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Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro review: slim and sexy comes with some trade-offs


Thin and light, actually for a ultraportable

Adaptable outline

By and large quick execution

Beautiful presentation


Moderately short battery life

Console is shallower than on past Yoga machines

Touchpad could utilize some adjusting

Begin catch on the bezel doesn’t generally work, however a fix is advancing


Lenovo’s third-era Yoga smart phone is as adaptable as ever, aside from its perceptibly more slender and lighter – to such an extent that its currently one of the slimmest Ultrabooks available. The battery life has enhanced as well, however regardless it lingers behind the opposition, doubtlessly in light of the fact that that thin outline doesn’t leave space for a greater cell.



On the off chance that you ask me, Intel’s Core M stage was among the most energizing things advertised not long from now. Why? Since they make conceivable machines like this, a convertible 13-inch smart phone that measures simply a half-creep thick and weighs 2.62 pounds. That is essentially lighter than the Macbook Air, which comes in at 2.96 pounds and measures 0.68 inch at its thickest point – and that is without the included weight of a touchscreen. Obviously, I ought to note that we have truth be told seen some other super-light frameworks, and even before Core M touched base on the scene. Sony’s ended VAIO Pro 13, case in point, came in at 2.34 pounds, while the Acer Aspire S7 measures 0.5 inch thick, the same as the new Yoga. (The S7 is a little heavier, at 2.87 pounds.) Even along these lines, those machines were simply standard laptops; they seldom had the kind of adaptable outline that makes the Yoga and other 2-in-1’s so uncommon. The way that Lenovo could invest the Yoga with a 360-degree pivot and still make it that thin is, well, an amazing deed surely.

Talking about the sort, notwithstanding utilizing another Core M chip, Lenovo updated the Yoga’s pivot so that its currently around 2mm more slender than on the past era. What we have here is another “Watchband” pivot, to utilize Lenovo’s term, which is embodied six separate purposes of quality, each of which looks like – you got it – a connection on a wristwatch. The new plan includes a touch of bling, to make sure, yet its additionally probably stronger: The smart phone’s weight is presently circulated over six discrete pivot focuses, instead of only two. Furthermore, the new outline permits you to lay the journal level on a table with both the console and screen confronting up. Regardless, the pivot still feels tough; you can crease the screen go into tablet, “Tent” or “Stand” mode in one smooth, controlled movement. I likewise like how the adjusted, textured pivot makes it that much less demanding to hold in one hand. I would alert, however, that the Yoga’s palm rest has a little give, which implied I regularly heard a slight squeaking clamor when I held the machine in my grasp and collapsed the screen back. A touch of perplexing – nobody preferences to hear a clamor like that – yet I’m additionally sure it had nothing to do with the pivot instrument uniting the presentation to whatever is left of the framework.


As an issue of the new pivot outline, there’s no room on the back edge for vents – or ports, besides. Actually, there is a little fan on the rear, yet the air leaves a minor opening, so thin that you could without much of a stretch miss it on the off chance that you didn’t comprehend what you were searching for. Concerning the ports, they’re all on the left and right sides, with micro-HDMI yield, a SD peruser and a USB 3.0 attachment on the left. Likewise on that side is the AC port, which duplicates as an issue 2.0 association – a decent touch since it implies you can utilize the same AC connector for your portable computer and some other contraption you may be convey. On the right, in the mean time, you’ll discover the force key, volume rocker, earphone jack, auto-turn catch and a second USB 3.0 port, new on this present year’s model. The force catch specifically is presently more distant once again than it used to be, so that clients won’t hit it unintentionally (for the record, this was never an issue for me).

Other than that – the definitely more slender outline and the flashier pivot – the Yoga 3 Pro takes after the same configuration idea as both Yoga laptops that preceded it. Which is to say, the console consequently gets to be impaired when you twist the screen back more than 190 degrees. This additionally implies the keys are still uncovered on the rear when you’re holding the thing in tablet mode, yet that is one exchange off of having such a flimsy machine – Lenovo’s leveling toward oneself console, which it utilized on its Thinkpad Yoga Ultrabook, obliges a much thicker pivot and frame. Sadly, the Start catch incorporated with the bezel wasn’t generally responsive – an issue our companions at Laptop Mag additionally accomplished. Thankfully, in any event, a Lenovo rep let us know a product fix is preceding the end of December.


The configuration itself is comparable as well. This current year’s model comes in silver and orange (and another gold shade), with a metal logo on the top and a textured, rubbery material covering the palm rest and console deck. Talking about the console, the illuminated catches have the same “U” shape with plentiful space in the middle of, however there is by all accounts less go than on other Lenovo machines, doubtlessly on account of the more slender configuration. In spite of the fact that I have a tendency to favor springy keys, the level ones here are still sufficiently simple to sort on. Unquestionably, they’re no more terrible than different Ultrabooks I’ve tried; the greater part of those have shallow consoles as well. I’ve additionally had nice fortunes with the touchpad, however there were a couple times when I attempted to drag the cursor over the screen and it didn’t go where I needed it to.



One thing that hasn’t changed is the presentation: Even as the Yoga got littler, Lenovo kept the same 13.3-inch, 3,200 x 1,800 IPS board. The review points are great, whether you watch from off to the side or dip the screen far forward, as you would in a cramped mentor seat. To that end, Lenovo likewise covered the screen in a low-glare complete that guarantees light reflections once in a while ever act as a burden. At long last, a 72 percent

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