Lenovo has become one of Apple’s biggest challengers in the personal computer landscape. That being said, a few months ago Lenovo made news when they teamed up with Microsoft to make a video that would take a shot at Apple for their one-dimensional laptops. Once again, Lenovo was at it again this week on the heels of the launch and release of their latest laptop the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro.
In the video while demonstrating how the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro bends both ways, and can hold many different positions, and essentially function as a tablet – as well as a full-blown laptop – the demonstrator breaks an Apple MacBook Air, while attempting to show the same functionality. Cue up a fleeing associate, who isn’t actually an associate at all at the display, the entrance of the “real employee” as well as a security guard to really drive home the fear that the unsuspecting bystanders are undoubtedly feeling, and just over two-minutes later – the big reveal happens when they find out they’re a part of Lenovo’s next advertising campaign.
Samsung is already famous for such cheap promotions. In spite of such promotions, everyone knows what happened with their Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5. Now, Lenovo is on footsteps of Samsung.
What’s in the computer though? The Yoga 3 Pro is powered by an Intel Core M-5Y70 CPU with a 1.1 GHz processor. Add in an impressive 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of hard drive space and what you’re left with is an impressive 2-in-1 when you consider the fact that it is both a laptop and a tablet. If that’s not enough, the Yoga Pro 3 also brings a 13.3-inch display, which is an equivalent to the Yoga Pro 2. Perhaps the most impressive physical feature of the device isn’t the screen or flexibility, but rather the Intel integrated HD 5300 card that gives the device some serious power when it comes to gaming.
The Yoga 3 Pro won’t falter under extreme use either, with the flexibility that the device has. It has a single-metal band design that basically acts like a strengthened metal watchband. The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is relatively expensive though compared to other similar devices. It’s even more expensive than the MacBook Air, which for an Apple product to win in the price category – really says something – when the company really doesn’t dabble in the low-end of anything in the tech space.
The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro starts at $1,299 compared to the MacBook Air, which starts well-below the $1,000-mark. All-in-all this is a device that if you’re looking for functionality beyond a laptop, or something that can work as a tablet while you’re on the run – then this would be a better investment. But, if you’re looking for a laptop that focuses on functionality – then this is likely not the device for you.