Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 vs. Surface Go 3

Here is a side by side comparison between Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 and Surface Go 3 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 vs. Surface Go 3

The 2020 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 features the 15W 10th Generation Intel Comet Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-10210U up to quad-core Intel Core i7-10610U with the boost speed up to 4.90 GHz. While the 2021 Surface Go 3 features the 5W 10th Generation Intel Amber Lake Y dual-core Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y up to dual-core Intel Core i3-10100Y with the boost speed up to 3.90 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 5 (2020) and the 10.5″ Surface Go 3 (2021), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 vs. Surface Go 3: Specs Comparison

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 image

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5

Surface Go 3 image

Surface Go 3

Key Features
What's new
  • More Powerful Processors - With the latest 10th gen Intel Mobile processors make Surface Go 3 even faster especially the entry-level models which now also support Intel® Turbo Boost technology 2.0 with the boost frequency up to 3.40 GHz.
  • Longer Battery Life - Last up to 11 hours battery life of typical device usage.
  • More
    Preloaded with Windows 11Fast charging
AvailabilityLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Go 3
Released20202021
Release Info
  • Announced at CES 2020 (January 2020)
  • Introduced: September 22, 2021
  • Pre-ordered: September 22, 2021
  • Released: October 5, 2021
Pricing
  • $399 
    Gold 6500Y4 GB64 GBWiFi
  • $549
    Gold 6500Y8 GB128 GBWiFi
  • $629
    i3-10100Y8 GB128 GBWiFi
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 Price
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 2-in-1 Laptop, 14.0" UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Touch 500 nits, i5-10210U, Webcam, Backlit Keyboard, Wi-Fi 6, Integrated UHD Graphics, 16GB Memory, 512GB PCIe SSD, Win 10 Pro
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 2-in-1 Laptop, 14.0" UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Touch 500 nits, i5-10210U, Webcam, Backlit Keyboard, Wi-Fi 6, Integrated UHD Graphics, 16GB Memory, 512GB PCIe SSD, Win 10 Pro
By Lenovo
$1,496.99
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
$1,500.00
Was: $1,749.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 14.0" FHD(1920 x 1080) Touchscreen with Privacy Guard, IR, 500 nits, Intel Core i7-10510U, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, PenPro, Backlit KYB, Fingerprint Reader, Win10Pro
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 14.0" FHD(1920 x 1080) Touchscreen with Privacy Guard, IR, 500 nits, Intel Core i7-10510U, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, PenPro, Backlit KYB, Fingerprint Reader, Win10Pro
By Lenovo
$1,545.00
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5” Price
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel Pentium Gold - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel Pentium Gold - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$399.99
Microsoft Surface 3 10.8" FHD (1920x1280) Touchscreen 2-in-1 Education and Business Laptop Tablet (Intel Quad-Core Atom x7-Z8700, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD) Mini DP, WiFi AC, Webcam, Windows 10 Pro
Microsoft Surface 3 10.8" FHD (1920x1280) Touchscreen 2-in-1 Education and Business Laptop Tablet (Intel Quad-Core Atom x7-Z8700, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD) Mini DP, WiFi AC, Webcam, Windows 10 Pro
By Microsoft
$379.99
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" (1920 x 1280) Touchscreen Tablet, Intel Core 8th Gen M3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Webcam, Wi-Fi, USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, Win 10 w/Type Cover, Mytrix_Digital Pen - Black (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" (1920 x 1280) Touchscreen Tablet, Intel Core 8th Gen M3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Webcam, Wi-Fi, USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, Win 10 w/Type Cover, Mytrix_Digital Pen - Black (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$659.99
Was: $694.99
DisplayLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Go 3
Size14 Inches10.5 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.
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1280 (2.45M Pixels)
  • Density: 220 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Contrast ratio: 1500:1
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
ExteriorLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Go 3
Size Comparison
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)
9.65” x 6.9” x 0.33” (245 mm x 175  mm x 8.3 mm)
Width: 9.65” (245 mm)
Height: 6.9” (175 mm)
Thickness: 0.33” (8.3 mm)
WeightStarting at 2.99 lbs (1.35 kg)
  • Surface Go 3: 1.2 lbs (544 g)
  • Surface Go 3 Keyboard: 0.55 lbs (249 g)
Colors
Iron Grey
Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard.
    • New UC functions for F9-F11
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device.
  • Surface Go Type Cover
    • Not included
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size mechanical backlit keyset with 1 mm of key travel.
  • Trackpad:
    • Precision glass trackpad.
    • Trackpad size: 101 mm x 56 mm
    • Supports a five-finger multitouch gesture.
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
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort.
  • 1 x Surface Connect™
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x microSDXC™ card reader
  • 1 x Surface Go Type Cover port
Internal SpecsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Go 3
Processor
  • 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™ i5-10310U with vPro™
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.70 → 4.40 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10610U with vPro™
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Pentium® Gold 6500Y
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.10 → 3.40 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 5W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-10100Y
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.30 → 3.90 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 5W
Integrated Graphics
  • 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™ i5-10310U with vPro™
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10610U with vPro™
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Pentium® Gold 6500Y
    Intel® UHD Graphics 615
    23 Execution Units, 300 → 900 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-10100Y
    Intel® UHD Graphics 615
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1000 MHz
Memory
  • 8GB16GB
    2133 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR3 SRAM.
4GB8GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
  • 256 GB512 GB1 TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe SSD.
  • 64GB
    eMMC
  • 128GB
    SSD
ConnectivityLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Go 3
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.
Wi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
  • NFC
  • Optional WWAN: Integrated Global Mobile Broadband 4G LTE-A
LTE version coming soon.
BatteryLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Go 3
Size
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 51 Wh
  • 28Wh 
    Nominal battery capacity.
  • 26.8Wh 
    Minimum battery capacity.
Battery Life
  • Up to 19.3 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
Up to 11 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply65 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
Supports Rapid Charge.
24W proprietary Surface Connect power supply
SoftwareLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Go 3
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Windows 11 Home in S-mode
Built-in Apps
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate one month trial
  • Microsoft 365 Family one month trial
Camera & AudioLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Go 3
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    HD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy cover.
  • Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) & HD 720p with ThinkShutter
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video
Audio
  • Dolby Atmos™ Speaker System
  • 4 x 360-degree far-field microphones
  • Enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics
  • 2W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™
MiscLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Go 3
Inking
  • Supports ThinkPad Pen Pro (included)
Supports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP)
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
magnetic storage
Sensors
  • Windows Hello compliant Match-on-Chip fingerprint reader on the palm rest
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Ambient light sensor
  • NFC
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
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
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5
  • 65W AC adapter
  • ThinkPad Pen Pro
  • 4 Cell 51Wh Internal battery
  • Quick start guide
  • Surface Go 3
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
More
  • Mechanical features: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting
  • Kickstand with a full-friction multiposition hinge to 165 degrees
  • Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
  • Physical buttons: volumes, power
  • Casing: Magnesium
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 Price
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 2-in-1 Laptop, 14.0" UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Touch 500 nits, i5-10210U, Webcam, Backlit Keyboard, Wi-Fi 6, Integrated UHD Graphics, 16GB Memory, 512GB PCIe SSD, Win 10 Pro
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 2-in-1 Laptop, 14.0" UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Touch 500 nits, i5-10210U, Webcam, Backlit Keyboard, Wi-Fi 6, Integrated UHD Graphics, 16GB Memory, 512GB PCIe SSD, Win 10 Pro
By Lenovo
$1,496.99
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
$1,500.00
Was: $1,749.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 14.0" FHD(1920 x 1080) Touchscreen with Privacy Guard, IR, 500 nits, Intel Core i7-10510U, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, PenPro, Backlit KYB, Fingerprint Reader, Win10Pro
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 14.0" FHD(1920 x 1080) Touchscreen with Privacy Guard, IR, 500 nits, Intel Core i7-10510U, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, PenPro, Backlit KYB, Fingerprint Reader, Win10Pro
By Lenovo
$1,545.00
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5” Price
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel Pentium Gold - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel Pentium Gold - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$399.99
Microsoft Surface 3 10.8" FHD (1920x1280) Touchscreen 2-in-1 Education and Business Laptop Tablet (Intel Quad-Core Atom x7-Z8700, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD) Mini DP, WiFi AC, Webcam, Windows 10 Pro
Microsoft Surface 3 10.8" FHD (1920x1280) Touchscreen 2-in-1 Education and Business Laptop Tablet (Intel Quad-Core Atom x7-Z8700, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD) Mini DP, WiFi AC, Webcam, Windows 10 Pro
By Microsoft
$379.99
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" (1920 x 1280) Touchscreen Tablet, Intel Core 8th Gen M3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Webcam, Wi-Fi, USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, Win 10 w/Type Cover, Mytrix_Digital Pen - Black (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5" (1920 x 1280) Touchscreen Tablet, Intel Core 8th Gen M3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Webcam, Wi-Fi, USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, Win 10 w/Type Cover, Mytrix_Digital Pen - Black (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$659.99
Was: $694.99

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