The iPad Pro just got schooled by Lenovo's new tablet innovation

The Lenovo Tab Extreme has an interesting dual kickstand feature for more adept positioning

Lenovo Tab Extreme on T3 colour background
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When it comes to the best tablets, Apple's iPad range is known to be king of the castle. But it's not the only player for the crown, and this new Android tablet alternative offers an innovative kickstand solution that's worthy of attention. 

I'm talking about the Lenovo Tab Extreme, as revealed at CES 2023, which even the iPad Pro - the best iPad of Apple's full range, I reckon - could take a tip or two from. That's because the Tab Extreme features a dual kickstand feature so it can be positioned in a variety of ways.

Included as part of Lenovo's package are not one but two different magnetically-attachable kickstands. The main one, which features a backlit keyboard, sees the Tab Extreme 'float', making for a great laptop alternative. The innovation here is in the way the stand has two folding sections, so you're able to position the screen as you please. 

The second kickstand is much smaller, for use without the kickstand, but means you can angle the tablet in portrait or landscape orientation sans keys in a sensible fashion. And speaking of magnets, the rear metallic-finished section of the Tab Extreme is where the Lenovo Precision Pen 3 can snap onto, keeping it out of sight but ready for action.

Many users now stick to their iPad for day-to-day work, thanks to iPadOS's ease of use. Android is slowly catching up, though, and the Tab Extreme, which features Android 13 out of the box, is also good for three software iterations of updates, and four years of security updates. 

Other top features from the Lenovo include an iPad-rivalling 3K resolution screen with 120Hz refresh rate; there's also eight built-in speakers to support Dolby Atmos surround direct from the tablet. I'll certainly be looking out for this tablet at CES 2023 to see just how good it looks and sounds...

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike is the Tech Editor at He's been writing about consumer technology for 15 years and, as a phones expert, has seen hundreds of handsets over the years – swathes of Android devices, a smattering of iPhones, and a batch of Windows Phone too (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech and audio aficionado his beat at T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a tech stone unturned he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for 10 years, he's also provided work for publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more. In addition to his tech knowledge, Mike is also a flights and travel expert, having travelled the globe extensively. You'll likely find him setting up a new mobile phone, critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next getaway... or cycling somewhere.