The Lenovo Yoga 3 is a hybrid device than combines a tablet with a laptop, but overall received very good reviews from critics. The device is praised for its performance parameters, as well as its flexibility. What better opponent for it than the MacBook Air, one of the best laptop devices out there, desired for both its high quality and performance, and also simplicity and minimalism. Let’s see which device takes the edge in this comparison.
The MacBook Air comes with a 17 mm thickness while the Yoga 3 measures only 13 mm in thickness. The Yoga 3 is therefore the device with the slimmer profile. The Lenovo device comes with a lid folding mechanism that lets it fold the lid in any angle you want, which can’t be done on the MacBook Air. The device also comes with a touch screen, which makes it easier to use. The Yoga 3 is made of a hybrid metal construction that also incorporates plastic. The MacBook Air on the other hand comes with the premium feel and quality guaranteed by Apple and its aluminum build. The device manages to look sleek in any context.
Apple’s laptop comes with either 11 or 13 inches of screen real estate and a 1400 x 900 resolution. The Yoga 3 comes with a larger 13.2 inch screen that offers a QHD image at a 3200 x 1800 resolution. In conclusion, not only does the screen on the Lenovo Yoga 3 come in a bigger size, but also at a considerably larger quality.
No matter which one you choose, you will probably be able to get about 7 hours of work time out of each device. Lenovo claims that the Yoga 3 is capable of sustaining itself for as long as 10 hours, whereas the MacBook Air is praised by Apple as being able to hold up for 12 hours.
The Air comes with OS X, which is developed by Apple. The OS X Yosemite software, to be more precise. The other device uses Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system. Trying to swap operating systems can be tricky, but can be done. This means that you are able to run Windows on a Mac computer, and also run OS X on Yoga 3, which is very hard, but doable.
The Lenovo Yoga 3 is retailed at about $1299 while the MacBook Air is around $899. It’s upt to you to decide if the extra cash is worth the device, although most would agree that it is.