Holiday deal: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Ultrabook reduced $300

This premium laptop that impressed us when we reviewed it is now heavily discounted by Lenovo.
Written by James Kendrick, Contributor

The Yoga 3 Pro is an outstanding Ultrabook from Lenovo that packs a punch in a thin and light form. The extremely high-resolution (3200 x 1800) touchscreen takes full advantage of Windows 8.1.

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
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One of the few complaints in our review of the Yoga 3 Pro was the steep price. The model with 8GB of memory and a 512GB SSD was $1,499.99 at the time of the review. This made the laptop hard to justify purchasing, even with all of its nice features.

Just in time for holiday shopping, Lenovo is now offering the Yoga 3 Pro configured with a 256GB SSD for $1,199.99, a $300 discount from the regular price. According to Lenovo's site, the laptop is available to ship in just a few days, so it should arrive just in time for the holidays.

The Yoga 3 Pro configuration for $1,199.99:

Processor: Intel Core M 5Y70 (1.1Ghz)

OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit

Display: 13.3 inch (3,200 x 1,800); IPS

Memory: 8GB

Storage: 256GB

Camera: 720P (front)

Communications: Wi-Fi (ac); Bluetooth 4.0

Ports: 2- USB 3.0; microHDMI; audio; SD slot; DC-in w/ integrated USB 2.0

Audio: JBL speakers (1.5W x 2)

Battery: 44 WHr; 7.2 hours

Dimensions: 13 x 9 x 0.5 inches

Weight: 2.6lbs

Image: Lenovo
The Yoga 3 Pro is a thin laptop that can assume multiple positions for versatile scenarios. These include laptop, tent, stand, and tablet modes.

While still expensive, the discounted price makes this laptop a much better proposition. It is a high quality Ultrabook and one of the best Windows laptops I've tested this year. Those needing a good work laptop or students needing a premium system to take back to college after the holidays will appreciate unwrapping the Yoga 3 Pro.

See the full review of the Yoga 3 Pro on ZDNet.

The laptop is available for the lower price from the Lenovo web site.

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