Lenovo presented at CES 2019 its new Smart Tab. This one has the particularity of being a tablet that turns directly into Amazon Echo Show once put on its base.
At CES 2019, it is natural that fashion is for voice assistants and home automation. The all-connected is obsessing this year, after first successful expansions from Amazon and its Echo range but also Google and its Home products.
Now, it's time to perfect the formula. Google Assistant is getting smarter this year, while devices using Alexa are increasing. But some are still looking to redesign the formula …
Lenovo Smart Tab, Tablets Becoming Amazon Echo Show
This is the case of Lenovo with its new Smart Tab tablets. Finally, tablets … This is rather a home automation assistant that can turn into a tablet.
The principle is simple, and not necessarily innovative: the product comes with a base incorporating a speaker and the usual buttons of Echo products. When the 10.1-inch 1920×1200-pixel tablet is placed on this base, it is transformed into a screen for the home automation assistant like the Echo Show products.
You can however simply detach it from its base to be able to use it as a classic Android tablet, unfortunately running on Android 8.1 Oreo.
Not transcendent, but interesting
The new Lenovo Smart Tab will be available in two configurations. The first, M10, is the least expensive at 200 dollars. It includes 2 or 3 GB of RAM and 16 or 32 GB of storage. It has two front speakers, a 5 megapixel sensor on the back and 2 megapixel front, and a battery of 4,850 mAh.
The second P10 configuration starts at $ 300 and includes up to 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a 7000mAh battery. It has four front speakers, an 8 megapixel sensor on the back and 5 megapixels on the front. She also benefits from a fingerprint reader. Both models are powered by the Snapdragon 540.
The concept itself is not new: Amazon already offers to do it with its Fire tablets, but the necessary dock is sold separately. Here, the solution is sold complete and allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds … at least, in theory. This product will be sold at the end of January on Amazon and the Lenovo website in the United States.