Is Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga available with an anti-glare screen?

Is Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga available with an anti-glare screen?

Why is an anti-glare screen beneficial?

Anti-glare screens can be incredibly useful if your house has a ton of windows or if you like to use your devices at the beach or in other sunny areas. This is because they have a layer in them that doesn't reflect light, thus reducing the likelihood of the sun's rays bouncing off of your screen and blocking your viewing angle.

Is it worth downgrading to Gen 3 for?

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga.

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

Unfortunately, while anti-glare screens are awesome, you can only get one for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 model, not the latest Gen 4 one. For many, choosing the weaker device will be worth it for the anti-glare display, but the drawbacks are worth highlighting.

The biggest difference? Unlike the latest model that can be configured with a 4K HDR screen, the best possible display available for the Gen 3 is a 2560 x 1440 WQHD screen. It has HDR too, but ultimately, it doesn't compare to 4K. Also, the best possible processor you can get for the Gen 3 is the Intel Core i7-8650U, which is marginally less capable than the top processor available for the Gen 4 device, the Intel Core i7-8665U. However, the i7-8650U is no slouch and will still perform well.

The final major difference between the two variants of the laptop is that the speakers of the Gen 4 model have Dolby Atmos, while those of the Gen 3 does not. Both generations of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga can be configured with LTE, 16 GB of RAM, and 1 TB of SSD space, and both of them have two Thunderbolt 3 ports and two USB 3.1 ports. Both devices are also very light at about three pounds and have a slim profile.

In the end, the Gen 3 variant of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga should be your choice if combating sun glare is a big deal to you, or if you want to save a little money. However, if a top-notch display, a better processor, and improved speaker quality sounds good to you than it would be better to stick with the Gen 4 version of the device.

Brendan Lowry

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