OnceOnce upon a period, the Thinkpad X1 Yoga was Lenovo’s leader business convertible, joining the clamshell X1 Carbon at the highest point of the organization’s business progression. Nowadays, it has more organization. We currently have the paper-meager, titanium-covered X1 Titanium Yoga, the featherweight X1 Nano, and the force to be reckoned with X1 Extreme kicking around, which are all superb, expensive, and could sensibly be viewed as leaders by their own doing.
There’s a great deal of development occurring across the ThinkPad line, yet the X1 Yoga holds a ton of the trademark includes that have graced old-school ThinkPads throughout the long term. (With a beginning tag of $1,493.40 — $2,315.28 as tried — that incorporates the top notch value.) There are some inconspicuous however significant updates, obviously, including a 16:10 (at last) contact show, another dark tone, a more extensive touchpad, and new security includes that will generally interest business clients. It’s a long way from the savviest Windows convertible you can purchase, yet it has a great deal to bring to the table — particularly to long-term ThinkPad fans searching for a cutting edge turn on a setup bundle.
OUR REVIEW OFLENOVO THINKPAD X1 YOGA GEN 6
- Skirt SCORE
- 8OUT OF 10
- Great STUFF
- 16:10 screen
- Amazing execution
- Implicit pointer
- Strong sound
- Terrible STUFF
- Very costly
- Webcam isn’t incredible
- Suspension scratches without any problem
- Purchase for $1,493.40 from Lenovo Buy for $2,294.38 from Provantage
Beginning with what’s going on: the 16:10 viewpoint proportion is here. This is a change that Lenovo has brought to other top ThinkPads this year, including the X1 Nano. I very much want this to the 16:9 board we saw on the Gen 5, since it gives perceptibly more upward space without adding a lot of impression to the frame.
The other thing to note about this presentation is its matte surface — you don’t see matte touchscreens all the time. Composing on it with the pointer feels essentially equivalent to composing on a reflexive board, however the sound of the tip hauling along is a bit stronger on the matte screen. (I likewise favor contacting the matte surface, however inclinations shift.) Mainly, the matte surface makes colors look a bit quieted contrasted with those on polished screens, yet you’ll likewise see altogether less glare, and work in brilliant settings is a substantially more feasible possibility. The tones were sharp sufficient that watching recordings was as yet agreeable, and I could make out the subtleties alright, so I discovered the matte surface to be a positive generally speaking. The board additionally didn’t hold any smears or fingerprints during my testing period.
No fingerprints here.
The other remarkable change: the touchpad is greater. In particular, it’s 4.33 inches wide, where the Gen 5’s (much insulted by commentators for its little size) was only four. It is bounty wide now, however it’s still a bit short, and my fingers hit the plastic edge regularly as I looked over. In the event that the trackpad is excessively confined for you, the X1 Yoga offers you a lot of alternate approaches to click: There’s a bunch of discrete catches at the highest point of the touchpad (however they do not have the red accents that regularly show up on ThinkPad clickers) just as the mark ThinkPad TrackPoint in the focal point of the console. Also, the unit accompanies a little pointer, which lives in a carport on the right half of the undercarriage.
LENOVO THINKPAD X1 YOGA GEN 6 SPECS (AS TESTED)
- Model: 20XY002PUS
- Intel Core i7-1165G7 at 2.80 GHz
- 16GB of RAM
- 512GB of capacity
- 14-inch 1920 x 1200 IPS against glare touchscreen, 400 nits
- 720p HD camera
- 12.28 x 8.78 x 0.59 inches (314.4 x 223 x 14.9 mm), 3lbs (1.35kg)
- Two Thunderbolt 4 Type-C (power, DP 1.4a), one USB 3.2 Gen 1, one 3.5 mm earphone/mic combo sound jack, one HDMI 2.0
- Match-on-chip finger impression peruser
- Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 11ax, Bluetooth 5.2
And afterward, there are various refreshed security highlights, which Lenovo has showered across the ThinkPad line. There’s a discretionary IR webcam with human-presence recognition which can consequently lock the PC in case you’re not close by (the actual webcam has an actual shade, as ThinkPads generally do, and conveys a genuinely grainy picture), a match-on-chip unique finger impression peruser in the force button, a TPM 2.0 security chip (which encodes client information on the framework), and a discretionary element called Privacy Guard which makes your screen harder to look at from the sides.
However, the most perceptible update is to the look. While the Gen 5’s body had some dimness on it, the Gen 6 is dark all over the place, including the console, touchpad, and pivot. This implies that the Yoga looks a bit not quite the same as the ocean of other ThinkPads out there, which are customarily really dark. It gives the X1 Yoga even more advanced energy rather than gadgets like the X1 Carbon and the X13, however red and dim aren’t close to as striking as red and dark.
In any case, whatever floats their boat on the stylish. What’s marginally baffling is the manner by which effectively scratchable the completion was. I collapsed my unit into a tablet and put it onto an outside table for a couple of moments for some short drawing and composing, and when I got it there were scratches on the palm rests. I was reluctant to let the gadget close to anything distantly sharp get-togethers. In case this was the impact of a couple of moments of composing, I stress over how scratched up this body could get from everyday tablet use.
Else, I have no bad things to say about the form quality. There’s a bit of flex in the console deck, yet none in the presentation, and there wasn’t any screen wobble while I was composing or contacting the screen. The completion didn’t get many fingerprints (an issue I here and there have with dark ThinkPads). The pivot is smooth, making collapsing and unfurling a breeze — I could bust open it one-gave, with some trouble. It’s likewise a genuinely versatile item, at three pounds and 0.59 inches thick, however a bit substantial to hold as a tablet for extensive stretches.
Somewhere else, the X1 Yoga is excellent. ThinkPad consoles are widely acclaimed, and this one — while compliment than those of a portion of its kin — is as yet alright with brilliant travel. Note that like most ThinkPads, the Yoga has half-sized bolt keys, and the Fn and Ctrl keys are traded from where they are on most the different PCs, which takes a great deal of becoming accustomed to. (You can remap those keys, yet having erroneously marked keys can in any case be a blemish to a few.) The port choice is incredible, including two Thunderbolt 4 ports (another expansion to the X1 Yoga), a USB 3.2 Type-A, and an HDMI 2.0 on the left, just as a USB 3.2 Type-A, an earphone jack, and a lock opening on the right. The four 360-degree mouthpieces made a fine showing of getting my voice. Furthermore, the Dolby Atmos speaker framework sounds extraordinary, with discernible bass and exceptionally clear vocals.
The X1 Yoga Gen 6 has a great many setups, with a wide range of additional items. Something intriguing: the least expensive recorded model (at present $1,493.40) is really a Linux model. The base specs incorporate a Core i5-1135G7, 8GB of RAM (welded), and 256GB of capacity. My test model (running Windows 10 Pro, not Linux) is recorded at $2,315.28 at B&H and incorporates a quad-center Core i7-1165G7, 512GB of capacity, and 16GB of RAM.
Then, at that point, there are the different additional items. Windows 10 Pro will cost you $60 more than Windows 10 Home. You can knock up to a 3840 x 2400 screen, or a 1920 x 1200 screen with Privacy Guard. Both of these alternatives are just accessible with the IR camera, which is $30 over the ordinary camera. Human Presence Detection, additionally just accessible with the IR camera, is an extra $15. Furthermore, you can add 4G and 5G portable broadband; costs fluctuate contingent upon the modem you select.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 opens on a stone seat seen from a higher place. The screen shows an outside night scene with an orange pennant undulating through and the Lenovo flag on the base right side.
See those scratches on the clickers?
The Core i7 used here is a similar processor found in a large number of the best workstations available and is sufficient for a wide range of requesting jobs. Intel’s Iris Xe illustrations card can assist with work undertakings and lighter gaming, however, the X1 Yoga isn’t a gaming PC by any stretch. Applications dispatched rapidly, and I didn’t see a lot of stammering or stoppage during my day brimming with streaming, photograph altering, and Slacking on top of around twelve Chrome tabs. Execution relies to some degree upon your battery profile more than with different Windows workstations — I needed to turn off of Battery Saver when I was attempting to run a Zoom approach top of a pile of tabs and applications since everything began freezing.
Talking about the battery, the X1 Yoga’s life expectancy isn’t a calamity yet was still fine and dandy at a convertible at this cost point. I found the middle value of eight hours and seven minutes of nonstop use with the screen at medium splendor. That is not a terrible outcome, but rather I’ve seen better from the top ultraportables at this level.
The last perception — which I’m likely a bit excessively glad about — is that there’s no bloatware on this thing. No McAfee, no Norton, straightforward that I needed to uninstall when I turned it on. I by and large expect that workstations over the $1,000 mark will not come stacked with this stuff, however, I consistently see them on expensive purchaser PCs from a wide range of organizations (counting Lenovo). I’m happy that the ThinkPad isn’t stacked with any garbage, yet purchasers ought to get this experience, as well.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 in easel mode is calculated to one side on a stone open-air seat. The screen shows an outside night scene with an orange flag undulating through and the Lenovo standard on the base right side.
Sans bloatware zone.
With so many additional items and setups, and costs going from $1,500 to more than $3,000, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga can truly be what you make it. It tends to be a midrange convertible with essential specs, or it very well may be a superior business PC with the security accentuation normal for the ThinkPad line. Among the immersed ocean of convertible ThinkPads out there, it’s totally one to consider.
So, it’s a seriously expensive line for a shopper or independently employed laborer. For setting, you can get a tantamount model of Lenovo’s top buyer convertible, the Yoga 9i, for just $1,529 — which even has the Core i7-1185G7, a stage over the chip that accompanied my test model. X1 Yoga models with that processor start at $1,938. Like the X1 Yoga, the Yoga 9i has a convertible structure factor, an actual webcam shade, an inherent pointer, a one-year guarantee, and a large portion of similar programming from Lenovo.
That brings up the issue of what all the excess cash is truly paying for. The X1 Yoga’s 16:10 viewpoint proportion is positively a reward, similar to the absence of bloatware and the matte showcase. Then again, the 9i has better battery life (as do numerous shopper convertibles at that cost), uncommon sound, and some really imaginative components like a haptic touchpad and an ultrasonic unique finger impression peruser. At one point, X1 Yoga purchasers are truly paying a premium for the ThinkPad assemble. ThinkPads have some novel perspectives — their TrackPoint and the remarkable console plan will consistently have their lovers — however, they likewise have a smooth, proficient look and feel. They’re known for their outrageous solidness (and the X1 Yoga is MIL-spec tried, however, the X1 Yoga’s scratch-inclined skeleton and the flex in its console provide me some opportunity to stop and think on that front). Generally, similar to the MacBook’s chomped Mac, the ThinkPad logo is realistic anybody will perceive. It’s related with an undeniable degree of fabricating quality, life span, and execution — it orders a specific status among business clients and customers the same.
Which is fine and dandy, assuming that is the thing that you need. In case you’re searching for an advanced ThinkPad that is cutthroat with the present best workstations, and particularly in case you’re keen on goodies like Linux and human presence location, this is presumably your fantasy machine. I simply feel committed to take note of that in case you’re not terrible, but not great either on the ThinkPad marking, you can get the greater part of what this proposal for a lot less expensive.