Lenovo has launched its new Tab 4 Series tablets for families and kids, unveiling four new slates with kid-friendly experiences and, in the case of two models, premium features. There’s the Tab 4 8 and the Tab 4 10, their names indicating their display size, as well as the premium models Tab 4 8 Plus and Tab 4 10 Plus. Lenovo is also offering optional accessories that can turn these slates into either convertible ‘workhorses’ or into tablets specifically for kids.
Lenovo Tab 4 8 and 8 Plus
Note: The image above shows the Tab 4 8
First up is the Lenovo Tab 4 8, a small tablet with an 8-inch IPS 1280 x 800 display, a Qualcomm MSM8917 quad-core process under the hood, and a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus around back. This is joined by a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM and either 16 or 32GB of internal storage, depending on model, and dual speakers alongside Dolby Atmos.
The tablet also features a microSD card slot, a SIM card slot, a 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Android 7.0, and a 4850mAh battery. This tablet will be available in both black and white color options.
Note: The image above shows the Tab 4 8 Plus
If you want something a bit more robust, there’s also the similar Tab 4 8 Plus tablet, this one featuring an 8-inch IPS display with a greater 1920 x 1200 resolution, as well as the more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage or 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and the inclusion of USB-C rather than micro USB.
This tablet also features a fingerprint sensor, G/L sensors, a hall sensor, vibrator, and an 8MP rear camera/5MP front-facing camera. WiFi is a bit better, too, with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
Lenovo Tab 4 10 and 10 Plus
Note: The image above shows the Tab 4 10
Joining the 8-inch models is the larger Tab 4 10, a slate with a 10-inch IPS 1280 x 800 display, a Qualcomm MSM8917 quad-core 1.4GHz processor, dual speakers with Dolby Atmos, and a larger 7000mAh battery. The tablet will be available in two configurations, one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, another with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
There’s 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, a hall sensor, G-sensor, and vibrator; a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera, and Android 7.0.
Note: The image above shows the Tab 4 10 Plus
And, of course, there’s the premium Tab 4 10 Plus, a similar model with a greater 1920 x 1200 IPS display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processors, 3GB/16GB and 4GB/64GB configuration options, a pair of speakers with Dolby Atmos, USB-C, a fingerprint reader, and larger 8MP/rear and 5MP/front cameras.
Both the ‘Plus’ tablet models are offered in Sparkling White and Aurora Black colors rather than plain ole white and black.
As mentioned, Lenovo is also offering an optional ‘Kid’s Pack’ that transforms the laptop into something for children. The Kid’s Pack features a shock-resistant bumper, as well as a blue light filter for the display, and some 3M stickers to help shield the slate from scratches.
Parents will be able to use the dedicated Lenovo Kid’s Account with the tablets, as well, which includes features like curating what they can get access to via the browser and other content, as well as limiting how long the slate can be used in any given moment and more.
Also optional is the Productivity Pack, which turns the tablets into a 2-in-1 device for getting down to work. The kit includes a Bluetooth keyboard that also functions as a stand and a sleeve. This works with a productivity interface on the tablet, giving users a task bar, multi-window support, mouse and keyboard optimization, and more.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo Tab 4 8 will be priced at $109 USD, the Tab 4 8 Plus at $199 USD, the Tab 4 10 at $149 USD, and the Tab 4 10 Plus $249 USD. All four items will be available starting this upcoming May. The two accessories packs’ pricing aren’t clear at this time.