Lenovo renews its classic range of Pad Pro and Yoga Pro tablets. Two tablets focused on the high-end that stand out for their panel, four speakers, and a very stylish design. These are the features of the new Lenovo Pad Pro and Lenovo Pad Yoga Pro (2021), with 11-inch OLED and 13-inch LCD screens, both compatible with Dolby Vision and HDR10.
Lenovo Pad Pro and Lenovo Pad Yoga Pro (2021) datasheet
|Lenovo Pad Yoga Pro||Lenovo Pad Pro|
(2,160 x 1,350 px)
Dolby Vision, HDR10
(2,560 x 1,600 px)
Dolby Vision, HDR10, 90 Hz
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 870|
GPU Adreno 650
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 870|
GPU Adreno 650
|Memory||8 GB LPDDR5||6 GB LPDDR5|
|Storage||256 GB + microSD||128 GB + microSD|
Quick Charge 4.0
Quick Charge 3.0
|Camera||8MP front, ToF sensor||Rear 13 + 5MP (120º), front 8MP, ToF sensor|
|Sound||2 x 2.5W + 2 x 2W speakers JBL|
Jack 3.5 mm
|4 x 1.5W JBL|
Jack 3.5mm Speakers
|Connectiivity||WiFi 6, BT 5.2, USB C 3.1, GPS, microHDMI||WiFi 6, BT 5.1, USB C 3.1, GPS, microHDMI|
|Dimensions and Weight||293.35 x 203.98 x 6.2 (24.9) mm|
|264.28 x 171.4 x 5.8 mm|
|Price||3,299 Yuan, about $516/€420||2,499 Yuan, about $391/€319|
Snapdragon 870 and 10,200 mAh battery
The Lenovo Yoga Pad Pro arrives with a 13-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 2,160 x 1,350 pixels in a 16:10 format. We have a Dolby Vision and HDR10 compliant panel with a brightness delivery capability of 400 nits.
At the battery level, it also stands out with the inclusion of 10,200 mAh, necessary to power a screen of this size. The Yoga Pad Pro is compatible with Quick Charge 4.0. According to the brand, the tablet offers an autonomy of about 12 hours of video.
For connectivity, there is WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. At the moment a version with data has not been announced, but it does add connectivity that differentiates it from other tablets. There is a micro HDMI port that will allow the tablet to be used as an external monitor, either for a laptop or for a console like the Nintendo Switch.
The sound is another point of care. There are four speakers signed by JBL with up to 9W and Dolby Atmos support. There is also a USB C port, support for external stylus, and an 8-megapixel front camera with a ToF sensor for facial recognition.
The finishes of the tablet seem quite neat, with an aluminum ‘Alcantara’ cover that can rotate 180 degrees. For software, we have Android 11 alongside ZUI 12.5, Lenovo’s customization layer used in China.
Lenovo Pad Pro with an 11-inch OLED panel
Alongside the Yoga model comes the new Lenovo Pad Pro, a tablet that repeats with the Snapdragon 870 processor but is offered in a more restrained size. This time the micro HDMI connector is not added, but it does opt for an 11-inch OLED panel with a higher 2K resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, also compatible with Dolby Vision, HDR10, and a brightness of 420 nits with peaks of up to 600 nits.
The Lenovo Pad Pro features four speakers with up to 6W, stylus support, and an 8,600 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0. Despite keeping the processor, it opts for a more modest configuration with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, also expandable via microSD.
At the rear, a dual camera is added with a 13-megapixel main sensor and a wide-angle secondary one. WiFi 6 connectivity is maintained and it stands out for having an ultra-thin body with only 5.8 mm thick and a lightweight of 485 grams.
Pricing and Availability of the Lenovo Pad Pro and Yoga Pad Pro
Lenovo’s new tablets have been unveiled in China and are now available for pre-order. The 13-inch Lenovo Yoga Pad Pro is available in a single version with 8GB and 256GB for 3,299 Yuan, about $516/€420 at the exchange rates.
The 11-inch Lenovo Pad Pro will be available at the end of May for 2,499 Yuan, about $391/€319 at the exchange rates. We will update when the global availability of these two new Lenovo tablets is announced.
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