October 9, 2014 12:53 pm

Lenovo announces YOGA 3 Pro & YOGA Tablet 2

By / Senior Program Manager, Windows Insider Program

Today, Lenovo has announced two new convertible PCs – the YOGA 3 Pro and YOGA Tablet 2.

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The YOGA 2 Pro was thin-and-light but the new YOGA 3 Pro is even thinner and lighter. The YOGA 3 Pro shaves off nearly 17 percent of its predecessor’s frame as is only 12.8mm thin. That’s thinner than a pencil when opened. And it also weighs 14 percent lighter than its predecessor at only 1.19kg which is lighter than a bottle of water. So how did Lenovo accomplish this? The YOGA 3 Pro has a new watchband hinge built from more than 800 pieces of steel and aluminum.

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Lenovo’s engineers completely redesigned the original YOGA hinge so that it now has the same that it has the same degree of flexibility and flatness as seen in metallic watch bands – which is why they are calling it a “watchband hinge”. The YOGA 3 Pro design comes in 3 colors: Clementine Orange, Platinum Silver or Champagne Gold.

The YOGA 3 Pro comes with a beautiful 13.3-inch QHD+ 3200×1800 display built with Gorilla Glass for durability. The screen looks amazing for doing things in all four modes – Laptop mode, Stand mode, Tent mode or Tablet mode. You not only get stunning video from the YOGA 3 Pro, but also stunning audio with premium JBL speakers with Waves Audio that automatically adjust depending on what mode the YOGA 3 Pro is in so that you get great audio even if the speakers aren’t facing the user.

On the inside, the YOGA 3 Pro is powered with up to an Intel Core M processor with Intel integrated graphics and up to a 512GB SSD for storage boasting 9 hours of battery life. It also comes with 802.11 a/c wireless.

The Lenovo YOGA 3 Pro will be available beginning at the end of October in Best Buy stores and www.lenovo.com starting at $1,349 (U.S.).

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Lenovo is also announcing the new YOGA Tablet 2 in 8-inch and 10-inch models powered by an Intel Atom processor. The YOGA Tablet 2 includes the 3 original modes – Hold, Tilt, and Stand – as well as a new fourth mode called Hang. Hang mode lets users hang the device to display content. It also comes with a 1-year subscription of Office 365. For more on the YOGA Tablet 2 – click here. The YOGA Tablet 2 with Windows 10-inch version will be available in late October in Best Buy stores starting at $399.99 (U.S). The 8-inch version will be available on www.lenovo.com in November starting at $299.99 (U.S.).