Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga OLED Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga OLED battery life, specs, performance, passmark

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga OLED Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga OLED is a convertible laptop that brings excellent build quality, reliability and superb performance to the table. The laptop however boasts expensive price tag and a delightful quad HD 14 inch display that makes use of OLED technology which makes it unique from rest of the laptops. Being a part of ThinkPad range, you get unparalleled reliability and strong build quality. It has classic ThinkPad looks that have been modernized a bit so you don’t look like using a laptop from early 2000s.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is an ultrabook that weighs 2.9-pounds and measuring 13.1x9x0.69 inches. This makes it very light for a 14” laptop. Despite being so thin and light, it packs quite a lot of ports including Kensington lock slots, HDMI, 3x USB 3.0, 2x USB Type-C ports, mini LAN port and normal 3.5mm audio jack.

The keyboard is fantastic for typing long documents. If you are looking for laptops with best keyboard, this should definitely be on the list. It lacks a numpad though but that is expected in such a compact laptop. There is a fingerprint reader that works like a charm with the Windows 10’s hello feature.

Being a Yoga laptop, you get touchscreen and a stylus as well which you can pull out from the sides. It supports 2048 levels of pressure. You can write scribble or draw on the screen with ease.

Let us talk about the screen now which, by the way, is gorgeous. It is brighter and colorful than the IPS and LCD screens which are so accustomed to. Being an OLED panel, colors pop – just like one being used in latest iPhone X and high end Samsung phones.

Performance is top notch too. It features the latest i7-7600U Intel processor, 16GB RAM and 512GB PCIe SSD. There is no discrete GPU onboard so it is not exactly ideal for working with CAD or 3D modeling applications. The i7-7600U is a dual core processor that has TDP of 25W. It has passmark score is 5619 making it capable for almost everything. The only bottleneck if the integrated graphics but that too should not bother unless you do 4K video rendering or work on 3D modeling applications. So basically, this i7 laptop packs more than enough power for daily use.

Here are the results of various benchmarks that we ran on it:

PCMark 8 Home – 3897
PCMark8 Work – 4912
PCMark8 Battery life test – 536 minutes (8hours+)
3DMark Fire Strike – 1009