CES 2018 | Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga refresh shipping this month for $1900 USD
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Alongside the slew of other ThinkPad reveals this week, Lenovo will also be updating its 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Yoga lineup for the 2018 calendar year. The new 3rd generation model will integrate the exact same additional features as on the upcoming 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon including the 500-nit Dolby Vision HDR display option, new 360-degree microphones with Wake on Voice, and the mechanical ThinkShutter slider to cover up the webcam when not in use. Proper quad-core Kaby Lake-R processors will be available as well whereas the 2017 SKUs were limited up to the Core i7-7600U.
Other than the above changes, the 2018 model will utilize the same chassis as the 2017 model and so users can expect the exact same dimensions, feel, and connectivity features. Both the integrated stylus and LTE-A radio are thankfully still present as they are key advantages to the X1 Yoga lineup. The 13.3-inch HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2, for example, has no convenient recess for holding onto the stylus and is almost as heavy as the X1 Yoga (1.3 kg vs. 1.4 kg) despite the latter offering a larger 14-inch screen.
The 3rd generation ThinkPad X1 Yoga is launching simultaneously with the 6th generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon this month for around $1900 USD in both Black and Silver color options. We recommend checking out our existing review on the 2nd generation ThinkPad X1 Yoga here for more information on the chassis and hardware since the two generations are visually identical. Note that Lenovo will be dropping the OLED panel completely from its 2018 lineup.