Despite being in fourth place in With global tablet shipments as of the first quarter of this year, it feels like Lenovo has been getting more attention for its versatile Chromebooks and Yoga Tabs lately than Apple, Samsung, and Amazon are generating as far as iPads, Galaxy Tabs, and Fire slates are concerned, respectively.
That’s because there a great new deal on offer on a an affordable Lenovo Tab almost every few weeks, with the latest such promotion dropping the Yoga Tab 11 from a suggested retail price of $369.99 to just $199.99 with a bundled Precision Pen 2.
Obviously needless to point out that the new promo is much better, with the included Lenovo Precision Pen 2 probably not rivaling Samsung’s S Pen in terms of accuracy or overall performance, while undoubtedly lacking the convenience of the Yoga Tab 11 enhances through your handwritten notes, drawing and sketching with “next-level” pressure sensitivity and tilt detection.
Even if that writing accessory weren’t included, this is an Android device that offers undeniable value for money, with a generous 128 gigs of internal storage, microSD support, up to 15 hours of video playback time between battery charges, 20W fast charging capabilities, but no fewer than four JBL speakers and a sharp LCD screen with a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels.
Granted, you can certainly do better than 4 gigs of RAM… at a higher price, and the software support can be spotty, but this villain has no apparent alternative in Apple’s leading iPad “ecosystem”, while also giving the best samsung tablets available on a tight budget. Oh, and did we mention that the Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 comes with a built-in stainless steel kickstand for a touch of multimedia versatility? That’s something else that Samsung and Apple can’t quite match at the moment.