Lenovo unveils its new TAB3 collection of affordable tablets

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At MWC 2016, Lenovo unveiled a trio of budget-friendly Android-powered tablets — the TAB3 7, TAB3 8 and TAB3 10. The first two slates are aimed at regular consumers looking to pick up a functional 7- or 8-inch device without breaking the bank, while the latter was constructed for use in the business sector.

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Both the TAB3 7 and TAB3 8 bundle a 1GHz MediaTek quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable internal storage, LTE connectivity, a 5-megapixel rear-facing shooter and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Where the two tablets differ in is screen size; with the TAB3 7 packing a 7-inch 1,024 x 600 IPS display, and the TAB3 8 sporting an 8-inch 1,280 x 800 panel.

The TAB3 10 features more impressive specifications. Under its all-black hood is a 10-inch Full HD display, a 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor, 2/3GB of RAM, 32/64GB of expandable internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear shooter camera, a 5-megapixel selfie snapper and IP52 splash-proofing.

As far as pricing goes, the TAB3 7 will sell for $129 when it hits the shelves, whilst the TAB3 8 will start at $99 for the standard Wi-Fi variant. The TAB3 10 will have a price tag starting at $199. However, an extra $50 will get you LTE connectivity, a RAM upgrade and some extra internal storage.

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LENOVO UNVEILS TAB3 MOBILE DEVICES

TAB3 10 BUSINESS: AN ANDROID TABLET TAILORED FOR BUSINESS
 TAB3 7 AND TAB3 8: DESIGNED FOR FAMILIES

Barcelona – February 21, 2016: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today unveiled the TAB3 10 Business, an Android tablet engineered for business use, and the TAB3 7 and TAB3 8, Lenovo’s first series of family-friendly tablets. The TAB3 10 Business is designed as the smart company-ready, employee-friendly choice, pairing the power and versatility of Android 6.0 with the optimization and services that matters most to business professionals. Offering full support for Android For Work™, the tablet also boasts an array of security and encryption options to help users keep these devices and the work-related data on them safe and secure.

TAB3 10 Business: Company-Ready. Employee-Friendly.
The TAB3 10 Business is optimized for business mobility, supporting personnel who need to be constantly on the move while on the job. It adapts to any number of business use cases, from conference halls to the factory floor or to a point-of-sale kiosk. Lenovo’s user studies show tablets to be the most shared devices in the family. That’s why we designed the TAB3 8 and 7 for sharing—supporting multi-user modes. And because we know kids will use it, we’ve introduced a dedicated kid’s mode and kid-friendly features such as adaptive display, making it suitable for everyone in the family.

Because a growing number of businesses are adopting Android tablets to increase employee productivity, we’ve created the TAB3 10 Business, featuring software and hardware optimized for commercial usage.

We’ve made sure the TAB3 10 Business comes with the right system and apps for business. The tablet features Android for Work™, which provides dedicated profiles for business content and affords higher security and manageability. It’s also pre-loaded with productive Android for Work apps, Google Play for Work, and a Kiosk Mode that allows users to set up their TAB3 10 Business as an interactive kiosk. The tablet also supports industry solutions for classroom management, point-of-sale management and e-Health management. And the TAB3 10 Business meets users’ expectations for durability – it can withstand the wear and tear of tough working environments using P2i technology to achieve IP52 performance for dust- and splash-proofing and shielding through scratch-resistant Gorilla® Glass 3 panels.

Fully manageable and secure, the TAB3 10 Business uses hardware encryption software and policy control and distant control capabilities. Lenovo has integrated the TAB3 10 Business with persistent endpoint protection, which shields business networks; and geotechnology, which allows businesses to track devices and even create geofences. Its mobile device management system also boasts remote control, silent installation of applications and hardware and software functions lock-down capabilities.

We also back up the tablet’s workplace flexibility and vertical integration potential with the right hardware and features. The 1.3GHz Quad-core processor gives users quick and powerful multi-tasking and multi-window support. Meanwhile, personnel can stay mobile throughout the day with up to 12 hours of battery life,[1] along with a full suite of on-the-go features such as full USB on-the-go for easily connecting external storage, Y- and T- connectors, RJ45 cables or card readers. A range of connectivity, including NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi AC full GPS[2] and optional 4G, complement this suite.

And as business-specific use cases range from digital displays to conference calls, we’ve packed in graphics and sound that excel, with a 10″ full-HD IPS display with Gorilla® Glass 3 and dual speakers boosted by Dolby Atmos® cinematic movie audio. The tablet’s 8MP auto-focus rear camera and 5MP fixed-focus front camera produce quality pictures with high-resolution clarity.

TAB3 7 and TAB3 8: Engineered for the familyFor many families, watching videos or playing games on a tablet requires sharing. We built the TAB3 7 and 8 series of tablets to make it easier for families with multi-user modes and similar features. For younger children, the tablet also comes pre-loaded with dedicated kid’s mode with safe Web-browsing options and the ability to restrict access to the tablet at chosen times or days of the week. Meanwhile, multi-user modes allow families to share tablets without having to share backgrounds, apps and email.For parents worried about the effects of blue light from device screens on young eyes, the TAB3 7 and TAB3 8 come with Adaptive Display technology that can filter out blue light. The screen can adjust the tablet’s visuals and sounds based on what the user is looking at on the screen. It also adjusts for brightness and color, detecting the ambient lighting of the surrounding environment with the help of sensors.The TAB3 7 and TAB3 8 are versatile performers, running on 1.0GHz Quad-Core processors, featuring 2MP front and 5MP rear cameras and Dolby Atmos® cinematic moving audio. They’re also available with 4G LTE optional-support for ultra-fast Internet connectivity while on the go.[1]

TAB3 7: The Family Tablet That Fits In Your Pocket
The compact and colorful TAB3 7 comes with a vibrant 7″ SD IPS display and is made for the mobile and active lifestyles of younger users who love to spend time outdoors. The water repellent coating means users can take it just about anywhere without worrying about water splashing over the tablet–in the kitchen, in the rain or even in the bathroom.TAB3 8: Strikes an Ideal Balance between Portability and Easy Reading
With an 8″ HD IPS display and front-facing dual speakers enhanced with Dolby Atmos® cinematic moving audio, the TAB3 8 makes a perfect multimedia companion for long road trips or at home. Great for all members of the family, the versatile device comes with multi-user support so users can share their tablet with their teenagers or younger kids Like the TAB 3 7, it also provides safe Web-browsing and restricted access as well as safe viewing modes for children in Kid’s Mode.Pricing & Availability
The TAB3 10 Business is available starting in July 2016; TAB3 7 starting at €119 from June 2016; and TAB3 8 starting at €149 from June 2016, available at all Lenovo Retail Partners.
All Lenovo products are available on www.lenovo.com.*Prices do not include tax or shipping or options and are subject to change without notice; additional terms and conditions apply. Reseller prices may vary. On-shelf dates may vary by geography and products may only be available in selected markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings, features and specifications at any time without notice.

About the Author: Josh Levenson

Josh is an avid Android enthusiast who writes news, reviews and the occasional how-to articles. He lives in the UK and is fascinated by anything technical. He enjoys stripping and rebuilding vintage Macs and is a keen amateur photographer. Currently, his smartphone of choice is the HTC One (M8), but he has a sneaky suspicion that’s going to change when the Galaxy Note 4 finally hits the shelves.