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Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE Convertible Review

Sascha Mölck, Tanja Hinum (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 06/22/2016

A lot of room for improvements. Lenovo charges around 1,000 Euros ($1112) for the Yoga 3 Pro. You will get a thin and attractive 13.3-inch convertible with a folding display. The device does, however, reveal some drawbacks.

For the original German review, see here.

The Yoga 3 Pro is a 13.3-inch convertible. Thanks to its 360 degree hinges, the device provides different operating modes. This is not our first time with this convertible; we have actually reviewed a Yoga 3 Pro model before. Competitors are devices like the Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N, and Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Notebooks like the Apple MacBook Air 13Asus Zenbook UX303 and Asus Zenbook UX305 can be considered as rivals as well.

Both Yoga 3 Pro review units share the same construction, so we do not cover the sections Case, Connectivity, Input Devices, Speakers, and the Display in this article. The corresponding information is available in the previous Yoga 3 Pro review.

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 5300, Core: 100-850 MHz, Dual-Channel, 20.19.15.4444
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3-1600, Dual-Channel, soldered
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 3200 x 1800 pixel 276 PPI, capacitive, Samsung L_LLTN133YL03L01, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Broadwell-Y PCH-LP (Premium)
Storage
Samsung SSD PM851 MZNTE512HMJH, 512 GB 
, 430 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC286 @ Intel Wildcat Point-LP PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: Combo stereo, Card Reader: SD, Sensors: Movement sensor
Networking
Broadcom BCM4352 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 12.8 x 330 x 228 ( = 0.5 x 12.99 x 8.98 in)
Battery
44 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD-Webcam
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Lenovo Photo Master, McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.19 kg ( = 41.98 oz / 2.62 pounds), Power Supply: 192 g ( = 6.77 oz / 0.42 pounds)
Price
999 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case & Connectivity

The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is shipped with a preloaded version of Windows 8.1 (64-bit). We performed the upgrade to Windows 10 and then tested the device. The upgrade process did not cause any problems.

Display

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The Yoga 3 Pro is equipped with the display from our previous review model, but the measurement results differ a bit. This is normal though because even two panels from the same series will never be completely identical. The luminance is acceptable on mains, but it is lower on battery power. The contrast is also too low. We expect more when you consider the price of the convertible. We can detect PWM flickering at a frequency of 1330 Hz for brightness levels of 60% and lower. The value is pretty high, so even sensitive users should have no problems with the eyes or headaches.

276
cd/m²
307
cd/m²
319
cd/m²
270
cd/m²
314
cd/m²
310
cd/m²
264
cd/m²
292
cd/m²
297
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 319 cd/m² Average: 294.3 cd/m² Minimum: 4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 250 cd/m²
Contrast: 551:1 (Black: 0.57 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.18 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.1
ΔE Greyscale 2.45 | 0.64-98 Ø6.4
89% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 58% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.39

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 1330 Hz ≤ 60 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 1330 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 60 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 1330 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9705 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

CalMAN – ColorChecker
CalMAN – ColorChecker
CalMAN – Grayscale
CalMAN – Grayscale
CalMAN – Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN – Saturation Sweeps

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11 ms rise
↘ 17 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 59 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
36 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15 ms rise
↘ 21 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 27 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (40.7 ms).

Performance

Lenovo’s Yoga 3 Pro is a 13.3-inch convertible. It provides sufficient performance for office and web applications. Our review unit retails for around 1,000 Euros ($1112), but other configurations start at 900 Euros ($1001).

Processor

At the heart of the Yoga 3 Pro is an Intel Core M-5Y70 (Broadwell) dual-core processor. It is a very frugal chip with a TDP of 4.5 watts. The CPU has a specified nominal clock of 1.1 GHz, which can be raised up to 2.6 GHz. We can only see this value at the start of our single-thread tests before the clock will drop to less than 2 GHz. Multi-core tests are executed with 1.4-1.5 GHz, but the device only manages these values after a cold start and the clocks will drop further in the second test run. Cinebench R15 Multi, for example, determines a steady score of 140 points after the second run, so the performance is reduced under sustained loads. We would have expected more since the processor is actively cooled.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
3629
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
5977
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6388
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
92 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
184 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
20.84 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC040T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SK Hynix Canvas SC300 512GB M.2 (HFS512G39MND)
123 Points ∼56% +34%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
112 Points ∼51% +22%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
111 Points ∼51% +21%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
99 Points ∼45% +8%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 MZNTE512HMJH
92 Points ∼42%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
91 Points ∼42% -1%
Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272-M3A0
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
91 Points ∼42% -1%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
88 Points ∼40% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
86 Points ∼39% -7%
Asus Zenbook UX360CA-FC060T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
85 Points ∼39% -8%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-EHM1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
72 Points ∼33% -22%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC040T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SK Hynix Canvas SC300 512GB M.2 (HFS512G39MND)
312 Points ∼7% +70%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
296 Points ∼7% +61%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
255 Points ∼6% +39%
Asus Zenbook UX360CA-FC060T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
208 Points ∼5% +13%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
206 Points ∼5% +12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
204 Points ∼5% +11%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-EHM1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
200 Points ∼5% +9%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
200 Points ∼5% +9%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 MZNTE512HMJH
184 Points ∼4%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
180 Points ∼4% -2%
Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272-M3A0
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
172 Points ∼4% -7%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
4980 Points ∼46% +37%
Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC040T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SK Hynix Canvas SC300 512GB M.2 (HFS512G39MND)
4838 Points ∼45% +33%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
4235 Points ∼39% +17%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
3853 Points ∼36% +6%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
3690 Points ∼34% +2%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 MZNTE512HMJH
3629 Points ∼33%
Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272-M3A0
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
3422 Points ∼32% -6%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
3286 Points ∼30% -9%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
10008 Points ∼20% +67%
Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC040T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SK Hynix Canvas SC300 512GB M.2 (HFS512G39MND)
9681 Points ∼19% +62%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
8731 Points ∼18% +46%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
6994 Points ∼14% +17%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
6773 Points ∼14% +13%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
6340 Points ∼13% +6%
Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272-M3A0
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
6194 Points ∼12% +4%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 MZNTE512HMJH
5977 Points ∼12%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC040T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SK Hynix Canvas SC300 512GB M.2 (HFS512G39MND)
6655 Points ∼21% +75%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
6406 Points ∼21% +69%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
5522 Points ∼18% +46%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
5189 Points ∼17% +37%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
4505 Points ∼14% +19%
Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272-M3A0
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
4309 Points ∼14% +14%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 MZNTE512HMJH
3795 Points ∼12%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC040T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SK Hynix Canvas SC300 512GB M.2 (HFS512G39MND)
3133 Points ∼65% +39%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
3053 Points ∼63% +36%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
2837 Points ∼59% +26%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
2588 Points ∼54% +15%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
2507 Points ∼52% +11%
Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272-M3A0
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
2381 Points ∼49% +6%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 MZNTE512HMJH
2249 Points ∼47%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
195.1 ms * ∼2% -62%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
104.7 ms * ∼1% +13%
Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272-M3A0
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
143 ms * ∼2% -19%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-EHM1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
124.5 ms * ∼1% -3%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
122.4 ms * ∼1% -1%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 MZNTE512HMJH
120.6 ms * ∼1%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
97.8 ms * ∼1% +19%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
95.4 ms * ∼1% +21%
Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC040T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SK Hynix Canvas SC300 512GB M.2 (HFS512G39MND)
81.8 ms * ∼1% +32%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
2222.8 ms * ∼4% -23%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
1586.4 ms * ∼3% +12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
1873 ms * ∼3% -4%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 MZNTE512HMJH
1799.9 ms * ∼3%
Asus Zenbook UX360CA-FC060T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
1704 ms * ∼3% +5%
Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272-M3A0
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
1556.5 ms * ∼3% +14%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
1556.2 ms * ∼3% +14%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
1311.8 ms * ∼2% +27%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
1305.7 ms * ∼2% +27%
Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC040T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SK Hynix Canvas SC300 512GB M.2 (HFS512G39MND)
1134.1 ms * ∼2% +37%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC040T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SK Hynix Canvas SC300 512GB M.2 (HFS512G39MND)
31796 Points ∼64% +88%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
26885 Points ∼54% +59%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
26727 Points ∼54% +58%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
23767 Points ∼48% +40%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
11188 Points ∼22% -34%
Asus Zenbook UX360CA-FC060T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
19348 Points ∼39% +14%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
18576 Points ∼37% +10%
Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272-M3A0
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
18444 Points ∼37% +9%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 MZNTE512HMJH
16925 Points ∼34%
Peacekeeper - ---
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
4388 Points ∼71% +163%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
2538 Points ∼41% +52%
Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC040T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SK Hynix Canvas SC300 512GB M.2 (HFS512G39MND)
2962 Points ∼48% +77%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
2555 Points ∼41% +53%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
2295 Points ∼37% +37%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
2216 Points ∼36% +33%
Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272-M3A0
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
1912 Points ∼31% +14%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 MZNTE512HMJH
1670 Points ∼27%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The system runs well and without hiccups. The PCMark scores are on the expected level for this processor. Similar to the CPU benchmarks, repeated runs of the PCMarks will result in lower scores. In other words: The Yoga 3 Pro is not the right device if you stress your device for prolonged periods. It is not possible to increase the system performance any further.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
2307 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3040 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
3121 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
3579 Points ∼59% +55%
Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC040T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SK Hynix Canvas SC300 512GB M.2 (HFS512G39MND)
3341 Points ∼55% +45%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
2983 Points ∼49% +29%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-EHM1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
2833 Points ∼46% +23%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
2733 Points ∼45% +18%
Asus Zenbook UX360CA-FC060T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
2727 Points ∼45% +18%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
2633 Points ∼43% +14%
Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272-M3A0
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
2536 Points ∼42% +10%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
2426 Points ∼40% +5%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 MZNTE512HMJH
2307 Points ∼38%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
2217 Points ∼36% -4%

Storage Devices

The system drive is a Solid State Disk from Samsung. It is an M.2 drive (2280) with a total capacity of 512 GB. Around 430 GB are free for the user; the rest is occupied by the recovery partition and the Windows installation. The transfer rates of the SSD are good.

Samsung SSD PM851 MZNTE512HMJH
Sequential Read: 521.3 MB/s
Sequential Write: 238.6 MB/s
512K Read: 417.3 MB/s
512K Write: 237.7 MB/s
4K Read: 35.9 MB/s
4K Write: 99.86 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 366.6 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 236.7 MB/s

GPU Performance

Graphics are handled by the Intel HD Graphics 5300 GPU. It supports DirectX 11.2 and runs with a core clock of up to 850 MHz. The 3DMark scores are pretty normal for this GPU, even though this is once again only the case for the first run. The second attempt of 3DMark 11 only results in 650 points, which is steady when you repeat the benchmark a couple of times.

3DMark 11 Performance
817 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
31492 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
2576 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
346 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance
Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC040T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SK Hynix Canvas SC300 512GB M.2 (HFS512G39MND)
1525 Points ∼5% +87%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
1459 Points ∼5% +79%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
1344 Points ∼4% +65%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
1334 Points ∼4% +63%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-EHM1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
1151 Points ∼4% +41%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
1109 Points ∼4% +36%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
1077 Points ∼3% +32%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 MZNTE512HMJH
817 Points ∼3%
Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272-M3A0
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
814 Points ∼3% 0%
Asus Zenbook UX360CA-FC060T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
785 Points ∼3% -4%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
756 Points ∼2% -7%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
903 Points ∼3% +161%
Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC040T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SK Hynix Canvas SC300 512GB M.2 (HFS512G39MND)
826 Points ∼3% +139%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
740 Points ∼3% +114%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
739 Points ∼3% +114%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
630 Points ∼2% +82%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-EHM1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
596 Points ∼2% +72%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
558 Points ∼2% +61%
Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272-M3A0
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
453 Points ∼2% +31%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
428 Points ∼2% +24%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 MZNTE512HMJH
346 Points ∼1%
1280x720 Sky Diver Score
Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC040T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SK Hynix Canvas SC300 512GB M.2 (HFS512G39MND)
3480 Points ∼6% +178%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
3046 Points ∼5% +143%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
2316 Points ∼4% +85%
Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272-M3A0
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
1843 Points ∼3% +47%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 MZNTE512HMJH
1251 Points ∼2%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
6061 Points ∼10% +135%
Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC040T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SK Hynix Canvas SC300 512GB M.2 (HFS512G39MND)
5734 Points ∼10% +123%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
4943 Points ∼8% +92%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
4604 Points ∼8% +79%
Asus Zenbook UX360CA-FC060T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
4205 Points ∼7% +63%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
3936 Points ∼7% +53%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-EHM1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
3778 Points ∼6% +47%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
3684 Points ∼6% +43%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
3673 Points ∼6% +43%
Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272-M3A0
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
3278 Points ∼6% +27%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 MZNTE512HMJH
2576 Points ∼4%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score
Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC040T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SK Hynix Canvas SC300 512GB M.2 (HFS512G39MND)
56569 Points ∼5% +80%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
56022 Points ∼5% +78%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
47242 Points ∼4% +50%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
42046 Points ∼4% +34%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
38523 Points ∼3% +22%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-EHM1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
37002 Points ∼3% +17%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
35549 Points ∼3% +13%
Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272-M3A0
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
32704 Points ∼3% +4%
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 MZNTE512HMJH
31492 Points ∼3%

Gaming Performance

The SoC can handle smooth gameplay in some titles that are not very demanding in terms of hardware. You will find a lot of these casual games in the Window Store.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 30.814.810.83.3fps
Metal Gear Solid V (2015) 20.612.4fps
Anno 2205 (2015) 10.66.1fps
Star Wars Battlefront (2015) 13.87.4fps
Just Cause 3 (2015) 9.97.7fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 6.63.9fps
XCOM 2 (2016) 5.72.4fps
Far Cry Primal (2016) 83fps
The Division (2016) 10.87.3fps
Hitman 2016 (2016) 4.72.1fps
Need for Speed 2016 (2016) 9.17.7fps
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016) 12.26.9fps

Emissions & Energy

System Noise

Fan noise
Fan noise

The fan is sometimes deactivated while idling, and the device is silent in these scenarios. Most of the time, however, it is active at a low speed. We are a bit surprised about the fact that it does not get much louder under load, where we can only measure up to 32.3 dB(A).

Noise Level

Idle
31.2 / 31.4 / 31.8 dB(A)
Load
32.3 / 32 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 31.2 dB(A)

Temperature

Stress test Yoga 3 Pro
Stress test Yoga 3 Pro

The Yoga 3 Pro executes our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark for at least one hour) similarly on mains and battery power. Both the CPU and GPU can only manage high clocks in the first couple of seconds, and then we can see heavy throttling to 700-800 MHz (CPU) and 350 MHz (GPU), respectively. The values will drop even further over the course of the test. The device does not get really warm; we can only measure more than 40 °C (104 °F) at one spot.

Max. Load
 27.9 °C
82 F
39.2 °C
103 F
41 °C
106 F
 
 25.4 °C
78 F
29.6 °C
85 F
29.8 °C
86 F
 
 24.8 °C
77 F
25.1 °C
77 F
26.6 °C
80 F
 
Maximum: 41 °C = 106 F
Average: 29.9 °C = 86 F
34.8 °C
95 F
32.8 °C
91 F
27 °C
81 F
28.7 °C
84 F
27.5 °C
82 F
26.1 °C
79 F
26.9 °C
80 F
26.4 °C
80 F
25.9 °C
79 F
Maximum: 34.8 °C = 95 F
Average: 28.5 °C = 83 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.4 °C = 103 F | Room Temperature 22.6 °C = 73 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 29.9 °C / 86 F, compared to the average of 30.3 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 41 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 35.4 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34.8 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.9 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 26.6 °C / 79.9 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29 °C / 84.2 F (+2.4 °C / 4.3 F).
Temperature distribution top (load)
Temperature distribution top (load)
Temperature distribution bottom (load)
Temperature distribution bottom (load)
Temperature distribution top (idle)
Temperature distribution top (idle)
Temperature distribution bottom (idle)
Temperature distribution bottom (idle)

Power Consumption

Our measurements show an idle consumption of up to 11.8 watts, which is a bit high for a device like the Yoga 3 Pro. This is a result of the high-resolution screen. We can even measure up to 19.7 watts during the stress test, but this value will drop when the SoC starts to throttle. The power adapter is rated at 40 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.3 / 0.45 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.8 / 10.7 / 11.8 Watt
Load midlight 18.3 / 19.7 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Runtimes

Our practical WLAN test simulates the load when you browse the web. The power profile "Balanced" is active, the power saving features are deactivated and the display brightness is adjusted to around 150 nits. The Yoga 3 Pro manages a runtime of 4:23 hours – not a good result. It clearly falls behind the previously reviewed sibling (6:19 hours). The reason: We changed our WLAN test in the meantime, so the results cannot be compared directly.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 25.10586.0.0)
4h 23min
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 MZNTE512HMJH
263 min ∼69%
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Samsung MZNLN128HCGR-000L2
440 min ∼115%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
443 min ∼116%
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S W700N
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
525 min ∼137%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
488 min ∼128%
Acer Aspire Switch 12S SW7-272-M3A0
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
343 min ∼90%
Apple MacBook Air 13 inch 2015-03
HD Graphics 6000, 5650U, Apple SSD SD0256F
620 min ∼162%
Asus Zenbook UX360CA-FC060T
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Lite-On CV1-8B128
386 min ∼101%
Asus Zenbook UX305UA-FC040T
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, SK Hynix Canvas SC300 512GB M.2 (HFS512G39MND)
561 min ∼147%
Asus Zenbook UX305CA-EHM1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Micron M600 MTFDDAV256MBF M.2
382 min ∼100%
WiFi
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y70, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
379 min ∼100%

Pros

+ attractive, slim chassis
+ IPS display
+ fast SSD
+ runs quiet
+ hardly gets warm
+ good keyboard

Cons

- significant CPU and GPU throttling under sustained load
- base unit and display can easily be twisted
- low contrast ratio

Verdict

In review: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. Test model courtesy of Lenovo Germany.
In review: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. Test model courtesy of Lenovo Germany.

Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro is a 13.3-inch convertible. The processor is powerful enough for office and web applications, but it cannot maintain its performance for long periods – despite the active cooling. The system is always quiet and does not really get warm. A fast SSD ensures a responsive system and the input devices are decent. This is, however, not the case for the battery runtime, where we expect more.

The Yoga 3 Pro does have some drawbacks, despite a price of almost 1,000 Euros ($1112).

Lenovo offers a thin and attractive chassis, but the stability is not convincing. Both the base unit and the display can be heavily twisted. This should not be the case when you buy a device for 1,000 Euros. A convertible like the Yoga 3 Pro is usually not only used on your desk at home, so the mainboard might be damaged over time. The display does not really meet the expectations of the pricing, either. The luminance on battery power is reduced, but it should surpass 300 cd/m² since it is a mobile device, which can be used in many places. Another drawback is the low contrast ratio.

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13 80HE004LGE - 06/16/2016 v5.1
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
76 / 98 → 78%
Keyboard
75%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
44 / 80 → 55%
Weight
73 / 35-78 → 88%
Battery
77%
Display
85%
Games Performance
47 / 68 → 70%
Application Performance
68 / 87 → 79%
Temperature
93%
Noise
92%
Audio
55 / 91 → 60%
Camera
83 / 85 → 98%
Average
74%
82%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2016-06-22 (Update: 2018-05-15)
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I grew up with computers and modern consumer electronics. I am interested in the technology since I had my first computer, a Commodore C64, and started building my own PCs after that. My focus here at Notebookcheck is the business segment including mobile workstations, but I also like to test new mobile devices. It is always a great experience to review and compare new products. My free time is filled with a lot of sports, in the summer mainly on my bike.