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Grow Your Business Technology

Lenovo Yoga 3 (2015): Is It Good for Business?

Lenovo Yoga 3 (2015): Is It Good for Business?
Credit: Lenovo

It's been an exciting week for Lenovo, and business users have plenty to look forward to because of it.

The company unveiled several new devices at CES this week, including upgraded versions of its business-class ThinkPad line, a new AnyPen stylus and stackable accessories. But the real standouts among Lenovo's new product announcements are the new additions to the Yoga 3 family.

Now available in two additional 14-inch and 11-inch models, the new Yoga 3 offers even more choices for business users. Read on to find out what the new Yoga 3 has to offer and what makes this convertible Ultrabook even better for business. [Best Laptop-Tablet (2-in-1) Hybrids for Business: 2015]

Design and display 

The new Yoga 3 models are perfect for people looking for a thin and lightweight all-in-one Ultrabook that they can convert into different forms to fit their needs. The hinged keyboard smoothly flips 360 degrees to take on four different modes: laptop, tablet, stand (for presentations) and tent. 

What makes the new Yoga 3 stand out, however, is that it now delivers larger screen real estate — without the extra bulk or weight. The 14-inch, full-HD, 1920 x 1080-pixel display is nestled in its predecessor's familiar 13-inch chassis and remains extra slim, at 18.3 mm (0.72 inches).

If you're looking for an even more portable device, the new 11-inch version is the thinnest and lightest Yoga model yet — it's just 15.8 mm (0.62 inches) thick and weighs only 2.4 lbs.

Power and performance 

The Yoga 3 may be thin and light, but that doesn't mean it compromises on performance. Powered by the 5th-Generation Intel Core i7 processor, the 14-inch model can keep up with even the most demanding business user and power-heavy business apps. 

Both models run on Windows 8.1 and feature 802.11ac Wi-Fi to deliver strong performance and fast network connectivity. Business users will also enjoy all-day battery life on the new Yoga 3, so they can stay productive throughout the workday and beyond on a single charge.

Cost and availability 

The new Yoga 3 will be available beginning in March in a variety of colors: black, orange, silver and white. The 11-inch model will cost $799, and the 14-inch model will be $979. 

Sara Angeles
Sara Angeles

Sara is a tech writer with a background in business and marketing. After graduating from UC Irvine, she worked as a copywriter and blogger for nonprofit organizations, tech labs and lifestyle companies. She started freelancing in 2009 and joined Business News Daily in 2013. Follow Sara Angeles on Twitter @sara_angeles.