At 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.
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.
- Extremely thin and light yet well built
- Snappy performance
- Fanless, noise-free design
- Glossy and reflective screen surface
- Micro HDMI port (no adapter included)
- $1,299.99 price tag