How is Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga battery life?

How is Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga battery life?

Best answer: Clocking in at around eight to nine hours, the battery life of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is solid, but not amazing. Still, it will be enough for most users.Cutting edge quality: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (opens in new tab) (From $1,142 at Lenovo)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga battery life, in-depth

On a full charge, doing normal activities such as browsing the web or running productivity programs, you can expect to get about eight to nine hours out of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga. This is far from the best battery life out there, but it's far from being a bad performance, either; in fact, as long as you don't forget to charge it each night, folks who plan on using the laptop every day have nothing to worry about.

It's worth noting, though, that some activities and settings can cause the battery to drain at an increased rate. Playing games, editing media, streaming video, and using max screen brightness will all put some extra strain on your system, so if you want to get the most out of each charge, keep your time spent using or doing these things to a minimum. If you want to extend the battery life past the nine hour mark, you can turn down the screen brightness to a low level. This will preserve some of the laptop's juice that would normally be spent to keep a brighter screen lit up.

Why the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is worth buying

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga. (Image credit: Windows Central)

While the battery life of the device is far from spectacular, pretty much everything else about the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is. Between the optional 4K HDR display and the Dolby Atmos speaker system, this laptop has an incredible audio-visual suite that will make any media you enjoy on it look and sound superb. It can be configured with several of Intel's powerful 8th Gen CPU chips, too, and it can be outfitted with up to 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of SSD space, which should be more than enough for all users. Thanks to the built-in fingerprint reader and optional IR camera, the device is compatible with Windows Hello as well. If you want to use the laptop while out and about, you can get it with LTE connectivity.

When it comes to the ThinkPad X1 Yoga's physical design, the device is a winner as well, as its low weight and thickness make carrying it around a breeze. In addition to that, the laptop also comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports and two USB 3.1 ports, giving you tons of flexibility when it comes to connecting peripheral devices.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.