Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 vs. Surface Laptop Studio

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

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 vs. Surface Laptop Studio

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 Laptop Studio features the 35W 11th Generation Intel Tiger Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-11300H up to quad-core Intel Core i7-11370H with the boost speed up to 4.80 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 14.4″ Surface Laptop Studio (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 Laptop Studio: Specs Comparison

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 image

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5

Surface Laptop Studio image

Surface Laptop Studio

Key Features
What's new
  • New Surface Design - Another versatile design that allows switching between laptop mode, stage mode, and studio mode. The new design also packs all of its processing components in the base for a better cooling solution.
  • 14.4” 120Hz PixelSense™ Flow Display - It offers a much smoother drawing and browsing experience, Dolby Vision® support, and adjustable brightness from 2 nits up to 500 nits.
  • 11th Gen Intel® Tiger Lake H35 Processors - First for Surface uses a powerful 35W TDP processor with integrated Intel Iris Xe G7 graphics and up to 32GB of 4267 MHz LPDDR4x memory.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti or A2000 Graphics - Experience the latest feature set from NVIDIA's 2nd gen RTX architecture for the best gaming experience, and to accelerate your design, animate, and render tasks.
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 - Supports USB 4.0, 40Gbps transfer speed, DisplayPort, Power Delivery, Docking, and external GPU.
  • Fully Supports Surface Slim Pen 2 - Surface Laptop Studio supports new tactile signals for natural inking feels and included slim pen storage with built-in wireless charging.
  • Quad Omnisonic™ Speakers - First for Surface to include 4 speakers in a laptop that supports Dolby Atmos and Adaptive Equalization to deliver a rich spatial sound and best sound experience for different modes.
  • Precision Haptic Touchpad - It's the largest touchpad for Surface that is super responsive and lets you click anywhere with customizable haptic feedback.
  • More
    Up to 2TB SDDSupports DirectX 12 UltimateWi-Fi 6Bluetooth 5.1Fast ChargingPreloaded with Windows 11
What's missing
  • No SDXC card slot
  • No Full-size USB-A port
AvailabilityLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Laptop Studio
Released20202021
Release Info
  • Announced at CES 2020 (January 2020)
  • Introduced: September 22, 2021
  • Pre-ordered: September 22, 2021
  • Released: October 5, 2021
Pricing
  • $1,599.99
    i5-11300H16GB256GBIntel Iris Xe
  • $1,799.99
    i5-11300H16GB512GBIntel Iris Xe
  • $2,099.99
    i7-11370H16GB256GBRTX 3050 Ti
  • $2,699.99
    i7-11370H16GB1TBRTX 3050 Ti
  • $3,099.99
    i7-11370H32GB2TBRTX 3050 Ti
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 Laptop Studio Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Platinum
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Platinum
By Microsoft
$1,799.99
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB) - Newest Version (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB) - Newest Version (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$3,349.00
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13.5” Touch-Screen – Intel Core i7 - 16GB - 512GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) - Ice Blue
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13.5” Touch-Screen – Intel Core i7 - 16GB - 512GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) - Ice Blue
By Microsoft
$1,549.99
Was: $1,699.99
DisplayLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Laptop Studio
Size14 Inches14.4 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.
  • 14.4” PixelSense™ Flow Display
  • Resolution: 2400 x 1600 (201 PPI)
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1500:1
  • Refresh rate: 120Hz
    60Hz default.
  • Inking: GPU Ink Acceleration
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Dolby Vision® support
ExteriorLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Laptop Studio
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)
12.72” x 8.98” x 0.746” (323.28 mm x 228.32 mm x 18.94 mm)
WeightStarting at 2.99 lbs (1.35 kg)
  • 3.83 lb (1,742.9 grams)
    Intel Core i5 models.
  • 4.00 lb (1,820.2 grams)
    Intel Core i7 models.
Colors
Iron Grey
Platinum
Casing: Magnesium and Aluminum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard.
    • New UC functions for F9-F11
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device.
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • Windows key and dedicated buttons for media controls, screen brightness
    • Backlight.
  • Precision Haptic touchpad:
    • Largest surface touchpad to date.
    • Supports up to Five-finger multitouch 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
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4
    USB-C interface supports USB 4.0, Power Delivery, DisplayPort, and data transfers up to 40Gbps.
  • 1 x Surface Connect+
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Headset jack
Internal SpecsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Laptop Studio
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
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11300H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 3.10 → 4.40 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 35W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11370H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 3.30 → 4.80 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 35W
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
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11300H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11370H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1350 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • Optional NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti  with 4GB GDDR6
    For Consumer.
  • Optional NVIDIA® RTX™ A2000 with 4GB GDDR6
    For Business.
Memory
  • 8GB16GB
    2133 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR3 SRAM.
16GB32GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
Storage
  • 256 GB512 GB1 TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe SSD.
256GB512GB1TB2TB
Removable M.2 NVMe SSD
ConnectivityLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Laptop Studio
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 5.1 technology
  • NFC
  • Optional WWAN: Integrated Global Mobile Broadband 4G LTE-A
BatteryLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Laptop Studio
Size
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 51 Wh
  • 58.0 Wh
    Nominal battery capacity.
  • 56.3 Wh
    Minimum battery capacity.
Battery Life
  • Up to 19.3 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
  • Up to 19 hours of typical device usage
    Intel Core i5 models.
  • Up to 18 hours of typical device usage
    Intel Core i7 models.
Power Supply65 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
Supports Rapid Charge.
  • 60W power supply
    Intel Core i5 models.
  • 95W power supply
    Intel Core i7 models.
SoftwareLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Laptop Studio
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • For Consumer: Windows 11 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 11 Pro
Built-in Apps
  • Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Microsoft 365 Family 30-day trial
  • Preloaded Xbox app
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate one month trial
Camera & AudioLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Laptop Studio
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)
  • 1080p resolution front-facing camera
Audio
  • Dolby Atmos™ Speaker System
  • 4 x 360-degree far-field microphones
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • Quad Omnisonic™ speakers with Dolby Atmos®
MiscLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5Surface Laptop Studio
Inking
  • Supports ThinkPad Pen Pro (included)
  • Supports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP)
    4096 levels of pressureTilt sensingBest in class latencyPaper feel0.1mm precision
  • Supports Tactile signals with Surface Slim Pen 2
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
  • Hardware TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security and BitLocker support
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Windows enhanced hardware security
In the box
  • ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5
  • 65W AC adapter
  • ThinkPad Pen Pro
  • 4 Cell 51Wh Internal battery
  • Quick start guide
  • Surface Laptop Studio
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • Surface for Business customers: Includes Advanced Exchange, an expedited replacement service, at no additional cost
MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports off-screen interaction only.
Hinge
Dynamic Woven Hinge made of woven fabric with embedded cables that can bend 180 degrees.
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 Laptop Studio Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Platinum
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Platinum
By Microsoft
$1,799.99
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB) - Newest Version (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB) - Newest Version (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$3,349.00
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13.5” Touch-Screen – Intel Core i7 - 16GB - 512GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) - Ice Blue
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13.5” Touch-Screen – Intel Core i7 - 16GB - 512GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) - Ice Blue
By Microsoft
$1,549.99
Was: $1,699.99

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