IFA 2015 | Lenovo unveils refreshed Yoga Tab 3 and Tab 3 Pro series
Lenovo has taken the wraps off its latest consumer-centric Yoga tablet line to succeed to the current Lenovo Tab 2 series. The new Tab 3 series will include the 8-inch Tab 3 8, 10-inch Tab 3 10, and 10-inch Tab 3 Pro.
First, the Tab 3 Pro will be the high-end leather-back model with its signature pico projector returning from the previous generation. Lenovo has doubled the lumen output to 50 nits and promises support for up to a 70-foot projection. The redesigned stand also allows adjustment of the projector angle, which Lenovo says was a common complaint about the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro. Core specifications have also been upgraded from an Intel Bay Trail Atom CPU to the new Cherry Trail family. Display size is down from 13.3-inch to 10.1-inch and the resolution is now 2560 x 1600 instead of 2560 x 1440.
The next model down is the Yoga Tab 3 10, which is Lenovo's more down-to-Earth solution for home users and the successor to the previous Yoga Tab 2 10. Resolution is down to 1280 x 800 compared to 1920 x 1200 on the Yoga Tab 2 10 with a processor change from Intel Atom to Quakcomm Snapdragon. The new model will also be slightly heavier (655 g vs. 619 g) despite its plastic chassis, but will have the new rotating camera feature to switch between front-facing and rear-facing.
Lastly, the Yoga Tab 3 8 will be the smaller 8-inch model with essentially the same hardware and features as its bigger sibling. This includes the 800p IPS display, 8 MP rotating camera, and front-facing stereo speakers.
While we can list the specifications of each model, it may be easier to simply check out our images below for the details. The 8-inch screen size for the Tab 3 10 specification card is merely a typo. The Yoga Tab 3 8, Tab 3 10, and Tab 3 Pro will all launch in time for the Holidays starting at $169, $199, and $499, respectively. Check out our previous reviews on the Yoga Tab 2 8, Yoga Tab 2 10, and Yoga Tab 2 Pro for more information.
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