Everything About Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro laptop
With a design that is almost flawless, it is only imperative that shortcomings look all the more evident. That’s exactly what happened with the Lenovo’s latest laptop in line, in the much adored Yoga series – Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. This laptop is perhaps the most critically acclaimed laptop design of the year, with the signature 360-degree fold-back hinge, that rapidly transforms the laptop into a tablet, and vice versa.
This hinge we must say, the Yoga 3 Pro, has been further perfected as a thin band, retaining as much flexibility as the earlier versions in the series saw. That’s not the end of the delight. This laptop is re-designed to become remarkably thin, in comparison to any other in competing brands.
As for performance, Lenovo has chosen Intel’s new Core M CPU, that’s the epitome of high performance in the thinnest possible scale, and are capable to run with minimal cooling mechanism, making them highly space and performance efficient. This is yet the first consumer PC with the Core M CPU installed, that makes it true that Yoga brings the best of both worlds together. There is however some amount of doubt in Lenovo’s implementation of the platform for a consumer laptop, itself, which seems to have resulted in one of the biggest drawbacks of the product.
Unfortunately, this isn’t a drawback that is usually, easily forgiven – bad battery life. While most others in the similar price range give at least about eight hours of battery backup, Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Laptop manages just about six. This is all the more unfortunate, as the popular competitor in the same size 13 inch Macbook air, gives over 12 hours of battery backup – that’s double the trouble for our Yoga Pro 3. This drawback becomes all the more apparent, when users try to multi-task between applications, run parallel programs, stream video content or indulge in gaming. For an investment as high as this, it is also unfair, not to expect to be doing all these on the laptop.
As of specifications, the Yoga 3 Pro is just about 1.18 kilograms, 13mm thick and feels extremely light for its size. The 13.3 inch touchscreen flaunts 3200 p X 1800 p resolution. In comparison, even to its predecessor, Yoga 2 Pro, this hybrid seems much lighter and thinner, but we would really have been very happy, had Lenovo actually worked on their battery performance issues rather than focusing their energies into just the design element.
As a hybrid, the Yoga 3 Pro is expected to serve multiple purposes, and transform from a pure play entertainment device to a work-at-home support system. While it isn’t a serious work-only laptop, it does offer the Intel Core M platform that might at a later stage see some meaningful transition into a high performance device too.
We aren’t sure the device serves as a good on-the-go device, but this definitely steals your heart with the slim, sleek and light design, making us feel that possibly, the beauty is worth the trade-offs.
What do you think?
Picture courtesy- laptopoutlet.co.uk, lenovo.com
by techtalks @TechTalks March 16, 2015 8:25 AM UTC