Tablets are essentially AIO without input devices and have fewer I/Os (typically just one). It is also understood as a device that is handy and portable. Which begs the question: at which point do we stop calling it a tablet? The reason we ask is, we just came across a 14.5-inch tablet.
The 14.5 Lenovo Tab Extreme, as it is called, is the biggest and most powerful tablet yet. Well, technically, it is not the biggest tablet yet. Samsung once created an 18-inch behemoth that feels more like a TV really.
Anyhoo, the Lenovo Tab Extreme is extreme not only in screen size. It is extreme in every way too. It has a 3K OLED display with a DCI-P3 color gamut and up to 120 Hz refresh rate. It has a mind-boggling 1 million:1 contrast ratio that offers “the extreme brightness range that closely replicates what one would see in real life. The display support both Dolby Vision and HDR10+.
Also at the front is a 13 MP ultra-wide camera with an RGB sensor. Speaking of the camera, the rear has a dual-camera setup, comprising a 13 MP AF camera and a 5 MP Fixed Focus snapper.
Under the hood, a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chip featuring an octacore processor runs the clockwork backed by 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of ROM. It further boasts Dolby Atmos and no less than eight high-performance JBL 4-channel speakers featuring both woofers and tweeters for a dynamic, spatial audio experience.
Thanks to its enormous screen real estate, you can multitask across four apps at once via split screen and up to 10 floating windows. And you’d be able to type at laptop speeds on the innovative dual-mode floating keyboard.
In addition, it can function as a wireless touch- and the pen-enabled second monitor to expand your Windows PC workflow with Lenovo Freestyle. So, this big guy is not just for entertainment. Then again, it is probably not for entertainment given the asking price anyways. But more on that in a jiffy.
Other notables include a suite of sensors (RGB, ToF, Gyro, Hall et cetera), a fingerprint sensor on the power key, USB Type-C (3.2 Gen 1), USB Type-C (2.0), Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, and a 12,300 mAh battery good for up to 12 hours of video playback and support 68W charging with the included power brick.
The Lenovo Tab Extreme runs on Android 13 with the promise of 3 OS upgrades and 4 years of security patches.
It will be available in late 2023 with a starting price of US$1,199.99. The Lenovo Tab Extreme was announced at CES 2023 earlier this month.
All images courtesy of Lenovo.