Following in the footstep of Microsoft and Apple, Lenovo has delivered another impeccable machine. After the very successful launch of its predecessor, the Lenovo YOGA 2 Pro, big brother Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro surely has something to prove. First thing’s first, this laptop is a stunning machine. It reaps all “oohs” and “aahs” from neighbours, friends and even strangers. Crafted from 813 individual pieces of aluminum and steel, the YOGA 3 Pro’s watchband-inspired hinge looks sexy and weighs less!
Introducing the Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro Laptop
If it is looks you are after, the Yoga 3 Pro is styled in three colour themes: gold, silver and orange. For all the techies, the inside is where the real fun begins. The Yoga 3 Pro comes with two SSD options, a 256GB and a 512GB. That being said, the main differentiator is the processor, Intel Core M-5Y71, running 1.2GHz, 2.6 GHz, and 2.9GHz. The processors are all coupled with 8 GB ram, giving you plenty of juice to launch windows in mere seconds.
The Yoga 3 pro is as adaptable a computer (or should we say yoga instructor). It features four different stand options: 1) if you are the business type, the laptop is there; 2) if you are more of a stand up person, then stand up display it is; 3) if you prefer to watch your movies on an airplane (or in bed), tent mode is there; 4) and last but not least, the expected tablet mode (yes it’s a touchscreen too). Drooling yet? Wait till you hear this. The device only weights 1.19 kilograms – that’s lighter than an small sized cantaloupe! Expect this device to last 7.2 hours on a charge, beat that Apple.
The ability to transform the laptop and display into different modes makes this Yoga 3 worthy of its own talk show. The 13.3” super-high resolution QHD+ (3200 x 1800) is as close to 4K as it gets on a laptop. Many high end machines have used this chip, but not to the flexibility the Yoga 3 delivers. The 10-point multitouch display delivers respectable visuals with integrated technology assuring that images will be crisp across a wide viewing angle.
The display on this laptop is as crisp and clear as any screen in the high end laptop market – absolutely no regrets with it. The laptop has an auto dimming option that adapts to ambient lighting around you, a welcome and impressive little bonus.
Ports and Connectivity:
The Yoga 3 comes with everything you would expect to connect to a multitude of devices. Bluetooth technology, great Wi-Fi, 2 x USB 3.0 ports and 1 x USB 2.0 charging port on the adapter (similar to the Microsoft surface pro). A brilliant design artifact. The 4-in-1 card reader is a plus, micro-HDMI out and audio jack of course.
If you want a snappy, light weight laptop that does more than just your average tasks easily and quickly, this might be your deal. Perfect for launching Photoshop in seconds, this laptop is suited for work and play. If you need a computer for work or entertainment and want to carry less weight, this is the laptop for you. When it comes to video and photo editing, the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is a top buy in its class, it comes at a nice price tag for a reason. It performs amazing in its class and delivers flexibility as a bonus.
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Model numbers: 80HE00DSUK, 80HE003YUK, 80HE00FMUK