Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano vs. M1 MacBook Air

Here is a side by side comparison between Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano and M1 MacBook Air specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano image

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano

M1 MacBook Air image

M1 MacBook Air

Key FeaturesLenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoM1 MacBook Air
At Glance
Released in
2020
16:10 2K
13”
1350p 60Hz
Weight
1.99 lb
0.90 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1180G7
4C/8T, 2.20 → 4.60 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,364
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,474
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1100 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X
Released in Late
2020
16:10 QHD
13.3”
1600p 60Hz
Weight
2.8 lb
1.27 kg
Up to
Apple M1
8C/8T, 3.20 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,705
Single Core
Geekbench 5
7,414
Multi-Core
With integrated
Apple M1 iGPU
8 Graphics Cores, 1280 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
Unified Memory
M1 MacBook Air Ports
Starting at
$999
M1 (7 GPU Cores), 8GB, 256GB SSD
Up to
18 Hours
Battery Life
Built-in
Touch ID
With T2 Chip
Dual
USB-C
USB4 & Thunderbolt 3
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
AvailabilityLenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoM1 MacBook Air
Released20202020
Release Info
  • Announced on September 29, 2020.
  • Expected to be available in the 4th quarter of 2020.
Announced on November 10th, 2020
PricingStarting at $1,399.
  • $999
    Apple M1 Chip (7 cores GPU) | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $1,249
    Apple M1 Chip (8 cores GPU) | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
Generations-
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Price
Latest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Ultra-Slim Laptop, Intel i7-1160G7, 13.0" 2K (2160 x 1350) IPS, Anti-Glare, 450 nits, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, Weigh 1.99 lbs, 3 Year Premier Warranty, Win 11 Pro - Black
Latest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Ultra-Slim Laptop, Intel i7-1160G7, 13.0" 2K (2160 x 1350) IPS, Anti-Glare, 450 nits, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, Weigh 1.99 lbs, 3 Year Premier Warranty, Win 11 Pro - Black
By Lenovo
$1,699.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen1 20UN00AKUS 13" Notebook - 2K - 2160 x 1350 - Intel Core i7 11th Gen i7-1160G7 Quad-core (4 Core) 2.10 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - Black Paint
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen1 20UN00AKUS 13" Notebook - 2K - 2160 x 1350 - Intel Core i7 11th Gen i7-1160G7 Quad-core (4 Core) 2.10 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - Black Paint
By Lenovo
$1,294.00
Was: $2,089.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen1 20UN000EUS 13" Ultrabook - Intel Core i7 i7-1160G7 Quad-core (4 Core) 2.10 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - Black - Windows 10 Pro - Intel Iris Xe Graphics - in-Plane S
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen1 20UN000EUS 13" Ultrabook - Intel Core i7 i7-1160G7 Quad-core (4 Core) 2.10 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - Black - Windows 10 Pro - Intel Iris Xe Graphics - in-Plane S
By Lenovo
$1,360.99
Was: $2,199.00
M1 MacBook Air Price
2020 Apple MacBook Air Laptop: Apple M1 Chip, 13” Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD Camera, Touch ID. Works with iPhone/iPad; Silver
2020 Apple MacBook Air Laptop: Apple M1 Chip, 13” Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD Camera, Touch ID. Works with iPhone/iPad; Silver
By Apple
$899.00
Was: $999.00
Late 2020 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13.3 inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
Late 2020 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13.3 inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$798.98
Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Latest Model) Z124000FK
Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Latest Model) Z124000FK
By Apple
$1,169.00
ExteriorLenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoM1 MacBook Air
Size Comparison
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoM1 MacBook Air
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.
Gold Space Gray Silver
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
DisplayLenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoM1 MacBook Air
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
  • 400 nits brightness
  • Supports wide color (P3)
  • True Tone technology
PortsLenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoM1 MacBook Air
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Ports
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4
    Supports USB 4, Power Delivery, and DisplayPort.
  • 1 x Headphone / mic combo
M1 MacBook Air Ports
M1 MacBook Air Ports
Image Source: Apple
Left (2)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), Charging, DisplayPort
Right (1)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Internal SpecsLenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoM1 MacBook Air
Processor
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1130G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.00 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1160G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.20 → 4.40 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1180G7 with vPro™
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.20 → 4.60 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  1. Apple M1 (7 GPU Cores)
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.20 GHz, 10W
  2. Apple M1
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.20 GHz, 10W
Geekbench 5 Single Core
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano1
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1130G71,23872.61%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1160G71,34178.65%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1180G7 with vPro™1,36480.00%
M1 MacBook Air1
Apple M1 (7 GPU Cores)1,705100.00%
2
Apple M11,705100.00%
01,705
Geekbench 5 Multi Core
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano1
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1130G74,07955.02%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1160G74,23857.16%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1180G7 with vPro™4,47460.35%
M1 MacBook Air1
Apple M1 (7 GPU Cores)7,414100.00%
2
Apple M17,414100.00%
07,414
Integrated Graphics
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1130G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1100 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1160G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1100 MHz
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1180G7 with vPro™
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1100 MHz
  1. Apple M1 (7 GPU Cores)
    Apple M1 iGPU
    7 Graphics Cores, 1280 MHz
  2. Apple M1
    Apple M1 iGPU
    8 Graphics Cores, 1280 MHz
Memory
  • 8GB 16GB
    4267 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR4x SRAM.
  • 8GB
    unified memory
  • Configurable to 16GB
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
  • 256GB 512GB
    SSD
  • Configurable to 1TB or 2TB
ConnectivityLenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoM1 MacBook Air
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.
  • 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
MoreOptional WWAN: Integrated Global Mobile Broadband 5G CAT20 and 4G LTE CAT9.-
BatteryLenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoM1 MacBook Air
Size48 Wh49.9 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery LifeUp to 13 hours 
Based on MobileMark® 2018 battery-life benchmark test
  • Up to 15 hours wireless web
  • Up to 18 hours Apple TV app movie playback
Power Supply65 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
Supports Rapid Charge.
30W USB‑C Power Adapter
SoftwareLenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoM1 MacBook Air
OS
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Ubuntu Linux OS 64-bit
Shipped with macOS Big Sur
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 & AudioLenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoM1 MacBook Air
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 NanoM1 MacBook Air
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.
More-Video Support
  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
    • One external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz
  • 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 vs. M1 MacBook Air: Comparison Review

Here is our comparison review between Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano and M1 MacBook Air.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano vs. M1 MacBook Air

Lenovo has released the ThinkPad X1 Nano, a 13-inch machine, in 2020. It is powered by up to a quad-core Intel Core i7-1180G7 with a boost clock speed up to 4.60 GHz. The laptop has an integrated graphics option up to Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics (96 Execution Units, 400 → 1100 MHz).

On the other hand, we have the 13.3-inch M1 MacBook Air was introduced by Apple around the same year in late-2020. It comes with up to an octa-core Apple M1. It has an integrated graphics option up to Apple M1 iGPU (8 Graphics Cores, 1280 MHz).

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano has a 13-inch display which is quite similar size to the 13.3-inch M1 MacBook Air. In addition, The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano weighs 1.99 lbs. about 40% lighter than the 2.8 lbs. M1 MacBook Air. Moreover, measured at 12.72” x 8.54” x 0.66”, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano is considerably bulkier than the M1 MacBook Air at 11.97” x 8.36” x 0.63”.

Moving over to upgradability, you can't make any upgrades on both devices. All major components including memory and storage are soldered on to the motherboard. So make sure you get the specs that work best for your current and future workload.

For M1 MacBook Air, there are also some outstanding new features that we want to point out as well including:

  • Better Performance - With the new Apple M1 Chip, it now 3x times faster in exporting a project in iMovie, 5x times faster applying 3D effects in Final Cut Pro, editing multiple streams 4K ProRes video in Final Cut Pro with no frame drop, 2x times faster in exporting photos in Lightroom, and more.
  • Better Battery Life - It's a MacBook Air with the longest battery life ever made, with up to 18-hours of watching movies and 15 hours of web browsing.
  • Better FaceTime HD camera - With the latest Apple Image Single Processor (ISP) in the M1 chip, image quality is better in noise reduction, greater dynamic range, and improved auto white balance.
  • Better Display - It now supports P3 wide color with 400-nits of display brightness.
  • It supports the latest USB 4 and Wi-Fi 6.
  • It has better security with the new Secure Enclave in the M1 chip.

The M1 MacBook Air also has some downsides that you might want to know, including:

  • Supports only one extended [email protected] display, while the older Intel version supports up to two [email protected]
  • Not supports for external Thunderbolt-3 enabled graphics processors (eGPUs).
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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