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Lenovo Tab Extreme tablet review: Big pro pad also a pro gamer

The thing is huge. At 14.5 inches, the Lenovo Tab Extreme is unrivaled in terms of tablet size. Precise pen input, an elegant aluminum case and the high price all make this a device aimed at professionals. Can it stand up to the top dogs from Apple and Samsung?
Lenovo Tab Extreme

A tablet as big as a laptop screen? No longer a pipe dream. At least not since the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra.

Lenovo doesn't want to be left behind either and is launching the Lenovo Tab Extreme, an extremely large tablet with a 14.5-inch OLED screen. At an estimated base price of around US$950, it is not necessarily aimed at occasional users, but rather at professionals who, thanks to pen support and a keyboard cover, get a creative tool and workhorse.

Let's take a closer look at Lenovo's first attempt to create such a large Android tablet for the high-priced sector. 

Lenovo Tab Extreme
Processor
MediaTek Dimensity 9000 8 x 1.8 - 3.1 GHz, Cortex-X2 / A710 / A510
Graphics adapter
Memory
12 GB 
Display
14.50 inch 16:10, 3000 x 1876 pixel 244 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, native pen support, OLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 235 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: audio via USB-C, Card Reader: microSDXC up to 1TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, compass, hall
Networking
Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.3, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.2 x 327.8 x 210.8 ( = 0.28 x 12.91 x 8.3 in)
Battery
12300 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 68-watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix (f/2.4) + 5MP Ultrawide (f/2.2)
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 4 speakers, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, Folio, Pen, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
740 g ( = 26.1 oz / 1.63 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1299 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88.8 %
08/2023
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10
740 g7.2 mm14.50"3000x1876
88.8 %
05/2022
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
726 g5.5 mm14.60"2960x1848
91.8 %
11/2022
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2, M2 10-Core GPU
682 g6.4 mm12.90"2732x2048
86.2 %
09/2021
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
SD 870, Adreno 650
830 g6.2 mm13.00"2160x1350
89.1 %
03/2022
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
SD 870, Adreno 650
565 g5.6 mm12.60"2560x1600

Case - Recycled materials and Gorilla Glass 5

The case is made of 100% recycled aluminum and Lenovo ships the tablet in plastic-free packaging with minimal printing.

On the back there is a raised module across the entire width of the upper edge, which is covered with glass. This houses the cameras and the LED flash on the one hand, and the magnetic storage and charging option for the Lenovo Precision Pen 3 on the other.

Such a large tablet, which is only a little more than 5 millimeters thick (excluding the camera module), always carries certain risks in terms of stability. The Lenovo Tab Extreme has a high-quality build, but it yields to torsional stress at the corners and bends a little under pressure in the center. It should be stable enough for everyday use, but users should take care not to subject it to physical stress. 

The material transitions are smooth and the front is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The Tab Extreme is slightly heavier than the competitor from Samsung. At 740 grams, the large tablet tires your arms quickly when held for long periods of time.

Size comparison

327.8 mm / 12.9 inch 210.8 mm / 8.3 inch 7.2 mm / 0.2835 inch 740 g1.631 lbs326.4 mm / 12.9 inch 208.6 mm / 8.21 inch 5.5 mm / 0.2165 inch 726 g1.601 lbs293.35 mm / 11.5 inch 203.98 mm / 8.03 inch 6.2 mm / 0.2441 inch 830 g1.83 lbs285.6 mm / 11.2 inch 184.5 mm / 7.26 inch 5.6 mm / 0.2205 inch 565 g1.246 lbs280.6 mm / 11 inch 214.9 mm / 8.46 inch 6.4 mm / 0.252 inch 682 g1.504 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Equipment - Two USB ports at the same time

The Lenovo Tab Extreme comes with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB of mass storage and costs US$950. A 5G version is also available on request, but this is only available as an optional configuration for business customers.

Lenovo's tablet offers two USB-C ports i.e. one with USB 3.0 specification and one USB 2.0 port. Very convenient, for you can charge the Tab Extreme while accessories remain connected, use it as a secondary monitor, or play on an external monitor via the USB 3.0 port.

On the back are pogo PINs that can be used to connect a keyboard cover or a docking station. The magnetic charging and storage port for the Precision Pen 3 fully charges the pen within 30 minutes.

Right: USB 2.0 port, speakers, USB 3.0 port, speakers
Right: USB 2.0 port, speakers, USB 3.0 port, speakers
Left: standby button and fingerprint sensor, speakers, microSD slot, speakers
Left: standby button and fingerprint sensor, speakers, microSD slot, speakers
Bottom: no ports
Bottom: no ports
Top: 4 microphones, volume rocker
Top: 4 microphones, volume rocker

microSD Card Reader

The Tab Extreme also has a microSD reader so that data can be transferred quickly and the storage expanded. In tests with our Angelbird V60 microSD reference card, the reader proves to be quite fast, but somewhat slower than the module in Samsung's Galaxy S8 Ultra.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
53 MB/s +9%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Angelbird V60)
48.6 MB/s
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Angelbird V60)
31.4 MB/s -35%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Lenovo Tab Extreme Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø40.8 (27.3-49)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø39.7 (31.7-50.1)
Lenovo Tab Extreme Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø70.6 (31.3-81)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø78.8 (59.1-89.7)

Software - Android 13 with long updates

Lenovo preinstalls Android 13 on the tablet and superimposes version 15 of its in-house ZUI. This results in slight changes to the settings and the design, but overall you get an Android that resembles the vanilla version quite closely.

The security patches were from June 2023 and thus still reasonably up-to-date at the time of review, but you shouldn't expect monthly updates. The manufacturer promises 3 new Android OS upgrades, so up to Android 16 and at least four years of security updates.

Third-party advertising software are not an issue, since only a few applications for the S Pen are preinstalled. Lenovo also provides Widevine-L1 certification so that streaming content can be enjoyed in full quality on the large screen.

Software Lenovo Tab Extreme
Software Lenovo Tab Extreme
Software Lenovo Tab Extreme

Communication and GNSS - WiFi 6E on board

Our test device is the WiFi variant of the Lenovo Tab Extreme and it comes with WiFi 6E, meaning it can connect to the less-used 6 GHz band.

Our test with the Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000 reference router shows that a gigabit internet connection can also be utilized quite well in the 5 GHz band, but there are clear drops. Significantly higher data rates are possible via the 6 GHz band, but the speeds fluctuate here as well.

We tested the signal strength of the tablet right next to the router, where maximum reception is available and websites load quickly. At a distance of 10 meters and through 3 walls, the signal becomes much weaker with half or even a quarter of the bars remaining. Nevertheless, complex websites are loaded very quickly, including images.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
864 (771min - 896max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AX12
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
795 (717min - 849max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
832 (779min - 876max) MBit/s +3%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
806 (614min - 856max) MBit/s
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
719 (644min - 771max) MBit/s -11%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
442 (222min - 528max) MBit/s -45%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
956 (876min - 983max) MBit/s
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
909 (871min - 942max) MBit/s -5%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
851 (475min - 925max) MBit/s -11%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
486 (175min - 591max) MBit/s -49%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1785 (1685min - 1866max) MBit/s +9%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1635 (1256min - 1717max) MBit/s
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
747 (145min - 917max) MBit/s -54%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1632 (1604min - 1667max) MBit/s +44%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1132 (682min - 1286max) MBit/s
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
702 (225min - 834max) MBit/s -38%
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Lenovo Tab Extreme; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1635 (1256-1717)
Lenovo Tab Extreme; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1132 (682-1286)
Lenovo Tab Extreme; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø805 (614-856)
Lenovo Tab Extreme; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø956 (876-983)
GPS test outdoors
GPS test outdoors
Available satellite networks
Available satellite networks

Lenovo's tablet also has a tracking module installed in the Wi-Fi version. After a few seconds outdoors, the Tab Extreme pinpoints our location at an accuracy of 2 meters. All major satellite networks are utilized, including SBAS for even higher accuracy.

Of course, we also carried out a practical test to determine the tablet's real-world tracking capabilities. So we jumped on our bikes and took a Garmin Venu 2 smartwatch, which has high positioning accuracy, along as a comparison device. The Lenovo Tab Extreme shows that route tracking does not count among its strengths: on rather open terrain, the given location often deviates significantly from the actual route taken, and the loop is almost not mapped at all.

The tablet places us in buildings or on the wrong side of the street in the narrow streets of the old town. In short, the Lenovo Tab Extreme is adequate only for those who want to know approximately where they are, but precise navigation is out of the question.

Tracking the Lenovo Tab Extreme – overview
Tracking the Lenovo Tab Extreme – overview
Tracking the Lenovo Tab Extreme – loop
Tracking the Lenovo Tab Extreme – loop
Tracking the Lenovo Tab Extreme – bridge
Tracking the Lenovo Tab Extreme – bridge
Tracking the Garmin Venu 2 – overview
Tracking the Garmin Venu 2 – overview
Tracking the Garmin Venu 2 – loop
Tracking the Garmin Venu 2 – loop
Tracking the Garmin Venu 2 – bridge
Tracking the Garmin Venu 2 – bridge

Cameras - Lenovo tablet with wide-angle camera

Photo with the front camera
Photo with the front camera

Due to its size and weight, users will rarely use the Lenovo Tab Extreme to take photos on the go. Nevertheless, the Lenovo Tab Extreme offers an additional wide-angle camera on the back. The 5-megapixel lens is likely to be used for snapshots, which shouldn't be enlarged, as details become visibly very coarse.

The 13 MP main camera mainly has problems with dynamics, i.e. the reproduction of very bright or very dark areas, and the sharpness of photos is also rather mediocre. The camera can certainly be used for snapshots without hesitation, but you shouldn't expect photos on the level of high-quality smartphone optics. Videos can be recorded in 4K and the image quality is quite good thanks to quick brightness adjustment and precise autofocus.

The front camera also has a resolution of 13 megapixels and takes decent selfies in good light. However, detail deficiencies in sharpness and contours become visible when photos are enlarged.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main camera - flowerMain camera - surrounding environmentMain camera - low lightWide angle
click to load images

The main camera also has to prove itself in the lab, where it shows significant sharpness problems in good lighting. But the contrast is still quite good. Content can still be made out at an illumination of only 1 lux, but the image is very grainy in detail.

ColorChecker
9.7 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
13 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
10 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
7 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
2 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Tab Extreme: 7.96 ∆E min: 2.04 - max: 13.03 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.1 ∆E
41 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
30.3 ∆E
42.8 ∆E
52.4 ∆E
41.8 ∆E
35 ∆E
39.2 ∆E
30.5 ∆E
55.8 ∆E
54.2 ∆E
32 ∆E
42.3 ∆E
36.7 ∆E
61.8 ∆E
43.8 ∆E
39.7 ∆E
51.7 ∆E
57.5 ∆E
46.5 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
23 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Tab Extreme: 40.47 ∆E min: 12.89 - max: 61.85 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - Pen and Folio ex works

Lenovo provides a decent package of accessories. Not only do you get a corresponding charger, a high-quality USB cable and a SIM tool, but also a double-sided cover that has a recess for the pen and can also function as a stand. In addition, Lenovo supplies the Precision Pen 3, which can be used to draw on the tablet.

If you want to use the Tab Extreme as a laptop replacement, you also get a keyboard case with 2 hinges, which allows you to easily adjust the angle of the screen. 

Lenovo Dual Hinge Keyboard
Lenovo Dual Hinge Keyboard
Lenovo Precision Pen 3
Lenovo Precision Pen 3

Input Devices & Operation – Precision Pen 3 for precise work

The large touchscreen can be operated very precisely; the surface is smooth and the display accepts commands reliably right up to the corners. Thanks to the 120 Hz screen, operation feels very responsive.

The fingerprint sensor, which can be used to biometrically unlock the tablet, is located in the standby button on the right side of the case. It reads fingers quite quickly, but it takes a moment before the Tab Extreme is actually unlocked. Facial recognition is also possible, but this is susceptible to manipulation due to the use of 2D images.

Lenovo's Precision Pen 3, which is included, can be attached to the tablet via a magnet, either on the back or on the bottom edge in landscape mode. However, it is only charged on the back.

The pen has 4,096 pressure levels, a 30 mAh battery and weighs 16 grams. It fits well in the hand, is very easy to paint and draw with. If desired, the pen's integrated button can be used as a remote control, meaning that it can be used to stop and start a video or music or to scroll forward in a presentation.

Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode

Display – Unfortunately with PWM

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The Lenovo Tab Extreme comes with an OLED screen and a high resolution of 3,000 x 1,876.

The limited brightness shows that the tablet is more intended for use indoors than outdoors. Lenovo specifies a maximum of 500 cd/m² and we measured 479 cd/m² in High Brightness mode, which has to be individually activated. Other large tablets offer a little more brightness here, but are also rather poorly equipped for outdoor use on bright days.

We observed PWM flickering between 130 and 280 Hz at low brightness. Unfortunately, there is no way to mitigate this with DC dimming on the Extreme Tab.

445
cd/m²
469
cd/m²
430
cd/m²
443
cd/m²
479
cd/m²
451
cd/m²
453
cd/m²
468
cd/m²
462
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 479 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 455.6 cd/m² Minimum: 4.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 479 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.2 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5.1
ΔE Greyscale 1.8 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
Gamma: 2.28
Lenovo Tab Extreme
OLED, 3000x1876, 14.50
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Super AMOLED, 2960x1848, 14.60
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
Mini-LED, 2732x2048, 12.90
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
IPS, 2160x1350, 13.00
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
AMOLED, 2560x1600, 12.60
Screen
17%
24%
-33%
4%
Brightness middle
479
600
25%
611
28%
404
-16%
552
15%
Brightness
456
604
32%
605
33%
374
-18%
555
22%
Brightness Distribution
90
96
7%
92
2%
85
-6%
97
8%
Black Level *
0.4
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.2
2.7
16%
1.4
56%
2.94
8%
3.43
-7%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
6.82
5.3
22%
3.3
52%
8.74
-28%
7.25
-6%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.8
1.8
-0%
2.3
-28%
4.3
-139%
2
-11%
Gamma
2.28 96%
2.09 105%
2.22 99%
2.14 103%
2.253 98%
CCT
6794 96%
6461 101%
6930 94%
7084 92%
6417 101%
Contrast
1010

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 280 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 280 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 280 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18732 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

0% brightness
0% brightness
25% brightness
25% brightness
50% brightness
50% brightness
75% brightness
75% brightness
100% brightness
100% brightness

Series of measurements at a fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

If you select the color profile "Natural", colors are displayed very accurately; only strong green and red deviate slightly from the optimum. Overall, the display is suitable for professional use, especially since the white balance can be optimized manually.

If desired, the tablet can also automatically adjust the colors to the ambient light.

CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN DCI P3 color space
CalMAN DCI P3 color space
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
1.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.8 ms rise
↘ 1 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
2.5 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.2 ms rise
↘ 1.3 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 6 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (34.3 ms).

As previously mentioned, the Tab Extreme is not optimally equipped for outdoor use, as the screen is quite reflective and does not provide the necessary brightness in order to display content well enough on bright days. On the other hand, those who retreat into the shade will be able to work well with the tablet.

The viewing angles are very wide thanks to OLED technology, so you can view the display from the sides without issue.

Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance - Plenty of power for everyday work

With the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 as the SoC, the Lenovo Tab Extreme competes in our performance tests against heavyweights such as the Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 and its Apple M2 or the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra and its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. It quickly becomes clear that the Lenovo tablet cannot hold a candle to the iPad Pro, but it keeps up very well with Samsung's device.

In general, the performance level of our comparison devices is very high, so you'll get a very smooth system in the Lenovo Tab Extreme. Stutters are almost non-existent and very complex apps run smoothly.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
1890 Points +55%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (1211 - 1279, n=5)
1246 Points +2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
1242 Points +2%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
1217 Points
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
967 Points -21%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
955 Points -22%
Average of class Tablet (140 - 1892, n=49, last 2 years)
793 Points -35%
Multi-Core
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
8524 Points +128%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (3736 - 4324, n=5)
4056 Points +9%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
3736 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
3393 Points -9%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
3215 Points -14%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
3131 Points -16%
Average of class Tablet (312 - 8524, n=49, last 2 years)
2747 Points -26%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
1416727 Points +41%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
1005158 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (935522 - 1017490, n=5)
987309 Points -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
889268 Points -12%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
707685 Points -30%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
676505 Points -33%
Average of class Tablet (92766 - 1416727, n=43, last 2 years)
530231 Points -47%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (13407 - 17573, n=4)
15462 Points +15%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
13996 Points +4%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
13565 Points +1%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
13407 Points
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
10829 Points -19%
Average of class Tablet (4045 - 17267, n=45, last 2 years)
9303 Points -31%
CrossMark - Overall
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
1584 Points +67%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
1090 Points +15%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (948 - 1114, n=3)
1038 Points +9%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
948 Points
Average of class Tablet (172 - 1585, n=41, last 2 years)
754 Points -20%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
732 Points -23%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (7255 - 7714, n=3)
7474 Points +3%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
7255 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
6816 Points -6%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
6164 Points -15%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
5865 Points -19%
Average of class Tablet (444 - 8886, n=40, last 2 years)
3923 Points -46%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
Points -100%
System
Average MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (9398 - 11650, n=3)
10561 Points +12%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
10489 Points +12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
10112 Points +8%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
9398 Points
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
9124 Points -3%
Average of class Tablet (1103 - 14097, n=40, last 2 years)
6628 Points -29%
Memory
Lenovo Tab Extreme
7900 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (6873 - 7900, n=3)
7458 Points -6%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
7365 Points -7%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
7215 Points -9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
6763 Points -14%
Average of class Tablet (916 - 8890, n=40, last 2 years)
4444 Points -44%
Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
22308 Points +14%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (19574 - 22155, n=3)
20741 Points +6%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
19574 Points
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
12350 Points -37%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
11754 Points -40%
Average of class Tablet (580 - 31738, n=40, last 2 years)
8460 Points -57%
Web
Average MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (1906 - 1951, n=3)
1921 Points +1%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
1907 Points
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
1544 Points -19%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
1452 Points -24%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
1415 Points -26%
Average of class Tablet (10 - 1907, n=40, last 2 years)
1230 Points -36%
UL Procyon AI Inference - Overall Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
73266 Points +141%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
30392 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (29236 - 30392, n=3)
29836 Points -2%
Average of class Tablet (1535 - 73266, n=32, last 2 years)
12779 Points -58%

Legend

 
Lenovo Tab Extreme MediaTek Dimensity 9000, ARM Mali-G710 MP10, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 Apple M2, Apple M2 10-Core GPU, 128 GB NVMe
 
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 650, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
 
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 650, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

The Lenovo Tab Extreme is able to display a 4K game at 19 fps, which speaks to high graphics power, but the Apple iPad Pro 12.9 offers a frame rate that is more than twice as high.

The tablet has no issues generating a smooth display in 1440p or FullHD, so it can also be used for demanding graphics processing in real time.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
6909 Points +193%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2361 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2325 Points -2%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1225 Points -48%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1195 Points -49%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
6919 Points +195%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2345 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2337 Points 0%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1232 Points -47%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1203 Points -49%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
25317 Points +194%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9519 Points +10%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8621 Points
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4199 Points -51%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
4154 Points -52%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8833 Points +13%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7834 Points
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4211 Points -46%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
4204 Points -46%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
Points -100%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps +1%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
120 fps +1%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps 0%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
60 fps -50%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
873 fps +197%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
294 fps
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
288 fps -2%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
226 fps -23%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
224 fps -24%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
120 fps +15%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
104 fps
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
79 fps -24%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
78 fps -25%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
60 fps -42%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
494 fps +128%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
217 fps
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
171 fps -21%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
132 fps -39%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
131 fps -40%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
115 fps +83%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
63 fps
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
59 fps -6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
50 fps -21%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49 fps -22%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
340 fps +128%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
149 fps
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
115 fps -23%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
95 fps -36%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
92 fps -38%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
89 fps +134%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
42 fps +11%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
38 fps
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
30 fps -21%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
28 fps -26%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
214 fps +164%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
81 fps
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
68 fps -16%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps -28%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
57 fps -30%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
70 fps +141%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
29 fps
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
27 fps -7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
27 fps -7%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
20 fps -31%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
90 fps +120%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
41 fps
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
35 fps -15%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
22 fps -46%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
22 fps -46%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
89 fps +107%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
43 fps 0%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
43 fps
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 fps -9%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
32 fps -26%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
241 fps +139%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
101 fps
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
89 fps -12%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
59 fps -42%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
57 fps -44%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe
48 fps +153%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
19 fps

In the browser benchmarks, our test device is more in the upper midfield among the comparison devices. Detailed and extensive websites load quickly in everyday use and images are usually already available when scrolling.

So if you like web browsing, you'll get a very fast tablet in the Tab Extreme, but the device does not quite come close to the speed of an iPad Pro.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 (Safari Mobile 16.1)
225.315 Points +77%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (127.2 - 148.6, n=3)
141.3 Points +11%
Lenovo Tab Extreme (Chrome 115)
127.177 Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (Chrome 100)
126.3 Points -1%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
108.3 Points -15%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 (Chrome 92)
94 Points -26%
Average of class Tablet (19.9 - 236, n=47, last 2 years)
91.6 Points -28%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 (Safari Mobile 16.1)
227 Points +127%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (100 - 158, n=3)
137 Points +37%
Lenovo Tab Extreme (Chrome 115)
100 Points
Average of class Tablet (21 - 227, n=38, last 2 years)
90.6 Points -9%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 (Safari Mobile 16.1)
342 Points +183%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (Chrome 100)
173 Points +43%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
155 Points +28%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 (Chrome 92)
134 Points +11%
Average of class Tablet (34 - 342, n=38, last 2 years)
128.9 Points +7%
Lenovo Tab Extreme (Chrome 115)
121 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 9000
121 Points 0%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 (Safari Mobile 16.1)
376 runs/min +242%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (110 - 151, n=3)
126.7 runs/min +15%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (Chrome 100)
119 runs/min +8%
Lenovo Tab Extreme (Chrome 115)
110 runs/min
Average of class Tablet (14.7 - 376, n=41, last 2 years)
88.8 runs/min -19%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 (Chome 92)
74.2 runs/min -33%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
65.5 runs/min -40%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 (Safari Mobile 16.1)
74614 Points +57%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (47420 - 50714, n=3)
49521 Points +4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (Chrome 100)
48281 Points +2%
Lenovo Tab Extreme (Chrome 115)
47420 Points
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
41256 Points -13%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 (Chrome 92)
33694 Points -29%
Average of class Tablet (5004 - 74614, n=51, last 2 years)
26734 Points -44%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (451 - 34733, n=47, last 2 years)
3018 ms * -174%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 (Chrome 92)
1158 ms * -5%
Lenovo Tab Extreme (Chrome 115)
1103.4 ms *
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
1055 ms * +4%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (798 - 1103, n=3)
916 ms * +17%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (Chrome 100)
839 ms * +24%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 (Safari Mobile 16.1)
450.9 ms * +59%

* ... smaller is better

With UFS 3.1 storage, the Lenovo tablet is very fast and has a competent storage controller that can utilize the possible speeds very well. Apps are loaded quickly and data transfers are carried out very swiftly.

Lenovo Tab ExtremeSamsung Galaxy Tab S8 UltraLenovo Yoga Tab 13Lenovo Tab P12 ProAverage 256 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-33%
-37%
-35%
-18%
-55%
Sequential Read 256KB
1914.4
1817
-5%
1431
-25%
1782
-7%
1763 ?(1004 - 2037, n=82)
-8%
940 ?(159.3 - 3414, n=48, last 2 years)
-51%
Sequential Write 256KB
1585
451.6
-72%
711
-55%
758
-52%
1123 ?(452 - 1873, n=82)
-29%
608 ?(66.7 - 2528, n=48, last 2 years)
-62%
Random Read 4KB
330.7
238
-28%
249.1
-25%
232.5
-30%
281 ?(173.5 - 543, n=82)
-15%
167.7 ?(10.1 - 451, n=48, last 2 years)
-49%
Random Write 4KB
380.6
284.9
-25%
215.2
-43%
189.2
-50%
310 ?(197.5 - 499, n=83)
-19%
155.2 ?(5.3 - 447, n=48, last 2 years)
-59%

Gaming - Surprisingly gamer friendly

Upon testing various games, we are pleasantly surprised: the Lenovo Tab Extreme is a fantastic gaming tablet.

Why? Well, 60 fps is easily achieved in a lot of games, but the screen's high frame rate can also be exploited. For example, PUBG Mobile runs at a fairly stable 90 fps in low settings, while the fast 2D shooter Armajet sees up to 120 fps. 

The controls are also very precise, so demanding gamers who can afford it should have the Tab Extreme on their radar.

Diablo: Immortal
Diablo: Immortal
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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Lenovo Tab Extreme; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø119.6 (118-120)
Lenovo Tab Extreme; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 2.7.0: Ø89.5 (86-90)
Lenovo Tab Extreme; PUBG Mobile; HD; 2.7.0: Ø59.7 (56-61)
Lenovo Tab Extreme; PUBG Mobile; Ultra HD; 2.7.0: Ø39.8 (37-42)
Lenovo Tab Extreme; Diablo Immortal; Medium Mobile Low; 2.0.2: Ø58.4 (54-60)
Lenovo Tab Extreme; Diablo Immortal; Ultra Mobile Very High; 2.0.2: Ø58 (37-60)

Emissions - Good sound system on the Lenovo Tab Extreme

Temperature

Very localized, high temperatures of up to 40.5 °C occur on the Lenovo Tab under prolonged load. This is noticeable, but not critical. The tablet's large surface provides enough space for cooling.

The SoC also seems to feel comfortable in the case and does not throttle its performance after numerous repetitions of a benchmark.

Max. Load
 29.8 °C
86 F
40.5 °C
105 F
34.1 °C
93 F
 
 29 °C
84 F
31.5 °C
89 F
31.7 °C
89 F
 
 32.4 °C
90 F
30 °C
86 F
29 °C
84 F
 
Maximum: 40.5 °C = 105 F
Average: 32 °C = 90 F
30.1 °C
86 F
39.4 °C
103 F
30.8 °C
87 F
28.9 °C
84 F
32.8 °C
91 F
30 °C
86 F
28.8 °C
84 F
30.1 °C
86 F
29.5 °C
85 F
Maximum: 39.4 °C = 103 F
Average: 31.2 °C = 88 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.3 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 21.2 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 30.2 °C / 86 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40.5 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.4 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 33.5 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.7 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 30.2 °C / 86 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

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Lenovo Tab Extreme Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø46.7 (46.6-47.1)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø40.4 (34.9-53.1)
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø97.9 (82.8-119)
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø25.1 (25.1-25.2)
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø25.2 (25.1-25.3)
Lenovo Tab Extreme Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø14.2 (14.2-14.3)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.8.1: Ø10.9 (9.55-14.1)
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test: Ø29.8 (27.1-41.5)
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.5.1: Ø7.29 (7.29-7.31)
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.8.1: Ø7.3 (7.29-7.33)
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø124.5 (113.6-152.4)
3DMark
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
99.7 (7.29min - 7.31max) % 0%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
99.5 (7.29min - 7.33max) % 0%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
99.5 (14.2min - 14.3max) %
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
67.9 (9.55min - 14.1max) % -32%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
65.1 (27.1min - 41.5max) % -35%
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
99.5 (25.1min - 25.2max) % +1%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
99.4 (25.1min - 25.3max) % +1%
Lenovo Tab Extreme
98.9 (46.6min - 47.1max) %
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
69.6 (82.8min - 119max) % -30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
65.8 (34.9min - 53.1max) % -33%
Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
74.6 (113.6min - 152.4max) %

Legend

 
Lenovo Tab Extreme MediaTek Dimensity 9000, ARM Mali-G710 MP10, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022 Apple M2, Apple M2 10-Core GPU, 128 GB NVMe
 
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 650, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
 
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 650, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Thermal imaging: front
Thermal imaging: front
Thermal imaging: back
Thermal imaging: back

Speakers

4 speakers are common for such large tablets, but the number alone does not guarantee good sound. If you like really loud music, you'll have to settle for a maximum of 81.2 dB(A) on the Lenovo Tab Extreme, but the soundscape is otherwise solid. Balanced mids and highs with occasionally very clear bass ensure that music can be enjoyed.

Those who prefer to connect headphones or speakers can simply use the USB-C port or Bluetooth 5.3. The sound is output cleanly here. However, the selection of Bluetooth codecs could be larger; only the most important standards are supported in the form of SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD and LDAC.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.133.72537.5363131.430.94033.329.75032.133.56326.126.58020.233.110016.147.112514.9511601356.92009.555.425010.560.831511.9654008.168.9500970.163010.268.980013.972.2100012.275.3125011.874.5160011.470.7200010.667.1250011.365.731501260.2400012.762.6500013.463.8630014.166.1800014.859.51000015.759.91250016.465.11600017.366.8SPL24.981.2N0.650.7median 12.2median 65.1Delta1.94.949.348.943.950.537.142.237.943.643.848.131.835.72839.627.95323.557.123.861.119.664.3196917.57415.274.516.877.72179.122.382.518.781.717.380.915.880.715.872.817.464.918.469.820.277.120.377.420.17721.476.621.870.521.369.421.86631.689.91.688median 20.1median 74.52.36.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo Tab ExtremeLenovo Tab P12 Pro
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo Tab Extreme audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 9.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.8% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (11.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 8% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 86% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 5% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 93% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 26%, worst was 134%

Lenovo Tab P12 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.1% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (13% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 17% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 80% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 9% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 89% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 26%, worst was 134%

Power Management - Enough battery power for everyday life

Power Consumption

A large tablet uses a lot of energy, which is also the case with the Lenovo Tab Extreme. The device extracts a minimum of 2.6 watts from the battery or the mains when switched on and performing light tasks. At full load, the tablet consumes up to 16.9 watts, which is significantly more than Samsung's Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra.

If the battery is empty, you can recharge it with up to 65 watts using the compact charger. It takes about 90 minutes to fully recharge a completely empty battery.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.2 / 0.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 2.6 / 3 / 3.4 Watt
Load midlight 9.5 / 16.9 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
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Lenovo Tab Extreme
12300 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
11200 mAh
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
10702 mAh
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
10000 mAh
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
10200 mAh
Power Consumption
-2%
-109%
-7%
18%
Idle Minimum *
2.6
3.18
-22%
2.54
2%
3
-15%
2.2
15%
Idle Average *
3
3.84
-28%
11.24
-275%
3.4
-13%
2.6
13%
Idle Maximum *
3.4
3.88
-14%
11.48
-238%
4.1
-21%
3.2
6%
Load Average *
9.5
8.04
15%
12.97
-37%
9.9
-4%
7.1
25%
Load Maximum *
16.9
10.44
38%
16.6
2%
13.8
18%
11.5
32%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Lenovo Tab Extreme: Ø9.78 (6.33-16.9)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Lenovo Tab Extreme; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø16.2 (15.3-16.9)
Lenovo Tab Extreme; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø3.2 (3.01-3.66)

Battery Life

At 12,300 mAh, the Lenovo Tab Extreme has a very strong battery compared to other tablets.

Indeed, you also notice that such a large battery is necessary due to the large screen, as more than 11 hours is not possible in WLAN surfing. On the other hand, the fact that up to 5 hours of operation under high load is possible speaks for the energy management of the large tablet.

If you like watching films, you should be able to manage all parts of the Lord of the Rings trilogy in the extended edition on one battery charge, provided they are downloaded in advance. Even if it does get a little tight with a total duration of just over 11 hours.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
17h 39min
WiFi Websurfing
11h 04min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
12h 25min
Load (maximum brightness)
5h 06min
Lenovo Tab Extreme
12300 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
11200 mAh
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2022
10702 mAh
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
10000 mAh
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
10200 mAh
Battery Runtime
-5%
11%
65%
-3%
Reader / Idle
1059
949
-10%
1839
74%
2536
139%
1034
-2%
H.264
745
651
-13%
816
10%
1199
61%
892
20%
WiFi v1.3
664
521
-22%
671
1%
1056
59%
627
-6%
Load
306
387
26%
173
-43%
306
0%
236
-23%

Pros

+ pen and folio included
+ good color representation
+ two USB ports
+ 5G on request (business customers)
+ lots of gaming power
+ fast storage
+ good sound system
+ fast loading times

Cons

- inaccurate tracking
- PWM flickering
- mediocre screen brightness

Verdict - Well equipped for the professional field

In review: Lenovo Tab Extreme. Test device provided by Lenovo Germany.
In review: Lenovo Tab Extreme. Test device provided by Lenovo Germany.

Lenovo has made a very good entry into the league of professional tablets with its Tab Extreme. A big plus is that you get an extensive accessory package with a folio cover and pen, which makes the overall investment lower than the Apple iPad Pro 12.9.

The huge screen pleases with a high resolution and good color reproduction, but there is no way to mitigate the PWM flickering at low brightness levels. Two USB ports increase flexibility, and business customers can also have the tablet configured with 5G support on request.

The fact that Lenovo manufactures the back out of recycled aluminum is a small step towards more sustainable devices, and the update promise also helps to keep the device in use for as long as possible.

All good so far. However, the low-resolution wide-angle camera and the tablet's tracking capabilities, which are more gimmicks than anything else, function more poorly than well.

The WLAN is fast, the operation is precise and, as a small surprise, the Lenovo Tab Extreme proves to be a gaming expert: high frame rates are possible in some games and at least 60 fps is maintained quite reliably in others.

The Lenovo Tab Extreme is a high-quality tablet with a very large screen that is well suited to professionals thanks to the pen support and keyboard cover. Home users should also take a look, for the tablet is also a great entertainer.

The iPad Pro 12.9 is a little more compact and offers a special feature with its rather angular format. It's even faster, but also very expensive with the corresponding accessories and memory/storage upgrades. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is cheaper in view of the recently-released successor.

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Price and Availability

Availability of the Lenovo Tab Extreme appears to be limited at present, depending on location. On Lenovo's US website, viewers can take a look at the product page of the tablet, which is marked as "Available Soon".

Lenovo Tab Extreme - 08/13/2023 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
88 / 98 → 90%
Keyboard
71%
Pointing Device
97 / 40-88 → 100%