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Lenovo Thinkpad X1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad X1. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and keyboard. The durability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the usability. Many are less positive about the touchpad and price.

performance, portability, durability, keyboard, design

battery, screen, price, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad X1 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the portability. There are some less positive reviews about the battery.



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This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 13.3-inch Laptop (Intel Core i5-2520M, RAM 4GB, HDD 320GB, Window 7 Professional 64 Bit)Lenovo Thinkpad X1 13.3-inch Laptop (Intel Core i5-2520M, RAM 4GB, HDD 320GB, Window 7 Professional 64 Bit)

Oct, 2016

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Lenovo X1 Carbon Review


Overall, the Lenovo X1 Carbon is an amazing work laptop. It has a very sturdy design that is also low-maintenance. It has an awesome keyboard that is unrivaled in my opinion – even my desktop keyboard is jealous of it. The ergonomics are really tuned...

Aug, 2012

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Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 (NWK3QGE) Notebook


Business as usual? Does the top model of Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 series deserve its price tag of 1800 Euros? The basic configuration of the model includes integrated UMTS, a well-sized SSD and a fast Core i7 CPU, and all of that is installed in the...

Fast SSD, Strong performance CPU, Thin but well-designed case, Bright display, High-quality input devices, Extensive connectivity, The fast system performance thanks to the modern flash storage of the ThinkPad X1. Windows and programs start in seconds...

Expensive, Weak contrast and limited viewing angles, Battery life needs to be improved, Temperatures emissions are high under load, The emissions of the fast CPU can push the cooling system to its limits especially during the summer. Lenovo should...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Katherine Stevenson (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Review


Last month we reviewed Samsung's Series 9 ultraportable notebook and found that, while it offered an exceedingly svelte and fashionable form factor, there was a performance trade-off to all that stylishness. Lenovo's 13-inch ThinkPad X1 represents a...

A durable, well-equipped, ultraportable powerhouse

Close to 4 pounds; no optical drive; single-channel RAM

Yes, the ThinkPad X1 is a serious machine for serious ultraportable computing, although its ultraportability is on the heftier side and its computing doesn’t include optical duties.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Felix Sold (

Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Subnotebook


Smarter Business Laptop. With ThinkPad X1, Lenovo presents a comp

Compact case & craftsmanship; Variety of ports; Ways to connect to internet; Comfortable keyboard & touchpad; Backlit keyboard; Bright, evenly lit screen; Good multimedia performance; Speedy hard drive; 36-month warranty

No docking port; Reflective screen; Low contrast / high black level; Fan almost always on; High case temp under heavy use; Poor quality speakers; Relatively short battery life

Subnotebooks with a 13.3" screen and new hardware. Among these: the similarly priced Samsung 900X3A, the Apple MacBook Air 13 Late 2010 or the MacBook Pro 13 Early 2011, although there's more selections when looking at consumer notebooks rather than...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Matthew Buzzi (

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga (OLED)


OLED technology and a higher screen resolution hike up the price of this version of Lenovo's Thinkpad X1 Yoga, but this business convertible performs well, boasts plenty of features, and now looks even better.

The OLED display is vibrant, crisp, and a first for the industry. Convertible design is lightweight and durable. Comfortable keyboard. Built-in stylus.

Expensive. OLED display decreases battery life. No USB-C or Ethernet ports.

Conclusion The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga with an OLED display offers the same top-notch design, functionality, and performance as the original Editors' Choice X1 Yoga. The internal components also received an upgrade, so it's definitely more expensive,...

Sep, 2016

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga OLED


It turned out that the Yoga really was the one hybrid to rule them all, and every other major PC maker, including Dell, HP, Toshiba and others, experimented with all sorts of flipping, folding, rotating, and shifting hybrid PC design before settling on...

The new OLED display looks stunning, and this professional-level Yoga has a great keyboard, active stylus, and rugged body.

It's not as thin or light as the more consumer-oriented Yoga hybrids, and adding the OLED screen is an expensive option.

The best 2-in-1 Yoga Lenovo makes gets even better with the addition of a stunning OLED display.

Aug, 2016

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Review


The ThinkPad X1 Tablet is the most versatile Windows 2-in-1 yet, thanks to a unique modular design that lets you attach not only the included keyboard but also projector and 3D camera modules. The 12-inch business-friendly slate also boasts a vivid...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Wired (

Touch Me I’m Carbon


Good sir! You have outfit my ThinkPad X1 Carbon with the power of touch! With the rather obviously named ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch , Lenovo brings its flagship ultrabook into the Windows 8 era, adding a touchscreen to the package but leaving most of the...

Feb, 2013

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1


Lenovo's ultrathin ThinkPad is reborn as a 14-inch ultrabook, the X1 Carbon. When we first spotted the X1 Carbon at a Lenovo press event earlier in 2012, I thought it might not depart enough from the original. The name was nearly the same (not even...

Incredibly light for a 14-inch laptop, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is ruggedly built, and has a better keyboard than any ultrabook-style laptop, even Apple's MacBook Air.

For such an expensive laptop, battery life is just so-so. Consumer-friendly options such as HDMI are missing.

The business-oriented Lenovo ThinkPad X1 has a few quirks, but is otherwise a very impressive business-oriented ultrabook with strong crossover potential.

Aug, 2012

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ThinkPad X1 Carbon -- Able MacBook Air competitor (review)


Summary: Lenovo spared no expense making the ThinkPad X1 Carbon a real mobile workhorse. From the 14-inch IPS display to the 256GB SSD in this review unit, the X1 Carbon is a road warrior's delight. It doesn't hurt it has the best trackpad the reviewer...

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p
Rear camera: No


Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business


Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD+ / No / Wide Quad HD
Panel Type:IPS / OLED


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes


3G standards:DC-HSPA+, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS
4G: No
4G standards:LTE

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 3
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge / Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17 / 35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 52229 / 52231 / 53464 / 64898 / 72055 / 88190 / 88192 / 88193 / 88194
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 42


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes


Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro


SSD form factor:M.2