Lenovo has a history with their line of Yoga products. Offering a decent blend of cost and performance, the Yoga line has constantly led the field in convertible devices. In fact, according to figures which Lenovo shared with us, over 48 per cent of all convertible products sold are Lenovo devices, which is very impressive. And at the October 30 event in Golden Village VivoCity, Lenovo aims to continue that tradition with the next generation of Yoga devices, which aims to continue on the Yoga's legacy of excellence.
While previous entries in the series were respectable on their own, the next generation of the line (especially the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro) looks set to blaze new territory with innovative new features.
Yoga 3 Pro
The Yoga 3 Pro is the successor to the Yoga 2 Pro, the winner of the Best Windows 8 Ultra Portable Notebook category in our last Tech Awards. The first thing that strikes you about it is its brand new hinge design, which allows it to be folded completely flat. The hinge, we are told, is made up of over 800 little parts and took Lenovo a long time to engineer.
Additionally, the Yoga 3 Pro is remarkable thin and light, coming in at just under 13mm thick and weighs a scant 1.19kg. This is made possible by Intel's new processor. The Yoga 3 Pro will be powered by Intel's new Broadwell processor, specifically the dual-core Core M-70 (up to 2.6GHz, 4MB L2 cache), which will also come with the new Intel HD Graphics 5300 integrated GPU. The new Broadwell processors are especially energy efficient, as such, Lenovo was able to design the Yoga 3 Pro to be completely fan-less for a quiet computing experience.
Complementing the processor is 8GB of RAM and flash storage of up to 512GB. To find out more about the proposition and positioning of the new Broadwell based dual-core Core M processors, you can refer to this report.
The Yoga 3 Pro's 13.3-inch touchscreen display supports up to 10 points of multi-touch and will output a resolution of 3,200 x 1,800 pixels.
And despite the large display and compact dimensions, Lenovo touts a battery life of around seven hours for the Yoga 3 Pro. As for connectivity, the Yoga 3 Pro will support the latest Wireless-AC standard.
The Yoga 3 Pro will go on sale later in November with prices beginning from S$2,299.