Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga review: business flexible laptop

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga review: business flexible laptop

Look at laptop from a different side. Flexible Thinkpad X1 Yoga, a laptop with a flexible hinge so you can use it in more ways than a regular laptop.

Yoga series is a popular part of the consumer program from Lenovo. The hinges that you can also flip the screen now their appearance in the luxury X1 series. This is a series where you will find include the slim, and business popular X1 Carbon laptop. A family quite swollen lately including this model, but also a Tablet X1 and X1 all-in-one. The models, of course, have the common brand, but also a slim shape and the business models of Lenovo standard black color.

Lenovo has also included a stylus. That can be found in a special compartment and can be used to make quick notes. Very nice if you provide the machine with the Windows Anniversery Edition update 10. The pin is loaded into the box. In 15 seconds he has been a load of 80% and you have charged him completely after five minutes. The pin is very thin and is therefore not very comfortable in the hand when it is used for writing longer.

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga review: business flexible laptop

If you like the ThinkPad X1 Yoga in your hands feel directly as a solid business machine. A device that can take a beating and is intended for a hard life in the business practice. In the eye hits directly the typical keyboard for years applied to the Thinkpad laptops. It has a lovely touch. Ideal if you have to write a lot for your work. The nice keyboard has also been given relief. All buttons that you are expected within reach. Most prominently – for consumers – is the red trackpoint. That is the alternative to the touchpad, which has found a place in the middle of the keyboard. A touchpad Lenovo has just made and that has three real buttons. Right you will also find a fingerprint reader, you can use any of the log using Windows Hello.

Thinkpad X1 Yoga: Along the edges

We look along the edges of Thinkpad X1 Yoga shows that the brand has chosen fairly traditional connections. In Thunderbolt or USB 3 C Looking vain. Now that’s what we are concerned no problem because there are relatively few products that use it, all we can do expect in the future. Despite being a fairly slim laptop, Lenovo managed a total of three USB 3.0 ports able to handle on Yoga. To connect a monitor, you will find Mini DisplayPort and HDMI back to the device.

It is strange that there is no fixed network connection while you back’ll find an Intel gigabit chip in Device Manager. To use that you find in the box a special cable that can connect to the socket for the Onelink docking station. The disadvantage of this arrangement is that you should always carry a loose cable in your bag if you’re heading out to a location where you want to use a wired network. It is also possible to dock wirelessly. You must then choose a Yoga X1 is equipped with the Intel 18260 802.11ac adapter with Intel WiGig board.

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga review: business flexible laptop

Back you can find a little surprise. Behind a plastic cover contains a slot for a microSD card and a SIM card. The variant of the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga we watched because it also has an adapter for 4G mobile Internet on board. Of course you can also connect it with 802.11ac Wi-Fi networks and therefore it is equipped with an Intel 8260 802.11ac adapter. It lets you get to 867 Mbit / s because it uses a dual antenna connector.

Looking at the screen: we see there a matte finish touch screen, 14 inches wide by up to 2560×1440 points. That makes for a nice tight image. Unfortunately we are dealing here with the standard with IPS screen. For when the best of the best will, Yoga can also be supplied with an OLED screen. That is quite a costly extra. If we look at the qualities of this screen, the IPS panel is well reflected. Green is a little bit outside of the desired range and so are blue. However, we can conclude that the screen delivers great performance.

Thinkpad X1 Yoga: Specifications

The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga is a business notebook and its expected course you just a little more than a consumer model. Our test version was equipped with an Intel Core i7-6600U. This is a dual-core processor of the latest generation of Intel. This 6600U operates at 2.6 GHz with a turbo can reach a maximum speed of 3.4 GHz. The chip is also equipped with the Intel vPro management capabilities. This system can easily help a remote user from the fire if there are technical problems with the laptop.

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga review: business flexible laptop

Our test model was equipped with 8 GB of memory. Was chosen just DDR3-1866 memory. Unfortunately, that memory or soldered on the motherboard and have therefore no possibility still expanding once. Fortunately, Lenovo does provide versions of Thinkpad X1 Yoga with 16 GB of memory. So even demanding users can opt for this machine.

Our test model was equipped with a large 256GB PCI Express NVMe SSD. It’s the Samsung SM951 we so often find in laptops and other computers. On the basis of the configuration options of this model, it is even possible to opt for a version with a NVMe 1 TB SSD on board. Such an option makes the X1 Yoga course soon quite expensive. You are then lost a small 3300 euros. However you get to that top model an OLED screen with.

Thinkpad X1 Yoga is relatively easy to open. But many can not do. However, you can optionally replace the battery, and that goes for the two wireless adapters with which the device is fitted.

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga review: business flexible laptop

Thinkpad X1 Yoga: Conclusion

The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga is not a cheap laptop. On the other hand it is a real business machine and you will find out. He is well built and the points that are really important to a business machine, like a comfortable keyboard and good battery life, Lenovo manages to score well. At present you can buy it from 2235 euros and then you get it with a Core i7 6500U and 256GB SSD delivered.

For that money you’ve owned a sound device. Unfortunately, the number of limited expansion opportunities. Plus point is the rotating touch screen and stylus. Especially in combination with the new Windows Anniversary Update is a scribe become a lot easier. It ensures that Thinkpad X1 Yoga is clearly different from the X1 Carbon.

If you liked Thinkpad X1 Yoga there is also the top-notch equipment on the tested Core i7, 16GB, 1TB SSD and a stunning OLED screen. It costs 3,300 euros, but then you have some. Overall, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a very attractive business laptop that good looking middle between tablet and laptop.

Source: businessnewsdaily

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga review: business flexible laptop was last modified: September 3rd, 2016 by Tomas Shellby