Lenovo Smart Tab is an Alexa Show Mode 2-in-1

CES 2019: The first of many, no doubt...

Lenovo Smart Tab Alexa Show Mode live

We can't say we didn't see this one coming but Lenovo has used CES 2019 to reveal the Lenovo Smart Tab; a 2-in-1 Android tablet that also doubles up as an Echo Show Mode smart speaker.

Actually, there's two new devices from the Chinese company - the P10 and the M10 - with the latter being slightly better thanks to increased storage capacity (64GB as opposed to 32GB), and extra GB of RAM, a dual-glass design, a fingerprint sensor and a couple of extra Dolby Atomos speakers. Yep - speakers, these Tabs come with a Dolby-tuned speaker dock that boasts full room audio.

On the Android tablet front there's a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 powering the show, with Oreo the OS baked in and all the apps and goodies that brings with it. However, switch to Show mode - just as you would on an Amazon Fire tablet - and you've essentially got yourself an Echo Show and, for us at least, that's where the fun starts.

There's a 10.1-inch, 1900 x 1200, LCD IPS display and front and rear cameras for video calls, taking snaps and whatever else you wanna do with a camera on a tablet (e.g. annoy the crap out of people at gigs).

Throw in the built‑in Kids Mode supported by Kidoz, where young 'uns can see curated, preloaded content and you can see this is a pretty slick looking family room tablet / smart speaker.

Lenovo may be the first out the blocks with a third-party Show Mode tablet - but we bet this is just the beginning of an expanding genre.

It costs from $299 and you can order one now.


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