There’s one thing that has always bothered us about Smart Displays, and that is their limited functionality. Sure, they can be super useful, but at the same time, we’ve often wished they could be as versatile as a tablet. It looks like Lenovo has been reading our minds because they just announced the Lenovo Smart Tab M10 and P10 with Amazon Alexa. These Lenovo Smart Tabs are essentially Android Tablets that become a Smart Display when docked.
All you have to do is dock the Smart Tab and it will transform itself into a Smart Display, providing you with the best of both worlds. Lenovo is pretty much creating a whole new category of product with the Smart Tab M10 and P10.
When it comes to hardware, the Smart Tabs offer a 10.1” FHD Multitouch Display, front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos, front (2MP) and rear (5MP) cameras, and they are both powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor.
Both the M10 and P10 come also running Android Oreo. The key difference between the two models is that the P10 is the more premium of the two models. The P10 offers front-facing Dolby Atmos speakers as opposed to two. It also rocks a fingerprint reader, larger storage options (up to 64GB) and it’s strutting a premium aurora black dual glass design while the M10 is covered in a slate black soft touch finish.
The Smart Dock itself houses dual 3-watt full-range speakers that have been tuned by Dolby for premium audio quality. There are also 3 far-field microphones built into the dock.
The Lenovo Smart Tab M10 will retail for $199 and the P10 for $299. We’re relieved to see that Lenovo has kept the pricing for these 2-in-1 tablets + Smart Docks affordable. To that effect, they don’t cost all that much more than a typical Smart Display yet they offer so much more than a typical smart display.
Both devices go on sale this month.