Lenovo's Yoga Tab three Professional can undertaking a 70-inch picture in your wall
Lenovo is doubling down on pico-projector outfitted tablets with the brand new Yoga Tab three Professional, which may spit out a 70-inch picture. That is a reasonably respectable step up from its predecessor’s 50-inch projector. In any other case, although, the brand new Android pill is only a additional refinement of Lenovo’s distinctive pill design. It has a rotating hinge that serves as a kickstand and in addition provides you one thing to grip onto when holding the Yoga Tab three Professional with one hand. Whereas that hinge makes it a bit bulkier than most different tablets, it additionally packs in an enormous 10,200mAh battery, which Lenovo says will final for round 18 hours of typical utilization. Curiously, Lenovo selected to step down from the Yoga Pill 2 Professional’s thirteen-inch display: The brand new mannequin sports activities a ten-inch quad HD show. The pill market is tough, particularly for the Android area, so it looks like Lenovo is experimenting to see what shoppers like greatest.
Beneath the hood, the Yoga Tab three Professional is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8500 processor and 2GB of RAM. There is a thirteen-megapixel digital camera on the rear and a 5MP entrance-dealing with shooter, together with 4 JBL audio system on the entrance. General, Lenovo is positioning it as the perfect leisure pill — one that may final just about all day and in addition share content material simply with your folks. We did not get to check out the projector functionality, however being a pico unit it would not maintain a candle to a devoted projector. Nonetheless, it is higher than nothing if you need to watch cat movies in a gaggle.
And what of Lenovo’s different tablets? There are additionally new eight-inch and 10-inch Yoga Tab three fashions, however they have been downgraded from final yr’s units. Whereas the Yoga Tab 2 lineup all had 1080p screens, Lenovo bumped the newer fashions again right down to 1,200 x 800 shows (a bit greater than 720p). They’re additionally operating quad-core 1.3GHz Qualcomm chips, as an alternative of Intel Atom processors. Meaning you are caught with Android; there isn’t any longer an choice to run Home windows.
If I needed to guess, I might say the spec modifications have been possible about value financial savings. Certainly, the eight-inch Yoga Tab three will promote for $169 when it lands in October, whereas the ten-inch mannequin will go for $199 in November. That is round $70 to $one hundred lower than the launch pricing for the final fashions.
Dana Wollman contributed to this report.