Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Unboxing and First Impressions

We’ve geeked out about the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro during its local launch, and now my dream ultrabook is finally here. Unbox and you shall find, they say. Let’s do that.

    First impressions

    • That the Yoga 3 Pro “rises”, as you lift open the hard cardboard flap covers, is amazing. Or maybe that’s just me geeky happy about it.
    • The whole thing looks and feels impossibly thin. Opening it, lifting it while the lid is open, quickly closing it, stashing it in your bag or drawer, pulling it out – these are never a chore you have to put up with on the Yoga 3 Pro.
    • That display is the bomb. The Windows start screen looks crisp, amazing. The resolution maybe overkill – I suspect – since menus of some apps will appear tiny, but movies will look great. We’ll see.
    • The Yoga 3 Pro is all around gorgeous. That wrist watch-like hinge (below) has replaced bulky double hinges present in the Yoga’s predecessors.
    • The Intel Core M 5Y70 Processor is said to be the culprit behind this baby’s not having a cooling fan inside, hence the thin physique.

    • The dimpled rubber surface surrounding the keyboard is surprisingly useful. It helps with increasing grip around the notebook, which is so thin and light you’ll routinely pick it up and set it down anywhere because it weighs so not like a laptop.
    • The display also doesn’t wobble a lot when I kept touching it to click on icons and menu and to move the cursor around.
    • When I got back to my old MacBook, I routinely touched the screen!
    • With the lid closed, the Yoga 3 Pro is one solid piece of machine with a good center of gravity. Carrying it around from bed to dining table to couch to Starbucks is, well, so comfy. The charger is also tiny and discrete.

    See our Full Review here.

    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
    Windows 8.1 OS
    330 x 228 x 12.8 mm
    2.63 lbs
    Platinum Silver and Champagne Gold
    P76,995.00

    We’re going to take the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro for a spin and use it post articles for swirlingovercoffee.com, watch a few movies, and do a ton of reading. We hope the battery lasts because with a display this good and a physique this unobtrusive (I’m used to “real” laptops that lean on the heavy and chunky side), we may be using this baby all day. Stay tuned.

    Update: See our Full Review here.

    The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is available at Lazada in Gold and Light Silver.

    See also:

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

    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.