We have seen a few new important tablets being launched the last few weeks, which have generally put tablet sales on the backburner. But now towards the end of the month, we are seeing a couple of interesting April tablet deals, with one tablet from Lenovo in particular offering a lot of hardware for the money during the sale.
So let’s begin with that one. It’s actually a very new tablet, with the 2nd gen. Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus, which is one of these 10.1-inch Lenovo Yoga tablets with that cylinder kickstand at the bottom that house the battery and speakers. The battery has a rated 18 hour battery life, at 9300 mAh, while the speakers are actually 4 JBL speakers with Dolby Atmos.
And that’s not even the best bit, which is the 2560 x 1600 resolution, the 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 5MP front camera combined with a 13MP rear camera on this Android 6.0 tablet. On sale until April 29 for $254, I don’t know of any tablet that offers that much hardware for under $300.
That’s not the model with the built-in projector though. That would be the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro, but that tablet is also on sale this week, for $399, which is quite a bit more, even though it has 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM (1600 MHz), 64GB of storage, and an even larger 10200 mAh battery.
It’s also possible to save money on buying the brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, now that it has been cut by $15 since launch.
This is the brand new 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 resolution AMOLED tablet with quad speakers, included S Pen, Android 7.0, fitted keyboard, 4GB of RAM, and 4K camera.
Windows 10 2-in-1’s are also seeing good discounts in April, starting with the Asus Transformer Mini being $100 off again for 3 days, with a sales price of $249, which is also good value for money for a 10.1-inch Windows 10 tablet with detachable keyboard and active stylus pen included.
Some additional highlights of this mini-Surface includes 4GB RAM, full-size USB 3.0, ac Wi-Fi cover, built-in kickstand, and an elegant looking fingerprint reader on the back.
Even cheaper than that is the Teclast Tbook 10 S, for just $169, which brings with it the option of Android as well as Windows. It also comes with the pen inclued, but the pen is not as good as that on the Asus Transformer Mini though, as it lacks palm rejection.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 have also been cut in price at the same that it launches, so how about that? This is a good tablet in itself, but with the MIUI 8 operating system it ships with over stock Android OS, this one is mainly for Xiaomi users.
Now that the new “Samsung Galaxy TabPro S2” or what is rather called Samsung Galaxy Book 12 have started taking preorders ahead of release in May, the predecessor is having a final clearout sale, where the white edition is on sale the most, at $599, with the keyboard cover included.
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S is is a thin, light 12-inch Windows 10 2-in-1 powered by an Intel Core m3 “Skylake” processor, featuring a AMOLED display with 2160 x 1440 resolution, long battery life, and digitizer support.
Even cheaper than that is the nearly identical rival, Huawei Matebook for $525, which has the same resolution display, just without the AMOLED screen. But that’s still with a keyboard included. And an Intel Core m5 version can even be bought withouth the keyboard for $10 more.
– Jim Miller