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Lenovo’s TAB3 series are tablets on the cheap


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Lenovo‘s on a roll this time at MWC 2016, releasing a brand new line of Android tablets under their “TAB3” line. There’s a total of three relatively affordable devices, all running off Android 6.0 and there’s even one for business users.

The TAB3 basically comes in three different flavours, 7 and 8 inch variants as well as a 10 inch “business model” for those who need a mobile work horse. All the devices come in under $200 so pricewise, they’re fairly competitive for what they’re offering.

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The smallest of the bunch, the TAB3 7 is a 7 inch tablet (if the names weren’t a dead giveaway) with a 1024 x 600 IPS display, 1GHz quad-core MediaTek processor under the hood mated to 1GB RAM and 16GB storage expandable via MicroSD. You also get a 5 megapixel rear and 2 megapixel front camera combo and LTE connectivity but not much else.  The TAB3 7 starts at $129 (about RM 542).

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The TAB3 8 on the other hand is its larger but cheaper brother, sporting a 1280 x 800 IPS display at 8 inches. Its essentially the same as the TAB3 7 except it doesn’t come with LTE connectivity for the baseline $99 (about RM416) device, but if you do want LTE be prepared to shell out an extra $50 for that model.

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Last but not least is the TAB3 10 Business. Its understandably got a bump up compared to its siblings because if you’re picking up this one, we’d expect you would want to get work done on it. Here you will get a 10 inch 1080p IPS display with a 1.3Ghz quad-core MediaTek processor under the hood, mated to 2GB RAM and 32GB expandable storage via MicroSD. You also get a 8 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front snapper.

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The device will be running Android 6.0 with Android for Work, dual-band AC WiFi but no LTE, Like the Tab3 8, you’ll need to tack on an extra $50 for the LTE model, but there’s also the option for more RAM and storage (3GB RAM/64GB storage) with the $299 variant.  The TAB3 10 Business is also splashproof, so does that technically make it coffee resistant?

The TAB 7 and 8 will hit the shelves this June, while the TAB3 10 Business will be available starting this July.

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