Lenovo YOGA 3 8" Tablet now £99.99 delivered at eBuyer
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Lenovo YOGA 3 8" Tablet now £99.99 delivered at eBuyer

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Found 17th May 2016
Good price for this, it now has another £20 off since it was posted 2 weeks ago.

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any views on this -vs- the lenovo a2 a10-70? just need it for browsing and youtube
bargain1979

any views on this -vs- the lenovo a2 a10-70? just need it for browsing … any views on this -vs- the lenovo a2 a10-70? just need it for browsing and youtube


Not easy to compare as for starters, one is 8" and the other is 10".
Here's a comparison for the 10" versions of both:
phonearena.com/pho…273
My Daughter has the Yoga 2 and is very happy with it, so I am guessing this will be likewise or better. We were a bit worried about the shape at first but it is really ergonomic and the stand is a great feature. I wouldn't hesitate buying this tablet.
Only 1GB ram kills it for most people the older version had 2GB ram . You can get the same specs for 50 not including battery time which is great on these
Smag

My Daughter has the Yoga 2 and is very happy with it, so I am guessing … My Daughter has the Yoga 2 and is very happy with it, so I am guessing this will be likewise or better. We were a bit worried about the shape at first but it is really ergonomic and the stand is a great feature. I wouldn't hesitate buying this tablet.



Actually it's not better! I thought the same as you. The design is an improvement and looks great but the CPU is weak on the Yoga 3 and the display is only 1280 x 800 vs. the Yoga Tab 2 which was 1920 x 1200 (and beautifully sharp):
phonearena.com/pho…959
1GB RAM vs 2GB on the older model and Snapdragon 212 vs. Intel Z3745F. Lenovo are pulling a fast one on the unsuspecting public!
kev72

Only 1GB ram kills it for most people the older version had 2GB ram . You … Only 1GB ram kills it for most people the older version had 2GB ram . You can get the same specs for 50 not including battery time which is great on these


any suggestions for the £50 range?
plewis00

Actually it's not better! I thought the same as you. The design is an … Actually it's not better! I thought the same as you. The design is an improvement and looks great but the CPU is weak on the Yoga 3 and the display is only 1280 x 800 vs. the Yoga Tab 2 which was 1920 x 1200 (and beautifully sharp):http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/Lenovo-YOGA-Tab-3-8-inch,Lenovo-YOGA-Tablet-2-8-inch-Android/phones/9598,89591GB RAM vs 2GB on the older model and Snapdragon 212 vs. Intel Z3745F. Lenovo are pulling a fast one on the unsuspecting public!



this^^

yoga 2 is a far superior tablet
Edited by: "DudeyGeeza" 17th May 2016
reduction might mean newer model soon?
hot from me, but would be interested for the £50 range as well
plewis00

Actually it's not better! I thought the same as you. The design is an … Actually it's not better! I thought the same as you. The design is an improvement and looks great but the CPU is weak on the Yoga 3 and the display is only 1280 x 800 vs. the Yoga Tab 2 which was 1920 x 1200 (and beautifully sharp):http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/Lenovo-YOGA-Tab-3-8-inch,Lenovo-YOGA-Tablet-2-8-inch-Android/phones/9598,89591GB RAM vs 2GB on the older model and Snapdragon 212 vs. Intel Z3745F. Lenovo are pulling a fast one on the unsuspecting public!



WoW yes I've just read the specs. Can't believe they have gone backwards! Thank goodness I got her the Yoga 2
I have one of these and it's great. The 10" screens are liable to crack for no reason, but not the 8" afaik. It's fast, it's easy to hold, it goes for ages without recharging... the low battery alert is a horrible honking noise that you can't change, but that's its only flaw!
DudeyGeeza

this^^yoga 2 is a far superior tablet



and the yoga 1 is even better imho. I have the 1 and 2 and while the 2 has newer android version and better spec, it doesnt run as smooth as the original and many apps that I used on the 1st gen aren't compatible on the yoga2. also the battery doesnt seem to last as long as the yoga1 in my experience.
s24adm

and the yoga 1 is even better imho. I have the 1 and 2 and while the 2 … and the yoga 1 is even better imho. I have the 1 and 2 and while the 2 has newer android version and better spec, it doesnt run as smooth as the original and many apps that I used on the 1st gen aren't compatible on the yoga2. also the battery doesnt seem to last as long as the yoga1 in my experience.



This is because they switched from an ARM based processor in Yoga 1 to an Intel one in the Yoga 2 (similar spec to Hudl 2, and have noticed that stutters sometimes - it was really bad on the Tesco Direct site!). As Android was originally designed for ARM processors it runs better and doesn't have compatibility issues. Yoga 3 has gone back to ARM processors again. I have the Yoga 1 and am a big fan, the battery can last over 20 hours! It just never needs charging.
Edited by: "ma6jrp" 17th May 2016
kev72

Only 1GB ram kills it for most people the older version had 2GB ram . You … Only 1GB ram kills it for most people the older version had 2GB ram . You can get the same specs for 50 not including battery time which is great on these


and lower power battery too -

old Y2 = 6400 mAh
new Y3 = 6200 mAh

plus

Y3 8" = no cellular connectivity
see - gsmarena.com/com…730

Edited by: "rasdonny" 17th May 2016
ma6jrp

. Yoga 3 has gone back to ARM processors again. .



So in that aspect, the 3 is better than 2?
david1274

So in that aspect, the 3 is better than 2?



I would probably say so. Both are quad core and running at 1.3Ghz, but you will not have compatibility issues, although most apps should have fixed those sort of issues more as Intel chips for android have been around a couple of years now (although it seems there is a move away from intel again now for android, with intel being used in Windows tablets. I also think there were only a couple of phones that used them).

Yoga 3 Quad-core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7 vs Yoga 2 Quad-core, 1330 MHz, Intel Atom Z3745, 64-bit.
rasdonny

and lower power battery too -old Y2 = 6400 mAhnew Y3 = 6200 mAhplus Y3 8" … and lower power battery too -old Y2 = 6400 mAhnew Y3 = 6200 mAhplus Y3 8" = no cellular connectivitysee - http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?&idPhone3=7642&idPhone1=5835&idPhone2=6730



The Yoga 2 had WiFi only and WiFi+Cellular, the Yoga 3 is WiFi-only - arguably these days it doesn't matter as most people tether with their phone rather than two devices with data SIMs needed.

I never hit an issue with the Intel chips in the Yoga 2 and I think the FHD display is far more important to me, but YMMV.
meem

any suggestions for the £50 range?



I'd go the a Nexus 7 2013 second hand from CeX. Probably about £55-60, but 2GB Ram SD600 and FHD screen & Android 6.0.1. If you want bigger, go for an LG v500 which has the same specs as above but the screen is 8.3 and has an SD Card slot. You will have to flash CM13 on this to get 6.0.1 but its well worth it as it flies.
Hot. Order placed.
Cashback available if your a Utility warehouse customer.
shakerstevens

Hot. Order placed.Cashback available if your a Utility warehouse customer.



What level of cashback does Utility warehouse pay for ebuyer. I would think not a lot, as when they were on TCP or Quidco it was like 0.1% or something similar.
Edited by: "ma6jrp" 17th May 2016
ma6jrp

What level of cashback does Utility warehouse pay for ebuyer. I would … What level of cashback does Utility warehouse pay for ebuyer. I would think not a lot, as when they were on TCP or Quidco it was like 0.1% or something similar. I know ebuyer work on wafer thin margins as used to work for one of there suppliers.


1.5% for consumer customers on ebuyer
3.0% for business customers on ebuyer
I use Utility warehouse all the time now for cashback. Some times the rates as not as high as Quidco but the payments are next month (given as a deduction on your utility bill) where as quidco can be months sometimes. Plus I've never had a cashback rejected. Better rates can be given with the in store caschback card with utility warehouse but I've not bothered with that yet seems a bit more hassle.
Edited by: "shakerstevens" 17th May 2016
I've had all 3. The Yoga 1 was great but screen quality needed improving. The Yoga 2 did that but at the expense of the Yoga s' best quality, the battery life. Yoga 3 seems to do both, great screen and battery life is back.
Voted cold as they don't deliver to large parts of the uk - in this day and age with the amount of online shopping and various courier companies, that's a disgrace.
cargilldave

I've had all 3. The Yoga 1 was great but screen quality needed improving. … I've had all 3. The Yoga 1 was great but screen quality needed improving. The Yoga 2 did that but at the expense of the Yoga s' best quality, the battery life. Yoga 3 seems to do both, great screen and battery life is back.



Thanks for the feedback. Looking for a gift for my 80-year old dad, so the lower resolution screen of the Yoga 3 is probably a plus in his case. The only negative is the 1GB ram but I don't know if he would really notice the difference anyhow. Birthday's in July, so could just wait to see if they release a newer model by then. This £100 deal is tempting though!

Edit: Feedback isn't that great on ebuyer- complaints about freezing screens a bit off-putting..
Edited by: "david1274" 17th May 2016
shakerstevens

1.5% for consumer customers on ebuyer3.0% for business customers on … 1.5% for consumer customers on ebuyer3.0% for business customers on ebuyerI use Utility warehouse all the time now for cashback. Some times the rates as not as high as Quidco but the payments are next month (given as a deduction on your utility bill) where as quidco can be months sometimes. Plus I've never had a cashback rejected. Better rates can be given with the in store caschback card with utility warehouse but I've not bothered with that yet seems a bit more hassle.



The question I always had about them is how competitive is the price of the utilities vs the cheapest other places. They also have that odd pyramid selling thing as well to get more money off. So is quite difficult to compare. If you are good at getting referrals it could be very cheap.
david1274

Thanks for the feedback. Looking for a gift for my 80-year old dad, so … Thanks for the feedback. Looking for a gift for my 80-year old dad, so the lower resolution screen of the Yoga 3 is probably a plus in his case. The only negative is the 1GB ram but I don't know if he would really notice the difference anyhow. Birthday's in July, so could just wait to see if they release a newer model by then. This £100 deal is tempting though!Edit: Feedback isn't that great on ebuyer- complaints about freezing screens a bit off-putting..



It's a great tablet and should be fine for him as long as you know it's not an improvement. If you are aware of that and still want it, this is a good deal. Maybe he would like a 10" tablet though?
ma6jrp

The question I always had about them is how competitive is the price of … The question I always had about them is how competitive is the price of the utilities vs the cheapest other places. They also have that odd pyramid selling thing as well to get more money off. So is quite difficult to compare. If you are good at getting referrals it could be very cheap.



Yep it can be confusing. I don't have time to sell to other people and get further discounts but I'm getting a good deal as it is. I've just moved house so not sure how the usage will work here but I was in a 4 bed detached and had their gas, electricity, phone line, broadband an a mobile phone (iphone) and a total monthly cost of £140, absolute bargain, although I am very tight/efficient with my energy usage! They did an estimate when I first signed up and I ended up using less so my payments came down and I had a money paid back to me.

The good thing is if you want to give them a try most of it is a month by month contract. Only the mobile when you take a physical phone (instead of just a sim free deal) or Fibre broadband (as opposed to normal broadband) do you end up in contracts with those services.

Very impressed with their services so already ordered for the new house
The Lenovo 3 is inferior to the Lenovo 2 in each and every way. I read on a Chinese blog somewhere that the team behind the Lenovo 3 was fired because of this. The team was assembled before the Lenovo 2 was even finalised, and a manager within Lenovo assembled a special team to make the Yoga 3 special, something about the number 3 being special in Chinese culture.

Long story short, the team pocketed a lot of the money and ended up with an inferior product to the previous release. Lenovo are keeping this under wraps of course, but this is a perfect example of the gang/bribe culture in China.

The Lenovo 3 is inferior to the Lenovo 2 in each and every way. I read on … The Lenovo 3 is inferior to the Lenovo 2 in each and every way. I read on a Chinese blog somewhere that the team behind the Lenovo 3 was fired because of this. The team was assembled before the Lenovo 2 was even finalised, and a manager within Lenovo assembled a special team to make the Yoga 3 special, something about the number 3 being special in Chinese culture.Long story short, the team pocketed a lot of the money and ended up with an inferior product to the previous release. Lenovo are keeping this under wraps of course, but this is a perfect example of the gang/bribe culture in China.



very interesting read lol

The Lenovo 3 is inferior to the Lenovo 2 in each and every way. I read on … The Lenovo 3 is inferior to the Lenovo 2 in each and every way. I read on a Chinese blog somewhere that the team behind the Lenovo 3 was fired because of this.



All the more reason for them to make sure the Yoga 4 hits the mark, whenever they release it.
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