Lenovo reveals flagship Yoga 3 Pro convertible ultrabook

It's thinner, lighter, and stronger than its predecessor, and packs a powerful processing punch with Intel's latest Core M-70 chip.

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NEW YORK — Lenovo's flagship two-in-one ultrabook is better in almost every way, except the price.

The Chinese electronics giant on Thursday unveiled its latest convertible ultrabook-meets-tablet, packing in a host of new features in a thinner and lighter shell.

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Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro comes with a number of updates. It's 17 percent thinner and 15 percent lighter than its predecessor, but the company promises it offers greater strength and rigidity. The two-in-one includes a QHD+ touchscreen display offering a resolution of 3,200 x 1,800 pixels.

It also comes a Intel Core M-70 processor, a 512GB solid-state disk, 8GB of memory, and an integrated 720p high-definition front camera.

The company said the Yoga 3 Pro is constructed of about 800 individual pieces of steel and aluminum, with six attachment points across the display. 

The convertible laptop-tablet duo has two USB 3.0 connectors (and one USB 2.0 connector), a four-in-one card reader, and lands with the latest Bluetooth 4.01 and Wi-Fi (a/c) wireless connectivity.

The Yoga 3 Pro runs the latest version of Windows 8.1, and lasts for nine hours on battery. 

Prices begin at launch at a heavy $1,349 in the US, and €1,299 in Europe. Prices in other regions have not yet been made available.