Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (20FQ / 20FR)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 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 Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and keyboard. The design and screen also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the price and battery, while comments about the size and energy efficiency are mixed.

portability, screen, design, keyboard, durability

battery, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (20FQ / 20FR) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

See all Lenovo Laptops

Review analysis

(Based on 46 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 24 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 24 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (21)

Expert review by: Benjamin Herzig (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (OLED) Convertible Review

 

A class of its own. Lenovo goes all-in with the ThinkPad X1 Yoga 20FRS1VS00. The icing on the cake is the OLED screen. Our review update will find out how the flagship convertible from Lenovo performs.

light and well-built chassis, convertible features (360 degree hinges, Wacom Digitizer), excellent input devices, OLED panel with perfect contrast and huge color gamut, long warranty

outdoor capabilities of the screen, average battery runtime, very high price

The X1 Yoga is a convincing overall package. It is the combination of Lenovo’s main innovation drivers, the ThinkPad X1 and Yoga. Does it earn a recommendation?

Expert review by: Bernhard Pechlaner (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 20FQ-000QUS Convertible Review

 

Yoga-ized. Lenovo's flagship business Ultrabook - the Thinkpad X1 - gets the Yoga-treatment and joins the company's every-growing stable of 2-in-1 convertibles. How the new offspring with its active stylus compares is the subject of our review.

very slim and light, good performance, 2-in-1 versatility, good keyboard / touchpad, comes with Wacom AES pen, great color / grayscale accuracy after calibration

expensive, some flexing / creaking, no USB-C, IPS display is not bright enough, just average battery life

Overall, the Lenovo X1 Yoga is a solid and well-designed business convertible, although - at a street price of $1700 for our configuration - it's far from inexpensive. The Yoga continues where the "normal" X1 has left off: the chassis is made from...

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

Expert review by: Brett Howse, Brandon Chester (anandtech.com)

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review: OLED and LCD Tested

 

Earlier this year at CES , Lenovo took the wraps off their latest lineup of premium business class notebooks, and they revamped the X1 lineup completely. Originally the X1 was just the X1 Carbon notebook, but Lenovo has decided to expand the X1 series...

Overall, the X1 Yoga is a good convertible. Lenovo has managed to make it thinner and lighter than the original X1 Carbon, yet still offer the versatility of the Yoga hinge. It's a solid offering from Lenovo. If thin, light, convertible, and...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

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

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 $1,800 (with $125 added if you want the OLED screen).

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

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

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: Brittany A. Roston (slashgear.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review — an ultrabook unlike any other

 

Ultrabooks are a wonderful thing, but they're known to require compromise: you get this (usually thin and lightweight construction), but you have to sacrifice that (let's say battery life and durability). It's this very nature of compromise that turns...

I’ve probably made it clear by this point that I’m rather fond of the ThinkPad X1 Yoga. It is very good at what it is, but, of course, if what you need falls outside the realm of what an ultrabook can provide, even the X1 Yoga won’t be satisfactory....

Aug, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

 

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga draws from the best aspects of our favorite Lenovo business laptops, offering a slim convertible design, long battery life, and enough ports and features to help you stay productive at the office or on the road.

Long battery life. Convertible design is lightweight, but durable. Comfortable keyboard. Built-in stylus.

No USB-C or Ethernet ports.

Conclusion By combining the best features of Lenovo's other business lines, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga delivers the power and features to get real work done while remaining ideal for travel and carrying around the office or job site. It's roughly as fast as...

Jun, 2016

Product Specifications

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: No

Design

Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business

Display

Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / Wide Quad HD
Panel Type:IPS / OLED

Docking station

Docking station included: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / 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
Number of pointing stick buttons:1
Number of touchpad buttons:3

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:DC-HSPA+, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / DC-HSPA+, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS, WCDMA / HSPA / HSPA+ / HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA, WCDMA
4G:N / No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE

Other features

Number of WLAN antennas:2
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260
WWAN module:HUAWEI ME906S

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache
Processor codename:Skylake
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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics:N / No
Intel Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):Y / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
OS Guard:Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:88190 / 88192 / 88193 / 88194 / I7-6600U
Processor package size:42

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Software

Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

SSD form factor:2.5" / M.2

Weight & Dimensions

Power adapter weight:8.47