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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Review: High-End-Business-Convertible with Intel EVO and Titanium chassis

The thinnest ThinkPad has to make some compromises. The new ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga uses expensive materials and is Lenovo’s new flagship business convertible. It is also the thinnest ThinkPad so far, but that results in some compromises, for example in terms of performance as well as input devices.
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Lenovo’s Titanium Yoga is an addition to the ThinkPad X1 series as an expensive convertible, which is sitting above the regular ThinkPad X1 Yoga. It is only 11.5 mm high, so it is the thinnest ThinkPad so far. Among others, Lenovo uses Titanium and the device is not available in black, which is usually the typical color for ThinkPads.

Our test unit with the model number 20QA0001RGE retails for about 2.800 Euros and uses an efficient Tiger Lake processor combined with 16 GB RAM, a 512 GB PCIe-SSD and the 3:2 aspect ratio touchscreen. An LTE modem is included as well. We want to check whether the addition charge over the regular ThinkPad X1 Yoga is justified, or if there are too many sacrifices for the thin chassis.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Processor
Intel Core i7-1160G7 4 x 2.1 - 4.4 GHz, 40 W PL2 / Short Burst, 12 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP4
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Core: 1100 MHz, Memory: 1600 MHz
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR4X-4266 onBoard, Quad-Channel
Display
13.50 inch 3:2, 2256 x 1504 pixel 201 PPI, capacitive, LPM135M467, IPS, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP4 PCH-LP
Storage
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G, 512 GB 
, 434 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, LTE Cat.9, LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 11.5 x 297.5 x 232.7 ( = 0.45 x 11.71 x 9.16 in)
Battery
44.5 Wh, 5625 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p IR
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo. Dolby Atmos, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 65W PSU, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.189 kg ( = 41.94 oz / 2.62 pounds), Power Supply: 322 g ( = 11.36 oz / 0.71 pounds)
Price
2800 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

mögliche Konkurrenten im Vergleich

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87 %
04/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.2 kg11.5 mm13.50"2256x1504
90 %
07/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620
1.3 kg15.5 mm14.00"1920x1080
90 %
04/2020
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
i5-8265U, UHD Graphics 620
1.1 kg16.1 mm13.30"1920x1080
89 %
12/2020
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.3 kg17.2 mm13.50"1920x1280
86 %
01/2021
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1 kg17 mm13.30"1920x1080
88 %
03/2021
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
975 g15 mm13.30"2560x1600

Case - The thinnest ThinkPad so far

The surface of the lid is structured.
The surface of the lid is structured.

The biggest difference to other ThinkPad models is the case color of the X1 Titanium Yoga, which is just called Titanium by Lenovo. This expensive element is combined with carbon fiber for the top, while the bottom is made of a magnesium-aluminum alloy. The color is a bright silver and both the keyboard as well as the display frame (black) act as a visual contrast. The surface of the base unit is smooth, but there is a structured surface on the lid, which quickly attracts fingerprints. The base unit is much better in this respect. Expect for the two large and colored ThinkPad X1 logos on the lid and the base unit, we really like the visual appearance. 

At just 11.5 millimeters, the X1 Titanium Yoga is the thinnest ThinkPad so far, but the stability is still on a very good level overall. You can slightly twist the base unit and dent the center area of the keyboard a bit, but this should not be noticeable in real-life scenarios. There are no annoying creaking sounds, either. 

Being a convertible, there are obviously different operating modes and you can open the display by 360 degrees. However, the two hinges are not perfectly adjusted, because there is visible bouncing and the screen also falls down at an angle of ~20 degrees; the hinges cannot hold it in place anymore at this angle. You also notice the thick bezels above and especially below the screen. It is already a 3:2 touchscreen, but it seems Lenovo needed the additional space for the base unit. 

Our test unit (no pre-production unit) does show three build quality issues. One visual issue is at the edge of the lid, where the surface structure is not perfectly applied all the way (see picture above). One corner of the touchpad is also sitting a bit lower in the base unit (but more on that later) and the lid is sitting at a slight angle. When the device is closed, the lid and the base unit sot flush at the left front, but the lid is slightly protruding at the right side. This should obviously not happen on a device in this price range. We cannot clarify whether this is an isolated incident of our unit or a general problem, but we will try to get another test unit to be sure.

With a height of 11.5 mm, the X1 Titanium Yoga is clearly the thinnest device in our comparison, but it is also the deepest model and it looks like it was pressed flat. It has a 3:2 aspect ratio screen, so it is obviously deeper than convertibles with 16:9 or 16:10 screens, but the HP Spectre x360 14 (also 3:2) is about 1.3 cm shorter at virtually the same width. This means the ThinkPad has a pretty big footprint. The weight of ~1.2 kg is average; both the Fujitsu LifeBook as well as the HP Elite Dragonfly are lighter.

Größenvergleich

323 mm / 12.7 inch 218 mm / 8.58 inch 15.5 mm / 0.61 inch 1.3 kg2.95 lbs309 mm / 12.2 inch 215 mm / 8.46 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 1 kg2.26 lbs304.3 mm / 12 inch 197.5 mm / 7.78 inch 16.1 mm / 0.634 inch 1.1 kg2.51 lbs298.5 mm / 11.8 inch 220 mm / 8.66 inch 17.2 mm / 0.677 inch 1.3 kg2.97 lbs296 mm / 11.7 inch 209 mm / 8.23 inch 15 mm / 0.591 inch 975 g2.15 lbs297.5 mm / 11.7 inch 232.7 mm / 9.16 inch 11.5 mm / 0.4528 inch 1.2 kg2.62 lbs

Connectivity - X1 Titanium with Thunderbolt 4

Just like the ThinkPad X1 Nano, Lenovo only implements two USB-C ports on the left side. They support Thunderbolt 4 and USB 4, but you will probably need adapters in practice. You can drive a total of three displays (1x internally, 2x externally) with a maximum resolution of 5120 x 3200 pixels (60 Hz).

ThinkPads with the model year 2021 are supposed to get a power button above the keyboard, which is also a fingerprint scanner at the same time. The latter is already included, but the power button is still located at the right side and occupies important space, which could have been used for another port. Finally, you get a 3.5 mm stereo jack.

Left side: 2x USB-C (Thunderbolt 4, USB 4, PowerDelivery 3.0, DisplayPort 1.4a)
Left side: 2x USB-C (Thunderbolt 4, USB 4, PowerDelivery 3.0, DisplayPort 1.4a)
Right side: Power button, 3.5 mm stereo jack, Kensington Nano Security Lock
Right side: Power button, 3.5 mm stereo jack, Kensington Nano Security Lock

Communication

In addition to the modern Wi-Fi module from Intel (AX201), which supports all important standards including 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) as well as Bluetooth 5.2, the X1 Titanium Yoga also offers a slot for a WWAN module (M.2-2242). You can either get a 4G module from Fibocom (L850-GL, LTE Cat.9) in combination with a Nano-SIM slot, or a 5G module (Snapdragon X55, LTE Cat.20) in combination with an eSIM.

The Wi-Fi connection was very stable in our tests with Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 5 routers and our standardized test with the Netgear router Nighthawk RAX120 determined very good transfer rates. It was not problem to use a SIM-card from T-Mobile with the test unit.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1470 (835min - 1680max) MBit/s ∼100% +8%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1454 (1393min - 1484max) MBit/s ∼99% +7%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1426 (699min - 1490max) MBit/s ∼97% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1358 (764min - 1537max) MBit/s ∼92%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1307 (1119min - 1370max) MBit/s ∼89% -4%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=201)
1242 MBit/s ∼84% -9%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
930 (467min - 944max) MBit/s ∼63% -32%
Average of class Convertible
  (262 - 1498, n=74, last 2 years)
867 MBit/s ∼59% -36%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1429 (1337min - 1478max) MBit/s ∼100%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1411 (1311min - 1563max) MBit/s ∼99% -1%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1338 (871min - 1460max) MBit/s ∼94% -6%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1163 (846min - 1445max) MBit/s ∼81% -19%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=201)
1140 MBit/s ∼80% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
898 (806min - 938max) MBit/s ∼63% -37%
Average of class Convertible
  (291 - 1690, n=74, last 2 years)
836 MBit/s ∼59% -41%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
647 (617min - 677max) MBit/s ∼45% -55%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1332 (764-1537)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1429 (1337-1478)

Webcam

There are two cameras above the display: The IR camera for facial recognition via Windows Hello and the standard webcam with the 720p resolution (0.9 MP) including mechanical shutter (Think Shutter). The quality of the webcam is low, as expected for this resolution. It seems that webcams are still pretty unimportant for manufacturers. Considering the pretty thick bezel, we are pretty sure it could have accommodated a better sensor.

ColorChecker
3.7 ∆E
6 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
10 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
5 ∆E
4 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
2 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE: 5.51 ∆E min: 1.7 - max: 10.41 ∆E

Security

In addition to the IR camera for facial recognition, you can also use your fingerprint to log in. The ThinkPad x1 Titanium Yoga is one of the first ThinkPads where the fingerprint scanner is located above the keyboard and it should be combined with the power button (but this is not the case here). The scanner works very well in our tests. As per usual, you get a TPM 2.0 chip and you can set different password in the BIOS, but there is no SmartCard reader. You do get a slot for a Kensington Lock (Nano Security) on the right side to protect the device against theft.

Accessories

The box only includes the convertible itself, the compact 65W power adapter, and some service brochures. Some models are shipped with an active pen (Lenovo Precision Pen), but our test unit was not shipped with it.

Maintenance

The bottom panel of the X1 Titanium Yoga is secured by six regular screws and is easy to remove. You can clean the fan and get access to the small M.2-2242 SSD (PCIe 3.0 x4) as well as the WWAN module. All the other components like the Wi-Fi module or the RAM are directly soldered onto the mainboard.

Internal layout
Internal layout
M.2-2242 SSD and WWAN module
M.2-2242 SSD and WWAN module

Input Devices- Lenovo uses keyboard with reduced travel

Keyboard

Similar to the ThinkPad X1 Nano, Lenovo equips the thin X1 Titanium Yoga with smaller keyboard with reduced key travel. While the regular ThinkPad X1 Yoga (also the upcoming G6 generation) get the familiar 1.5 mm key travel, it is reduced to 1.35 mm on the Xi Titanium Yoga. It is not a bad keyboard by any means, and both the feedback as well as the key strokes are still precise, but the subjective typing experience is noticeably worse compared to other ThinkPad models, even much more affordable series.

The overall size of the keyboard is smaller as well. Compared to the regular X1 Yoga, the standard letter keys are shrunk from 16 x 16 mm to 15 x 15 mm and there are even narrower keys (15 x 12 mm) on the right side of the keyboard. We believe you will get used to the size, but we are not sure if the step was really necessary. The chassis is wider compared to the X1 Nano and we believe the place on the sides could have been used for a larger keyboard (where the speakers are located).

The keyboard illumination is a bit of a surprise. You still get two intensities and it is still white, but the color differs between the regular keys and the upper row of F keys, where the illumination has a slight blue tint. We would also expect more comfort features on a flagship device like more brightness levels and an automatic activation depending on the ambient lighting. As per usual, the keyboard is spill-water resistant.

Input devices
Input devices
Keyboard illumination
Keyboard illumination

Touchpad, TrackPoint & Touchscreen

The touchpad (9 x 6.5 cm) reveals the next build quality issue, because the upper right corner is sitting slightly lower inside the chassis. We are not happy with the controls, either. Contrary to many other clickpads, you can click down the whole pad, but the travel is extremely shallow, which results in a strange feeling. The haptic feedback is just odd and the clicking noise also appears pretty cheap. The pad is also extremely sensitive and often recognizes clicks even though you did not want to click (the Windows settings was the default medium setting). The gliding capabilities are not perfect, either, because small movements are often not recognized correctly or the cursor just stops moving, so you have to lift the finger again. All in all, the touchpad is disappointing.

You can obviously use the TrackPoint with the dedicated mouse buttons instead. It works as expected and is therefore the better input method. The dedicated buttons are well integrated into the base unit, there is no clatter, and they provide a consistent clicking sound.

Finally, there is the capacitive touchscreen, which recognizes up to 10 fingers simultaneously and we did not experience any issues.

Display - ThinkPad with 3:2 Touchscreen

Subpixel layout
Subpixel layout
Minor backlight bleeding (enhanced)
Minor backlight bleeding (enhanced)

While the upcoming ThinkPad X1 Yoga G6 switches back from 16:9 to 16:10, Lenovo equips the X1 Titanium Yoga with a glossy 13.5-inch touchscreen (3:2) and the resolution of 2256 x 1504 pixels. The subjective picture impression is excellent with crisp colors and sharp contents. We cannot detect PWM flickering and backlight bleeding is only visible on dark images in combination with high brightness levels, but this is no problem in everyday use. The panel supports HDR400 and HDR contents are displayed correctly. However, the maximum brightness is much lower compared to TVs, so the HDR effect is smaller.

Lenovo advertises a brightness of 450 cd/m² and we can confirm this with our measurements: We determine up to 470 cd/m² and 454 cd/m² on average (brightness distribution 94%) for the panel from JDI (Japan Display Inc.). The black value is still pretty low at 0.23 cd/m², which results in an excellent contrast ratio of more than 2000:1.

The only two points of criticism are the glossy screen surface, which can be result in reflections depending on the ambient lighting, as well as the pretty slow response time (grey to grey). There is visible ghosting when you move the cursor, for example.

444
cd/m²
454
cd/m²
442
cd/m²
455
cd/m²
466
cd/m²
459
cd/m²
448
cd/m²
470
cd/m²
449
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LPM135M467
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 470 cd/m² Average: 454.1 cd/m² Minimum: 7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 470 cd/m²
Contrast: 2026:1 (Black: 0.23 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.1 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6
ΔE Greyscale 2.7 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
94.9% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 61.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.08
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
LPM135M467, IPS, 2256x1504, 13.50
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
LP140WF9-SPE1, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14.00
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
AUO5E2D, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
LG Philips LGD0663, IPS, 1920x1280, 13.50
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
LQ133M1JW48, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
N133GCA-GQ1, a-SI IPS LED, 2560x1600, 13.30
Response Times
-2%
-27%
-41%
-30%
21%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
53.6 (26, 27.6)
52 (24.4, 27.6)
3%
60.8 (30.8, 30)
-13%
62 (32, 30)
-16%
62.4 (25.6, 26.8)
-16%
38.4 (20.4, 18)
28%
Response Time Black / White *
24 (9.2, 14.8)
25.6 (12.4, 13.2)
-7%
33.8 (17.2, 16.6)
-41%
39.6 (21.6, 18)
-65%
34.4 (18, 16.4)
-43%
20.8 (10.8, 10)
13%
PWM Frequency
211.9 (30)
Screen
-35%
0%
-3%
-14%
-11%
Brightness middle
466
409
-12%
411
-12%
443.5
-5%
345
-26%
325
-30%
Brightness
454
405
-11%
388
-15%
394
-13%
317
-30%
297
-35%
Brightness Distribution
94
95
1%
87
-7%
78
-17%
86
-9%
83
-12%
Black Level *
0.23
0.21
9%
0.22
4%
0.17
26%
0.24
-4%
0.26
-13%
Contrast
2026
1948
-4%
1868
-8%
2609
29%
1438
-29%
1250
-38%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.1
4.9
-133%
1.8
14%
2.7
-29%
2.7
-29%
2.2
-5%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.5
8.4
-87%
4.1
9%
4.36
3%
4.2
7%
3.5
22%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.7
5.8
-115%
2.5
7%
3.4
-26%
3.3
-22%
2.8
-4%
Gamma
2.08 106%
2.53 87%
2.26 97%
2.09 105%
2.31 95%
2.05 107%
CCT
6210 105%
7009 93%
6448 101%
6144 106%
7188 90%
6452 101%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
61.1
60.7
-1%
64.7
6%
62.1
2%
62.4
2%
61.3
0%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
94.9
95.3
0%
99.3
5%
98.5
4%
96.9
2%
97
2%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.3
1
2.61
1
0.6
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-19% / -30%
-14% / -4%
-22% / -9%
-22% / -16%
5% / -6%

* ... smaller is better

We use the professional CalMAN software in combination with the X-Rite i1 Pro 2 spectrophotometer. The display is already well-calibrated out of the box compared to the sRGB reference color space. There are some deviations in the grayscale, but there is no visible color hue. The color temperature is also slightly too low, so the picture appears a bit warm. However, you will only notice this when you compared the screen with a calibrated panel. All the color deviations are already below the important mark of 3, which means the human eye cannot see a deviation compared to the reference.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN ColorChecker

We tried to calibrate the panel of the X1 Titanium Yoga multiple times, but the result always reduced the picture quality. In addition to a clearly visible blue cast in combination with a much too cool color temperature, we also noticed increased color deviations. This means we cannot offer a calibrated profile for this device.

The small sRGB color space is almost covered completely and the color accuracy is good (out of the box), so you can use this panel for picture and video editing.

vs. sRGB: 94.9%
vs. sRGB: 94.9%
vs. AdobeRGB: 61.1%
vs. AdobeRGB: 61.1%

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9.2 ms rise
↘ 14.8 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 36 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.2 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
53.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 26 ms rise
↘ 27.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 87 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.5 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9722 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 151500) Hz was measured.

Thanks to the high brightness, you can still see the display content in bright environments, but you have to be careful to avoid reflections on the glossy screen. The viewing angle stability is obviously important for a convertible, for example when you want to share the content with multiple persons. The integrated IPS-panel does not disappoint.

In the sun
In the sun
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Tiger Lake UP4 with 12 Watts

Most high-end business convertibles are exclusively available with Intel processors, currently Tiger Lake chips with optional vPro support. Similar to the ThinkPad X1 Nano, Lenovo does not use the common UP3 chips, but more efficient UP4 chips that are also smaller in terms of physical size. The TDP is lower as well, although the manufacturers do not have to follow Intel’s recommendations. The X1 Titanium Yoga is only available with 16 GB RAM (LPDDR4x-4266) in the EMEA region, but other regions also get models with 8 GB. You cannot expand the memory, so we definitely recommend 16 GB models.

Contrary to the consumer models, Lenovo implemented the power profiles from the Vantage software into the standard Windows performance slider on their ThinkPads, which is very comfortable in practice.

Processor - Core i7-1160G7

Our test unit is equipped with the Intel Core i7-1160G7 with 4 cores, which can run at up to 4.4 GHz (up to 3.6 GHz for all 4 active cores). A look at the TDP limits reveals a big difference to the ThinkPad X1 Nano with the same CPU, where the cooling solution was able to handle a sustained consumption of ~19W, which was clearly above the specified 7-15W from Intel for the UP4 chip. The X1 Titanium Yoga uses a different configuration. While the short-term limit is also pretty high at 40W, high core temperatures will quickly activate the long-term limit at 12W.

CPU data during Cinebench R15 Multi loop
CPU data during Cinebench R15 Multi loop

Our Cinebench R15 Multi loop shows that the processor consumes ~33W for a couple of seconds, but the core temperature immediately reaches 90 °C, so the performance has to be reduced. A new iteration will let the consumption spike for a short time, but it quickly stabilizes at 12W again, which is sufficient for 4x 2.0 GHz. The X1 Nano manages 4x 2.6-2.7 GHz at 19W, so the cooling performance of the X1 Titanium Yoga is definitely less powerful.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE Intel Core i7-1160G7: Ø515 (481.9-753.14)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00 Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø496 (469.38-691.57)
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA Intel Core i5-8265U: Ø413 (406.64-496.34)
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000 Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø800 (705.49-917.98)
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø512 (503.02-609)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø667 (598.25-801.23)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE Intel Core i7-1160G7: Ø659 (587.69-862.27)

All in all, the performance is comparable with the regular X1 Yoga and the Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X with the older Comet Lake chips. The HP Elite Dragonfly is a bit slower, but this is a result of the old Whiskey Lake CPU. The cooling performance is actually a little bit better (12.5W), so the Dragonfly would be comparable with a current processor. Both the ThinkPad X1 Nano as well as the HP Spectre x360 14 offer more CPU performance.

So what does this mean for everyday use? There is still plenty of CPU performance for common workloads (meetings, Office suite, web applications) and the device benefits from the high clocks in short peak load situations. The device is obviously not designed for sustained CPU load scenarios. It can still handle them, but there are better solutions on the market. The CPU performance is not reduced on battery power. Considering the low TDP limitations, the cheaper Core i5-1130G7 should not be much slower. More benchmarks and data for the Core i7-1160G7 are available in our Tech section.

Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
556 Points ∼100% +15%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
542 Points ∼97% +12%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (484 - 544, n=3)
510 Points ∼92% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
484 Points ∼87%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
426 Points ∼77% -12%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
419 Points ∼75% -13%
Average of class Convertible
  (106 - 604, n=69, last 2 years)
416 Points ∼75% -14%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
Intel Core i5-8265U
370 Points ∼67% -24%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1987 Points ∼100% +62%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1859 Points ∼94% +52%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (1224 - 2068, n=3)
1681 Points ∼85% +37%
Average of class Convertible
  (200 - 4953, n=69, last 2 years)
1474 Points ∼74% +20%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
1337 Points ∼67% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
1285 Points ∼65% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
1224 Points ∼62%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
Intel Core i5-8265U
1038 Points ∼52% -15%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
220 Points ∼100% +13%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
211.82 Points ∼96% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
195 Points ∼89%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (170 - 208, n=3)
191 Points ∼87% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
170 Points ∼77% -13%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
165 Points ∼75% -15%
Average of class Convertible
  (47.6 - 243, n=78, last 2 years)
164 Points ∼75% -16%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
Intel Core i5-8265U
146 Points ∼66% -25%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
917.98 (705.49min - 917.98max) Points ∼100% +22%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (753 - 864, n=3)
826 Points ∼90% +10%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
801 (598.25min - 801.23max) Points ∼87% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
753 Points ∼82%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
684 Points ∼75% -9%
Average of class Convertible
  (90 - 2083, n=83, last 2 years)
649 Points ∼71% -14%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
609 (503.02min - 508.74max) Points ∼66% -19%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
Intel Core i5-8265U
496 (406.64min - 496.34max) Points ∼54% -34%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Average of class Convertible
  (246 - 5811, n=58, last 2 years)
1066 Seconds * ∼100% -18%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
Intel Core i5-8265U
1039 Seconds * ∼97% -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
900 Seconds * ∼84%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (625 - 1115, n=3)
880 Seconds * ∼83% +2%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
862 Seconds * ∼81% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
806.9 Seconds * ∼76% +10%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
716 Seconds * ∼67% +20%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
591 Seconds * ∼55% +34%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5211 MIPS ∼100% +13%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4984 MIPS ∼96% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
4621 MIPS ∼89%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (4596 - 4621, n=2)
4609 MIPS ∼88% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
4435 MIPS ∼85% -4%
Average of class Convertible
  (1307 - 5623, n=59, last 2 years)
4170 MIPS ∼80% -10%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
4130 MIPS ∼79% -11%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
Intel Core i5-8265U
3885 MIPS ∼75% -16%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
22118 MIPS ∼100% +41%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
20638 MIPS ∼93% +31%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
19198 MIPS ∼87% +22%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (15740 - 22305, n=3)
18462 MIPS ∼83% +17%
Average of class Convertible
  (3541 - 57319, n=61, last 2 years)
18053 MIPS ∼82% +15%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
16102 MIPS ∼73% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
15740 MIPS ∼71%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
Intel Core i5-8265U
13812 MIPS ∼62% -12%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1564 Points ∼100% +7%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1515 Points ∼97% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
1465 Points ∼94%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (1406 - 1465, n=3)
1427 Points ∼91% -3%
Average of class Convertible
  (263 - 1566, n=51, last 2 years)
1179 Points ∼75% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
1167 Points ∼75% -20%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
1072 Points ∼69% -27%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5588 Points ∼100% +12%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5374 Points ∼96% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
4991 Points ∼89%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (4660 - 4991, n=3)
4831 Points ∼86% -3%
Average of class Convertible
  (858 - 8620, n=51, last 2 years)
4128 Points ∼74% -17%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
3855 Points ∼69% -23%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
3776 Points ∼68% -24%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
6.24 fps ∼100% +47%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.28 fps ∼85% +25%
Average of class Convertible
  (0.7 - 15.2, n=58, last 2 years)
4.73 fps ∼76% +12%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (3.75 - 6.06, n=3)
4.68 fps ∼75% +10%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
4.24 fps ∼68% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
4.24 fps ∼68%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
3.92 fps ∼63% -8%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
Intel Core i5-8265U
3.51 fps ∼56% -17%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Convertible
  (46.9 - 172, n=43, last 2 years)
67.5 s * ∼100% -36%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
56.86 s * ∼84% -14%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
54.9 s * ∼81% -10%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (49.8 - 61.3, n=3)
54.6 s * ∼81% -10%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
51.6 s * ∼76% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
49.8 s * ∼74%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
49.6 s * ∼73% -0%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Convertible
  (0.504 - 1.759, n=44, last 2 years)
0.752 sec * ∼100% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.717 sec * ∼95% -11%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.715 sec * ∼95% -11%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (0.64 - 0.76, n=3)
0.682 sec * ∼91% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
0.647 sec * ∼86%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.608 sec * ∼81% +6%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.574 sec * ∼76% +11%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
195 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
753 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
96.38 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
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System Performance

Thanks to the modern processor, the fast iGPU, sufficient amount of RAM, and the PCIe-SSD, the X1 Titanium Yoga is a very responsive system and we did not notice any problems during our review period. Inputs are executed without noticeable delays and it is enjoyable to use in everyday situations. The benchmark results are decent and confirm that the comparatively slow CPU performance is no bottleneck in practice.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5009 Points ∼100% +34%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4867 Points ∼97% +30%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (3744 - 4530, n=3)
4266 Points ∼85% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
3744 Points ∼75%
Average of class Convertible
  (681 - 6844, n=73, last 2 years)
3379 Points ∼67% -10%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
3103 Points ∼62% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
2999 Points ∼60% -20%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
2667 Points ∼53% -29%
Productivity
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
7207 Points ∼100% +9%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
6872 Points ∼95% +4%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6797 Points ∼94% +3%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6772 Points ∼94% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
6602 Points ∼92%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (6155 - 6602, n=3)
6322 Points ∼88% -4%
Average of class Convertible
  (1881 - 8653, n=73, last 2 years)
6204 Points ∼86% -6%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
5916 Points ∼82% -10%
Essentials
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
10372 Points ∼100%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
10023 Points ∼97% -3%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9864 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (9482 - 10372, n=3)
9863 Points ∼95% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9652 Points ∼93% -7%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
8987 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Convertible
  (3258 - 10700, n=73, last 2 years)
8470 Points ∼82% -18%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
8270 Points ∼80% -20%
Score
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4983 Points ∼100% +9%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4955 Points ∼99% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4554 - 4640, n=3)
4603 Points ∼92% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
4554 Points ∼91%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4251 Points ∼85% -7%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
4133 Points ∼83% -9%
Average of class Convertible
  (1154 - 5971, n=73, last 2 years)
4005 Points ∼80% -12%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
3636 Points ∼73% -20%
PCMark 10 Score
4554 points
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DPC Latency

Our standardized DPC Latency test revealed some issues, which is why the X1 Titanium Yoga is no suited for real-time audio applications. However, we did not see any dropped frames during the playback of a 4K YouTube video. Maybe Lenovo can improve the situation with an update; we did not experience any problems in this section when we reviewed the ThinkPad X1 Yoga.

LatencyMon - Main
LatencyMon - Main
LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
2472.9 μs * ∼100% -72%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
1739.33 μs * ∼70% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
1436.7 μs * ∼58%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
931.6 μs * ∼38% +35%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
584.5 μs * ∼24% +59%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices - M.2-2242 with PCIe 3.0 x4

Lenovo uses a compact M.2-2242 SSD, which is attached via PCIe 3.0 x4 interface. Our test unit was equipped with a 512 GB drive from Toshiba (434 GB are usable after the initial set-up) and the transfer rates are decent. There are faster PCIe 3.0 drives on the market, but you will not notice the difference in practice.

Like the ThinkPad X1 Nano, the X1 Titanium Yoga is still a model year 2020 device, so it does not get a PCIe 4.0 interface, despite the modern Tiger Lake CPU. More benchmarks for the Toshiba drive and other SSD models are available in our database.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Average Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
10%
-18%
13%
-18%
16%
-21%
Write 4K
226.62
158.5
-30%
88.04
-61%
82.21
-64%
134.21
-41%
139.5
-38%
134 (72.8 - 227, n=3)
-41%
Read 4K
62.85
49.78
-21%
132.15
110%
45.7
-27%
53.44
-15%
36.38
-42%
40.4 (26.4 - 62.9, n=3)
-36%
Write Seq
1295.61
1534
18%
502.98
-61%
2000
54%
1215.96
-6%
1977
53%
1212 (823 - 1518, n=3)
-6%
Read Seq
1445.38
1464
1%
1306.33
-10%
2206
53%
1291.35
-11%
2207
53%
1372 (1169 - 1501, n=3)
-5%
Write 4K Q32T1
545.03
435.5
-20%
237.3
-56%
451.2
-17%
401.55
-26%
510
-6%
338 (113 - 545, n=3)
-38%
Read 4K Q32T1
686.7
554.1
-19%
287.35
-58%
351
-49%
491.37
-28%
387.8
-44%
491 (327 - 687, n=3)
-28%
Write Seq Q32T1
1482.7
2983.8
101%
1242.4
-16%
2982
101%
1223.5
-17%
2986
101%
1343 (1039 - 1507, n=3)
-9%
Read Seq Q32T1
2334.4
3556.7
52%
2480.4
6%
3529
51%
2314.3
-1%
3540
52%
2279 (2176 - 2334, n=3)
-2%
Write 4K Q8T8
1444.4
Read 4K Q8T8
1052.2
AS SSD
58%
-29%
45%
12%
57%
-12%
Copy Game MB/s
872.06
1130.78
30%
1724.84
98%
854 (835 - 872, n=2)
-2%
Copy Program MB/s
518.68
569.79
10%
919.95
77%
465 (410 - 519, n=2)
-10%
Copy ISO MB/s
1659.39
2191.33
32%
1644.15
-1%
1420 (1181 - 1659, n=2)
-14%
Score Total
2316
4381
89%
1420
-39%
3970
71%
3179
37%
4322
87%
2353 (1551 - 3191, n=3)
2%
Score Write
1087
2021
86%
580
-47%
2063
90%
923
-15%
2136
97%
822 (371 - 1087, n=3)
-24%
Score Read
828
1567
89%
566
-32%
1282
55%
1520
84%
1491
80%
1034 (805 - 1468, n=3)
25%
Access Time Write *
0.16
0.025
84%
0.045
72%
0.076
52%
0.168
-5%
0.018
89%
0.181 (0.16 - 0.195, n=3)
-13%
Access Time Read *
0.052
0.035
33%
0.078
-50%
0.055
-6%
0.067
-29%
0.064
-23%
0.105 (0.052 - 0.155, n=3)
-102%
4K-64 Write
779.44
1638.05
110%
438.47
-44%
1807.55
132%
698.5
-10%
1807.06
132%
557 (118 - 779, n=3)
-29%
4K-64 Read
579.94
1237.88
113%
393.74
-32%
1010.09
74%
1267.54
119%
1152.72
99%
794 (580 - 1221, n=3)
37%
4K Write
200.73
148.26
-26%
110.71
-45%
123.69
-38%
117.27
-42%
196.67
-2%
167 (124 - 201, n=3)
-17%
4K Read
57.95
56.76
-2%
62.34
8%
53.52
-8%
49.16
-15%
52.55
-9%
50.9 (47 - 58, n=3)
-12%
Seq Write
1065
2344
120%
305
-71%
1319.57
24%
1071
1%
1321.04
24%
981 (761 - 1118, n=3)
-8%
Seq Read
1898
2724
44%
1096
-42%
2187.57
15%
2030
7%
2861.05
51%
1888 (1760 - 2007, n=3)
-1%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
34% / 41%
-24% / -25%
29% / 34%
-3% / -1%
37% / 40%
-17% / -15%

* ... smaller is better

Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2334.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1482.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 686.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 545.03 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1445.38 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1295.61 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 62.85 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 226.62 MB/s

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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: Ø2167 (1910.72-2220.22)

GPU Performance

GPU-Z Iris Xe Graphics G7
GPU-Z Iris Xe Graphics G7

The efficient i7-1160G7 UP4 Tiger Lake processor is also equipped with the fast Iris Xe Graphics G7 with 96 EUs. Compared to regular UP3 chips, however, the maximum core clock of the GPU is lower at 1100 MHz (1300 MHz @ Core i7-1165G7). The iGPU benefits from the fast quad-channel memory. Depending on the benchmark, the X1 Titanium Yoga is between 7-17% slower than the average score for the Xe Graphics G7 in our database. The less expensive Core i5-1130G7 UP4 chip is equipped with the slightly slower version of the Iris Xe Graphics G7 (80 EUs).

The iGPU is well-suited for everyday tasks and thanks to the efficient video decoder, it handles high resolution playback with ease. We can also see a big improvement, because while the GPU load during the playback of a 4K YouTube video was more than 50% with the old UHD Graphics, we can now see little more than 30%. AMD's iGPUs are also beaten in this regard (more than 60% GPU load). The Intel iGPU supports Quick Sync, so it is possible to encode videos efficiently if the software supports it.

Similar to the CPU performance we can see a GPU performance drop after a while. The 3DMark Fire Strike stress test is not passed at 83.6%, so there is a deficit of ~16%. The performance is identical on battery power. More benchmarks with the Iris Xe Graphics G7 and comparisons with other iGPUs are available here.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6830 Points ∼100% +23%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6658 Points ∼97% +20%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (5018 - 7090, n=27)
6385 Points ∼93% +15%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1160G7
5554 Points ∼81%
Average of class Convertible
  (429 - 17421, n=76, last 2 years)
3690 Points ∼54% -34%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
1906 Points ∼28% -66%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1876 Points ∼27% -66%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8265U
1789 Points ∼26% -68%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1562 Points ∼100% +20%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1546 Points ∼99% +19%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1032 - 1670, n=32)
1426 Points ∼91% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1160G7
1298 Points ∼83%
Average of class Convertible
  (91 - 5126, n=54, last 2 years)
874 Points ∼56% -33%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
380 Points ∼24% -71%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8265U
365 Points ∼23% -72%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
5384 Points ∼100% +15%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (3279 - 5848, n=31)
4908 Points ∼91% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1160G7
4686 Points ∼87%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
4669 Points ∼87% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (311 - 13158, n=73, last 2 years)
2620 Points ∼49% -44%
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8265U
1216 Points ∼23% -74%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1210 Points ∼22% -74%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
1207 Points ∼22% -74%
3DMark 11 Performance
5951 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3987 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1415 points
Help

Gaming Performance

The new Iris Xe Graphics G7 can handle some games, but the performance will drop a bit after a couple of minutes. You should focus on less demanding or older titles. F1 2020, for example, only runs smoothly at low settings, while you can use our medium preset for Witcher 3 and DOTA 2. More gaming benchmarks for the Iris Xe Graphics are available in our tech section.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G: Ø40.7 (32-54)
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 56 40.7 22.8 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 82.9 45.2 34 33.2 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 34.4 28.6 25.5 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 26 15 fps
F1 2020 (2020) 49 33 fps

Emissions - Lenovo uses reduced version of the speakers

System Noise

Both the X1 Nano as well as the X1 Titanium Yoga use one fan, but the heat pipe of the X1 Titanium Yoga is much smaller. The lower cooling solution is therefore not surprising, but it also affects the fan. Depending on the performance profile, the fan will spin up pretty quickly in short peak load situations, even though the murmur is not annoying. The overall noise level is even a bit lower compared to the X1 Nano, and the maximum noise during the stress test is not sustained for a long time. As soon as the TDP has leveled off at 12W, the fan noise drops from 35.8 dB(A) to 32.7 dB(A). We did not hear any other electronic noises.

Noise Level

Idle
25.1 / 25.1 / 27.1 dB(A)
Load
32.7 / 35.8 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 25.1 dB(A)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga G1 20QA001RGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UCS03S00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
HP Elite Dragonfly-8MK79EA
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Fujitsu LifeBook U9310X
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon 13 ITL
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
Noise
-10%
-9%
-2%
-10%
-12%
-5%
off / environment *
25.1
29.4
-17%
29.5
-18%
25.8
-3%
29.4
-17%
28.7
-14%
24.9
1%
Idle Minimum *
25.1
29.4
-17%
29.5
-18%
25.9
-3%
29.4
-17%
28.7
-14%
24.9
1%
Idle Average *
25.1
29.4
-17%
30
-20%
25.9
-3%
29.4
-17%
28.7
-14%
26.3
-5%
Idle Maximum *
27.1
30.6
-13%
30.3
-12%
25.9
4%
30.7
-13%
30.6
-13%
31.8
-17%
Load Average *
32.7
33.7
-3%
31.6
3%
26.4
19%
32.6
-0%
37.3
-14%
34.3
-5%
Witcher 3 ultra *
32.7
36.9
-13%
37.3
-14%
34.3
-5%
Load Maximum *
35.8
33.7
6%
31.6
12%
41.5
-16%
33.7
6%
37.3
-4%
37.5
-5%

* ... smaller is better

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