Review: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, Time To Rethink What You Can Do With a PC

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

Personal Computers (PCs), Notebooks and Laptops…remember when these things used to be , well a thing.  You would get excited to get a new computer, it was after all the ultimate tech gift, sitting on top of the gadget food chain.  Then along came tablets, smartphones and wearables – suddenly PCs and laptops were totally uncool and soon to go the way of the Dodo bird.

While the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is as flightless as a Dodo bird, it has numerous features that may just keep laptops from going extinct.  Dare we say it, the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is making notebook PCs cool again!

The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Needs to Be Seen

If ever there was a product that needs to be seen in action to be fully appreciated, it is the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro.  Please watch our two part video review of the Yoga 3 Pro in action –

A Ton Of Features In A Tiny Package

As we show in the videos, while the Yoga 3 Pro is thin and incredibly lightweight – it is heavy with features.  Here are a few of our favorites…

  • Performance for Work and Play with Intel® Core™ M Processors
  • Windows 8.1
  • Watchband-Inspired Hinge, Incredible Flexibility
  • Super-High-Resolution QHD+ (3200 x 1800) Display
  • Premium JBL® speakers
  • Super Fast SSD Storage

You can head over to Lenovo to read all the tech specs.

Thin + Lightweight + Flexible = New Life For Laptops!

Here’s the thing, we could debate specs, features and benchmarks all day.  Are there ultrabooks that are faster than the Yoga 3 Pro?  Sure.  What about notebooks with more memory?  Yep, there are plenty out there.  What makes the Yoga 3 Pro so special is its design.  By providing a 13″ notebook, that is thinner and lighter than some tablets, Lenovo has given us a computer that you will use in places where laptops are rarely seen.

With its flexible hinge and super fast SSD storage, you don’t think twice about using the Yoga 3 Pro in the kitchen when cooking.  Need an instant snow storm for your train set?  Grab the Yoga 3 Pro, put it in tent mode and let is snow.  Movies, games, photo sharing…all so easy with a flexible and lightweight laptop.

The reason why people have gravitated to tablets is because they are lightweight, turn on quickly and are easy to use.  The Yoga 3 Pro gives you many of the same advantages of a tablet, with the added bonus of a physical keyboard and a fully functional PC.

The Yoga 3 Pro Brings The Cool To Notebooks

The Yoga 3 Pro is one of those gadgets that inspires conversation.  Pull it out at a coffee shop, flip it into tent mode and its only a matter of moments before someone is asking you about that crazy looking watchband hinge.  Start doing some hand gestures and showing the details of the QHD+ screen and you get plenty of Ohs, Ahs and Wows!

Having a cool gadget is nice and all, but we are much more concerned with how it makes your life easier, better or more fun in some way.  The Yoga 3 Pro is so light and flexible you will constantly be grabbing it and finding useful and fun ways to use it throughout your day.  Is it perfect?  No.  We wish the battery life was longer, the HDMI port was standard size and the WiFi antenna was stronger.  Still, if you are looking for an incredibly versatile, useful, beautiful and fun ultrabook, the Yoga 3 Pro is a great way to go.

More Information:

Learn More About the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro (starts at $1249)

Watch Our Video Review of the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro – Part 1

Watch Our Video Review of the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro – Part 2

Disclosure:

As part of the Lenovo Insiders program we received a Yoga 3 Pro for the purpose of this review.  No other financial compensation was received.  All opinions are our own.  Well, except for this statement – “New York has the best pizza”.  That right there is not our opinion, that is a cold hard fact!

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