The new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen, 2018) high-end business series – prices, specs, features and configurations

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Lenovo’s well-known ThinkPad series has been always targeted at business consumers who appreciate high quality. The star of this article also features the “Yoga” element – meet the new convertible Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen, 2018).

Equipped with the latest 8th gen Intel Core processors, this bad boy offers 35% performance boost compared to the previous generation. When it comes to the graphics side of things, you are presented with Intel UHD Graphics 620. In addition, the convertible relies on up to 16GB of LPDDR3-2133 RAM and up to 1000 GB of super-fast SSD for optimal performance.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga comes in 14-inch IPS configurations featuring Full HD (1920 x 1080) and WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution options. No matter what you opt for, you still get a bright and crisp display incorporated in a narrow-bezel design. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is also an ideal companion on the go with its portable dimensions of 333 x 229 x 17.05 mm and light weight of just 1.40 kg (3.1 lbs). What’s more, the 360-degree hinge allows you to switch effortlessly between various modes according to your needs.

You could also fully rely on the machine no matter what extreme conditions it is put through, and its MIL-STD-810G military certification proves our point. Additionally, logging in is easier than ever – all it takes is a single touch or the view of your face, if you choose the IR camera. Your information will be secure thanks to the discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) that encrypts your data, while the ThinkPad’s FIDO authentication makes sure your online credentials are protected against hacking.

On top of that, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga offers up to 15 hours of usage away from the plug and if you are running low on charge, the RapidCharge technology has your back – the device reaches 80% in just one hour.  And finally – the connectivity options include 2x USB 3.1 Type-C ports, 1x USB 3.0 Type-A port (Sleep and Charge), 1x USB 3.0 Type-A port, HDMI, microSD card reader, combo audio jack, as well as Security Lock slot.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen, 2018) – Specs

CPU : 

* Intel Core i7-8650U /15

* Intel Core i7-8550U /8

* Intel Core i5-8250U /18

GPU : Intel UHD Graphics 620 /140

Display : 

* 14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS

* 14.0”, WQHD (2560 x 1440), IPS

HDD/SSD : up to 1000GB SSD

RAM : up to 16GB

OS : Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10

Battery : 54Wh

Dimensions : 333 x 229 x 17.05 mm (13.11″ x 9.02″ x 0.67″)

Weight : 1.40 kg (3.1 lbs)

Body material : Carbon, Glass Fiber, Magnesium alloy

Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-C : 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2), Thunderbolt 3
  • 1x USB Type-A  : 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-A  : 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI : 1.4
  • Card reader : microSD (SD/SDHC/SDXC), supports UHS-II
  • Wi-Fi : 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth : 4.1
  • Audio jack : combo audio / microphone jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader : √
  • Web camera : √
  • Backlit keyboard : √
  • Microphone : Dual-Array Microphone
  • Speakers : 2x 1W
  • Optical drive : X
  • Security Lock slot : √
  • Ambient Light Sensor : √
  • 3D accelerometer : √
  • 3D magnetometer : √
  • 3D gyrometer : √
  • MIL-STD-810G military certification : √

All Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen, 2018) configurations

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga – $1629.90
  • Intel Core i5-8250U
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • 0.00GB HDD + 256.00GB SSD
  • 8.00GB RAM
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga – $1713.99
  • Intel Core i7-8550U
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • 0.00GB HDD + 256.00GB SSD
  • 8.00GB RAM
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga – $1952.65
  • Intel Core i5-8250U
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • 0.00GB HDD + 256.00GB SSD
  • 8.00GB RAM

CPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen, 2018) series.

  • Cinebench 11 : Results are from the Cinebench 11 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

Intel Core i5-8250U – Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

PRICE : $1629.90

PERFORMANCE : 7.90

Intel Core i7-8550U – Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

PRICE : $1713.99

PERFORMANCE : 8.74 (+10.6%)

Intel Core i7-8650U – Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

PRICE : $2178.99

PERFORMANCE : 8.03 (+1.6%)

  • Cinebench 15 : Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

Intel Core i5-8250U – Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

PRICE : $1629.90

PERFORMANCE : 653

Intel Core i7-8550U – Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

PRICE : $1713.99

PERFORMANCE : 774 (+18.5%)

Intel Core i7-8650U – Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

PRICE : $2178.99

PERFORMANCE : 657 (+0.6%)

  • NovaBench 3.0 CPU : Results are from the NovaBench 3.0 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

Intel Core i5-8250U – Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

PRICE : $1629.90

PERFORMANCE : 878

Intel Core i7-8550U – Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

PRICE : $1713.99

PERFORMANCE : 959 (+9.2%)

Intel Core i7-8650U – Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

PRICE : $2178.99

  • Photoshop : Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

Intel Core i5-8250U – Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

PRICE : $1629.90

PERFORMANCE : 10.88

Intel Core i7-8550U – Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

PRICE : $1713.99

PERFORMANCE : 11.63 (+6.9%)

Intel Core i7-8650U – Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga

PRICE : $2178.99

PERFORMANCE : 8.74 (-19.7%)

(laptopmedia.com, http://bit.ly/2G7X6Cx)

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