Lenovo X1 Yoga Gen 3 (G3) – Overview and Reviews

Lenovo X1 Yoga Gen 3 (G3) – Overview and Reviews

Hi all,
Just a quick note on the new Gen 3 Lenovo X1 Yoga as it hits the market (we have stock).
Review:  Overall the Gen 2 was a great machine and Gen 3 (G3) has some big shoes to fill – on first looks, quality is not much different from the previous generations.  Black, slim and wonderful.  Perfect for the user who wants to charge it, then walk around all day and into the night with a powerful yet light weight laptop/notebook.   The unit weighs the same as the old one or so close it doesn’t matter.  you still get all the annoying lack of ports (Ethernet is through a USB dongle) but Wifi seems to be the way to go nowdays anyway.

Biggest difference we could see is the Screen – it’s brighter and more vibrant than the G2 allowing a higher visibility outdoors and in glare.

Please note – 4G and Memory is not upgradeable, it’s bonded/Soldered to motherboard.

Rating:  4.5 Stars.


From Lenovo website: Features

The Lenovo X1 yoga G3, includes robust security features, like ThinkShutter, which covers the front-facing HD webcam, and match-on-chip fingerprint readers with anti-spoofing technology that helps to safeguard company data while featuring a more secure way to authenticate log-in credentials. And with Cortana Premium and 360-degree far field communications, the system can be activated easily with voice commands. What’s more, the global LTE-A option (coming soon) keeps the X1 Yoga connected around the world, WiFi or not. Additionally, this device is available as Microsoft AutoPilot ready, which offers business-ready preloads. What more could an IT administrator ask for!

Dazzle yourself & others

The new design of the Lenovo X1 yoga G3, 20LDS00600 will surely dazzle. The dark black, soft-touch cover and the sleek silver option both include colour-coded hinges. And the 14” display options are bigger and more stunning than ever.

Choose the low-weight touch option with the FHD display. Or go with the dramatic Dolby Vision™ (high-dynamic-range) HDR technology option, which features WQHD 500 nits and 100% colour gamut. As the first PC to include Dolby Vision, our new X1 laptops deliver increased brightness, expanded contrast, amazingly accurate colors, and refined detail. Either way, you get a super-bright display in a narrow-bezel design. And the best part? Minimal impact on battery life!

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga HDR display with Dolby Vision, showing amazing detail and color accuracy of a parrot's wings in flight.
Amp up your game

The new 8th generation Intel® Quad Core™ CPUs boost performance 35% over the previous generation. Memory is even faster too with LPDDR3. What’s more, when you add in the global LTE-A card, you can keep your ThinkPad Lenovo X1 yoga G3, connected with or without WiFi. Plus, if you opt for the IR camera, it includes Glance technology, which merges face-tracking, eye-tracking, and gaze-tracking, resulting in a more intuitive and productive interaction by automatically focusing the cursor and shifting windows with just a move of your eye!

Go from 0 to 80 in 60

The Lenovo X1 yoga G3, delivers up to 15 hours of battery life. And if you’re running low, the RapidCharge technology provides 80% capacity in just one hour. So a 60-minute lunch break or a layover can easily boost your battery up to 12 hours. What more could a traveler want?

Prepare to be thunderstruck

The Lenovo X1 yoga G3, includes Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3—the technology that brings lightning-fast Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps. Connect a cable from your USB-C port to a Thunderbolt 3-enabled device, capabilities – all in one port and get four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other port type, while also supplying power. So you get Thunderbolt, USB-C, and DisplayPort.

Wise men speak when they have something to say

With Cortana Premium, you can speak commands to your Lenovo X1 yoga G3, 20LDS00600 from 4 metres away. The integrated 360-degree far field microphones ensure your voice carries the weight it’s due. Wake your device with a simple phrase. Quickly and easily find files and calendar events. Even put your system into Modern Standby mode, which improves battery performance. So go ahead and speak your mind and boost your productivity at the same time.

Talk about flexibility!

The innovative Rise and Fall Keyboard on the ThinkPad Lenovo X1 yoga G3, 20LDS00600 adapts to you. When you fold it into Laptop Mode, the keys rise so you can easily create a spreadsheet or write a report. Then when you fold it into itself for Tablet Mode, the keys recess and lock. You get greater comfort and convenience with the completely flat surface.

Flick your finger for privacy

Forgo any concerns about being watched or inadvertently turning on the webcam with the new ThinkShutter. This built-in sliding cover ensures front-facing camera privacy and security when you opt for the HD camera. It’s easy to use and delivers strong protection.

Unleash your creativity

The Lenovo X1 yoga G3, 20LDS00600 includes the ThinkPad Pen Pro, a rechargeable pen. Sketch. Sign documents. Take notes. And never worry about running out of ink or needing batteries. Plus it’s built-in, so you won’t misplace it. Go ahead and create—there are no limits to where your imagination can take you.

Good thing it’s drool-proof

Quickly log in with ease with Windows Hello using just the touch of your finger or the view of your face if you opt for the IR camera. What’s more, the fingerprint reader thwarts biometric hacking with anti-spoofing technology — the fingerprint image is saved inside the chip, so it’s not sent out for authentication when you sign in. Your data is protected too, with the discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM), that encrypts your information. And if that’s not enough to make IT administrators love the new X1 Yoga, then the ThinkPad’s FIDO authentication capability is sure to have them drooling.  Fast Identity Online — or FIDO — enables hardened authentication that wraps your access info in three layers of security. FIDO authentication protects your online credentials, when you sign in to websites like Facebook or Google, or make payments via PayPal. This global solution creates better security for online services, reduces costs for organisations, and is simpler and safer for users.

ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen
General Processor 8th Gen Intel Core

i5-8250U Processor (6M Cache, 1.6 GHz, 3.4 GHz max)

i7-8550U Processor (8M Cache, 1.8 GHz, 4.0 GHz max)

Storage 256gb – 1TB PCIe SSD OPAL2.0
Max Storage available Up to 1 TB PCIe SSD OPAL2.0
Memory 8 – 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3
Max Memory available memory soldered to systemboard, no SO-DIMM socket
Operating System Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Display Graphic Card Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display / resolution 14″ WQHD IPS (2560 x 1440), 270 nits  OR

14″ FHD IPS (1920 x 1080), 270 nits

Multi-Tought screen Yes
Dimensions & weight Dimensions (WxDxH) 333 x 229 x 17.05 mm
Weight Starting from 1.4 kg
Color Black
Battery Battery 4-cell (57 Wh), integrated
Run time Up to 15 hours
Accessories Camera Standard: 720p HD camera with ThinkShutter
Audio support Stereo with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
Keyboard ThinkPad backlit rise& fall keyboard
UltraNav™ TrackPoint® pointing device and 3+2 buttons multi-touch clickpad
Security Fingerprint reader Match on Chip (MoC) touch fingerprint reader
Camera ThinkShutter
Physical lock
Integrated microcontroller Discrete TPM 2.0 TCG Certifi ed
Sensors Light sensor Ambient Light Sensor
G-sensor 3D accelerometer and 3D magnetometer
Compass None
Gyroscope 3D gyrometer
Dockable https://www.notebooksrus.net.au/product/computer-accessories/lenovo-accessories/lenovo-thinkpad-thunderbolt-3-dock-40ac0135au/
Connexion 4G LTE Optional
WIFI Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265, Wi-Fi 2×2 802.11ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth® 4.2
LAN Via native ethernet dongle
Port / extensions USB Type-C, (Thunderbolt 3) 2 x Thunderbolt (x4 Gen3)
USB 3.0 2 x USB 3.0 (1 x AlwaysOn)
Micro SD card reader 1 x 4-in-1 micro SD card reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC)
Combo audio/microphone jack Combo audio/microphone jack
Warranty Mil-Spec test MIL-STD-810G military certifi cation
Warranty 3 years Depot or onsite
Warranty Upgrade Options https://www.notebooksrus.net.au/product/computer-accessories/lenovo-accessories/lenovo-thinkpad-warranty-5ws0a23006/


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