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Re: Yoga "3" Pro

2014-10-21, 7:49 AM

Another rather negative review: http://www.ultrabookreview.com/5486-lenovo-yoga-3-pro-review/

 

Same issues: throttling, bad performance, dissapointing battery life.

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Re: Yoga "3" Pro

2014-10-21, 18:08 PM
Better wait for the revision 2...
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Re: Yoga "3" Pro

2014-10-22, 5:14 AM

what about all the recent bios updates just released by Lenovo for the yoga3pro? shouldn't they test after installing all the bios and other updates? would they make a difference? i got a y2 and i  after all these negative reviews , am debating about buying a y3, especially issues with performance and throteling> please chime in.

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Re: Yoga "3" Pro

2014-10-22, 17:51 PM
So far all the so-called tests performed on the y3p in the US and France indicate low CPU performance relative to the y2p. I am assuming ALL these tests were done on pre-production units? Is that a correct assumption? Recently I noticed that on the "recently" created Lenovo Support page there were posted download links to a whole bunch of drivers including bios and heat management etc...Do we know if these are "updates" or were they all already installed on the pre-production units? Is it fair to say that one should wait till the "testers" are using a production unit with all the bios and other upgrades before making a final decision to buy or not?? Please enlighten me. TY.
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Re: Yoga "3" Pro

2014-10-22, 18:24 PM
Why would you assume all those tests have been done on pre-production units?? They are all regular machines...
Individuals are also buying Y3P and reporting the same.

Check some more details on http://forum.notebookreview.com/ideapad-essential/761207-official-yoga-3-pro-release-thread.html
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Re: Yoga "3" Pro

2014-10-22, 18:42 PM

How do you know that those were production and not pre-production? Any units shipped before let's say 3 weeks from October 9 is suspect as a pre-production unit since if one placed an order with Lenovo web site was informed that delivery will be around end of October 2014.  Certainly the French review was done on a pre-production unit since in Europe deliveries are not till mid-November!

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Re: Yoga "3" Pro

2014-10-22, 18:45 PM
More over, the reviewers themselves have noted that those were units sent to "specific" people for the purpose of pre-production testing and reviews. I am familiar with the link you sent me since I also posted there, again nothing in those comments at the other link leads me to the conclusion that the units tested so far are not pre-production!
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Re: Yoga "3" Pro

2014-10-22, 18:57 PM
Cool. Then wait till mid November and see...

However, it's quite simple to see that the hardware (CPU in this case) can't pull it higher than it's doing now. New BIOS can maybe manage to fix the performance so HD Youtube doesn't stutter, but can't help the CPU to be faster than it is, and not to get hotter when it goes into boost mode.
The fan physically can not cool the CPU enough for the CPU not to throttle.

As others have mentioned - this is Intel's Y series of CPU, which is a low/slow end. The faster U version is coming only in some months. Lenovo have simply made a big mistake by rushing to release a super thin device which isn't good performance wise.
I wouldn't be surprised that Lenovo releases "Yoga 3 Pro Plus" with Intel U CPU in 3-6-9 months, which will be the real successor to Y2P.

This Y3P simply can't be called a successor to Y2P. It's more like a "Y3P stylish version". Thin and light, but not very useful. Lenovo took the Apple recipe for this one... And it's not going to work.
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Re: Yoga "3" Pro

2014-10-22, 19:23 PM
I wonder if Asus will do better with the T300 chi!

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Re: Yoga "3" Pro

2014-10-23, 1:57 AM
My complete wishlist for the Yoga 3 Pro was:

1. Fix the screen
2. Next gen CPU improves on the Y2P.
3. Don't F it up

Sounds like they're 0 for 3.
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