ThinkPad X1 Yoga is the premium 2-in-1 business laptop. The powerful Lenovo ThinkPad laptop is hard to beat with its cutting-edge specs and features. The premium 360 degrees convertible ticks all the boxes whether it is the design, build, performance, or even the battery life. To boost creativity there is the super rechargeable ThinkPad Pen Pro. Take notes, make sketches, or sing documents with the ThinkPad Pen Pro.


  • Intel Core i5 8th Gen. Processor
  • 14 in Screen Size
  • 1920 x 1080 in Screen Resolution
  • 8 GB RAM
  •  256 GB SSD
  • Intel UHD Graphics GPU
  • Windows 10 Pro


  • Solid productivity performance
  • Excellent keyboard
  • Solid build quality
  • Amazing durability


  • Expensive
  • Smaller touchpad
  • Thermal throttling

Design and Display:

The laptop has aluminum alloy chassis built in the colour grey. The ThinkPad X1 Yoga log can be found on the top corner of the laptop. One of the most interesting things about the design of this Lenovo laptop is the red accent in the LED dots over the “I” in the ThinkPad logo. The aesthetic of the laptop is very conservative as the lines are minimalistic and simple. You cannot detect any chrome accent in the laptop.

Despite all these factors regarding the aesthetics of the laptop, the X1 Yoga is worth it because of the excellent build. The laptop is robust, and there is no flexing, bending, and twisting in the lid, chassis, or keyboard deck. Another major advantage Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga has over the other competitors is the light hinges. They enable the user to open the lid with one hand even when you are holding the display.

The laptop sports a 14-inch display and 16:10 aspect ratio which is very productivity-friendly. Although the screen doesn’t have a 4K display 1080p is perfect for a 14 inches laptop. There is no question about it. The brightness can go up to 400 nits at maximum and the good part is that it is anti-reflection and ani-smudge. The display looks colorful and bright with deep blacks.

Keyboard and Trackpad:

The keyboard is amazing and fun to use as it is very responsive. The keyboard is a combination of key travel, tactile response, and the right kind of spacing that gives enough freedom for the fingers to type. Also, while typing the button cursor will not get into your path.  As far as the trackpad is concerned, Lenovo has done a good job with it. The trackpad is responsive and pretty wide. The trackpad is a little shorter, but it doesn’t affect the speed or responsiveness. The TrackPoint nubbin is also there. It is not everyone’s cup of tea, but it can be very useful.


If you are an audiophile, the top-firing speakers integrated into the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga will make you happy. The sound quality is good enough to watch any movie, present an advertisement, and even for video conferencing. You cannot ask or expect more than that from a laptop speaker.

Performance and battery life:

The laptop delivers solid productivity performance. The laptop is powered by an 8th generation processor and Intel UHD Graphics backed by robust memory. There is no doubt in the fact that the laptop packs a big punch. 8GB RAM enables the users to multitask and open multiple software or tabs at the same time.

Thanks to Intel Evo Certification, you feel relaxed that you are at least getting 9 hours out of the battery. This is more than enough time to use this laptop for work, school, or, if you're working from home, possibly both, throughout the entire day. And if you do need a little extra power to get you through a particularly long day, it has Rapid Charge technology that can recharge the battery during your lunch break as long as the power source is at least 65W.

Webcam and Microphone:

On an Ultrabook with bezels this thin, you simply can't get a really good webcam that is better than 720p unless you want it underneath the display, which is never a good look during a Zoom call.

The webcam does come with a physical privacy shutter, which we will always openly appreciate, and like most of Lenovo's laptops, you do have the option to upgrade to an IR camera, which we recommend. There should be a physical shutter on every webcam. While you won't be recording a vlog for weekly video meetings, the microphone is good enough.

Bottom line:

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a reliable 2-in-1 business option that offers advanced specs options for improved management and security as well as several other features that are appealing to businesspeople who care about security and privacy. Additionally, you can pick special services that companies will value. However, how does it fare against other 14-inch convertible 2-in-1 models? Although it has some thermal problems that limit its high-end performance, it has a nice low-power Full HD+ IPS display for users who don't need OLED or higher resolutions, as well as excellent battery life and robust connectivity. The Ultrabook can easily outpace some strong rivals.