Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019-20QGS00A00
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In a whole new look, Lenovo presents the flagship of its Convertible ThinkPads, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019. The new, more compact aluminum case is convincing in the test, as well as many other features of the new X1 Yoga Gen 4. However, it has a flaw we did not expect. What this is, you will read in this detailed review!
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Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 83% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 83%
Model: The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 is a direct delineation from the critically acclaimed Lenovo ThinkPad series whereby this specific lineup of laptop models has particularly garnered much positive reception from many users of various walks of life. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 is distinguished in its own when compared to its family line by sharing its namesake qualities through the feature of a 360 degree hinge. Apart from that, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 is also designed with a specific vision in mind. It is targeted towards a very specific demography which will undoubtedly be able to tap into the full potential of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 should the device be explored properly.
First and foremost, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 differs in terms of design among all the ThinkPad models that came before this particular model. It does not need to take the keenest or sharpest eyes to point out that the case color of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 is inherently lighter in shade and hue than the conventional black color in the brand’s series long-running line. The dark gray color is a nice and refreshing change to see. It is mostly attributed to the materials which are used in the construction of the laptop model itself. Instead of the combination of magnesium and carbon-fiber plastic, the usage of aluminum in the construction of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 is thoroughly capitalized in order to create a brand new look for its users.
Aside from a quirky move-away in terms of choice of colors, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019’s main selling point is its technical nature as a convertible. The integration of a 360 degree hinge enables the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 to assume a multitude of positions in accordance to the user’s level of comfort. The aluminum material used in the construction of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 complements the 360 degree hinge feature very well. Being a convertible in itself, the inclusion of a digitizer pen or stylus is essential. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019 houses a silo in which the digitizer pen can be slotted in. This is a rather convenient and practical solution as to where the digitizer pen should be stored once it has been used to accomplish a task at hand. Not only that, the digitizer pen is rechargeable and can be conveniently done so when it is placed within the silo.
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