Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga 5G is a crazy thin Intel-based jaw-dropping convertible PC

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Titanium Yoga Lead
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Titanium Yoga Lead (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga is a brand-new laptop from Lenovo for 2021.
  • It's made from titanium, magnesium, and carbon, weighing just 2.5lbs.
  • It features Intel 11th Gen processors with optional 5G.
  • Pricing starts at $1,899 and it goes on sale this month.

Lenovo's ThinkPad line has a long legacy, and with CES 2021, many new refreshes to existing models like the famed X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga.

But Lenovo also has an entirely new model: ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga 5G.

Thin as a tablet, packed with an Intel 11th Gen Core i7 processor, optional 5G connectivity, and a remarkable 3:2 aspect ratio, this 2-in-1 laptop (with an included pen) is the ultimate mobile productivity machine.

ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga 5G Specs and features

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Titanium Yoga Hero

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As the name implies, Lenovo is using real titanium in this laptop — specifically the lid. It's cool to the touch, very light, but also incredibly resilient. Lenovo also uses its other famed materials like a magnesium chassis with carbon for the lower half.

The result? A 2.54-pound (1.15kg) convertible laptop does everything a Windows computer can do in 2021. It's just a bit over 11mm thin, which means the keyboard deck is actually as thin as an iPhone 12 Mini.

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CategoryThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga (Gen 1)
OSWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
ProcessorUp to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 vPro
GraphicsIntel Iris Xe
StorageUp to 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD
Display13.5 inches
3:2 aspect ratio
Dolby Vision
2256x1504 (2K)
450 nits, 100%sRGB
PenLenovo Precision Pen
PortsTwo Thunderbolt 4
3.5mm audio
AudioDual top-firing speakers
Dolby Atmos
Four microphones
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6
CameraFront-facing 720p
Privacy shutter
SecurityIR camera
Fingerprint reader
Dimensions11.71 x 9.14 x 0.45 inches
(297.5mm x 232.7mm x 11.5mm)
WeightFrom 2.54 pounds (1.15kg)

But it's not just thin and light. Lenovo ships the X1 Titanium with up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 vPro (i7-1160G7), 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB SSD for storage.

For those who want to be connected all the time, there's an optional Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modem (which falls back to 4G LTE is there is no 5G).

The 13.5-inch display is also attractive as it is a 3:2 aspect, which is like what Microsoft uses in its Surface line. The 2256 x 1504 screen supports Dolby Vision with a decent 450 nits of brightness.

Touch and inking are also supported, with Lenovo tossing in one of its smartpens in the box.

While there are only two Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports Lenovo adds in a Type-C Ethernet dongle and a larger dongle with extra ports including HDMI and Type-A for expandability.

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Titanium Yoga

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Like all ThinkPads, there is support for Lenovo's TrackPoint system and familiar smile-keys. While the keyboard is shallow, it's as good as you would expect from Lenovo. The two top-firing speakers with Dolby Atmos are not the most powerful, but considering this laptop's size and features are quite good.

The X1 Titanium Yoga is also certified with Intel Evo, which ensures fast resume and long battery life, Wi-Fi 6, and other modern features from the 11th Gen of processors.

So, how is it? I've been using the X1 Titanium Yoga all weekend, and so far, it's been flawless. I'll have a deeper dive later this week, but so far, this is my favorite laptop of CES 2021. If you have questions about this laptop, leave them in the comments, and I'll try to answer.

ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga will be available to order starting January 2021, with prices starting at $1,899.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.