Apple has long tried to position its iPad Pro as a productivity device for those on the go who want a more tablet-like experience instead of a laptop, but the main thing holding the iPad Pro back is iPadOS, which honestly isn’t quite as good when it comes to productivity tasks unlike macOS or Windows.
If you’re looking for something similar but don’t want to pay the Apple tax, then you’re in luck because at MWC 2023, Lenovo has unveiled the IdeaPad Duet 3i, a Windows 11 alternative to the iPad Pro that might be worth your consideration.
Under the hood, the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i will be powered by Intel’s latest N-series processor that will make it powerful enough to get most tasks done and then some. It will also boast an 11.5-inch 2K touchscreen display, which is admittedly smaller compared to most laptops, but the upside is that it makes the IdeaPad Duet 3i incredibly portable and mobile.
The display features 100% DCI-P3 which offers a vibrant color gamut, along with 400 nits of peak brightness so that you should be able to get your work done in most lighting scenarios. There is also a built-in 5MP front-facing webcam, and an 8MP rear-facing camera and there is also support for Dolby Audio that should make the audio experience a lot better.
Users who might have need for a stylus to take notes or make drawings will be able to use the Lenovo Digital Pen together with the tablet (sold separately). The IdeaPad Duet 3i will also feature 8.5 hours of battery life and has Rapid Charge Boost that will give users an extra 2 hours of use from a 15 minute charge.
If Lenovo’s IdeaPad Duet 3i is something you’re interested in, it will be launching in EMEA markets come June 2023 and will be priced starting at 449 euros. There are currently no plans to launch it stateside.