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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018-20LE002CMHProcessor: Intel Core i5 8350U, Intel Core i7 8550U, Intel Core i7 8650U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch
Weight: 1.4kg, 1.42kg, 1.423kg
Price: 1799, 2200, 2300 euro
Average Score: 83.87% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 16 reviews)
: - %, performance: 78%, features: 74%, display: 88%
mobility: 80%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 94%, emissions: 93%

 

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Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018-20LES01W00Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018-20LES01W00
Processor: Intel Core i7 8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 1.423kg
Price: 1799 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

88.4% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018 (i7-8550U, HDR WQHD) Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
State of the Art. Lenovo's new, classy (and expensive) convertible from the ThinkPad business series has amped up its hardware. Of course, one of the highlights is the HDR-capable Dolby Vision display, but the up-to-date port selection also puts the device in a great position. The manufacturer has made (almost) no mistakes - we only found one little point of criticism towards the end of the test.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga review: The best keyboard in a convertible laptop
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Lenovo X1 Yoga is the best laptop you can buy for typing. ThinkPad laptops' reputations for quality isn't like some folks' obsession with vinyl. There's no nostaglic retro ritual element here. The keyboard is just great.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2018
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) review: A multi-functional business 2-in-1
Source: It Pro English
Combining the power and functionality of the ThinkPad range with the versatility and flexibility of the Yoga family, Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga offers an appealing proposition for business users, although it's let down by a disappointing battery life and some unfortunate thermal issues.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen)
Source: Hexus English
Taking the venerable ThinkPad X1 Carbon and adding a 360º hinge should result in one of the best convertible laptops that money can buy, but the transformation isn't quite so straightforward.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/04/2018
84% ThinkPad X1 Yoga review (2018): Flexibility comes at a cost
Source: Engadget English
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is meant for business users who want something more than a traditional laptop. It’s different modes are genuinely useful, but you’ll pay for that with extra weight.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 84%
Hands-on review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018)
Source: V3.co.uk English
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga offers the same innovative design as previous Yoga products but with a significant performance upgrade. In our short experience with it, we found it fun to use with fast and responsive performance, but it did still feel a little too chunky compared to some of the other devices we've tested over the last week, especially for those wanting a portable machine.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2018
82% Test Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018 : le convertible idéal pour les pros
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 82%
Test, recenzja, opinia – Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga – doskonałe narzędzie dla pracownika z działu IT!
Source: 90 Sekund Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; premium design; excellent display. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/25/2018

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018-20LD0017US

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

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018-20LD0017USNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018-20LD0017US
Processor: Intel Core i7 8650U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 2300 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen review – a robust industrial convertible
Source: Laptop Media English
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
95% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga with Dolby Vision review: It's the best of the best
Source: Neowin English
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%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd-gen Review: a flexible business ultrabook
Source: Slashgear English
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%
85% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) review: A top-quality convertible laptop for business
Source: Zdnet.com English
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%
82% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) review:
Source: CNet English
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%
90% Lenovo X1 Yoga Review (2018, Gen3)
Source: Ubergizmo English 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%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018)
Source: PC Mag English
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%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018-20LE002CMH

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018-20LE002CMHNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018-20LE002CMH
Processor: Intel Core i5 8350U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 1.42kg
Price: 2200 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review
Source: Think Digit English
The 2018 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a fine business tool if you seek speed, flexibility, and comfort in portable computing. It’s expensive, but makes itself worth considering if your shortlist contains the likes of the Microsoft Surface Pro and even the Mac. If you already use last year’s ThinkPad X1 Yoga though, and are contemplating upgrading, kindly walk away from this review.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

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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.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.8650U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.9 and 4.2 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. Intel Core i5:

8350U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.7 and 3.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.
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1.4 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.423 kg:


83.87%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-04-12 (Update: 2019-04-30)