If you are in the market for a new tablet or a laptop with a display that is bright and at the same time easy on your eyes, you may want to check out the new TCL NXTPAPER 12 Pro tablet and TCL BOOK X12 Go laptop.

Both devices feature the electronics brand’s upgraded NXTPAPER technology which, as the name implies, touts a paper-like display filtering blue light by up to 61% and it does so while remaining sharp, vibrant, and deep contrast.

TCL NXTPAPER 12 Pro

TCL NXTPAPER 12 Pro Tablet

The TCL NXTPAPER 12 Pro features an all-screen design – though not quite bezel-less as the company claims as you can see it has quite a significant border – with a huge 12.2-inch 2K screen in a 3:2 aspect ratio.

With anti-fingerprint glass treatment, the surface of the touch screen display imitates the smooth tactile feel of paper for a realistic experience when reading, drawing, and writing.

Speaking of drawing and writing, the device comes supplied with a low latency E-Pen with over 8,192 pressure levels that promised the writing and sketching experience as natural and precise as a traditional writing instrument.

The TCL NXTPAPER 12 Pro may be a 12-inch behemoth but it is surprisingly light and slim, tipping the scales at under 600g – that’s despite it packing a large 8,000 mAh battery which you can share with other devices via reverse charging. It runs on Android 12 and is powered by a MediaTek MT8771 chip.

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The TCL NXTPAPER 12 Pro is available as we speak, priced at US$499 and up, for the Wi-Fi-only model. A 5G variant is slated to be available this year for US$549.

TCL BOOK X12 Go

TCL BOOK X12 Go Laptop

For folks who prefer the flexibility of using their device as a tablet and a laptop, there is the TCL BOOK X12 Go.

The TCL BOOK X12 Go is similarly sized as the NXTPAPER 12 Pro with a 12.2-inch 2K low blue light display and it is the brand’s first 2-in-1 detachable keyboard.

It may very well be the NXTPAPER 12 Pro with a keyboard but it is much more. Most notably, it is a Windows device, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 chip and runs on Windows 11 Home.

It comes outfitted with a battery good for up to 14 hours of use per charge, and like the Android tablet, it uses anti-fingerprint glass and offers a tactile feel when writing on it with the optional E-Pen.

The TCL BOOK X12 Go is expected to go on sale later this year (2023) with a yet-to-be-disclosed price.


The TCL NXTPAPER 12 Pro Tablet and the TCL BOOK X12 Go Laptop were officially announced at CES 2023 last week.

Images: TCL.

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