At CES 2021, Lenovo announced a wide range of updates to its ThinkPad X1 lineup, including an all-new model, the ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga. Aside from the titanium titanium chassis, the X1 Titanium Yoga is also the thinnest ThinkPad ever made at just 0.43 inches. For comparison, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is 0.63 inches and the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 0.62 inches.
The ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga is also an extremely light laptop, weighing just 2.5 pounds. Still, it’s not as light as the 2.4-pound ThinkPad X1 Carbon, but it’s one of the best new laptops to come out of CES so far.
The other major difference between the Titanium Yoga and other ThinkPads is the screen size. It has a 13.5-inch display with a unique aspect ratio of 3: 2. Laptop screen shapes tend to be 16:10 or 3: 2, but it’s still a unique feature. , especially in the ThinkPad line.
The screen has a somewhat odd resolution of 2,256 x 1,504, or 201 pixels per inch. Lenovo says it’s a 100% sRGB display that peaks at 450 nits. Other ThinkPad X1 laptops have had an option for a sharper 4K display, but it looks like the Titanium Yoga will stick with a more modest resolution. This is, however, a marked increase in pixel density over standard 1080p laptops.
The X1 Titanium Yoga is part of the Yoga family, which means it has a 360 ° hinge and can turn into a tablet. The X1 Yoga was the first ThinkPad to ditch the iconic black aesthetic for a more conventional aluminum silver, but the Titanium Yoga increases the stakes with the use of an even thinner and stronger material.
Unlike the standard X1 Yoga, the Titanium Yoga does not include a built-in slot for storing the stylus.
Ports & Jack
The ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga only has two Thunderbolt 4 ports on the left side, with just a headphone jack on the opposite side. It lacks the HDMI and two USB-A ports found on the X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga.
Inside, the X1 Titanium Yoga receives the same updates Lenovo has made to the entire ThinkPad X1 line of laptops, Intel’s 11th generation vPro processors. These build on the success of the Tiger Lake processors, but now with the security and business benefits of the vPro platform. Notably, the 11th generation vPro features Intel Iris Xe graphics, the vastly improved integrated graphics found in the latest round of Intel processor updates for laptops.
The X1 Titanium Yoga is not as configurable as its siblings, however. It reaches a maximum of 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of SSD storage. The X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga can be configured with twice the memory and twice the storage.
However, all new ThinkPads feature an improved 5-megapixel webcam and Dolby Voice, to hopefully improve the video conferencing setup. They are still only 720p, so the wait for 1080p will have to continue.
ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 and X1 Yoga Gen 6
Lenovo also announced updates to its popular ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga, now in Generation 9 and Generation 6, respectively. The updates are not major revisions, but there are some significant changes.
First, both laptops now use a 14-inch 16:10 aspect ratio rather than the traditional 16: 9. Lenovo still offers a ridiculous number of display options, ranging from FHD touchscreen to UHD. Of course, the resolutions have changed due to the new aspect ratio, but Lenovo did not provide the specific pixel resolution. On both devices, Lenovo also moved the power button just above the keyboard, which now includes an integrated fingerprint reader.
The other big change concerns the materials. In its 9th generation, Lenovo is now introducing a version of the X1 Carbon that uses a more prominent “carbon weave” top cover. This is a material similar to what XPS laptops use in their palm rests. A standard “black cover” model is also available.
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 features a new color “Storm Gray”, a slightly dark shade of silver with brushed aluminum on the sides. The X1 Yoga is the heaviest and thickest of the three options at 3 pounds and 0.59 inches thick.
The ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga will be available from January, starting at $ 1,899. The X1 Carbon starts at $ 1,429 and the X1 Yoga starts at $ 1,569, but both will be available a month later in February 2021.