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Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1 in review: Slim notebook with good battery life

16:10 format. The Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1 is supposed to deliver enough performance for a busy office routine and is also a good choice for mobile users. We will find out how well these features have been implemented in our review.
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Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE

Lenovo's ThinkBook 13x G1 is a small and slim notebook that should be well suited for mobile work. In contrast to the ThinkPad X13 G2, some business features have been omitted, but the price of approximately 1,460 Euros (~$1688) is also a bit lower. For this, there is an energy-savingIntel Core i7-1160G7, 16 GB RAM and a 512 GB SSD.

Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE (ThinkBook 13x Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1160G7 4 x 2.1 - 4.4 GHz, 40 W PL2 / Short Burst, 20 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP4
Memory
16384 MB 
, Dual-Channel
Display
13.30 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 227 PPI, LP133WQ1-SPH1, IPS, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP4 PCH-LP
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ, 512 GB 
, 430 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: combined audio jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 12.9 x 298 x 209 ( = 0.51 x 11.73 x 8.23 in)
Battery
56 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, power supply, wireless mouse, hdmi-/vga-to-usb-c-adapter, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.116 kg ( = 39.37 oz / 2.46 pounds), Power Supply: 325 g ( = 11.46 oz / 0.72 pounds)
Price
1460 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87.3 %
10/2021
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.1 kg12.9 mm13.30"2560x1600
84.4 %
08/2021
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
R7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
953 g17 mm13.30"1920x1200
85.6 %
09/2021
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1 kg17 mm13.30"1920x1080
88 %
05/2021
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.2 kg14.8 mm13.40"3456x2160

Case - Stable and slim Lenovo notebook

Lenovo manufactures the case of the ThinkBook 13x from aluminum, which is used for both the lid and the base unit. Thus, the laptop is very stable and quite light with a weight of approximately 1.1 kg (~2.4 pounds). The display can be folded back 180° and is held firmly by the hinges in every set position. The build quality is very good and there are no uneven bump edges or the like.

Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE

Size comparison

309 mm / 12.2 inch 215 mm / 8.46 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 1 kg2.27 lbs298 mm / 11.7 inch 209 mm / 8.23 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 953 g2.1 lbs298 mm / 11.7 inch 209 mm / 8.23 inch 12.9 mm / 0.508 inch 1.1 kg2.46 lbs296 mm / 11.7 inch 199 mm / 7.83 inch 14.8 mm / 0.583 inch 1.2 kg2.74 lbs

Equipment - Two Thunderbolt 4 and swappable SSD

The ThinkBook 13x offers two Thunderbolt 4 ports including DisplayPort functionality, which can be used to create numerous other ports with the corresponding adapters. A combined jack port is available for connecting headsets.

Left side: 2x Thunderbolt 4, combined audio connector
Left side: 2x Thunderbolt 4, combined audio connector
Right side: Power button with integrated fingerprint sensor
Right side: Power button with integrated fingerprint sensor

Communication

For wireless communication, Lenovo's notebook can rely on Bluetooth 5.2 and WiFi 6. The latter enables very good speeds of 1,428 MBit/s on average when transmitting and 1,646 MBit/s when receiving data in combination with our reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1450 (1258min - 1519max) MBit/s ∼100% +2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1428 (1322min - 1501max) MBit/s ∼98%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=322)
1162 MBit/s ∼80% -19%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (180 - 1614, n=100, last 2 years)
979 MBit/s ∼68% -31%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
661 (550min - 752max) MBit/s ∼46% -54%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
617 (220min - 685max) MBit/s ∼43% -57%
iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1646 (837min - 1707max) MBit/s ∼100%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1555 (1374min - 1656max) MBit/s ∼94% -6%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1368 (681min - 1483max) MBit/s ∼83% -17%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (136 - 1743, n=322)
1261 MBit/s ∼77% -23%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (182 - 1690, n=100, last 2 years)
1099 MBit/s ∼67% -33%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
849 (770min - 905max) MBit/s ∼52% -48%
050100150200250300350400450500550600650700750800850900950100010501100115012001250130013501400145015001550160016501700Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1617 (837-1707)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1428 (1322-1501)

Webcam

Lenovo only installs a low-resolution 0.9 MP webcam in the ThinkBook 13x. This makes subjects look blurry and colors low in contrast even in good ambient light.

ColorChecker
6.6 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
4 ∆E
9 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
8 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE: 8.69 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 12.69 ∆E

Security

The webcam of Lenovo's laptop can be closed with a mechanical shutter and a fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button is available for unlocking the notebook. This always worked reliably in our test.

Accessories

Besides the notebook itself, the scope of delivery includes a 65-watt power supply with USB-C connector, a Bluetooth mouse and a VGA/HDMI-to-USB-C adapter. Other accessories, such as suitable carrying cases, can also be purchased from Lenovo.

Maintenance

The base plate of the ThinkBook 13x can be removed with a bit of care after all visible screws have been removed. The SSD can be replaced inside, but the RAM and other components are soldered.

Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1 - Maintenance options
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1 - Maintenance options

Warranty

Lenovo grants a warranty period of 12 months for the ThinkBook 13x.

Input devices - Recommended for frequent writers

Keyboard

The keyboard of the ThinkBook 13x offers a noticeable pressure point and is well suited for writing longer texts. The split Enter key and the small arrow keys take some getting used to. Despite the narrow layout and secondary layout, special keys are also easy to reach.

Touchpad

Lenovo uses a clickpad as a mouse replacement, which is well suited for navigating the mouse pointer. Mouse clicks triggered via touch as well as mechanical pressure are reliably registered.

Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1 - Input Devices
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1 - Input Devices
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1 - Lighting
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1 - Lighting

Display - Bright and colorful, but reflective

The screen of the ThinkBook 13x G1 consists of a 13.3-inch IPS panel and offers a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels. The maximum brightness is on a high level with an average of 441 cd/m² and the illumination of 90 percent can also be rated as good. However, the competition scores a bit better with the latter value.

PWM was not used for brightness control, which is beneficial for people with sensitive eyes.

Subpixel
Subpixel
Screenbleeding
Screenbleeding
424
cd/m²
439
cd/m²
437
cd/m²
433
cd/m²
472
cd/m²
446
cd/m²
434
cd/m²
444
cd/m²
442
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LP133WQ1-SPH1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 472 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 441.2 cd/m² Minimum: 5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 473 cd/m²
Contrast: 1686:1 (Black: 0.28 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.7 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4, calibrated: 0.8
ΔE Greyscale 1.9 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
70.8% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.7% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
69% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.12
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
LP133WQ1-SPH1, IPS, 2560x1600, 13.30
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AU Optronics AUO6496, IPS, 1920x1200, 13.30
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
LQ133M1JW48, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Samsung 134XK01, OLED, 3456x2160, 13.40
Display
4%
-2%
27%
Display P3 Coverage
69
73.4
6%
67.3
-2%
99.7
44%
sRGB Coverage
99.7
99.8
0%
98.4
-1%
100
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
70.8
74.8
6%
68.8
-3%
97.7
38%
Response Times
1%
-29%
94%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
48.4 ?(21.6, 26.8)
42.4 ?(22.4, 20)
12%
61.2 ?(32, 29.2)
-26%
2.2 ?(1.2, 1)
95%
Response Time Black / White *
28.8 ?(14, 14.8)
31.6 ?(17.6, 14)
-10%
37.6 ?(18.8, 18.8)
-31%
2.2 ?(1, 1.2)
92%
PWM Frequency
211.9 ?(30)
240.4 ?(51)
Screen
-37%
-51%
-115%
Brightness middle
472
473.9
0%
348
-26%
384
-19%
Brightness
441
458
4%
350
-21%
387
-12%
Brightness Distribution
90
91
1%
92
2%
97
8%
Black Level *
0.28
0.36
-29%
0.31
-11%
Contrast
1686
1316
-22%
1123
-33%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.7
2.99
-76%
2.8
-65%
4.56
-168%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.7
4.35
-61%
6.8
-152%
7.27
-169%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.8
1.1
-38%
0.8
-0%
4.52
-465%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.9
4
-111%
4.8
-153%
1.5
21%
Gamma
2.12 104%
2.35 94%
2.2 100%
2.26 97%
CCT
6363 102%
6269 104%
6978 93%
6219 105%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
87.1
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-11% / -23%
-27% / -37%
2% / -45%

* ... smaller is better

With a contrast ratio of 1,686:1 and a black value of 0.28 cd/m², the ThinkBook 13x's screen shows well-defined colors and deep blacks. The color space coverage is very good with 99.7% (sRGB), 70.8% (AdobeRGB) and 69% (P3).

The CalMAN analysis also shows that colors are already displayed with a very low DeltaE2000 deviation of 1.9 ex-factory. This value can still be improved to 0.8 with a calibration. The corresponding ICC file can be downloaded in the top right window next to the screen illumination graphic.

CalMAN - Color fidelity
CalMAN - Color fidelity
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - color fidelity (calibrated)
CalMAN - color fidelity (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)

The ThinkBook 13x can only be used outdoors to a limited extent. The glossy display surface causes distortions due to reflections, which can also occur indoors, for example due to unfavorably placed artificial lighting.

ThinkBook 13x G1 in outdoor use
ThinkBook 13x G1 in outdoor use
ThinkBook 13x G1 in outdoor use
ThinkBook 13x G1 in outdoor use

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14 ms rise
↘ 14.8 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 68 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
48.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21.6 ms rise
↘ 26.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 79 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21941 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The IPS panel of the ThinkBook 13x is very viewing-angle stable. Image content can be viewed from almost any angle without being distorted or displayed with distorted colors.

Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1 - viewing angle stability
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1 - viewing angle stability
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1 - viewing angle stability
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1 - viewing angle stability

Performance - Good performance for busy everyday life

Lenovo designed the ThinkBook 13x G1 for mobile work with office applications. Depending on the CPU selected, these can also be a bit more demanding. The mass storage configuration is also variable. In addition to the Intel Core i7-1160G7, an Intel Core i5-1130G7 is currently also available, and instead of 512 GB like our test configuration, the Lenovo laptop is also available with a 1 TB SSD.

Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1 - HWInfo
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1 - GPUz
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1 - CPUz
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1 - CPUz
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1 - CPUz
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1 - CPUz

Processor

The Intel Core i7-1160G7 installed in the test unit is a processor with four cores that can process up to eight tasks simultaneously. The clock rates are between 2.1 and 4.4 GHz, whereby the cooling and the set TDP are also responsible for the available performance. Although it is actually a more efficient Tiger-Lake UP4 chip, the TDP values are set generously with a long-term value of 20 watts and a short-term value of 40 watts.

In our Cinebench R15 endurance test, the performance of the i7-1160G7 is on the level of an Intel Core i7-1185G7 and then drops to a 15 percent lower value. This behavior is also the same for the i7-1185G7. The Cinebench R15 multi-score drops from 770 to 378 points in battery mode.

The results of the single benchmarks also place the ThinkBook 13x on the level of the direct competition with Intel Core i7-1185G7.

Cinebench R15 Multi Endurance test

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Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE Intel Core i7-1160G7: Ø666 (633.84-770.02)
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr AMD Ryzen 7 5800U: Ø1313 (1297.77-1389.66)
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE Intel Core i7-1185G7: Ø672 (651.67-816.61)
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED Intel Core i7-1185G7: Ø695 (607.28-765.86)
Cinebench R23: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Multi-Core Score | 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
7872 (7780.83min - 7871.73max) Points ∼100% +73%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (965 - 12181, n=75, last 2 years)
5814 Points ∼74% +28%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5013 (4398.92min - 5012.66max) Points ∼64% +10%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
4559 Points ∼58%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (3008 - 5648, n=4)
4112 Points ∼52% -10%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
3610 Points ∼46% -21%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Single Core)
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1457 Points ∼100% +8%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1415 Points ∼97% +5%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
1351 Points ∼93%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (409 - 1663, n=73, last 2 years)
1322 Points ∼91% -2%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1251 Points ∼86% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (1079 - 1351, n=3)
1232 Points ∼85% -9%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
3092 Points ∼100% +88%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (376 - 4704, n=110, last 2 years)
2019 Points ∼65% +23%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1873 Points ∼61% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (1224 - 2068, n=4)
1673 Points ∼54% +2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
1648 Points ∼53%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1425 Points ∼46% -14%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
556 Points ∼100% +5%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
552 Points ∼99% +5%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
528 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (484 - 544, n=4)
514 Points ∼92% -3%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
489 Points ∼88% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (157 - 633, n=111, last 2 years)
477 Points ∼86% -10%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1390 (1297.77min - 1389.66max) Points ∼100% +81%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (162 - 2041, n=116, last 2 years)
926 Points ∼67% +20%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
817 Points ∼59% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (753 - 864, n=4)
812 Points ∼58% +5%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
770 (633.84min - 770.02max) Points ∼55%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
766 (607.28min - 765.86max) Points ∼55% -1%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
229 Points ∼100% +11%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
221 Points ∼97% +7%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
210.7 Points ∼92% +2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
206 Points ∼90%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (170 - 208, n=4)
194.8 Points ∼85% -5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (70.1 - 239, n=107, last 2 years)
186.2 Points ∼81% -10%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
921 Seconds * ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (625 - 1115, n=4)
890 Seconds * ∼97% +3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (253 - 2650, n=108, last 2 years)
711 Seconds * ∼77% +23%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
699 Seconds * ∼76% +24%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
637 Seconds * ∼69% +31%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
331 Seconds * ∼36% +64%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
43633 MIPS ∼100% +162%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4937 - 54374, n=108, last 2 years)
24109 MIPS ∼55% +45%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
19937 MIPS ∼46% +20%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
18812 MIPS ∼43% +13%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (15740 - 22305, n=4)
18014 MIPS ∼41% +8%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
16672 MIPS ∼38%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
5405 MIPS ∼100% +22%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
4894 MIPS ∼91% +10%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (4448 - 4621, n=3)
4555 MIPS ∼84% +2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2145 - 5800, n=108, last 2 years)
4541 MIPS ∼84% +2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
4448 MIPS ∼82%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
3678 MIPS ∼68% -17%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5771 Points ∼100% +10%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
5258 Points ∼91%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5209 Points ∼90% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (4660 - 5258, n=4)
4938 Points ∼86% -6%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1024 - 9639, n=107, last 2 years)
4925 Points ∼85% -6%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1541 Points ∼100% +4%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
1484 Points ∼96%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1463 Points ∼95% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (1406 - 1484, n=4)
1441 Points ∼94% -3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (293 - 1740, n=107, last 2 years)
1278 Points ∼83% -14%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
10.4 fps ∼100% +169%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1.02 - 14.8, n=102, last 2 years)
6.46 fps ∼62% +67%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
6.34 fps ∼61% +64%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5.39 fps ∼52% +40%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (3.75 - 6.06, n=4)
4.48 fps ∼43% +16%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
3.86 fps ∼37%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Subnotebook
  (12.9 - 157, n=108, last 2 years)
62.4 s * ∼100% -12%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
55.9 s * ∼90%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (49.8 - 61.3, n=4)
54.9 s * ∼88% +2%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
53.9 s * ∼86% +4%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
51 s * ∼82% +9%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
43.2 s * ∼69% +23%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.501 - 1.728, n=107, last 2 years)
0.689 sec * ∼100% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7
  (0.64 - 0.76, n=4)
0.679 sec * ∼99% -1%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
0.67 sec * ∼97%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
0.605 sec * ∼88% +10%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7
0.594 sec * ∼86% +11%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
0.54 sec * ∼78% +19%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
770 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
99.4 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
206 Points
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System performance

In the PCMark 10 test to evaluate the system performance, the Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1 achieves a good score in relation to the Intel Core i1160G7 Intel Core i7-1160G7 a slightly above-average result, but can only secure the last place in our test field.

In everyday use, the system always runs smoothly and does not exhibit any micro-stutters or the like. Accessing files and starting programs was also possible without delays at any time.

PCMark 10 / Score
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5872 Points ∼100% +22%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
5226 Points ∼89% +9%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
4899 Points ∼83% +2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4813 Points ∼82%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4554 - 4813, n=4)
4656 Points ∼79% -3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1671 - 6414, n=102, last 2 years)
4637 Points ∼79% -4%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
10492 Points ∼100% +6%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
10046 Points ∼96% +2%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
9954 Points ∼95% +1%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
9883 Points ∼94%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (9482 - 10372, n=4)
9868 Points ∼94% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4599 - 10836, n=102, last 2 years)
9061 Points ∼86% -8%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
9089 Points ∼100% +41%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
6964 Points ∼77% +8%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2797 - 9852, n=102, last 2 years)
6778 Points ∼75% +5%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
6610 Points ∼73% +3%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6447 Points ∼71%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (6155 - 6602, n=4)
6354 Points ∼70% -1%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
6020 Points ∼100% +27%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
5304 Points ∼88% +12%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
4852 Points ∼81% +2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4748 Points ∼79%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (973 - 6709, n=102, last 2 years)
4477 Points ∼74% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-1160G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (3744 - 4748, n=4)
4387 Points ∼73% -8%
PCMark 10 Score
4813 points
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DPC latencies

In the test with LatencyMon, the ThinkBook 13x G1 shows increased interruption times. Thus, it is not suitable for real-time applications in our test configuration.

LatencyMon - Statistics
LatencyMon - Statistics
LatencyMon - Driver
LatencyMon - Driver
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1401 μs * ∼100%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
1059 μs * ∼76% +24%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
903 μs * ∼64% +36%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
770 μs * ∼55% +45%

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage

Lenovo installs a 512 GB SSD from Samsung, which already supports the fast PCIe 4.0 standard, in our test model of the ThinkBook 13x. It achieves good read and write rates that are, however, a bit slower than in other notebooks with this mass storage. Compared to our test field, the rates are on a medium level.

How the comparison with other mass storage devices turns out can be seen in our HDD/SSD benchmark list.

Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-14%
5%
0%
74%
Write 4K
149.9
128.3
-14%
114.8
-23%
156.8
5%
202 ?(136.9 - 237, n=14)
35%
Read 4K
78.7
50.9
-35%
49.53
-37%
39.66
-50%
82.6 ?(47.3 - 92, n=14)
5%
Write Seq
2661
971
-64%
1833
-31%
854
-68%
3305 ?(1150 - 4216, n=9)
24%
Read Seq
1249
1540
23%
2260
81%
2167
73%
3532 ?(1249 - 4560, n=9)
183%
Write 4K Q32T1
320.7
538
68%
323.5
1%
441.1
38%
512 ?(290 - 667, n=14)
60%
Read 4K Q32T1
408.6
344.4
-16%
340.5
-17%
395.5
-3%
605 ?(293 - 733, n=14)
48%
Write Seq Q32T1
3955
980
-75%
3048
-23%
858
-78%
4088 ?(1148 - 5119, n=14)
3%
Read Seq Q32T1
1770
1829
3%
3282
85%
3258
84%
5918 ?(1770 - 6838, n=14)
234%
AS SSD
-103%
-37%
-36%
31%
Seq Read
4332
1616
-63%
2622
-39%
2694
-38%
4706 ?(2629 - 5546, n=16)
9%
Seq Write
1558
761
-51%
1322
-15%
1407
-10%
3104 ?(1270 - 3920, n=16)
99%
4K Read
73.5
46.87
-36%
48.36
-34%
54.4
-26%
71.1 ?(46.6 - 84.8, n=16)
-3%
4K Write
193.3
126.6
-35%
121.1
-37%
195.8
1%
178.3 ?(132.8 - 215, n=16)
-8%
4K-64 Read
959
324.6
-66%
765
-20%
1092
14%
1923 ?(761 - 2783, n=16)
101%
4K-64 Write
1604
815
-49%
1343
-16%
1269
-21%
2459 ?(1257 - 3480, n=16)
53%
Access Time Read *
0.034
0.074
-118%
0.074
-118%
0.064
-88%
0.042 ?(0.024 - 0.078, n=15)
-24%
Access Time Write *
0.021
0.135
-543%
0.033
-57%
0.062
-195%
0.03463 ?(0.021 - 0.076, n=16)
-65%
Score Read
1466
533
-64%
1076
-27%
1416
-3%
2465 ?(1325 - 3224, n=16)
68%
Score Write
1953
1018
-48%
1596
-18%
1606
-18%
2885 ?(1567 - 4036, n=16)
48%
Score Total
4050
1798
-56%
3169
-22%
3692
-9%
6600 ?(3573 - 8620, n=16)
63%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-59% / -65%
-16% / -19%
-18% / -21%
53% / 49%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1770 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3955 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 408.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 320.7 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1249 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2661 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 78.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 149.9 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

No graph data

Graphics card

For the display of image content, the internal graphics unit Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs is responsible. It is suitable for applications with low to medium demands on the graphics performance, for example, for simple photo editing. It also benefits from a dual-channel configuration of the working memory, as it is used here.

In the 3DMark tests, the ThinkBook 13x achieves an average result and can place itself in the middle of our test field. Since the iGPU clocks a bit slower in the UP4 processors, the graphics units of the regular UP3 CPUs (like the Core i7-1165G7 or i7-1185G7) are a bit faster. On battery power, the Fire Strike Graphics score remains unchanged.

We have listed what can be expected from other graphics units in comparison to this in our GPU benchmark list.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
7045 Points ∼100% +18%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
6647 Points ∼94% +11%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (2942 - 7115, n=91)
6364 Points ∼90% +6%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1160G7
5983 Points ∼85%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000), AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
5842 Points ∼83% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (410 - 16128, n=98, last 2 years)
5167 Points ∼73% -14%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
28496 Points ∼100% +8%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000), AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
27008 Points ∼95% +2%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (16709 - 38040, n=82)
26509 Points ∼93% 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1160G7
26390 Points ∼93%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
24591 Points ∼86% -7%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2795 - 53539, n=79, last 2 years)
21816 Points ∼77% -17%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
5332 Points ∼100% +8%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
5191 Points ∼97% +5%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1160G7
4953 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (2901 - 5909, n=101)
4837 Points ∼91% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (315 - 11055, n=104, last 2 years)
3706 Points ∼70% -25%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000), AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
3399 Points ∼64% -31%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
1642 Points ∼100% +13%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (783 - 1819, n=99)
1453 Points ∼88% 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1160G7
1447 Points ∼88%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
1382 Points ∼84% -4%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (116 - 4721, n=96, last 2 years)
1208 Points ∼74% -17%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000), AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1128 Points ∼69% -22%
3DMark 11 Performance
6391 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
15841 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4370 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1602 points
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Gaming performance

The Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1 is only suitable for games with low demands on the graphics performance or older titles. Even here, it might still be necessary to reduce the detail levels and resolution for a smooth gaming experience. Our endurance test with The Witcher 3 shows that the ThinkBook 13x can maintain its graphics performance over a longer period without drops.

What performance can be expected in other titles can be seen in our GPU gaming list.

The Witcher 3 - 1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
61.1 (55min - 66max) fps ∼100% +14%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
56 fps ∼92% +5%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
53.5 fps ∼88%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (21.4 - 74.1, n=87)
53 fps ∼87% -1%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (8.2 - 112, n=71, last 2 years)
44.9 fps ∼73% -16%
GTA V - 1366x768 Normal/Off AF:4x
Average of class Subnotebook
  (41 - 164, n=39, last 2 years)
84.7 fps ∼100% +8%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
78.7 (10.9min, 32.3P1 - 159max) fps ∼93%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (44.8 - 137, n=61)
74.2 fps ∼88% -6%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
68.7 (11.4min, 40P1 - 118max) fps ∼81% -13%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 high (2/3)
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
53.5 (24.3min) fps ∼100%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
49.8 (42.7min) fps ∼93% -7%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (31.2 - 88.1, n=98)
47.7 fps ∼89% -11%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
47.3 (24.3min) fps ∼88% -12%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (6 - 121, n=102, last 2 years)
46.4 fps ∼87% -13%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
41.6 (16.9min) fps ∼78% -22%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 1280x720 Lite Quality
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
43.6 fps ∼100% +4%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
42 fps ∼96%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (17.2 - 56.5, n=73)
37.9 fps ∼87% -10%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4.8 - 110, n=63, last 2 years)
36.9 fps ∼85% -12%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
35 fps ∼80% -17%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
33.1 fps ∼76% -21%
X-Plane 11.11 - 1920x1080 med (fps_test=2)
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
35.2 fps ∼100% +15%
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
33.7 fps ∼96% +10%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (11.6 - 69.5, n=103)
33.7 fps ∼96% +10%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
32.8 fps ∼93% +8%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4 - 88.3, n=108, last 2 years)
31.7 fps ∼90% +4%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
30.5 fps ∼87%
Strange Brigade - 1920x1080 medium AA:medium AF:4
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
39 fps ∼100% +10%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
35.6 (12.4min, 18.1P1 - 238max) fps ∼91%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (15 - 110, n=44, last 2 years)
35.6 fps ∼91% 0%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (18.8 - 45.9, n=59)
34.4 fps ∼88% -3%
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
33.2 (8.8min, 17.6P1 - 182max) fps ∼85% -7%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
29.7 (22min, 26P1 - 41max) fps ∼76% -17%

Witcher 3 FPS-Diagram

01234567891011121314Tooltip
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Ø12.8 (11-14)
low med. high ultra
GTA V (2015) 85 78.7 27.7 10.6 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 82.1 53.5 30.4 12.8 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 82.5 73.8 53.5 49.1 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 42 20.7 20.2 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 37.9 30.5 28.5 fps
Strange Brigade (2018) 76.5 35.6 28.2 22.8 fps

Emissions - Silent in office mode

Noise emissions

Under load, the fan of the ThinkBook 13x emits an audible noise of up to 34 dB(A). This is even and can be faded out well. The laptop is mostly silent in office and browser mode.

We could not determine any other background noise, such as coil whine or similar.

Noise Level

Idle
24.3 / 24.3 / 24.3 dB(A)
Load
33.9 / 33.9 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 24.3 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.328.630.331.52529.332.332.128.73125.628.525.927402726.125.827.95027.824.825.429.66328.526.124.826.68021.623.318.32410019.419.31921.612519.120.719.220.316017.818.517.219.220018.619.417.520.825019.519.518.321.131518.518.31517.140017.518.912.914.850018.720.612.614.36301821.412.213.380016.320.111.911.5100017.12011.311.9125019.221.110.911.3160021.222.311.911.7200021.82311.511.825002124.711.511.8315020.722.811.811.8400021.62412.111.9500019.222.912.112.3630016.519.312.312.6800013.715.412.412.7100001416.112.312.61250012.914.61212.51600012.213.111.513.2SPL31.533.924.324.9N1.41.80.60.7median 18.6median 20median 12.2median 12.6Delta1.51.61.22.2hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE

Temperature

During our stress test scenario, the surfaces of the Lenovo notebook heated up to 47.5 °C (~117.5 °F). In daily use, the temperatures are significantly lower, which means that the ThinkBook 13x can be used without problems at any time.

Stress test
Stress test

During our long-term stress test, the temperatures inside Lenovo's notebook rose up to 95 °C (203 °F). The clock rates regularly fell below the base clock of 1.2 GHz, however, the cooling system was always able to repeatedly increase them temporarily at alternating frequencies. The system remained operable during the test. Since such a load should not occur in everyday use, there are no restrictions due to too high temperatures.

Max. Load
 38 °C
100 F
43.2 °C
110 F
39.5 °C
103 F
 
 34.7 °C
94 F
39 °C
102 F
39.6 °C
103 F
 
 26 °C
79 F
26.3 °C
79 F
26.8 °C
80 F
 
Maximum: 43.2 °C = 110 F
Average: 34.8 °C = 95 F
42.5 °C
109 F
47.5 °C
118 F
42 °C
108 F
38.2 °C
101 F
39.8 °C
104 F
31.3 °C
88 F
27.4 °C
81 F
27.9 °C
82 F
26.9 °C
80 F
Maximum: 47.5 °C = 118 F
Average: 35.9 °C = 97 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.8 °C = 109 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-900
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.8 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 30.6 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Subnotebook.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 43.2 °C / 110 F, compared to the average of 35.7 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.4 to 58.4 °C for the class Subnotebook.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 47.5 °C / 118 F, compared to the average of 39.5 °C / 103 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.2 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.
(±) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 33.2 °C / 92 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 26.8 °C / 80.2 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.3 °C / 82.9 F (+1.5 °C / 2.7 F).
Thermal image - top side
Thermal image - top side
Thermal image - bottom side
Thermal image - bottom side

Speaker

The speakers of the ThinkBook 13x offer a good volume and a relatively wide sound spectrum. Thus, they are suitable for playing media content in quiet environments.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.332.62532.131.73125.928.44025.828.35025.4286324.829.98018.332.2100194512519.24916017.249.220017.555.625018.360.13151564.640012.968.150012.670.163012.271.980011.975.6100011.373.8125010.969.9160011.967.9200011.568250011.568.2315011.867.7400012.162.3500012.164.6630012.369.8800012.466.91000012.368.5125001271.71600011.571.6SPL24.381.7N0.654.6median 12.2median 68Delta1.24.93632.63627.62627.62622262318.52320.323.220.320.930.520.92120.22119.318.419.326.817.426.840.215.240.244.714.544.750.913.950.955.113.455.15613.45656135656.112.156.161.111.961.167.411.667.468.411.268.466.611.166.665.711.365.765.411.565.460.611.360.659.811.959.854.31254.361.911.961.968.81268.862.111.962.161.412.161.458.111.158.176.52476.5370.537median 59.8median 12median 59.85.91.25.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGEHP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 14.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 95% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 3% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 96% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (76.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.2% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.6% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (9.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 48% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 45% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 32% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 60% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Power management - Long runtime and fast charging capability

Energy consumption

In our idle scenario, Lenovo's laptop shows an average power consumption of 6.6 watts and is thus an economical notebook on par with the competition. Under load, the power consumption can briefly rise up to 43.8 watts, but settles at an average of 33.3 watts. Thus, the ThinkBook 13x is the most frugal notebook in our test field.

The included power supply has an output of 65 watts and is thus sufficiently high.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.63 / 0.78 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.3 / 6.6 / 7.5 Watt
Load midlight 33.3 / 43.8 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Lenovo ThinkBook 13x G1-20WJ001KGE
i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ, IPS, 2560x1600, 13.30
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
R7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8, IPS, 1920x1200, 13.30
Fujitsu LifeBook U9311X i7 LTE
i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Dell XPS 13 9310 OLED
i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G, OLED, 3456x2160, 13.40
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
 
Average of class Subnotebook
 
Power Consumption
-9%
-8%
-32%
-29%
-22%
Idle Minimum *
3.3
3.4
-3%
3.5
-6%
5.7
-73%
4.46 ?(2.2 - 9.8, n=86)
-35%
4.21 ?(1.67 - 9.9, n=105, last 2 years)
-28%
Idle Average *
6.6
6.9
-5%
6.1
8%
6
9%
7.92 ?(4.8 - 16.4, n=86)
-20%
7.39 ?(4.6 - 14.1, n=105, last 2 years)
-12%
Idle Maximum *
7.5
8
-7%
7.2
4%
12.3
-64%
9.64 ?(5.8 - 16.9, n=86)
-29%
9.23 ?(5.1 - 15.9, n=105, last 2 years)
-23%
Load Average *
33.3
42.6
-28%
39.9
-20%
44.4
-33%
39.7 ?(12.5 - 64, n=86)
-19%
39.2 ?(8.3 - 85.7, n=106, last 2 years)
-18%
Witcher 3 ultra *
30.6