Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Reviewed by Engadget

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.

Pros

  • More useful than a traditional laptop
  • Great battery life
  • Great keyboard and touchpad

Cons

  • Heavier than the Carbon X1
  • HDR screen is extra

Summary

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.

Source: Engadget

 

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