Without the flashy watch-band hinge and superthin waist of its more expensive sibling, the Yoga 3 14 has a more pedestrian appearance, featuring a simple, utilitarian design with a stiff, chunky hinge. Our black review unit has a matte-plastic lid with a silver Lenovo logo in the upper right. The lid opens to reveal a black, brushed-aluminum deck, and two thick, metal hinges. The bottom transitions back to plastic, with rubber feet at each corner and large vents toward the back. If you don't like black, you can get the same configuration in light silver or white (but white will cost you an extra $50).
The matte lid is prone to picking up fingerprints, and the entire package is a little plain. But considering the most expensive Yoga 3 14 costs $200 less than the cheapest Yoga 3 Pro, you end up with a compromise that's not hard to make.
At 13.1 x 9 x 0.72 inches and 3.5 pounds, the Yoga 3 14 is thicker and heavier than the HP Spectre x360, which measures 12.8 x 8.6 x 0.6 inches and weighs 3.26 pounds. However, the HP has a smaller, 13.3-inch screen.