Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 vs. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6: Which is better?

Here is a side by side comparison between Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 Pros

We couldn't find any advantages of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 over Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 Pros

Reasons that Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 is better than Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5.

Newer manufacturing

2021 vs. 2020

Significantly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-1180G7 inside Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 has a 47% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-10610U inside Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 - Intel Core i7-1180G7
4,474
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 - Intel Core i7-1160G7
4,238
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 - Intel Core i5-1130G7
4,079
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 - Intel Core i7-10610U
3,042
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 - Intel Core i5-10310U
2,992
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 - Intel Core i7-10510U
2,942
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 - Intel Core i5-10210U
2,933
Supports larger memory

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 supports a larger memory capacity than the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5. It supports up to 32GB versus 16GB of system memory on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5.

Max system memory size
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6
32 GB
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5
16 GB
Supports faster memory

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 supports a faster memory speed than the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5. It supports up to 4267MHz versus 2133MHz of system memory on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5.

Memory type and speed
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 - LPDDR4X
4,267 MHz
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 - LPDDR3
2,133 MHz

Prices

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

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 Price
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Gen 5) i7-10610U 1.8Ghz 14" 2-in-1 Laptop, 16GB RAM, 2TB NVMe SSD,1080p, Thunderbolt 3, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Gen 5) i7-10610U 1.8Ghz 14" 2-in-1 Laptop, 16GB RAM, 2TB NVMe SSD,1080p, Thunderbolt 3, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$589.99
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 20UB001FUS 14" Touchscreen 2 in 1 Notebook - 1920 x 1080 - Core i5 i5-10210U - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - Iron Gray - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit - Intel UHD Graphics - in-pl
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 20UB001FUS 14" Touchscreen 2 in 1 Notebook - 1920 x 1080 - Core i5 i5-10210U - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - Iron Gray - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit - Intel UHD Graphics - in-pl
By Lenovo
$639.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 20UB000VUS 14" Touchscreen 2 in 1 Notebook - Full HD - 1920 x 1080 - Intel Core i7 (10th Gen) i7-10510U Quad-core (4 Core) 1.80 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - Iron Gray
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 20UB000VUS 14" Touchscreen 2 in 1 Notebook - Full HD - 1920 x 1080 - Intel Core i7 (10th Gen) i7-10510U Quad-core (4 Core) 1.80 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - Iron Gray
By Lenovo
$699.77
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 Price
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga Gen 6 14" FHD 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, Fingerprint, Backlit KYB, Garaged Pen, Thunderbolt 4, Win 11 Pro, CUE Accessories
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga Gen 6 14" FHD 2-in-1 Touchscreen Laptop, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, Fingerprint, Backlit KYB, Garaged Pen, Thunderbolt 4, Win 11 Pro, CUE Accessories
By Lenovo
$1,019.99
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 Intel Core i7-1165G7, 14.0" FHD+ (1920 x 1200) IPS, Touchscreen, 400 nits 16 GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Backlit KYB Fingerprint Reader, Windows Pro
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 Intel Core i7-1165G7, 14.0" FHD+ (1920 x 1200) IPS, Touchscreen, 400 nits 16 GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Backlit KYB Fingerprint Reader, Windows Pro
By Lenovo
$860.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 2 in 1 Laptop (14" FHD+ IPS Touchscreen, Intel Core i5-1145G7, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Stylus), Business PC, Backlit, Fingerprint, 3-Yr Warranty, Webcam, Wi-Fi 6, Win 11 Pro
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 2 in 1 Laptop (14" FHD+ IPS Touchscreen, Intel Core i5-1145G7, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Stylus), Business PC, Backlit, Fingerprint, 3-Yr Warranty, Webcam, Wi-Fi 6, Win 11 Pro
By ist computers
$1,099.99

Comparison Summary

Lenovo has released the ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5, a 14-inch machine, in 2020. It is powered by up to a quad-core Intel Core i7-10610U with a boost clock speed up to 4.90 GHz. The laptop has an integrated graphics option up to Intel® UHD Graphics (24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz).

On the other hand, we have the 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 was introduced by Lenovo about a year later in 2021. It comes with up to a quad-core Intel Core i7-1180G7 with a boost clock speed up to 4.60 GHz. It has an integrated graphics option up to Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics (96 Execution Units, 400 → 1100 MHz).

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 51
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U94469.21%
2
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U95770.16%
3
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10310U with vPro™94669.35%
4
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10610U with vPro™96870.97%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 61
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1130G71,23890.76%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1160G71,34198.31%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1180G7 with vPro™1,364100.00%
01,364

Geekbench 5 Multi Core

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 51
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U2,93365.56%
2
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U2,94265.76%
3
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10310U with vPro™2,99266.88%
4
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10610U with vPro™3,04267.99%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 61
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1130G74,07991.17%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1160G74,23894.73%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1180G7 with vPro™4,474100.00%
04,474

Both Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 have the same 14-inch display size. In addition, The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 weighs 2.99 lbs. about 0% lighter than the 3.0 lbs. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6. Moreover, measured at 12” x 8.5” x 0.59”, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 is slightly more portable than the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 at 12.32” x 8.77” x 0.59”.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6

Moving over to upgradability, Lenovo claims that the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 supports up to 16GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 memory. However, it has an onboard memory module that is not upgradable by the users. Fortunately, it comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that users can replace and upgrade in the future.

For Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6, it supports up to 32GB 4267 MHz LPDDR4X memory. Like Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5, it has an onboard memory module that is not upgradable by the users. Luckily, it has a single removable M.2 SSD slot that users can replace or upgrade when needed.

Key Features

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6
At Glance
Released in
2020
16:9 4K UHD
14”
2160p 60Hz
Weight
2.99 lb
1.36 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-10610U
4C/8T, 1.80 → 4.90 GHz
Geekbench 5
968
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,042
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics
24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
2133 MHz LPDDR3
Released in
2021
16:10 4K UHD+
14”
2400p 60Hz
Weight
3.0 lb
1.36 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
32GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X

Availability

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6
Released20202021
Release Date
  • Announced at CES 2020 (January 2020)
  • Announced on January 11, 2021 (CES 2021)
  • Available starting February 2021
Pricing-Starting at $1,569

Exterior

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6
Dimensions12” x 8.5” x 0.59” (323 x 218 x 15.2 mm)
Width: 12” (323 mm)
Depth: 8.5” (218 mm)
Height: 0.59” (15.2 mm)
12.32” x 8.77” x 0.59” (313 x 223 x 14.9 mm)
WeightStarting at 2.99 lbs (1.35 kg)Starting at 3.0 lbs (1.35 kg)
Colors
Iron Grey
Storm Gray
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard.
    • New UC functions for F9-F11
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device.
  • Keyboard:
    • Spill-resistant
    • Color-matched keyboard
    • Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard.
    • Call-control keys (F9-F11)
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device:
    • Wider 110mm / 4.33" TrackPad

Display

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6
Size14 Inches14 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.
  • 14" UHD+ 4K 
    3840 x 2400 IPS Touch Inking HDR400 with Dolby Vision™ 500 nits 90% DCI P3 Color Gamut TÜV Rheinland-certified for reduced blue light emissions
  • 14" FHD+ with PrivacyGuard support 
    1920 x 1200 IPS Touch Inking antiglare PrivacyGuard 500 nits 100% sRGB
  • 14" FHD+ with Low Blue Light support
    1920 x 1200 IPS Touch Inking antiglare 400 nits 100% sRGB TÜV Rheinland-certified for reduced blue light emissions
  • 14" FHD+ with LBL and AR/AS Support  
    1920 x 1200 IPS Touch Inking anti-reflective anti-smudge 400 nits 100% sRGB TÜV Rheinland-certified for reduced blue light emissions antiglare

Ports

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6
  • 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
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4
    Supports Power Delivery & DisplayPort.
  • 2 x USB 3.2Gen 1
    Full-size USB-A ports (1 always on).
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0
  • 1 x Headphone / mic combo
  • 1 x Kensington lock slot
  • 1 x Garaged Pen

Internal Specs

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6
Processor
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 4.20 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10310U with vPro™
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.70 → 4.40 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  4. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10610U with vPro™
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  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
Integrated Graphics
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  3. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10310U with vPro™
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  4. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10610U with vPro™
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  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
Memory
  • 8GB 16GB
    2133 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR3 SRAM.
8GB 16GB 32GB
4266 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR4x Memory.
Storage
  • 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe SSD.
256 GB 512 GB 1 TB 2TB
M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 4 SSD (Replaceable).

Connectivity

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6
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.
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.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth 5.1
More
  • NFC
  • Optional WWAN: Integrated Global Mobile Broadband 4G LTE-A
  • NFC
  • Optional WWAN: 4x4 MIMO 5G (LTE CAT20) / 4G (LTE CAT12)

Battery

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6
Size
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 51 Wh
57 Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 19.3 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
Up to 15 hours
Based on MobileMark® 2018 battery-life benchmark test
Power Supply65 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
Supports Rapid Charge.
65 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
Supports Rapid Charge.

Software

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Built-in Apps-
Lenovo Vantage

Camera & Audio

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    HD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy cover.
  • Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) & HD 720p with ThinkShutter
  • Front-facing camera with ThinkShutter privacy shutter
    720p (1280 x 720 HD) camera.
  • Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) & HD 720p with ThinkShutter
Audio
  • Dolby Atmos™ Speaker System
  • 4 x 360-degree far-field microphones
  • Dolby Atmos™ Speaker System
  • Dolby® Voice®
  • 4 x 360-degree microphones

Misc

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6
Inking
  • Supports ThinkPad Pen Pro (included)
Supports ThinkPad Pen Pro (included)
Sensors
  • Windows Hello compliant Match-on-Chip fingerprint reader on the palm rest
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Ambient light sensor
  • NFC
  • Windows Hello compliant Match-on-Chip fingerprint reader on the palm rest
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Ambient light sensor
  • NFC
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
  • Power-on Touch Fingerprint Reader
  • Match on Chip Touch Fingerprint Reader
  • dTPM 2.0 chip
  • Webcam privacy shutter
  • Optional IR camera
  • HPD sensor with IR camera
  • ThinkPad PrivacyGuard
  • ThinkPad PrivacyAlert
  • Kensington™ lock slot
In the box
  • ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5
  • 65W AC adapter
  • ThinkPad Pen Pro
  • 4 Cell 51Wh Internal battery
  • Quick start guide
  • ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6
  • 65W AC adapter
  • ThinkPad Pen Pro
  • 57Wh Internal battery
  • Quick start guide

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