Wednesday , November 21 2018 Ausdroid » News » Lenovo announces a raft of new tablets across a wide price range


The Android tablet market is shrinking year by year but one of the few manufacturers still filling the shelves in that segment is Lenovo. Overnight they have announced several new tablets of varying specifications.

Lenovo have announced their latest generation of tablets across three levels — The E series tablets, the M10 and the P10 tablets, with all of them arriving on our shores this year. The range of tablets are designed to be not just affordable but also with a range of pricing to “suit any budget”.

The E Series

The E series comprises the Lenovo Tab E7, Tab E8, and Tab E10.

Lenovo Tab E7


The Tab E7 is the entry-level tablet running Android Oreo Go Edition. As you would suspect given it’s name, the Tab E7 has a 7 inch display (1024 x 600 pixel resolution) and is 10.33 mm thick with a battery life of up to 5 hours thanks to the 2750 mAh battery. The tablet has a SIM slot as well as a microSD slot and comes in a Wi-Fi and a 3G version.

Inside there is just 1GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage but that can of course be increased with a microSD card. The Tab E7 will land here in September for just $99!

Lenovo Tab E8

The Tab E8 has an 8 inch 1280 x 800 pixel display with a massive 10 hours of playback time thanks to the 4850 mAh battery. The Tablet is available as a Wi-Fi version only and runs a MediaTek MT8163B processor. Fairly unremarkable it is designed as a multimedia powerhouse with such a long playback time and higher resolution display. Unfortunately and disappointingly the Tab E8 will run Android Nougat.

The Tab E8 will go on sale in September for $149.

Lenovo Tab E10


The Tab E10 has a 10.1 inch 1280 x 800 IPS LCD display with dual front-facing speakers. It will have a 4850 mAh battery giving 7 hours of playback time and be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, 1GB or 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. It does sport a microSD card slot for cards up to 128GB in size. It will run Android Oreo Go Edition.

The Tab E10 will go on sale here in November for $199.

Lenovo Tab M10


The Tab M10 is a step up in specs from the E series with a 10.1 inch 1920 x 1200 IPS LCD display powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage (and microSD support). It will have both Wi-Fi and 4G support as well as an FM radio inbuilt. The battery is a decent 4850 mAh providing 5 hours of playback time.

The Tab M10 will run a full version of Android Oreo and will be available here in Polar White colour in November for $349.

Lenovo Tab P10

The Tab P10 is a small jump in specs from the M10 with a slightly higher brightness – 400 nits v 320 nits – slightly thinner (7mm v 8.1mm) and has greater storage. The Tab P10 has up to 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of onboard storage with support for microSD cards up to 256GB. The battery is a massive 7000 mAh giving over 15 hours of playback time.

It still runs a Snapdragon 450, has the same size and resolution display, runs Android Oreo full version and is charged via a USB-C port as is the M10. The Tab P10 will be available in November in Sparkling White for $449.

Lenovo are continuing to release decent tablets so if you are looking for a tablet for perusing media then maybe one of these could be for you. With so many manufacturers deserting this market segment its great to see Lenovo still going strongly here.

Scott Plowman   Ausdroid's Deputy Editor in Chief

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I can’t understand why Lenovo would release a tablet these days with only 1GB of RAM. It would be so frustratingly slow it would not be worth owning. I speak from experience. I own a two year old Lenovo TB3-850F, and frankly it’s pathetic. It takes minutes to boot despite being barely loaded with apps. Everything takes forever to happen. Its sole use these days is as a remote for my Chromecast. Another consideration for Australian purchasers is that Lenovo’s non-business support is absolutely pathetic. It’s had an update sitting there to be installed since I bought it, but it… Read more »

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I wish these manufacturers will make a 13 to 14 inch Android tablet with 4g and a pencil…my 12 inch Samsung Galaxy Note Pro is getting bit old but it is far better than my Lenovo X1 laptop and anything else that has come on the market since the fantastic Note Pro

Dan Murphy
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There are tablets like that out there, you just need to go online. I’d suggest looking at the Voyo i8 Plus.

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The VOYO i8Plus is only 10.1 inch. My Galaxy Note Pro is 12.2 inch, Android, 4g and with a Pen. As I said there is nothing like it. My preference would be the same as in Android, 4g, Pen and between 13 and 14 inch. Manufactures have now ignored that market and only seem to be making 10inch Android devices now.

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Do we know whether the Tab P10 is IPS display also? (I’m hanging out for an OLED tablet)

Jamie Saltmarsh
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Looks like I’m getting that iPad after all Scott. SD450, FM.

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