Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2 Core i7-1280P
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Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2 Core i7-1280P
450 nits, full sRGB colors, 16:10 aspect ratio, 5G Sub 6 WAN, and 12th gen Core P CPU all in a system lighter than 1 kg. Can you really fit all these features in a small 13-inch form factor without cutting corners?
Source: Ubergizmo English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2 (official page) is an excellent thin & light (~2Lbs) laptop. All data points show it. However, in the ultramobile category, it stands unchallenged. That is “why” people want to buy this computer, which is supported by the market data we studied. People compare it to the iPad, which indicates they want something much lighter than a thin & light laptop. But if you want a Windows computer that runs all the [Windows] apps you already use, the iPad won’t cut it. Next, data shows people comparing it with thin & light, such as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10, XPS 13, MacBook Air (M1, M2), ThinkPad Z13, and ThinkPad T14. However, these are significantly heavier than the X1 Nano Gen 2, so I consider them in another category and feel entirely different when you carry them.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 93%
Source: On MSFT
Lenovo brings back all of the greatest hits and unfortunately, similar flubs from last year's Gen 1 model of the X1 Nano, so if you're looking to upgrade, you may be in the market for a slightly bigger X1 variant such as the X1 Carbon Gen 10 or X13 Gen 3 which will offer more sustained boosted performance and an additional HDMI port. However, for those who value a lighter backpack, work satchel, messenger bag or just handheld as they skip from classroom to classroom or office to conference room the Gen 2 is still a solid option with only a handful of 'power-hungry professional' drawbacks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2022
Source: Digital Trends
The ThinkPad X1 Nano is a lot of computer in a very tiny shell. Lenovo just released the laptop’s second generation, which features an update to Intel 12th-gen CPUs but otherwise maintains essentially the same design. That’s OK, though, because the ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2 didn’t need much improvement. The new version is simply a much faster laptop that’s an even better tool for demanding productivity workers while maintaining the tiny form factor that made the previous generation so great. While Lenovo aims the ThinkPad at business users, this is one model that has mainstream appeal.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
If you can live without luxuries like an OLED screen, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2 is a fairly priced, highly capable ultraportable. It misses Editors' Choice honors because of its scanty array of ports and decent but not notable battery life, but wins points for its high-quality keyboard and screen, and available LTE. As for weighing 2.13 instead of last year's 1.99 pounds, well, we're a bit over our target weight ourselves.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-1280P: The flagship Alder Lake-P CPU featuring 6 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. This i7 is designed for use in ultra-light laptops; its performance cores feature the thread-doubling Hyper-Threading technology for whopping 20 threads in total. The CPU runs at 1.3 GHz to 4.8 GHz and has an "Enterprise" tier vPro feature set. Core i7-1280P has a Base Power of 28 W and the 96 EU Iris Xe iGPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This range of display format is largely the upper limit for tablets and the lower limit for subnotebooks.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small in size and therefore easily portable. The tiny display has the added advantage of requiring little power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions, which one is used to from a standard laptop, are almost not usable.
The same applies to tablets in this size range.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
85.48%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.
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