A shitload of laptops have gone through our sweaty hands, but what we're about to show you is, by far, the most physically pogi that we've handled.
Lads, take a gander at the slim, shiny, and sexy Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro:
Announced just before 2014 bid adieu, the Yoga 3 Pro is an ultra-flexible gizmo which comes with an ultra-slim chassis and an ultra-energy-efficient Intel Core M processor. Thanks to its metallic hinge and design, the device's lid can flip 360-degrees, letting it go from this...
...and to this in a jiffy!
It has the flexibility of a yoga instructor (hence, the name) alright, but what really had us wishing it will stay with us forever was its looks. While other laptops will wow you with their firepower, their size, or gaming prowess, the Yoga 3 Pro has only one thing in mind: Make your jaw drop hard the moment you see it. Yes, we dare say that, for once, performance is almost secondary. That's how good it looks.
But don't just take our word for it, here are seven reasons why we consider the Yoga 3 Pro the handsomest laptop we've ever laid hands on!
ITS METALLIC LID
Many laptops come with a metallic lid so, yeah, it's not exactly ground-breaking stuff. Still, the one slapped on the Yoga 3 Pro deserves praise for giving the whole package that visual elegance lacking on most notebooks. It's not super shiny that you'd want to get your shades or too dull that you might mistake it for plastic; it looks "just right"—which in this case is "damn fine."
THE GLITZY HINGE
Thanks to its hinge, the Yoga 3 Pro becomes a 2-in-1 beast that you can use as a notebook or a tablet. It also serves the purpose of giving the device more pogi points; its smooth and shiny facade actually reminds us of the strap on a Rolex watch which, as we all know, is among the most expensive and premium man toys that can sit on one's wrist.
At only 12.8mm thick, the Yoga 3 Pro also takes the cake as the most anorexic laptop we've played with. To give you a perspective, it's even thinner than the latest Apple MacBook (13.1mm), another device that had us salivating like wild dogs. Its figure makes it look next-gen (because thick laptops are so 2005) and adds portability to the mix.
THAT BACKLIT KEYBOARD
The Yoga 3 Pro also boasts of a backlit keyboard which helps you work, game, and stalk your crush on social media at the dead of night. It also gives more character and a dash of exclusivity to the device, making everyone that sees it know that you didn't pay peanuts for your laptop.
ITS STUNNING DISPLAY
Lift up the lid and you'll be greeted by a feature most TVs and screens will be envious of: a 3200x1800-resolution display that gives you better-than-Full-HD eye-candy! Just imagine the delight you'll experience when viewing stuff like...
...cartoons (sorry but we just can't resist Agnes' cuteness!)...
...and of course, the lovelies of our site! #ShamelessPlug
In summary: The Yoga 3 Pro's super hi-res display pumps out the kind of visuals that will make any laptop look good!
THE TEXTURED SKIN
It might not be a biggie but we also found the Yoga 3 Pro's surface thumbs-up-worthy. The dotted texture gives the device a unique look as well as better grip for your hands (because it's a sure bet that you'll be carrying it around to show it off to your friends).
We know you want to ask: How about its performance? Fortunately for would-be owners, the mixture of the Intel Core M processor, 8GB memory, and 512GB SSD gives a seamless workflow whether you're crunching numbers while working on a spreadsheet, wasting the hours away watching movies, browsing GIF-filled sites, or all of the above!
The Yoga 3 Pro's good looks are perfectly complemented by its performance. We did encounter a few lags when we got really giddy and opened a ton of browser tabs while watching a movie and having a photo-editing program open on the side. But then again most laptops will experience a slow-down in this situation.
There you have it boys and girls: The most handsome laptop in FHM's Tech Review history! A fair warning though: Remember the old saying "Beauty comes with a price"? In this case it's P77,000, but we're pretty sure you'll forget about that once you've unboxed this baby!