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The New ThinkPad YOGA

ThinkPad-X1Yoga-B_1600x900.pngThinkPad X1 YOGAThinkPad-X1Yoga-A_1600x900.pngThinkPad X1 YOGA

 

The first-generation ThinkPad X1 Yoga came later at CES 2016. Three years later and the new X1 Yoga shares more innovation with its X1 Carbon brother than ever. The 4th generation multi-mode laptop is thinner and lighter with a smaller footprint thanks to narrower bezels and is constructed in a precision-machined aluminum chassis.

The premium keyboard, display options, Dolby Atmos™ Speaker System, far-field mics, and the all-important battery life, and global LTE-A capability also come together in the X1 Yoga. The differences in this fourth-generation laptop go even further:

  • Weighing less than 2.99 pounds (1.35kg), the X1 Yoga is 11% thinner than previous generation at 15.2mm
  • Narrower bezels all around result in an overall 17% footprint reduction
  • Reinforced precision machined aluminium chassis in “Iron Grey” color
  • X1 Yoga now supports all docking solutions, including ThinkPad Mechanical Dock.
  • Proven integrated ThinkPad Pen Pro continues to offer multi-mode pen input

 


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Re: The New ThinkPad YOGA

Looks like a nice machine.

 

On the positive side: 

- air is now blown out the side rather than into your lap

- narrower bezels, smaller footprint

- apparently (yes?) we can now have Windows Hello IR camera AND the ThinkShutter in the same model

 

Missed opportunities imo: 

- still the same impractical 16:9 aspect ratio screen with the giant lower bezel. Please move to 3:2

- still no volume rocker, meaning changing the volume while in tablet mode will be annoying

- still half a pound heavier than the X1 Carbon at 3.05 lbs (see one-pager PPTX)

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Re: The New ThinkPad YOGA

It seems to me that if it were a half pound heavier before, that might be caused by the yoga's touch screen (base configuration) vs, non-touch in the carbon.  Touch screen adds a cover with a digitizer.  I would assume that is still the case.


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Re: The New ThinkPad YOGA


@richk wrote:

It seems to me that if it were a half pound heavier before, that might be caused by the yoga's touch screen (base configuration) vs, non-touch in the carbon.  Touch screen adds a cover with a digitizer.  I would assume that is still the case.


Huh, I had thought the touch electronics would be lighter than that, but in an older review on Engadget of an earlier Carbon model they quote a 0.4 lbs difference. That's incredible, but it does match most of the weight difference with the latest X1 Carbon. Thanks!

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Re: The New ThinkPad YOGA

It isn't the electronics.  It is the glass layer that contains the matrix of fine wires.  It is bonded onto the front of the LCD.


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Re: The New ThinkPad YOGA

Lenovo X1Yoga 4th Generation, 4K UHD (HDR400) Dolby Vision Display, Thinkshield privacy software, Global LTE CAT18 Support, with mechanical docking option. New aluminum CNC finish. Still has the garaged stylus, but to accommodate mechanical docking the keyboard no long retracts into the deck in tablet mode. Kinda on the fence about that. Kinda depends on what’s important to you.

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Re: The New ThinkPad YOGA

Hi there,

 

PCWorld did a nice comparison video of the new ThinkPad Yoga 4th Gen and the X1 Carbon 7th Gen.

 

Especially interesting is that they have different footprints.

 

 

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Andreas

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Re: The New ThinkPad YOGA

The ThinkPad X1 Cream of the crop was on display at Lenovo CES the refreshes of the X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga are both stunning.  Calling the X1 Yoga 4th Gen a refresh is an understatement.  Really the machine has been re-engineered.

 

X1Y1.jpg

 

In my opinion the the X1 Yoga was never a physically heavy machine.  I type this post from a Gen2 and its far from physically demanding to hold at 1.42kg.  The new 4th Gen is 1.36Kg, is thinner with a smaller footprint.  The body is now machined aluminium, in a very dark grey with smaller bezels and the wave keyboard has now gone (so reduce size and weight).

 

X1Y2.jpg

 

The X1 Cream of the For me the flexibility of the ThinkPad X1Yoga would still make it my pick over the #X1Carbon. That little extra weight & marginally larger footprint is more than compensated for with stylus input and a greater number of positions in which to work.

 

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Re: The New ThinkPad YOGA

Am I overlooking it or did we really lose the microSD card reader?

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