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Lenovo ThinkBook 13s: Ultrabook refreshed up to an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U for improved performance and battery life

The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s should deliver longer runtimes when equipped with an AMD Ryzen 6000U APU. (Image source: Lenovo)
The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s should deliver longer runtimes when equipped with an AMD Ryzen 6000U APU. (Image source: Lenovo)
Lenovo has refreshed the ThinkBook 13s, having presented an Intel Alder Lake-powered model in February at MWC 2022. This time, the company has given the ThinkBook 13s a taste of the Ryzen 6000 architecture, with RDNA 2-based iGPUs. The inclusion of Ryzen 6000 APUs in the ThinkBook 13s should give it a few advantages over its Intel counterpart too.

Lenovo has presented a new version of the ThinkBook 13s, last refreshed in February at MWC 2022 with Intel Alder Lake-P series processors. Unsurprisingly, Lenovo has introduced AMD Ryzen 6000-powered models, building on the Ryzen 5000 generation that it has been selling until now. Currently available in China, A European retailer has already listed the 'ThinkBook 13s AMD G4' with a Ryzen 5 6600U for just under €1,100.

Additionally, Lenovo will offer the ThinkBook 13s with a Ryzen 7 6800U, which has two more cores and another four threads than the Ryzen 5 6600U. Also, the Ryzen 7 6800U contains the Radeon 680M, a more powerful alternative to the Radeon 660M found in the Ryzen 5 6600U. Nonetheless, the Ryzen 5 6600U and Radeon 660M are powerful combinations and one that should handle many games in 1080p, or 1080p with FSR enabled.

As our tests have shown, the Ryzen 7 6800U is a more efficient alternative to Alder Lake-P processors like the Core i7-1260P. Theoretically, this should allow AMD versions of the ThinkBook 13s G4 to achieve longer runtimes on a single charge than their Intel counterparts. Likewise, AMD contains to have the edge over Intel in multi-core work.

Separately, Lenovo equips the laptop with up to 16 GB of LPDDR5-6400 RAM and a 1 TB SSD, plus a 13.3-inch and 16:10 display. Available with 1200p or 1600p panels, AMD versions must make do without Thunderbolt 4. Instead, Lenovo includes USB Type-C ports. Unfortunately, it is unclear when Lenovo will start selling the ThinkBook 13s AMD G4 generally outside China.

(Image source: Lenovo)
(Image source: Lenovo)
(Image source: Lenovo)
(Image source: Lenovo)
(Image source: Lenovo)

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Lenovo via ITHome & Wccftech

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Alex Alderson, 2022-06-27 (Update: 2022-06-27)