Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2017) OLED review: versatility for business?


Tuesday 30 January 2018

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga OLED is the latest version of the Lenovo ThinkPad. The main addition of this Lenovo ThinkPad includes its OLED display. This new release is an anticipated one in the world of Lenovo ThinkPads, however, what exactly makes this device different from its previous counterpart, aside from its OLED screen, of course?

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga OLED is clearly more expensive than the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga, first generation. The question is, is it worth it?

Here are the main things you should note about this second generation.

Size and display

This second generation ThinkPad still comes with your standard ThinkPad X1 Yoga measurements, which include 0.69 x 13.1 x 9.0 inches and weighs 1.3kg. It is larger than the EliteBook x360 and slightly thicker than its previous counterpart. Aside from these extra features, however, the dimension itself stays the same. It also comes with your typical comfortable ThinkPad keyboard and an identical carbon exterior. In terms of physical outlooks, it pretty much does not differ from its previous versions.

The OLED upgrade

The OLED screen definitely makes a difference. With a much brighter screen than any of their previous counterparts, it makes using this ThinkPad much more comfortable and great for any multimedia usage. It also comes with a WQHD resolution which makes viewing any photos and videos into an enjoyable experience.


The difference of the ThinkPad X1 Yoga second generation also lays in the CPU. It uses the Intel Core i7-7600U processor, an improvement from the Core i5 in the previous models. It also comes with 16GB of memory and a 512GB SSD, where you can also choose to upgrade the storage to 1TB.

Under the i7-7600U this ThinkPad is definitely much more powerful and faster in terms of performance. The absolute powerhouse when it comes to multitasking and on-the-go productivity. The extra storage also makes this laptop a great companion for multimedia work.

Battery life

The battery life works at a relatively good pace for a power-consuming laptop. Despite the power of the i7-7600U and the OLED screen, it managed to last for around 11 hours, which is great for a notebook with this capacity.


In conclusion, yes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga second generation is more expensive but for a reason. The selling price of this notebook starts at US $1,682 while the previous versions started at US $1,099. It is understandable as to why the prices differ in this range, seeing how this second generation notebook has more power and features. With a brighter and greater screen with more memory and capacity, this is definitely the ideal laptop for everyday work needs and productivity. So the ThinkPad X1 Yoga (OLED) is definitely worth it if you are looking for a powerhouse work companion.