The ThinkPad Yoga has been around for some time, as a business focused version of the Yoga family, but Lenovo is launching the X1 Yoga today which takes the Yoga series to the next level. It is the first convertible device being launched with an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display. We’ve seen these displays predominately on smartphones, with the occasional tablet as well, but it’s now made its way to the laptop form factor.

Lenovo is using a Samsung OLED as the optional panel, and it’s a 14-inch 2560x1440 version. Samsung is the market leader in OLED technology, so it makes a lot of sense that they would turn to them for this display. The base device comes with a 1920x1080 IPS LCD, and there is also an optional 2560x1440 IPS LCD too, but the OLED should give a large gamut and of course the deep blacks that OLED is known for, along with infinite contrast. It is exciting to see that this technology is now making its way here.

The X1 Yoga also features an active stylus, which docks into the keyboard base. When docked, the pen charges, so keeping the stylus charged and available should be a breeze. Keeping with the tradition of the ThinkPad Yoga, the X1 Yoga’s spill-resistant keys and trackpoint retract into the base when the display is rotated around, to improve the ergonomics when used in tablet mode. Having the keys on the backside is generally one of the big drawbacks of these types of convertibles, but the ThinkPad line solves that little issue.

The laptop is powered by Skylake-U series processors, up to a Core i7 with vPro. You can get up to 16 GB of memory, and a 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD as well. There are plenty of connections available, with three USB 3.0 ports and OneLine+ for Ethernet, along with mDP, HDMI, microSD, and optional 4G LTE, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE modem. It also features WiGig wireless docking, as well as a Windows Hello compatible touch fingerprint reader.

The convertible weighs in at 1.27 kg / 2.8 lbs and is 16.7 mm / 0.66-inches thick.

The new X1 Yoga will be available starting in January, with the OLED model shipping around April. Prices start at $1449.

Source: Lenovo

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  • Lolimaster - Thursday, January 7, 2016 - link

    4:3 is 1.33
    X1 is 1.4142 (basically A4 paper).
    3:2 is 1.5 (best for both media consumption and reading printed/comic/manga)
  • nathanddrews - Sunday, January 3, 2016 - link

    OLED haters gon' hate.
  • extide - Sunday, January 3, 2016 - link

    OLED in a laptop, OMG AMAZEBALLS! Hopefully it's not some shitty pentile layout!!
  • SeleniumGlow - Monday, January 4, 2016 - link

    Yes. I hope not. Pentile on a laptop form factor is going to look so bad. I can already imagine those god horrible green dots if it is a pentile layout.
  • Lolimaster - Monday, January 4, 2016 - link

    Santa san granted my wish, OLED for the PC.
  • Lolimaster - Monday, January 4, 2016 - link

    Well, the 9.7" Galaxy Tab S2 is a full RGB stripe.
  • fokka - Monday, January 4, 2016 - link

    my hopes are up for rgb, because 1440p isn't such a crazy high reslution that it can only be reached by "cheating" and using pentile. but we will see.
  • DanNeely - Monday, January 4, 2016 - link

    Do Lenovo's touchpads work as clickpads, or would my only button options be using the ones on the wrong side of the pad or hoping the driver is smart enough to tell the difference between tapping on the pad to click and putting my finger on it in preparation for moving the cursor.
  • Shadowmage - Monday, January 4, 2016 - link

    I have tap to click enabled on my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, and it works just fine. No issues with differentiating between tapping to click and to move the cursor.
  • Lolimaster - Monday, January 4, 2016 - link


    Mark your calendars boys, this is historic. Sad for the aspect ratio, we need to ditch 16:9 in favor of 3:2, movies should also comply to 3:2 or at max 16:10.

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