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Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 laptop review: Stylish ultrabook now with Intel Tiger Lake

Mini ThinkPad. The ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 is the latest version of Lenovo's 13-inch ultrabook and is equipped with 11th generation Intel Core processors, resulting in the upgrade to the new integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics. In addition, the new L13 is at the cutting edge of technology thanks to USB 4 and Thunderbolt 4, respectively. It goes without saying that you can also enjoy the excellent ThinkPad input devices here.
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The Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 is a compact ultrabook in the 13-inch format. The ThinkPad series focuses on good input devices and is especially known for its high-quality keyboards. The ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 is the successor to the ThinkPad L13 Gen 1, which features a slightly different design compared to the ThinkPad L390 series. Our test device with the model number 20VH0017GE is available for 975 Euros (~$1,181); the Campus version for the education sector costs around 900 Euros (~$1,090).

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Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Processor
Intel Core i5-1135G7 4 x 2.4 - 4.2 GHz, 40 W PL2 / Short Burst, 15 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs - 1024 MB, Core: 400 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz, DDR4, 27.20.100.8935 DCH/Win10 64
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-3200
Display
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, B133HAN06.6, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: combined audio port, Card Reader: microSD card reader, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.6 x 311.5 x 219 ( = 0.69 x 12.26 x 8.62 in)
Battery
46 Wh, 2915 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p plus IR with ThinkShutter cover
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2-watt stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 65-watt PSU, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.389 kg ( = 49 oz / 3.06 pounds), Power Supply: 355 g ( = 12.52 oz / 0.78 pounds)
Price
975 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
86 %
01/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.4 kg17.6 mm13.30"1920x1080
82 %
12/2020
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.2 kg17.7 mm13.30"3840x2160
85 %
06/2020
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
R3 4300U, Vega 5
1.2 kg16.55 mm14.00"1920x1080
85 %
05/2020
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620
1.4 kg18 mm13.30"1920x1080
88 %
03/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1.4 kg17.6 mm13.30"1920x1080
88 %
02/2019
Lenovo ThinkPad L390-20NR0013GE
i5-8265U, UHD Graphics 620
1.5 kg18.8 mm13.30"1920x1080

Case - ThinkPad L13 with solid build

Compared to the predecessor, the ThinkPad L390, the case has only changed minimally. Additional ventilation slots on the underside are supposed to improve cooling performance. Apart from that, the stability of the plastic construction is still good, and only the lateral display bezels have shrunk a bit, which makes the ultrabook look more modern overall. The matte, black plastic surfaces are extremely susceptible to fingerprints. Due to the low overall weight, the ThinkPad L13 is difficult to open with one hand.

The dimensions of all the laptops in the comparison field are very similar, with the exception of those of the Acer Swift SF314, which is a bit bigger as a 14-inch model on the one hand, but on the other hand, it's also thinner. Compared with the ThinkPad L390, our test device is a bit more compact thanks to the revised design. Users who place a lot of value on low weight might find what they're looking for in the HP Pavilion 13 or the Acer Swift SF314, since at approximately 1.2 kg, both models are about 200 grams lighter than our ThinkPad L13.

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Size comparison

321.8 mm / 12.7 inch 224.2 mm / 8.83 inch 18.8 mm / 0.74 inch 1.5 kg3.25 lbs323.4 mm / 12.7 inch 218.9 mm / 8.62 inch 16.55 mm / 0.652 inch 1.2 kg2.65 lbs311.5 mm / 12.3 inch 219 mm / 8.62 inch 17.6 mm / 0.693 inch 1.4 kg3.06 lbs311.5 mm / 12.3 inch 219 mm / 8.62 inch 17.6 mm / 0.693 inch 1.4 kg3.14 lbs309 mm / 12.2 inch 231 mm / 9.09 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.4 kg3.15 lbs309 mm / 12.2 inch 205 mm / 8.07 inch 17.7 mm / 0.697 inch 1.2 kg2.71 lbs

Connectivity - Smart card reader and USB 4/Thunderbolt 4


Left: USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, USB-C 4.0/Thunderbolt 4/docking port, USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, combined audio port
Left: USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, USB-C 4.0/Thunderbolt 4/docking port, USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, combined audio port
Right: Power button, microSD card reader, USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 (powered), HDMI 2.0, security lock mechanism
Right: Power button, microSD card reader, USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 (powered), HDMI 2.0, security lock mechanism
Front: Smart card reader
Front: Smart card reader
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 32 GB UHS-II)
78.58 MB/s ∼100% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
76.8 MB/s ∼98%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390-20NR0013GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
76.4 MB/s ∼97% -1%
Average of class Office
  (17.7 - 194, n=80, last 2 years)
76.1 MB/s ∼97% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
 
74.4 MB/s ∼95% -3%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
 
74.4 MB/s ∼95% -3%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Office
  (17.2 - 205, n=77, last 2 years)
87.5 MB/s ∼100% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390-20NR0013GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
86.5 MB/s ∼99% +2%
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 32 GB UHS-II)
85.62 MB/s ∼98% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
85.1 MB/s ∼97% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
84.8 MB/s ∼97%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
82.4 MB/s ∼94% -3%

Communication

Intel's AX201 module offers WLAN 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 compatibility. WWAN solutions are not available within this model series.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1429 (1272min - 1510max) MBit/s ∼100%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1425 (705min - 1463max) MBit/s ∼100% 0%
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1327 (1209min - 1398max) MBit/s ∼93% -7%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=230)
1152 MBit/s ∼81% -19%
Average of class Office
  (54.8 - 1775, n=105, last 2 years)
911 MBit/s ∼64% -36%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390-20NR0013GE
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
657 (630min - 667max) MBit/s ∼46% -54%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
615 (580min - 641max) MBit/s ∼43% -57%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1722 (1565min - 1781max) MBit/s ∼100% +29%
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1422 (1307min - 1500max) MBit/s ∼83% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1332 (1225min - 1418max) MBit/s ∼77%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1743, n=230)
1239 MBit/s ∼72% -7%
Average of class Office
  (60.8 - 1722, n=106, last 2 years)
959 MBit/s ∼56% -28%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
898 (695min - 935max) MBit/s ∼52% -33%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390-20NR0013GE
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
687 (343min - 691max) MBit/s ∼40% -48%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1332 (1225-1418)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1429 (1272-1510)

Webcam


Webcam with mechanical shutter
Webcam with mechanical shutter
ColorChecker
12.1 ∆E
21.2 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
19 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
17 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
23.2 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
21.5 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
14 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE: 12.29 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 23.22 ∆E

Security

As a business laptop, the ThinkPad L13 also features TPM 2.0, an infrared camera (certain models) for Windows Hello, and a smart card reader in addition to a fingerprint scanner. The built-in security lock mechanism also promises increased theft protection.

Maintenance


ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 - Interior
ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 - Interior

Display - Full HD panel with optional touchscreen

Our test device's matte 13.3-inch IPS display has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (Full HD). Prospective buyers can alternatively choose a Full HD touchscreen with a marginally higher brightness or a cheaper TN panel with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels (HD). In contrast to the HP Pavilion 13, Lenovo doesn't offer a 4K display within this model range.

There is no PWM, and screen bleeding isn't a big problem either. The subjective image impression is good, but bright areas look minimally grainy on the matte screen.

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Backlight bleeding
Backlight bleeding
231
cd/m²
234
cd/m²
232
cd/m²
230
cd/m²
244
cd/m²
239
cd/m²
238
cd/m²
247
cd/m²
238
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
B133HAN06.6
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 247 cd/m² Average: 237 cd/m² Minimum: 2.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 93 %
Center on Battery: 246 cd/m²
Contrast: 1162:1 (Black: 0.21 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.7 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 4.3
ΔE Greyscale 2.8 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
63% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
40.3% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
43.92% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
63.3% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
42.49% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.24
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
B133HAN06.6, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
AUOCA8D, IPS, 3840x2160, 13.30
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AU Optronics B140HAN04.0, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
BOE08A6, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.30
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
N133HCE-EP2, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Lenovo ThinkPad L390-20NR0013GE
LP133WF2-SPL8, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.30
Display
51%
-11%
0%
57%
-5%
Display P3 Coverage
42.49
65.04
53%
37.78
-11%
42.79
1%
68.07
60%
40.42
-5%
sRGB Coverage
63.3
93.41
48%
56.79
-10%
62.82
-1%
94.67
50%
60.44
-5%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
43.92
66.5
51%
39.03
-11%
44.21
1%
70.24
60%
41.8
-5%
Response Times
-17%
15%
2%
17%
11%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
52.4 (26.4, 26)
52.4 (25.2, 27.2)
-0%
42 (20, 22)
20%
48.8 (24.4, 24.4)
7%
40 (21.6, 18.4)
24%
42.8 (22.8, 20)
18%
Response Time Black / White *
31.2 (17.2, 14)
41.6 (21.2, 20.4)
-33%
28 (16, 12)
10%
32 (16.4, 15.6)
-3%
28 (15.6, 12.4)
10%
30 (15.2, 14.8)
4%
PWM Frequency
1000 (99)
25000 (50)
30490 (99)
Screen
27%
-3%
-6%
49%
-23%
Brightness middle
244
514.1
111%
256
5%
300
23%
340
39%
298
22%
Brightness
237
501
111%
237
0%
285
20%
336
42%
278
17%
Brightness Distribution
93
91
-2%
81
-13%
90
-3%
90
-3%
81
-13%
Black Level *
0.21
0.37
-76%
0.17
19%
0.25
-19%
0.18
14%
0.33
-57%
Contrast
1162
1389
20%
1506
30%
1200
3%
1889
63%
903
-22%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.7
4.35
7%
5.43
-16%
5.9
-26%
1.3
72%
6.5
-38%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
17.7
6.5
63%
19.73
-11%
20
-13%
2.8
84%
23.9
-35%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.3
2.26
47%
4.8
-12%
4.6
-7%
0.7
84%
4.9
-14%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.8
5.2
-86%
3.29
-18%
4
-43%
1.9
32%
5.6
-100%
Gamma
2.24 98%
2.12 104%
2.52 87%
2.23 99%
2.15 102%
2.08 106%
CCT
6259 104%
6308 103%
6840 95%
7154 91%
6735 97%
6669 97%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
40.3
60.6
50%
36
-11%
40.4
0%
64.1
59%
38.4
-5%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
63
93.3
48%
57
-10%
62.4
-1%
99.6
58%
60.1
-5%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
20% / 26%
0% / -2%
-1% / -4%
41% / 47%
-6% / -15%

* ... smaller is better

In a class comparison, the ThinkPad L13's display stands out with a good brightness distribution of 93% and a decent black level of 0.21. The major weakness, however, is still the low display brightness that averages just under 240 cd/m². Therefore, the wish for having a brighter display can already be felt in very bright rooms.

Our analysis also shows that the panel simply can't display colors accurately. Together with the low color-space coverage (only 63% of sRGB), the panel is, therefore, not suitable for editing images/videos. However, there are no limitations for normal office use.

CalMAN grayscales
CalMAN grayscales
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN grayscales calibrated
CalMAN grayscales calibrated
CalMAN saturation calibrated
CalMAN saturation calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated

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
31.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17.2 ms rise
↘ 14 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 79 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
52.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 26.4 ms rise
↘ 26 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 85 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.2 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: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9726 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 151500) Hz was measured.

The viewing angles of the ThinkPad L13 are excellent thanks to the IPS panel. This makes the ultrabook usable from almost any position in practice.

Outdoors, the ThinkPad L13 is at most suitable for use in the shade, since the display brightness of approximately 250 cd/m² is too low for bright environments. The bright displays of some HP Pavilion 13 and HP ProBook 430 models are much more flexible here.

ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 - Viewing angles
ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 - Viewing angles
ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 - Outdoor use
ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 - Outdoor use

Performance - New Intel Iris Xe graphics

At the heart of the configuration of our ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 is an Intel Core i5-1135G7 that provides enough performance for everyday office tasks. Lenovo offers the more powerful Core i7-1165G7 and the dual-core Core i3-1115G4 processors as alternatives. Since memory is soldered, you should also consider well in advance whether you can manage with 8 GB or whether you need a model with 16 GB of RAM.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z Caches
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Memory
HWiNFO

Processor

The Core i5-1135G7 is an 11th generation quad-core processor with a new Intel Iris Xe graphics chip. The four CPU cores clock at a frequency of up to 2.4 to 4.2 GHz, and each can process two tasks simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading.

In the Cinebench R15 multi-thread benchmark, the clock speed is briefly around 4.2 GHz (TDP 40 watts); then it quickly drops to around 3.3 GHz (30 watts) and settles at 2.2 GHz (15 watts) after a few minutes. As a result, the CPU performance is only slightly higher than in the ThinkPad L390 under prolonged load, which was equipped with the somewhat outdated Core i5-8265U. Furthermore, the performance level is also less consistent than with the other comparison devices.

The application benchmarks show that the processor lags behind an average Core i5-1135G7 in multi-thread benchmarks in particular. On battery power, the CPU performance is slightly limited (by 5-15%).

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Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø566 (545.75-631.08)
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø680 (673.49-684.52)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B AMD Ryzen 3 4300U: Ø560 (552.29-579.95)
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø540 (519.71-595.77)
Lenovo ThinkPad L390-20NR0013GE Intel Core i5-8265U: Ø548 (540-605)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Intel Core i7-1165G7
558 Points ∼100% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
521 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (463 - 527, n=25)
509 Points ∼91% -2%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
440 Points ∼79% -16%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
437 Points ∼78% -16%
Average of class Office
  (194 - 606, n=107, last 2 years)
432 Points ∼77% -17%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
427 Points ∼77% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
422 Points ∼76% -19%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1863 Points ∼100% +27%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (1084 - 2382, n=25)
1786 Points ∼96% +22%
Average of class Office
  (159 - 3302, n=108, last 2 years)
1589 Points ∼85% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1466 Points ∼79%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
1432 Points ∼77% -2%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
1293 Points ∼69% -12%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
1015 Points ∼54% -31%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
1204 Points ∼65% -18%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Intel Core i7-1165G7
220.86 Points ∼100% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
199 Points ∼90%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (86.2 - 205, n=27)
192 Points ∼87% -4%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
180 Points ∼81% -10%
Average of class Office
  (75 - 230, n=117, last 2 years)
170 Points ∼77% -15%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
165 Points ∼75% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
164 Points ∼74% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390-20NR0013GE
Intel Core i5-8265U
155 Points ∼70% -22%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (431 - 925, n=29)
774 Points ∼100% +23%
Average of class Office
  (134 - 1410, n=120, last 2 years)
687 Points ∼89% +9%
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Intel Core i7-1165G7
684.52 (673.49min - 684.52max) Points ∼88% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
631 (545.75min - 631.08max) Points ∼82%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390-20NR0013GE
Intel Core i5-8265U
605 Points ∼78% -4%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
595.77 (519.71min - 595.77max) Points ∼77% -6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
580 Points ∼75% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
515 Points ∼67% -18%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
907 Seconds * ∼100% -14%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
852 Seconds * ∼94% -7%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
810.1 Seconds * ∼89% -2%
Average of class Office
  (344 - 3319, n=99, last 2 years)
828 Seconds * ∼91% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
794 Seconds * ∼88%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
792.5 Seconds * ∼87% -0%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (499 - 1044, n=23)
683 Seconds * ∼75% +14%
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Intel Core i7-1165G7
625 Seconds * ∼69% +21%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5507 MIPS ∼100% +15%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4785 MIPS ∼87%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
4697 MIPS ∼85% -2%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
3747 MIPS ∼68% -22%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3924 - 4867, n=25)
4629 MIPS ∼84% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
4455 MIPS ∼81% -7%
Average of class Office
  (2493 - 5565, n=99, last 2 years)
4343 MIPS ∼79% -9%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
4014 MIPS ∼73% -16%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Intel Core i7-1165G7
22445 MIPS ∼100% +17%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (14745 - 24873, n=25)
21278 MIPS ∼95% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
19305 MIPS ∼86% +1%
Average of class Office
  (4963 - 39649, n=99, last 2 years)
19288 MIPS ∼86% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
19113 MIPS ∼85%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
17318 MIPS ∼77% -9%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
17292 MIPS ∼77% -10%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
15043 MIPS ∼67% -21%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1595 Points ∼100% +17%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (1304 - 1428, n=23)
1391 Points ∼87% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1369 Points ∼86%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
1212 Points ∼76% -11%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
1212 Points ∼76% -11%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
1164 Points ∼73% -15%
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1648, n=89, last 2 years)
1152 Points ∼72% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
1098 Points ∼69% -20%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
1027 Points ∼64% -25%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4964 Points ∼100% +8%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3475 - 5472, n=23)
4779 Points ∼96% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4597 Points ∼93%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
4228 Points ∼85% -8%
Average of class Office
  (873 - 6502, n=89, last 2 years)
3846 Points ∼77% -16%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
3330 Points ∼67% -28%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
3247 Points ∼65% -29%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
3247 Points ∼65% -29%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
3175 Points ∼64% -31%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.96 fps ∼100% +26%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3.57 - 7.6, n=22)
5.88 fps ∼99% +24%
Average of class Office
  (1.15 - 9.8, n=98, last 2 years)
5.09 fps ∼85% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4.74 fps ∼80%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
4.5 fps ∼76% -5%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
4.11 fps ∼69% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
4.42 fps ∼74% -7%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
4.37 fps ∼73% -8%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
66.6 s * ∼100% -39%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
66.5 s * ∼100% -39%
Average of class Office
  (21.5 - 180, n=78, last 2 years)
62.9 s * ∼94% -32%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
62.2 s * ∼93% -30%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (45.9 - 58.8, n=24)
52.2 s * ∼78% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
47.8 s * ∼72%
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Intel Core i7-1165G7
47.6 s * ∼71% -0%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Office
  (0.542 - 1.578, n=83, last 2 years)
0.705 sec * ∼100% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.696 sec * ∼99% -10%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
0.686 sec * ∼97% -8%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.681 sec * ∼97% -7%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.663 sec * ∼94% -4%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (0.619 - 0.69, n=23)
0.64 sec * ∼91% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.635 sec * ∼90%
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.554 sec * ∼79% +13%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
631 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
81.7 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
199 Points
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System performance

In contrast to the CPU performance, the overall system performance is at the expected level compared with other laptops that are equipped with the same CPU. In practice, all comparison devices are fast and able to implement input almost without delays, and we didn't notice any problems during testing.

PCMark 10
Score
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
4917 Points ∼100% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4601 Points ∼94%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (4026 - 4794, n=20)
4562 Points ∼93% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
4353 Points ∼89% -5%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
4322 Points ∼88% -6%
Average of class Office
  (1900 - 5606, n=112, last 2 years)
4139 Points ∼84% -10%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
4005 Points ∼81% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390-20NR0013GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
3787 Points ∼77% -18%
Essentials
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
9907 Points ∼100% +6%
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
9752 Points ∼98% +4%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (8149 - 9828, n=21)
9375 Points ∼95% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9349 Points ∼94%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
8600 Points ∼87% -8%
Average of class Office
  (4469 - 10457, n=112, last 2 years)
8410 Points ∼85% -10%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
8020 Points ∼81% -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390-20NR0013GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
7669 Points ∼77% -18%
Productivity
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
6982 Points ∼100% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
6972 Points ∼100% +12%
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
6927 Points ∼99% +11%
Average of class Office
  (2917 - 9071, n=112, last 2 years)
6528 Points ∼93% +5%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
6489 Points ∼93% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390-20NR0013GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
6351 Points ∼91% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6242 Points ∼89%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (5544 - 6520, n=21)
6228 Points ∼89% 0%
Digital Content Creation
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
4778 Points ∼100% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4532 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (3548 - 4749, n=21)
4421 Points ∼93% -2%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
3926 Points ∼82% -13%
Average of class Office
  (1270 - 5878, n=112, last 2 years)
3571 Points ∼75% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
3242 Points ∼68% -28%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3114 Points ∼65% -31%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390-20NR0013GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
3028 Points ∼63% -33%
PCMark 10 Score
4601 points
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DPC latencies

In our standardized test, LatencyMon reports that the laptop is not entirely suitable for editing music and video files in real time in the configuration that we tested.

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HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
3941.7 μs * ∼100% -216%
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
2333.87 μs * ∼59% -87%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
1246.9 μs * ∼32%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
800.1 μs * ∼20% +36%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

A 512 GB Samsung PM981a serves as the system drive in our ThinkPad L13, and it achieves excellent rates in the benchmarks. Only the Toshiba XG6 in the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga is still slightly faster overall, although the advantage is hardly relevant in practice, since programs are also started almost immediately in our test device, and the laptop is ready to use quickly after powering it on.

Further information and benchmark comparisons can be found in our HDD/SSD table.

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
Lenovo ThinkPad L390-20NR0013GE
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
Average Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-20%
-17%
-13%
58%
2%
27%
Write 4K
131.18
96.46
-26%
96.28
-27%
124.7
-5%
172.3
31%
99.56
-24%
137 (82.2 - 185, n=30)
4%
Read 4K
35.92
36.81
2%
35.06
-2%
48.17
34%
44.37
24%
37.22
4%
48.1 (35.8 - 65.5, n=30)
34%
Write Seq
1168
1001
694.4
1492
1432
2074 (931 - 2896, n=29)
Read Seq
1476
1072
757
1471
2072
2083 (1136 - 2754, n=29)
Write 4K Q32T1
417.67
389.5
-7%
423.9
1%
311
-26%
483.1
16%
439.7
5%
443 (326 - 556, n=30)
6%
Read 4K Q32T1
352.04
347.8
-1%
464.7
32%
495.5
41%
550.6
56%
264.8
-25%
465 (332 - 585, n=30)
32%
Write Seq Q32T1
2926.1
1398
-52%
967.1
-67%
1017
-65%
2950.5
1%
1549
-47%
2900 (934 - 2994, n=30)
-1%
Read Seq Q32T1
3532.7
2364
-33%
2179
-38%
1530
-57%
3289.4
-7%
3318
-6%
3504 (3246 - 3568, n=30)
-1%
Write 4K Q8T8
383.7
1498.1
290%
827.7
116%
914 (384 - 1444, n=2)
138%
Read 4K Q8T8
981.22
1530.6
56%
897.4
-9%
1017 (981 - 1052, n=2)
4%
AS SSD
-40%
-48%
-143%
7%
-18%
-6%
Seq Read
2648
1631.82
-38%
1682.2
-36%
1341.59
-49%
2719
3%
1778.99
-33%
2342 (1658 - 2861, n=30)
-12%
Seq Write
1417
896.32
-37%
931.13
-34%
768.04
-46%
2441
72%
1184.82
-16%
1953 (1200 - 2724, n=30)
38%
4K Read
54.31
44.66
-18%
41.53
-24%
48.56
-11%
51.51
-5%
53.81
-1%
53.2 (42.1 - 60.3, n=30)
-2%
4K Write
178.85
128.39
-28%
109.06
-39%
127.65
-29%
142.79
-20%
137.53
-23%
133 (96.5 - 197, n=30)
-26%
4K-64 Read
1009.33
861.9
-15%
603.26
-40%
643.87
-36%
1425.92
41%
786.01
-22%
1181 (585 - 1601, n=30)
17%
4K-64 Write
1536.21
777.89
-49%
712.84
-54%
317.29
-79%
1286.69
-16%
1296.22
-16%
1710 (1311 - 2009, n=30)
11%
Access Time Read *
0.059
0.064
-8%
0.417
-607%
0.041
31%
0.048
19%
0.0541 (0.035 - 0.079, n=30)
8%
Access Time Write *
0.02
0.081
-305%
0.035
-75%
0.174
-770%
0.029
-45%
0.027
-35%
0.0528 (0.018 - 0.112, n=30)
-164%
Score Read
1328
1070
-19%
813
-39%
827
-38%
1749
32%
1018
-23%
1468 (843 - 1890, n=30)
11%
Score Write
1857
996
-46%
915
-51%
522
-72%
1674
-10%
1552
-16%
2038 (1598 - 2377, n=30)
10%
Score Total
3815
2586
-32%
2118
-44%
1757
-54%
4310
13%
3076
-19%
4248 (2927 - 5133, n=30)
11%
Copy ISO MB/s
2187.66
1282.61
-41%
691.96
-68%
838.69
-62%
2028.38
-7%
1494.65
-32%
1891 (1358 - 2452, n=21)
-14%
Copy Program MB/s
547.32
806.48
47%
226.5
-59%
106.93
-80%
499.08
-9%
389.74
-29%
528 (72.2 - 920, n=21)
-4%
Copy Game MB/s
900.24
1181.67
31%
391.55
-57%
314.44
-65%
1021.53
13%
892.97
-1%
1174 (388 - 1725, n=21)
30%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-30% / -34%
-33% / -38%
-78% / -104%
33% / 25%
-8% / -11%
11% / 6%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3532.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2926.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 352.04 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 417.67 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 35.92 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 131.18 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 383.7 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 981.22 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card

GPU-Z
GPU-Z

Thanks to the integrated Intel Iris Xe G7 graphics chip (80 EUs), current Intel processors can now once again keep up with the graphics performance of their AMD rivals. Compared with competitors with an Intel CPU from the previous generation, the graphics performance of our ThinkPad L13 is a good 50% higher in most tests.

Looking at the results, we also see that other devices with the Iris Xe G7 (80 EUs) are faster. The RAM configuration is responsible for this, because the iGPU can't use its full potential with the DDR4-3200 RAM installed here. Devices with the LPDDR4x type (like the Lenovo Yoga 9i) have an advantage here. On battery power, the GPU performance is slightly limited (~15%).

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6578 Points ∼100% +41%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (4013 - 6120, n=19)
5328 Points ∼81% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
4674 Points ∼71%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
3535 Points ∼54% -24%
Average of class Office
  (617 - 8296, n=113, last 2 years)
3267 Points ∼50% -30%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1849 Points ∼28% -60%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
1836 Points ∼28% -61%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390-20NR0013GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8265U
1710 Points ∼26% -63%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
21542 Points ∼100% +12%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (13867 - 30894, n=16)
21378 Points ∼99% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
19237 Points ∼89%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
18282 Points ∼85% -5%
Average of class Office
  (3280 - 30980, n=94, last 2 years)
14395 Points ∼67% -25%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
10274 Points ∼48% -47%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
8790 Points ∼41% -54%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390-20NR0013GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8265U
8182 Points ∼38% -57%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
4577 Points ∼100% +49%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (2087 - 4846, n=21)
3696 Points ∼81% +20%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
3076 Points ∼67%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
2438 Points ∼53% -21%
Average of class Office
  (449 - 5848, n=107, last 2 years)
2276 Points ∼50% -26%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1333 Points ∼29% -57%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
1115 Points ∼24% -64%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390-20NR0013GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8265U
1020 Points ∼22% -67%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1351 Points ∼100% +39%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (743 - 1384, n=19)
1136 Points ∼84% +17%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
971 Points ∼72%
Average of class Office
  (194 - 1975, n=84, last 2 years)
763 Points ∼56% -21%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
733 Points ∼54% -25%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
412 Points ∼30% -58%
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
380 Points ∼28% -61%
3DMark 11 Performance
4669 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
14952 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2780 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1081 points
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Gaming performance

As a productivity-oriented ultrabook, the ThinkPad L13 is hardly suitable for gaming. However, with the current integrated GPU, at least some older titles are playable on low settings.

low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 47 29.8 15.3 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 71.9 41.4 30.1 29 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 38.4 25.9 23.4 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 28 fps

Emissions - The ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 remains cool and quiet

Noise emissions

In idle usage, the single fan is silent, and it behaves sluggishly overall. This is appropriate for the typical usage scenario of an ultrabook and ensures that the ThinkPad L13 always remains pleasantly quiet during operation. We couldn't detect any other electronic noises such as coil whine.

Noise Level

Idle
29.3 / 29.3 / 29.3 dB(A)
Load
34.3 / 36.3 dB(A)
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30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audi TM-1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 29.3 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.730.132.830.234.52527.827.82928.727.13131.13132.130.629.14028.128.427.728.627.55027.224.526.925.728.7632623.726.124.326.38023.824.124.123.324.310023.323.624.923.924.312522.622.122.422.121.816022.121.222.421.722.520021.922.122.420.921.825021.620.921.119.721.331521.421.821.21924.240020.421.321.817.919.850020.822.422.517.119.263021.323.822.816.420.380021.525.124.716.421.4100027.825.12615.924.5125022.625.925.815.823.2160022.725.224.415.621.7200022.525.724.815.921.6250022.42625.316.221.7315022.125.124.516.820.9400022.325.324.816.920.6500019.321.621.417.618.9630018.920.220.118.318.580001919.419.418.818.91000019.219.419.519.219.31250019.719.919.919.619.61600020.220.320.220.220.2SPL34.336.335.929.333.3N22.42.31.21.9median 21.6median 22.1median 22.4median 17.9median 21.3Delta0.62.11.81.71.245.943.14644.946.439.636.435.939.239.536.935.235.837.837.733.430.231.833.430.631.627.930.230.232.130.530.830.229.237.934.231.532.734.332.631.328.929.130.529.736.735.535.535.236.525.525.425.924.824.92524.523.824.425.524.924.322.724.125.626.124.825.324.925.423.822.42120.924.425.123.419.319.72423.421.716.415.923.322.421.314.314.422.423.722.21313.423.62523.212.712.524.526.124.612.712.726.125.824.112.91325.526.624.9131326.627.225.813.212.826.82523.312.912.624.823.621.812.812.723.821.118.6131321.31816.814.213.817.415.415.513.613.314.914.815.213.513.513.914.515.313.313.112.936.835.2282836.62.72.31.11.12.6median 25median 23.3median 13.6median 13.5median 24.51.81.7551.634.2333234.434.238.434.840.64138.43533.34242.43530.829.73131.430.829.229.628.93029.22828.327.828.42827.727.126.926.727.726.32525.72626.325.9262525.125.92524.623.1242523.82323.12223.82423.32222.52423.622.121.721.223.622.321.520.720.122.32320.819.919.52322.12019.118.922.123.620.518.718.423.622.920.217.91822.92521.217.517.52525.522.117.417.425.52722.517.717.62726.522.817.617.526.523.619.817.717.623.620.718.717.717.720.719.318.317.71819.318.518.21818.118.518.518.318.118.218.518.218.21818.218.218.118.11818.118.118.118.11818.218.135.632.730.430.335.62.21.81.41.42.2median 23.6median 20.8median 18median 18.2median 23.62.322.12.12.33128.330.83030.725.927.828.236.23030.131.931.228.928.83124.92626.32522.623.424.622.823.523.122.923.923.924.924.823.922.423.322.822.822.323.622.222.923.123.223.222.922.722.322.322.521.421.52221.321.421.420.72120.821.120.120.320.420.719.720.320.219.61919.620.219.418.519.322.419.618.119.920.119.117.219.319.3181718.118.11716.516.917.516.716.216.416.616.116.116.216.41615.916.216.316.116.116.216.416.11616.116.21615.9161615.915.715.815.915.515.515.631.230.429.730.31.51.41.31.4median 20.2median 19.4median 18.1median 19.32.42.92.92.828.230.328.532.529.1282830.229.629.928.630.428.226.524.726.824.123.925.22527.923.622.225.424.623.922.923.524.425.224.223.824.62322.523.323.923.323.323.923.322.522.322.522.422.122.422.522.522.321.122.621.621.120.821.822.321.120.421.520.920.32021.120.319.71920.320.419.918.320.920.319.317.719.920.119.117.120.620.118.916.820.519.61816.419.318.21716.218.517.516.815.817.617.116.315.617.116.31615.616.716.31615.516.515.915.915.51615.615.815.415.715.817.215.415.831.430.629.531.51.61.41.31.6median 20.3median 19.3median 17.7median 20.52.52.23.22.5hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GEHP Pavilion 13-bb0015clAcer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27BHP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EALenovo ThinkPad L390-20NR0013GE

Temperature

Under full load, the warmest spot on the underside reaches a maximum of 58 °C (~136 °F). This means that the cooling is at its limit despite the low TDP configuration. During normal use, however, the operating temperatures are significantly lower, and all surfaces that you come into contact with remain pleasantly cool.

Stress test
Stress test

At the beginning of the stress test, the CPU and GPU clock rates are 4.2 GHz and up to 1,300 MHz, respectively. The CPU briefly reaches a temperature of 91 °C (~196 °F) here, and then the clock rates drop to around 900 MHz to 1.1 GHz and 600 MHz, respectively. Although the CPU falls below its base clock speed of 2.4 GHz in the stress test, you don't have to expect restrictions in everyday use, as long as you don't use the laptop at 100% capacity for a prolonged period of time.

Max. Load
 41.6 °C
107 F
43.3 °C
110 F
33.4 °C
92 F
 
 41 °C
106 F
42.9 °C
109 F
29.8 °C
86 F
 
 25.8 °C
78 F
26.8 °C
80 F
24.3 °C
76 F
 
Maximum: 43.3 °C = 110 F
Average: 34.3 °C = 94 F
38.9 °C
102 F
58 °C
136 F
51.2 °C
124 F
28.9 °C
84 F
44.3 °C
112 F
41.7 °C
107 F
25.4 °C
78 F
28.7 °C
84 F
28.7 °C
84 F
Maximum: 58 °C = 136 F
Average: 38.4 °C = 101 F
Power Supply (max.)  31.4 °C = 89 F | Room Temperature 20.3 °C = 69 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.3 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 43.3 °C / 110 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 58 °C / 136 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.8 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 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 27.9 °C / 82.2 F (+1.1 °C / 2 F).
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.230.52528.727.63130.629.94028.6295025.727.86324.327.38023.323.510023.924.812522.128.816021.734.920020.943.725019.752.93151961.540017.961.350017.160.263016.461.280016.465.9100015.967.1125015.868160015.668.4200015.966.5250016.268.6315016.868.7400016.964.1500017.656.8630018.351800018.856.61000019.250.61250019.648.91600020.241.4SPL29.377.6N1.238.2median 17.9median 60.2Delta1.710.945.14645.137.835.937.83835.83830.231.830.230.430.230.436.730.236.735.232.735.231.629.131.639.135.539.146.825.946.858.323.858.365.922.765.967.525.367.568.62168.668.219.368.268.416.468.471.314.371.369.91369.969.812.769.869.612.769.67012.97069.41369.467.313.267.368.812.968.875.212.875.274.31374.365.914.265.969.413.669.471.113.571.159.713.359.782.62882.658.41.158.4median 68.6median 13.6median 68.64.854.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GEHP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (77.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 19.5% lower than median
(-) | bass is not linear (15% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | reduced highs - on average 6.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (10.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 72% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 21% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 69% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 23% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 17.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (1.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.6% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (11.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 7% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 91% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 5% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 94% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy management - Mediocre battery life

Energy consumption

Depending on the keyboard illumination, between 8 and 9.8 watts are consumed in idle usage. In the stress test, consumption fluctuates strongly in the range of 26 to 63 watts after briefly reaching a consumption peak of 66.6 watts. Consequently, the included 65-watt power adapter has sufficient capacity.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.3 / 0.92 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.4 / 7.2 / 9.8 Watt
Load midlight 31.7 / 66.6 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 ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
HP Pavilion 13-bb0015cl
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU, IPS, 3840x2160, 13.30
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
R3 4300U, Vega 5, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
HP ProBook 430 G7-8VU53EA
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620, Toshiba KBG30ZMV256G, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.30
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Lenovo ThinkPad L390-20NR0013GE
i5-8265U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.30
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
Average of class Office
 
Power Consumption
-15%
26%
17%
-4%
8%
2%
3%
Idle Minimum *
4.4
4.6
-5%
3.7
16%
3.3
25%
3.7
16%
3.8
14%
4.36 (2.4 - 11.5, n=19)
1%
3.96 (1.3 - 9.5, n=114, last 2 years)
10%
Idle Average *
7.2
10.6
-47%
5.6
22%
6.1
15%
6.2
14%
6.8
6%
7.09 (3.5 - 12.4, n=19)
2%
7.27 (3.5 - 14.5, n=114, last 2 years)
-1%
Idle Maximum *
9.8
11.4
-16%
7.8
20%
8.6
12%
11.2
-14%
9.8
-0%
9.14 (4.5 - 12.9, n=19)
7%
9.05 (4.8 - 16.2, n=114, last 2 years)
8%
Load Average *
31.7
43.2
-36%
26.4
17%
32.4
-2%
44.3
-40%
32.4
-2%
35 (25 - 47, n=19)
-10%
37.8 (9 - 84, n=112, last 2 years)
-19%
Load Maximum *
66.6
46
31%
31.4
53%
42.7
36%
65
2%
52
22%
61.3 (34.5 - 73.5, n=19)
8%
54 (13.2 - 131, n=114, last 2 years)
19%
Witcher 3 ultra *
39.9

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

In our standardized WLAN test, the ThinkPad L13 achieves a runtime of 6:04 h at 150 cd/m