With the launch of the second generation of the Thinkpad X1 Yoga, Lenovo is betting on the same formula that has worked so well last year, presenting a 2-in-1 high-end with a clear focus on business.
In this sense, the new Thinkpad X1 Yoga repeats forms, and beyond the novelties that we find under its carbon chassis, we are talking almost exactly of the same equipment that we analyzed last October.
Among the minor innovations, we find the update of processors, where bets for the seventh generation of Intel Core (Kaby Lake); a slight variation in the layout of the keyboard that makes it more comfortable when we use the tablet computer and a better contact surface.
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As a great novelty, Lenovo rightly solves one of the main criticisms we made to the previous team, and this time yes, two USB ports type C – Thunderbolt make an appearance. Beside them, the connectivity section is completed with two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, microSD and even an almost extinct mini-Ethernet port. The fingerprint reader also gains prominence, which thanks to Windows 10 Creators Update always works the first time.
Moreover, the user will continue to find in this Thinkpad X1 Yoga a great OLED 2K (2560 x 1440) 14 “screen, as well as a” basic “configuration that starts in the 8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended) and an SSD of 256 GB.
Of course, we do not forget an active stylus, which discreetly “hidden” on the right side (some brands could learn from Lenovo in this field), offers 2,048 levels of pressure for both handwriting and drawing, or almost as natural as do it with a pen.
All in all, Lenovo offers us a top-of-the-line equipment designed for demanding professionals, who can value all the advantages that a professional laptop can provide, while enjoying one of the highest resolution tablets on the market.
Especially because with a starting price that exceeds 1,700 euros in its basic configuration, it must be clear that this is not a team for all audiences.
It weights 1.6 kilos and offers 6-7 hours of battery power. Thinkpad X1 Yoga without a doubt is powerful; a portable workstation makes more sense if we are in business jobs.
Who is the ideal audience therefore for this team? The professional who needs a two-in-one robust but elegant, device with a good screen and looks fashionable in the corporate meeting rooms.