Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is Slim, Svelte, Sexy and I Want One

 

The 360 degree flipback display of the first Lenovo Yoga continues in its third iteration, except that the touch-ready screen is incredibly thin and the body housing everything else is just as impossibly thin – with the lid closed, it’s thinner than the MacBook Air.

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Price, Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Specs

The hinge, made up of 813 hand-assembled pieces of aluminum and steel, is inspired by a watchband: it’s both beautiful and allows for a smooth transition between the Yoga’s four modes – laptop, tent, stand, and tablet.

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Price, Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Specs

The whole package is everything I didn’t know I wanted in a Yoga notebook – super thin (the previous generations were closer to a tight work notebook than something this sexy), super light (which makes the tablet mode really a wonderful thing to carry around and show off), and durable (you won’t believe it but you can hold the Yoga 3 Pro in one hand for a long time and it won’t flex).

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Price, Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Specs

The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro has a super high-resolution (3200×1800) wide-viewing angle display, because it can be annoying to have a smartphone with a better screen than your laptop.

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Price, Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Specs

The Lenovo Yoga Pro 3 is currently the WORLD’S THINNEST CONVERTIBLE LAPTOP: Ultra thin and light at 2.62 lbs and 0.50 inches thick.

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Here’s a picture of true love. IT geek Bam Amor melted after opening the lid of the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro and forgot about us and Intel Philippines Country Manager Calum Chisholm, with whom he was talking to. Not in picture: me, clutching the close-lid Yoga 3 Pro after the launch, like a teddy bear.

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Price, Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Specs

Intel Philippines Country Manager Calumn Chisholm, above, holds the pencil-thin Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, which is powered by the new Intel Broadwell processor, which allows the Yoga 3 Pro to be completely fanless. Fewer components make for a thinner body.

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro specs:

13.3-inch QHD+ (3200 x 1800) IPS display, 276ppi
Intel Core M 5Y70 Processor (1.10GHz 1600MHz 4MB)
Intel HD Graphics 5300
8GB LPDDR3L RAM |512GB SSD
720p webcam
WiFi 802.11 a/c
Bluetooth 4.01
2x USB 3.0
1x DC-in with USB 2.0 function
4-in-1 card reader
micro-HDMI out
Audio combo jack
Integrated JBL stereo speakers w/ Waves Audio
9 hour battery life
Windows 8.1 OS
330 x 228 x 12.8 mm
2.63 lbs
Platinum Silver and Champagne Gold
P76,995.00

How does it fare against the MacBook Air? Here:

The trade off, naturally, in a first-of-its-kind assembly, like this, is the price: P77k. What you’re clearly paying for is the form – thin, light, durable, quiet (fanless), responsive, and beautiful.

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

Lenovo and Intel executives.

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The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is available at Lazada in Gold and Light Silver.
You may also wish to see my review of the first Lenovo Yoga laptop and our post on the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga.

 

Author

Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife’s cooking so much he’s now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman – his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, “Notwithstanding Pigs,” initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.