A gigantic Lenovo tablet with decent specs shows up on GFXBench

A gigantic Lenovo tablet with decent specs shows up on GFXBench
Around the end of last year, Samsung surprised us by unveiling a giant monster of a tablet — the Galaxy View — with an 18.4-inch display and kind of underwhelming specs, placing it well in the midranger category. We aren't sure what uses a TV-sized slate may have, but, apparently, it's marketed for school and office work.

Considering the fact that Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro is considered to be too large by many, one could say that gargantuan-sized tablets are somewhat of a market niche — a very narrow one, but still one that some manufacturers wish to explore.

Lenovo is also testing the large-display waters. Last year, the company released a Windows 10 tablet with — get this — a 27-inch display, named the YOGA Home 900. It seems that for its next project, the company has decided to tone it down a notch, as a recent GFXBench listing shows a mystery Lenovo tablet with a "measly" 18.4-inch display.

The good news is that, unlike Samsung's View, this Lenovo will actually pack higher-tier specs and have a crisper resolution, which makes much more sense, given the screen size. According to the sheet, the slate's codename is PB2-690N. It will have a resolution of 2560 x 1440 (QHD) pixels stretched across its 18.4-inch screen (160 ppi density), and will be powered by an octa-core, 1.8 GHz Qualcomm SoC, with an Adreno 510 GPU (looks like the upper midrange Snapdragon 652). The device will also have 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of on-board storage, so it's certainly an upper-tier tablet. The device runs on the latest build of Android — 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

What are some cool uses you can think of for such a giant tablet? Use it as a table? Place it in your bathroom, far away from the shower? Use it to stream Netflix for your neighbors across the street?



source: GFXBench via Android Headlines

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7 Comments

1. ToastedBacon21

Posts: 47; Member since: Oct 18, 2015

"Use it to stream Netflix for your neighbors across the street?" Lol !!!

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3948; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Would be great to have in the dorm if you didn't want your roommate watching everything you were watching. I never use my TV for anything but playing games and watching sports I use my phone, table,t and laptop to watch all my shows and stuff on.

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

So exceptional PA! Last time it was LG, then now it's Lenovo. Why must you mention Samsung on a Lenovo article, much worse posting 19 pictures of the fugly Galaxy view? Paul K. really sucks. Why dont you put Samsung on the article tags, if theres still shame left on this site.

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

actually they also mention iPad pro which is more irrelevant compared to galaxy view.. and you're fine with that? :-/

6. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The mention is much more subtle than Galaxy view.

8. Fellwalker

Posts: 530; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

How can you mention PA and shame in the same sentence? Surely you've gathered by now that they need you to watch adverts, read articles, complain, get responses, see more adverts....

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The iPad Pro is barely larger than a Surface Pro 4 and its thinner. I dont even know why it was brought up as if it's a gigantic tablet.

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