Lenovo’s most anticipated devices have to be released in the market and their announcement has been made by the company, at CES.
Lenovo’s Yoga line hybrids have been through many updates and variations, from the ultra-thin and light Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro to the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga series.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga has been announced and its availability for consumers will be made public ahead of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet in this month i.e. January.
Lenovo also announced ThinkPad X1 Carbon, an upgraded version for business professionals.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is an ultra-slim device which possesses high end components and premium features.
What is going to lure you the most
- Rotate through all angles to become a tablet.
- Optional variants, one with OLED display and other with non-OLED display.
- Stylus dockable Pen, which is housed into the laptop.
- Enough battery backup.
- Its slimness and lightness.
- Backlit spill-resistant keyboard.
Quick looks on all the features
|Specs||Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga|
|Display Size||14 inches|
|Screen type||OLED and Non-OLED display|
|Thickness||0.66 inches (16mm)|
|Weight||2.8 lbs/1.27 kg|
|Processor||Intel’s current-generation Core i7 Pro|
|RAM||Up to 16 GB|
|Internal memory||Up to 1TB|
|OS||Windows 10 Pro|
Ability of forming itself as a tablet
As you already know that all the Yoga hybrids are capable to exist themselves 360 degrees, this one is also exist like them and its 180-degree folding capability is convenient to work or for entertainment.
It is a versatile laptop and possesses the abilities like becoming a tablet or laptop by folding it at different angles. That means to say that it supports four flexible usage modes to work, create, connect and present.
It features a 14 inches 2K display with optional OLED technology. This laptop is capable to adopt a slate like structure i.e. tablet. This is a touch screen laptop with resolutions 2560×1440.
There are still many users hating old traditional LCD displays. Company kept it in mind and two variants of ThinkPad X1 Yoga are designed.
The new variant of Lenovo featured with a brilliant OLED display. There is still not a wide use of OLED displays in tablets and phones so far, but Lenovo has started to feature its devices with such displays. And as far as I know this is the first hybrid PC having an OLED display.
Currently many companies are using LCD displays for their devices but these are also stepping up to feature their devices with OLED technology.
OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays are adept to offer high brightness and deep black levels, which attracted us a lot and become the most favorite displays so far.
It weighs just 2.8 lbs/1.27 kg. Lenovo claims, “ThinkPad X1 Yoga is the world’s lightest 14” 2-in-1” business laptop.
It could be known as one of the slimmest devices ever because its thickness is only 0.66 inches (16mm). Due to its sleekness and slimness it can be easily fit into any backpack of its size.
ThinkPad X1 Yoga consists a stylus pen, which can be used for many purposes like drawing, writing and annotating and this pen is fitted in the device’s dock, which also charges it.
Lenovo also claimed that 15 seconds of charging (pen) will offer up to 100 minutes durability. Its dockable pen is full handy and gives an ease to draw anything and helps in not making mistakes.
Any device’s hardware is always considered responsible for the performance. Sometimes many device becomes failed to deliver solid performance, such devices possess high features but of low level quality and intends to attract more and more consumers towards itself.
It comes with Intel’s current-generation Core i7 Pro processor along with Intel HD 520 graphics and up to 16 GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD storage. There is also a memory card slot for enhancing the storage.
ThinkPad X1 Yoga also supports WAN and Onelink+, which can drive dual 4k monitors or an Ethernet expansion.
Its battery capacity is enough and offers up to 11 hours. Lenovo introduced fast charging technology which will charge it up to 50% within 30 minutes.
Both the variants offer different time of discharging the battery power and it also varies with your usage.
On the paper and by listening its features and specs, it seems that it will deliver solid performance which might be more than the speculated but until we don’t get it in hands and use it no definite comments could be made.
It is made to support LTE for mobile broadband. There is also a USB Type-C port alongside a USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, and mini display port. Fingers prints scanner is also present within the laptop.
It is powered with the latest version of operating system, Windows 10 Pro, which insures lots of manageability and enhanced security.
What will you do when your laptop’s keyboard gets wetted? You might come into a stress over the damaging of internal parts of your laptop. But don’t worry. Since now douse your keyboard with any liquid without any tension due to spill-resistant features.
Lenovo claimed that its backlit keyboard is spill-resistant and retracts its keys when it is not being used as a laptop.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is set to come in January this year (2016) at a starting price of $1,449 (approx. Rs96,300) in the US and roughly £1,020 in UK and AU$2,055 in Australia. The price of OLED version is not yet decided and will come roughly in April onwards.
This year Lenovo announced very intuitive featuring device’s, which are able to acclimatize themselves with any sorts of user. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga and X1 Carbon are perfect for business professionals.
Its performance will matter the most. It is most anticipated device on behalf of Lenovo and company also didn’t leave any stone unturned. That means to say that Lenovo tried to make all possible efforts as could be, I think.