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Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro vs. Apple MacBook Air: Review, Price, and Features

( [email protected] ) Jul 08, 2015 06:25 PM EDT
It is very clear that if you are going to choose between the classic PC or Mac, you can go the laptop route, and some of the more popular models include the Lenovo Yoga Pro 3 and the MacBook Air.  Here is a comparison of the Lenovo Yoga Pro 3 vs. the MacBook Air with a review, price, and features from the two popular brands.
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It is very clear that if you are going to choose between the classic PC or Mac, you can go the laptop route, and some of the more popular models include the Lenovo Yoga Pro 3 and the MacBook Air.  Here is a comparison of the Lenovo Yoga Pro 3 vs. the MacBook Air with a review, price, and features from the two popular brands. 

Let's start with Apple's laptop, the MacBook Air.  The official site says that they come in two models: 11-inch and 13-inch.  The 11-inch model will cost $899, and the 13-inch will go for $999. 

The Battery life is boasted at up to 9 hours for the 11-inch model and about 12 for the 13-inch.  Both models boast new fifth-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors with Intel HD Graphics 6000 and a faster than 5400-rpm notebook hard drive.  It has a 0.68 unibody design that weighs about 2.38 pounds.  Another feature is the latest 802.11ac technology with 3x faster Wi-Fi as well as an expanded range. 

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Photo: Lenovo

As for the Lenovo Yoga Pro 3, it has a starting price of $1,249.00, that is much higher than any of the MacBooks.  The Yoga 3 Pro also boasts at being the world's thinnest convertible laptop at 2.62 lbs and the thickness of a half-inch.   The screen is a touchscreen display at a very super high-resolution of 3200 x 1800, and it has JBL speakers. 

Inside the Yoga 3 Pro is an Intel Core M Processor, and it claims to have faster Internet speeds at up to 3 times quicker than normal Wi-Fi (a similar feature to the MacBook Air).  The surface of the Yoga 3 Pro also has a magnesium matte finish that can resist fingerprints. 

The Yoga Pro 3 has four modes.  The first is laptop, which is your typical keyboard on desk while screen is at angle mode.  The second is tablet, with the keyboard folded up completely and the touchscreen ready to use like the average tablet.  The third is tent, with the tablet in an upside-down V formation with the touchscreen on the outside.  The fourth is the stand, which tilts the screen away from the keyboard, making it good for just viewing content. 

Those four modes are easily Lenovo's biggest selling point, and the Yoga Pro 3 has made some improvements.  All four of the modes of the Yoga Pro 3 use the Watchband hinge, which is crafted from hundreds of individual pieces of aluminum and steel.  This hinge has been compared to Rolex bands and allows for more stable touch usage as it can lay flat at 180 degrees. 

The difference between the two laptops is the Yoga 3 Pro can only claim 7.2 hours of battery life.  Of course, the difference between the Yoga Pro 3 and the MacBook is the operating systems.  MacBook runs OS X Yosemite, while the Yoga Pro 3 runs Windows 8. 

For more information about these laptops, head over to the Lenovo and Apple sites and find out which one is right for you.  From there, you can shop online to find what you are looking for.