As phablets start to erode the usefulness of the tablet, you might be wondering just what to use a 10 inch tablet with. For Lenovo, the answer is clear: entertainment.

At the IFA show in Germany this week, one of the world’s largest suppliers of computers is talking tablets, upgrading a couple of last year’s models to give people more than just a device made for utility, but one for entertainment.

Three are being shown, as the company brings in version 3 of its Yoga tablet range, arriving in the 8 and 10 inch Yoga Tab 3, as well as the 10 inch Yoga Tab 3 Pro.

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First there’s the basic Tab 3, and this one feels a little like Lenovo is going backwards.

While last year’s Yoga Tablet 2 sported a Full HD screen, for the Tab 3, Lenovo is going back to a smaller resolution, dropping to 720p at 1280×800, which we’re not sure we understand. We’re hoping this change will translate to better prices, and with 16GB storage and only 1GB RAM on both the 8 and 10 inch versions, these definitely aren’t high-end devices, though Lenovo is keeping that neato hinge and stand around, complete with the hole cut out, handy if you want to hang the tablet up.

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Simply put, Lenovo appears to have built a basic tablet, but it will have something else out alongside these in the form of the Yoga Tab 3 Pro, and while the others felt like they were a step backwards, this one appears to be going in the right direction.

We never managed a full review of last year’s Yoga Tab 2 Pro, but if you saw it, you’d have found an unorthodox 13 inch tablet with a just-as-unorthodox inclusion of a pico projector found in the body. Just like that, voila, you could project your media onto the wall, handy for keeping the kids busy.

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In the Yoga Tab 3 Pro, Lenovo is going back to a more useful 10.1 inch size, bringing the resolution to a Quad HD screen size of 2560×1600, and packing in a brighter and more capable projector able to project a 70 inch display.

This one retains the aluminium build Lenovo’s devices have become known for, and even throws in a “leather-like fabric back” as well as splash-proof design, operating on an Intel Atom processor with a standby time of up to 49 days, though real-world use time will noticeably be less.

The hole in the stand means you can hold the tablet up, hanging it on a hook.

The hole in the stand means you can hold the tablet up, hanging it on a hook.

“At Lenovo, we strive to deliver tablets that closely match consumers’ needs to enhance their tablet experience,” said Lenovo’s Jeff Meredith, adding “we know from research that a tablet today is a consumption device and most frequently used for watching videos of all sorts.”

“The latest Yoga Tab 3 series represents the epitome of entertainment for users on the go and home alike, realising a whole new level of visual and auditory experience never before possible on a tablet platform. We are giving them flexibility to access their on-demand content anytime and anywhere, without being tethered to their couch.”