Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 vs. MacBook Air (M1, 2020)

Here is a side by side comparison between Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 and MacBook Air (M1, 2020) specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 vs. MacBook Air (M1, 2020)

The 2019 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 features the 15W 8th Generation Intel Whiskey Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-8265U up to 6-core Intel Core i7-10710U with the boost speed up to 4.70 GHz. While the MacBook Air (M1, 2020) features the 10W Apple M-Series ARM 64-bit 8-core Apple M1 (7 GPU Cores) up to 8-core Apple M1 with a clock speed of 3.20 GHz.

If you are in the market looking for a laptop and don't know what's the difference between the 14″ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 (2019) and the 13.3″ MacBook Air (M1, 2020) , we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 vs. MacBook Air (M1, 2020): Specs Comparison

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 image

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4

MacBook Air (M1, 2020) image

MacBook Air (M1, 2020)

Key Features
What's new
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.
More
  • Supports latest USB 4
  • Supports latest Wi-Fi 6
  • Better security with new Secure Enclave in M1 chip
What's missing
  • 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).
AvailabilityLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
Released20192020
Release Info
  • Announced at Lenovo Tech Life (Sep 2019)
Announced on November 10th, 2020
Pricing
  • $999
    Apple M1 Chip (7 cores GPU) | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $1,249
    Apple M1 Chip (8 cores GPU) | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 Price
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 14" FHD 1080p IPS Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Business Laptop with Pen (Intel Quad-Core i7-8665U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Thunderbolt 3, Windows 10 Pro, IST Computers HDMI Cable
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 14" FHD 1080p IPS Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Business Laptop with Pen (Intel Quad-Core i7-8665U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Thunderbolt 3, Windows 10 Pro, IST Computers HDMI Cable
By Lenovo
$1,749.99
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5, 14” Full HD Laptop, Intel Core i7 -10510U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5, 14” Full HD Laptop, Intel Core i7 -10510U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro
By Lenovo
$1,319.99
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 4th Gen 20QF000KUS 14" Touchscreen 2 in 1 Ultrabook - 2560 X 1440 - Core i7 i7-8665U - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - Gray - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit - Intel UHD Graphics 620 - in-
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 4th Gen 20QF000KUS 14" Touchscreen 2 in 1 Ultrabook - 2560 X 1440 - Core i7 i7-8665U - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - Gray - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit - Intel UHD Graphics 620 - in-
By Lenovo
$1,969.00
MacBook Air (M1, 2020) Price
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
$1,179.94
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; Space Gray
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; Space Gray
By Apple
$849.99
Was: $999.00
Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Latest Model) Z125000DL
Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Latest Model) Z125000DL
By Apple
$1,448.96
DisplayLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
Size14 Inches13.3 Inches
Info
  • 14” FHD (1920 x 1080)
    IPS, low power, anti-reflection, anti-smudge, touchscreen, 400 nits.
  • 14” WQHD (2560 x 1440)
    IPS, anti-reflection, anti-smudge, touchscreen, 300 nits.
  • 14” 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
    IPS, anti-reflection, anti-smudge, touchscreen, with Dolby Vision™ HDR400, 500 nits.
* All supports inking capability.
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
ExteriorLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
Size Comparison
Dimensions12.71” x 8.58” x 0.61” (333 x 218 x 15.5 mm)
Width: 12.71” (333 mm)
Depth: 8.58” (218 mm)
Height: 0.61” (15.5 mm)
  • 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)
WeightStarting at 2.99 lbs (1.35 kg)Starting at 2.8 pounds (1.29 kg)
Colors
Iron Grey
GoldSpace GraySilver
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 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™ 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 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)
  • 1 x Pen Storage
Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 (USB‑C) ports with support for:
  • Charging
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
Internal SpecsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
Processor
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8265U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 3.90 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8365U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 4.10 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8565U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.60 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8665U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.90 → 4.80 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 4.20 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10710U
    6 cores, 12 threads, 1.10 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  • Apple M1 (7 GPU Cores)
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.20 GHz, 10W
  • Apple M1
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.20 GHz, 10W
Integrated Graphics
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8265U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8365U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8565U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8665U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10710U
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  • Apple M1 (7 GPU Cores)
    Apple M1 iGPU
    7 Graphics Cores, 1280 MHz
  • Apple M1
    Apple M1 iGPU
    8 Graphics Cores, 1280 MHz
Memory
  • 8GB16GB
    2133 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR3 SRAM.
  • 8GB
    4266 MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory
  • Configurable to 16GB
Storage
  • 256 GB512 GB1 TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe SSD.
  • 256GB512GB
    SSD
  • Configurable to 1TB or 2TB
ConnectivityLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
Wi-Fi
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9560 2x2 AC
    Up to 867 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
  • 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
  • NFC
  • WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A cat 9
BatteryLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
Size
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 51 Wh
49.9 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 18.3 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
  • 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 Yoga Gen 4MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Shipped with macOS Big Sur
Built-in Apps
PhotosiMovieGarageBandPagesNumbersKeynoteSiriSafariMailFaceTimeMessagesMapsNewsStocksHomeVoice MemosNotesCalendarContactsRemindersPhoto BoothPreviewMusicPodcastsTVBooksApp StoreTime MachineFind MyQuickTime Player
Camera & AudioLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    720p (1280 x 720 HD) camera.
  • IR & 720p HD Camera with microphone
720p FaceTime HD camera
Audio
  • Dolby Atmos™ Speaker System
  • 4 x 360-degree far-field 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 Yoga Gen 4MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
Inking
  • Supports ThinkPad Pen Pro (included)
Sensors
  • Windows Hello compliant Match-on-Chip fingerprint reader on the palm rest
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilities
  • Match-on-Chip Fingerprint Reader
  • dTPM 2.0 chip
  • ThinkShutter camera cover
  • Optional: ThinkPad PrivacyGuard
  • Optional: ThinkPad PrivacyAlert (required IR Camera)
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Kensington lock slot
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Security Chip
In the box
  • MacBook Air
  • 30W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
WarrantyYour 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 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 Yoga Gen 4 Price
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 14" FHD 1080p IPS Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Business Laptop with Pen (Intel Quad-Core i7-8665U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Thunderbolt 3, Windows 10 Pro, IST Computers HDMI Cable
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 4 14" FHD 1080p IPS Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Business Laptop with Pen (Intel Quad-Core i7-8665U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Thunderbolt 3, Windows 10 Pro, IST Computers HDMI Cable
By Lenovo
$1,749.99
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5, 14” Full HD Laptop, Intel Core i7 -10510U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5, 14” Full HD Laptop, Intel Core i7 -10510U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro
By Lenovo
$1,319.99
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 4th Gen 20QF000KUS 14" Touchscreen 2 in 1 Ultrabook - 2560 X 1440 - Core i7 i7-8665U - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - Gray - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit - Intel UHD Graphics 620 - in-
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 4th Gen 20QF000KUS 14" Touchscreen 2 in 1 Ultrabook - 2560 X 1440 - Core i7 i7-8665U - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD - Gray - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit - Intel UHD Graphics 620 - in-
By Lenovo
$1,969.00
MacBook Air (M1, 2020) Price
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
$1,179.94
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; Space Gray
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; Space Gray
By Apple
$849.99
Was: $999.00
Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Latest Model) Z125000DL
Apple MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Latest Model) Z125000DL
By Apple
$1,448.96

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