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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 3 Pro review: a versatile device with a built-in projector

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When it comes to tablets Lenovo has always thought outside the square and its latest Yoga Tablet 3 Pro is another example of that approach with some unique features and a unique user experience.

The device has a 10.1-inch IPS (in-plane switching) quad HD screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 so it looks impressive whether you’re watching a movie, browsing the web or viewing pictures and videos.

But that’s not the only way you can enjoy your content.

The Yoga Tablet 3 Pro has a projector built in to the barrel than runs up the side of the screen.

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And because it’s on this location, the built-in stand makes it even easier to position the tablet and also aim the projector for comfortable viewing.

The projector can create an image up to 70-inches in size on a wall or the ceiling with a brightness of 50 lumens.

It has auto focus and even has automatic keystone correction which means that whatever angle the image hits the wall it keeps the image in a rectangular shape.

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We were able to watch whatever was on the tablet’s screen on a grander scale through the projector so it’s ideal if you are making a presentation, want to surf the web in a bigger way and when watching your favourite content or streaming video services.

And we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the picture through the tablet’s DLP projector.

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We were also impressed by sound quality from the four JBL speakers built in below the screen.

And it even has Dolby Atmos so when watching a movie, you’re going to hear sounds coming from all around you.

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The Yoga Tablet 3 also has its trademark built-in stand which easily allows the device to be positioned for typing, for viewing, for holding and it can even be hung.

Under the hood, the Yoga Tablet 3 Pro has an Intel Atom x5-Z8500 processor with 2GB RAM and 32GB of memory with a microSD card slot to expand that memory even further.

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On the design side the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 3 Pro is a slick unit with a faux-leather finish on the back panel.

The Yoga 3 tablet is running Android 5.1 Lollipop and has some extra Lenovo apps to make it easier to organise and share your content.

There’s also a McAfee LiveSafe security software so you have peace of mind when loading new apps and downloading content.

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A favourite feature of ours was AnyPen technology which allows you to use pens and other similar shaped objects to navigate, write and draw on the screen for added convenience – or when your hands are dirty.

The only thing users might not like is the barrel that contains the battery, the projector and the rear 13-megapixel camera.

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The shape it gives the tablet means it takes up a little more room in your bag and doesn’t store as easily as other regular tablets.

But that shape also provides all of those added features – especially the projector – and if customers want that feature then they will understand it’s a small price to pay.

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It also has no SIM card slot so you need a wi-fi network to connect to the internet. It also doesn’t have NFC (near field communication).

On the battery side, the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 3 Pro will power on for up to 18 hours.

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Remember that barrel – also contains a larger battery which gives the device one of the best battery performances you’ll find on a tablet.

VERDICT

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 3 Pro is a unique device that offers an experience like no other with the versatility of a built-in projector to take your content beyond the device.

And the built-in Yoga stand that means the tablet can be positioned without the need for a separate case is yet another example of Lenovo putting the customer’s needs first.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 3 Pro

Price: $799