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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 2-in-1 Laptop

MSRP 1271 USDNEX score 84%

Product Overview

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 is a premium business 2-in-1 laptop computer designed for durability and performance on the go. In its 5th incarnation, the X1 Yoga offers improved battery life, connectivity, and form factor; it is also Lenovo's first laptop to be Intel Athena Certified.
Sharing much of the design details and configurable components with the clamshell X1 Carbon Gen 8, the X1 Yoga Gen 5 is more versatile, with arguably no compromise except for the comparatively more reflective display.
In the same generation of ThinkPad X1-series lineup, Lenovo also markets the X1 Nano, X1 Extreme Gen 3, and the foldable X1 Fold.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Slim, lightweight design
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Good selection of ports
Cons
  • Pen Pro can't be pulled out when flat on table

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 84% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Gorgeous 4K screen
  • Good battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Excellent keyboard and TrackPoint stylus
Cons
  • No SD card slot
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port
  • No discrete graphics
  • No Thunderbolt 3
  • Slightly stodgy design
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Specifications

Variants:
FHD
UHD
WQHD

Connectivity

Ports
2x thunderbolt 3, 2x USB-A, HDMI, audio combo
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6, WWAN, Bluetooth 5, NFC

Construction

Battery | Capacity
51Wh
Form Factor
2-in-1 convertible
Material
CNC aluminum
Speakers
Dolby Atmos Speaker System, 4x 360-degree Microphones

Dimensions

Size | Depth
218 mm
Size | Height
15.2 mm
Size | Width
323 mm
Weight
1.35 kg

Display

FHDBrightness
400 or 500 nits
UHDBrightness
500 nits
WQHDBrightness
300 nits
Display Diagonal
14"
Display Type
IPS, optional PrivacyGuard
Resolution
FHD, WQHD, or UHD

Function

Fast Charging
Yes
UHDHDR
HDR400
Operating System
Ubuntu or Windows 10
Processor
Up to 10th gen Intel Core i7-10610U
Touch Screen
Yes

Performance

Battery Life
Up to 19.3 hours
Memory | Capacity
Up to 16GB
Memory | Type
LPDDR3
Power Supply
65 W
Storage
Up to 2TB PCIe SSD

Production

Debut
2020 CES

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score 77%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 is a more modern business laptop, but it still has a commercial heart. The 1080p screen is the better choice for most potential buyers, as it'll result in longer battery life. The included stylus is a unique feature too, one that's matched by only the Samsung Galaxy Book Flex.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent keyboard and TrackPoint stylus
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • Slightly stodgy design
  • No Thunderbolt 3

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score 96%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following***:
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 is slated to launch sometime in 2020 (no exact month has been detailed just yet), and will start at $1,599. At 3 pounds and 12.7 x 8.6 x 0.6 inches, it is incredibly light and slim, making it a perfect companion for business users who are always on the go. It offers two Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB 3.1 ports, an HDMI port, a headphone jack and a security lock slot.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek aluminum design
  • Slim and light
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No discrete graphics

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
PCMark 10 and 8 are holistic performance suites developed by the PC benchmark specialists at UL. The ThinkPad didn't win, but it cleared the 4,000-point hurdle that indicates superb productivity. The X1 Yoga averaged an extra second or two per editing operation. Its gorgeous screen still makes it a solid choice for managing digital photos.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous 4K screen
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons
  • No SD card slot
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 review: The legacy continues. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/laptop-reviews/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-yoga-gen-5-review/. 2020-08-27. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 hands on review. [laptopmag]. https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-yoga-gen-5. 2020-01-05. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-yoga-gen-5. 2021-01-21. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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