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Lenovo clones the iPad Professional with the P12 Professional for $ 610

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  • The Lenovo P12 Pro, shown with keyboard, pen and stand housing.

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  • The back is just a lot of aluminum.

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  • It is 5.63 mm thick (excluding the camera hump) and weighs 565 g.

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  • The keyboard makes its best ThinkPad impression. What, not a TrackPoint mouse?

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  • With Project Unity, you can use the tablet as a Windows monitor.

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  • The pencil.

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  • Typing on the keyboard.

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Android tablets are coming back – to be honest – and next, Lenovo comes with a flagship iPad Pro-style tablet (after Xiaomi). Say hello to the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro, a high-end Android tablet for $ 609.99 with an optional pen, stand case, and attachable keyboard.

In the competitive world of Android tablets, the P12 Pro looks pretty good. A 12.6-inch, 2500 x 1600 (16:10) OLED display dominates the front of the device, while the frame and back are made of aluminum. It’s rare to see the Snapdragon 870 SoC powering the device, but the chip represents a small increase in clock speed over the Snapdragon 865 of 2020 flagship smartphones. It’s a 7nm chip with four Cortex A77 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores. The entry-level model comes with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, and an updated SKU comes with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.

There is a 10,200 mAh battery, a fingerprint reader integrated into the power button on the side, a USB-C port with 45 W Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 compatibility, WLAN up to version 6 (802.11ax) with a 2×2 MIMO antenna and a microSD slot. There are four speakers, but you’ll need to use the included USB-C to 3.5mm adapter if you want to use regular headphones. For cameras, you get a front 8 MP sensor and a ToF sensor (presumably for face unlocking), as well as two rear cameras, a 13 MP main camera, and a 5 MP wide angle. The device is delivered with Android 11.

If you can’t see it in the pictures, there are a few accessories for the P12 Pro that we don’t have pricing information about. Four pogo pins on the underside of the tablet handle the power supply and communication with the attachable keyboard. This is a full-size keyboard and trackpad combo, and Lenovo promises “a satisfactory 1.3mm key travel with a compact 19.0mm pitch, reminiscent of our beloved, springier keyboard technologies.” This is comparable to many Lenovo laptop keyboards. The “Lenovo Precision Pen 3” can be attached magnetically to the side of the tablet, where it can be charged wirelessly. You can also use the pen buttons as a remote control for the camera or music player. A stand folio case is also available.

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With the P12 Pro, Lenovo is also launching “Project Unity”, a Windows and Android pairing system that allows you to use your Lenovo tablet as a wireless second monitor for your Lenovo Windows PC. Once connected to the Lenovo hardware ecosystem, you can do things like share documents across devices or pen input on your Windows PC from your Android tablet.

There are still a lot of questions about pricing for the P12 Pro and its accessories. The base model – Wi-Fi only, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage – will cost $ 609.99 in North America and launch in October. Europe, the Middle East and Africa get a mobile version of the tablet from 899 euros that does not come to North America.

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