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2018 ThinkPad X1 Yoga - $1,889

2018 ThinkPad X1 Yoga - $1,889

Lenovo's 2018 ThinkPad X1 Yoga doesn't look exciting, but Alexa support and a fantastic display make it hard to beat.

Like other devices in this round-up, this Surface Book alternative doesn't have a detachable display. Instead, you fold its display back. When you do, every key on its keyboard retracts into the keyboard deck. Thanks to that, you never need to worry that you might accidentally damage a key in tablet mode.

Lenovo dumped a solid bag of tricks into this Windows 10 2-in-1. For privacy-minded users, the 2018 ThinkPad X1 Yoga includes a ThinkShutter door. This door blocks you and the world around you from view when you aren't using the camera for video chats.

Read: New ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga and X1 Tablet Have Stunning Displays


The company's new Rapid Charge technology gets the 2018 ThinkPad X1 Yoga back to 80% capacity in just 60 minutes. Combined with its standard 15 hours of battery life, this laptop makes battery life problems a thing of the past.

An included ThinkPad Active Pen charges from a slot in the notebook's slide. That way, you can avoid searching drug stores for batteries you can't find anywhere else.

Finally, a new touch display option gets 2018 ThinkPad X1 buyers stunning visuals. The base model comes with a 1080p 14-inch FHD touch display, but you can swap it for a 2560 x 1440 14-inch WQHD display that has HDR contrast and Dolby Vision. Video looks life-like on this display.

The 2018 ThinkPad X1's internals are ready for anything. You can equip it with up to a quad-core 8th Generation Intel Core processor, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. It charges through one of the two Thunderbolt 3 ports on its side. If you aren't ready to switch to Bluetooth accessories yet, you can rely on the MicroSD card reader, HDMI port, headset jack and 2 USB 3.0 ports to connect extra accessories. Don't worry about sharing your phone's data with this laptop. The ThinkPad X1 Yoga has internet access everywhere your smartphone does.

The 2018 ThinkPad X1 Yoga goes on sale this January for $1,889 in black and silver.

Read More about the 2018 ThinkPad X1 Yoga at Lenovo.com

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