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Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus homes in on entertainment, ditches last year's projector

Lenovo's latest tablet for entertainment keeps its different ways to position the screen, upgraded audio and video streaming, but loses an earlier model's feature.

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Lenovo's 10.1-inch Yoga Tab 3 Plus is all about entertainment. Just like its predecessor, this year's model is designed to enhance the TV and video-viewing experience. But unlike the Yoga Tab 3 Pro, announced at last year's IFA, the Tab 3 Plus doesn't have the projector that Lenovo promised would be great for watching movies and TV at home.

That's not necessarily good. The unique projector feature made the Tab 3 Pro one of the best tablets for watching video, especially with friends. But at a starting price of $500, £350 and AU$699, that took it out of the budget running. This projector-less model starts at $300 or £280, which converts to AU$400.

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But at least Lenovo keeps the built-in kickstand, which was incredibly useful for standing up the tablet. You can even let it hang from a hook in your kitchen or bedroom.

Here's what else you'll find:

  • 10.1-inch 2K display (2,560x1,600 pixels)
  • Four front-facing JBL speakers
  • 13-megapixel camera, 5-megapixel front-facing
  • 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor
  • 9,300 mAh battery with a rated 18 hours of life
  • 32GB storage, 3GB RAM
  • Splash-proof body (IP52)
  • Four configurations: Hang, tilt, stand, no stand
  • Colors: Black, gray

The tablet goes on sale in October.

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