Disclosure: I received a Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro as a participating member in the Lenovo Insiders Program for review and #YogaMyWay Campaign purposes, all opinions are solely my own. #LenovoIn #HarmonyMyWay #TechMyWay
I wanted to see the distinct differences between the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and Yoga 3 Pro. I will tell you first and foremost before we get into all the technical specs that the Yoga 3 Pro has a sexy watchband inspired hinge that steals the show! I’m amazed by it and love the way it gives the Yoga 3 Pro such a chic look. I love fashion and style and there is no reason why our laptop devices can’t be sexy too! There were over 800 pieces of aluminum steel that was hand-assembled to create that watchband inspired hinge. It’s a masterpiece! Once you get over the initial shock of the watchband inspired hinge then you start to look at the entire convertible notebook and see that it’s pencil thin and ultra light in weight. Just like the Yoga 2 Pro you still have laptop mode, tablet mode, stand mode and tent mode. Both laptops are Bluetooth enabled and have voice control software. You still have a great high resolution QHD 3200 x 1800 10-point multi wide view touch display screen. The Yoga 2 Pro had stereo speakers with Dolby home theater. The Yoga 3 Pro has intelligent audio JBL speakers that will adjust to optimized sound however you choose to use the device. Sweet! I love to listen to music and watch movies on my computer. The fact that I don’t always have to do it in laptop mode is a bonus!
My life hasn’t changed that much so guess what?!?! This is a perfect convertible notebook for on the go! If you take a look at my calendar you’ll see something scheduled daily. I wish I was exaggerating, I’m really looking forward to the holiday break! The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is half-pound lighter that the Yoga 2 Pro weighing in at 2.62 lbs. and just 0.50″ thin. It’s extremely portable and that equals convenience to me. You have up to 7.2 hours of battery life on a single charge. The Yoga 2 Pro gave you about nine hours of battery life, but I’m not complaining! The Yoga 3 Pro has a 4 cell 44.8 watt hour Li-Polymer battery. You still get the backlit keyboard feature which I LOVE for late night blogging and scheduling social media posts, in my case. They keyboard is a little more compact on the Yoga Pro 3 and it hasn’t been an issue for me. The multi-touch LED glossy display is 13.3″ and flips back 360 degrees. You have seamless transition between modes making it a breeze to use it however you would like to and not have to worry about any issues or losing work while you are switching modes. I think that is absolutely awesome! It’s great to be able to have the freedom of versatility. Just get your hands on one and play with it! You can thank me later! You’ll want to add it to your Holiday Wishlist!
My Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro has an Intel Core M Processor which allows for quick operation and switching between apps. It’s a Windows 8.1 64-bit operating system. There is a 256 SSD GB hard drive, 8.0 GB DDR3L 1600 MHz memory and offers up to three times faster than average WiFi speeds. Let me not forget to mention Yoga Harmony which adapts to you by paying attention to the way you use your device and making app recommendations by mode as well as sharing statistics about the way you use your device. I still have an integrated web camera and click pad which I have no complaints about. You get a micro HDMI output, SD reader and 2 USB 3.0 connections, AC Port which can be used as a USB 2.0 port and your power button, volume, headphone jack, and auto rotate buttons on the sides. I will tell you that the Yoga 3 Pro is available in Clementine Orange (That’s what I have!), Silver and Gold! Those are some great color options! The branding is bold on the Yoga 3 Pro and I love it! Overall there are a few differences but the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and Yoga 3 Pro are two great machines! I am head over heels in love with my Yoga Pro 3 but again, I think the watchband hinge is what did it for me. I am still able to use Adobe Photoshop CS6, create custom graphic designs and complete all my tasks. Whether I’m working or playing, Lenovo Yoga Pro 3 gets the job done!
Now, I get to pay it forward and gift my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Ultrabook to a deserving individual. Stay tuned for that story… In the meantime check out the Lenovo website for additional information on the Yoga 3 Pro and other awesome Lenovo products!