Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (OLED)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (OLED)

Pros

  • The thin X1 Yoga features a 14 inch 2K (2560 x 1440) touch screen display, with OLED technology with a stunning display
  •  The full-sized, backlit keyboard is spill-resistant. 
  • Exclusive WRITEit technology that allows you to write at any time using your ThinkPad pencil

Cons

  • The Lenovo X1 Yoga ThinkPad costs quit a penny for $2,338.85

 

Design and Features

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga (OLED) is an elegantly built machine. Way better than its predecessors and sister ThinkPad X1 Carbon – built from carbon as a marriage between weight and elegance. The ThinkPad X1 is also built with a fine Carbon Chassis and frame but offers OLED which springs it a head higher than its competitors. The choice for OLED (Organic LED) is a significant upgrade to the ThinkPad model since its inception in 2013 when the Lenovo ThinkPad started with IPS displays.

The ThinkPad frame is super. Its hinge contorts 360 degrees into different modes like tent mode, stand mode, or even tablet mode. Features on the ThinkPad are on either side. On the right-hand side sits the Power button, Volume buttons, Headphone jack, 2 USB 3.0 ports for high-speed data transfer (usually 4.8gbs). And finally a decent HDMI port for a picture-perfect view. On the left-hand side resides the Power Port, OneLink+ Docking port, and a Mini-Display port 3.0 USB charging port to charge your devices while transferring data. The Backside has 2 micro SD ports for extra space that comes in handy just in case you need extra external space besides the 256GB Memory. 

Display

The thin X1 Yoga features a 14 inch 2K touch screen display that offers superior brightness and contrast with its OLED technology for crisp clean display. The resolution offered is 2560 x 1440 that hits highs of 300 nits with a reported 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio. That means you experience a 100% gamut of color coverage.

Express Yourself – write, draw

This new ThinkPad Pro pen has been remodeled to include Yes!  a right and left click button. In addition, it now slides into the right side slot of the machine. There the stylus pen recharges when connected and takes just whooping 15 seconds of charging to give up to 100 minutes of use. And because it docks into the laptop, you can keep it handy for when you need it for screen capture, drawing, annotating documents, making notes or just plain old creative drawing. You can also search the web or sketch anytime you feel like it. That includes using apps as well.

Performance

Powered by the Core i7 6600U processor, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga powerful performer that can handle just about any task you throw at it. It has 16GB RAM for quick processing and 256 GB of Memory for added torque. With these, it effortlessly powers through dozens of tabs all opened at once without worry of lag. Streaming multiple 1080P videos is a breeze too. It defines a worker’s, gamers and business person’s laptop. Basically, it can be used for professional applications such as AUTOCAD and Solidworks or just a gamers’ machine for playing top-of-the-line intense graphic games like the StarWars Battlefront.

The new lightweight X1 Yoga features an easy-to-use Windows 10 Pro operating system, and a 6th generation Intel processor with vPro. —That means lots of manageability features and enhanced security.

 

Specifications

    • Processor Options 6th Gen Intel Core i7-6500U (3M Cache, 2.5GHz to 3.1GHz)
      Display  14-inch WQHD (2560×1440) IPS Touch screen, Anti-Glare, 300 nits
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520
    • Memory: 8GB LPDDR3 SDRAM 1866MHz (Soldered to mainboard)
    • Storage: 512GB M.2 SATA Solid State Drive
    • Optical: N/A
    • Ethernet: N/A
    • Wireless Connectivity: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC (2×2) 8260, Bluetooth Version 4.1, No vPro
    • Interface (Left): USB 3.0, Mini Display Port, OneLink+ Port, DC-in Power Port
    • Interface (Right: ThinkPad Pen Pro, Power Button w/ Status LED, Volume Keys, 3.5mm Headset Jack, 2x USB 3.0, 
  • Interface (Back): Micro SD slot, SIM card slot
    • Webcam: 720p HD Camera with 2W Dual Array Microphone
    • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
  • Battery: 52Whr (Up to 11 Hours)
  • Dimensions: 0.66 (H) x 13.11 (W) x 9.02 (D) inches

 

Things I loved

  • The thin X1 Yoga features a 14 inch 2K (2560 x 1440) touch screen display, with OLED technology and a stunning display.
  • A full-sized, backlit keyboard is spill-resistant so grab that coffee and cake and devour carefree.
  • With Lenovo’s exclusive WRITEit technology, you can enter handwriting into any input field across hundreds of apps, and it and the machine automatically suggest and corrects your writing for you – what there not to love?

Things I didn’t like

It costs a major buck. For $2.388.85, the Lenovo ThinkPad is way expensive for a business laptop i.e. compared to its peer the HP Spectre x360-13t  and the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 20FQ  which cost almost $1000 bucks less but have almost the same qualifications. I guess you’re paying for the 2K OLED enhancement added on this ThinkPad.

Conclusions

Despite the pricing, the bottom line is that the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is the Holy Grail of ThinkPad machines. The OLED is way ahead of the IPS technology and further perfects picture quality no matter the angle you view it from – a remarkable upgrade. For me, the combination of Core i7, OLED, 256GB memory, and 16GB RAM makes this ThinkPad worth every dime. And for that, it receives the Editor’s choice and rating of 4 out of 5.

 

Similar products

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  • HP Spectre x360-13t 13.3 inch Convertible Laptop(6th Gen 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, Windows 10
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