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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 Review – Ubergizmo

Summary

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 is designed as a high-end 14-inch convertible laptop for business productivity. The new version features a 16:10 aspect ratio, better cooling, and a host of design refinements. Let’s take a deeper look and put it through its paces.

The specific unit we’re testing has an Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB of RAM, and 512 GB of SSD storage. Our display features the Lenovo Privacy Guard option, which is the most…….

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The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 is designed as a high-end 14-inch convertible laptop for business productivity. The new version features a 16:10 aspect ratio, better cooling, and a host of design refinements. Let’s take a deeper look and put it through its paces.

The specific unit we’re testing has an Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB of RAM, and 512 GB of SSD storage. Our display features the Lenovo Privacy Guard option, which is the most expensive panel. All in all, the test configuration costs $1866.70, according to the Lenovo online configurator.

From a benchmarking and performance standpoint, you could switch over to a 256GB SSD and base 1080p display option and bring the price down to $1604.35 for the same system performance, so that’s the price we’ll use for performance/value ratios. The 8GB version is even $149 cheaper, but we recommend a minimum of 16 GB.

Lenovo offers a wide array of CPU options, and you can expect the performance to scale relatively well according to the price you pay. The same is true for memory, with 8, 16, and 32 GB RAM capacities being offered at purchase time, but note that the memory is soldered to the motherboard.

The SSD (Opal 2.0) storage options are 256, 512, and 1024 GB, which should be enough for office work.

Industrial Design

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen6 (2021) has a thin (14.9mm) and light (3 Lbs) CNC-aluminum chassis that is very agreeable to carry and use. The thinness makes the 360 convertible configurations more natural to use, even though it’s no iPad 12.9 (6.4 mm).

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen6 has a comparable footprint to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen9, one of the most popular high-end laptops Lenovo has. That is much better than the original X1 Yoga, which was noticeably chubbier than the X1 Carbon.

If you want something even thinner, you might want to check the ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga, which we reviewed recently. It does not have the port selection or pen support this X1 Yoga enjoys, though.

“IT LOOKS CLASSY AND BUSINESS-LIKE BUT STILL HAS A DISTINCT PERSONALITY”

I also like the new Aluminum chassis “storm grey” color. It looks classy and business-like but still has a distinct personality. The machined aluminum makes it highly rigid, and it won’t bend or shear at all when closed.

For the DIY inclined, it’s super-easy to open the (ultra-thin) bottom plate to access and swap the SSD drive. The RAM is soldered, and there isn’t much more that’s replaceable, except for the battery, perhaps.

Keyboard, trackpad, and integrated pen

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga’s keyboard is closer to the Lenovo Yoga consumer laptops than your classic ThinkPad keyboard. I find it comfortable with its large keys, 1.3mm …….

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