The folks over at Engadget has posted a review of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga. Looks good. I could be encouraged to get one … if you pay me 😛
Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the ideal business laptop. But it’s also strictly a traditional notebook. If you’re looking for something a bit more flexible, the X1 Yoga might be a better option. Just like Lenovo’s other Yoga machines, it has a hinge that lets you twist the screen a full 360 degrees, letting you use it as a giant tablet or in a tent formation. And of course, it also offers most of the features we loved on the X1 Carbon.
More useful than a traditional laptop
Great battery life
Great keyboard and touchpad
Heavier than the Carbon X1
HDR screen is extra
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is meant for business users who want something more than a traditional laptop. It’s different modes are genuinely useful, but you’ll pay for that with extra weight.
The X1 Yoga’s size and weight are a trade-off compared to the X1 Carbon though. That machine practically disappeared in my bag as I walked around town, whereas I always noticed the Yoga’s extra heft. If you’re choosing between those machines, you’ll have to decide if the added flexibility is worth having a heavier machine. The X1 Yoga is also slightly more expensive than the Carbon, starting at $1,649 compared to $1,519. If you’re looking for something lighter and cheaper, Dell’s XPS 13 two-in-one is pretty compelling. Microsoft’s Surface Book 2, on the other hand, is a more powerful option that’ll cost you a bit more.