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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the portability and reliability are overall positive. The screen and durability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the battery and performance get negative opinions.

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price, performance, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mark Coppock (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2 review


Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Tablet is a workhorse 2-in-1, but it's too expensive.

Solid productivity performance ; Excellent detachable keyboard ; Unique expansion options ; Fanless design ; Strong build quality test for MIL-SPEC 810G

Not as sleek as Surface Pro ; Can get hot when working hard ; Display doesn’t measure up for the price ; Battery life is just ok

The ThinkPad X1 Tablet is not a perfect 2-in-1, but it is a good one. It offers a robust build that’s more resistant to dings and dents than most tablets, and its detachable keyboard is superior to most. It’s held back, however, by a mediocre display...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Devindra Hardawar (

​The ThinkPad X1 Tablet is like a Surface with a business twist


Imagine the unholy union of Microsoft's Surface lineup and the iconic Thinkpad, and you have the ThinkPad X1 Tablet. It's not Lenovo's first Surface clone -- that would be the cheaper and less equipped Miix 700 -- but it's the company's first for its...

Impressively thin and light ; Comes with a keyboard ; Actually works well on your lap

Subpar battery life ; Keyboard and trackpad aren't as refined as Microsoft's Surface Type Cover ; Stylus feels slippery on the screen ; Was supposed to undercut the Surface Pro on price, but doesn't

With the ThinkPad X1 Tablet, Lenovo made a solid attempt at building a Surface-like device for business users. It's not really stylish, but it's one of the few hybrid tablets/laptops that'll get work done. Unfortunately, poor battery life and a sloppy...

May, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet (3rd Gen)


With its redesigned ThinkPad X1 Tablet, Lenovo serves the Surface Pro notice. This 13-inch showpiece Windows 10 slate packs a fine pen, a top-shelf keyboard cover, and Thunderbolt 3 support.

Two Thunderbolt 3 ports. Terrific 3K touch screen. First-class keyboard. Aggressively priced Core i7 model.

Battery life could be better. Slightly balky touchpad. Pen isn't magnetized to stick to the side of the tablet.

Bottom Line: With its redesigned ThinkPad X1 Tablet, Lenovo serves the Surface Pro notice. This 13-inch showpiece Windows 10 slate packs a fine pen, a top-shelf keyboard cover, and Thunderbolt 3 support.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (

One of the best Microsoft Surface alternatives gets a great update.


The new model, which comes with the keyboard and stylus accessories, features a bigger 13-inch screen.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Jacob Krol (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet review


Lenovo's ThinkPad brand is best known for professional-grade laptops, but it also includes hybrids and even tablets. The latest is the high-end ThinkPad X1 Tablet, which stands out by offering not only a standard keyboard cover, but also a series of...

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

Expert review by : Donald Bell (

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet review:


Apparently, the whole world's gone crazy for tablets (or, at least one of them ). A tablet makes the perfect ultraportable companion for browsing the Web, checking e-mail, and watching movies on the go. But if tablets represent the future of portable...

The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet (upgradeable to Android 4.0) has several business-oriented features that should bring a smile to the IT crowd, along with digital pen support and a beautiful screen.

The tablet is relatively thick and heavy, with unnecessary navigation buttons and uninspired Android interface optimizations.

If your IT department could design a tablet, the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet would be it.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Brittany A. Roston (

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet (3rd-gen)


Looking for something like the X1 Carbon ultrabook but in tablet form? That's where Lenovo's slim ThinkPad X1 Tablet comes in. The model is now in its third generation, bringing the same ThinkPad aesthetic of past models in refreshed form. There was a...

Slim, attractive, and durable ; Detachable keyboard gives laptop-like experience ; Redesigned kickstand with typing angles ; 3K display dazzles ; Improved security adds FIDO authentication

Battery life is adequate but not great

Jul, 2018

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...

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...

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

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:0.5


Battery Capacity:37
Battery capacity (Watt hours):37
Battery life (max):10
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous video playback time:10
Number of battery cells:2


Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash:LED / Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Certification:EPEAT Gold, GREENGUARD, Low Halogen, MIL-STD-810G
Color of product:Black
Device type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Detachable) / Slate
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product color:Black
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes


Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display brightness:360
Display Diagonal:12
Display Resolution:2160 x 1440
Display Technology:IPS
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

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


Graphics:HD graphics 515
Graphics adapter:HD graphics 515
Graphics adapter family:Intel


Internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1866


2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:No / Yes
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Dual SIM support: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 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
WWAN:No / Yes

Other Features

Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
L2 cache:512
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Processor socket:BGA 1515 / BGA1515
USB connector type:USB Type-A, USB Type-C

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Keyboard language:Swiss / US English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard supplied:No / Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Stylus pen:Y / Yes


Stylus pen:Y


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer: No
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Position location:N / Y
Proximity sensor: Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:N / Y
Microphone in:N / No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Mini-USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1


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


Bus type:Opi
Conflict Free processor:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,2x2,1x4,4x1
Processor:m3-6Y30 / m5-6Y54 / m5-6Y57 / m7-6Y75
Processor ARK ID:88197 / 88198 / 88199 / 88202
Processor boost frequency:2.2 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 3.1
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR2EG / SR2EH / SR2EM / SR2EN
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core M / Intel® Core™ M
Processor frequency:0.9 / 1.1 / 1.2
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:m3-6Y30 / m5-6Y54 / m5-6Y57 / m7-6Y75
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor package size:20
Processor series:Intel Core m3-6Y series / Intel Core m5-6Y series / Intel Core m7-6Y series
Processor threads:4
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes


Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader:Y


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro
Operating system version:64
Trial software:Microsoft Office


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC / MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:128 / 192 / 256 / 512
Maximum memory card size:1000 / 64
Storage media:SSD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.23 / 8.25 / 8.27
Height:0.333 / 0.344 / 0.354 / 0.512 / 0.531 / 0.535 / 0.537
Weight:2.23 / 2.31 / 2.36 / 2.43 / 27.1 / 27.2 / 28 / 31.9
Width:11.4 / 11.5