Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga G8 i7-1355U
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Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga G8 i7-1355U
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga G8 has arrived with new and faster Intel Raptor Lake options. Unfortunately, it doesn't do much else to address the issues on last year's ThinkPad X1 Yoga G7.
Source: Laptop Media
Support, online available, Short, Date: 11/14/2023
Source: Laptop Media
The input devices are another key selling point. The backlit keyboard is cozy for typing and it’s also quiet. The touchpad is smooth and fast. The I/O looks good with its two Thunderbolt 4 ports and Nano-SIM card slot for optional 4G or 5G connectivity. Despite the good portability, the performance for a laptop with a Raptor Lake U chip seems normal. In our case, the Core i7-1355U can maintain high P and E core clocks in short and Medium loads at the expense of up to 94°C temperature. Still, the keyboard doesn’t feel scoring hot during 100% CPU stress and the fans aren’t too noisy. Yes, the comfort under load is on point. Just like many other small and thin devices, the memory is soldered. This isn’t a big issue since the maximum possible capacity is 64GB of LPDDR5x-6000 MHz. Unfortunately, there is just one M.2 slot for Gen 4 SSDs. The autonomous life on a single charge is good for a notebook with a 4K OLED panel and a 57Wh battery – 8 hours and 20 minutes of Web browsing, or 7 hours and 9 minutes of video playback.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2023
Source: Tom's Guide
Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 8 is built for business, sacrificing frills on the altar of productivity. It's a little pricier than competitors that have it beat on performance, can't handle games, and is a bit dull to look at, to boot. And that's okay! That "ThinkPad" pedigree, while arguably mostly a branding exercise, provides a value that's harder to measure than synthetic benchmarks and discrete GPUs. A simple design, bloat-free user experience, and the durable chassis are part of that premium that sets business-class hardware apart. I'd argue it's worth paying extra for that — mostly. The folding hinge is arguably useful to many, but I've also found the full tablet experience I get from Microsoft's Surface lineup to be more my speed, and would lean towards the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11 instead.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/24/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Mag
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga isn't the bargain that Lenovo's 14-inch Yoga 9i or Lenovo Yoga 7i Gen 7 are, but business laptops cost more than consumer models when individually priced. Our Gen 8 review unit doesn't have Intel vPro manageability, but it has MIL-STD 810H sturdiness and a three-year courier or carry-in warranty as distinct advantages over civilian convertibles. If you (or your company's fleet-buying discount) can afford it, the X1 Yoga is a splendid office 2-in-1 that stands proudly alongside the superlative X1 Carbon. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 8 is considerably more impressive—and not much more expensive—than Lenovo's small-business 2-in-1, the Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga Gen 3, and it earns our Editors' Choice award in the category.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/21/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
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.
i7-1355U: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 2 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 12 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.2 to 5 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» 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.
83.33%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
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