Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review: 360-degree OLED notebook

At the CES in Las Vegas, Lenovo presents the ThinkPad X1 Yoga with an OLED screen. As the name suggests, this touchscreen can also be turned 360 degrees backward. In the shortest review, we take a first look at this very special Ultrabook.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review: 360-degree OLED notebook

A notebook with OLED screen – this is a real novelty. The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is also available with a conventional screen. However, if you see both model variants directly next to each other, you will have an intuitive approach to the OLED variant. This is typical for OLED screens, with rich contrast and bright colors.

The display also convinces us at first glance. The resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels points ensures a crisp image. No matter from which angle you look at the touch screen – there is never any disturbing color distortion.
You get the brilliance of the display with a little shorter recording time. While the standard version with 1080p resolution and IPS panel should enable eleven hours of plug-in-independent operation, the OLED variant is already concluded after nine hours.

A real ThinkPad, with real yoga genes

Apart from the impressive ad, this is a classic ThinkPad yoga. Thanks to 360-degree hinges, you can bring the Ultrabook into different positions (laptop, stand, tent, and tablet). Thought: As soon as you fold the screen by more than 180 degrees, the keyboard moves into the bottom of the case to avoid any errors.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review: 360-degree OLED notebook
The writing is similar to that of other ThinkPads. However, we noticed a slightly hollow noise in the recliner. The keyboard can be illuminated in several steps, which makes the work in the dark much easier.

Specifications

Inside is a sixth generation Intel Core i processor, up to 16 gigabytes of RAM and up to 512 gigabytes of SSD capacity. The practical stylus is placed in the case when not used in the case. The latter we would also like for the Surface Book.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review: 360-degree OLED notebook
On the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga, you will find three USB 3.0 ports, a LAN jack, miniDisplayport, HDMI and a microSD card reader. We miss the USB-C connector here.

A real ThinkPad, with real yoga genes

Apart from the impressive ad, this is a classic ThinkPad yoga. Thanks to 360-degree hinges, you can bring the Ultrabook into different positions (laptop, stand, tent, tablet). Thought: As soon as you fold the screen by more than 180 degrees, the keyboard moves into the bottom of the case to avoid any errors.
The writing is similar to that of other ThinkPads. However, we noticed a slightly hollow noise in the recliner. The keyboard can be illuminated in several steps, which makes the work in the dark much easier.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review: 360-degree OLED notebook
Inside is a sixth generation Intel Core i processor, up to 16 gigabytes of RAM and up to 512 gigabytes of SSD capacity. The practical stylus is placed in the case when not used in the case. The latter we would also like for the Surface Book.
On the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga, you will find three USB 3.0 ports, a LAN jack, miniDisplayport, HDMI and a microSD card reader. We miss the USB-C connector here.

Price and availability

In the US, the ThinkPad X1 with standard display should be available in January and cost at least 1,450 US dollars. In May, the OLED version follows at a price, which has not yet been quantified. A Lenovo employee told us under the hand that the extra charge will move in regions between 150 and 300 euros. Price and availability for Germany Lenovo have not yet named.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review: 360-degree OLED notebook
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Lenovo now offers various configurations of ThinkPad X1 Yoga for the German market on its own website. The basic model with Intel Core i5 and Full HD display costs 1.879 euros.

Conclusion: business recommendation

With a weight of just 1.3 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 yoga is one of the lightest convertibles ever. An innovative (optional) OLED display, familiar input devices, and a very sophisticated hinge solution make the X1 a real recommendation.

Source: Lenovo
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review: 360-degree OLED notebook was last modified: March 22nd, 2017 by Boby Sanburn