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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (20FQ / 20FR)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (20FQ / 20FR). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the battery and keyboard are on the whole positive. The performance and portability also get good views. The energy efficiency and size get mixed reviews. Some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (20FQ / 20FR) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Sebastian Bade (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017 (Core i7, OLED) Convertible Review

 

Premium convertible. Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga is clearly in a league of its own - at least as far as the price is concerned. The convertible features high-end components and a very good OLED panel. How the top-of-the-line version of the X1 Yoga with...

functional design ; sturdy chassis ; good system performance ; fast 1 TB SSD ; 16 GB RAM ; moderne port selection ; high-end input devices ; fingerprint sensor ; OLED display with great color gamut and high contrast ; active pen ; LTE module is...

very expensive ; cooling is weak ; not very expandable ; display isn't very bright ; noticeable reflection despite anti-glare coating

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017 is a powerful high-end convertible which not only stands out because of its terrific OLED display, but also because of the price: at 3300 Euro (~$3720), the ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017 is certainly no bargain. The premium...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Benjamin Herzig (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (OLED) Convertible Review

 

A class of its own. Lenovo goes all-in with the ThinkPad X1 Yoga 20FRS1VS00. The icing on the cake is the OLED screen. Our review update will find out how the flagship convertible from Lenovo performs.

light and well-built chassis ; convertible features (360 degree hinges, Wacom Digitizer) ; excellent input devices ; OLED panel with perfect contrast and huge color gamut ; long warranty

outdoor capabilities of the screen ; average battery runtime ; very high price

The X1 Yoga is a convincing overall package. It is the combination of Lenovo’s main innovation drivers, the ThinkPad X1 and Yoga. Does it earn a recommendation? The X1 Yoga with the OLED panel might mark the dawn of a new golden era for display...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Desire Athow (techradar.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga review

 

A 2-in-1 made for enterprise

QHD display ; Impressive performance ; Very well-built machine ; Active Pen bundled by default

Pricey ; Battery life is disappointing ; No bigger battery option available ; Fan almost always on during benchmarking

Lenovo has produced a 2-in-1 device which is a great all-rounder with many strong points, and the only real downsides are the price and battery life.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Bernhard Pechlaner (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 20FQ-000QUS Convertible Review

 

Yoga-ized. Lenovo's flagship business Ultrabook - the Thinkpad X1 - gets the Yoga-treatment and joins the company's every-growing stable of 2-in-1 convertibles. How the new offspring with its active stylus compares is the subject of our review.

very slim and light, good performance, 2-in-1 versatility, good keyboard / touchpad, comes with Wacom AES pen, great color / grayscale accuracy after calibration

expensive, some flexing / creaking, no USB-C, IPS display is not bright enough, just average battery life

Overall, the Lenovo X1 Yoga is a solid and well-designed business convertible, although - at a street price of $1700 for our configuration - it's far from inexpensive. The Yoga continues where the "normal" X1 has left off: the chassis is made from...

Expert review by: Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga OLED (2017) Review

 

The Lenovo X1 Yoga OLED variant features a jaw-dropping 14-inch QHD OLED display, but it also comes at a noticeable price hike. Are the improved visuals worth the extra cost? Read the full review to find out.

Vibrant colorful OLED display ; Excellent performance ; World-class keyboard ; Tons of great features

Expensive

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2nd Gen, OLED)

 

The addition of a higher-resolution OLED display makes the business-minded convertible-hybrid Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga attractive to creatives.

Brilliant, colorful screen. Comfortable backlit retractable keyboard. Full complement of ports. Built-in rechargeable stylus.

Pricey as configured. OLED screen means less battery life than the competition. Fingerprint magnet.

Bottom Line: The addition of a higher-resolution OLED display makes the business-minded convertible-hybrid Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga attractive to creatives.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2nd Gen)

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a convertible-hybrid laptop with a sturdy chassis, plenty of ports, and a handy stylus. It's a solid choice for its slightly larger than average screen, but the competition in this realm is fierce.

Comfortable backlit retractable keyboard. Built-in rechargeable stylus. Full complement of ports, including Thunderbolt 3.

Less battery life than the competition. Requires dongle for Ethernet. Fingerprint magnet.

Bottom Line: The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a convertible-hybrid laptop with a sturdy chassis, plenty of ports, and a handy stylus. It's a solid choice for its slightly larger than average screen, but the competition in this realm is fierce.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2017) Review

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is one of the best convertibles on the market and it's also one of the best business laptops. Read on to find out why.

Fantastic keyboard ; Great speakers ; Vibrant Screen ; Long lasting battery

Reflective panel ; Expensive

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is one of the best convertibles on the market and it’s also one of the best business laptops. Lenovo has done such a great job of incorporating the identities of both of these brands into a single device. Sporting a durable...

Jul, 2017

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Expert review by: Mark Coppock (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Gen 2) Review

 

If you're a ThinkPad fan and want a 2-n-1, buy this one – if not, there are other, better options

Solid build quality ; Excellent battery life ; Good keyboard, touchpad, and TrackPoint input ; Thin and light for a 14-inch 2-in-1

Expensive ; 360-degree swivel action is loud and harsh ; Full HD display is only average

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review

 

Whether you use it in laptop, tablet or tent mode, Lenovo's second-generation ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2-in-1 is a productivity powerhouse. This lightweight, 14-inch laptop combines a premium carbon-fibre chassis with a comfortable keyboard, vibrant screen,...

Long battery life; Fantastic keyboard; Vibrant screen colors; Thunderbolt 3 ports;

Slow SSD; Very reflective panel; Stiff hinge with noisy mechanism

A great keyboard, colorful screen and epic endurance make Lenovo's X1 Yoga 2-in-1 a top choice for business users.

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Conexant CX11771 / Conexant CX11852
Audio Decoders:Dolby Audio Premium
Audio system:Dolby DAX 2 / Dolby DAX2 / Dolby Home Theater / HD
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Conexant

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):52 / 56
Battery life (max):11 / 15 / 15.5 / 6.25
Battery recharge time:15.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1
Front camera signal format:720p
Rear camera:N / No

Certificates

Certification:MIL-STD-810G
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Folder)
Housing material:Carbon Fiber / Carbon fiber, Magnesium
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business / Home Office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):2000000:1 / 54000:1 / 700:1
Display brightness:270 / 300
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / OLED
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive / Infrared

Docking station

Docking station included: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y / Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:Swiss / UK English / US English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Number of pointing stick buttons:1
Number of touchpad buttons:3
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Spill resistant keyboard:Y / Yes
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 1866
Memory form factor:On-board

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G standards:DC-HSPA+, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / DC-HSPA+, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS, WCDMA / DC-HSPA+,HSDPA+,HSPA,UMTS / DC-HSPA+,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA / HSPA+ / HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA, WCDMA / HSPA,WCDMA
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / Y
SIM card support:N / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ad
WWAN:N / Y / Yes

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 2438
Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:Dolby DAX 2 / Dolby DAX2 / Dolby Home Theater / HD
L2 Cache:512
Number of WLAN antennas:2
Warranty note:Standard Warranty - 3 years OnSite, Battery Warranty - 3 years OnSite
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 / Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
WWAN module:HUAWEI ME906S

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Stylus pen:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:N / No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4b
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:N / No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1 / 2
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
L2 Cache:0.512
L3 Cache:4
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.10 / 3.4 / 3.50 / 3.9
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.6 / 2.60 / 2.70 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I5-6200U / I5-6300U / i5-7200U / i5-7300U / I7-6500U / I7-6600U / i7-7500U / i7-7600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7600 Mobile Series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1 / H0
System bus rate:4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88190 / 88192 / 88193 / 88194 / 95443 / 95451 / 97466 / 97472 / I7-6600U
Processor code:SR2EY / SR2EZ / SR2F0 / SR2F1 / SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR33Z / SR340
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, Power on, SSD, Supervisor / HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / N / No / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO
Trial software:McAfee Live Safe / McAfee LiveSafe / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC / microSDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 180 / 192 / 240 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0 / PCI Express / PCI Express 3.0 / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:2.5" / M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 180 / 192 / 240 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.9 / 229
Height :1.68 / 1.8 / 16.8 / 17.4 / 17.5 / 18
Power adapter weight:240
Weight:1.35 / 1.36 / 1.42
Width:33.3 / 333