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In review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 with CNC aluminum case

In review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 with CNC aluminum case
In review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 with CNC aluminum case
We are currently reviewing the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019, the convertible sister-model of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7. One of the most striking differences between the two X1 ThinkPads is the aluminum chassis of the Yoga ThinkPad.
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For three years, Lenovo has been selling the ThinkPad X1 Yoga with practically the same design. The convertible cousin of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon was introduced in 2016 and apart from some minor alterations, Lenovo kept the same design from ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 1 to ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3.

This design stagnation ends with the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4, the newest model which Lenovo already introduced in January at CES 2019. This model introduces a completely new design and like the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7, we are reviewing the ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 at the moment.

Our review unit sports an Intel Core i7-8565U, 16 GB of RAM, a 512 GB SSD and the Low Power FHD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS 14 inch screen option, which has a screen brightness of 400 cd/m². These components are crammed inside a slimmer and more compact frame compared with the preceding model. Unlike the X1 Yoga Gen 3, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga utilizes CNC machined aluminum for the majority of its chassis parts, which is totally different from any other Lenovo ThinkPad laptop on the market.

Interested readers can expect a review of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 within the next two weeks.

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I was an ardent reader of Notebookcheck’s laptop reviews even back in school. After writing reviews as a hobby, I then joined Notebookcheck in 2016 and have worked on device reviews and news articles ever since then. My personal interest lies more with laptops than smartphones, with business laptops being the most interesting category for me. Technology should make our lives and work easier and good laptops are an essential tool for that to happen. This is why laptop reviews are not just my work but are also my passion.
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Benjamin Herzig, 2019-07-23 (Update: 2019-07-24)