Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro Review

Functionality and design play a huge part in the making of any device. They determine whether you think you want a device or not. The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro is sleek in design and delivers functionality in a way you didn’t really think about. It packs a pretty good projector, one that you wouldn’t expect to be any good.

Specs

  • 10.0″ 1600 x 2560 IPS LCD Display
  • Intel Atom Quad-Core Processor
  • 2.4 GB RAM
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 10200 mAh Battery
  • 13MP/5MP Cameras

Hardware

The hardware on the Yoga Tab 3 Pro was one of the biggest selling points for me. The back is a nice leather-type material that’s pleasant to the touch, while the kickstand is made of metal. Unfortunately, the rest is plastic, but it doesn’t feel cheap. The ergonomic feel of the device is a huge deal. The Yoga Tab 3 Pro has a nice handle on the left for one-handed use. It carries most of the weight, making it easy to use the tablet with one hand.

The buttons are clicky and give a nice response. There is a power button on one side, and on the other side of the barrel is a projector button. Long-press that one and you’ll turn on the awesome projector.



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Projector

The projector on this tablet is really good. I was thoroughly impressed by the color and definition of the picture. The bulb is bright and focuses nicely. I used it on the wall and on my ceiling. Both times, I had no issue. It makes it feel like you are truly at a theater. The projector is probably the biggest deal on this tablet. It makes the Yoga Tablet 3 Pro a true portable cinema.

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Software & Performance

I didn’t have any issues with the software for the most part. Everything runs smoothly and performs well. The only thing I had an issue with was the drop down menu. It seems to stutter for whatever reason each time I want to check a notification. Videos play nicely. but videos have to play well because that’s the whole reason this tablet exists: media consumption.

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Display

The LCD display was what you would expect for a $500 tablet. It color accurate and pleasing to look at. Suppose you do buy this tablet, for the most part, you would be watching movies or videos on this screen, and it does not disappoint. I did like the size of the display. It seemed like it was a pretty good size for everyday use and also entertainment purposes.

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Speakers

The Dolby speakers on this tablet are pretty good. They get really loud and face towards the user, which is a really good thing. They have to be loud for the device to be considered a home entertainment system. They don’t get the lowest lows or the highest highs. Most o the sound seems to stay in the mid to upper range and is pretty clear. I did like using these instead of headphones because the Yoga 3 Pro got pretty loud.

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Final Thoughts

I really like the Yoga Tab 3 Pro. It proved to be a really goo tablet and also an awesome projector. The display si above average and the software is high-quality. I would definitely recommend this tablet to anyone who wants to just try a tablet with a projector in it. It also has a really good battery life for on the go entertainment. I don’t think you can really go wrong with this tablet.