The One Mix 3 Yoga is a compact laptop with an 8.4 inch display and a 5 watt Intel Core m3-8100Y processor. It’s designed for portability more than bleeding-edge performance… but it’s actually a surprisingly capable laptop for most day-to day tasks.
It has one of the best keyboards of any sub-10 inch laptop I’ve tested in recent years, and the little laptop’s dual-core processor and 8GB of RAM are enough to handle most day-to-day tasks — in fact I spent most of the day today using the One Mix 3 Yoga as my work computer (while plugged into an external display and speakers).
Then I unplugged it, rebooted it, and decided to run some benchmarks. While this little laptop isn’t in the same league as a notebook with a 15 watt Intel quad-core U-series process and/or discrete graphics, it more than holds it own when pitted against other mini laptops that have hit the streets in the last year or two.
Case in point: the One Mix 3 Yoga scored a little lower than the Acer Swift 7 laptop with an Intel Core i7-8500Y processor in single-core performance in the GeekBench test… but actually scored higher in the multi-core test.
You can probably chalk that up to the fact that the Acer Swift 7 is fanless, while the One Mix 3 Yoga is not.
Sure enough, when I disabled the fan, the single-core score was 3842, but the multi-core score dropped to 6285… which is still pretty good considering this laptop sells for less than half the price of the Acer Swift 7.
Unsurprisingly, the Huawei MateBook X Pro with an Intel Core i7-8550U processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics trounced all of the mini laptops with lower-power components… although the single-core performance wasn’t all that much higher.
I also ran PCMark, 3DMark, Cinebench, and CrystalDiskMark on the One Mix Yoga and compared results from scores for comparable devices from the Liliputing review archives.
You can check out some of those scores below. There’s nothing too surprising — overall the scores for this mini-laptop are pretty close to what I recorded last year for the even more-mini 7 inch One Mix 2S Yoga. That makes sense since the two notebooks have similar internals. But the new model has a larger, higher-resolution display and a bigger keyboard that makes touch-typing a lot easier.
The One Mix 3 Yoga is up for pre-order from GeekBuying for $760 and up (and you can save $10 when using the coupon code BELWFNVY).
Could you please check which SSD type Mix 3 is compatible with: NVMe, SATA, or both? There are inexpensive NVMe 512GB SSDs from Lexar and Netac, but would they be compatible? Thanks in advance!
Thanks for providing all these info! This might be a big ask but could you test out digital painting softwares like Krita on it? And how does OneNote run on it? I am interested in the pen input capabilities, at least when the device is plugged in. Best–
So the 2S is pretty much the same with a smaller form factor? What’s the price difference? I’m leaning towards the smaller 2S myself. Any larger is netbook territory and I’m not really in that market.
Thanks for the benchmark info!
Do you think the One Mix Yoga 3S Platinum with 8500Y will perform similar to the Acer Swift 7 you tested?
Trying to figure out how much difference between One Mix Yoga 3 with 8100Y and 3S Platinum might there be in real world usage. Doesn’t seem there will be much noticeable difference?
I can’t really speculate on that, since I don’t have an OMY3S to test.
Dang!…..was hoping for some speculation…. 😉
How’s the fan noise? Is the fan always on?
I need to spend more time using it in a quiet space before I can comment on nose, but it does not seem like the fan runs constantly.
Why do you think the 2S did slightly better with the same processor?
That varies depending on the test. The differences are mostly negligible, but if you want to chalk it up to anything, the SSD out screen resolution may play a role.
Thanks, was curious because I currently own the 2S and just bought the 3S for the screen size (hoping it fits in my jean pockets) and the 16GB of ram since I plan to install MacOS on a VM like I have done with the 2S for iOS development on the go.
Love your site around these size devices!
Looking forward to more info on the one mix 3 before mine arrives…
I’ve pre-ordered a 3s to install MacOS as well. How did you do it? Have you tried bare metal clover before going VM? Are you using Linux KVM or Windows based VMing? I was looking at iGPU passhtrough but told it’s not possible one single GPU systems due to the driver design – and Linux being a bit complicated on these devices.
I’m really curious how you’re running MacOS on the 2S 🙂
It was from with-in Windows but was surprisingly good enough for iOS development, USB passthrough worked fine to my iPhone. https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/macos-windows-10-virtual-machine/
Thanks for sharing the info and link! I might want to try this on my 2S….
What programs have you tried running on it and do they run smoothly and reasonably fast?
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