Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro Review – 10″ tablet with projector and Intel Atom X5 processor
A 2560 by 1600 IPS display some really nice viewing angles on it and really in line with many of the other displays we’ve seen on other Android tablets from Lenovo, but what’s really interesting about. This are two things one is the processor built in. This has got an Intel cherry trail, processor, Aza, 8600 and atom x5 chip. So it really performs very, very well up against other tablets out there in the marketplace. The other interesting thing is the projector that’s built in here as well. So you can project what’s on the screen onto a wall or projection screen which might be useful if you’re doing a lot of presentations and other things. We will take a look a little later in the video about how well the projector looks and two different kinds of lights. You can get a feel for whether or not this will work for what you might want to use it for, like other Lenovo yoga devices, and has this rather unique kickstand design here. So this kickstand, of course, can have the tablet stand upright like so. You can also put it down into a comfortable typing position. This also by the way, doubles as its projector mode. So you can adjust the projectors angle just by moving this kickstand around here. You’Ve got a lot of range of motion on it too. You can even hang it up from a wall if you wanted to do something like that, I do recommend when you are holding it to hold it on the cylinder side here on the left or the right, depending on which way you’re looking at it right now, Because most of the weight of this device is over here, so it just feels more comfortable to hold this way versus holding it like this, and, of course the screen will orient itself appropriately to whichever angle you have it at.
So keep that in mind as you’re. Looking through this it’s got that Intel cherry trail, processor, 2, gigabytes of RAM and 32 gigabytes of storage onboard a ton of battery life because of that heavy cylinder over here. This is where the battery is stored. So you do get a lot of battery life out of this. I got this about 5 or 6 days ago I haven’t plugged it in yet it’s been doing very well with just standby mugs. It was in standby for two or three days, not counting the time. It took to get to me so I think it’s going to last a while and standby, and you also get about 18 hours or so of usage out of it, and I would believe that so I think, if you’re picking up and using it for 10 or 15 minutes at a time you probably get a couple of days out of this battery. It really does last quite a while on it there isn’t much on the hardware side here beyond that kickstand you have the projector button here, which I’ll show you in a few minutes. Your headphone headset microphone adapter over on this side. On the other side, you’ve got the power button, a charging port. It uses the standard micro USB connector, you can also get an OTG cable is like a 2.00 cable. So, if you want to plug in USB devices, you can do that into there. You also have a volume rocker here on that side.
There are two cameras on the device: you’ve got a 5 megapixel selfie cam on the front here and on the back, you’ve got a 13 megapixel camera back there. The image quality isn’t too bad. You don’t have a stabilizer for video or anything like that, so it is going to jump around a little bit, but the still photo quality is decent, it’s, not great, but it’s about where you’d see a lot of mid range phones are. At these days, I don’t take a lot of pictures of my tablet, but if you have to take a picture, they should look okay and you can check out an image sample there. It’Ll shoot at 30 frames per second at 1080, both on the front and the back. So you do have some decent options for video capture on the device. So now we’re going to do is take a look at some performance on this and then we’ll. Take a look and see how that projector works so I’m. Writing the 3d mark Icestorm benchmark right now. This is a 1080p version and I’m seeing frame rates anywhere between 50 and 60 frames per second I’ll show you the score that I use to compare all the devices I look at here on the channel in a second, but this gives you an idea of what It’S capable of – and this is actually pretty good performance of a graphical demo that is really about where most of the Android games are at the moment there are a few exceptions to that.
You know games that really push Hardware a lot harder, but generally this is the test I like to run to see where things are at. I do run the 720p version of this test to get a real apples to apples score against all the devices I’ve been looking at over the last two years or so, and on that test we get a score of twenty five thousand seven hundred and ten, which Puts it at a pretty high place on my overall scores, I didn’t want to run something a little bit more demanding on here. This is the 3d mark. Slingshot test I’ll be doing more with this in the future, as more devices come out that are capable of actually running it. So we’re getting a score right now about seven to ten frames per second we’re, seeing much fast performance on the Nvidia shield k1, which is getting around 20 frames per second, almost at the same time in the demo here, so you can get a feel for you Know really the difference that it having a dedicated NVIDIA GPU can make versus what Intel packs into their chipset there. So a real performance difference there on really super high end stuff, but, as we saw in the last test, this really does hold its own on many android games that are currently out in the marketplace. So I think you know in the future. This may not do as well as the Nvidia tablet does, but for most of what people run now, at least from a gaming perspective, this will certainly hold its own quite well.
The one thing that didn’t do as well, though, was emulation. So if I try to load up Virtua Tennis on my Dreamcast emulator here, you can see that it tries to start loading the emulator and then it is dumps us out to the main screen here and that’s prior. I believe, primarily because of the fact that this is running with an Intel processor versus an ARM chip that a majority of Android devices have I’ve seen this before, and so I think, if you’re running game emulators, you may run into some trouble getting them to run Properly on this device now let’s take a look at some of its coding performance, never going to check out that projector I’ve got Kodi connected right now to my disk array down in the basement, so I’m going to just pull up, maybe Independence Day here, real quick And we are running a blu ray MKV over wireless AC at 5 gigahertz, as you can see, it comes up immediately. This is a 1080p movie file, it’s, a really nice experience. There I’ll just skip ahead a little bit in the film, so you can see how it seeks and, as you can see here, everything spins right back up where we dropped off our slider there and we can continue watching the film at a decent clip here. So really good performance there. Now, if I want to turn the projector on, all I have to do is hold down the button here on this size I’m.
Just going to push that button, real quick with my right thumb, and what will happen here is it’ll. Give us a little message saying you really want to turn the projector on, and I say yes now you can see we’ve got the projector up and running there. However, I have found that Kodi crashes whenever I do load up that projector. So I think there might be something going on there, maybe there’s a firmware, update or something that will come out and fix that. But right now I couldn’t really get the projector to stay on all that long with Kodi some of its other stuff. It does seem to work better with now. The projector does not have a manual focus on it, there’s, no plastic dial or something you can adjust. The focus that you have to use an on screen control here too, get that projector focus which works okay, but it doesn’t feel as precise to me as having a little plastic slider or something that would give me a more manual feel to this. So it does do a pretty good job, but again it’s, just not very accurate. As you can see, the little circle doesn’t always follow my finger as fast as I’m. Moving in so let’s take a little bit of getting used to try to get that projector into the right spot brightness, as you can see here, if you are in a darkened room with some natural light still coming in, I drew my blinds in this example.
You can see it’s, not all that bright, so you definitely want to get a dark room without windows. If you are going to be using this during the day to make a presentation or something like that, it will do, of course much better in a dark room. Completely, as you can see in this shot here, so you’ll definitely get much better color clarity and brightness when there is no competing light. That’S, coming in after you so it’s, probably not going to replace a projector, especially if you’re going into an environment where you don’t know what the lighting conditions are going to be. I would say you could probably get it to maybe a 10 or 12 foot screen in that darkened room, but not too much larger than that. The further you get back the less clarity of an image you have as well as that brightness really dissipates very quickly. The further you get back from it, so I think you still need a regular projector for doing a mission, critical kind of presentation, but if you know the environment you’re going into maybe a small conference room or something and you can get it dark. I think this will do very well there, I, but if you’re, in a an environment where you need something brighter, I would still use a projector and maybe a chromecast – to cast wirelessly from here to that projector to get the best possible image quality. But that is the yoga Tab pro 3.
They packed a lot into this thing. Great battery life, nice display a decent performance with that Intel processor and I think, if you’re looking for something premium, this might be worth considering, especially if you want to project something onto a wall from time to time and can get into a very dark room. To do it, this is LAN Simon. Thanks for watching this channel is brought to you by the generosity of my patreon.