CES 2016: Hands On With Lenovo’s Thinkpad X1 YOGA With OLED display

Posted on January 6, 2016 by Brad Sams in Hardware with 0 Comments


For several years, Lenovo has been building high-quality laptops and it looks that that trend is no different in 2016. At CES 2016, they unveiled several new machines but the one that caught my eye is the Thinkpad X1 YOGA.

The laptop can comes equipped Intel’s sixth generation CPU (Skylake) and can support up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of PCIe NVMe storage. But, to fully outfit this machine with the OLED display does run up the price point quite a bit, close to $2000, so it’s not cheap.

But that screen, 2016 is going to be the year of the OLED laptop display, and it will be glorious. HP has a laptop with this technology and now Lenovo too, which means the price point will start to fall as more machines start including this technology. One thing to consider, though, is equipping an OLED display does zap the battery life from 11hrs down to 9.

The colors on this model were vibrant, the viewing angles are spectacular and because it’s a YOGA, the 360-degree hinge means that you can view it however you like.

One of the additional perks you get with this laptop is that it comes with a stylus that has a proper garage in the laptop. I’m not quite sure how much I would use this peripheral on a laptop but, it’s a nice bonus for those who like these kind of things.

Speaking of nice extras, near the right palm rest of the keyboard is fingerprint reader too.

The fit and finish of the laptop is exactly like you would expect from this company. High quality materials all around, the laptop keyboard is quite good and it appears to be an excellent, although pricey, choice for a laptop.

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