Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review: Features & specs

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Four years after the first ever Yoga notebook was released by Lenovo, it’s now got the ThinkPad badge with it and it looks like it’s here to stay. Here’s what the latest iteration of the Yoga has to offer.

It’s the proper laptop/tablet hybrid whose performance and looks go hand in hand – any hand, actually, thanks to its flexible design. The ThinkPad line-up of Lenovo’s notebooks has been fairly business oriented and the Yoga stepping into this domain means it’s more work and less play; or is it?

Performance
This time, Lenovo has crammed a lot into its most compact offering yet – a juicy Intel Core i7-6600U clocked at 2.6 GHz, 16 GB of DDR3 SDRAM RAM, 128 MB of VRAM courtesy Intel HD Graphics 520 and a modest 256 GB of SSD storage. Windows 10 Pro be will crisp and flashy on the 14-inch quad-HD screen; a 2560 x 1440 OLED touch panel. If not anything else, the screen alone should be reason enough to buy it. It’s not very often that an OLED panel pops up on any regular laptop nowadays, so the technology is getting mainstream and on a good system like this, it’ll be appreciated.

There’s a neat little fingerprint sensor next to the touch pad for all those security conscious people. There’s also a stylus that comes tucked into its own little slot along the side of the laptop – to better help with the touch-screen controls.

Design
Out of all the different iterations of the Yoga that Lenovo has produced until now, this one in particular looks to be well built and functional. One can bend the screen all the way back so it can be used as a table tent, and suits just about flat surface.

The flexibility of the Yoga is what makes it a winner. It’s not going to win any awards for being the thinnest laptop out there. It’s not even the thinnest Yoga out there. It is chunky, and it’s a typical work-use laptop, but it has oodles of features to pack in enough fun. It’s also got that classy nub between the G, B and H keys that acts as a secondary mouse.

And the keyboard itself is just as functional as ever. The keys are sturdy, travel well when pressed and also get flushed into the panel when the screen is being rotated, which is pretty cool because it protects the keys.

Overall, the cost of one of this will be on the higher side. But for the value, it is worth every penny, especially if the OLED display is going to be taken into consideration!

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