Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold vs. MacBook Air 13” 2018: Full specs comparison

We have comprehensively analyzed the technical specifications for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold and MacBook Air 13” 2018 models. Our report includes intricate details such as the CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Pros

Reasons that Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is better than MacBook Air 13” 2018.

Newer manufacturing

2020 vs. 2018

Slightly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i5-L16G7 inside Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold has a 17% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i5-8210Y inside MacBook Air 13” 2018.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold - Intel Core i5-L16G7
1,703
MacBook Air 13” 2018 - Intel Core i5-8210Y
1,455
Supports faster memory

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold supports a faster memory speed than the MacBook Air 13” 2018. It supports up to 4267MHz versus 2133MHz of system memory on the MacBook Air 13” 2018.

Memory type and speed
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold - LPDDR4X
4,267 MHz
MacBook Air 13” 2018 - LPDDR3
2,133 MHz
About 20% lighter

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold weighed 2.2 pounds, 20% lighter than the 2.75 pounds MacBook Air 13” 2018.

WeightLenovo ThinkPad X1 FoldMacBook Air 13” 2018
Pound
2.2 lbs.
2.75 lbs.
Kilogram
1.00 kg
1.25 kg

MacBook Air 13” 2018 Pros

Reasons that MacBook Air 13” 2018 is better than Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold.

Supports larger memory

MacBook Air 13” 2018 supports a larger memory capacity than the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold. It supports up to 16GB versus 8GB of system memory on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold.

Max system memory size
MacBook Air 13” 2018
16 GB
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold
8 GB

Prices

Here are the latest price updates and offers for both devices.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Price
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 20RK000PUS Tablet - 13.3" QXGA - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - Windows 10 Home 64-bit - Black - Intel SoC - Intel Core i5 i5-L16G7 Penta-core (5 Core) 1.40 GHz - 2048 x 1536 - 5
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 20RK000PUS Tablet - 13.3" QXGA - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - Windows 10 Home 64-bit - Black - Intel SoC - Intel Core i5 i5-L16G7 Penta-core (5 Core) 1.40 GHz - 2048 x 1536 - 5
By Lenovo
$1,099.00
LENOVO ThinkPad L380 Yoga 13.3" FHD Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop with Pen, Intel Core i5-8250, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Fingerprint Reader with Backlit Keyboard, HDMI, Windows10 Pro (Renewed)
LENOVO ThinkPad L380 Yoga 13.3" FHD Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop with Pen, Intel Core i5-8250, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Fingerprint Reader with Backlit Keyboard, HDMI, Windows10 Pro (Renewed)
By LENOVO
$289.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Gen 1 20QA005LUS 13.5" Touchscreen Convertible 2 in 1 Notebook - QHD - 2256 x 1504 - Intel Core i7 11th Gen i7-1160G7 Quad-core (4 Core) 2.10 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Gen 1 20QA005LUS 13.5" Touchscreen Convertible 2 in 1 Notebook - QHD - 2256 x 1504 - Intel Core i7 11th Gen i7-1160G7 Quad-core (4 Core) 2.10 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB
By Lenovo
$848.88
$919.00 8% OFF
MacBook Air 13” 2018 Price
Late 2018 Apple MacBook Air with 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core (13 inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) Silver (Renewed)
Late 2018 Apple MacBook Air with 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core (13 inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) Silver (Renewed)
By Apple
$399.00
2018 Apple MacBook Air with 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD Storage) - Silver (Renewed)
2018 Apple MacBook Air with 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD Storage) - Silver (Renewed)
By Apple
$379.95
2018 Apple MacBook Air with 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
2018 Apple MacBook Air with 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$430.00

Availability

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 FoldMacBook Air 13” 2018
Released20202018
Release Date
  • Unveiled at CES 2020
  • Announced on September 29, 2020.
  • Available for order on September 29, 2020.
  • Available on October 30, 2018
PricingStarting at $2,499.
  • $1,199
    Intel Core i5 8210Y | 8GB RAM | 128GB SSD
  • $1,399
    Intel Core i5 8210Y | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
Generations-

Exterior

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 FoldMacBook Air 13” 2018
Size Comparison
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 FoldMacBook Air 13” 2018
Dimensions
  • Folded: 6.23" x 9.29" x 1.09" (27.8mm x 158.2mm x 236mm)
  • Unfolded: 11.79” x 9.29” x 0.45” (11.5mm x 299.4mm x 236mm)
11.97” x 8.36” x 0.16 - 0.61” (304.1 mm x  212.4 mm x 4.1 – 15.6 mm)
WeightStarting at 2.2 lbs (0.99 kg)Starting at 2.75 pounds (1.25 kg)
ColorsAuthentic black leather folio cover
Gold Space Gray Silver
Keyboard and TrackpadOptional Lenovo Fold Mini Keyboard
Bluetooth and wirelessly charged.
Backlit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) individual LED-backlit keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures

Display

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 FoldMacBook Air 13” 2018
Size13.3 Inches13.3 Inches
Info
  • 13.3” Touch 2K (2048 x 1536)
    Flexible QXGA OLED, 4:3, 300nit, DCI-P3 95% Touch with Dolby® Vision™.
Retina display
  • 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 1680 by 1050
    • 1440 by 900
    • 1024 by 640
  • 16:10 aspect ratio

Ports

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 FoldMacBook Air 13” 2018
  • 2 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2
    Supports data transfer up to 10Gbps. 1 port can be used as DisplayPort. (1 can be used as DP).
  • Optional nano-SIM slot
Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB‑C) ports with support for:
  • Charging
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt (up to 40Gb/s)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)

Internal Specs

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 FoldMacBook Air 13” 2018
Processor
  1. Intel® Core™ i5-L16G7 with Intel® Hybrid Technology
    5 cores, 5 threads, 1.40 → 3.00 GHz, 4MB Cache, 7W
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8210Y
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.60 → 3.60 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 7W
Integrated Graphics
  1. Intel® Core™ i5-L16G7 with Intel® Hybrid Technology
    Intel® UHD Graphics for 10th Gen Intel® Processors
    64 Execution Units, 200 → 500 MHz
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8210Y
    Intel® UHD Graphics 617
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
Memory
  • 8GB
    4267 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR4x SRAM.
8GB
Configurable to 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
Discrete Graphics-Support for Thunderbolt 3–enabled external graphics processors (eGPUs)
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
128GB 256GB
Configurable to 512GB or 1TB SSD

Connectivity

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 FoldMacBook Air 13” 2018
Wi-Fi
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6™ 802.11AX (2 x 2)
    Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax.
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.1
Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology
MoreOptional WWAN: Integrated Global Mobile Broadband CAT20 (5G/LTE).-

Battery

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 FoldMacBook Air 13” 2018
Size50 Wh50.3 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 8.5 hours
    Tested with MobileMark 2014.
  • Up to 10.4 hours
    Video Playback.
  • Up to 12 hours wireless web
  • Up to 13 hours Apple TV app video playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
Power SupplyPremium Slim 65 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
Supports Rapid Charge.
30W USB‑C Power Adapter

Software

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 FoldMacBook Air 13” 2018
OS
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Shipped with macOS Mojave
Built-in Apps
  • Lenovo Vantage
Photos iMovie GarageBand Pages Numbers Keynote Siri Safari Mail FaceTime Messages Maps News Stocks Home Voice Memos Notes Calendar Contacts Reminders Photo Booth Preview Music Podcasts TV Books App Store Time Machine Find My QuickTime Player

Camera & Audio

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 FoldMacBook Air 13” 2018
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    5MP camera.
  • Infrared (IR) Camera for Windows Hello
720p FaceTime HD camera
Audio
  • Dolby Atmos™ Speaker System
  • 4 x 360-degree Microphones
  • Stereo speakers
  • Three microphones
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack

Misc

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 FoldMacBook Air 13” 2018
Sensors
  • IR Camera
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • Discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) 2.0
  • IR camera
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Security Chip
In the box
  • ThinkPad X1 Fold
  • Premium Slim USB-C 65W AC adapter
  • 50Wh Internal battery
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Lenovo Mod Pen (Optional / Select models)
  • Lenovo Mini Bluetooth Keyboard (Optional / Select models)
  • MacBook Air
  • 30W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
Warranty1-year Depot or Carry-inYour MacBook Air comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.
More-Video Support
  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
    • One external display with 5120-by-2880 resolution at up to 60Hz
    • Up to two external displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at up to 60Hz
  • Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
    • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
    • VGA, HDMI, and Thunderbolt 2 output using adapters (sold separately)

Key Features

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 FoldMacBook Air 13” 2018
At Glance
Released in
2020
4:3 2K
13.3”
1536p 60Hz
Weight
2.2 lb
1.00 kg
Powered By
Intel Core i5-L16G7
5C/5T, 1.40 → 3.00 GHz
Geekbench 5
773
Single Core
Geekbench 5
1,703
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics for 10th Gen Intel® Processors
64 Execution Units, 200 → 500 MHz
8GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X
Released in Late
2018
16:10 WQXGA
13.3”
1600p 60Hz
Weight
2.75 lb
1.25 kg
Powered By
Intel Core i5-8210Y
2C/4T, 1.60 → 3.60 GHz
Geekbench 5
728
Single Core
Geekbench 5
1,455
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 617
24 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
Up to
16GB
2133 MHz LPDDR3

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