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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (20FQ / 20FR)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (20FQ / 20FR). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and durability. The performance and portability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the energy efficiency, while some have doubts about the usability and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (20FQ / 20FR) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd-gen hands-on review

 

Lenovo's adds a stunning HDR display to its fast, feature-packed X1 Yoga 2-in-1.

Rugged design ; Great keyboard ; Beautiful HDR display ; High-performance hardware

Doesn’t lose weight from prior year ; Extremely expensive

Jan, 2018

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Mark Coppock (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Gen 2) Review

 

If you're a ThinkPad fan and want a 2-n-1, buy this one – if not, there are other, better options

Solid build quality ; Excellent battery life ; Good keyboard, touchpad, and TrackPoint input ; Thin and light for a 14-inch 2-in-1

Expensive ; 360-degree swivel action is loud and harsh ; Full HD display is only average

Jul, 2017

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Lenovo's Thinkpad X1 Yoga will make you want OLED everywhere

 

The OLED edition of Lenovo's X1 Yoga makes a good argument for moving past LCD screens. Its display is bright and vibrant, but you'll pay a premium for the privilege of using it.

Incredible OLED screen ; Durable and portable design ; Great keyboard

Expensive compared to LCD models ; Meager battery life ; Stylus is uncomfortable

The Thinkpad X1 Yoga is a reminder that OLED isn't just bright and bold, it's a transformative display technology. Now if only it weren't so expensive.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Coppock (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 review

 

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga has a lovely display, but it's heavy and doesn't last long enough on a charge.

Display is spectacular, bright, and colorful ; Solid productivity performance ; Mostly solid build quality ; Great soft-touch feel

Very expensive ; Thicker and heavier than many competing 2-in-1s ; Disappointing battery life

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a curious mix of awesome and meh. That high-end display is to die for, and it will only get better when its Dolby Vision HDR support arrives. But its chassis, though typically robust, is heavier and thicker than it needs to be....

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (pcworld.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen review: A speedy, premium 2-in-1 with a lofty price tag

 

Tough, fast, and generous with battery life, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga has a lot going for it, but a bargain price isn't one of them.

Premium construction and tough shell ; Sliding cover for webcam lens ; Impressive performance and battery life

Steep price tag ; Tough-to-access memory card slot

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is pricey compared to its peers, and its tough-to-access memory card slot sticks out like a sore thumb. Still, this new ThinkPad has a rugged design, speedy performance, impressive battery life and an array of high-end...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

This is a seriously good 2-in-1 for serious business

 

Filled with new tech and features, the third-generation X1 Yoga is an impressive, albeit pricey, convertible laptop.

The third-gen Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga two-in-one has the same premium durable design as past models and gets an extremely bright HDR display option, eighth-gen Intel Core processors, a more secure fingerprint reader and a webcam privacy shutter among...

Battery life, at least on the high-end configuration, is underwhelming. The HDR display isn't ideal out of the box for color-critical work.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga continues to be a top choice for a business-class two-in-one, but all-day battery life will require dialing back on its premium options.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018)

 

With its combination of a staid black appearance and a 4K HDR screen, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga convertible laptop straddles the line between sublime business machine and movie lover's dream.

Copious memory and storage as configured. Bright, vivid HDR display. Built-in active stylus. Keyboard automatically retracts in tablet mode. Quick charging.

Expensive as configured. Ethernet port requires proprietary adapter.

Bottom Line: With its combination of a staid black appearance and a 4K HDR screen, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga convertible laptop straddles the line between sublime business machine and movie lover's dream.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2nd Gen, OLED)

 

The addition of a higher-resolution OLED display makes the business-minded convertible-hybrid Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga attractive to creatives.

Brilliant, colorful screen. Comfortable backlit retractable keyboard. Full complement of ports. Built-in rechargeable stylus.

Pricey as configured. OLED screen means less battery life than the competition. Fingerprint magnet.

Bottom Line: The addition of a higher-resolution OLED display makes the business-minded convertible-hybrid Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga attractive to creatives.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2nd Gen)

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a convertible-hybrid laptop with a sturdy chassis, plenty of ports, and a handy stylus. It's a solid choice for its slightly larger than average screen, but the competition in this realm is fierce.

Comfortable backlit retractable keyboard. Built-in rechargeable stylus. Full complement of ports, including Thunderbolt 3.

Less battery life than the competition. Requires dongle for Ethernet. Fingerprint magnet.

Bottom Line: The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a convertible-hybrid laptop with a sturdy chassis, plenty of ports, and a handy stylus. It's a solid choice for its slightly larger than average screen, but the competition in this realm is fierce.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Tom Warren (theverge.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga review: tomorrow's display in yesterday's laptop

 

I haven't used a Lenovo laptop as my main computer for years. In fact, the last time I touched a Lenovo laptop for more than a few hours was when I used to manage a fleet of them in a corporate...

Beautiful OLED display ; Chiclet keyboard ; Light and portable

Unreliable battery life ; Aging, boring design ; Unnecessary nub and trackpad buttons

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby DAX 2 / Dolby DAX2 / Dolby Home Theater / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Conexant

Battery

Battery Capacity:52 / 56
Battery capacity (Watt hours):52 / 56
Battery life (max):11 / 6.25
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1
Front camera signal format:720p
Rear camera:N

Certificates

Certification:MIL-STD-810G
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Folder)
Housing material:Carbon fiber
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business / Home office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):2000000:1 / 700:1
Display brightness:270 / 300
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD:Y
HD type:Full HD / Wide Quad HD
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / OLED
Touch screen:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Docking station

Docking station included:Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y / Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2160
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:Swiss / UK English / US English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Number of pointing stick buttons:1
Number of touchpad buttons:3
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866
Memory form factor:On-board

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G standards:DC-HSPA+,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS / DC-HSPA+,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS,WCDMA / HSPA / HSPA+ / HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA,WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card support:No / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ad
WWAN:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 95984.3
Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:8 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43
Storage temperature range (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby DAX 2 / Dolby DAX2 / Dolby Home Theater / HD
L2 cache:512
On-board graphics adapter: Yes

Other features

WWAN module:HUAWEI ME906S

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
Mouse included:N
Power cord included:Y
Stylus pen:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled:Y / Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:Opi / QPI
Chipset:Intel SoC
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:0.512
L3 cache:4
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-6200U / i5-6300U / i7-6500U / i7-6600U / i7-7600U
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.4 / 3.9
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-6200U / i5-6300U / i7-6500U / i7-6600U / i7-7600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7600 Mobile Series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1356 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1 / H0
System bus data transfer rate:4 / 5
System bus rate:4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:Y / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Insider:Y / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88190 / 88192 / 88193 / 88194 / 97466
Processor code:SR2EY / SR2EZ / SR2F0 / SR2F1 / SR33Z
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Password protection:BIOS, Power on, SSD, Supervisor / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / Y
Password protection type:BIOS, Power on, SSD, Supervisor / HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Professional
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO
Trial software:McAfee Live Safe / McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 128 / 180 / 192 / 240 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0 / PCI Express / PCI Express 3.0 / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:NVMe 3.0 / PCI Express / PCI Express 3.0 / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:2.5" / M.2
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 180 / 192 / 240 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.02
Height:0.661 / 0.709
Power adapter weight:8.47
Weight:2.98 / 3
Width:13.1