The Swiss Army knife of business laptops, Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Yoga can handle everything from light editing to heavy design work. Starting at $1,161, this 14-inch, bend-back 2-in-1 features a battery that will last a full workday, a screen with vivid colors, and a stylus for drawing and navigating Windows. We tested three configurations, one with a Core i5-6200U processor and 1080p touch screen, another with a Core i7-6400U processor and a 2560 x 1440 display and a third with a Core CPU and a 2560 x 1440 OLED display. In all cases, we found strong performance, long battery life and a superior productivity experience. The OLED panel, the first on a 2-in-1, offers colors more vibrant than any we’ve seen on a business laptop.
If you want a 2-in-1 that is sleek, slim and professional, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is for you. Its understated black design with red accents calls attention to the job being done rather than the machine doing the work. Inside is an island-style keyboard, a trackpad and nub, a fingerprint reader, and a 1920 x 1080 touch-screen display surrounded by a thick, black bezel. A card reader is located on the back of the device, but it’s difficult to access when the X1 is in laptop mode, so you’ll want to close the laptop or switch to tent or tablet mode before using the card reader. The computer features a carbon-fiber lid and a body made from magnesium, and it feels very solid despite how light it is.
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