Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro review

Great for media, not so great for everything else

Lenovo Yoga 3 Tab Pro review

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As I noted in the previous section, the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro looks appreciably different to other Android tablets, and the source of that difference is the unusual bulge along one of its longer sides.

This is where you'll find the tablet's kickstand. Press the release button on the back of the Yoga Tab 3 Pro and part of the metal casing will flick away. It then takes a solid yank to pull the kickstand into place, enabling you to prop the tablet up at a range of angles.

You can also flip the kickstand around 180 degrees, at which point the slot that houses the release button when the stand is folded away becomes a hook on which you can hang the tablet.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro review

It's pretty ingenious, and reinforces the idea that this is a second screen that can be placed in a kitchen, utility room or anywhere else where you might want to consume media but don't necessarily want to set up a TV.

Rotate the stand 90 degrees and lie the Yoga Tab 3 down on its back and it'll be propped up at an angle. This serves to make typing on the tablet's keyboard a little easier, but it also positions the projector better to do its thing.

Yes, the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro also houses a projector in that multi-functional hinge, which beams a 70-inch picture onto a wall or surface of your choice.

It turns the Yoga Tab 3 into a fantastic travel device, as you can potentially turn any hotel wall into a large widescreen TV at the touch of a button. It also makes it a great device to take with you for presentations, or simply when you want to show off some pictures to a large group of people.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro review

The Yoga Tab 3's projector isn't quite perfect, as the picture is a little dim even in a pitch-black room, but it's a welcome addition any way you cut it.

There's a control for fine-tuning the focus of the projector, and it'll automatically square the picture off when not at the optimal angle.

The final noteworthy feature stashed away in that hinge is a superb four-speaker soundbar. It's loud and crisp, while Dolby Atmos technology ensures greater depth to its sound profile than you'll get from most tinny tablet speakers.

It's still no replacement for a half-decent set of cans or a Bluetooth speaker, but it's more than serviceable in a pinch.