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Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro – A Buyers Guide and Review

Yoga 3 Pro review
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Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is the latest and third in the series of Lenovo’s Yoga series known for its beautiful design combined with performance. The latest one from Lenovo is better than its predecessor with a powerful Intel Core M processor and an improved 360-degree hinge.

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is one of the smallest and light weight ultra-portable available in the market under the 13-inch category.

The improved hinge is designed from over 800 individual pieces of aluminium and steel. This makes it tougher and sturdier compared to its previous models. You can bend the screen backwards all the way back, thus making it foldable 360-degrees in any direction. You can place it in different postures to your convenience. You can just lay it flat and use it or fold the keyboard backwards in a 45 degree and use the screen as touchscreen. The hinge is connected at 6 places making it flexible and tough.

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Specifications

Yoga 3 Pro buyers guide

Processor Dual-core 1.1GHz Intel Core M-50
RAM 8GB
Size 299 x 228 x 12.8mm
Weight 1.17Kg
Screen Size 13.3 in
Screen Resolution 3200 x 1800
Graphics Adaptor Intel HD 5300
Total Storage 256GB SSD
Operating System Windows 8.1

Look and Feel

The laptop comes is a chassis in just 128mm thick weighing only 1.17Kg. Yoga 3 is comfortable to hold in one hand with less strain on your wrists making it easier to carry around. It is also easy to hold with both hands which makes it easy to use as a tablet.

The Yoga 3 Pro comes with a screen resolution of 3200 x 1800 QuadHD (QHD)with 275ppi(pixels per inch) display density. You will find the pictures and video display comes with extra clarity and incredibly detailed.

Processor

Yoga 3 Pro is powered by Intel’s Core M-5Y70 two core processor. The processor supports hyper-threading and have an integrated Intel 5300 GPU. The processor is slim allowing the manufacturer to pack it inside a slim casing. The base processing speed is 1.1 GHz, but it can be dynamically increased to 2.6 GHz when required.

The improved Thermal Design Power allow the processor to run with just 4.5 watts power which is a huge improvement from the previous Haswell processor. Less consumption of power also means less heat produced. This results in improved performance and less to worry about special arrangements for preventing overheating.

The RAM is 8 GB. The SSD comes in 256 GB, out of which only 190 GB is available for users since the rest is consumed for the recovery partition, operating system and pre-loaded software.

Yoga 3 Pro comes with 2 USB 3 ports. The charging port can also be doubled as USB port. There’s a Micro-HDMI output and memory card on the left. For wireless communication, the model is also equipped with 802.11ac Wi—Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.

Battery Life

Yoga 3 Pro battery lasted for 7hrs and 30mts in the tests conducted. The battery capacity is of 5410mAh. For a normal users, this means you can use it for work the entire day with a single battery charge.

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Review
  • Build
  • Features
  • Performance
  • Value for Money

Verdict

Yoga 3 Pro is your answer to buying the best Ultrabook in the market now. The Ultrabook is incredibly slim, easy to carry around, can be shifted easily between as a laptop or tablet and an ultra-responsive keyboard. The battery life is also longer than most of the other models in this category.

Yoga 3 Pro is expensive. It is expensive than even the slimmer and brilliant MacBook Air. But in real, the Yoga 3 display is superior, have more memory and can be used as a tablet, which MacBook Air cannot. Considering the positives, Yoga 3 Pro is worth spending a premium and owning it.

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About the author: Anup Raman A Tech Enthusiast|Blogger|Tech Trainer with 10+ yrs experience in the field of IT. My expertise are in Operating Systems, mainly Windows and Computer security which comes from my experience, working as Tech Support and Trainer for Microsoft, Symantec and McAfee. Loves blogging about Technical Troubleshooting, discussing latest Gadgets, Games and doing Reviews.

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