At the end of November I got a fun package in the mail courtesy of Lenovo….
I was SO excited about this new machine. I had been using the older version of the Yoga, and was really excited to try out this thinner, sleeker device.
The first thing that will stick out to you when using looking at this computer is the awesome new “watchband hinge” they utilize. Not only is it pretty cool to look at it feels super solid as it moves through the various modes the YOGA has made famous. Here are my favorite uses in each mode…
In laptop mode, I’m a powerhouse of productivity. I connect it to my external monitor, because once you go dual screens, you can’t go back. I typically have web on the left screen, because most of the stuff I do is on the internet (my to do list, my blog, calendar, etc etc), on the right I have my email, so I can make sure to grab important messages as they come in. No matter how great they make tablets, they can’t make them into the productivity powerhouse that a laptop can bring you.
In the kitchen is where I use tent mode almost exclusively. I open up Pepperplate and find my favorite recipe, and I’m all set to start cooking.
I’m a total movie and TV junkie. I LOVE my entertainment. In stand mode is where I use Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, and Plex. Each app fills a specific need, and yes, I pay for them all.
Then comes the times when I’m sitting and waiting for swim practice to finish, or just lounging around the house. This is when I get to catch up on all my magazines in tablet mode. Next Issue is my absolute favorite app. I pay $16/month and have access to ALMOST all of the magazines I could ever want to read (they are still missing Women’s Running, and a couple others that I’d love to read, but all the important ones are already there. The best part of the app is that I don’t have to get a whole bunch of paper copies in the mail, that I almost never read, that just end up as clutter.
Of course, last but not least, my favoritest thing to do with my YOGA is … Yoga!
What would be your favorite thing to do with a YOGA?
Disclaimer: I received the YOGA 3 from Lenovo, but was not compensated in any other way for this post.
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Sarah Kimmel is a digital parenting coach and family tech expert. She has spent the last 16 years of her career as a Microsoft Certified IT Manager supporting over 100 small businesses. During that time she started Family Tech LLC to help families understand and manage the technology in their home. She has regularly appeared as a family tech expert on KSL News, BYUtv and Studio 5, and has been invited all over the world from tech companies like Lenovo, Verizon, Microsoft, Dell, and Samsung. Find out more on her website SarahKimmel.com