Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) Business-Class 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) is a high-end 2-in-1 convertible laptop aimed at business users. As the centerpiece of the system, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen features a 14-inch IPS wide viewing angle touch-screen mounted on a pair of 360-degree hinges. Display options include Full HD (1920 X 1080-pixel) or WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, with the latter choice optionally including ultra-bright 500-nit HDR technology. Besides finger touch input, the screen supports active digitizer pen input. The 2-in-1 PC comes with an active pen supporting pressure sensitivity and has a dedicated slot for it. When you rotate the screen for use in tablet or tent / stand modes, the keyboard keys automatically recess and lock for a greater comfort. The keyboard has backlight and a navigation pointer in the center, besides the usual touchpad.
Inside its military-spec-tested chassis with soft touch finish and black and silver color options, the ThinkPad Yoga X1 3rd Gen packs excellent components. Namely, the 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U and Intel Core i7-8650U quad-core processor options with the Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics on both, 8GB or 16GB of onboard RAM, and up to 1-Terabyte of speedy NVMe solid state drive storage. The laptop includes a 54 WHr battery, which is good for up to 15 hours of power autonomy, according to Lenovo.
Other stand-out features are optional 4G LTE mobile broadband networking support, dual far-field microphones for use with virtual assistants and for web conferencing, optional infra-red camera for face recognition, a fingerprint reader, and a pair of Thunderbolt 3.0 / USB-C ports.
Specifications of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen)
Here are the specs of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.
|Laptop Type||Convertible 2-in-1 laptop
This laptop can convert itself into a tablet PC or be used in stand and tent modes.
Business-class laptops usually have more advanced security and system manageability features and improved ruggedness than consumer laptops.
The 14" laptop screens are a compromise between portability of 13.3" or smaller laptop displays and comfort of the popular 15.6-inchers.
|Screen Resolution||1920x1080 pixels Full HD
Full HD is the most common laptop screen resolution today. It provides a good image sharpness and a decent amount of space on the display for the user interface and programs. However, it isn't as good as the top-tier 4K Ultra HD.
This screen resolution provides a decent picture sharpness and a lot of space on the display for the user interface and apps. It's somewhat better than the popular Full HD. However, these resolutions aren't as good as the premium-class 4K and similar.
|Touchscreen||Finger multi-touch input
The screen supports finger touch input, including multi-touch gestures.
Active digitizer pen input
The screen supports active digitizer pen input, besides the common finger multi-touch input. In comparison to simple capacitive pens you can use on any touchscreen, active digitizer pen input provides advanced features like pressure sensitivity. Active digitizer pens for some devices are sold separately, depending on the package.
|Other Display Specs||IPS type
Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.
Anti-glare coating reduces ambient light reflections, as opposed to the glare-type displays with more vivid colors.
HDR - High Dynamic Range (optional)
HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology enables improved luminance, contrast and colors on the display. For these improvements, the displayed content has to be HDR compatible. On this laptop, HDR is optional.
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core i5-8250U 8th Gen (enables smooth everyday computing)
Intel Core i7-8650U 8th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling effortless daily computing)
|Graphics (GPU)||Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics of 8th Gen Core i3, i5, i7 (for light gaming)|
|System Memory (RAM) Size||8GB RAM
The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2022. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.
16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.
|Data Storage||256GB SSD
256GB is a decent capacity. If you tend to download and store a lot of large files like movies and install many programs, 512GB or more is a better choice.
512GB storage capacity is recommended if you store a lot of large files and install many programs.
1000GB (1TB) SSD
1TB is an excellent storage capacity. The sizes above 512GB, including 1TB, are recommended for those who store a lot of large files.
|DVD Optical Drive||None|
|Keyboard & Input||Backlit keyboard without dedicated number pad
The keyboard has backlit keys for easier typing in the dark. There's no separate numeric pad you can typically find on the right side of the keyboard on many laptop models.
Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface
The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
Pointing stick with accompanying click buttons
In the middle of the keyboard there's a pointing stick as an alternative to touchpad-based pointer navigation. The pointing stick is accompanied by left and right click buttons located between the keyboard and touchpad areas.
Active digitizer pen
|Speakers & Audio||Stereo speakers
As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
|Camera||Front-facing web camera
Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.
HD 720p resolution
This is the most common web camera resolution in laptops. However, it's low in comparison to camera resolutions of modern smartphones, so it can't produce as sharp picture.
The 802.11AC is the previous-generation wireless networking standard. It's also known as Wi-Fi 5. 802.11AC is succeeded by 802.11AX Wi-Fi 6 with data transfer speed and multi-device connectivity improvements.
|Mobile broadband (4G LTE)||Yes (Optional)|
This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to connect the computer to Bluetooth mice and other Bluetooth peripherals, smartphones, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices.
|Ethernet Network Port||Yes
This laptop has an Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
Ethernet LAN network port for wired internet and networking connectivity on this laptop is provided via an adapter.
|USB Ports||2 x USB 3.1
A pair of full-size USB ports.
2 x USB-C
A pair of compact Type-C USB ports.
|Video Output Ports||1 x HDMI
HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.
|Media Card Reader||SD card reader
The laptop has a slot for full-size SD memory cards, used in many digital cameras. You can also use microSD cards with a card adapter.
|Other Features||Fingerprint reader
This laptop has a built-in fingerprint reader. It improves security and enables easier system log-ins.
Thunderbolt 3 is a high-speed peripheral connectivity technology for compatible devices. The Thunderbolt connection goes via USB-C interface. Today, a faster Thunderbolt 4 version is available.
Intel vPro (optional)
Intel vPro is technology is used for remote system management, improved security, and other business-centric tasks. On this laptop, vPro is optional.
Windows Hello face recognition sign-in (optional)
|Battery||4-Cell 54 Wh Lithium-Ion|
|Windows Version||Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition. Windows 10 Home users are eligible for a free upgrade to the latest Windows 11 Home.
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows Home. Windows 10 Pro upgradeable to the latest Windows 11 Pro for free.
A typical laptop warranty length.
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