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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability. The reliability is also appreciated. There are mixed reviews on the usability and screen. Many are critical about the battery and performance.

durability, reliability, portability

price, performance, battery

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : 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 : 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 : 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

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (

One of the best Microsoft Surface alternatives gets a great update.


The new model, which comes with the keyboard and stylus accessories, features a bigger 13-inch screen.

Jan, 2018