Against all odds, last year’s highly unusual Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 Pro has produced a 10-inch sequel, joined at IFA 2015 by a pair of affordable and much more conventional Android slates.
Who needs a costly, super-gimmicky Android tablet endowed with video projecting capabilities? Apparently, plenty of people to justify a second-gen 10 incher qualified to beam Quad HD content onto a wall or ceiling up to 70 inches in diagonal.
The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro is billed as “the ultimate video tablet”, and it’s reportedly also “optimized for Netflix”… whatever that may mean. Priced at $499, and headed for the US in November, the quirky powerhouse packs a quad-core Intel Atom x5 processor and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out the box.
Other bourgeois yet decidedly high-end features include 2 GB RAM, 2,560 x 1,600 display resolution (299 ppi density), 13 and 5 MP cameras, as well as 16 and 32 GB internal storage options, with microSD support guaranteeing an additional 128 gig hoarding room.
The quartet of remarkable JBL speakers should definitely boost the multimedia experience, while the cylindrical construction allows the relatively bulky machine to squeeze a massive 10,200 mAh battery under the hood, capable of up to 18 hours uninterrupted usage time.
If you dig the multimode facet of the Yoga Tab 3 Pro, the overall design language and stellar battery life, but are on a tighter budget or simply don’t understand the practicality of the built-in projector, it’s good to know the Yoga Tab 3 8 will begin selling on October 1 at $169, and the Yoga Tab 3 10 is due out in November starting at $199.
Aside from the different footprint, the two low-enders are practically identical, with 1,280 x 800 screen res, quad-core Qualcomm power, 1 GB RAM, a rotatable 8 MP cam apiece, roughly 20-hour autonomy, Android 5.1, stereo speakers, and Dolby Atmos sound enhancements. Pretty impressive bang for buck, don’t you think?