The Lenovo Ultrabook Yoga 2 Pro was among 2014’s laptops with the highest pixel density. It featured a Haswell-U class processor and took the Ultrabook series to the next level. With the new Yoga 3 Pro, the company broke new barriers.
In the Yoga 3 Pro, Lenovo didn’t go about upgrading the Yoga 2 Pro. It created an entirely new laptop. The new Ultrabook has a Broadwell-Y series Core M CPU. It is smaller, lighter, thinner and has a Thermal Design Power of just 4.5 W. The Broadwell-U CPUs had a Thermal Design Power of 15 W.
Lenovo has made a few changes to the Yoga 3 Pro since its launch. The first version was powered by Core M-5Y70 CPU. It was then upgraded to the Core M-5Y71 which has an additional speed of 100 MHz. It can clock a maximum of 2.9 GHz.
The other major specifications of the Ultrabook include 8GB DDR3 RAM and Intel HD 5300 GPU with maximum clock speed of 900 MHz. it has a 13.3-inch Glossy IPS LCD display with 3200×1800 pixels. It has a 720p HD webcam and a backlit keyboard. The Yoga 3 Pro is available in two internal storage configurations – 256GB HDD and 512GB SSD. It supports 2xUSB 3.0 and 1xUSB 2.0 ports, Micro-HDMI Port and Novo Button.
The laptop weighs just 2.6 pounds, almost 0.5 pounds lighter than its predecessor. It is available in three color options – Golden, Clementine Orange and Light Silver. Lenovo has put a higher price tag on the device, as it starts from $1148 while the Yoga 2 Pro started at $880.
Thus, Lenovo has done a lot different with its new convertible laptop. The price is of concern and with growing competition from tablet “convertibles” fitted with keyboards, the market may not look that bright for the brand. Still the device has features which are yet unmatched by any tablet.