Thinner and lighter Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro with improved hinge design seems to be a winner among the all tablet-laptop hybrid devices
Lenovo certainly is not resting on laurels. Yesterday’s announcement of new devices is a tangible proof that the company has been very busy lately updating its key lineups. In addition to a bunch of Yoga tablets, the Chinese manufacturer also unveiled third generation of the Yoga laptop. Thinner and lighter Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro with improved hinge design seems to be a winner among the all tablet-laptop hybrid devices available today on the market.
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro tablet-laptop hybrid
The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro was refreshed inside out and brings significant improvements in almost every aspect. Lenovo didn’t implement basically any changes in design language and the Yoga 3 Pro still looks like a Yoga ultrabook, but the device is 17 percent thinner and 15 percent lighter than its predecessor. Don’t let such inconspicuous design fool you, though. According to the manufacturer, the laptop has a solid construction made of 800 individual pieces of steel and aluminum, with six attachment points across the display and should take any daily hardships like a pro (pun intended).
Being a member of the Yoga family, the Yoga 3 Pro’s standout feature is that it has several usage modes. The Laptop mode is pretty self-explanatory – you get a display attached to a keyboard. The keyboard also doubles as a kickstand in the Stand mode and props the display in the Tent mode – perfect for hands-free movie watching. You can also fold the keyboard all the way to the back and use only the display in the Tablet mode.
The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro offers 3200 x 1800 (QHD+) resolution on a 13.3-inch LED display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Powering the device is a Intel Core M 5Y70 processor with Intel HD Graphics 5300 and 8GB of RAM. A base model comes with 256GB of SSD storage, but 512GB option is available as well.
Other features include 720p front-facing camera, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, microHDMI out, a 4-in-1 card reader, DC-in which doubles as a USB 2.0 port and a 44Whr. Li-Polymer battery which can provide up to 9 hours of usage time.
All the improvements come with a price and not very cheap at that. The Yoga 3 Pro cost $1,349.99 and is already available from Lenovo’s online store. It will start chipping in three weeks, probably around the same time is arrives at Best Buy.