Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Convertible Ultrabook Tablet

More efficient processors and a new hinge make the new Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro into a versatile and light travel companion. Convertibles are devices which unite a notebook and tablet in one and the same case. They are equally useful as much as they are adaptable. This way you don't have to lug around two devices. Next to the functionality the look is important as well. It's not just the pleasure of having two different devices in one, rather it's that the whole Ultrabook looks very elegant and it's pretty light. Lenovo wants to offer all these attributes with the Yoga 3 Pro to his customers, but can the Windows 8 device really convice? Let us see what our test says.

A sticking point by the development of a thin notebook is the hinge: after all it has to connect the keyboard and the display successfully. Therefore the hinges are usually pretty thick by the most convertibles. Therefore the hinges are usually very thick by the most convertibles. Not least because there are contacts accommodated which supply power and data to the display. These connections under no circumstances are supposed to be disconnected. More than ever when the display of the Yoga 3 Pro for the pure tablet mode is able to rotate for 360 degrees. Lenovo has used a chain mail made of 813 components and integrated it into 6 main hinges. The consequence: the construction height of the yoga shrinks for about 12.8 millimeters - a good value for a convertible.


As a new powertrain Intel integrates a power saving Core M processor 5Y70 from the current Broadwell. He is not just supposed to save battery life but he also doesn't need any fancy cooling against overheating. The bonus effect was that you could save some additionally space as well without the need of a big cooler. The 2 core works in standard mode with 1.1 GHz and with turbo boost technology for let's say strenuous usage like the video editing he can go up to 2.6 GHz. The processor has 8 gigabytes of internal memory available. Any less wouldn't be good at all. Operating system, programs and data can be saved on a fast SSD, which offers up to 512 GB memory depending on the Yoga version.


With a weight of only 1.190g and a thin construction of 12.8 millimeter height the Yoga 3 Pro feels pleasantly lightly and graceful at the same time. The used material is top level and the display is the real deal. Yet, you can't expect too much from the processor, but that alone can't overshadow all its good points.

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