Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro review Design delight, but pricey#laptop #pc #technology
The earlier Yoga 2 Pro introduced super high resolution screens into a small form factor which has been taken to the next level in the third generation model, thanks to plenty of power under the hood, courtesy of the fanless Intel Core and chipset. But while the specs design and fancy new hinge Arrangements sound great just how flexible is this Windows 8 laptop and is it worth dropping 1295 pounds of your hard earned cash on the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro shows off the companys new. Do it all hinge design and is a Triumph in terms of Versatility, but its also a pricey bit of Kit tipping the scales at close to 1 300 pounds considering the super slim design, The Yoga 3 Pro crams in impressive Intel Core and specs and flexes its Muscles where it matters, The Only Exception, is that battery life could go a little further, but it does the job for most of the day without the need to Lug a charger about. If youre looking for a versatile super slim device with few compromises, then the Yoga 3 Pro could well be for you. Yes, there are the MacBook Air and Microsoft Surface devices of this world which, while more affordable, ultimately lack the flexibility of this Lenovo theres plenty to admire about the Yoga 3 Pro assuming you have a large chunk of money spare for your laptop needs and dont need Top Line Intel Core i7 specs its a design delight, and that will see its score big points with the masses, its very difficult to fault Lenovo on the design front.
As its a delight at just 12.7 millimeters thick when closed shut, the yoga Pro 3 gives tablets a run for their money and certainly undercuts Microsofts surface 3 by a hefty chunk. The outer frame of the screen and laptop under side are shielded by brushed metal that feels premium and strong. This runs with few deviations for a smooth finish that wont catch when sliding it in and out of bags or cases despite the metal it doesnt feel too heavy, but at 1.2 kgs offers a reassuring heft. The special skill of The Yoga 3 Pro is that the hinge mechanism, which has been designed from scratch and is comprised of more than 800 pieces of Steel and aluminum delivers a laptop meets tablet. Experience its flexible, like youve, got to be for yoga exercises, get it the result is a hinge that allows you to open the laptop to any given angle where it remains rigid in its chosen position like other yoga models. The three Pro features: four distinct positional modes. Laptop stand tent tablet which all have their uses when working on the go. The hinge makes it easy to assign these various positions its a Triumph in modern laptop design. The Yoga 3 also intelligently learns where the screen is about the keyboard and switches the display accordingly. So in tablet mode that means the keyboard is shut off, allowing easy handling like a tablet, without activating keys on the back by mistake. This is a nice touch, but was sometimes slow to catch up with the orientation of the device to its sides.
The Yoga 3 Pro houses, two USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot micro HDMI and a headphones Port, as well as a power adapter Port, subtle Volume, Up Down controls and the power button are also nestled to the side. The 13.3 inch display wants to Dazzle by packing in the resolution this IPS panel, which makes for decent angles of view, sees the Apple MacBook Air. Look archaic thanks to the lenovos 3200 x 1800 resolution on offer thats the standard resolution. Whichever model you buy sure its, not quite 4K, but going back to any other laptop with a lesser resolution feels almost like wearing someone elses glasses, its not nearly as crisp. The display looks fantastic and offers a 72 percent color gamut, which gives punch, but it lacks a little brightness. The top end output is certainly less bright than some competitors and when out in daylight, this can hinder viewing, especially when you start catching Reflections which plagued the photography process of this Berry review. That said, use the laptop indoors and there are few issues as the brightness is more than good enough. Jabel takes care of the audio with its built in speakers as the embossed logo and the rubberized interior shows, backed by Max audio for tuning. The result is decent. Sound, it wont, beat a good Bluetooth speaker, but if youre without one and want music to fill a room, it can manage that all of the speakers are on the bottom of the device in laptop form, which isnt always ideal, Stand The Yoga 3 Pro intent mode And that helps to maximize clarity.
The specs squeezed into this Slither of a device are impressive. Whichever option you choose, the processor, Graphics, RAM and screen resolution are the same throughout. That means. Intels latest core and processor is on board revving up at 1.1 GHC, which is backed by a whopping 8 gigabytes of DDR3 estram, Intel, HD, graphic 5300 and 256 gigabytes of SSD storage theres the option for a 512 gigabytes SSD also available. But what does that mean? In real terms for standard use, even when an economy power mode, The Yoga 3 Pro keeps up, with those day to day tasks, jumping between a browser with over five tabs, open Microsoft Word and with Adobe Photoshop open and images eating into that Ram proves to be Childs Play the laptop didnt glitch out once watching HD video with all that running can cause a ripple in performance, but nothing thatll, slow you down, but goes to show that Quorum isnt quite core i7 in its ability for more intense tasks. The super high resolution screen may seem somewhat mismatched with the Intel Core and processor too youre not going to get top spec games running in a workable frame rate, for example, so only buy The Yoga 3 with the right expectations in mind. Part of the point of core m is to shrink possible thickness, remove, fan noise and deliver ample power, but not the very most power available in todays laptop world. The Yoga 3 Pro features the latest 802.
11 acwify, which means super fast download speeds are possible. We got faster downloads over the same connection as our MacBook Air. The hard drive may be a factor here. Two, as the SSD on board is capable of 554 megabytes, slash S read and 261 megabytes s, write, speeds, lovely stuff, thanks to Intels latest core and processor. The power efficiency of The Yoga 3 Pro lives up to lenovos claims of seven hours on a single charge. The battery capacity is a step down from The Yoga 2 Pro, but longevity is greater on the 3 Pro thanks to that Intel chip, smaller size, better performance cant argue with that. We found that with the brightness turned down and battery saving mode switched on, we got more than seven hours of use. We were confident taking the Lenovo out for a day of work without the charger which is kind of all. You need right for a slim. Laptop with such a high resolution screen were fairly impressed. Although the Lenovo still cant compare to Apples 12 hour efforts from the MacBook Air, less than 10 hours is the current standard, so it will depend on whats, more important for you, something flexible ultra slim and with stacks of the resolution, or something that cant offer such Perks, but which can go the extra mile when it comes to productivity. The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro runs Windows 8.1 ideal for using via keyboard and trackpad or making the most of the touchscreen.
The versatility of multiple positions allows you to take full advantage. The keyboard is plastic as usual and sits a little deeper set into the body. The result is a very flat typing experience, which is to be expected from a laptop. The keys are responsive and well spaced for a natural experience. That is impressive for the slim form of the device. The trackpad offers multi touch responses, but this did have its issues. This was one area where we realized how much more responsive the MacBook Air trackpad, which we use regularly, is often a two finger. Click or scroll would take several attempts for the trackpad to recognize, which was frustrating but did leave us simply using the touch screen instead seeing Windows 8 run at such a high resolution has its benefits. Snapping screens in a line for multitasking was one of the best offerings and something not as easily achieved on Lower resolution panels. All programs ran smoothly even with multiples on screen. At the same time, yoga Harmony is built in software that suggests programs to download for the various positional device modes. While this is a nice idea, suggesting Mouse friendly apps like Facebook and laptop mode, but screen focused ones in Stand mode like YouTube its all a bit unnecessary. That said, this does work well when opening a photo in say laptop mode and then switching to the tent. Where it will automatically appear on full screen, a further extra thats not needed is your statistics of use in each mode compared to other Lenovo users, theres, certainly no shortage of extras pre installed on The Yoga 3 Pro you get take a deep breath.
Mcafee life safely, Nova reach Lenovo one key recovery, Lenovo one key Optimizer, Lenovo verifest Pro Zinio Amazon, Kindle Evernote and yoga Chef now breathe, while theres a lot of stuff on there. The only software we used was Amazon Kindle and yoga chef, but just to try it in the case of the latter, wed likely find recipes online in the long run. Despite all this, you can easily turn off or uninstall the various software, so this bloke isnt too annoying its just an effort that perhaps wasnt needed having the software available to download and install. If you want, it might be a better way of doing things in the future. A super slim laptop tablet, combo that manages to offer high end specs in a super slim build the Lenovo Yoga 3. Pro might just be the laptop tablet.