An innovative tablet-cum-laptop from Lenovo

The Yoga 3 Pro is a prodigiously talented touchscreen device

PC makers have been putting increasing emphasis on the aesthetic – as well as ergonomic – aspect of their products since Microsoft’s design team upped the PC ecosystem’s game three years back with the beautiful-looking Windows 8 operating system (whose superb “tile” interface is being carried over to the successor, Windows 10, later this year).


This, the heavily advertised Yoga 3 Pro from China’s Lenovo, is a slim 13.3in hybrid with a 256Gb solid-state hard drive and a sumptuous high-definition touchscreen. It is a prodigiously talented machine and in its “wigwam” form, when you fold back the keyboard to form a triangle with the screen at 45 degrees from the viewer, it presents a unique way of reading or watching content on a table or desktop. The Yoga is slightly let down for me by a disappointing finish and feel, plus a few irritating design features like a Windows logo that looks like a “Home” button but is purely decorative. Nevertheless, I could really find one of these useful – especially if I needed to run the countless serious business programmes that remain Windows only.


Our tech guru is also taken with the Twelve South HiRise Ergonomic Desk Stand for iPhones and iPads and the Zagg Rugged Book case that turns an iPad into a laptop.

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