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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Review Rundown

Lenovo | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 24 Apr 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano
  • Lightweight and light for a ThinkPad
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Excellent battery life
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

Lenovo has made the ThinkPad X1 Nano the smallest and lightest ThinkPad ever. At just under 2 lbs (907g), it does not sacrifice performance, thanks to the 11th-gen Intel Core processors on the Intel Evo platform. There are a few downsides to consider, however, like its limited ports and small touchpad.
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

gizmodo[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Gizmodo have found the following[***]:
This ultra-thin laptop is the lightest Lenovo makes. It's exactly 1.99 pounds (907 grams) but is as capable as a laptop twice its size. True Lenovo fans will enjoy the backlit scissor-lift keyboard. Media professionals will want to look elsewhere if they're planning on rendering video.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 13-inch screen
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent keyboard and trackpad
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The ThinkPad X1 Nano is the smallest and lightest ThinkPad ever. It uses a so-far unusual version of Intel's latest 11th-gen Tiger Lake CPU, the Core i7-1160G7. It's not the fastest Tiger Lake laptop, but it's not as far behind as the CPU specifications might indicate.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek, lightweight design
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Very good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

laptopmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
Weighing only 2 pounds, the X1 Nano is the lightest ThinkPad laptop ever. The base model costs $1,349 and is equipped with an 11th Generation Intel Core i5-1130G7 CPU. What it lacks in speed is made up for by outstanding battery life.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek, lightweight design
  • Snappy keyboard
  • Military-grade durability
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Limited ports
  • Small touchpad

notebookcheck[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Lenovo expands its ThinkPad X1-series with the new 13-inch X1 Nano. It is the first ThinkPad that returns to a 16:10-inch screen. The smaller chassis also results in a reduced keyboard size. Lenovo offers two processors from Intel's current Tiger Lake generation.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Matte 16:10-inch screen
  • Good input devices
  • Good battery life
  • Good keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Key travel is only 1.5 mm
  • Only one USB-A port

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The ThinkPad X1 Nano replaces the Carbon's 14-inch screen with a 13-inch panel. It has a quad-core, 2.1GHz (4.4GHz turbo) Core i7-1160G7 CPU and double the memory and storage. The Nano's non-touch IPS screen offers an above-average 450 nits of brightness.
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Pros[**]
  • Stunning 16:10 display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Only two Thunderbolt/USB-C ports
  • Only one HDMI port

techradar[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano is incredibly lightweight, starting at just 1.99 lbs (0.907 kg) It has a somewhat smaller battery than some other Ultrabooks we've tested lately, but it is Intel Evo certified. The keyboard is comfortable to type on and the keys have good travel, so they feel responsive. The only criticism we have of the keyboard is the placement of the Function (Fn) key.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Lightweight and lightweight
  • Powerful Core i5-1130G7 and 256GB PCIe SSD
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Lacks a lot of ports

theverge[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Theverge have found the following[***]:
The ThinkPad X1 Nano is the lightest ThinkPad Lenovo has ever made. It has a 16:10 screen and a new 11th Gen Intel processor. There are a few enhanced security features, including a match-on-chip fingerprint reader. You're paying a premium for the Nano's weight and the extra business features.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Fingerprint reader and dTPM 2.0
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Not the lightest ThinkPad on the market

tomsguide[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano is one of Lenovo's newest inventions. The newest design offers a great battery life, a 13-inch, 2K display and a punchy keyboard. It's a great choice for business-focused users, especially if you want one of the lightest notebooks around.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Great battery life
  • Bright, vivid 2K display
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Solid performance
Cons[**]
  • Dull speakers
  • Limited ports

tomshardware[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The ThinkPad X1 Nano shrinks everything great about the Carbon down to an even more portable size. Starting at $1,349 ($1,847 as tested), it's an imminently lappable productivity powerhouse. Lenovo was able to pack in a generous 48 Whr battery and a keyboard with solid key travel.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Super thin and light
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Lacks USB Type-A ports

references

  1. 1. ^ Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Nano Takes the Lightest Laptop Crown. Gizmodo. 2021-02-24. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano review: This 2-pound ThinkPad is a winner. Digitaltrends. 2021-02-13. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano review. Laptopmag. 2021-02-04. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Laptop Review - Less than 1 kg for the Business Subnotebook with LTE. Notebookcheck. 2021-02-03. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  5. 5. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Review. Pcmag. 2021-02-10. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  6. 6. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano review. Techradar. 2021-04-07. Retrieved 2021-04-09.
  7. 7. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano review: light it up. Theverge. 2021-03-17. Retrieved 2021-04-24.
  8. 8. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano review: This 2-pound laptop is shockingly good. Tomsguide. 2021-03-15. Retrieved 2021-03-12.
  9. 9. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Review: Super-Slim Workhorse. Tomshardware. 2021-03-03. Retrieved 2021-03-12.
  10. *. 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.
  11. **. 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.
  12. ***. 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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