaming.
Share devices more easily
The optional ultra-fast fingerprint sensor also gives you access to your settings with just a tap of your finger, and a special kid’s mode comes with up-to-date, curated children’s content.
Show it off to friends
Besides being your latest conversation piece for dinner parties, the Lenovo Smart Tab also sports a head-turning design. Coming in two models, the Lenovo Smart Tab family includes the Lenovo Tab M10 in Slate Black or the Lenovo Tab P10 in Aurora Black.
In particular, the Lenovo Smart Tab P10 redefines what a tablet can look like with its dual-glass design, all-metal framing and narrow bezels in an ultra-slim and light profile (at 7mm thick and 440g).
Window-shop, with your voice
Shopping with Alexa is easy, and the Lenovo Smart Tab allows you to see her recommendations, check on
Watch flash briefings
Now you can say “Alexa, show me the news” and have your favorite broadcast network show you video clips minutes after they air on TV. Or, you can ask for a live feed of your go-to news outlet, with stock charts and market summaries – providing an immersive, interactive news experience each morning.
It’s time for you to get more use out of your family tablet. With the new Lenovo Smart Tabs, you can now make hands-free video calls, improve your kitchen skills or take your smart home on the road. All you’ve got to do is ask.
Smart Tab M10/P10
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
- OS: Android Oreo
- M10: 9.56” x 6.61” x 0.31” (243 x 168 x 8mm)
- P10: 9.53″ x 6.57″ x 0.27“ (242 x 167 x 7mm)
- M10: 1.05 lbs. (480 g)
- P10: 0.97 lbs. (440g)
- Display: 10.1” FHD (1920×1200) LCD IPS
- M10: 2GB/3GB
- P10: Up to 4GB
- M10: 16GB/32GB
- P10: Up to 64GB
- M10: 4850 mAh
- P10: 7000 mAh
- M10: 2x front-facing Dolby Atmos speakers
- P10: 4x front-facing Dolby Atmos speakers
- M10 Front: 2MP fixed focus
- M10 Rear: 5MP autofocus
- P10 Front: 5MP fixed focus
- P10 Rear: 8MP autofocus
- M10: G-sensor, Vibrator
- P10: G Sensor, L-Sensor, Hall Sensor, Vibrator, Fingerprint reader
- Color & Materials: Slate black with soft-touch finish Aurora Black with dual-glass design
- Speakers: 2x 3W full-range speakers
- Microphone: 3 far-field microphones
- Charging: Charges Tablet
- Dimension: 2.57” x 11.16” x 1.96” (65.5 x 283.6 x 50mm)
- Weight: (1.76lbs) 800g
The new tablets will be priced at US$199 for the M10 and $299 for the P10 and will be available in January of this year.