Review: Lenovo Yoga Pro 3

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Review: Lenovo Yoga Pro 3

When talking about laptops and notebooks, you just cannot miss Lenovo. It is a China based multinational company that has excelled in manufacturing innovative laptops and notebooks. The company recently featured with its new flagship laptop, Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. It is a super slim laptop which has a hinge that can be rotated to 360 degrees. It is an upgraded version of the Lenovo Yoga 3 with some modifications and additions.

The 360 degrees hinge allows to hold it on a tablet mode. The best part of this new launch is the new Intel Core M Chip, which makes Yoga 3 Pro 17% thinner from its predecessor. The device is cleverly designed to a funny slimness and is priced at $1349.

The laptop is fuelled with Intel Core M 5Y70 processor with a processor speed of 1.2 GHz. The new and modified processor makes the machine 17% thinner than its previous version Lenovo Yoga 3. The operating system installed in it is the latest version of the Windows operating system i.e. Windows 8.1.

The RAM installed in the device is of 8 GB, which will make sure that you are able to use your laptop without any hanging issues and are able to multitask with utmost ease. The device features with a slim and sleek look because of the Intel Core M processor. The display of the machine is of 13 inches, while the exact measurement of the machine is 13 x 9 x 0.5 inches and weight is about 2.62 pounds, which makes it even lighter and thinner than the 13 inch MacBook Air which weighs 2.96 pounds and its thickness is 0.11 to 0.68 inches end to end.

This gives it an edge over the laptops falling in this category, making Lenovo Yoga Pro 3 way ahead from others. The screen resolution of the machine is 3200 x 1800 pixels and the aspect ratio is 16:9, which will make sure that you have a clear and bright view and you are able to enjoy videos and movies with joy. The screen type of the machine is LCD capacitive touchscreen with backlit LED and active colors.

By using Core M chip, Lenovo redesigned the hinge of the Yoga Pro 3 to make it about 2 mm thinner than its previous generation. Lenovo named it as a watchband hinge which is composed of six different points of strength and the whole weight of the laptop is distributed across the six hinge points. This new and innovative design allows to lay the laptop on the table with both screen and Keyboard facing up.

There is a USB 3.0 port, SD card reader and a micro HDMI output on the left side of the machine, while on the right hand side there are volume rocker, headphone jack, power button, auto rotate button and a USB 3.0 port. The hard drive installed in the device is of 256 GB.

The Yoga 3 Pro is a clear example of design and performance falling into two different categories. As forward-looking and dynamic as the design is, the performance, both in applications and battery life, feels like a step backward.

In our tests, the performance of the Yoga 3 Pro and its Intel Core M platform feels robust enough for everyday use, but it also doesn’t feel like a AED 4000 laptop should. So, as long as you stick to mainstream computing tasks and don’t spend more than six hours away from the power plug, the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is a good choice.

Price: AED 4000 approx.

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