Dedicated PC manufacturer with a great reputation for its range of ThinkPad portables, Lenovo does not disappoint either by its tablets.
Emerging from the usual pattern of tablets with Android system, Yoga Tab 3 Pro is distinguished by its convertible design adaptable to various often encountered usage scenarios, and by including a projector capable of rendering images in high quality with a diagonal up to 70˝.
While most manufacturers of tablets are still using classic cuboid, relying on weight and small thickness, Lenovo came up with the idea of implementing a leg directly into the housing, allowing the orientation of the tablet either as multimedia stand, or in a better writing position, without needing the aid of covers or external enclosure.
Metal look Yoga Tab 3 Pro casing is painted in a very elegant silver-gray color, contrasting with the back covered with a material that mimics natural skin. The stand operated by a button located on the back of the giant housing which is made entirely of aluminum, the rest of the casing is performed on a plastic body very well finished. The color and texture of hard plastic are well-chosen.
The housing is rigid, combination of plastic and aluminum being fitted together and having no flex or creaks areas. Lenovo engineers took advantage as best they could to the exterior space of such a less common housing, pointing out the large power button that also hides the LED signaling charging.
The main distinctive feature of the tablet is the built-in support system. It offers a wide leg of about 3 cm that is perfectly integrated into the chassis when closed, and its rotary mechanism is camouflaged in massive lower cylinder that holds 6000 mAh battery and DLP projector. When opened, allows the use of the tablet stand in two ways: with the screen higher above the office table or almost vertical angle for watching movies and presentations. However the rack also has a role of orientation for the embedded projector on a vertical wall, or ceiling. Depending on the position selected, the tablet automatically compensate for the correction projection angle.
In normal mode, Yoga Tab 3 Pro addresses the fans of movies or those working with a Bluetooth keyboard because the screen is tilted back 20 degrees. Those who prefer a different orientation may increase this angle to 45 degrees, the support system is rigid and is supporting the screen without problems.
Those who prefer to use the onscreen virtual keyboard will turn over the tablet, benefiting from a fixed tilt of 20 degrees, which provides an optimal angle for comfortable typing.
Screen, Hardware and Specifications
Lenovo has done a good job with the outer side of the tablet, but inside there is nothing we no reproach. The tablet uses a configuration with Intel Atom X5-Z8500 processor - model 14 nm quad-core processor with a frequency of 2.44 GHz in burst mode.
The offer is complemented by 2GB of RAM and 32GB expandable internal memory, respectively LTE 4G modem for mobile internet access.
Screen: 10" IPS 2560x1600 pixels
Chipset: Intel Atom 5-Z8500
Internal Memory: 16/32GB
Operating System: Android 5.1
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11
Camera: 13MP, 1080p recording
Front camera: 5MP
Yoga 3 Pro Tab uses Android version 5.1 without too many changes, just a series of improvements to ergonomics and simplify workflow. Lenovo interface retains many familiar elements of the platform, such as notifications bar and control buttons or settings panel.
Audio / Video Playback and Camera
Equipped with a high-quality screen, Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro is a great choice for watching movies, and the projector can turn into a real media-center laptop.
The two cameras, the 13MP and 5MP do their job well, the pictures are of a satisfactory quality, even if not at the performance level of a smartphone.