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X1 Yoga OLED Gen1 vs. Gen2

2018-07-19, 14:05 PM

How different are the OLED screens on the X1 Yoga OLED Gen 1. vs Gen 2?


Gen 1 has OLED part number 01AW977

Gen 2 has OLED part number 01AX899.


Notebookcheck.net / Notebookcheck.com has measured differences in color gamut and maximum brightness. 1st generation X1 Yoga OLED screen performed better in these aspects. I just have trouble understanding why Lenovo would make the OLED flagship screen worse in the 2nd gen.


I have an x1 yoga oled 1st gen but was tempted to upgrade to a 2nd gen OLED until I found this out.


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Re: X1 Yoga OLED Gen1 vs. Gen2

2018-07-21, 18:58 PM

These two models are using the same OLED panel made by Samsung, with the same performance. The aRGB number discrepency at notebookcheck.net is due to sample variance as well as Windows 10 feature update (ChromaTune bricks). It means when you switch from X1Y1 to X1Y2, you may get slightly better or slightly worse aRGB, totally depending on luck.


You should beware that this OLED panel may die after about 9 months of usage (see this post). Thus it is crucial to have sufficient warranty coverage.


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Re:X1 Yoga OLED Gen1 vs. Gen2

2020-05-09, 0:09 AM
Hi, I have the Thinkpad X1 Yoga 1st gen with screen 01aw977 (oled qhd 2560 resolution), which has gone bad. I was able to locate a new screen from the 2nd gen, part number 01ax899. From the previous comments, it seems to be the same panel, except for some minor color differences. Since they are the 'same' panel, does anyone know if it'll fit? Thank you.

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Re:X1 Yoga OLED Gen1 vs. Gen2

2021-04-23, 15:50 PM

I also have the same question. 

Can anybody confirm that the display 01AX899 is compatible with X1 Yoga?

Furthermore, does anybody know if the screen flickering (and display death after some months of use) also affect 01AX899?


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