Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano takes the concept of thin and light Ultrabook to a new level, and I mean, it’s good.
When I took the X1 Nano out of the box, my real impression of the X1 Nano was the first impression.really This one Light? As it turns out, yes: Despite the 13.3-inch display panel, the ThinkPad X1 Nano weighs only 2 pounds. This is about 1 pound lighter than a typical Ultrabook, and therefore 30% lighter than most similar products. It is also the lightest ThinkPad made by Lenovo.
Of course, when you reduce so much weight from your laptop, you have to put in some effort. To be sure, although the keyboard and wrist rest look perfectly capable of the job, they are smaller than the full size. The monitor does not support multi-touch or smartpens, which is great on laptops. Like the Apple MacBook Air, there are only two USB-C / Thunderbolt 4 ports on the left side of the PC.
This is not an ideal choice, but Lenovo may bet that with such a thin and light laptop that attracts a large audience, they will endure the absence of any traditional ports. Moreover, ThinkPads buyers are different from Apple fans, at least they have many options on these ports if they need it.
In addition to its epic lightness, Nano has more to see. The display has an ideal 16:10 aspect ratio, so it is more suitable for productivity work than a more typical 16:9 display. And it has a very high resolution (if unusual) of 2160 x 1350. The strange thing is that these bezels are larger than I expected on this kind of PC.
The build quality is exactly what ThinkPad expects, and its carbon fiber top and magnesium alloy bottom also provide the same durability promise.
Inside, Nano is completely modern. It is powered by the 11th generation Intel Core processor (Corei7-1160G7 in the review unit), which provides up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of PCIe NVMe SSD-based storage. As an Intel Evo PC, Nano also has Intel Iris Xe graphics capabilities, which may be the biggest improvement when compared with previous processors. It also has Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.
Nano also supports Windows Hello fingerprint recognition through a small square sensor on the right wrist, and Windows Hello facial recognition through a 720p webcam, which even has a manual protective privacy cover.
For a configuration with a Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage space, the ThinkPad X1 Nano starts at about $950. This is quite reasonable, but the current price of the review unit with Core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM and 512 GB storage space is about twice that price, which seems too high.
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