Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro : Conclusion

December 11, 2014 by Jerry Jackson Reads (51,186)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 9
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 4
    • Usability
    • 9
    • Design
    • 10
    • Performance
    • 8
    • Features
    • 9
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 8.00
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Conclusion

Editors ChoiceAt the end of the day the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro not only exceeded our expectations but earned a spot as “the best premium 2-in-1 currently available.” The winning recipe boils down to thinner and lighter multi-mode design combined with the performance and fan-free cooling of the new Intel Core M processors, lightning-quick SSD and a smart power adapter jack that doubles as a USB port.

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro tablet mode

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro tablet mode

The only major complaint we can leverage against this premium Ultrabook is the sticker price: $1,299.99 is a lot for consumers to swallow for a “MacBook Air alternative” when they can buy a 13-inch MacBook Air with an equally sizable 256 GB SSD for just $1,199.

Yes, the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro offers several features that Apple can’t match (better resolution, touchscreen, multi-mode hinge, more RAM, and more USB ports), but even Microsoft’s TV commercial in the US for the Yoga 3 Pro compares it to the less expensive Apple MacBook Air.

Honestly, even with the current price tag we say the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is worth every penny … but consumers often make their choice based on the price. If Lenovo wants to improve its chances to dethrone the MacBook Air, the Yoga 3 Pro needs to be $100-$200 less expensive than its current retail price.

Pros:

  • Extremely thin and light yet well built
  • Snappy performance
  • Fanless, noise-free design

Cons:

  • Glossy and reflective screen surface
  • Micro HDMI port (no adapter included)
  • $1,299.99 price tag

 


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  1. MikeYo

    It has quite a low battery life compared with the Macbook Air (almost 13-hours on the Air vs only 7:50 hours on the Yoga-3).
    It also has an unnecessary extremely high-res monitor which has no benefit as such a low DPI can not even be seen by the human eye and it causes scaling issues on all versions of Windows and many software.
    Lenovo would have had a nearly perfect 2-in-1 if they dropped the resolution to Full HD, which in turn would have probably helped significantly increase battery life as well.