Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano vs. M1 MacBook Air: Full specs comparison

We thoroughly analyzed technical specifications for Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano and M1 MacBook Air models, including CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Pros

Reasons that Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano is better than M1 MacBook Air.

About 29% lighter

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano weighed 1.99 pounds, 29% lighter than the 2.8 pounds M1 MacBook Air.

WeightLenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoM1 MacBook Air
Pound
1.99 lbs.
2.8 lbs.
Kilogram
0.90 kg
1.27 kg

M1 MacBook Air Pros

Reasons that M1 MacBook Air is better than Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano.

Much faster CPU performance

Apple M1 (8C, 8G) inside M1 MacBook Air has a 65% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-1180G7 inside Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
M1 MacBook Air - Apple M1 (8C, 7G)
7,414
M1 MacBook Air - Apple M1 (8C, 8G)
7,414
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano - Intel Core i7-1180G7
4,474
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano - Intel Core i7-1160G7
4,238
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano - Intel Core i5-1130G7
4,079

Key Similars

Similar characteristics share between Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano and M1 MacBook Air.

Supports the same maximum memory size of up to 16GB

Both laptops supports up to 16GB of system memory.

Max system memory size
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano
16 GB
M1 MacBook Air
16 GB

Prices

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

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Price
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Business Laptop (13" 2k Touchscreen, Intel Core i7-1160G7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD), 1.99lbs, 13-Hr Long Battery Life, Backlit KB, Fingerprint, 3-Yr Warranty, IST Cable, Win 11 Pro
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Business Laptop (13" 2k Touchscreen, Intel Core i7-1160G7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD), 1.99lbs, 13-Hr Long Battery Life, Backlit KB, Fingerprint, 3-Yr Warranty, IST Cable, Win 11 Pro
By Lenovo
$999.98
Lenovo Ultra Thin ThinkPad X1 Nano 13" 2K (2160x1350) IPS 450nits Ultrabook i7-1160G7 Finger Print Windows 10 Pro W/HDMI (16GB RAM | 512GB PCIe SSD)
Lenovo Ultra Thin ThinkPad X1 Nano 13" 2K (2160x1350) IPS 450nits Ultrabook i7-1160G7 Finger Print Windows 10 Pro W/HDMI (16GB RAM | 512GB PCIe SSD)
By Lenovo
$799.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Business Laptop, 13” 2K Touchscreen, Intel Core i7 1180G7 Processor, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Fingerprint Reader, Backlit KB, Webcam, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11 Pro, Black
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Business Laptop, 13” 2K Touchscreen, Intel Core i7 1180G7 Processor, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Fingerprint Reader, Backlit KB, Webcam, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11 Pro, Black
By Lenovo
$889.00
M1 MacBook Air Price
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
$606.64
$646.00 6% OFF
Late 2020 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13.3 inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
Late 2020 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13.3 inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$599.97
$638.00 6% OFF
Late 2020 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13.3 inch, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
Late 2020 Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13.3 inch, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$730.18

Availability

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoM1 MacBook Air
Released20202020
Release Date
  • 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-

Exterior

Lenovo 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

Display

Lenovo 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

Ports

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoM1 MacBook Air
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4
    Supports USB 4, Power Delivery, and DisplayPort.
  • 1 x Headphone / mic combo
M1 MacBook Air Ports
Image Source: Apple
Left (2)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), Charging, DisplayPort
Right (1)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone

Internal Specs

Lenovo 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
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

Connectivity

Lenovo 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.-

Battery

Lenovo 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

Software

Lenovo 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 & Audio

Lenovo 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

Misc

Lenovo 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)

Key Features

Lenovo 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, 8G)
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

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