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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
WiFi 802.11 a/c
2x USB 3.0
1x DC-in with USB 2.0 function
4-in-1 card reader
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
Platinum Silver and Champagne Gold
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 and Intel executives.