At a recent event, Lenovo launched the Yoga Tab 3 Pro in India. The highlight of the slate is its built-in pico projector, which outputs a display up to 70-inches in size. The unique tablet also comes with a built-in kickstand, letting you use the device in four different modes. Here's a tour of the main features of the Tab 3 Pro.
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro in pictures
Two screens for the price of one
Ports and buttons
Under the hood
The fuel tank
Lenovo recently launched the Yoga Tab 3 Pro in India alongside the Yoga 900. The successor to the Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 Pro, the Tab 3 Pro offers a more premium design and better specs. It also carries forward the mainstay of its predecessor, the built-in pico projector. The tablet also features an integrated kickstand, and is designed to be a true multimedia device. Priced at Rs 39,990, the tablet is available in India exclusively on Flipkart. To find out what it brings to the table, here's a quick look in pictures.
The Yoga Tab 3 Pro features a 10.1-inch QHD screen, with a pixel density of 299ppi. The screen supports AnyPen technology, which lets you use any conducive object as a stylus. The pico projector we mentioned earlier is built into the rotatable spine. The 50 Lumen DLP projector can produce a screen size of up to 70-inches, and because it's rotatable up to 180-degrees, you can project the image onto a wall, or even on the ceiling. The quality of the projected screen is just 480p though, and you'll need to be in a sufficiently dark environment to get clear visuals.
The Yoga Tab 3 Pro features a premium metal body, and a soft faux leather back panel that's really comfortable to hold. The tablet is also splash-proof thanks to IP21 certification. The kickstand we mentioned earlier pops open when you press a button lever on the back, and folds back in place neatly once you're done. You can use the tablet in four modes – Hold, Tilt, Stand and Hang – with the last enabled thanks to a buttonhole that's integrated in the kickstand.
The port placement on the Tab 3 Pro is all centred around the cylindrical hinge. On the right side, you'll find the circular power button, flanked by the micro-USB charging port and volume rocker. The left side features a dedicated button to start the pico projector, as well as a 3.5mm audio jack. The primary 13MP camera is located on the right side of the hinge, while the microSIM and microSD card slot are located in a flap underneath. The front 5MP camera is located above the display.
Having a built-in pico projector is well and good, but you need some serious audio hardware to make for a truly immersive experience. Fortunately, the Tab 3 Pro doesn't disappoint. It features not two, but four front-facing speakers, equipped with Dolby Atmos sound. We watched a bunch of video clips during the demo, and we can safely say that you don't need your headphones if you're watching a movie with the Tab 3 Pro.
Powering the Tab 3 Pro is an Intel Atom x Z8500 paired with 2GB of RAM. Internationally there is a 32GB variant of the device, but in India we're only getting the 16GB one. In our opinion, the storage is on the lower side, considering Lenovo's plugging this as an entertainment device. Plus, the microSD card slot supports expansion only up to 64GB. In terms of software, the tablet runs Android 5.1 Lollipop layered with Vibe UI. The connectivity features include a microSIM card slot for data. You also get dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, MIMO and Bluetooth 4.0.
One of the highlights of the Tab 3 Pro is its huge 10,200mAh battery, which Lenovo says can deliver up to 18 hours of usage. The battery also supports fast charging, and as a pleasant addition, can also charge other devices via USB OTG. So where is this huge battery hiding? In the cylindrical spine of course.