MWC – Lenovo announce some new tablets

Lenovo didn’t have an event today but it did not stop them from announcing the launch of two new tablets, in their mid tier non Yoga range. I reviewed the Tab A8 recently and found that I was fighting above its weight so there is absolutely now reason to presume that the newer Tab 2 lines will be any different.

Lenovo Tab 2 A8
MWC   Lenovo announce some new tablets

First up we have the smaller tablet the A8. This is the follow up to the one I reviewed at the end of last year. The big improvement that I can see is that the Tab 2 as the addition of front facing speakers which are a great addition to what was already a really good device. Lets dive into the specs a bit further.

  • HD 1280 X 800 IPS Display
  • Dolby ATMOS 3D Surround Sound
  • Multi-speaker Front Facing Speakers
  • 64-bit MTK 1.3Ghz Quad Core Processor
  • 4200mAh, up to 8 hours battery Life
  • 2MP FF front / 5MP AF rear Cameras
  • 25mm (H) x 210 mm(W) x 8.9mm(D)
  • Weight: 330-gram
  • 4G- LTE, 2G 3G Capable

Atmos speakers are something that Lenovo seem to pushing this year and this tablet is no different as it is fully present and correct here. Inside we have  8GB of storage and a 4200mah battery, this should keep you going for a fair amount of time. It also has a clean version of Lollipop installed on it which is first for Lenovo and is very welcome indeed. All of this for the great price of £129 in June it will come in Blue, Pink, Ebony and White. This would be great table for the light user who demands mobility over screen size.

MWC   Lenovo announce some new tablets

Moving on to the bigger  Tab 2 A10. We have a 10″ FHD screen with a Soundbar experience.The MediaTek Quad Core processor provides smooth and responsive performance (the same as in the A8) and the 7200mAh battery capacity last for up to 10 hours of uninterrupted usage. At 9mm thin and weighing less than 500-grams, this tablet is easy to take anywhere or move around the home.  Bundle in the same Atmos technology that we are seeing across the range and this is going to make a fantastic multimedia tool for the user.MWC   Lenovo announce some new tablets

  • Full HD 1920×1200 IPS Display
  • Dolby ATMOS 3D Surround Sound
  • Sound Bar (multi-speaker design)
  • 64-bit MTK 1.5Ghz Quad Core Processor
  • 7200mAh, up to 10 hours battery Life
  • 5MP FF front / 8MP AF rear Cameras
  • 247 x 171 x 8.9mm
  • Weight: 500g
  • 4G FDD-LTE

Unfortunately we are getting Android 4.4 Kit Kat on here instead of Lollipop but it is promised to come in June this year weather that will be a customized version  time will have to tell.It will be arriving on our shores in April in either Pearl White or Blue and will be carrying a price tag of $199.


Last but be no means least is the new Windows 8.1 Tablet ideapad Miix 300. What we have her eis a Windows 8.1 Bing device that is running th most basic specs available for the Windows experiance. Yes it will run desktop apps but before you go digging into you wallet be aware that these Intel Atom powered devices do come with some pitfalls. we have a 8″ screen with a IPS and 1280 x 800 resolution. It runs a Intel Atom Baytrail Quad core chip. It will support 2 gb of Ram with up to 64GB in the on-board memory depending on what model you go for. It will also come with Office 365 out of the box free for 1 year and it should be compatible with Windows 10 when it releases later this year.

    • Product weights 360g and is 9.3mm thin
    • OS: Windows 8.1 update with bing
    • Office 365 1-YR Subscription
    • Screen: 8” 1280 x 800 IPS
    • CPU: Intel BayTrail-T CR
    • Memory: Up to 2GB DDR3L
    • Storage: Up to 64GB eMMC
    • Audio: Stereo speaker
    • Battery life: Up to 7 hours

This will launching July and will be available in Silver. Prices will start at -$149 which will presumably be for the entry level 32 GB version.

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