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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga Gen3

This is my primary lightweight daily driver laptop.  This was issued to me at work new in 2018, and I was allowed to keep it for personal use when it was replaced in 2023.  This replaced my previous Thinkpad X1 Carbon as my lightweight daily driver laptop.

  • i7-8650U Quad core 1.9ghz base 4.2ghz turbo.
  • 8GB RAM
  • 500GB NVMe Samsung 970 SSD
  • 14″ FHD multi-touch display (folds back 180° into tablet mode)
  • Ubuntu Linux 22.04LTS

If I need a more powerful laptop for messing with virtual machines or light 3D gaming I will use my W540 but it’s big, heavy, and battery life is not great, you pretty much need to be attached to the wall with it.