Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano: Extremely light with Thunderbolt 4

Lenovo’s new 13-inch flagship has finally been available to buy on Amazon. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano attacks the Dell XPS 13 9310 directly, with Intel Tiger Lake, the 16:10 aspect ratio, and a significantly lighter housing.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano

Lenovo’s ThinkPad brand has a new flagship model: The Lenovo X1 Nano Gen 1 complements the premium series ThinkPad X1 with a smaller model.

In terms of design, the ThinkPad Nano X1 is very similar to the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8. The X1 Nano can easily be called the smaller brother of the X1 Carbon, after all, the X1 Nano has the same black carbon fiber cover. The main difference between the two: While the X1 Carbon uses 14-inch LCDs in the popular 16:9 format, the X1 Nano has 13-inch displays in the longer 16:10 aspect ratio. As a result, the ThinkPad Nano has the same display length as the ThinkPad Carbon, but in a much smaller case.

The case is not only smaller but also a lot lighter. Lenovo calls the X1 Nano the lightest ThinkPad laptop to date, weighing in at only 907 grams. This not only makes it lighter than the X1 Carbon (1.09 kg) but also significantly lighter than Dell’s new XPS 13 9310 (1.2 kg).

To make a ThinkPad so light and small, there were inevitably some compromises to be made. The difference to the larger X1 Carbon is particularly clear when it comes to the connectivity because instead of the numerous legacy ports, the Nano X1 only has two Thunderbolt 4 ports and a headphone jack. The keyboard and battery capacity have also shrunk somewhat compared to the larger model.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano

Thunderbolt 4 is a clear indication of which CPUs Lenovo uses: The Lenovo X1 Nano is powered by Intel Tiger Lake, the first ThinkPad X1. However, it is still unclear whether it is the UP3 or UP4 variant. Some other technologies also make their debut in the X1 Nano in the ThinkPad X1: 5G and LPDDR4X (up to 16 GB). The screen is only offered in a single 2K resolution (2,160 x 1,350), with a brightness value of 450 cd/m². There will be both touch and non-touch models.

Price and availability

A price is starting from $1,806 on the Amazon.com website. The X1 Nano is delivered with either Windows 10 Pro or Ubuntu Linux.

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