On October 9, 2014, Lenovo announced a series of new computing devices in London. Perhaps the most interesting one was the ultrathin Ultrabook the Yoga 3 Pro. Weighing in at just 2.6 pounds and 12.8 mm thin, it sure looked like a drool worth laptop for 2014.
Notwithstanding the $1,349 premium price tag, the Yoga 3 Pro is ushering in a new era of super-thin laptops due to its new 'watchband' hinge and Intel Core M Broadwell processor. Our 256 GB version in Sliver just showed up two-weeks ahead of initial estimates. So, without further ado, here is our unboxing and quick tour.
Yoga 3 Pro specifications
- Processor Intel® Core™ M-70 processor
- Operating System Windows 8.1
- Display/Resolution 13.3" QHD+ (3200 x 1800) touchscreen; Intel integrated graphics
- Color Clementine Orange, Platinum Silver and Champagne Gold
- Memory Up to 8GB LPDDR3L Storage 256GB or 512GB SSD
- Sound Integrated JBL® stereo speakers with Waves Audio certification
- Integrated Comms 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x DC-in with USB 2.0 function,4-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, SDXC, SDHC), Micro-HDMI out, Audio Combo Jack
- Connectivity Bluetooth® 4.01, 802.11 A/C WiFi
- Camera 720p webcam
- Battery Up to 9 hours
- Weight 1.19 kg (2.62 lbs)
- Dimensions 13in x 9in x 0.5in (330 mm x 228 mm x 12.8 mm)
Normally, we would do a full write up on initial impressions, but we are going to save that for tomorrow. For one, it is getting late around here and even we need sleep. The other issue is there are many things going on with this laptop in terms of design, features, technology, and custom software. As such, we want to kick back and spend some time using the Yoga 3 Pro without committing ourselves to knee-jerk reactions.
Perhaps the biggest surprise, which is revealed in the video, is that the Yoga 3 Pro does have a fan after all. It is admittedly the quietest fan we have ever heard, similar to the Surface Pro 3's and there are no visible vents. However, when doing intensive tasks, you can hear something kick in to push some air around on the inside.
Other than that, the build quality looks to be top notch and the display is white as snow, with no yellow tints that many Lenovo owners have complained about in the past.
Check out the 15-minute video, sound off in comments, and tune back tomorrow for our more in-depth look at the amazing device!