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Lenovo Thinkpad X1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 164 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. Views about the design and keyboard are generally positive. The durability and performance also get good views, whereas there are some mixed views about the touchpad and image quality. Some have doubts about the price and battery.

portability, performance, durability, keyboard, design

battery, price

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad X1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad X1 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability. There are some negative reviews about the battery.

portability

battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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)

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: ubergizmo.com (ubergizmo.com)

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

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

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 (maximumpc.com)

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 (notebookcheck.net)

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: Jamison Cush (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Review: Surface Pro, ThinkPad Edition

 

We could claim the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet was inspired by the Microsoft Surface Pro. Both are high-end Windows 10 tablets with a kickstand, active stylus, and an extremely similar keyboard. In fact, both are indistinguishable at a glance.

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 (slashgear.com)

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

Expert review by: Charles P Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is Lenovo's top-shelf ThinkPad convertible, sitting above the Yoga 260 and Yoga 460 in the company's lineup. It has a rather steep entry price of nearly $1,400; our review unit approached $1,900 with the upgraded WQHD...

Impressively thin and light ; Beautiful WQHD display ; Excellent keyboard ; All-day battery life

Pricey in any configuration ; RAM is not upgradeable ; No snap-in docking solutions or USB Type-C ; So-so touchpad

There’s no doubt in our minds that the X1 Yoga is a top-grade business convertible. We couldn’t dispute Lenovo’s claim that it’s the thinnest and lightest in its class. It’s thin even for a regular notebook at 0.66 inches tall, and light at 2.8 pounds....

Apr, 2016

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga review

 

Lenovo's work-obsessed 2-in-1 has the grunt and functionality serious users demand.

Lenovo’s pricing changes frequently, but our review unit currently sells for about $1,850. That’s a lot of money, but it’s not unusual for the category. The Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 maxes out at $1,400 with a Core i7, but only has a 256GB SSD....

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Wired (wired.com)

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

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

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

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1
Rear camera: No

Design

Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business

Display

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

Docking station

Docking station included: Yes

Graphics

Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166 / 0xA16 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub) / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub) / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA+
4G:No / Yes
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 / 2 / 3
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

Configurable TDP-down:7.5
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 / 1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / 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 i7-4600 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 Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
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 Connect Technology 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:0.00 / 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): Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 40 / 42

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Software

Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 8 Pro

Storage

SSD form factor:M.2