Nobody paid too much attention to the pico projector on the Yoga Tab 2, but it looks like Lenovo is undeterred with putting the feature right back into the newly announced Yoga Tab 3 Pro. The company says that this new projector is optimised to work with Netflix; this would be impressive if they service was available in more countries around the world.
At the heart of the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro, lies an Intel Atom x5-Z8500 with 2GB RAM and up to 32GB of internal storage. As an entertainment device, the tablet’s storage can also be expanded via microSD cards of up to 128GB. The tablet features a 10.1-inch QHD (2560 x 1600) IPS display, and if that isn’t enough the projector is also capable of creating an image some 70-inches wide. To power all this, Lenovo has included a massive 10,200mAh battery; which will definitely be necessary to be running a projector. It also sports four front facing JBL speakers, which shows that Lenovo really intends to make this an entertainment monster.
The Yoga Tab 3 Pro still retains that oddly shaped stand, which allows the device to rest or be held in several different positions. It makes the tablet somewhat different to hold than others of its kind, but it isn’t uncomfortable.
Alongside the Yoga Tab 3 Pro are two projector-less refreshes of the Yoga Tab line. The 8- and 10- inch Yoga Tab 3 are less premium versions of the same tablet, featuring lower resolution displays and less powerful internals. Both tablets ship with 1GB RAM, a quad-core Qualcomm processor clocked at 1.3GHz, and 32GB of internal storage. The display on has a resolution of 1280 x 800, which is barely even Full HD.
All three Lenovo Yoga Tabs feature LTE capable options, and have rotating cameras set on the hinge. It creates quite an interesting look on the Yoga Tab 3 Pro, with the camera and projector both sitting in the rounded hinge section.
The Yoga Tab 3 8-inch will retail at €199 (about RM942) for the WiFi-version and €249 (about RM1178) for the LTE variant from October. The Yoga Tab 3 10-inch and Yoga 3 Pro will be making their debut in November, with the Yoga 3 at €299 (about RM1415) for WiFi-only and €349 (about RM1652) for LTE. The Yoga 3 Pro at WiFi will retail for €349 (about RM1652) and while the LTE version will sell for €599 (about RM2835).