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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 Review Rundown

LenovoPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 Laptop
Neoscore* 82%
  • Beautiful 4K UHD display
  • Excellent keyboard and trackPoint
  • Excellent battery life
  • Good keyboard and TrackPoint
  • Slightly heavier than the X1 Carbon

Summary

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is essentially the business version of Lenovo's premium Yoga C940. It has a beautiful 4K display, which is probably not worth the power penalty for most users. Lenovo thankfully offers three other options including a low-power 380-nit full-HD display that should deliver much better battery life.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The X1 Yoga is essentially the business version of Lenovo's premium Yoga C940. With dual 360-degree hinges and the included active pen, it's great as a laptop. A fingerprint reader comes standard and it stores and processes your print on its own system-on-a-chip.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 4K UHD display with Dolby Vision HDR400
  • Great keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Battery life could be better

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
Lenovo took a hard turn away from the classic ThinkPad look and feel. The X1 Yoga has a very nice 14-inch 4K UHD display option. There's an infrared camera up top for facial recognition, which is disabled when you use the ThinkShutter to physically cover the webcam.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 4K UHD display
  • Excellent audio
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Smaller bezels than the X1 Carbon

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Lenovo uses very similar magnesium and aluminum materials between its flagship consumer convertible and flagship business convertible. The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is the heavier model by about 100 g due to the glass touchscreen and metal chassis compared to the carbon fiber makeup of the X1 Carbon. There are no Intel AX200/201 options meaning no Wi-Fi 6 connectivity despite the high asking price.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek, premium design
  • Full-size USB Type-C port
  • Excellent keyboard and trackPoint
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Loud under load
  • Keyboard is too small and spongy
  • Thick bezels

pcmag[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 is Lenovo's flagship 2-in-1 convertible laptop. It has a generously sized 14-inch screen and a quite portable 3-pound weight. The specific configuration reviewed here, with a 4K screen, a 1TB SSD, and vPro support, is very expensive at $2,507.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Smaller, lighter, and more capable than the previous-gen ThinkPad X1 Yoga
  • 4K screen with Dolby Vision HDR support
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Short battery life
  • Only one USB Type-C port

references

2. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 review: So metal. digitaltrends. 2019-11-05 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 (2019) Review. pcmag. 2019-09-18 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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