Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a premium corporate laptop with 360-degree hinge, and it moves into its 5th generation with the 10th generation of Intel Core processors—the latest Comet Lake CPUs with vPro security. (The current generation already uses the first wave of 10th-gen chips without vPro.)
Due to ship later in 2020 with a starting price of $1,599, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga will also offer a new display option: a full HD PrivacyGuard Panel that thwarts peekers and offers a maximum brightness of 500 nits. We don’t know the cost of this option.
We do know the major specs for the next ThinkPad X1 Yoga, listed below. Note that ethernet is available only via external dongle (as is true for prior generations, due to the slender chassis):
CPU: Intel 10th-gen (Comet Lake) Core i5 and Core i7, including vPro versions and the 6-core Core i7-10710U
RAM: 8GB to 16GB LPDDR3
Display choices (all 14-inch diagonal):
Full HD (1920×1080) touch or non-touch, 400 nits’ maximum brightness
Full HD IPS touch with PrivacyGuard and 500 nits’ maximum brightness
WQHD (2560×1440) IPS with 300 nits’ maximum brightness
HDR 400 UHD (3840×2160) with 500 nits’ maximum brightness
Storage: Up to 2TB PCIe SSD
Connectivity: Two USB 3.1 Gen 1, two Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 1.4, audio jack
Networking: WLAN 802.11ax, ethernet via a Docking Dongle
Dimensions: 12.7 x 8.6 x 0.58 inches
Weight: 2.99 pounds
Battery: 51Wh, estimated 10-15 hours of life
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga also comes with an integrated pen. Lenovo offers other pen options. The chassis is made mostly of aluminum, but the bottom panel is magnesium.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga will be among the first laptops to use the vPro versions of Intel’s Comet Lake chips. We’ll look forward to learning more about the CPU and the laptop it runs if we have an opportunity to review this model.
Melissa Riofrio spent her formative journalistic years reviewing some of the biggest iron at PCWorld--desktops, laptops, storage, printers--and she continued to focus on hardware testing during stints at Computer Currents and CNET. Currently, in addition to leading PCWorld’s content direction, she covers productivity laptops and Chromebooks.