Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 & L13 Yoga Gen 2 combine Intel Tiger Lake with business-design
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Like in the last years, Lenovo is updating certain budget models ahead of other ThinkPads. E14 and E15 Gen 2 with Intel Tiger Lake were already updated a few weeks ago. They are followed up now by the most compact ThinkPad of the budget enterprise series: Without a real announcement, the new Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 and ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 2 enter the market.
With this update, Lenovo finally ditches the Intel Comet Lake platform for the 10 nm CPUs of the Tiger Lake series. Alongside the new CPUs come the Intel Xe GPUs and Thunderbolt 4.
This makes ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 and L13 Yoga Gen 2 the first models of the L series with Thunderbolt. Different from their predecessors, these new models will be compatible with eGPUs. Also, the supported resolution for external monitors is higher as well.
Apart from the platform update, there are no new features. The Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 and Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 2 use the same chassis as the first gen ThinkPad L13 and the ThinkPad L13 Yoga. This is nothing out of the ordinary, as Lenovo often uses designs for at least two generations. The 2019 models L390 and L390 Yoga still used a different chassis, which lacked features like the mechanical dockingport or the Smartcard reader.
Since ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 and ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 2 are already listed in Lenovo's PSREF database, it probably will not take long until they are available.