Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7 – Top 5 Pros and Cons

The Lenovo ThinkPad family has the X1 subbrand, which is all about premium materials and introducing new features to the business world. The latest ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7 has a boatload of Alder Lake CPU options, as well as quality displays.

All of that comes in a portable chassis, so you can carry the X1 Yoga everywhere with you. What’s more is that it’s a convertible, increasing functionality and allowing for more use cases. You can enjoy the touchscreen both in the office and at home.

Today we’re giving you a quick overview of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7: Full Specs / In-depth Review

3 reasons to BUY the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7

1. Input devices

The laptop has an excellent keyboard, with long key travel and clicky feedback. The cooling solution also draws air from between the keys. How Lenovo managed to have such key travel inside a 15.5 mm device is crazy. The touchpad is covered in glass, and not Mylar, which is an upgrade in our opinion. It’s very smooth and responsive. We see three physical buttons above it, which work with the TrackPoint.

2. I/O

The port selection on the device is pretty decent, offering two USB Type-A 3.2 (Gen. 1) ports, two USB4 ports with Thunderbolt 4 support, an HDMI 2.0b port, and a 3.5 mm audio jack. We really would have loved to see an SD card reader, since it doesn’t cost a lot and the laptop is already pretty expensive as it is.

3. Display quality

There are two display options, both with a 14-inch diagonal and a 16:10 aspect ratio. The base configuration has an FHD+ IPS display, but we settled for the 4K OLED option, which delivers excellent viewing angles and a very high pixel density of 323 PPI. The panel reaches 400 nits of brightness, while the infinite contrast ratio ensures vibrant colors. The display fully covers the sRGB and DCI-P3 gamuts.

The OLED panel is pretty accurate on its own inside the DCI-P3 color gamut and with a D65 white point.

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2 reasons NOT to buy the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7

1. Upgradeability

The laptop brings soldered RAM, with up to 32GB of LPDDR5 memory. At least it runs in quad-channel mode and has a pretty high speed of 5200MHz. For storage, you get one M.2 slot that supports Gen 4 SSDs.

Here is our detailed teardown video, which shows how to get inside the ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7 both for upgradeability, but also for clean-up and maintenance.

2. Battery life

The laptop has a 57Wh battery pack, which doesn’t offer the longest battery life, especially with the 4K OLED panel. It lasts for 7 hours and 38 minutes of Web browsing, or 4 hours and 46 minutes of video playback. Now, we conduct the battery tests with the Windows Better performance setting turned on, screen brightness adjusted to 120 nits, and all other programs turned off except for the one we are testing the notebook with.

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