Evaluation: Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7 seems good however feels heat

Enlarge / Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7 2-in-1.

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Specs at a look: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7
Worst Greatest As reviewed
Display screen 14-inch 1920×1200 IPS touchscreen @ 60 Hz 14-inch 3840×2400 OLED touchscreen @ 60 HZ 14-inch 1920×1200 IPS touchscreen @ 60 Hz
OS Home windows 11 Residence Home windows 11 Professional Home windows 11 Professional
CPU Intel Core i5-1240P Intel Core i7-1280P Intel Core i7-1260P
RAM 8GB LPDDR5-5200 32GB LPDDR5-5200 16GB LPDDR5-5200
Storage 256GB SSD 1TB SSD 512GB SSD
GPU Intel Iris Xe
Networking Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2
Ports 2x USB-C (Thunderbolt 4), 2x USB-A (3.2 Gen 1), 1x HDMI 2.0b, 1x 3.5 mm jack
Measurement 12.38×8.75×0.61 inches
(314.4×222.3×15.53 mm)
Weight Begins at 3 lbs (1.38 kg)
Battery 57 WHr
Guarantee 1 12 months
Value (MSRP) $1,589.40 $2,279.50 $1870.03
Different Stylus, elective 4G LTE Stylus, elective 4G LTE Stylus

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga, now in its seventh iteration ($1,870.03 MSRP as examined, as of writing), continues its fashionable tackle the business-focused ThinkPad. It has the sturdiness anticipated of a enterprise machine, in addition to clean navigation underscored by a thoughtfully programmed keyboard match for frequent typists, and, after all, that well-known pink nub.

Nonetheless, the laptop computer would not essentially outperform high-end client laptops, even some with barely cheaper value tags. And much like different ThinkPads we have examined, warmth in its Greatest efficiency mode is a lot of a problem that even gentle workloads will run the machine so heat that you just will not wish to contact it in sure areas.

ThinkPad styling

Part ThinkPad, part Yoga.
Enlarge / Half ThinkPad, half Yoga.

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Naming tells you this machine is an element Lenovo ThinkPad, half Lenovo Yoga, however the styling and difficult construct lean extra towards the previous. Sure, there’s the identical 360-degree hinge discovered on Lenovo Yoga 2-in-1s, in addition to a contemporary, thin-and-light construct in a darkish grey that is extra enjoyable than the extra conventional ThinkPad black. However the density and difficult really feel of the aluminum chassis mixed with the deep keyboard, superior trackpad, and well-known pink rubber nub all scream ThinkPad.

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga’s chassis meets the US Army’s MIL-STD 810H commonplace, which places it by means of 20 check procedures round areas together with publicity to excessive temperatures, mechanical shock, vibration, humidity, photo voltaic radiation, and sand and dirt. It carries the carvings of ThinkPad logos on the lid and deck. The lid’s brand has a watchful pink gentle over the “i,” letting anybody dealing with you understand that the system is operating. The deck’s brand, in the meantime, typically scratched towards my palm as I typed.

The deck has a fingerprint reader/power button above the keyboard.
Enlarge / The deck has a fingerprint reader/energy button above the keyboard.

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The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is 0.61 inches thick and begins at 3 lbs, making it thinner and lighter than some ThinkPads with out Yoga heritage, just like the ThinkPad X1 Excessive, which is offered with a discrete GPU, is 0.72 inches thick with a touchscreen and weighs about 4.1 lbs.

But when skinny and trim is what you are after, there are different choices with related specs, like the newest Acer Swift 5 (0.59 inches thick, 2.65 lbs).

And much like these laptops, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga meets my minimal port necessities for avoiding quick aggravation. The left aspect has two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, a USB-A port, and HDMI 2.0b. The fitting aspect has a 3.5 mm jack and one other USB-A jack. If I had the 4G LTE model of this laptop computer, I would even have a slot for a Nano SIM card.

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