Keep in mind how Intel just unveiled a new family of chips designed to make 2-in-1 laptops much thinner and much lighter? Obviously you do. Anyway, get ready to see lots of machines upcoming out this holiday time with extra-compact design. Case in point: Lenovo’s new Yoga 3 Pro Ultra book, which launched today with a chassis that’s 14 percent lighter and 17 percent thinner. All told, it weighs in at now 1.19kg, or 2.62 pounds. That’s inspiring even for a 13-inch Ultra book, and it’s absolutely a development over the last-gen Yoga 2 Pro, which came in at 3.06 pounds.
Otherwise, the Yoga 3 Pro is similar to the previous model: It still has a 3,200 * 1,800 display, and the business design and keyboard layout have barely changed either. Of course, too, this is fundamentally still a Yoga, which is to say it has a 360-degree hinge allow you to fold the screen reverse into tablet mode. As previous to, the battery life is rated for up to nine hours, not that we ever got close to that on the Yoga 2 Pro. Hopefully Lenovo actually means it this time. As for performance, this is an ultra-low-voltage Intel Core M processor, which means in switch for slimmer designs and long battery life; you may knowledge a slight dip in performance versus a standard-voltage system. That said it should not stop you from using the machine as your daily driver.
Additionally, in less imperative news, Lenovo announce the ThinkPad Yoga 14, the company’s first adaptable Ultra book with that exacting screen size. Like the original ThinkPad Yoga, which has a 12.5-inch screen, this newer model has a self-flattening keyboard that locks up when the machine is in tablet mode. As a quite big-screen Ultra book, the specs are a bit more heavy-duty than you’d otherwise anticipate from an ultraportable, including discrete NVIDIA GeForce 840 graphics, 1TB of storage and 8GB of RAM. Although that horsepower, though, Lenovo says you can still get up to 8 hours of runtime on a charge. Both laptops arrive at the end of this month, with the Yoga 3 Pro priced from $1,349, and the ThinkPad Yoga 14 starting at $1,199.