As rumored in May, Lenovo is returning to the tablet game with the Moto Tab, coming to AT&T this Nov. 17. In 2011, the company was one of the biggest names in the tablet landscape thanks to its popular Yoga Book lineup, but it's been years since it actually released a decent one.
The Moto Tab is more than decent, thankfully, and at $299, its features are a bang for anyone's buck.
The new moto Tab is still a pretty basic tablet, though. It has a 10.1-inch 1080p display, which would have been better if pushed to 1440p. Even still, it makes sense for a $300 device not to have Quad HD, so 1080p is just fair.
The specs sheet is lukewarm at best. There's a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chip under the hood, along with a disappointingly low 2 GB of RAM. There's 32 GB of storage, at least, and a USB Type-C port for charging in addition to a fingerprint sensor. Finally, a 7,000 mAh battery keeps the whole thing juiced up. That's a mix of low-end specs and more modern components, just par for the course considering its price.
Things get interesting on the software side of things. However. AT&T describes the Moto Tab as a "family tablet designed for entertainment," and that's mostly accurate. It's a family tablet since it supports up to seven customizable profiles, and it's designed for entertainment since it has inbuilt dual speakers with Dolby Atmos sound. Also, since it's from AT&T, DirecTV is naturally front and center. There's even a TV Mode for easy access to movies and similar content right from the lock screen or home screen. It's a fairly decent media player, sure, but 64 GB of storage and a higher-resolution screen would have made for extra wallop.
But at the price, who's complaining, really?
The Moto Tab also features its own Productivity Mode, which enables a task bar for easier multitasking and app switching. To enhance productivity even further, Lenovo plans to sell separate accessories, such as a full-sized Bluetooth keyboard, a Lenovo Home assistant dock, and a case folio. The company says these are "coming soon."
Lenovo Moto Tab
Again, the Moto Tab launches on Nov. 17 for $299. Customers can either pay for it upfront or pay it in $15-per-month chunks over the course of 20 months.
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