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Yoga Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 4th Gen

20200928 A 2020 top of the range 4th generation Thinkpad X1 Yoga with a good amount of memory (16GB) and disk (512GB SSD) and a good CPU (i7 8th gen) to handle heavy workloads to support data science activities, and travel well with good battery life, a touch screen to flip as a tablet with a pen. Supported with a Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock USB Hub with a single USB-C connection from the laptop. A 34 inch monitor is connected through HDMI and USB connections and headphone jack are all being run from the hub.


Install Date: 2020-02-25
Machine: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 4th, model 20QFCTO1WW
CPU: 8 x Intel Core i7-8665U CPU @ 1.90GHz
Performance: PassMark = 8607, BogoMIPS = 4200 x 8
Memory: 2x8GiB (4x32Gbx32) LPDDR3 Synchronous 2133MHz (0.5 ns)
Disk: NVMe 2280 512GB SSD
Wireless: Cannon Point-LP CNVi
Display: 309mmx174mm 2560x1440 14.0WQHD IPS AR/AS 300N MT
Video: Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 620 (Whiskey Lake) (rev 02) (i915)
Camera: IR&HD Camera with 4 Microphones
Audio: Cannon Point-LP High Definition Audio
Battery: 4Cell 51Wh
Boot: Grub2
Kernel: 4.15.0-72-generic


20200225 Install Ubuntu 19.10
20200406 Firmware upgrade
20200502 Upgrade Ubuntu 19.10 to 20.04
20201110 Upgrade Ubuntu 20.04 to 20.10 using do-release-upgrade.

Initial Installation

Press F12 after powering up the machine to find the boot menu to choose to boot from USB with the iso image. Secure Boot was requested by default to install drivers and a password supplied. The whole disk is encrypted using a passphrase. Installation was about 15 minutes.

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