You’d have to think really hard to name some standout Windows based products this side of the Surface lineup. The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro certainly looks like it could be one of them.
Probably the most viable Surface Pro 3 alternative.
The third iteration of the popular lineup of Windows powered convertibles from the Chinese hardware giant, the Yoga 3 Pro has been in the news all year. And it seems that we are fast approaching launch, as some new details have popped up about the anticipated device.
The buzz on the bazaar is that the Yoga 3 Pro is to be powered by Intel Broadwell based processors, the latest Core M architecture.
The Intel Core M-5Y70 SoC is the fastest chip in the Broadwell Y lineup, working at speeds of 1.1GHz, with burst speeds of up to 2.6GHz in Turbo Mode.
That should give the upcoming convertible a remarkably amazing battery life, keeping in mind that these new chips require just 4.5 watts to operate, compared to the previous generation Haswell-U that required 17 watts to run.
Other hardware specifications include up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, along with a 13.3-inch display with QHD resolution of 3,200 x 1,800 pixels, just like the previous model in the series.
These new details arrive via online store listings in Denmark, Finland and Sweden, and they further reveal that Lenovo is planning the traditional orange casing, along with a new gold and white one.
Price? Expect to pay €1,300 in Europe, though the US retail tag will surely be markedly lower.