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Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Series

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G4 IAP, i5-1240P

Unlike the widely-acclaimed ThinkPad series hailing from the very selfsame company brand, the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s plugs itself as a business laptop with entertainment features centering around the theme of stress-free leisure in a potentially grueling workplace. The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s houses a couple of key features that enable the user to boot up the operating system with just a simple command whether they are sourced in the form of a fingerprint or voice activation.

The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s is believed to measure up to a total approximation of 13.3 inch and is considered to be among the smallest compact-sized notebook models since it is under the average technical scale of 14 inch. This promotes the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s as extremely portable since its reduced dimensions enable it to take up less space over a working space while it can still be easily fitted into a commuting bag. Sticking true to the theme of being conveniently portable, the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s is packed with various features that render it faster and easier to focus on the task at hand. For instance, the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s has a biometric login feature in the shape of a small circle, which replaces the conventional Power button – an oh-so basic button that can be commonly found on a majority of laptop models since the beginning of time. This small circle responses adeptly to human skin and the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s can be easily booted up with just merely a single touch. Aside from that, users can also wake the Lenovo ThinkBook s13 up from Sleep mode with voice recognition alone thanks to the innovative cloud artificial intelligence better known as Cortana. The integration of both of these features makes jumping back to work or any task at hand conveniently easy with system activation features that response in just under five seconds.

In addition, the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s is armed with built-in security features to tackle the revolving problem of easy access, which can be achieved from a single touch over the Power circle or mere voice activation alone. The default discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) encrypts data and any other business-critical information in conjunction with the security features existing along Windows 10. The ThinkShutter mechanism, which can be commonly found in the latest official releases of laptop models from the Lenovo brand, is a physical camera cover which can be slid over the front camera and block the lens from prying eyes from the other end. As mentioned before, the Power circle also functions as a biometric login in the form of a fingerprint reader. It can be configured to only detect the user’s fingerprint in order to gain legitimate access into the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Processor: AMD Rembrandt (Zen 3+) R5 6600U, Intel Alder Lake-P i5-1240P, Intel Comet Lake i7-10510U, Intel Core i5 i5-8265U, Intel Core i7 i7-8565U, Intel Tiger Lake i5-1135G7
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon 660M, Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.30 inch
Weight: 0.00132kg, 1.23kg, 1.26kg, 1.263kg, 1.3kg, 1.32kg, 1.33kg, 1.334kg, 1.35kg
Price: 800, 850, 869, 880, 1050, 1100 euro
Average Score: 82.76% - good
Average of 29 scores (from 67 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 82%, features: 70%, display: 86%, mobility: 83%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 92%

 

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GENotebook: Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
Processor: Intel Core i5 i5-8265U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.334kg
Price: 869 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 82.5% - good

Average of 8 scores (from 28 reviews)

 

Reviews

86% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Laptop Review: A Business Laptop but no TrackPoint | Notebookcheck
The ThinkBook series is Lenovo’s latest attempt at introducing a new brand upon the laptop market. The ThinkBooks are designed to excel in productive applications while offering a more modern design than their ThinkPad counterparts. Read on to find out whether Lenovo has achieved this with the ThinkBook 13s in our detailed review.
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Boast Stellar Specs with Harmon Audio Included
Source: Gear Diary English
While I certainly wouldn’t be GAMING on this laptop, moderate web browsing, light working including Office and photo editing might be ideal for the ThinkBook 13s… heavier processing, including running strenuous applications for video editing will take a toll on the performance and battery life of the laptop. But the price is right at $800 for the base model, and whether you are a business owner or just your average web surfer, there’s enough to love about Lenovo’s laptop to justify purchasing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2020
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Boast Stellar Specs with Harmon Audio Included
Source: Gear Diary English
While I certainly wouldn’t be GAMING on this laptop, moderate web browsing, light working including Office and photo editing might be ideal for the ThinkBook 13s… heavier processing, including running strenuous applications for video editing will take a toll on the performance and battery life of the laptop. But the price is right at $800 for the base model, and whether you are a business owner or just your average web surfer, there’s enough to love about Lenovo’s laptop to justify purchasing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2020
75% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review: A business notebook that you can use for play
Source: Hardware Zone English Archive.org version
While it sounds enticing, there are cheaper alternatives. ASUS’ ZenBook 14 UX431 and Acer’s Swift 3 Premium have comparable configurations with discrete NVIDIA graphics and they are priced at S$1,398 and S$1,198 respectively. What they lack, insofar as specifications are concerned, are the security features of the ThinkBook 13s like the TPM chip and webcam privacy shutter. If these security features are important to you, then the choice is clear. The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s is a compelling option given its price, features, and specifications. For everyone else who just wants a notebook for general computing purposes and light gaming, know that there are other alternatives worth checking out.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 85% performance: 80% workmanship: 75%
75% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review: A business notebook that you can use for play
Source: Hardware Zone English Archive.org version
While it sounds enticing, there are cheaper alternatives. ASUS’ ZenBook 14 UX431 and Acer’s Swift 3 Premium have comparable configurations with discrete NVIDIA graphics and they are priced at S$1,398 and S$1,198 respectively. What they lack, insofar as specifications are concerned, are the security features of the ThinkBook 13s like the TPM chip and webcam privacy shutter. If these security features are important to you, then the choice is clear. The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s is a compelling option given its price, features, and specifications. For everyone else who just wants a notebook for general computing purposes and light gaming, know that there are other alternatives worth checking out.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 85% performance: 80% workmanship: 75%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13S Review
Source: Yugatech English Archive.org version
Lenovo is marketing the ThinkBook 13S as a business laptop with entertainment features. It looks great, durable, and portable. And given our experience with it, I think they’re right. It’s basically for work, meaning MS Office applications, emails, and web browsing. For entertainment, we’re narrowing it down to YouTube and Netflix. It would have been nicer though if they included an SD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2019
Lenovo ThinkBook 13S Review
Source: Yugatech English Archive.org version
Lenovo is marketing the ThinkBook 13S as a business laptop with entertainment features. It looks great, durable, and portable. And given our experience with it, I think they’re right. It’s basically for work, meaning MS Office applications, emails, and web browsing. For entertainment, we’re narrowing it down to YouTube and Netflix. It would have been nicer though if they included an SD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2019
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s
Source: PC Mag English Archive.org version
At 2.95 pounds, the ThinkBook 13s is a bit heavier than rivals such as the 2.7-pound Dell XPS 13 but still easy to carry. Bottom-mounted Harman speakers produce pretty good sound.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/19/2019
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s
Source: PC Mag English Archive.org version
At 2.95 pounds, the ThinkBook 13s is a bit heavier than rivals such as the 2.7-pound Dell XPS 13 but still easy to carry. Bottom-mounted Harman speakers produce pretty good sound.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/19/2019
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review: A solid SMB laptop for a solid price
Source: Neowin English Archive.org version
The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s is a laptop that I thoroughly enjoyed, and it seems like it's a perfect laptop to hand out to a team in an SMB. My biggest issues with it are that there's no USB Type-C charging and that the audio is just OK. The good news about the charger though, is that if you hand them out to a team, you've got a bunch of these chargers lying around.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2019
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review: A solid SMB laptop for a solid price
Source: Neowin English Archive.org version
The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s is a laptop that I thoroughly enjoyed, and it seems like it's a perfect laptop to hand out to a team in an SMB. My biggest issues with it are that there's no USB Type-C charging and that the audio is just OK. The good news about the charger though, is that if you hand them out to a team, you've got a bunch of these chargers lying around.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/03/2019
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review – finally something fresh
Source: Laptop Media English Archive.org version
So, we already said that this device is part of a brand new series in the laptop world. We were satisfied with our time with it. However, not need to lie here, the most flashy feature of the ThinkBook 13s is actually its look and the way it feels when handled. Its all-aluminum body hints at the premium nature of the device, while its matte finish is almost immune to fingerprints. In fact, the laptop kind of reminds us of the Lenovo Ideapad 730S, which is both thinner and lighter and proved to be a pretty decent piece of hardware, by the way.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2019
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review – finally something fresh
Source: Laptop Media English Archive.org version
So, we already said that this device is part of a brand new series in the laptop world. We were satisfied with our time with it. However, not need to lie here, the most flashy feature of the ThinkBook 13s is actually its look and the way it feels when handled. Its all-aluminum body hints at the premium nature of the device, while its matte finish is almost immune to fingerprints. In fact, the laptop kind of reminds us of the Lenovo Ideapad 730S, which is both thinner and lighter and proved to be a pretty decent piece of hardware, by the way.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2019

Foreign Reviews

83% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80%
83% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80%
85% Recenzja ciekawego laptopa za niezłe pieniądze – Lenovo ThinkBook 13s
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Recenzja ciekawego laptopa za niezłe pieniądze – Lenovo ThinkBook 13s
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
Nowa linia ultrabooków od Lenovo jest fajna, ale właściwie dla kogo? Test ThinkBook 13s
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Beautiful design; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2019
Nowa linia ultrabooków od Lenovo jest fajna, ale właściwie dla kogo? Test ThinkBook 13s
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Beautiful design; high performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2019
87% “Eğlenceli” iş bilgisayarı; Lenovo ThinkBook 13s incelemesi
Source: Log.com.tr TR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 87%
87% “Eğlenceli” iş bilgisayarı; Lenovo ThinkBook 13s incelemesi
Source: Log.com.tr TR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 87%
Lenovo Thinkbook 13S inceledik
Source: Teknolojioku TR→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Compact size; light weight; nice performance; good price. Negative: No card reader.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2019
Lenovo Thinkbook 13S inceledik
Source: Teknolojioku TR→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Compact size; light weight; nice performance; good price. Negative: No card reader.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2019
Обзор ноутбука Lenovo ThinkBook S
Source: Zoom RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; nice ergonomy; grear display; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2019
Обзор ноутбука Lenovo ThinkBook S
Source: Zoom RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; nice ergonomy; grear display; good cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2019
Đánh Giá Lenovo Thinkbook 13S: Làn Gió Mới Đáng Hoan Nghênh
Source: VNReview VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Slim size; light weight; modern design; nice display; high performance; long battery life. Negative: Thick frames; poor set of ports.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2019
Đánh Giá Lenovo Thinkbook 13S: Làn Gió Mới Đáng Hoan Nghênh
Source: VNReview VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Slim size; light weight; modern design; nice display; high performance; long battery life. Negative: Thick frames; poor set of ports.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2019
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review – un ultrabook competitiv
Source: Giz.ro →EN Archive.org version
Positive: Nice design; great built quality; beautiful display; comfortable keyboard; good cooling system; high autonomy; attractive price. Negative: Heavy and bulky; no Thunderbolt 3; no card reader; no USB-C charging; inflexible touchpad; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2019
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review – un ultrabook competitiv
Source: Giz.ro →EN Archive.org version
Positive: Nice design; great built quality; beautiful display; comfortable keyboard; good cooling system; high autonomy; attractive price. Negative: Heavy and bulky; no Thunderbolt 3; no card reader; no USB-C charging; inflexible touchpad; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2019

 

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IWL-20R9005LUS

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IWL-20R9005LUSNotebook: Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IWL-20R9005LUS
Processor: Intel Core i5 i5-8265U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.33kg
Price: 850 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 79% - good

Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

Reviews

Review: Lenovo ThinkBook 13s
Source: Hexus English
The ThinkBook is a curious addition to Lenovo's catalogue. Designed to slot in between the well-established ThinkPad and IdeaPad product lines, its purpose is to offer small businesses a visually attractive package blending performance and reliability at an affordable fee.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/11/2020
80% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s straddles the line between business and mainstream surprisingly well. Priced at $713, the laptop offers good multitasking performance thanks to its Core i5 processor and integrated graphics. It’s also got a fairly speedy SSD and decent battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review – competitive 13-inch ultrabook (Core i5, UHD 620)
Source: Ultrabook Review English Archive.org version
There's great value in this ThinkBook 13s as a competitively-priced ultrabook for everyday use, for multitasking and school/office work. It looks nice and it's well built, gets a good matte screen and a decent keyboard, handles daily chores without chocking and lasts for quite a while on a charge. It's also one of the few user-upgradable ultrabooks of this generation. But don't expect this to offer ThinkPad features and traits at a fraction of the cost, as the two lines have little in common. In fact, as you'll find from the detailed review below, the ThinkBook 13s is rather a rebranded and tweaked IdeaPad, and as long as you're getting it with the right expectations, it should do very well by you.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
75% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review: A business notebook that you can use for play
Source: Hardware Zone English Archive.org version
While it sounds enticing, there are cheaper alternatives. ASUS’ ZenBook 14 UX431 and Acer’s Swift 3 Premium have comparable configurations with discrete NVIDIA graphics and they are priced at S$1,398 and S$1,198 respectively. What they lack, insofar as specifications are concerned, are the security features of the ThinkBook 13s like the TPM chip and webcam privacy shutter. If these security features are important to you, then the choice is clear. The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s is a compelling option given its price, features, and specifications. For everyone else who just wants a notebook for general computing purposes and light gaming, know that there are other alternatives worth checking out.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 85% performance: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 75%
70% Review: Lenovo ThinkBook 13s pairs solid business features with consumer-friendly touches
Source: PC World English Archive.org version
While Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th-Gen remains the superior business notebook in Lenovo’s stable, the MSRP is well over $1,000. (Prices on the base models have fallen to $999, as the 7th-Gen models have begun to ship.) It’s probably worth considering picking up a deal on the older X1 Carbon generation as well as considering the new ThinkBooks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
75% ThinkBook 13s review (2019)
Source: Good Gear Guide English Archive.org version
The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s isn’t the kind of laptop you’ll want to show off to your friends but it is one that’s remarkably consistent at letting you get the job done. It features both plenty of modern conveniences and decent specs. The design doesn’t get everything right and there’s definitely room for improvement but after my time with the ThinkBook 13s, I’m taking the sub-brand a lot more seriously than I did before. If Lenovo stuck an SD card slot on this thing, I could almost see myself using one. There’s far more to the ThinkBook 13s than just the subtraction that Lenovo have done to draw a line between it and from the pricier ThinkPad lineup. Even if there are limitations and shortcoming, this isn’t a story about compromise. The ThinkBook 13s is an adept workplace PC that’s nice to look at and easy to rely on.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 75%
Review: Lenovo ThinkBook 13s pairs solid business features with consumer-friendly touches
Source: Good Gear Guide English Archive.org version
While Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th-Gen remains the superior business notebook in Lenovo’s stable, the MSRP is well over $1,000. (Prices on the base models have fallen to $999, as the 7th-Gen models have begun to ship.) It’s probably worth considering picking up a deal on the older X1 Carbon generation as well as considering the new ThinkBooks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2019
93% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review: A solid, affordable small business laptop
Source: Techaeris English Archive.org version
By far, this has probably been the best Lenovo laptop I have reviewed. The awesome, long-lasting battery life will get users through the day and more. On the performance side, it runs really good, even with 8GB of RAM. The sound quality is powered by Harmen, so you know you’re getting as true sound as you can in a laptop. The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s is definitely worthy of being a Top Pick for 2019.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 85% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 95%

Foreign Reviews

75% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s, análisis: un portátil puro, equilibrado y asequible que sigue (a distancia) la estela de los ThinkPad
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/29/2019
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 80% display: 75% mobility: 70% workmanship: 65% ergonomy: 80%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s: něco mezi ThinkPadem a IdeaPadem (recenze)
Source: CNews.cz CZ→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Impressive design; nice display; good ergonomy; long battery life. Negative: No SD card reader.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2019

 

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IWL-20R90072GE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IWL-20R90072GENotebook: Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IWL-20R90072GE
Processor: Intel Core i7 i7-8565U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.32kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 82.5% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Reviews

90% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Review: The MacBook of Windows
Source: Mobile Syrup English Archive.org version
The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s is one of the best laptops I’ve used this year. It’s easily on the level of a MacBook in terms of hardware design and build quality. It has the performance chops to make it worthwhile and isn’t loaded with bloat like other Windows laptops. It’s an excellent machine that, for the right price, is definitely the Windows laptop to get for those who want to get work done on the go.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
75% ThinkBook 13s review (2019)
Source: PC World English Archive.org version
The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s isn’t the kind of laptop you’ll want to show off to your friends but it is one that’s remarkably consistent at letting you get the job done. It features both plenty of modern conveniences and decent specs. The design doesn’t get everything right and there’s definitely room for improvement but after my time with the ThinkBook 13s, I’m taking the sub-brand a lot more seriously than I did before. If Lenovo stuck an SD card slot on this thing, I could almost see myself using one. There’s far more to the ThinkBook 13s than just the subtraction that Lenovo have done to draw a line between it and from the pricier ThinkPad lineup. Even if there are limitations and shortcoming, this isn’t a story about compromise. The ThinkBook 13s is an adept workplace PC that’s nice to look at and easy to rely on.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 75%

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo ThinkBook: Lựa chọn hấp dẫn cho dân văn phòng
Source: FPT shop VN→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Modern design; high security; high performance; compact size; light weight; nice display; good ergonomy; backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2019

 

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IWL-20R9006YMH

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IWL-20R9006YMHNotebook: Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IWL-20R9006YMH
Processor: Intel Core i5 i5-8265U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Reviews

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review: Unassuming but dependable
Source: It Pro English
The real killer, though, is the price. At just a hair under £500 exc VAT (£499.99, to be precise), it’s one of the cheapest business-focused devices we’re seen recently. Indeed, it’s capable enough to go toe-to-toe with laptops twice its price. If you’re looking for a competent jack-of-all-trades at a ludicrously good price, this is definitely one to snap up.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2020

Foreign Reviews

80% Recensione Lenovo ThinkBook 13S by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
100% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IWL (20R9006YMH)
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IWL-20R90070SP

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IWL-20R90070SPNotebook: Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IWL-20R90070SP
Processor: Intel Core i5 i5-8265U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.35kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IWL. Ultrabook 13,3" profesional (743 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; compact size; light weight; high mobility; nice design.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/13/2020
Обзор Lenovo ThinkBook 13s. Ноутбук для работы и учебы
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Low price; metal case; thin frames; excellent display; fast fingerprint sensor; nice webcam. Negative: No memory card slot; no RJ-4 port.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2020

 

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20RR0003GE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20RR0003GENotebook: Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20RR0003GE
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i7-10510U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

ThinkBook 13s حاسب محمول مناسب لفئة الأعمال! “عرض خاص لكم”
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high performance; compact size; light weight; long battery life; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/08/2020

 

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IML-20RR0003GE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IML-20RR0003GENotebook: Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IML-20RR0003GE
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i7-10510U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.00132kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IML: El ultraportátil definitivo
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; powerful processor; nice connectivity; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: No Thunderbolt 3 port; no SD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2020
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G2 - krótka recenzja biznesowego laptopa
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; premium design; powerful processor; high mobility.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/01/2021

 

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-ITL-20V90003GE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-ITL-20V90003GENotebook: Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-ITL-20V90003GE
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i5-1135G7
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.263kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 85% - good

Average of 4 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

Reviews

86% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s in review: Battery life or performance? You decide. | Notebookcheck
Lenovo's ThinkBook 13s disappointed with strong performance drops at first, but it recovered thanks to Performance Mode. Still: AMD's Ryzen 4 remains unmatched. The true strength of the 13-incher lies in the display, while maintenance has been toned down.
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 - Top 5 Reasons to BUY or NOT to buy it
Source: Laptop Media English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/17/2021
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 - Top 5 Reasons to BUY or NOT to buy it
Source: Laptop Media English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/17/2021
90% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review
Source: Techradar English
The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s delivers outstanding performance for the price while packing in a fantastic display and appealing design. The audio could be better, but on balance there's very little holding us back from recommending this to any professional who's not quite ready to go all in on one of Lenovo's more expensive ThinkPad products.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review
Source: Techradar English
The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s delivers outstanding performance for the price while packing in a fantastic display and appealing design. The audio could be better, but on balance there's very little holding us back from recommending this to any professional who's not quite ready to go all in on one of Lenovo's more expensive ThinkPad products.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2021
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2021
80% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen 2
Source: PC Mag English
Our Editors' Choice award holders among ultraportables include the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Nano, the Dell XPS 13, and the Razer Book 13. The ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 doesn't quite rise to their level, but it costs less, and it's a thoroughly capable, convenient productivity partner. If you'd like something a little different and a little snazzier than a conventional compact, it's well worth checking out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen 2
Source: PC Mag English
Our Editors' Choice award holders among ultraportables include the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Nano, the Dell XPS 13, and the Razer Book 13. The ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 doesn't quite rise to their level, but it costs less, and it's a thoroughly capable, convenient productivity partner. If you'd like something a little different and a little snazzier than a conventional compact, it's well worth checking out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo ra mắt bộ tứ ThinkBook: sành điệu, phong cách làm việc hiện đại, giá từ 17 triệu
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Stylish design; powerful hardware; nice performance; good cooling system; high security.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2021
Lenovo ra mắt bộ tứ ThinkBook: sành điệu, phong cách làm việc hiện đại, giá từ 17 triệu
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Stylish design; powerful hardware; nice performance; good cooling system; high security.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2021

 

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G2 ITL-20V90003GE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G2 ITL-20V90003GENotebook: Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G2 ITL-20V90003GE
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i5-1135G7
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.26kg
Price: 880 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 78% - good

Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Reviews

70% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s (Gen 2) review: Budget ThinkPad
Source: Laptop Mag English
The ThinkBook 13s is a sensible option for business users on a tight budget. For less than $1,000, you get a sleek aluminum chassis, fast performance, a high-res 13.3-inch display and a decent port selection. There are some downsides, like the shallow keyboard and card slot omission, but those can be resolved with accessories. If you can stretch your budget for a ThinkPad X1 Carbon, we recommend you do it. Lenovo's flagship is the best business laptop around for a reason. Not only is it lighter than the ThinkBook, but it has quad speakers, a much better keyboard and long battery life. But don't worry if you don't have the funds because the ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 makes for a nice alternative.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo Thinkbook 13S Review: Business On A Budget
Source: The Verge English
There are areas where the cracks show, of course. Battery life is underwhelming for the category, and the screen’s brightness is disappointing. You do get advantages, particularly when it comes to look and build quality, from ultraportables that are $200–$300 more. But there are certainly customers — especially in the business sphere, I imagine — who care more about having a portable, affordable device with decent connectivity than they do about having one that’s beautiful. For those people, this should be a fine choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo Thinkbook 13s G2 Review - Great Performance in a Small Package
Source: Lon.TV English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/24/2021
[ULTRA DEEP REVIEW] Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 – a portable powerhouse for your business needs
Source: Laptop Media English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/10/2021

Foreign Reviews

84% Lenovo Thinkbook 13s G2
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2021
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 93% features: 75% display: 83% mobility: 79% emissions: 93%

 

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G4 ARB-21AS0006GE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G4 ARB-21AS0006GENotebook: Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G4 ARB-21AS0006GE
Processor: AMD Rembrandt (Zen 3+) R5 6600U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon 660M
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixels
Weight: 1.23kg
Price: 1050 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 96% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

96% Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G4 Top-Leistung trifft auf lange Akkulaufzeit
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2022
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 97% features: 93% display: 97% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 92%

 

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G4 ARB, Ryzen 5 6600U

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G4 ARB, Ryzen 5 6600UNotebook: Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G4 ARB, Ryzen 5 6600U
Processor: AMD Rembrandt (Zen 3+) R5 6600U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon 660M
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixels
Weight: 1.23kg
Price: 1050 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Reviews

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen 4: Ryzen gets better battery, if you can find it
Source: On MSFT English
It feels pretty clear cut that anyone who prefers battery life over consistent performance would be well suited with the AMD powered version of the ThinkBook 13s. That is not to say the performance on the 13s is poor, it's just a bit more erratic than the Intel P-Series counterpart. However, with both the Intel and AMD models of the ThinkBook 13s sitting on a desk, customers would be hard pressed to really notice a difference other than the price, which is also a consideration. At $851.80, and several discounts throughout the year, the ThinkBook 13s is a no brainer upgrade for anyone looking to venture beyond the typical ThinkBook aesthetic or a years old laptop. The last consideration for customers regarding the ThinkBook 13s is finding a model that actually has an AMD chip in it. As I am writing this review, AMD options are out at Lenovo.com, Best Buy and NewEgg, that may change in the coming weeks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/19/2022

 

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G4 IAP, i5-1240P

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G4 IAP, i5-1240PNotebook: Lenovo ThinkBook 13s G4 IAP, i5-1240P
Processor: Intel Alder Lake-P i5-1240P
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixels
Weight: 1.23kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Lenovo Thinkbook 13s G4 (Intel) Review - A portable performer
Source: Lon.TV English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/04/2022

 

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Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.

In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.

In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 80 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.

AMD Radeon 660M: Integrated graphics card in the Ryzen 6000 mobile series APUs based on the RDNA2 architecture with 6 of the 12 CUs (= 384 shaders) and a clock speed of up to 1.9 GHz.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i5:

i5-8265U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.9 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

i7-8565U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.

Intel Comet Lake:

i7-10510U: Comet Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced on 14nm++). The CPU cores can clock between 1.8 and 4.9 GHz (all 4 cores 4.3 GHz max.) with HyperThreading (8 threads). The integrated memory controller supports DDR4-2666 and using cTDP up/down the performance can be adjusted by the OEM (10 - 25 Watt possible, 15W default).

Intel Tiger Lake:

i5-1135G7: A quad-core, mid-range processor of Tiger Lake product family designed for use in ultra-light laptops. The i5 is manufactured on Intel's second-gen 10 nm process marketed as SuperFin and features an 80 EU Iris Xe G7 iGPU. Core i5-1135G7 has a base clock speed of 2.4 GHz as long as it is allowed to consume 28 watts.

AMD Rembrandt (Zen 3+):

R5 6600U: Mobile Hexa-Core APU with six Zen 3+ cores clocked at 2.9 to 4.5 GHz and a RDNA2 graphics adapter with 6 CUs clocked at up to 1,900 MHz. The TDP is specified at 15 - 28 Watts.

Intel Alder Lake-P:

i5-1240P: A mid-range 28 W Alder Lake family CPU featuring 4 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. This SoC is designed for use in ultra-light (yet actively cooled) laptops. The i5's performance cores are Hyper-Threading-enabled for a total of 16 threads. Core i5-1240P runs at 1.2 GHz to 4.4 GHz; it has a built-in 80 EU Iris Xe GPU and supports "Essentials" tier vPro features.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


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