Yoga 3 14"/  i7 CPU/ 256Gb SSD/ 8Gb/ Full HD Touch - £599.99 @ Lenovo shop
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Yoga 3 14"/ i7 CPU/ 256Gb SSD/ 8Gb/ Full HD Touch - £599.99 @ Lenovo shop

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Found 29th Dec 2015
Darn, Just got myself a dell 13, but this looks like a great deal at this price. Backlit keys, touch/ full HD, convertible, 8GB RAM, 256SSD. Although, I wonder if one could install OSX on it easily enough...

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Just checked PCWorld price and it costs £750 with half-sized SSD, while other shops want over £800...
It's still a good 300 to 400 cheaper than a similar spec Spectre X360 - so a very good deal in my opinion
Has anyone got experience of this device? Reviews are broadly good, but some comments about reliability give concern. Hot for the price.
billericaymicky

Has anyone got experience of this device? Reviews are broadly good, but … Has anyone got experience of this device? Reviews are broadly good, but some comments about reliability give concern. Hot for the price.



I was tempted but have seen a lot of complaints about the quality of the device - will hold out for a spectre deal I think...
Something worth mentioning for people looking to customise is that it has a 5mm 2.5" sata and a single DIMM (although replaceable) - no m.2 slot
Also worth while mentioning that this is not the "Yoga 3 Pro".
Cheers, Gone for this. £25 quidco tracked too.
Excellent machine and spec
drasim

Something worth mentioning for people looking to customise is that it has … Something worth mentioning for people looking to customise is that it has a 5mm 2.5" sata and a single DIMM (although replaceable) - no m.2 slot



Lenovo are quoting '256GB SSD M.2' on the spec list....is this an error?
Silver is £50 more
bluepete1976

Silver is £50 more


And has half the SSD capacity of the white one too: 128GB rather than 256GB.
bluepete1976

Silver is £50 more



And has half the size SSD of the white one.
Be prepared to wait a while for delivery from Lenovo shop, it said a few business days when I ordered a laptop this year, took about 2/3 weeks to come!
Old stock windows 8-1
bluepete1976

Silver is £50 more


And has an SSD only half the size!
Dire processor for an i7 in 2015, this is not a proper i7 processor, CPU Benchmark of only 4036, my 4 year old Asus i7 powered laptop has a benchmark of 5961. So 4 years on a CPU with 32% less performance is pathetic.
alared

Old stock windows 8-1


Very simple windows 10 update.
duckson

Lenovo are quoting '256GB SSD M.2' on the spec list....is this an error?



All the disassemblies I've seen for this model have a Liteon 5mm Sata, so yes I'd be tempted to say that it's an error on the Lenovo shop
Nesima

Dire processor for an i7 in 2015, this is not a proper i7 processor, CPU … Dire processor for an i7 in 2015, this is not a proper i7 processor, CPU Benchmark of only 4036, my 4 year old Asus i7 powered laptop has a benchmark of 5961. So 4 years on a CPU with 32% less performance is pathetic.



How many minutes battery life you get on that old i7?
Its all about performance per watt nowadays as CPUs are that powerful, even a mid range i5 will do everything 99% of users need
Nesima

Dire processor for an i7 in 2015, this is not a proper i7 processor, CPU … Dire processor for an i7 in 2015, this is not a proper i7 processor, CPU Benchmark of only 4036, my 4 year old Asus i7 powered laptop has a benchmark of 5961. So 4 years on a CPU with 32% less performance is pathetic.


You probably have an i7 'm' processor. These are 'u' ultra low power processors, so not a like-for-like comparison. The equivalent now is Intel's 'H' range.

If we look at the Intel Core i7-2760QM, which was listed at $378 by Intel, it scores 6652 in Passmark. The Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ is now listed at $378 by Intel, and comes in with a passmark score of 8043. There is also the Intel® Core™ i7-6820HQ Processor, which is also listed at $378 by Intel, which comes in at 8949.

There are performance parts - and parts that'll perform much more than your 4 year old i7 - but you do need to chose the right laptop to get them. A thin and light convertible is not really where you'll find such things!
No ethernet port?
jaydeeuk1

How many minutes battery life you get on that old i7?Its all about … How many minutes battery life you get on that old i7?Its all about performance per watt nowadays as CPUs are that powerful, even a mid range i5 will do everything 99% of users need



About 2.5 hours these days, originally about 3 hours.
tickedon

You probably have an i7 'm' processor. These are 'u' ultra low power … You probably have an i7 'm' processor. These are 'u' ultra low power processors, so not a like-for-like comparison. The equivalent now is Intel's 'H' range.If we look at the Intel Core i7-2760QM, which was listed at $378 by Intel, it scores 6652 in Passmark. The Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ is now listed at $378 by Intel, and comes in with a passmark score of 8043. There is also the Intel® Core™ i7-6820HQ Processor, which is also listed at $378 by Intel, which comes in at 8949.There are performance parts - and parts that'll perform much more than your 4 year old i7 - but you do need to chose the right laptop to get them. A thin and light convertible is not really where you'll find such things!



Thanks for the input, the CPU in my current laptop is a Intel Core i7-2670QM @ 2.20GHz.
The laptop was £400 new nearly 4 years ago.

I think calling these low voltage CPUs an i7 is conning people, an i7 should be a powerful processor.
Edited by: "Nesima" 29th Dec 2015
billericaymicky

Has anyone got experience of this device? Reviews are broadly good, but … Has anyone got experience of this device? Reviews are broadly good, but some comments about reliability give concern. Hot for the price.



I bought this model from Currys just before Christmas for £679.99 using a £20 O2 voucher plus the £100 cashback from Lenovo, so £579.99 in total.

I returned the laptop for a full refund for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the screen just wasn't bright enough for me. This might not bother everyone but I really noticed the difference when compared side by side to my old Dell laptop, my Toshiba work laptop, my iPhone and my Samsung Tablet (SM-P600), all of which were considerably brighter than the Lenovo Yoga 3 14". Further online research revealed this point is noted in reviews - the power of hindsight lol! Secondly, the fan drove me mad on this laptop, even with one browser window open, the fan was constantly whirring away, fairly loudly too compared to my other laptops - may well have been a faulty model. Finally, the keyboard, whilst pretty good to type on, seemed to sag a little in the middle for want of a better description. This last point won't bother many as much as it did me, as I tend to hit the keys quite hard and tend to notice any movement in all but the most solid of keyboards, as I happily hammer away at this old Dell keyboard.

Those points aside, the laptop seemed fairly well made and quite quick, certainly for that price. I found the touchscreen pretty good too, although some reviews suggest this can become unresponsive. I was disappointed it didn't quite fit the bill for me as I quite liked the laptop, but those points above just bugged me too much so personally I can't recommend for those reasons. However, there's not much out there for that price with a similar specification, but I've decided to increase my budget to find a laptop that fits my requirements. Hope this is of help.
What's with the lack of graphics card
Nesima

Thanks for the input, the CPU in my current laptop is a Intel Core … Thanks for the input, the CPU in my current laptop is a Intel Core i7-2670QM @ 2.20GHz.The laptop was £400 new nearly 4 years ago.I think calling these low voltage CPUs an i7 is conning people, an i7 should be a powerful processor.



What are you on about? That would be like saying a 530d isn't a real BMW because it isn't an M5.
SaraCook94

What's with the lack of graphics card


It has Intel HD Graphics 5500.
(For comparison, HP Spectre uses Intel HD Graphics 520 and Macbook 12 Intel HD Graphics 5300)
Have Lenovo fixed lcd cable issues on their yoga range?
jaydeeuk1

What are you on about? That would be like saying a 530d isn't a real BMW … What are you on about? That would be like saying a 530d isn't a real BMW because it isn't an M5.



If you want to use the car analogy Intel badging the low voltage U i7 processors would be like BMW putting a 3.0 litre Vauxhall engine in their car. You are not getting what you think you are paying for.
I'm typing on this same laptop, bought two before Christmas as Currys cleared the stock of the windows 8 versions to make way for the windows 10 versions with half the SSD capacity.

To confirm, it's a SATA SSD, mine is 256gb. Operationally it works well, with the mode switching between tablet and laptop really smooth providing levono's software is left installed as it's needed to deactivate keyboard and touchpad.

Can validate the comments regarding screen brightness, although I run it on low level to preserve battery life.

Biggest issues I see are in screen glare, it seems to struggle in bright light conditions and lacks a matt finish. Also the touchpad is difficult to get used to coming from a mac. It doesn't have dedicated buttons in the same way the MacBook doesn't, but the pad where the button switches are still works as part of the trackpad and I find myself resizing the browser continuously because I regularly then have two fingers on the pad.

Overall very happy with it though. Just need Microsoft to drum up further support for windows 10 tablet to make that a really viable alternative.
Edited by: "Doobdonk" 29th Dec 2015
If only it is a Yoga 3 Pro, that would be a brilliant deal.

Still hot price for the specification.

Do not own Yogo 3, cannot comment on the build quality.
Doobdonk

I'm typing on this same laptop, bought two before Christmas as Currys … I'm typing on this same laptop, bought two before Christmas as Currys cleared the stock of the windows 8 versions to make way for the windows 10 versions with half the SSD capacity.To confirm, it's a SATA SSD, mine is 256gb. Operationally it works well, with the mode switching between tablet and laptop really smooth providing levono's software is left installed as it's needed to deactivate keyboard and touchpad.Can validate the comments regarding screen brightness, although I run it on low level to preserve battery life.Biggest issues I see are in screen glare, it seems to struggle in bright light conditions and lacks a matt finish. Also the touchpad is difficult to get used to coming from a mac. It doesn't have dedicated buttons in the same way the MacBook doesn't, but the pad where the button switches are still works as part of the trackpad and I find myself resizing the browser continuously because I regularly then have two fingers on the pad.Overall very happy with it though. Just need Microsoft to drum up further support for windows 10 tablet to make that a really viable alternative.



It is a touch screen.

Touch screen cannot have Matte display. Matte display would interfere with the touch censor.

You can have either touchscreen or Matte at the best.

Some low end laptop is non-touch screen, but still glossy.


So if you want touchscreen, and to use outside, one thing can make up for the glare if the brightness of the laptop can be turned up very high. Inevitably, that would drain down your battery.

Personally, I would choose Matte anti-glare screen over touchscreen.
Edited by: "huangxq2" 29th Dec 2015
Nesima

Dire processor for an i7 in 2015, this is not a proper i7 processor, CPU … Dire processor for an i7 in 2015, this is not a proper i7 processor, CPU Benchmark of only 4036, my 4 year old Asus i7 powered laptop has a benchmark of 5961. So 4 years on a CPU with 32% less performance is pathetic.


You just don't understand how Intel brands CPUs and the different market segments that they sell in to.
Nesima

If you want to use the car analogy Intel badging the low voltage U i7 … If you want to use the car analogy Intel badging the low voltage U i7 processors would be like BMW putting a 3.0 litre Vauxhall engine in their car. You are not getting what you think you are paying for.



So by that analogy, putting a BMW diesel engine in a rover 75 means its a BMW 75 now? No wonder you're confused with tech, perhaps you should put your laptop back in the box.

Intel have badged it 'U'. Its not exactly something they've just sprung on us, they've been using U,M,T, HQ etc for years.
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 29th Dec 2015
I can see where Nesima is coming from, with regards to the i7 designation of the CPU, as Intel have branded these CPUs as their highest-performing consumer parts so you'd expect comparable performance with other i7 CPUs. With that said, the i7-5500U is one of Intel's highest-performing ultra-low-power CPUs thereby rightfully earning the i7 tag.
jevtamsn

Just checked PCWorld price and it costs £750 with half-sized SSD, while … Just checked PCWorld price and it costs £750 with half-sized SSD, while other shops want over £800...


did you get the dell xps 13 2015 edition with the slimmest bezel in the world?
http://cnet2.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2015/01/13/b80d694b-5c6a-4321-999f-697679dbf76f/thumbnail/770x433/840162588f9b8b81a2f8a49fafa8c8bd/dell-xps-13-2015-product-photos-01.jpg
Nesima

If you want to use the car analogy Intel badging the low voltage U i7 … If you want to use the car analogy Intel badging the low voltage U i7 processors would be like BMW putting a 3.0 litre Vauxhall engine in their car. You are not getting what you think you are paying for.


Perhaps intel should share the blame. They know full well that many of these cpu's really don't deserve the i7 label. All is marketting
Bought this machine for my daughter for Christmas and had to return it. Did a straight swap for the same machine and again had to return it due to the same problem.

When the Hibernate and Sleep modes we're initiated they literally 'bricked' both machines. A quick Google search of 'Yoga 3 wont wake up' will tell you all you need to know. Shame really as my daughter absolutely loved it.........while it lasted.
I have a New Samsung 850 Evo M.2 for sale if anyone is interested - 500GB version
l0vesadeal

Bought this machine for my daughter for Christmas and had to return it. … Bought this machine for my daughter for Christmas and had to return it. Did a straight swap for the same machine and again had to return it due to the same problem. When the Hibernate and Sleep modes we're initiated they literally 'bricked' both machines. A quick Google search of 'Yoga 3 wont wake up' will tell you all you need to know. Shame really as my daughter absolutely loved it.........while it lasted.


Was this on Windows 10?
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