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Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

from  $999+
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84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Lenovo's third-generation Yoga laptop is as versatile as ever, except it's noticeably thinner and lighter -- so much so that it's now one of the slimmest Ultrabooks on the market. The battery life has improved too, but it still lags behind the competition, no doubt because that slim design doesn't leave room for a bigger cell.

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Pros
  • Thin and light, even for an ultraportable
  • Versatile design
  • Generally fast performance
  • Gorgeous display
Cons
  • Relatively short battery life
  • Keyboard is shallower than on previous Yoga machines
  • Touchpad could use some fine-tuning
  • Start button on the bezel doesn't always work, but a fix is coming
84 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

84
 

User Reviews

50
taposirabe
My friend had it... It would be better if it can play it's own library like...read more
80
Vigants
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
100
LenovoLaptop
The Yoga 3 Pro is pretty darn awesome. I did an extensive video review of this...read more
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78
Average user Score
 
50
taposirabe
08.26.17
My friend had it... It would be better if it can play it's own library like the vita. Think of a Vita's internals in a phone without controls, but can have an added peripheral like above. Every few years it can come out with a slightly faster version but the games will continue to work with the oldest model
 
80
Vigants
07.24.15
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
100
LenovoLaptop
03.03.15
The Yoga 3 Pro is pretty darn awesome. I did an extensive video review of this ultraportable Lenovo device if you want some specifics.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsArZoKdVKYHonestly I would get the Yoga 3 Pro from the Lenovo website, but that’s just because they always have the best prices.Yoga 3 Pro -> g.brainofjt.com/Yoga3Pro
 
80
ScottMcElroy
12.29.14
Bought this paying cash from Best Buy as lenovo.com did not accept debit cards. I was disappointed that all their (Best Buy) Yoga 3 models only had windows 8.1 basic. I bought the 512GB model. I wish the power button was recessed to prevent accidental push sending it into sleep when in tablet mode, when resting on your lap. You can rotate the tablet around to avoid that of course. I have no cpu speed issues, and have not heard the fan at all, even with running software to test and stress the cpu (Intel Thermal program was active/enabled in bios). This convertible feels snappy. Firefox with a bunch of addons runs great, as well as every youtube video I clicked. I like the fact the back cover has screws. Its better then prying, and risk breaking something to replace the battery in the future or upgrading/replacing the SSD. The SSD has a lot of partitions on it, and I am not sure what they are all for yet. The Yoga 3 also came with some bloatware. I needed to google all the software names to know what to keep and loose and it took about 30 minutes to uninstall. The Yoga 3 feels sturdy, and is very light. The screen brightness has a very large range from very bright to very dim (if you set it to manual in windows and use the function keys). Allot of my older programs have tiny fonts even with windows compatibility dpi settings enabled, so in a way its almost too much resolution. I have no issues with the keyboard. The only game I have tested out is Europa Universalis IV which plays fine. The SD card slot on the side is a short one (shallow), so I am currently looking for a short or half size micro scdard adapter to avoid the sdcard sticking way out. No hotspots on the bottom when in laptop mode, just slightly warm (not a uncomfortable warm) in one area after doing something cpu intensive. Back-light keyboard is a nice luxury, and the large touch pad works great. The Yoga 3 uses a usb cord with one end that has a special notch for power. The power adapter is 120-240v input and output is 20v 2A or 5.2V 2A according to the label on it. I did try to use the usb power cord that runs from the ac adapter to a special usb slot and plug the normal usb end into a "juice box" that I have for my mobile phone (output 5V) - it did not charge or transfer power to the tablet when I tried. I guess if you running out of battery you will need to find a ac plugin, and have the adapter plus the special usb power cord with you rather then a battery box. I would recommend this Yoga 3 for business persons - spreadsheets, word, internet, email and presentation. If your a high end user or gamer you may want to wait until someone finds out what plays nice and reports. This convertible may surprise you on what it can run mind you its size. Keep in mind I don't think it is supposed to compete with your desktop computer. The wifi AC and Bluetooth 4.1 both work great. There is a recessed button near the power button to get to BIOS settings when powered off. Not a whole lot to play with in there- fairly basic.Disclaimer- I run windows with windows appearance settings set to low (performance), no pagefile, no antivirus/defender, updates or system restore in use or running. Also I deleted allot of stuff at startup using the program autoruns, as well as most bloatware. It may have a effect on my performance. A good effect. Recommend to get it best deal at: Seebestdeals.com/?p=1737Hope it helps.