Today I have the fortune of testing out the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. Because there are so many reviews (e.g., CNET says, “In terms of form and usability, this is easily my favorite new laptop design of the year”) I decided to focus more on practical applications I have for the device. For those of you unfamiliar with the device, the Yoga 3 Pro is a flagship ultrabook with a unique, sturdy watchband hinge that allows it to fold 360°; comprised of 813 pieces of aluminum and steel, the hinge truly is a thing of beauty that turns heads and allows the laptop to be folded into several different modes (laptop, stand, tent, and tablet) depending on the user’s needs.
Though the Yoga is a consumer device, it is clear Lenovo is also targeting the device to professionals: “From writing proposals and building presentations, to emailing and online shopping,” Lenovo promises that “the enhanced performance features of the Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro" will "help you get more done.” As such, I decided to use the laptop as I would as a student in an academic laboratory. I will very briefly describe the various features I liked about the Yoga.