Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Hands-On Video Review: A Flexible, Capable Ultrabook

Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro 2-in-1 ultrabook has made a bit of a splash as of late, from appearing in a number of holiday shopping-infused TV spots, to flash prank comparisons tricking unwitting mall shoppers into thinking they got framed for busting up a MacBook Air laptop. It's with good reason that Lenovo is making an effort to amplify interest in the product. The Yoga 3 Pro one of the first hybrid ultrabooks to hit the market powered by Intel's new low power Core M Broadwell processor.

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Hybrid 2-in-1 Ultrabook

In a nutshell, you can think of Broadwell as a full-featured Intel Core series notebook processor that performs at near-tablet power consumption envelopes (4.5 Watt TDP).  It makes for a very interesting notebook and hybrid 2-in-1 platform that will likely enable new super light form factors for different classes of devices in the coming new year.

In our flurry to dive into our detailed performance review of the new Yoga 3 Pro, we had to forgo the video hands-on demo we typically like to pull together for a hot new notebook like this. However, today we're making good on our effort to bring you an up close and personal perspective of what's hot in the land of mobile tech this holiday season, with a quick hands-on video review to follow-up our deep dive.

Have a gander as we try to find our inner chi with the Yoga 3 Pro...

From our review... "The Yoga 3 Pro is not a fanless design but instead is a super-thin, ultra-light notebook with a premium, high resolution 3K display and a crisp 3200X1800 resolution. And though the Yoga 3 Pro is crazy-thin and light at just 2.6 pounds, its cooling fans are barely audible under load. In addition, this machine has a design feature that is a first for notebooks.  Its "watchband" style hinge allows the machine to flip and contort all the way back into tablet mode and anywhere in between--and look good doing it."

We noted that the Yoga 3 Pro is HotHardware "Recommended" equipment if you're in the market for a new thin and light laptop with touch and Windows 8.1. You can find it on Amazon starting at $1299 as configured for our review.