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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the portability and reliability. The screen and durability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the battery and performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Tablet


Last year, pretty much every tech company under the sun focused on releasing prosumer devices. Which is why you may be forgiven for overlooking Lenovo's newly unveiled Thinkpad X1 Tablet here at CES 2016.

Jan, 2016

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet review


A bruiser of a business slate, but not the champion

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

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Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet review: A Surface Pro 4 rival you can count on


Expensive and almost flawless, the ThinkPad X1 Tablet is a deserving Surface Pro 4 competitor

Still don't know what to spend your hard-earned cash on? Check out our Best laptop 2016 guide to help you make the right decision.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Jacob Krol (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet review: A Surface-like tablet with a grab bag of add-ons


This Windows slate has the standard keyboard cover, but also offers optional add-ons, from a projector to a port replicator.

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Tablet offers modular add-on options, and has a sharp display and a great keyboard.

The Intel Core m3 base model is not the fastest machine around, and adding faster parts and optional modules can get expensive. There's no slot or magnetic anchor for the optional stylus.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 tablet isn't as slick as some other Windows tablets, but its modular add-ons give it a cool built-to-order feel.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet review: The Surface Pro 4 rival you can expand


Pricey and quirky, Lenovo's modular ThinkPad X1 Tablet is a formidable Surface Pro 4 rival

The ThinkPad X1 Tablet is a peculiar mix of the wonderful and the awkward, then, but how does it stack up against its key rivals, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and HP Elite X2 in terms of the overall package? In some ways it surpasses both of them,...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Alan Lu (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet review


This modular Project Ara-ish tablet comes apart at the seams

Good quality screen; Fast and accurate fingerprint reader

Poorly designed modules and docking mechanism; Disappointing build quality; Short battery life; Awkward, fiddly when used on lap; Iffy touchpad

Lenovo’s upgradeable modular Windows tablet is less a vision of the future and more a collection of mistakes to avoid

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet


Lenovo's ThinkPad line has a proud history of great design, which continues with this new convertible tablet.

Kickstand ; Pen holder ; Different feature modules

Middling performance

If you’re the type of person who focuses mainly on benchmarks, you might be better off buying a competing convertible tablet. I still rate the ThinkPad X1 Tablet highly, though, since its performance ranks in the “good enough” category for many...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 (1291-23M) ultraportable laptop


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 review: A 13in semi-rugged ultraportable with a full-voltage Core i5 CPU

Semi-rugged design ; Full-voltage Intel Core i5 CPU ; Solid state drive

Touchpad could be better ; Had problems recognising SIM cards ; Could use more premium features

The ThinkPad X1 is the type of laptop that no reviewer wants to give back to the vendor. It feels solidly built and great to use, but it could be better. In particular, its touchpad needs refinement, it could use more premium features such as an...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Mark Coppock (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2 review


Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Tablet is a workhorse 2-in-1, but it's too expensive.

Solid productivity performance ; Excellent detachable keyboard ; Unique expansion options ; Fanless design ; Strong build quality test for MIL-SPEC 810G

Not as sleek as Surface Pro ; Can get hot when working hard ; Display doesn’t measure up for the price ; Battery life is just ok

The ThinkPad X1 Tablet is not a perfect 2-in-1, but it is a good one. It offers a robust build that’s more resistant to dings and dents than most tablets, and its detachable keyboard is superior to most. It’s held back, however, by a mediocre display...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Devindra Hardawar (

​The ThinkPad X1 Tablet is like a Surface with a business twist


Imagine the unholy union of Microsoft's Surface lineup and the iconic Thinkpad, and you have the ThinkPad X1 Tablet. It's not Lenovo's first Surface clone -- that would be the cheaper and less equipped Miix 700 -- but it's the company's first for its...

Impressively thin and light ; Comes with a keyboard ; Actually works well on your lap

Subpar battery life ; Keyboard and trackpad aren't as refined as Microsoft's Surface Type Cover ; Stylus feels slippery on the screen ; Was supposed to undercut the Surface Pro on price, but doesn't

With the ThinkPad X1 Tablet, Lenovo made a solid attempt at building a Surface-like device for business users. It's not really stylish, but it's one of the few hybrid tablets/laptops that'll get work done. Unfortunately, poor battery life and a sloppy...

May, 2016

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:0.5


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


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


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Certification:EPEAT Gold, GREENGUARD, Low Halogen, MIL-STD-810G / EPEAT Gold, GREENGUARD, Low Halogen, MIL-STD-810G
Colour of product:Black
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Detachable) / Slate
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise / Enterprise, Small Business
Kids tablet: No
Product colour:Black
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes
Surface coloration:Monotone


Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display brightness:360
Display diagonal:30.5
Display Resolution:2160 x 1440
Display Technology:IPS
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Plug and Play:Y


Graphics adapter:HD GRAPHICS 515
Graphics adapter family:Intel


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard style:Straight
Numeric keypad:Y
Windows keys:Y


Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1866


Form factor:Ambidextrous
Mouse included:N


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:No / Y / Yes
4G:No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Dual SIM support: No
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, 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
WWAN:No / Y / Yes

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 50

Other features

Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y / Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
L2 Cache:512
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Processor Socket:BGA 1515 / BGA1515
USB connector type:USB Type-A, USB Type-C

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Keyboard Included:N / Y
Keyboard language:Swiss / US English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard supplied:No / Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Stylus pen:Y / Yes


Stylus pen:Y


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Barometer: No
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Position location:N / Y / Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / No / Y / Yes
Microphone in:N / No / Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Mini-USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB connector type:USB Type-A, USB Type-C


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


Bus type:OPI
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor: No
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,2x2,1x4,4x1
Processor ARK ID:88197 / 88198 / 88199 / 88202
Processor boost frequency:2.2 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 3.1
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SR2EG / SR2EH / SR2EM / SR2EN
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core M / Intel® Core™ M
Processor frequency:0.9 / 1.1 / 1.2
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:M3-6Y30 / m5-6Y54 / m5-6Y57 / M7-6Y75
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor package size:20
Processor Series:Intel Core m3-6Y series / Intel Core m5-6Y series / Intel Core m7-6Y series
Processor threads:4
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes


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


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Operating System Version:64
Trial software:Microsoft Office


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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.9 / 209.5 / 21
Height :1.3 / 1.35 / 1.36 / 13.7 / 8.45 / 8.75 / 9
Weight:1.01 / 1.05 / 1.07 / 1.1 / 767 / 770 / 795 / 905
Width:29 / 29.1 / 291 / 291.5