Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Review
Now that the x1 yoga was what you would call a heavy, but this is about a half a pound lighter. It also has a different aspect: ratio display three by two aspect: ratio like microsoft, surface products which is pretty popular with folks; and yes, because it’s a yogurt. It has a touch screen and a magnetically attachable pen, which may be included in the box with some configurations or otherwise sold separately for around 59 or so inside. We have intel 11th generation ice lake, lower power, cpus versus the usual ultrabook cpu, something we’ve seen with the thinkpad x1 nano, for example, and the x12 tablet we look at it now, so this isn’t the first time we’ve seen titanium in a laptop. If you remember years ago now there was the macbook pro with titanium. It was called the ti book back in the day. So on this one, the lid is a mix of titanium and carbon fiber and the bottom is aluminum and magnesium. So the entire thing is not titanium. It has a kind of characteristic what we think of is kind of a titanium color, which is a warm silvery color a little bit of hint of yellow on it and it’s. Quite a textured finish. The 3×2 aspect ratio makes it a little bit deeper than the average laptop and a little bit deeper than the 16×10 aspect ratio. Regular x1 yoga from lenovo, obviously it’s a thinkpad, so it’s, primarily a business laptop, and this is for folks who want to have an even thinner and lighter yoga, because it’s trendy, it’s chic it’s incredibly skinny it’s 11.
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Invest in yourself use my link in the description to get the first chapter of any course free and now back to our video and now back to the physical aspects of the laptop it’s fairly rigid. One thing you will have here is dongle life. You you lose the usb a ports that the regular x1 yoga has. So we have two thunderbolt 4 with usb c style, connectors on board and the headphone jack, and that is it. It has some of the usual features that we’ve seen lately and think pads the higher end thing pads anyway, and by the way, this one’s about a hundred dollars more than the regular x1 yoga. We have the human presence detection option, which is to drive us benchmarkers crazy because it detects the presence of humans in front of the screen and keeps the screen on and keeps it unlocked because, god forbid, your cat actually starts playing with your keyboard right. Human presence detection anyway, you can disable this if you want to – or you can leave it on and also knows when you walk up to and it can use the facial recognition windows, hello, ir camera to unlock it automatically and that part actually is pretty cool. And there is a thing shutter on there for privacy. So if you don’t want the webcam available, it’s physically blocked by the think, shutter there’s also a fingerprint scanner on board too. So in terms of the thinness and what that takes away from the laptop for the first thing is it has a haptic track pad, which is kind of weird sure.
Apple has done this sort of thing with some of their track pads. But i can’t say that i really like it mostly because if you’re doing things like click dragging where you’re keeping your thumb down and where the mouse button area is at the lower track bit, it often doesn’t want to move and it catches on too late. But it’ll catch on in the middle of the trackpad, where you don’t do a click drag from it’s a little disappointing to me. The keyboard also takes a bit of a hit 1.35 millimeters of key travel, and, while the keys do feel crisp and positive, when you’re typing on it it’s a little bit again like a macbook pro keyboard kind of feel. Instead of the usual nice deep cushy thing pad experience, so for those who want a traditional thinkpad kind of keyboard, this one’s shorter travel a little bit more abrupt, but not as jarring as saying xps 13, where you really feel like your finger. Joints might get sore because you’re really bottoming out on the keys, it’s backlit in white, as always fn plus spacebar, with think pads to activate your back lighting in terms of network connectivity. We have intel wi fi six on board as the x201 card and you’ve got bluetooth, 5.1 and as well there’s an option for 5g, which has fallback to lte. We have two two watt stereo speakers on board and they’re. Okay, i mean this is a very thin laptop there’s, not much room for big drivers.
Much as think pads sometimes impress us with their sound. This one is just okay, of course, this is a convertible, so you can use this in tablet mode in presentation mode. In you name it, you know all the usual versatility of the yoga 360 degree hinges and the hinges are reasonably stiff and there’s. Some bouncing. If you shake the laptop and say you were riding on a bus or something like that, pen experience is wacom. Aes 2.0, with 4096 pressure levels on board and it’s a pretty decent solution it’s. What lenovo has been using with think pads for for years now, basically, and a little diagonal line, jitter sure for artists, you would care about that, maybe but for hand. Handwriting notes, it’s, lovely and even for casual artwork, it does the job just fine. This has a qhd resolution display again three by two aspect: ratios ips and lenovo claims it’s 450 nits of brightness. We actually measured even higher, which is always nice experientially. You open it up, you boot it up. You said that’s, a nice looking display as good contrast, good colors, full srgb it’s, not ultra wide gamma, 100 p3 display, but still it looks good since it’s a touch screen. It is a glossy display, as reflectivity goes versus hp and dell it’s. Actually not that bad though so i would just say the display is one of the strong points of this laptop and it’s nice having that bump up in resolution, without going all the way to 4k, which is probably overkill for most people, with a 13.
5 inch display In terms of performance, we have the lower power cpus from intel’s 11th generation line, the ones that can do 7 watts to 15 watts versus the 15 watts. Plus you see with your usual ultrabook cpus now lenovo did that with the thinkpad x1 nano and with the x12 tablet that we recently reviewed and performance was still pretty good on those honestly, not so different from your standard ultrabook, because you can push that power to 15 watts, but in this case the cooling solution has a bit less room. It seems, and while performance is not terrible on this it’s, not as strong as the x1 nano, which is also a compelling ultra portable, that lenovo offers a pretty cool one and you’ll notice. For longer term tasks like if you’re encoding a video or doing anything, cpu intensive calculations, as they run on past five minute mark or something like that, you’ll see the clock, speeds drop a bit on it again. It doesn’t become a useless door. Stop in terms of speed, but it just doesn’t hold the clock speeds as well as the x1 nano does. Ram, is soldered on board we’ll, take a look at the internals and discuss all that stuff soon. Battery life on this is pretty good. We have a 44.5 watt hour battery, which is a reasonably good size battery for a very thin and light laptop, and it comes with lenovo, 65 watt fast charger. So, given the fact that we have a lower power, cpu here and intel xc integrated, iris graphics, i it’s going gon na depend on what you do, but for our usual test of lightweight productivity work a little streaming.
Video editing two photos in photoshop with the brightness set to 200 nits. We were seeing about nine hours, eight to nine hours of battery life, that is that’s, not bad, and if you run into lower brightness or if you’re doing lower workloads on this thing, you could probably push it even farther. So it does well in the battery department. So, if you’re thinking about this versus the regular x1 yoga, i think the obvious thing is you’re going to get a little bit more horsepower and performance out of the standard x1 yoga. It will be heavier by half a pound, though, and a little bit thicker. I don’t think that that’s really what people care about that. Much between really skinny and super super skinny also there’s, the 16 by 10 aspect ratio, which is really popular right now in the regular yoga versus the three by two aspect, ratio which microsoft surface lovers tend to really enjoy. If you find that more useful, if you’re not consuming a lot of video, for example, because with a three by two aspect ratio, this way you are going to see big black bars top and bottom. The keyboard on the regular x1 yoga a bit more comfortable. And it has normal track pads, so those will be the selling points to save 100 and go with the not titanium version to take off the bottom cover just phillips head screws, six of them and once you unscrew the captive screws, just pull up from the back.
A little bit and the cover comes off no vicious plastic clips to fight with and here’s the underside of that – and here are our internals with the interesting l shaped battery here, the haptic track pad right. There again done to get the laptop as thin as they could that’s why we have that haptic track pad here’s your fan for cooling, and you know not a lot else. Ram is soldered on board here and, if you’re wondering where the ssd is it’s. Underneath this cover right here and as you can see, there’s only room for a shorty here, not for the usual 2280 length ssd, and if you did go for that 5g 4g card, it would go over here. We don’t even have the connector soldered on for this model, though wi fi is also soldered on board here, so typical of ultrabooks, especially skinny ones, not a lot of upgradeable going on so that’s, the lenovo thinkpad x1 titanium yoga. The super crazy, thin and light laptop, that is, for yoga lovers, who want to see their yoga on a diet. If there is a person out there that meets those criteria, it is such an easy carry and it has a big three by two aspect: ratio display. The selling points those obviously uh a little less horsepower here compared to your standard x1 jugger, even compared to the x1 nano at times, and that weirdo trackpad and the less key travel would be what is against it.
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