Lenovo Tab 3 10.1inch 2GB RAM 16GB Tablet  £99.99  Argos
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Lenovo Tab 3 10.1inch 2GB RAM 16GB Tablet £99.99 Argos

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Found 10th MayMade hot 10th May
The Lenovo Tablet won't compromise your on-the-go multimedia viewing and listening. Take your movies, music and gaming on you go and enjoy them in fabulous HD on a wide-view 10.1" screen, with immersive Dolby Atmos® cinematic moving audio. Wherever you are, never be disconnected with this powerful yet affordable entertainment centre.

Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
- vassy4u

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aLV426

I love HotUKdeals, come for the bargains, stay for the discussions!I'm … I love HotUKdeals, come for the bargains, stay for the discussions!I'm not trolling, but I get why Apple do what they do (make everything obsolete within a small time frame). It's the best way to progress. All I see is stagnation and mediocrity in the Android world. I for one would probably complain about a "forced" hardware upgrade to use the latest software. However look how far Android has come - it now supports assigning storage as system RAM. Surely hardware should not be allowed to exist that doesn't have a minimum of 16GB "working" RAM these days? I for one hate having to juggle what apps I have installed to allow for updates to run...[/Victor Meldrew off]



it's not stagnant or mediocre at all, the problem with the Android tablet market is people want to pay this:

http://www.macmillandictionaryblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/old-banger.jpg

and expect this;

https://www.supercars.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Porsche-Carrera-GT-FA-Speed-1600x1200.jpg

Galaxy Tab S3, Pixl C, Nexus 9... All great Android tablets. All iPad money.

dyczko

can someone confirm?


Confirm

I have two of these, they are pap and not worth the money. They are soooooo slow, and that's with the latest firmware and without any apps on. I would avoid.

Hmm, great price...but...this only has a 720P screen whereas the previous version had a 1080P screen, bit of a step backwards?
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I can only see it at £119.99?

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Krinkle

I can only see it at £119.99?



Discounts in basket

Aaaah... ...so, any good?

it won't play Netflix in HD.

It seems to be the standard price now at £99. Hot.

Hmm, great price...but...this only has a 720P screen whereas the previous version had a 1080P screen, bit of a step backwards?

- Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels

Good spot. Heat added OP

It is coming up as the post says - £99.99 for me.

Does it have GPS? Can't see on the link so im assuming not

bfreesun

Does it have GPS? Can't see on the link so im assuming not


Yes it does

allanbodgers

it won't play Netflix in HD.



Crap GPU. It chugs on certain websites too, grinds to a halt on eBay.

Krooner

Crap GPU. It chugs on certain websites too, grinds to a halt on eBay.



​can someone confirm?

dyczko

can someone confirm?


Confirm

I have two of these, they are pap and not worth the money. They are soooooo slow, and that's with the latest firmware and without any apps on. I would avoid.

This is good for the price, but does any one know if this is better than the Lenovo Tab 2, apart from the battery life the specs appear the same or worse.

intime

This is good for the price, but does any one know if this is better than … This is good for the price, but does any one know if this is better than the Lenovo Tab 2, apart from the battery life the specs appear the same or worse.



​it seems worse as its not 1080p

PS how these tablets handle all the embedded scripts whilst my 4 and 5 year old laptops are starting to struggle with web pages these days I don't know
Edited by: "ijwia" 10th May

intime

This is good for the price, but does any one know if this is better than … This is good for the price, but does any one know if this is better than the Lenovo Tab 2, apart from the battery life the specs appear the same or worse.



I went from a Tab 2, (it was the S8) which I believe was the higher specced variant in the family - and it performed better.

I doubt there's much difference between the 'A' lines though, (Tab 2 a10 & the Tab 3 a10 for instance) they're entry level tablets. The Tab 3 a10-30f has a SnapDragon CPU. I think the 2 series were all Mediatek's.
Edited by: "Krooner" 10th May

ijwia

it seems worse as its not 1080pPS how these tablets handle all the … it seems worse as its not 1080pPS how these tablets handle all the embedded scripts whilst my 4 and 5 year old laptops are starting to struggle with web pages these days I don't know


I did a bit more research, discovered Lenovo lowered many specs on the Tab 3 to decrease the price. Was wondering if it was upgrading, apparently not this year.

Krooner

I went from a Tab 2, (it was the S8) which I believe was the higher … I went from a Tab 2, (it was the S8) which I believe was the higher specced variant in the family - and it performed better. I doubt there's much difference between the 'A' lines though, (Tab 2 a10 & the Tab 3 a10 for instance) they're entry level tablets. The Tab 3 a10-30f has a SnapDragon CPU. I think the 2 series were all Mediatek's.



Thanks. From what you are saying it appears any upgrade will have to be a different model.

How come phones get better and better every six months, but other than the new nvidia shield theres barely anything out there better than a £135 on launch 2013 nexus 7?
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 10th May

intime

Thanks. From what you are saying it appears any upgrade will have to be a … Thanks. From what you are saying it appears any upgrade will have to be a different model.



I think the Tab 4 line is due in the summer. Maybe hold on for that?

I got one on the last deal and for quick 'pick up and check' stuff and browsing it seems fine. For anything else I would probably open up the laptop.

jaydeeuk1

How come phones get better and better every six months, but other than … How come phones get better and better every six months, but other than the new nvidia shield theres barely anything out there better than a £135 on launch 2013 nexus 7?



The 2013 Nexus 7 wasn't launched at £135 - it was £200. But, yes, I'm looking to replace my Nexus just now, and struggling to find anything decent that's better for under £250 from a recognisable brand.

Heat for the deal - thanks for sharing.
[/general gripe] Why are we being presented with mediocre hardware? Does it really cost that much more to fit a higher resolution screen and a better CPU/GPU combo, don't get me started on the RAM... [/general gripe]

Krooner

I went from a Tab 2, (it was the S8) which I believe was the higher … I went from a Tab 2, (it was the S8) which I believe was the higher specced variant in the family - and it performed better. I doubt there's much difference between the 'A' lines though, (Tab 2 a10 & the Tab 3 a10 for instance) they're entry level tablets. The Tab 3 a10-30f has a SnapDragon CPU. I think the 2 series were all Mediatek's.



I had a Tab 2 last year (another deal from here) and had to return is because browsing on Chrome or any other browser was not just unbearable, it was impossible. A full minute for some pages to load, and then it would crash. My LG Gtab 8 (now 3 years old) with a Snapdragon 600 is way faster. Perhaps the Tab 3 is better but I have no way of comparing.

Lenovo uses bargain-basement SOCs from Mediateks in these devices and it really does hobble their functionality. I'm not having a rant at Mediatek in general (for instance, their Helio line of SOCs are pretty good) but what Lenovo has used for these Tabs are dire.

hcc27

I had a Tab 2 last year (another deal from here) and had to return is … I had a Tab 2 last year (another deal from here) and had to return is because browsing on Chrome or any other browser was not just unbearable, it was impossible. A full minute for some pages to load, and then it would crash. My LG Gtab 8 (now 3 years old) with a Snapdragon 600 is way faster. Perhaps the Tab 3 is better but I have no way of comparing. Lenovo uses bargain-basement SOCs from Mediateks in these devices and it really does hobble their functionality. I'm not having a rant at Mediatek in general (for instance, their Helio line of SOCs are pretty good) but what Lenovo has used for these Tabs are dire.



It was an S8 I had, it was the higher range. The 'A' line is the entry level. These are snapdragons btw or at least the a10-30f is.

Krooner

It was an S8 I had, it was the higher range. The 'A' line is the entry … It was an S8 I had, it was the higher range. The 'A' line is the entry level. These are snapdragons btw or at least the a10-30f is.



My apologies, should have been clear - I was commenting on the A10 which I had. Definitely not the S-line, which as you say is faster by an order of magnitude and uses Snapdragons.
Amazing how good Snapdragon SOCs are tbh, I have a 4 year old Lg G2 as well, rocking a rather dated Snapdragon 800, and it runs pretty solid with Lineage 14.1..

I love HotUKdeals, come for the bargains, stay for the discussions!
I'm not trolling, but I get why Apple do what they do (make everything obsolete within a small time frame). It's the best way to progress. All I see is stagnation and mediocrity in the Android world. I for one would probably complain about a "forced" hardware upgrade to use the latest software. However look how far Android has come - it now supports assigning storage as system RAM. Surely hardware should not be allowed to exist that doesn't have a minimum of 16GB "working" RAM these days? I for one hate having to juggle what apps I have installed to allow for updates to run...
[/Victor Meldrew off]

I've had quite a few tablets from all 3 camps...android, apple and windows. Windows is so yawn, Apple is so bloody locked down i can't stand it although i use it a macbook pro each day for work...android, well it just works and the best android tablets i have used have been the Nexus 9 (wish i had never sold that) but now have an nvidia shield k1 tablet and love it.....

I bought the 32gb one a couple of months ago have had no problems with it at all

aLV426

I love HotUKdeals, come for the bargains, stay for the discussions!I'm … I love HotUKdeals, come for the bargains, stay for the discussions!I'm not trolling, but I get why Apple do what they do (make everything obsolete within a small time frame). It's the best way to progress. All I see is stagnation and mediocrity in the Android world. I for one would probably complain about a "forced" hardware upgrade to use the latest software. However look how far Android has come - it now supports assigning storage as system RAM. Surely hardware should not be allowed to exist that doesn't have a minimum of 16GB "working" RAM these days? I for one hate having to juggle what apps I have installed to allow for updates to run...[/Victor Meldrew off]



it's not stagnant or mediocre at all, the problem with the Android tablet market is people want to pay this:

http://www.macmillandictionaryblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/old-banger.jpg

and expect this;

https://www.supercars.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Porsche-Carrera-GT-FA-Speed-1600x1200.jpg

Galaxy Tab S3, Pixl C, Nexus 9... All great Android tablets. All iPad money.

slow...........slow...........slow............I had one and returned after 1 day - my old Galaxy Tab 2 was much much better/faster.

Dave

ijwia

it seems worse as its not 1080pPS how these tablets handle all the … it seems worse as its not 1080pPS how these tablets handle all the embedded scripts whilst my 4 and 5 year old laptops are starting to struggle with web pages these days I don't know


NoScript

Krooner

it's not stagnant or mediocre at all, the problem with the Android tablet … it's not stagnant or mediocre at all, the problem with the Android tablet market is people want to pay this:and expect this;Galaxy Tab S3, Pixl C, Nexus 9... All great Android tablets. All iPad money.


I do agree, I do believe the market would better off if devices had to meet a minimum spec - rather like a console. That way developers would know the limits of the hardware they are creating for and we would hopefully overcome this out of memory nonsense! I suppose there is no easy fix now...

Krooner

I think the Tab 4 line is due in the summer. Maybe hold on for that?


My bad if link does not work. Trusted Reviews have details on tab 4
trustedreviews.com/len…iew

I bought this from Argos and wish I has tested it before hand because I tried to return it and Argos said I couldn't because it had been opened.
Now selling on ebay..

aLV426

I do agree, I do believe the market would better off if devices had to … I do agree, I do believe the market would better off if devices had to meet a minimum spec - rather like a console. That way developers would know the limits of the hardware they are creating for and we would hopefully overcome this out of memory nonsense! I suppose there is no easy fix now...


I think that's the wrong way around, much like cats, human desires and budgets, give us a bigger thing and we'll find a way to use all of it. Forcing minimum requirements isn't going to solve people being bad at writing efficient code that doesn't need 3GB of RAM minimum.

Case in point, I have a phone here with 3GB of RAM. Over the last day Chrome has used on average 110MB of RAM which feels a little high but is probably due to having multiple tabs. That'd fit just fine in 512MB of RAM on its own. For some reason though all of my RAM is in use, because things like the app to read data from my bathroom scales is eating 27MB (why?! I need that maybe 0.0002% of the time!).

So yeah my phone should be flying but for some reason every app wants a tonne of RAM and wants to use it all the time. Purely because they can.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 10th May

CampGareth

give us a bigger thing and we'll find a way to use all of it.(...)For … give us a bigger thing and we'll find a way to use all of it.(...)For some reason though all of my RAM is in use, because things like the app to read data from my bathroom scales


lol

1280 x 800, no thanks. LG I bought 3 years ago for £99 has the same spec and better screen.
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