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Lenovo Thinkpad S1 YOGA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad S1 YOGA. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and screen. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the durability and price. The reliability and size get mixed views.

performance, usability, portability, screen, image quality

keyboard, design, battery, price, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Thinkpad S1 YOGA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Scott Stein (

Lenovo ThinkPad 8: An 8-inch Windows tablet, not a laptop


Compact design, a very sharp screen and nice extras make for a very good Windows 8 tablet, but don't expect keyboard accessories -- this one's best used for touch.

The ; runs full Windows 8.1, has an excellent higher-res 8.3-inch display, 64GB of storage standard, all the basic ports you'd need, and fits into a super-slim package.

More expensive than other 8-inch Windows tablets; doesn’t come with a stylus, or keyboard; other tablets have better battery life.

If you’re craving full Windows 8 on a tablet the size of an iPad Mini, and want a great display, the ThinkPad 8 is one of the best we’ve seen...but not by much.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Digit Laptops (

Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Digit Laptops Jayesh Shinde (

Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga Review


The ThinkPad S1 Yoga is a very good attempt to mould an iconic laptop into a functional tablet, one that comes with our full recommendation. It's still a bit heavy to use and operate in tablet mode only, but if you look at this primarily as an...

Great build quality ; Very good keyboard, touchpad ; Duals up nicely as a tablet ; Better-than-average battery life

Heavy as a tablet ; Limited connectivity ports on the body

Jul, 2014

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Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga 20C0003SUK




Nov, 2017

Consumer review (

Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga 20C0003SUK


On paper it's good

The laptop broke 5 times in the first year, as of yet there is no response on how to deal with the faulty laptop

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (

Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga 20C0003SUK


easy to carry, good design, performance satisfactory, easy to use

battery not as good as i thought, sometimes slows down

Apr, 2017

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Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga 20C0003SUK


Looks great. When everything is updated works well.

All the software updates which cause problems. Keyboard light not working sound went on dvds. Really annoying

Mar, 2017

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Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga 20C0003SUK


Love the screen for resolution, touch is a nice extra. Although I don't use it much tablet mode is nice to have.

Where the Function button is located. Forever having to re-copy text.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (

Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga 20C0003SUK


Solid laptop/tablet with very good performance and good size weight. Touch screen is very responsive and I like the little touches (keys retract when opened to table mode, and backlight on keyboard). My work applications work very fast.

One key was getting stuck. Had to remove and reinsert and is mostly fixed. But that could happen with any laptop, so minor point really. Perhaps, it is not as small and slick as other laptops, but for this price, performance and features, who cares!!

Mar, 2016

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Best Laptop I have ever owned


Honestly I owned a surface pro 2 tablet and have played with the surface 3 as well. This is leaps and bounds better than both via functionality and without the firmware updates that constantly love to break the surface tablets. I would say that for...

Almost everything. build quality to the beautiful screen. Wacom functionality is also very nice and accurate. The flat keyboard in tablet mode is also awesome

The anti-glare coating unfortunately gets scratched up using lenevo's provided stylus which is ridiculous but thankfully the scratches aren't really THAT noticeable. Also the coating layer can be removed to reveal the gorilla glass, so though minor I...

Oct, 2014

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater v4
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2


Battery capacity (Watt hours):47
Battery life (max):7 / 8
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:8


Front Camera: Yes


Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Folder)
Housing material:Aluminium, Magnesium
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Ultrabook


3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300 / 400
Display diagonal:31.8
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1200
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard number of keys:83
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes


Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4


3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater v4

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Stylus pen:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes


Ambient light sensor: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
Microphone in: No
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


AC adapter power:45


Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 2x4 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.9 / 3.3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.9 / 2.1
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I5-4200U / I5-4300U / I7-4600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / D0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology:No / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):No / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75459 / 76308 / 76616 / I5-4300U / I7-4600U
Processor code:SR170 / SR1EA / SR1ED
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot: Yes
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, Power on, Supervisor / HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes


Bundled software:Lenovo Support, Lenovo Companion, Lenovo Cloud Storage, Password Manager, ThinkVantage System Update, Skype
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:Norton Internet Security, Microsoft Office


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
HDD Capacity:500
HDD interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:16 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / Serial ATA III
SSD capacity:16 / 256
SSD interface:M.2 / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:180 / 256 / 516

Weight & Dimensions

Height :1.88 / 1.93 / 1.94
Weight:1.57 / 1.6 / 1.63