On budget OLED hybrid: ThinkPad X1 Yoga

Lenovo has made its jump to be one of the manufacturers to produce OLED laptops. After making several variations of the Yoga hybrid such as different colors and features, screen sizes and all sorts of flipping and folding to 360 degrees, the company has now added an OLED display to its latest 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Yoga. The latest ThinkPad model is now one of the first laptops to have the new type of screen.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga stylus

Lenovo previously announced that OLED will come to its Yoga model during the CES 2016 on January. The company now made the OLED Yoga available for the consumers. The OLED offers a huge difference compared to the usual LCD screens in aspects of gaming and watching videos.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 360 degrees

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga does not gain a much change when it comes to its outside appearance. The laptop is made in the combination of carbon fiber cover and magnesium alloy hinges. The lack of fancy and appealing design compliments the laptop’s work functions. The X1 Yoga weights at 2.8 pounds with the thinness of 0.67-inches. It offers three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI and miniDisplayPort connectors and a microSD card slot. It also has a built in fingerprint sensor on the right portion of its trackpad. It also comes with its own stylus for drawing or note taking.

The big headline on this hybrid PC is its 14-inch OLED display that looks fantastic not only when watching movies or playing games, it also offers improvements on productivity work. The display offers a brighter colors and deep black levels, which are very known OLED characteristics. It is significantly sharper than a 1080p display with its 2,560 x 1,440 resolution. Below are the key specs of the Think Pad X1 Yoga.

Lenovo Think Pad X1 Yoga specs

Processor: Up to Intel® Core™ i7 vPro™ Processor
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 520
Memory: Up to 16 GB DDR3
Storage: Up to 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD
Camera / Microphone: 720p / Digital Array Microphone
Battery: Up to 11 Hours (52 WHr)

14″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) OLED, Touch, 300 nits
14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, Touch, 300 nits
14″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS, Anti-Glare, 300 nits

Dimensions (W x D x H):

(inches) : 13.11″ x 9.01″ x 0.66″
(mm) : 333 x 229 x 16.8
OLED Version (inches) : 13.11″ x 9.01″ x 0.67″
OLED Version (mm) : 333 x 229 x 17

Weight: Starting at 2.8 lbs (1270 g)
Security and Manageability:

Kensington® Lock
Touch Fingerprint Reader
Intel® vPro™ Technology

Other Unique Features: Dockable Stylus Pen
I/O (Input/Output) Ports:

Mini DisplayPort™
3 x USB 3.0


Snowfield Peak 2 x 2 a/c + Bluetooth® 4.1 (Non-vPro™)
Snowfield Peak 2 x 2 a/c + Bluetooth® 4.1 (vPro™)

If you are looking for a budget-friendly OLED laptop, the latest X1 Yoga is considerably a right choice. It offers an entry level model that comes with Core i5 processor with half the size of RAM and SSD storage for $1,682.00 which is equivalent to ₱78K.