Lenovo debuts slim and light Yoga 3 Pro with Broadwell and Intel HD 5300

Lenovo has actually presented a refresh to its Yoga Pro variety in the shape of the Yoga 3 Pro, which is more evolutionary, instead of revolutionary, as compared to its predecessor the Yoga 2 Pro.

Launched at an occasion in London, the brand-new gadget has actually been an updated to consist of a new hinge design. Moving from a two focus-point model to a six focus-point one obviously helped enginners made the machine thinner and lighter.

The Yoga 3 Pro is 17 % lighter (at 1.19 Kg) and a simple 12.8 mm thick, 14 % thinner than its predecessor. The only other disadvantage is that the battery is smaller (44Whr as compared to 54Whr) which partly explains how Lenovo engineers handled to shave about 200g and 2mm.

Lenovo vice president of marketing and design Dilip Bhatia shows it off, Mobile Phone

Broadwell inside

Inside, the biggest change is the inclusion of Intel’s Broadwell-based, Core M processor, the M-5Y70, the most effective of the 3 Core M processors presently on the market.

It is a two-core/four-threads model with a TDP of only 4.5 W. It packs 4MB cache, notes a default clock speed of 1.1 GHz and an optimum turbo frequency of 2.6 GHz. It also includes an Intel HD Graphics 5300 that supports up to 3 displays.

Other than that, the rest is very similar to the Yoga 2 Pro: as much as 8GB of LPDDR3L, a 256GB SSD, a 13.3-inch QHD+ display, two USb 3.0 ports, a card reader, micro-HDMI out, HD web cam, JBL speakers, Bluetooth 4.01 and 802.11 air conditioning Wi-Fi.

Lenovo will ship the laptop computer with Windows 8.1 and quotes a 9-hour battery life. The Yoga 3 Pro will certainly also be bundled with Lenovo’s Consistency, an “intuitive” software that displays apps in a different way according to the screen modes.

The Yoga 3 Pro carries a MSRP of $1,349 (about ₤ 840 exc. VAT, AU$ 1540) and ought to be readily available over the next couple of weeks.