Encased in a titanium, carbon and magnesium chassis, the ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga is a credit to the range acquired in 2005 from IBM. Lenovo’s new ultraportable is geared towards professionals and the corporate world with a high-end technical sheet, a convertible concept and an attractive 3: 2 format.
The iconic TrackPoint sits firmly on the keyboard and the aesthetic codes of ThinkPad devices are still very identifiable, but everything else is redesigned. Used to decline promising devices on its professional range, Lenovo is hitting hard in this CES 2021 with its ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga.
This convertible ultraportable (the screen can be turned 360 degrees around the keyboard) adopts the 3: 2 format, the same that Microsoft has been offering for years on its Surface Laptops, in particular, while incorporating high-end and secure components. The whole thing fits for the rest in an elegant frame combining titanium (in particular for the hood), carbon and magnesium.
2K screen, Core i7 and EVO certification, 5G compatibility …
Inside this ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga, which is currently the thinnest (11 mm thick) and lightest (only 1.15 kilograms) laptop ever introduced by Lenovo on the ThinkPad line, we find a latest generation Intel vPro processor (up to Core i7-1160G7 vPro with Iris Xe graphics, precise Windows Central), coupled with a maximum of 16 GB of LPDDR4x. The device can also embed up to 1 TB of SSD storage (M.2), while sporting WiFi 6 connectivity and a 4G / 5G compatible modem.
On the connectivity side, Lenovo is counting on a certain frugality (due to the extreme thinness of the device), with only two Thunderbolt 4 ports and a 3.5 mm jack. A dongle USB-A and HDMI will however be provided. The machine’s battery is limited to 44.5 Wh, which should nevertheless be sufficient to properly power Intel’s low-consumption processor… as well as a beautiful 2K screen.
This is indeed one of the other strengths of the device. Lenovo has chosen a 2K (2256 x 1504) IPS touch screen, in 3: 2 format. This 13.5-inch Dolby Vision-certified screen also benefits from a maximum luminance of 450 nits, which promises good brightness, sufficient to compensate for the glossy coating of the panel. We can finally mention the presence of Dolby Atmos speakers, but given the size of the ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga, one should probably not expect much.
The device is expected in Europe at the end of February. It will be offered from 2159 euros.