Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable is Lenovo’s Latest Take on the Surface Pro


Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable. You could arrange most ThinkPad models of the previous few years and the normal PC purchaser may experience issues differentiating between them. Lenovo has the look, feel, and highlights of its exceptional business line down to a science, and it has pulled in a dedicated base of fans in doing as such.

Ludicrous year, Lenovo has made a few endeavors to move the ThinkPad bundle into less customary, more versatile structure factors, from the razor-slim X1 Nano to the expensive however notable X1 Fold. With the ThinkPad X12 Detachable, the organization is by and by targeting Microsoft’s Surface Pro line. As you presumably sorted out from its name, the X12 Detachable is a ThinkPad-marked and ThinkPad-looking 12.3-inch Windows tablet with a separable console deck.

Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable

Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable

When you’re mindful of that data, there’s very little about the X12 Detachable that will astonish you. It has a large number of the very qualities that its ThinkPad kin do, including the camera shade, the discrete clickers, the console stub, and the dark and red shading plan that ThinkPad fans will know and adore.

It likewise accompanies some extraordinary disadvantages that are natural to its structure factor — little screen, shallow console, restricted ports, etc. In any case, in case you’re on the lookout for a separable PC with business highlights and solid specs, there’s no explanation the X12 Detachable shouldn’t be on your rundown.

Purchasing a versatile, separable machine now and again implies settling on specs and execution, yet that is positively not the situation here. The X12 Detachable accompanies Intel’s most recent eleventh Gen processor and runs Windows 10 Pro. The base model has an MSRP of $1,819 yet is right now recorded at $1,091.

(This is exactly how Lenovo does their evaluating — don’t consider it excessively hard.) It accompanies a Core i3-1110G4, 8GB of RAM (welded), and 256GB of capacity. I’m trying a more costly Core i5 model with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of capacity, which is presently recorded at $1,331.40.


The most equivalent Surface Pro 7 Plus models are right now recorded at $849.99 and $1,399.99 individually. Those costs are tricky, notwithstanding, in light of the fact that the entirety of the X12 Detachable models at present recorded on Lenovo’s site incorporate a pointer and console cover in the container; you need to get them independently for the Surface Pro 7 Plus, and they add in any event an extra $99.99 and $97.49 to the cost. That implies my X12 model is two or three hundred bucks more affordable than the most practically identical Surface Pro (which additionally has less capacity).

The Core i5-1130G7 in my test unit offers the different conveniences of the eleventh Gen line. Including Intel’s amazing Xe coordinated designs and backing for Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6. Utilizing it was a decent, smooth insight. I can’t envision that anybody utilizing the X12 for standard business work with Chrome tabs, streaming, Zoom calls, and such will experience any presentation issues. The ThinkPad’s fan was reliably running during my utilization, however, it wasn’t sufficiently uproarious to be vexatious, and the gadget won’t ever warm up.



  • display: 3:2 12.3-inch FHD+
  • dimensions: 11.15 x 8.01 x 0.34 inches (tablet just), 11.15 x 8.01 x 0.57 inches (with console)
  • Weight: 1.67 lbs (tablet just), 2.4 lbs (with console)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-1130G7
  • RAM: 16GB LPDDR4x
  • Capacity: 512GB PCIe NVMe
  • Wireless: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201, Bluetooth 5.1, discretionary WWAN LTE 4G CAT9
  • Ports: one Thunderbolt 4, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, one 3.5mm sound jack, discretionary Nano-SIM opening
  • MSRP: $2,219

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This isn’t a PC you’d need to use for any sort of weighty gaming. Yet the Iris Xe designs can assist with lighter imaginative work. I utilized the gadget to measure and gently alter a group of photographs. And keeping in mind that it wasn’t the snappiest experience I’ve at any point had. It was useful for my novice needs. Any individual who accomplishes proficient realistic work ought to think about a framework with a GPU, obviously.

The X12’s console and pen are both fine, and among the better extras, I’ve utilized with separable PCs. The pointer, which lives in a helpful circle on the correct side of the console deck, didn’t give me any issues. And has two fastens that you can guide as you would prefer in Lenovo’s Pen Settings programming. The keys are somewhat confined and level, as is regularly the situation with folio consoles, however composing was an agreeable encounter by and large. They’re additionally illuminated, which you don’t see on each separable console.

The touchpad is somewhat little (I regularly hit the clickers while looking over) and not the smoothest around. But rather that is additionally decent with such a gadget. In the event that the touchpad isn’t your thing. You can utilize the TrackPoint in the focal point of the console.


One other piece of the skeleton worth calling out is the 1920 x 1280 presentation. Like the Surface Pro line. The X12 has a 3:2 perspective proportion. Which is my number one viewpoint proportion (indeed, I have a top choice). It’s a lot roomier than a customary 16:9 presentation, giving observably more vertical space.

The top and side bezels are thick, which may put a few groups off. Yet that is reasonable since the gadget is likewise intended to work routinely as a tablet (and you need something to hold).

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