Comparison: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Review
If you need the ultimate portable business laptop, then the powerful Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga is likely your best bet. But which of the two Lenovo laptops is best for you? Both the two thin laptops are very similar in so many ways but some important differences separate the two slabs from each other.
While both share the standard keyboard with an easy to use physical navigation button, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga uses a full aluminium body, and the carbon-fiber touchscreen has a slightly deeper backlighting. Both keyboards have full-sized USB ports, with slots for additional cards as well. On the other hand, the ThinkPad Yoga features a full-sized keyboard and trackpad, while the X1 Nano uses a smaller keyboard and touchpad. However, it also offers an aluminum body.
Both laptops are lightweight and spacious. When comparing the two, it is clear that the ThinkPad’s weight is mostly due to its lack of keyboard and larger keyboard space. However, the magnesium-alloy body of the X1 Nano makes up for its less-than-ideal keyboard space. It is also heavier than the Yoga’s carbon-fiber body, making it feel more substantial and sturdy. And both weighs under three pounds.
In contrast, the ThinkPad Yoga relies heavily on the carbon fiber body for key components. The screen, for example, is covered in a rich dark gray carbon fiber. This thick and heavy material provides a striking contrast to the black or gray titanium keyboard. The ThinkPad Yoga’s carbon fiber keyboard is also larger than the one on the x1 Nano, which makes using the notebook difficult.
Comparing the battery life of each laptop, you will see that the ThinkPad performs much better when compared with the Yoga. The Yoga’s i5 battery takes close to three hours to charge fully, while the x1 carbon powered model can go up to five hours between recharging. The battery on the X1 Nano is also smaller, though it lasts longer. In this case, it is probably best to save battery power whenever possible.
The Yoga has a higher screen resolution, but the ThinkPad has a clearer and brighter LCD panel. In addition, the ThinkPad’s brightness is better when comparing videos recorded using the Play videopoker software with those recorded using the X-eye camera phone. While there are several differences in the brightness of the two notebooks, they are nothing compared to the difference between a bright, high contrast black font on the Yoga and a dark, low contrast gray font on the ThinkPad. The ThinkPad’s LCD panel is also much brighter when it is at its optimal brightness. If you are going to be typing a lot, you might prefer the black on the Yoga.
The keyboard of the ThinkPad, like most other manufacturers laptop, is touch sensitive. Many users report that their fingers are just as easily textured or pressed on the keys of the Yoga when compared with the nitty gritty of the keys on the ThinkPad. You will find that the keyboard of the Yoga is more comfortable to use for extended desktop sessions, though the keys of the ThinkPad are firmer and provide a better typing experience for most users. The battery life of the Yoga is also much longer than that of the ThinkPad, giving you longer usage time between charges.
Both notebooks have a very sturdy aluminum body, with the ThinkPad having a slightly heavier and thicker design. The ThinkPad weighs about three pounds, which is average for this type of small laptop. The ThinkPad’s aluminum frame is covered with a soft velour fabric, which adds to the durability of the notebook. This superior quality coupled with the excellent battery life and long battery life make these two laptops some of the best you can buy, especially if you are looking for a very portable and affordable laptop.