Nowadays, ThinkPad has been one of the most trustworthy laptop brands which have received great popularity among the public in the past years. In 2019, ThinkPad had launched several ultra-thin mid-range products with narrow bezels. Today, let’s see the performance of one of the most popular laptops – the ThinkPad X390.
|Screen||13.3-inch 1920x 1080 IPS 100% sRGB screen|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-8565U|
|Graphics card||Intel UHD 620|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 2400MHz|
|Storage||512GB Intel 7600P NVMe M.2 SSD|
|Ports||2x USB 3.1/ 1x Type-C/ 1xHDMI 2.0/ 1x Thunderbolt 3/ 1x 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack/1x Mini Ethernet|
For specification, the version we get is powered by the Core i7-8565U processor. It comes with 16GB RAM coupled with 512GB SSD. Meanwhile, the ThinkPad X390 is ThinkPad’s first laptop which features a narrow-bezel HD IPS display with 100% sRGB.
The ThinkPad X390 adopts ThinkPad’s classic appearance design. It uses engineering plastics which are shatter-proof and light.
There is a ThinkPad’s logo on the top cover. It is not anti-fingerprint.
As it adopts the narrow bezel design, it has a large screen ratio.
We use the Spyder 5 Elite to test the 13.3-inch IPS. According to the test results, the display’s sRGB color gamut covers 98%, and its brightness reaches 300nit. This display reaches the top level among the mid-range laptops.
You can fold it into Tablet Mode.
This is the power button.
You can see the Trackpoint and multi-contact touchpad.
It consists of a keyboard that has moderate key travel and reasonable key mapping. The keyboard is one highlight of the ThinkPad laptop.
This version features the white backlit.
As a business laptop, data security becomes much important. Like other ThinkPad products, it also comes with a ThinkShutter- a physical cover for the webcam. This design can keep outsiders from using the camera to spy on you.
On the right side, it provides a USB 3.1 port. The user can charge the cellphone via this port when he turns it off.
On the left side, it concludes a USB-C port that supports PD protocol, a Thunderbolt 3.0 port, a Mini RJ45 port, a USB 3.1 port, an HDMI port, and the 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack.
This is its adaptor.
The Core i7-8565U chip has six cores and eight threads. Its frequency is 1.8GHz which can reach 4.6GHz.
On CineBench R15, the processor’s multi-core score is 741cb, and its single-core score is 189cb.
On AIDA64, we can see the RAM’s sequential read speech reaches 33707 MB/s, and its sequential write speed reaches 35382 MB/s. What’s more, the ThinkPad X390 comes with two 8GB DDR4 memory chips with the dual passage.
It features Intel 7600 SSD which supports PCI-Ex 4 and NVMe protocols.
On CrystalDiskMark, the 512GB SSD’s sequential read speed reaches 3119.8MB/s, and its sequential write speed is 1547.8MB/s. The test results show that this SSD has excellent performance. As a whole, this SSD reaches the top level among the TLC NVMe SSD, and it can handle daily use.
I adjust the screen brightness to 50% to play a 1080P video. An hour later, the battery consumes 11%. From that, we can infer that the battery can last over 10 hours with the video on. In general, the ThinkPad X390 has long battery life.