For mobile, multi-tasking users, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga
marks the start of an exciting new chapter. A lightweight, business-class hybrid that balances
the competing demands of performance, reliability and mobility – effortlessly.
Where flexibility meets functionality
The challenge for the ThinkPad X1 Yoga design team was to consider how the design
could be thinner and lighter, without compromising on quality or durability. Every aspect was
reviewed with the needs of mobile users in mind. The end result is a product that exhibits
craftsmanship and innovation from every angle.
New hinge design
The Yoga hinge has been completely re-engineered to support the ThinkPad X1 Yoga’s thinner,
lighter form factor. The design is now smaller, but it still provides ‘Lift ‘n’ Lock’
functionality, while supporting a retractable keyboard with spill-resistant capability. The
newly designed hinge also upholds ThinkPad’s reputation for reliability. Having been tested
vigorously through 30,000 cycles, the Yoga hinge delivers the same reliability as Lenovo’s
Intelligent sensing technology has been introduced, which can extend battery life by up to 70% in
some use cases. By designing the system and thermals to recognise how a system is being used,
power management can be adjusted to match the mode in use.
Intelligent cooling has also been introduced to provide the perfect balance of comfort and power.
By alternating between full performance mode and cool mode, depending on how the device is being
used, intelligent cooling delivers a system that’s up to 15% cooler and 10% quieter when ‘on
lap’ – with no loss of performance.
Designed for WWAN
Support for high-speed WWAN networks is now incorporated into the ThinkPad X1 Yoga. To achieve
this, a unique Magnesium-Aluminum hybrid C cover was designed to include an area of
non-conductive material that allows cellular waves to pass through to the antenna in the
To enhance the stylus experience, ThinkPad engineers have used active capacitive technology that
analyses and optimises the interaction between the stylus and the ThinkPad X1 Yoga touchscreen.
The result is a more accurate, fluent and flexible writing experience – and a more
cost-effective solution. The dockable pen is charged and stored in-system, and delivers
performance that is comparable with a digitizer, without adding depth or weight to the system.
It charges fast too, with a 15-second charge providing 100 minutes of usage.