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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold 16

Specifications

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold 16
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold 16 (Thinkpad X1 Fold Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1250U 10 x 0.8 - 4.7 GHz, 31 W PL2 / Short Burst, 17 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Core: 950 MHz, Memory: 2600 MHz, LPDDR5, 31.0.101.4255
Memory
16 GB 
, LPDDR5-5200, Dual-Channel, 32-24-24-52
Display
16.30 inch 4:3, 2560 x 2024 pixel 200 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, Sharp LJ163B1JX01, OLED, LEN4148, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-M PCH
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-M PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 3 DisplayPort, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Accelerometer
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.6 x 345.7 x 276.2 ( = 0.34 x 13.61 x 10.87 in)
Battery
64 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: 1440p30
Primary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, 2 W x3, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Bluetooth keyboard, kickstand, Precision Pen 2, Lenovo Commercial Vantage, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
1.919 kg ( = 67.69 oz / 4.23 pounds), Power Supply: 254 g ( = 8.96 oz / 0.56 pounds)
Price
3900 USD

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 72.2% - average
Average of 12 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 82%, features: 62%, display: 92% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 92%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold 16

84.4% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 laptop review: Unfolding the future | Notebookcheck
The 2021 ThinkPad X1 Fold 13 felt like an early experiment with a lot of rough edges and performance limitations. Fast-forward a few years and Lenovo's second attempt at a foldable ThinkPad feels much more refined and competitive against traditional clamshell laptops.
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 Review
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 is a bit of a mixed bag, offering both highs and lows for the nascent foldable category. The build quality is superb, but the performance falls slightly flat. It's a shame that this stellar design is hampered by performance issues (most of them due to the older Intel silicon and the necessary limitations of having the whole computing apparatus behind a tablet-thickness screen), but its quality is undeniably top-notch. We use the term "proof of concept" a lot when discussing these pioneering folding-screen laptops, but the X1 Fold does the job better than any I've seen. As a physical device, it proves to me that foldables can work, though there's still plenty of room to grow and refine. If you want an all-screen system, the Editors' Choice-award-winning Asus Zenbook Duo does it better with a twin-screen design, great test scores, and a low price. But if you want to know what the foldable future looks and feels like, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 is it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 review: The best foldable PC you can buy
Source: It Pro English
As a foldable PC, regardless of our feelings toward their place in the business world, the ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 is an amazing device. It's snappy, it's innovative, it's versatile, and we just love that crisp screen. If we ran a business and had all the money in the world to play with, we might well consider it. Unfortunately, the price is the clear stumbling block with the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 16. While businesses might be eligible for a discount if brought in bulk, it would have to be a massive reduction to make the $2,500 starting price more palatable.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2024
Rating: Total score: 100%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 review: setting the bar for foldables
Source: The Verge English
Even with the stylus covering one of the three vents in laptop mode (there’s only one spot where it can magnetically attach, and that’s it), the Fold never got hotter than a lukewarm bath. The CPU’s power draw is capped at 26W, even though it’s designed to draw up to 29W. The chassis never went above 31 degrees Celsius, either, so I could comfortably leave it flat on my lap for an hour while Bob Ross helped me brush up on my digital painting skills. Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 Gen 1 has set the bar as the foldable laptop to beat, even if the keyboard and folio are critical add-ons to an already not-cheap laptop. The only other folding screen laptops that could provide a comparable experience are the HP Spectre Fold and LG Gram Fold, but the latter is only available in South Korea, and we have not tested the former — not to mention that the Spectre Fold is twice the price of the ThinkPad Fold.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2024
Rating: Total score: 70%
89% ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 review: A great 2nd effort with some work yet to be done
Source: Techaeris English
The bottom line on the ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 is this. There are a ton of really great improvements to this new attempt at a folding PC from Lenovo. I give them a lot of credit for addressing many of the previous issues and improving things. I am not convinced that we’re at a consumer level place for folding PCs yet. So it makes sense that they’re starting with their business line of laptops for this run of folding displays. I would recommend the ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 for the business person who is an early adopter and is OK with some of the sacrifices that have to be made here. This certainly is not a device for gamers, heavy content creators, or mom-and-pop consumers. But it is still fascinating and fun and exciting. I am eagerly awaiting to see where the tech goes from here.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2024
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 85% performance: 85% display: 95% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95%
50% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold may be the brand’s best foldable PC to date, but it has a long way to go in order to meet the quality of its rivals. The lack of built-in stand is a major oversight, and the flimsy stand accessory is a poor substitute. Even worse, Lenovo has done very little to improve the software, making the foldable design feel awkward on Windows 11. The 16.3-inch is perfectly big enough for use as a tablet, but feels way too cramped in laptop mode, limiting the appeal of its supposed versatility. Battery life is poor too. I can sympathise with Lenovo to some extent since the foldable PC form factor that’s still in its infancy, but both the Asus Zenbook Fold 17 and HP Spectre Fold have managed to solve many of these issues already.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2024
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 Gen 1 review: the best foldable laptop is still searching for its purpose
Source: Techradar English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 Gen 1 is a remarkable device in a lot of ways, offering fresh innovation and greatly improved performance over the previous model, but the question of who this laptop is meant to serve remains an open one, and for the price, this remains an expensive showpiece more than anything.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2024
Rating: Total score: 70%
53% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 review: Goes big, falls short
Source: PC World English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 Gen 1 is an ambitious but flawed attempt to bring a larger folder screen to a PC. It seems like a good idea on paper: the older ThinkPad X1 Fold 13 always felt too small, so a bigger screen seems to make sense. In practice, however, the X1 Fold 16 is too bulky for use as a tablet, yet still too small and awkward to use as a laptop. It’s best when the 16-inch screen is used with the keyboard kickstand, but even this is far from perfect, as issues like the small touchpad and highly reflective screen remain a problem. And, because the X1 Fold 16 is an innovative and unusual device, Lenovo asks a tidy sum for it, making it even more difficult to recommend. I can see a future for folding screens in PC laptops, but the X1 Fold 16 isn’t going to take them mainstream yet.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/01/2024
Rating: Total score: 53%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 Gen 1 review: A winning foldable, but at what cost?
Source: Laptop Mag English
The world of foldable laptops gets larger every day. Often pitched as the devices for early adopters, these multi-purpose machines often fail to find a good niche. The dual-display Yoga Book 9i and the Zenbook 17 Fold have both made it onto our Best 2-in-1 and Best 17-inch laptop pages but they haven’t made it to the top of either category, and only the Zenbook is a proper foldable laptop. As a business machine, the ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 is perhaps positioned better than its competitors because its flexibility matches the current hybrid work environment better than a standard laptop might. And yet, it still comes with outdated hardware and insufficient battery life, which make it difficult to recommend even as a work machine. That said, it is cheaper than the HP Spectre Fold’s ridiculous $5,000 price tag.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Fold is the most bizarre, fun, and expensive laptop I've ever tested
Source: Zdnet.com English
In the end, the X1 Fold is a laptop you should buy if you really want a ThinkPad with a folding screen. It's an incredibly cool piece of technology, one that's sure to grab the attention of everyone around you. But in day-to-day use, it's not very practical given the performance and battery life limitations. For anyone who wants something similar with better performance and battery life will want to look at the Yoga Book 9i, which is the closest thing to a folding laptop that's somewhat practical on the market today. I'm not going to lie, I'll miss the X1 Fold when I send my review unit back. Having such a big, folding screen is incredibly fun.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/17/2024
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 (2024) Review
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The X1 Fold 16 runs Windows 11 on Intel processors, has up to 32GB RAM and a 1TB SSD. The detachable keyboard can connect via Bluetooth or USB-C and it’s compatible with the Lenovo Precision Pen 1 and 2. It has a 5MP Windows Hello camera, fingerprint scanner on the keyboard and 2 battery options. It competes with the Asus Zenbook Fold and HP Spectre Foldable PC. Pricing starts at $2,500, making it currently the most affordable folding screen Windows PC.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/16/2024
60% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold (16-inch) review: a foldable flop
Source: Digital Trends English
As I used the ThinkPad X1 Fold, I was constantly disappointed in one aspect or another. The stand wasn’t reliable, which is a very bad thing when it’s meant to prop up a tablet that starts at $2,499. Lenovo’s Yoga Book 9i has a much more complicated origami stand that holds that dual-display 3-in-1 firmly in place. So, Lenovo knows how to get it right and just didn’t. I also found the clamshell mode too small and, without its keyboard, too hard to use. Performance was better than the other two foldable PCs we’ve used, but battery life was worse. The Asus Zenbook Fold 17 is less expensive with a reasonable configuration. The ThinkPad X1 Foldable isn’t the best option among today’s leading foldable PCs.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2024
Rating: Total score: 60%
A Foldable Windows PC! Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 Review
Source: Lon.TV English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/06/2024
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 Review: Top-Tier Foldable Computer Tech
Source: Slashgear English
While the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is an innovative piece of foldable technology, it's not going to be the perfect computer for everyone. If you find yourself torn between getting a tablet or a laptop, the X1 Fold is the perfect solution. It has a beautiful, large 16.3-inch OLED display to work on, internal specs that can handle simple work tasks, and multiple configurations to switch between, making it easy to work while traveling, whether you're in the car, on an airplane, or in a hotel room with a desk. When you pair the TrackPoint keyboard and Lenovo's Precision Pen with the X1 Fold, it truly creates a computer setup that's both portable and easy to use. That said, the ThinkPad X1 Fold is expensive at around $3,300, and it's not powerful enough to run graphically demanding games or other spec-hungry programs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

50% Test: Lenovos hyper-avancerede Thinkpad X1 Fold koster 40.000 kroner – og er det halve værd
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2024
Rating: Total score: 50%

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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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i7-1250U: On 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 0.8 to 4.7 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


16.30":

This range for display formats was and is a rarity. It is larger than the general standard of 15 inches, but not yet in the range of large workstations. One usually has higher screen resolutions available, but portability suffers from that.

» 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.


72.2%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


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Stefan Hinum, 2024-04- 1 (Update: 2024-04- 1)