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Lenovo Yoga 3 – new 14in model added to range

The most flexible laptops are back for a third time

Lenovo’s Yoga line of laptops have consistently impressed us over the years, in fact this article is being happily tapped out on one now. Most recently we saw the stunning Yoga 3 Pro with its ‘wristband’ hinge, but for those who don’t want to splash out £1,300 on a new laptop there’s now the more reasonably-priced Yoga 3 models.

This year there are two screen sizes in the range, the usual 11in model is an ultra-portable laptop which transforms into a big tablet, as well as being able to take a number of useful shapes – we really like what Lenovo calls ‘the tent’ with the two halves at around 30 degrees from each other, great for watching TV while cooking or eating. The new version is just 15.8mm thick and weighs only 1.1kg, making it among the lightest convertible laptops.

In addition though there’s a much bigger 14in model this year. It’s still a reasonably sized laptop, but as a tablet it will be pretty big, then again using it in the kitchen to watch TV will be great with its larger screen. Lenovo is promising to squeeze the 14in screen into what was once a 13in size chassis, it’s 1.6kg in weight and 18.3mm thick, but we’ll really have to give it a try and report back.

The 11in model has relatively typical specs based around Intel Core M processors, and will be on sale for £550. The larger 14in model will have a wide range of specs, up to Core i7 processors. Both laptops have Full HD displays, so images should be very sharp.

We’ll be getting the Lenovo Yoga 3 in for review as soon as possible, previous models have proven excellent and literally flexible devices and this latest models look to be a sensible, if small, step forward.

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