Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2018 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3

Key Features

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3
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

Availability

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3
Released2018
Release Date
  • Announced at CES 2018 (January 2018)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 Price
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen 3) Laptop 14" FHD Convertible 2-in-1 Touchscreen Ultrabook, Intel i7-8650U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Stylus Pen Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, CAM Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen 3) Laptop 14" FHD Convertible 2-in-1 Touchscreen Ultrabook, Intel i7-8650U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Stylus Pen Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, CAM Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$291.99
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) i7 8650U 1.9Ghz 14" 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop, 16GB RAM, 2TB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, FHD 1080p, Thunderbolt 3 USB-C, Webcam, Windows 11 Pro (Renewed)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) i7 8650U 1.9Ghz 14" 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop, 16GB RAM, 2TB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, FHD 1080p, Thunderbolt 3 USB-C, Webcam, Windows 11 Pro (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$399.99
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) Multimode Ultrabook - Windows 10 Pro - Intel i7-8650U, 512GB NVMe-PCIe , 16GB RAM, 14 inches FHD IPS (1920x1080) (Renewed)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) Multimode Ultrabook - Windows 10 Pro - Intel i7-8650U, 512GB NVMe-PCIe , 16GB RAM, 14 inches FHD IPS (1920x1080) (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$360.87
$379.00 5% OFF
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 3rd Gen 20LD001GUS 14in FHD (1920x1080) Touchscreen 2-in-1 Ultrabook - Intel Core i5-8250U Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen 20LD001GUS 14in FHD (1920x1080) Touchscreen 2-in-1 Ultrabook - Intel Core i5-8250U Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$270.99
$297.77 9% OFF

Exterior

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3
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)
WeightStarting at 3.08 lbs (1.4 kg)
Colors
  • Black with color-coded hinges
  • Silver with color-coded hinges
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard.
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device.

Display

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3
Size14 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.

Ports

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3
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 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)

Internal Specs

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3
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

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 31
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U77169.71%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U1,106100.00%
01,106

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 31
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U1,97150.81%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U3,879100.00%
03,879
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
Memory
  • 8GB 16GB
    2133 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR3 SRAM.
Storage
  • 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe SSD.

Connectivity

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3
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.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 4.1
More
  • NFC
  • WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A cat 9

Battery

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3
Size
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 54 Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 15.4 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
Power Supply65 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
Supports Rapid Charge.

Software

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Camera & Audio

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3
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.
Audio
  • Dolby Audio™ Premium
  • Noise-cancelling dual-array far-field microphones
  • Dolby Atmos® for headphones

Misc

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3
Inking
  • Supports ThinkPad Active Pen (included)
Sensors
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader on the palm rest
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Ambient light 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

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3.

Supports Windows 11

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i5-8250U → Intel Core i7-8650U
4GB RAM8GB → 16GB
64GB Drive256GB → 2TB
2 Cores CPU4 cores
All-day battery life of up to 15.4-hours

According to Lenovo, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 lasts up to 15.4 hours of battery life.

  • Up to 15.4 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
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. Learn more

Storage SlotsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3
M.2x1

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3.

Non-upgradable memory

The memory on Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3 is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemoryLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR3
Speed2133 MHz