Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018-20LD0017US
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018-20LD0017US
Source: Laptop Media
The third year in a row, Lenovo is making a great job with delivering what is to be expected from the ThinkPad X1 Yoga. Moreover, they’ve done so without doing any major overhaul of the design – something rarely seen (successfully) on a laptop. Of course – car makers have long been doing this – take the Lada Niva for example. So basically we can say that the ThinkPad X1 Yoga is the Lada Niva of laptops? Feel free to quote us on this one.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/14/2019
I can recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga to just about anyone. If you're a gamer, get a gaming PC. If you're looking to edit video, get a mobile workstation. If you just want a tablet, get a detachable. But this convertible is for the 99% of people that aren't covered in those categories. It's just a great, all-around productivity machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 95%
The 3rd-gen ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a great addition to Lenovo’s expansive X1 lineup, offering many of the great features from the X1 Carbon, but with a flexible display and dedicated stylus. For users who seek the style and performance of the X1 Carbon, but with tablet-like functionality added into the mix, the X1 Yoga is a great option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) remains an excellent convertible laptop -- definitely up there in the top tier. It's slightly larger and heavier than the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen), with thicker screen bezels, but brings 360-degree screen rotation to the ThinkPad X1 range.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga continues to be a top choice for a business-class two-in-one, but all-day battery life will require dialing back on its premium options.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Ubergizmo English
The Lenovo X1 Yoga is not designed to compete on price. This line of product never has. However, if you factor in a few hours of downtime for a worker, small price variations may not be a sway factor in the grand scheme of things.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: PC Mag
With its combination of a staid black appearance and a 4K HDR screen, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga convertible laptop straddles the line between sublime business machine and movie lover's dream.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (starting at $1,679, tested at $2,739) is a very good 2-in-1 business notebook. Its amazing 14-inch 2K HDR display and durable design make it look and feel great, while its stellar performance makes it a perfect tool in your quest for productivity. Also, Lenovo's sweetened the deal with an integrated webcam slider, for added privacy. Unfortunately, a subpar battery life and exorbitant price tag might give even the most eager executive a cause for pause. Still, this is one business laptop you'll need to consider when you're shopping for a new one.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a premium business laptop, an ultralight 2-in-1 laptop. It adapts to every situation with four flexible modes to work, present, create, and connect. It features a built-in, rechargeable pen, with full Inking supported in all Office 2016 apps. Tested against 12 military-grade requirements and passing more than 200 quality checks, the X1 Yoga is engineered to survive the bumps and bruises of life. As for the design, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) has a very similar industrial design to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen), featuring a sleek, solid shell encasing a traditional Lenovo keyboard, plus top-end specifications. The ThinkPad logo is recessed into the lid and painted a reflective black. The red dot over the 'i' pulsates when the laptop is charging, also when the lid is closed, but the machine is on. Meanwhile, a distinctive 'X1' logo sits on the opposite diagonal of the lid. The Yoga requires more screen bezel to promote usability in tablet mode. It is, therefore, a bit larger, measuring 333 mm in width x 229 mm in depth x 17.05 mm in thickness. It is also significantly heavier, weighing 3.1 pounds - compare that to the X1 Carbon's 2.5 pounds. Be it the traditional Black refined look of ThinkPad, or the modern appeal of Silver, the new X1 Yoga is available in two colors to suit every user’s style.
The X1 Yoga is the world's only business laptop available with an OLED display. The display colors look more vibrant. The contrast between dark and light areas is also significantly sharper. So whether users are creating a presentation or watching a video, they are sure to be dazzled by this 14″ display. The most expensive model sports LTE mobile broadband, NFC, Dolby Vision and 500 nits screen brightness (the other variants top out at 300 nits). The big advantage of Dolby Vision are brighter colors and darker blacks, which are especially effective in video footage. The 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) runs on 8th-generation Intel Core i5/i7 processors with 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM and SSD storage of up to 1 TB. The components are fast performers when it comes to most productivity tasks, but the user will not be using them to play many games. As for battery life, it was almost exactly the same as on the Carbon, lasting 15 and a half hours. The X1 Yoga also comes with Lenovo's ThinkPad Pen Pro stylus, which sits in a slot near the fingerprint reader. That makes it a particularly useful machine for anyone who has grown used to jotting down notes or marking up images and presentations with Windows Ink. The stylus is very responsive on the X1 Yoga's touchscreen. As for other components, the X1 Yoga has a physical privacy shutter to block its 720p webcam. When it comes to ports, there are two USB-C Thunderbolt 3.0 sockets, two traditional USB-3.0 connections, a full-sized HDMI port, a headphone/mic jack, and microSD and Micro-SIM slots around the back.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
86%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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