Lenovo’s Yoga series is known for its portability and unique design. These notebooks provide a great form factor without compromising on the performance. With Yoga 3 Pro, Lenovo is trying to redefine the ultrabook segment. It comes with a unique 360-degree movement design which allow users to use it as a laptop or a tablet in 4 different modes. So, is it worth buying? Read on to find out.
Build & Design
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is one of the slimmest convertible laptop available in the market. It measures just 12.7 mm in thickness and weighs around 1.2 kg. The 13 inch Macbook Air is around 120 grams heavier than the Yoga 3 Pro Notebook. So, portability is not an issue with this notebook and it can be easily carried around.
The display is attached to the body via 6 ultra flexible hinges which allow the screen to rotate upto 360 degrees. These hinges are called as watchband hinges as they are similar to links present on a wristwatch. The top lid of the notebook has a magnesium-aluminium finish along with Lenovo branding.
You will find a 3.5 mm Audio jack, USB 3.0 port, Volume rocker and a power button on the right side of the notebook. A USB 2.0 port, USB 3.0 port, micro HDMI port and SD card reader is present on the left. USB 2.0 port doubles as the charger input.
The notebook comes with a different keyboard as there is no Fn key row and F1-F12 keys have been mapped with number row. The keys have a decent tactile feedback and comes with backlight. They keys are well spaced and we didn’t face any issues as far as typing is concerned. The multitouch touchpad works quite well but still it is not as good as the touchpad present on Macbook.
Yoga 3 Pro is powered by a Intel Core M-5Y70 processor with a base speed of 1.1 Ghz and a maximum clock speed of 2.6 Ghz. It comes with 8GB of RAM and Integrated Intel 5300 Graphics. Our unit came loaded with a 256 GB SSD out of which around 196 GB is available to the user.
The device is powerful enough to handle most of your tasks and software. It is good for moderate use and can easily handle multitasking, web browsing, casual gaming and software like Microsoft Office. The device is meant for the users who are looking for an ultralight and portable notebook.
The notebook is powered by a 5,410 mAh battery which lasted for around 6.5 hours on casual usage. In our video loop test, the device lasted for around 5 hours on full brightness which is impressive.
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro comes with a 13.3 inch touch screen display which has a resolution of 3200×1800 pixels. The display is ultra clear, sharp and vibrant. The viewing angles and brightness levels are also quite good. You can enjoy all kind of contents like text, movies, videos and games on the device.
The notebook runs on 64 Bit Windows 8.1 which is the latest version of the OS commercially available for the users. Users can easily upgrade to Windows 10 once it available for upgrade. The device comes with lot of pre-loaded applications like Lenovo harmony, Lenovo Companion, OneKey recovery & Optimization, Photo Master, Lenovo Shareit etc.
The notebook can be used in 4 different modes – laptop, tent, stand and tablet. The Harmony app runs in the background and automatically adjust the settings depending on the mode in which you are using the notebook.
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is available in the India market for approx Rs 1.14 lac which is bit on the higher side. It is one of the slimmest and the lightest notebook available in the market. It offers a unique flexible design and a great display. The notebook is not powerful enough for tasks like video editing and heavy gaming. So, if you are looking for a hybrid notebook that you can show off anywhere then Yoga 3 Pro can be a good choice.
- Super Slim & Light Weight
- Great design
- Good Display
- Bit Pricey