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Lenovo ThinkPad X1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 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. Comments about the design and keyboard are on the whole positive. The durability and portability also get good feedback. Comments about the energy efficiency and image quality are different, while the touchpad and price get negative reviews.

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 92/100 = 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 are impressed by the portability, whereas there are some less positive views 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)

Mar, 2017

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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: Steve Schardein (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Review


Surface Potential… Lenovo's first Surface-style ThinkPad device has a lot of great ideas. Can it translate those into a cohesive, practical product for the everyday business user?

novel kickstand design which improves lap comfort, good WLAN performance, comfortable, well-tuned keyboard, spacious and accurate touchpad with good integrated buttons, vivid display panel with reasonably good color gamut, speedy general system...

case, while rigid, is more susceptible to torsion than the Surface Pro and other competitors, difficult to carry one-handed while open, middling brightness and contrast pales in comparison to most rivals, PWM is present at all brightness levels up to...

Lenovo was one of the pioneers of the convertible market long ago, but the X1 Tablet ($1,549 as reviewed) marks the company’s first foray into the Microsoft Surface-style designs with their flagship ThinkPad line of products. The goal of the device was...

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet


The X1 Tablet starts at $1,029 in the US, which gets you an Intel Core m3 processor and the keyboard cover. Similar configurations start at £1,049 in the UK and AU$1,899 in Australia. Upgrades are available for the processor, storage and other...

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Tablet offers modular add-on options, and has a sharp display and a great keyboard.

The Intel Core m3 base model is not the fastest machine around, and adding faster parts and optional modules can get expensive. There's no slot or magnetic anchor for the optional stylus.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 tablet isn't as slick as some other Windows tablets, but its modular add-ons give it a cool built-to-order feel.

Jul, 2016

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Expert review by: Justin Pot (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet review


With one of the best keyboards we've seen on a 2-in-1, Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 is a real workhorse.

The ThinkPad X1 Tablet is not a perfect 2-in-1, but it is a very good one. It competes with or exceeds the Surface Pro 4 on almost every benchmark, and offers a much nicer keyboard. In some ways, the ThinkPad X1 even manages to compete with the Surface...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Jamison Cush (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Review: Surface Pro, ThinkPad Edition


If you're going to ape a design, do it from the best. That's what it looks like Lenovo did with the ThinkPad Tablet X1, making a Surface Pro clone with a ThinkPad twist. And you know what? It works.

Great build and design ; Decent keyboard ; Plenty of ports and inputs

Kickstand can slip ; Mediocre battery life

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet could also be called the Surface Pro 4 ThinkPad Edition. It takes everything we love about Microsoft’s Windows 10 two-in-one and adds a ThinkPad twist.

May, 2016

Expert review by: Brittany A. Roston (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Review


Perhaps you're still rocking the third-generation X1 Carbon laptop, and you're not quite sure you're ready to upgrade to the fourth-generation model . That doesn't mean you have to forgo this year's update -- Lenovo has the ThinkPad X1 Tablet, a...

The X1 Tablet is wonderfully designed and is one of the most pleasant two-in-one devices I’ve ever typed on. The keyboard is every bit as useable as what you get on the fourth-generation X1 Carbon — in fact, when propped up on a table, you can’t tell...

May, 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

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera:No / Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8


Intel segment tagging:Enterprise / Enterprise, Small Business
Kids tablet: No


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


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 family:Intel® HD Graphics
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


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac


GPS:No / Yes
Position location:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone Out:No / Yes
Mini-USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1


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 ARK ID:88197 / 88199
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 i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17 / 35 / 4.5

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / 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 / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / 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
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 52229 / 52231 / 53464 / 64898 / 72055 / 88192 / 88193
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 42


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes


Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro