Lenovo has just announced the IdeaPad Yoga 3 Pro,which is even sleeker than the previous model. The Yoga 3 Pro is 17 percent thinner and 15 percent lighter than the Yoga 2 Pro, claimed by Lenovo to be lighter than a bottle of water.
Since the users will be flipping the Yoga 3 Pro into tablet or stand mode often, Lenovo has improved the hinge design. This one features a “watchband” hinge that the company claims is “hand-assembled from more than 800 individual pieces of steel and aluminum”.
The system is powered by Intel’s latest Core M-70 processor.and would deliver nine hours of battery life. The Yoga 3 Pro will be available with up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB of flash storage, though the model found in most stores will have a 256GB drive. The system is also fabricated with 5GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Lenovo has made this refinement to cover up the Wifi complaints users had about the Yoga 2 Pro.
The Yoga 3 Pro be available starting at $1,349 from Lenovo’s web store and Best Buy at the end of October in three colors: silver, orange, and gold.
Lenovo is also introducing a new ThinkPad Yoga 14, a 14-inch convertible that’s targeted squarely at business customers. It features a Full HD display with Nvidia Geforce 840M graphics, 1TB HDD (and a speedier 16GB SSD cache to go along with it), Intel’s Core i5 processor, a full-size HDMI port, and battery life of up to eight hours. This one will only be available in black and sold exclusively at Best Buy later this month for $1,199.