Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro – the new pico projector packing tablet #IFA
One of the areas I *had* to check out at IFA 2015 was Lenovo’s. I had already been told by my buddy Gareth, of Tracy and Matt fame, that they had rebranded themselves and the first thing to great me was the new Yoga Tab 3 Pro.
Lenovo is calling their Yoga Tab 3 Pro the ultimate video tablet – I have to say, I can see why.
The Yoga Tab Pro is equipped with a rather nice 10-inch display, a built-in 70-inch projector, and four front-facing speakers. Impressive huh?
The projector lives in the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro‘s kickstand. You are able to rotate it through 180-degrees which allows it to spray its video goodness on to a wall or ceiling with equal ease.
The display consists of a 10.1-inch QHD (2560×1600) screen at 299 pixels per inch.
The Lenovo Tab 3 Pro runs Android 5.1 powered by a Quad-Core Intel Atom x 5-Z8500 processor up to 2.24 GHz. This is mated with 2GB RAM and up to 32GB internal storage which is, of course, expandable via a microSD slot.
If you heard the previous Yoga Tab Pro you’ll be glad to hear that the speakers in the new version are still pretty good. The only reshuffle is that the tablet’s subwoofer has been move up with the JBL front speakers, no doubt to aid some of the jiggery-pokery around the rear redesign. Audio is also enhanced Dolby Atmos.
The Tab 3 Pro rightly deserves its pro designation. Just picking it up you can feel that this is a premium product thanks to the aluminium shell and a leather-like fabric on the back. It tips the scales at a very reasonable 665g.
Lenovo has loaded the Tab 3 Pro with a couple of batteries so that they can honour its 18 hour boast before it needs to see a recharging point.
As with the other Yoga Tabs, there’s multiple ways to use it. You can hold, tilt, stand, and hang it.
The 10-inch Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro will start selling in November for 499 Euros. No official UK pricing has been announced yet so I’d chalk it down to somewhere in the £350-£400 region to be competitive.
An LTE model will also be made available in the future which will most likely hike the price up another £100 if Lenovo follows Apple’s structure.
I must say, I would love one of these. How about you?