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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and portability are generally positive. The design and reliability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the size and battery, while opinions are divided on the performance.

durability, reliability, design, portability, usability

price, battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jim Hill (techradar.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet (3rd Gen) review

 

A versatile Windows 10 tablet that's also a powerful laptop

Great design and build quality ; ThinkPad Pen Pro included ; Two Thunderbolt 3 ports ; Vivid 13-inch 3K touchscreen

Battery life is still limiting ; Bulkier than the Surface Pro ; Speakers are small and quiet ; It doesn’t sit well on your lap

This Lenovo hybrid is a powerful forward-thinking laptop, with a well-designed tear-off keyboard which when removed leaves you with a sharp, robust and responsive tablet. Add a side-stored stylus and two Thunderbolt 3 ports and you have a Windows 10...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet review

 

A bruiser of a business slate, but not the champion

Versatile modules ; Extendable battery life ; Excellent keyboard cover

Middling battery life ; Poor 'lapability'

For the ThinkPad diehards out there, you've just met the best business-bent tablet that money can buy. For everyone else, Apple or Microsoft's pro tablets can handle about the same tasks for less altogether.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet (2017) review: Competition pushes this competent tablet down

 

Lenovo's second-generation ThinkPad X1 Tablet is a solid, if slightly anemic, two-in-one PC that changes little. Unfortunately, some of its competition has caught up to it.

Generally solid construction with some smart design touches ; Fold-down kickstand makes for a comfortable lap experience ; Fingerprint reader adds Windows Hello capabilities

Mediocre performance ; At press time, on the pricey side ; Expansion modules cost extra

Though the Lenovo X1 tablet and keyboard are shipped as a single unit, Lenovo refers to the keyboard as the ThinkPad X1 Tablet Thin Keyboard Gen 2, as opposed to the first-generation keyboard that shipped with the original X1 Tablet.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 (2nd gen) review

 

Lenovo's second stab at the versatile ThinkPad X1 Tablet is so subtle, you'd never be able to tell from the looks of it. The latest model of the high-end two-in-one hybrid has new seventh-gen Intel processors (up to Core i7) and optional WiGig and...

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 has a sharp screen and offers flexibility through optional modular accessories. Its excellent detachable keyboard is one of the best of its kind.

It has below-average battery life. It's expensive considering its performance.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is a unique professional tablet with modular accessories, though you can find a similar two-in-one hybrid with better battery life for less money.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet review: Smart design makes up for performance shortcomings

 

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Tablet boasts a superb kickstand, smartly designed pen attachments, a solid keyboard, and good-enough performance. It ranks highly among the convertible tablets we've tested.

Superbly designed kickstand makes lap use comfortable again ; Dual pen loop/holders actually secure the pen, unlike competition ; Traditional ThinkPad keyboard performs respectably

A little slower than the competition ; Trackpad and pen could improve ; Pricey enough that you'll want your company to pay for it

The ThinkPad X1 Tablet’s chip runs at the same 1.1GHz core clock speed as the chip in the competing HP Elite x2. Though the two chips are , the x2’s processor includes both vPro and a set of instructions focused on multithreaded performance scaling....

May, 2016

Expert review by : Steve Schardein (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2 (i5-7Y54) Tablet Review

 

Evolution, not revolution. The first generation of Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Tablet was decent, but it had its fair share of flaws. A year later, the latest version has seen little more than a chipset refresh with a few component updates. Is that enough to...

relatively easy maintenance for a tablet/convertible ; very good input devices ; fast system performance ; reasonable operating temperatures ; acceptable battery life ; greatly improved brightness and contrast

sustained performance drop still applies due to passively-cooled chipset ; low-frequency display PWM will likely bother sensitive users ; no Thunderbolt port ; poor speakers ; only 1-year warranty standard

While it’s true that this year’s ThinkPad X1 Tablet (“Gen 2”) amounts to little more than a chipset refresh, the advantages conferred by that update upon the device’s total performance in our testing today were more than minor. For instance, three of...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Charles Jefferies (computershopper.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet (Gen 2) Review and Ratings

 

A "Kaby Lake" update to Lenovo's flagship business tablet (using a renamed Core M CPU), the X1 Tablet's strengths lie in MIL-SPEC design and best-in-class detachable keyboard. A bit more battery life would make it a winner.

Excellent 3:2 screen ; Durable case ; Stable kickstand design ; Best-in-class detachable keyboard

Subpar sound ; Good, but not great, battery life ; Gets hot under CPU-intense usage

The second generation of the ThinkPad X1 Tablet is fairly convincing proof that Lenovo pretty much got it right the first time around. The original model was borderline identical to this model, to the point where one of the noted improvements on the...

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Speaker power:0.5 / 1

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):37 / 38 / 42
Battery life (max):10 / 9.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous video playback time:10
Number of battery cells:2

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:LED / Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Certification:EPEAT Gold, GREENGUARD, Low Halogen, MIL-STD-810G / MIL-STD-810G / MIL-STD-810G, GreenGuard, EPEAT Gold / MIL-STD-810G, GREENGUARD, EPEAT\nGold, Low Halogen / MIL-STD-810G\nGREENGUARD
Colour of product:Black
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Convertible (Detachable) / Slate
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product colour:Black
RoHS compliance:Y

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display brightness:360 / 400
Display diagonal:30.5 / 33
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:2160 x 1440 / 3000 x 2000 / 3200 x 2000
Display Technology:IPS
LED Backlight:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Graphics adapter:HD GRAPHICS 515 / HD Graphics 615 / UHD Graphics 620
Graphics adapter family:Intel

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1866 / 2133

Networking

3G:N / Y
3G standards:DC-HSPA+,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS / HSDPA,HSPA,HSPA+,HSUPA,WCDMA / HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS / HSPA+,UMTS
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1 / 4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / Y
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a,Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac),802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11ad,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WWAN:N / Y

Other features

Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA 1515 / BGA1515

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Docking station included:Y
Keyboard Included:N / Y
Keyboard language:UK English / US English
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard supplied:Y
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus pen:Y
Warranty card:Y

Pen

Stylus pen:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y
Electronic compass:Y
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Gyroscope:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Position location:N / Y
Refurbished:N
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / Y
Microphone in:N / Y
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Mini-USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:100 - 240 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 50/60
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600 / 800
Conflict Free processor:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2+2x1,2x2,1x4,4x1
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967 / 124968 / 88197 / 88199 / 88202 / 95441 / 95452
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 2.8 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.40 / 3.6 / 3.60 / 4 / 4.00 / 4.20
Processor cache:4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR2EG / SR2EH / SR2EM / SR3L8 / SR3LA
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7 / Intel Core M
Processor frequency:1.1 / 1.2 / 1.20 / 1.3 / 1.30 / 1.60 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 1.90
Processor front side bus:2133
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7Y54 / i5-7Y57 / i5-8250U / i7-7Y75 / i7-8550U / i7-8650U / m5-6Y54 / m5-6Y57 / M7-6Y75
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor package size:20 / 20 x 16.5 / 42 x 24
Processor Series:Intel Core m5-6Y series / Intel Core m7-6Y series
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D1 / H0 / Y0
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 4.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Advanced Vector Extensions:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:U
Intel Instruction Replay Technology version:U
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:Y

Software

Bundled software:Lenovo Connect\n- Lenovo Companion\n- Lenovo Setting\n- Microsoft® Offi ce preloaded;\n purchase a product key to activate / Lenovo Connect\nLenovo Companion\nLenovo Setting / Lenovo Connect\n• Lenovo Companion\n• Lenovo Setting\n• Microsoft® Offi ce preloaded;\n purchase a product key to activate
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Operating System Language:English / German / Spanish
Operating System Version:64
Platform:Windows
Trial software:Microsoft Office

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:1000 / 128 / 192 / 256 / 512
Maximum memory card size:64
Storage Media:SSD

Technical Details

Refurbished:N

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:209.5 / 225.6 / 226
Height :13.7 / 14.2 / 14.4 / 14.5 / 8.45 / 8.75 / 8.9
Weight:1.07 / 1.27 / 767 / 770 / 890
Width:291.5 / 304 / 304.1