Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 vs. M2 MacBook Pro 16”: Full specs comparison

We have comprehensively analyzed the technical specifications for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 and M2 MacBook Pro 16” models. Our report includes intricate details such as the CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 Pros

Reasons that Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 is better than M2 MacBook Pro 16”.

Upgradable storage

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future.

SlotsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3M2 MacBook Pro 16”
M.2
Yes x1
Onboard
About 35% lighter

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 weighed 3.08 pounds, 35% lighter than the 4.7 pounds M2 MacBook Pro 16”.

WeightLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3M2 MacBook Pro 16”
Pound
3.08 lbs.
4.7 lbs.
Kilogram
1.40 kg
2.13 kg

M2 MacBook Pro 16” Pros

Reasons that M2 MacBook Pro 16” is better than Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3.

Much newer manufacturing

2023 vs. 2018

Much faster CPU performance

Apple M2 Max (12C, 38G) inside M2 MacBook Pro 16” has a 294% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-8650U inside Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
M2 MacBook Pro 16” - Apple M2 Max (12C, 30G)
15,305
M2 MacBook Pro 16” - Apple M2 Max (12C, 38G)
15,305
M2 MacBook Pro 16” - Apple M2 Pro (12C, 19G)
14,899
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 - Intel Core i7-8650U
3,879
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 - Intel Core i5-8250U
1,971
Supports larger memory

M2 MacBook Pro 16” supports a larger memory capacity than the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3. It supports up to 96GB versus 16GB of system memory on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3.

Max system memory size
M2 MacBook Pro 16”
96 GB
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3
16 GB
15% larger display

M2 MacBook Pro 16” has a 16.2-inch screen size 15% larger than the 14-inch Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3.

Display size
M2 MacBook Pro 16”
16.2-inch
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3
14-inch

Prices

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

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 Price
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) 14" FHD Touchscreen Laptop Computer, 8th Gen Intel Quad-Core i7-8650U, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, HDMI, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) 14" FHD Touchscreen Laptop Computer, 8th Gen Intel Quad-Core i7-8650U, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, HDMI, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$366.30
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen 3) Laptop 14" FHD Convertible 2-in-1 Touchscreen Ultrabook, Core i7-8650U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Stylus Pen,BT, Wi-Fi, Camera Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen 3) Laptop 14" FHD Convertible 2-in-1 Touchscreen Ultrabook, Core i7-8650U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Stylus Pen,BT, Wi-Fi, Camera Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$311.88
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) i7 8650U 1.9Ghz 14" 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, FHD 1080p, Thunderbolt 3 USB-C, Webcam, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) i7 8650U 1.9Ghz 14" 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, FHD 1080p, Thunderbolt 3 USB-C, Webcam, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$366.30
M2 MacBook Pro 16” Price
Apple 2023 MacBook Pro Laptop M2 Pro chip with 12‑core CPU and 19‑core GPU: 16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR Display, 16GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD Storage. Works with iPhone/iPad; Silver
Apple 2023 MacBook Pro Laptop M2 Pro chip with 12‑core CPU and 19‑core GPU: 16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR Display, 16GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD Storage. Works with iPhone/iPad; Silver
By Apple
$1,998.99
$2,499.00 20% OFF
2023 Apple MacBook Pro with M2 Pro chip (16.2-inch, 16GB, 512GB SSD Storage) (QWERTY English) Space Gray (Renewed)
2023 Apple MacBook Pro with M2 Pro chip (16.2-inch, 16GB, 512GB SSD Storage) (QWERTY English) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$1,724.97
2023 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M2 Pro Chip (14-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) (QWERTY English) Space Gray (Renewed)
2023 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M2 Pro Chip (14-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) (QWERTY English) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$1,448.20

Availability

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3M2 MacBook Pro 16”
Released20182023
Release Date
  • Announced at CES 2018 (January 2018)
  • Announced on January 17, 2023.
Available on January 24, 2023.
Pricing-
  • $2,499
    M2 Pro 12-Core CPU 19-Core GPU 16GB 512GB
  • $2,699
    M2 Pro 12-Core CPU 19-Core GPU 16GB 1TB
  • $3,299
    M2 Max 12-Core CPU 30-Core GPU 32GB 1TB
  • $3,899
    M2 Max 12-Core CPU 38-Core GPU 64GB 1TB
  • $4,299
    M2 Max 12-Core CPU 38-Core GPU 64GB 2TB
  • $4,899
    M2 Max 12-Core CPU 38-Core GPU 64GB 4TB
  • $6,099
    M2 Max 12-Core CPU 38-Core GPU 64GB 8TB
  • $6,499
    M2 Max 12-Core CPU 38-Core GPU 96GB 8TB
Generations-

Exterior

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3M2 MacBook Pro 16”
Dimensions13.11" x 9.01" x 0.67" (333 x 229 x 17.05 mm)
Width: 13.11” (333 mm)
Depth: 9.01” (229 mm)
Height: 0.67” (17.05 mm)
  • Height: 0.66 inch (1.68 cm)
  • Width: 14.01 inches (35.57 cm)
  • Depth: 9.77 inches (24.81 cm)
WeightStarting at 3.08 lbs (1.4 kg)
  • 4.7 pounds (2.15 kg)
    M2 Pro models.
  • 4.8 pounds (2.16 kg)
    M2 Max models.
Colors
  • Black with color-coded hinges
  • Silver with color-coded hinges
Space Gray Silver
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard.
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device.
Backlit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 full-height function keys and 4 arrow keys in an inverted-T arrangement
  • Touch ID
  • 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 Yoga Gen 3M2 MacBook Pro 16”
Size14 Inches16.2 Inches
Info
  • 14” FHD (1920 x 1080)
    IPS anti-reflective anti-smudge multi-touch, 300 nits.
  • 14” WQHD (2560 x 1440)
    IPS anti-reflective anti-smudge multi-touch, 300 nits.
  • 14” HDR WQHD (2560 x 1440)
    IPS anti-reflective anti-smudge multi-touch with Dolby Vision, 500 nits.
* All supports inking capability.
  • Liquid Retina XDR display
    • 16.2-inch (diagonal) Liquid Retina XDR display;10 3456-by-2234 native resolution at 254 pixels per inch
  • XDR (Extreme Dynamic Range)
    • Up to 1000 nits sustained (full-screen) brightness, 1600 nits peak brightness
    • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
    • Color
      1 billion colors Wide color (P3) True Tone technology
  • Refresh rates
    • ProMotion technology for adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz
    • Fixed refresh rates: 47.95Hz, 48.00Hz, 50.00Hz, 59.94Hz, 60.00Hz

Ports

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3M2 MacBook Pro 16”
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3
    Supports Power Delivery & DisplayPort.
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    Full-size USB-A ports (1 always on).
  • 1 x Network extension for Ethernet/side mechanical docking
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4
  • 1 x Headphone / mic combo
  • 1 x MicroSD card reader
  • 1 x WWAN slot (Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A cat 9) (optional)
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Kensington lock slot
  • 1 x Ethernet Extension Connector (Dongle for Native Ethernet sold separately)
Left (4)
M2 MacBook Pro 16” Ports - Left
Image Source: Apple
  • 1 x power port
    MagSafe 3
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Charging
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (3)
M2 MacBook Pro 16” Ports - Right
Image Source: Apple
  • 1 x full-size SD card slot
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Charging
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.1, 8K@60Hz, 4K@240Hz

Internal Specs

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3M2 MacBook Pro 16”
Processor
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 3.40 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.90 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  1. Apple M2 Pro (12C, 19G)
    12 cores, 12 threads, 2.42 → 3.50 GHz,
  2. Apple M2 Max (12C, 30G)
    12 cores, 12 threads, 2.42 → 3.70 GHz,
  3. Apple M2 Max (12C, 38G)
    12 cores, 12 threads, 2.42 → 3.70 GHz,
Integrated Graphics
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  1. Apple M2 Pro (12C, 19G)
    Apple M2 Pro iGPU
    19 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
  2. Apple M2 Max (12C, 30G)
    Apple M2 Max iGPU
    30 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
  3. Apple M2 Max (12C, 38G)
    Apple M2 Max iGPU
    38 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
Memory
  • 8GB 16GB
    2133 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR3 SRAM.
16GB 32GB 64GB 96GB
Unified Memory
Storage
  • 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe SSD.
512GB 1TB 2TB 4TB 8TB
SSD

Connectivity

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3M2 MacBook Pro 16”
Wi-Fi
  • Intel® Dual-Band 8265 Wireless AC (2 x 2)
    Up to 867 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
  • 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth 5.3 wireless technology
More
  • NFC
  • WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A cat 9
-

Battery

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3M2 MacBook Pro 16”
Size
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 54 Wh
100 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 15.4 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
  • Up to 15 hours of wireless web
  • Up to 22 hours of Apple TV app movie playback
Power Supply65 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
Supports Rapid Charge.
140W USB‑C Power Adapter 
Charging up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes with included USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable.

Software

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3M2 MacBook Pro 16”
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Shipped with macOS Ventura
Built-in Apps-
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 Yoga Gen 3M2 MacBook Pro 16”
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    720p (1280 x 720 HD) camera.
  • Optional: IR camera - required for facial recognition. ThinkShutter is not available on configurations with the IR Camera.
1080p FaceTime HD camera 
Advanced image signal processor with computational video.
Audio
  • Dolby Audio™ Premium
  • Noise-cancelling dual-array far-field microphones
  • Dolby Atmos® for headphones
  • High-fidelity six-speaker sound system with force-canceling woofers
  • Wide stereo sound
  • Support for spatial audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos on built-in speakers
  • Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking when using AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max
  • Studio-quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones

Misc

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3M2 MacBook Pro 16”
Inking
  • Supports ThinkPad Active Pen (included)
-
Sensors
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader on the palm rest
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Ambient light sensor
Touch ID sensor
Security
  • Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilities
  • Match-on-Chip Fingerprint Reader
  • dTPM 2.0 chip
  • Windows Hello with facial recognition software (requires optional IR camera)
  • ThinkShutter camera cover
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Kensington lock slot
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Security Chip
In the box-
  • 16‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 140W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable (2 m)
Warranty-Your MacBook Pro comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ for Mac to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage every 12 months, 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-Display Supports
  • M2 Pro
    • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at 1 billion colors and:
    • Up to two external displays with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz over Thunderbolt, or one external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz over Thunderbolt and one external display with up to 4K resolution at 144Hz over HDMI
    • One external display supported at 8K resolution at 60Hz or one external display at 4K resolution at 240Hz over HDMI
  • M2 Max
    • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at 1 billion colors and:
    • Up to four external displays: Up to three external displays with 6K resolution at 60Hz over Thunderbolt and one external display with up to 4K resolution at 144Hz over HDMI
    • Up to three external displays: Up to two external displays with 6K resolution at 60Hz over Thunderbolt and one external display with up to 8K resolution at 60Hz or one external display with 4K resolution at 240Hz over HDMI
  • Thunderbolt 4 digital video output
    • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
  • HDMI digital video output
    • Support for one display with up to 8K resolution at 60Hz or 4K resolution at 240Hz

Key Features

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3M2 MacBook Pro 16”
At Glance
Released in
2018
16:9 WQHD
14”
1440p 60Hz
Weight
3.08 lb
1.40 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-8650U
4C/8T, 1.90 → 4.20 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,106
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,879
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 620
24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
2133 MHz LPDDR3
Released in Early
2023
16:10 XDR
16.2”
2234p 120Hz
Weight
4.7 lb
2.13 kg
Up to
Apple M2 Max (12C, 38G)
12C/12T, 2.42 → 3.70 GHz
Geekbench 5
2,075
Single Core
Geekbench 5
15,305
Multi-Core
With integrated
Apple M2 Max iGPU
38 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores
Configurable up to
96GB
LPDDR5 Memory
M2 MacBook Pro 16” Ports - Left
M2 MacBook Pro 16” Ports - Right

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