Only devices with the same storage solution are able to keep up here. The mouse keys which are placed on top are also easy to operate, even though they have a relatively soft pressure point which turns out slightly more crisp in other ThinkPads. Among the unnecessary fluff are Bubble Witch 3 Saga, Candy Crush Soda Saga and Disney Magic Kingdoms. On the security side, the ThinkPad Yoga can be outfitted with Intel vPro for remote management. Lenovo has carefully refined the ThinkPad Yoga series, consistently pricing it among other high-end business devices until now. Category Spec Form factor Clamshell notebook Display 13.
Lenovo offers a warranty of only 12 months, with the customer having to send in the notebook. I have had the computer a month. The graphics card is able to decode H. Verdict Lenovo has a significant presence in the business devices segment. Its 1920 x 1080 panel produced detailed images. Of note is the , which has far better idle power consumption than the L380 Yoga potentially thanks to better power optimisations by Dell.
That beatis the 1:35 category average and the Spectre x360's 1:36. This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices 25. It seems the L380 is cheaper but not sure how much yet. I use it everyday, all day for work. As in most of the laptops out there, the battery is located at the bottom of the computer — beneath the palm rest area, to enforce comfort during use. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically. However, the ThinkPad L380 is not one of the best they have in the 13-inch sector.
Additionally, it's brand new and I'm having problems with one window on Microsoft Edge that will not close even after hours have passed. Windows 10 Pro Start Menu After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. The Lenovo ThinkPad L380's 13. It logged me in quickly and easily every time, with no need for a password. Design and construction Despite being relatively light and slim, ThinkPad L380 feels a little… old. On the bright side, I'm really amazed by how fast the battery charges.
While the display is relatively evenly lit, it does not shine as bright as other devices in our comparison. Added to cart Sound Lenovo ThinkPad L380 has a nice quality sound. The webcam managed to capture photos of the ceiling without getting washed out by the lights, but when put up against the office window, it could take in only half of the buildings before being overwhelmed by light. Specs-wise, it's powered by a 1. We can only speculate that this is an error exclusive to our test device.
Software and accessories will be shipped separately and may have a different estimated ship date. Good Sound and Snapshots The Yoga's bottom-mounted speakers easily fill a room with sound, delivering soaring vocals and punchy instrumentals if not a ton of bass. Unfortunately, there's no hot-swappable battery, but I did get about eight hours from a charge when going about usual tasks. While the speakers are not particularly loud, the sound is very balanced and the lack of bass is not very noticeable. Although older and casual games can be displayed smoothly, most current games are not playable on the ThinkPad L380. Lenovo says that the ThinkPad Yoga L380 should be available later this month. I was able to navigate Google Chrome using small changes in pressure to adjust the speed of my cursor.
It is also illuminated, which is always a bonus. The case is slightly tapered towards the front, but not to the same degree as either the or the. If you like what the L380 has to offer but want more flexibility, then consider the , a convertible 2-in-1 with similar characteristics and a more colorful touch-screen display. At 283 nits, the L380 Yoga has the dimmest display among its competitors. As Paul Rudd turned his face away from the camera, I noticed how crisp every pixel was, from the stitching in his tie to the blemishes hidden under his makeup.
It doesn't suffer from the mirror-image effect of many touch screens, so dark areas aren't full of distracting reflections, but brightness is marginal—if you turn the backlight down a few notches to save battery power, the screen is just too dim. Offering a versatile 2-in-1 design and swift 8th-gen performance, the Lenovo ThinkPad L380 Yoga is a 13-inch business notebook that will do backflips for you, literally and figuratively. While it's heavier than some nonbusiness laptops, like the , the L380 weighs less than the Lenovo 3. We have concerns about durability though, which is not a criticism typically brought against ThinkPads. A small cover on the right side is also a sign of the relationship to the L380 Yoga. L380 and there are some interesting trade-offs.
All prices are subject to change. Lenovo provides instructions for changing the keyboard in a detailed hardware maintenance manual. Stylus is a bit hard to take out for use. Even though the Lenovo notebook can just make up for indirect sunlight, in the long run this becomes very strenuous on the eyes. The L380 Yoga stays true to ThinkPad design aesthetics. Overall solid product with decent work specs of you need something that mobile. In the illustration below you can see how the display performs from uniformity perspective.