Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano vs. MacBook Air (Intel, 2020)

Here is a side by side comparison between Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano and MacBook Air (Intel, 2020) specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano vs. MacBook Air (Intel, 2020)

The 2020 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano features the 15W 11th Generation Intel Tiger Lake UP4 quad-core Intel Core i5-1130G7 up to quad-core Intel Core i7-1180G7 with the boost speed up to 4.60 GHz. While the MacBook Air (Intel, 2020) features the 9W 10th Generation Intel Ice Lake dual-core Intel Core i3-1000NG4 up to quad-core Intel Core i7-1060NG7 with the boost speed up to 3.80 GHz.

If you are in the market looking for a laptop and don't know what's the difference between the 13″ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano (2020) and the 13.3″ MacBook Air (Intel, 2020) , we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano vs. MacBook Air (Intel, 2020): Specs Comparison

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano image

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano

MacBook Air (Intel, 2020) image

MacBook Air (Intel, 2020)

Key Features
What's new
New Magic Keyboard
Featuring a new Magic Keyboard with a refined scissor mechanism that delivers 1mm of key travel and a stable key feel, as well as an Apple-designed rubber dome that stores more potential energy for a responsive key press.
Double the Storage
The 2020 models now come with double the storage of the previous generation starting at 256GB up to 512GB. It can be also configured to even more storage up to 2TB SSD.
Better Performance
It now comes with the 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake processors with Turbo Boost speed of up to 3.8GHz. The integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics also gain 80 percent than the previous generation.
More and Faster Memory
The new 2020 models come with 8GB of 3733 LPDDR4X memory and can be configured up to 16GB.
Built-in Security and Privacy
With the Apple T2 Security Chip, Apple’s own custom-designed second-generation silicon, MacBook Air checks that software loaded during the boot process has not been tampered with and provides on-the-fly data encryption for everything stored on the SSD.
More
  • A three-mic array for more clear voice capture for FaceTime calls.
  • The industry-best Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and multi-touch navigation.
  • Thunderbolt 3 ports for data transfer, charging and video output in a single connector.
  • Support for up to a 6K external display, a first for MacBook Air.
  • Advanced stereo speakers for immersive and wide stereo sound.
AvailabilityLenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoMacBook Air (Intel, 2020)
Released20202020
Release Info
  • Announced on September 29, 2020.
  • Expected to be available in the 4th quarter of 2020.
  • Announced on March 18th, 2020
  • Available on March 18th, 2020
PricingStarting at $1,399.
  • $999 - Intel Core i3 | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $1,299 - Intel Core i5 | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Price
TopSeller THINKPAD X1 Nano G1 I5-1130G7 1.8G 16GB 256GB 13IN W10P
TopSeller THINKPAD X1 Nano G1 I5-1130G7 1.8G 16GB 256GB 13IN W10P
By Lenovo
$1,806.61
TopSeller THINKPAD X1 Nano G1 I7-1160G7 2.1G 16GB 256GB 13IN W10P
TopSeller THINKPAD X1 Nano G1 I7-1160G7 2.1G 16GB 256GB 13IN W10P
By Lenovo
$1,941.43
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th Gen) 20HR000FUS 14" FHD (1920x1080) Display - Intel i7-7600U Processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Windows 10 Pro
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th Gen) 20HR000FUS 14" FHD (1920x1080) Display - Intel i7-7600U Processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Windows 10 Pro
By Lenovo
$1,490.00
MacBook Air (Intel, 2020) Price
2020 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Silver
2020 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Silver
By Apple
$999.00
Apple Macbook Air Early 2020 13.3 inch - Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD - Space Gray (Renewed)
Apple Macbook Air Early 2020 13.3 inch - Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD - Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$799.00
Was: $839.00
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" with Retina Display, 1.1GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5, 8GB Memory, 256GB SSD, Space Gray (Early 2020) Z0YJ0002F
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" with Retina Display, 1.1GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5, 8GB Memory, 256GB SSD, Space Gray (Early 2020) Z0YJ0002F
By Apple
$986.92
Was: $1,099.00
DisplayLenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoMacBook Air (Intel, 2020)
Size13 Inches13.3 Inches
Info
  • 13” 2K Non-touch
    2160 x 1350 16:10 aspect ratio IPS 100% sRGB Dolby Vision™ 450 nits brightness Non-touch supports
  • 13” 2K with Touch
    2160 x 1350 16:10 aspect ratio IPS 100% sRGB Dolby Vision™ 450 nits brightness touch supports
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
  • True Tone technology
ExteriorLenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoMacBook Air (Intel, 2020)
Size Comparison
Dimensions
  • 12.72” x 8.54” x 0.55 - 0.66” (292.8 mm x 207.7 mm x 13.87 - 16.7 mm)
    Non-touch models
  • 12.72” x 8.54” x 0.56 - 0.68” (292.9 mm x 207.8 mm x 14.27 - 17.2 mm)
    Touch models
  • Width: 11.97 inches (30.41 cm)
  • Depth: 8.36 inches (21.24 cm)
  • Height: 0.16–0.63 inch (0.41–1.61 cm)
Weight
  • 1.99 lbs (907 g) 
    Non-touch models
  • 2.14lbs (969 g)
    Touch models
  • 2.07 lbs (939 g)
    WWAN non-touch models
  • 2.21 lbs (1001 g)
    WWAN touch models
Starting at 2.8 pounds (1.29 kg)
Colors
Black
Optional Carbon-Fiber Weave on top cover on touch models only.
GoldSpace GraySilver
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Backlit keyboard with new UC functions for F9-F11
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard.
  • New FN row F9-F11
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device.
Backlit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys in an inverted-T arrangement
  • 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
Ports
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4
    Supports USB 4, Power Delivery, and DisplayPort.
  • 1 x Headphone / mic combo
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 SpecsLenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoMacBook Air (Intel, 2020)
Processor
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1130G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.00 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1160G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.20 → 4.40 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1180G7 with vPro™
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.20 → 4.60 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1000NG4
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.10 → 3.20 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 9W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1030NG7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.10 → 3.50 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 10W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1060NG7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.20 → 3.80 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 10W
Integrated Graphics
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1130G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1100 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1160G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1100 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1180G7 with vPro™
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1100 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1000NG4
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    48 Execution Units, 300 → 900 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1030NG7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1060NG7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
Memory
  • 8GB16GB
    4267 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR4x SRAM.
8GB
Configurable to 16GB 3733MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
256GB512GB
Configurable to 1TB and 2TB SSD
ConnectivityLenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoMacBook Air (Intel, 2020)
Wi-Fi
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6™ AX201 802.11AX (2 x 2)
    Up to 2400 Mbps, 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 5.0
Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
Optional WWAN: Integrated Global Mobile Broadband 5G CAT20 and 4G LTE CAT9.
BatteryLenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoMacBook Air (Intel, 2020)
Size48 Wh49.9 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery LifeUp to 13 hours 
Based on MobileMark® 2018 battery-life benchmark test
  • Up to 11 hours wireless web
  • Up to 12 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
Power Supply65 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
Supports Rapid Charge.
30W USB‑C Power Adapter
SoftwareLenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoMacBook Air (Intel, 2020)
OS
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Ubuntu Linux OS 64-bit
Shipped with macOS Catalina
Built-in Apps
Lenovo Vantage
PhotosiMovieGarageBandPagesNumbersKeynoteSiriSafariMailFaceTimeMessagesMapsNewsStocksHomeVoice MemosNotesCalendarContactsRemindersPhoto BoothPreviewMusicPodcastsTVBooksApp StoreTime MachineFind MyQuickTime Player
Camera & AudioLenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoMacBook Air (Intel, 2020)
Camera
  • Front-facing camera with ThinkShutter privacy cover
    720p (1280 x 720 HD) camera.
  • Infrared (IR) Camera for Windows Hello
720p FaceTime HD camera
Audio
  • Dolby Atmos™ Speaker System
  • 4 x 360-degree Microphones
  • Stereo speakers
  • Wide stereo sound
  • Support for Dolby Atmos playback
  • Three-mic array with directional beamforming
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
MiscLenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoMacBook Air (Intel, 2020)
Sensors
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader on the palm rest
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • Match on Chip Fingerprint Reader
  • IR camera with human presence detection
  • dTPM 2.0 chip
  • ThinkShutter camera cover
  • Kensington™ lock slot
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Security Chip
In the box
  • ThinkPad X1 Nano
  • 65W AC adapter
  • 4 Cell 48Wh Internal battery
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 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.
MoreVideo Support
  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
    • One external 6K display with 6016-by-3384 resolution at 60Hz at millions of colors, or
    • One external 5K display with 5120-by-2880 resolution at 60Hz at millions of colors, or
    • Up to two external 4K displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz at millions of colors
  • Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
    • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
    • VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Price
TopSeller THINKPAD X1 Nano G1 I5-1130G7 1.8G 16GB 256GB 13IN W10P
TopSeller THINKPAD X1 Nano G1 I5-1130G7 1.8G 16GB 256GB 13IN W10P
By Lenovo
$1,806.61
TopSeller THINKPAD X1 Nano G1 I7-1160G7 2.1G 16GB 256GB 13IN W10P
TopSeller THINKPAD X1 Nano G1 I7-1160G7 2.1G 16GB 256GB 13IN W10P
By Lenovo
$1,941.43
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th Gen) 20HR000FUS 14" FHD (1920x1080) Display - Intel i7-7600U Processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Windows 10 Pro
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th Gen) 20HR000FUS 14" FHD (1920x1080) Display - Intel i7-7600U Processor, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Windows 10 Pro
By Lenovo
$1,490.00
MacBook Air (Intel, 2020) Price
2020 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Silver
2020 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Silver
By Apple
$999.00
Apple Macbook Air Early 2020 13.3 inch - Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD - Space Gray (Renewed)
Apple Macbook Air Early 2020 13.3 inch - Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD - Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$799.00
Was: $839.00
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" with Retina Display, 1.1GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5, 8GB Memory, 256GB SSD, Space Gray (Early 2020) Z0YJ0002F
Apple MacBook Air 13.3" with Retina Display, 1.1GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5, 8GB Memory, 256GB SSD, Space Gray (Early 2020) Z0YJ0002F
By Apple
$986.92
Was: $1,099.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano image

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano: Key Features

Intel® Evo™ platform

The ThinkPad X1 Nano is the first ThinkPad laptop to use the Intel® Evo™ platform, delivering a powerhouse combination of performance, responsiveness, battery life, and stunning visuals. With up to 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processors, it provides an exceptional experience, anywhere.

Dolby Atmos® Speaker System

The ThinkPad X1 Nano laptop includes two upward-firing tweeters and two downward-firing woofers—this creates an immersive sound experience you’ll enjoy for work and for play. Four 360-degree far-field mics ensure you’re heard loud and clear during the conference and video calls.

Always-Connected 5G (optional)

Engineered for a future of universal 5G technology, the ThinkPad X1 Nano laptop offers a true smartphone-like experience in an always-connected PC. Speedy WiFi 6 lets you jump on crowded public platforms fast. With the optional 4G / 5G service, you can enjoy faster more secure, access to your corporate network, and uninterrupted video streaming.

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