Lenovo X12 Detachable Review Rundown

Lenovo | Published on 22 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 18 Apr 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer


Photo of Lenovo X12 Detachable
  • Compact 2-in-1
  • Good battery life
  • Good keyboard and touchpad
  • Not as fast as the Surface Pro 7


The ThinkPad X12 Detachable is a 2-in-1 with the same form factor as the Surface Pro 7+. Thanks to Intel's new 11th-gen Core processors, the new X12 Detachable brings a Thunderbolt 4 / USB 4.0 port with even faster connectivity compared to Thunderbolt 3. It further includes 4G LTE WWAN besides WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 to ensure high-speed wireless connection wherever you go.
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.



Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The ThinkPad X12 Detachable is Lenovo's first detachable tablet in almost three years. The price includes both the detachable keyboard and an Active Pen. It's almost the same size as the Surface Pro 7, within a few millimeters in every dimension. The ThinkPad's wireless connectivity is built around Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.
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  • Lightweight and durable
  • Long battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard and Active Pen included
  • Not as bright as the Surface Pro 7


Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The ThinkPad X12 Detachable is a 2-in-1 with the same form factor as the Surface Pro 7+. While it serves the same purpose as the Pro 7, the X12 has a very different look and feel. There are a few shortcomings — the speakers and cameras aren't great and there is no USB Type-A port.
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  • Bright and vivid 12.3-inch display
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Long battery life
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Lenovo embraces a classic ThinkPad look with the X12 Gen 1. The ThinkPad X12 Detachable Gen 1 is clad in ThinkPad black with two metallic hinges for the kickstand in the back. Lenovo offers nearly the entire UP4 Tiger Lake portfolio in the Think Pad X12.
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  • Very good input devices
  • Very good battery life
  • Good keyboard
  • Good performance
  • Only one screen option
  • Only one USB Type-C port


Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
Lenovo's flagship ThinkPad tablet was discontinued for a few years, but now it's back in the form of the new ThinkPad X12 Detachable (starts at $1,149) This Windows tablet is designed to compete with the Microsoft Surface Pro 7, and based on our first look at it this week, it's ready to give Redmond some serious competition.
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  • Attractive design
  • Long battery life
  • Two USB Type-C ports
  • Integrated kickstand
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from Tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The ThinkPad X12 Detachable brings ThinkPad power and features to the detachable space. At 11.15 x 8.01 x 0.57 inches, it's well on par with similar detachables like the Surface Pro 7. While it fell behind our XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible in some of our tests, it generally kept up with the latest 13-inch HP Spectre x360.
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  • Attractive design with magnetic folio keyboard
  • Long battery life
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Nothing in particular


  1. 1. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable review: The Surface Pro has met its match. Digitaltrends. 2021-03-31. Retrieved 2021-04-01.
  2. 2. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable review. Laptopmag. 2021-03-20. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
  3. 3. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable Gen 1 Review: Laptop tablet hybrid with LTE & Tiger Lake UP4. Notebookcheck. 2021-04-17. Retrieved 2021-04-18.
  4. 4. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable Preview. Pcmag. 2021-01-13. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  5. 5. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable Review: Think Small. Tomshardware. 2021-03-19. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
  6. *. 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.
  7. **. 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.
  8. ***. 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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