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Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2 AMD laptop in review - Fast, enduring Ryzen ultrabook

Robust AMD subnotebook. Lenovo's ThinkPad L-series is often even the choice over the T- or X-series for price- and quality-conscious customers. Rightly so, and accordingly the ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 AMD is also a slim but still very robust 13-inch ultrabook with an AMD processor, which not only has a very positive impact on the performance, but also on the battery life, temperatures and noise!

The Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 AMD is a compact 13-inch ultrabook. The ThinkPad lineup focuses on very good input devices and a robust, durable build. It is the successor of the ThinkPad L13 Gen1, which has been upgraded compared to the ThinkPad L390 with a slightly slimmer and lighter design and is now also powered by AMD processors including Vega graphics for the first time in this series.

Private customers are more likely to purchase the E-series as another budget variant, while the L-series, however, is even more oriented towards the T-series and has, for example, a replaceable (maintainable) keyboard. Besides companies, authorities and schools, the L-series, especially the compact 13-inch class, is also interesting for students. Our test device with the model number 21AB000PGE is available for 999 Euros (~$1106) ; the campus version for the education sector costs 949 Euros (~$1051). Of course, it will also be interesting to see how the AMD model fares against the Intel version of the ThinkPad L13 Gen2 as we will test and discuss in this review, among other things.

Other interesting competitors in the mid-priced business segment are certainly the HP ProBook x360 435 G8 the HP EliteBook 845 G7 the ultra-light HP Pavilion Aero 13 - all three with AMD CPU - as well as Dell's Inspiron 13 7306 with an Intel processor.

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U 6 x 4.2 GHz, 30 W PL2 / Short Burst, 25 W PL1 / Sustained, Cezanne U (Zen 3)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 - 1024 MB, Core: 1800 MHz, Memory: 1600 MHz, DDR4, 30.0.13014.8
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-3200, soldered, Dual-Channel
Display
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, IVO M133NWF4 RA, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N, 512 GB 
, 412 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Raven/Renoir/Van Gogh/Cezanne/Rembrandt/Raphael - HD Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 1 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: combined Audio Port, Card Reader: microSD Cardreader, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (10MBit/s), RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
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 Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p+IR with ThinkShutter cover
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2x2W-Stereo Speakers Dolby Audio Premium, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 65W PSU, 12 Months Warranty
Released
08/01/2021
Weight
1.378 kg ( = 48.61 oz / 3.04 pounds), Power Supply: 344 g ( = 12.13 oz / 0.76 pounds)
Price
999 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
87.5 %
03/2022
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
R5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
1.4 kg17.6 mm13.30"1920x1080
86.1 %
01/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.4 kg17.6 mm13.30"1920x1080
88.3 %
04/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.5 kg17.6 mm13.30"1920x1080
90.6 %
11/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
R5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
1.4 kg18.19 mm13.30"1920x1200
88.2 %
11/2020
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
R7 PRO 4750U, Vega 7
1.4 kg17.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
85.7 %
08/2021
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
R7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
1.5 kg18 mm13.30"1920x1080
84.4 %
08/2021
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
R7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
953 g17 mm13.30"1920x1200
86.8 %
12/2021
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.4 kg18 mm13.30"3840x2160

Case - Very robust with slim footprint

Compared to the predecessor, the ThinkPad L390 the case has been slimmed down, so that its dimensions are now on the more modern level of the ThinkPad X390 instead of the 14-inch ultrabook level (such as the X1 Carbon G6). Additional ventilation slots on the underside should improve the cooling performance.

The construction includes a lot of plastic instead of the rubberized plastic-glass fiber composite (GFRP) of the T-series. Only the display lid is reinforced with aluminum, making it difficult to twist. The bottom is made of GFRP plastic. Overall, the device is very robust, the base unit as well as the keyboard deck don't give in at all even under greater pressure. However, the matte black plastic surfaces are extremely susceptible to fingerprints. Due to the low overall weight in combination with very strongly adjusted hinges, the ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 AMD cannot really be opened with one hand.

You can see in the dimensions that the distance to the Dell Inspiron 13 and the in-house ThinkPad X13 G2 is no longer as wide as it was with the ThinkPad L390. All business devices also have a similar weight in comparison. If you are looking for an ultra-light device in this price range, you will be satisfied with HP's Aero 13, especially since its dimensions are even smaller, and because of its 16:10 display.

Size comparison

324 mm / 12.8 inch 215 mm / 8.46 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.4 kg3.06 lbs311.5 mm / 12.3 inch 219 mm / 8.62 inch 17.6 mm / 0.693 inch 1.4 kg3.04 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 1.5 kg3.2 lbs309 mm / 12.2 inch 223 mm / 8.78 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.5 kg3.22 lbs305.8 mm / 12 inch 217.06 mm / 8.55 inch 18.19 mm / 0.716 inch 1.4 kg3.18 lbs304.5 mm / 12 inch 206 mm / 8.11 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.4 kg2.98 lbs298 mm / 11.7 inch 209 mm / 8.23 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 953 g2.1 lbs

Equipment - Connectivity with legacy ports without Thunderbolt

The 2nd generation L-series offers Thunderbolt 4 for the first time - but not (yet) in the AMD variants. Our ThinkPad L13 manages with normal USB-C ports. Otherwise, the connectivity is broad. We would have only liked to see a full-size SD card reader, but that has not been common for a 13-inch ultrabook for a long time, just like the "missing" LAN port.

The port positioning can be described as good. The power button is located a bit further forward on the right side and cannot be pressed accidentally in our opinion.

Left: 2x USB-C 3.2 Gen2/docking port (10 GBit/s), USB-A 3.2 Gen1 (5 GBit/s), combined audio port
Left: 2x USB-C 3.2 Gen2/docking port (10 GBit/s), USB-A 3.2 Gen1 (5 GBit/s), combined audio port
Right: power button, microSD card reader, USB-A 3.2 Gen1 (Powered), HDMI 2.0, security lock device
Right: power button, microSD card reader, USB-A 3.2 Gen1 (Powered), HDMI 2.0, security lock device

SD Card Reader

The microSD card reader delivers good speeds that are average for the tested device class. Premium workstations like the ThinkPad P1 G4 however, bring more than double the speeds to the table.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Subnotebook
  (14.9 - 194.7, n=41, last 2 years)
77.6 MB/s ∼100% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7 (AV PRO V60)
77.2 MB/s ∼99% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
76.8 MB/s ∼99% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
75.2 MB/s ∼97%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U (AV Pro UHS-II V60)
68.6 MB/s ∼88% -9%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U (AV Pro UHS-II V60)
86.9 MB/s ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
86.3 MB/s ∼99%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (16.3 - 206, n=40, last 2 years)
86.2 MB/s ∼99% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
84.8 MB/s ∼98% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7 (AV PRO V60)
84.8 MB/s ∼98% -2%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
28 MB/s ∼32% -68%

Communication

The WLAN test also shows a rather average performance of the RealTek WiFi-6 card with Bluetooth 5.1. The AX201 Wi-Fi card of the L13 Gen2 with Intel processor is significantly faster here.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1429 (1272min - 1510max) MBit/s ∼100% +61%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1409 (1274min - 1474max) MBit/s ∼99% +59%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1389 (1277min - 1466max) MBit/s ∼97% +57%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (180 - 1614, n=86, last 2 years)
1026 MBit/s ∼72% +16%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
937 (498min - 967max) MBit/s ∼66% +6%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
919 (866min - 959max) MBit/s ∼64% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
885 MBit/s ∼62%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
838 (473min - 942max) MBit/s ∼59% -5%
Average RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
  (424 - 928, n=20)
787 MBit/s ∼55% -11%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
661 (550min - 752max) MBit/s ∼46% -25%
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
477 MBit/s ∼33% -46%
iperf3 receive AX12
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1411 (1142min - 1535max) MBit/s ∼100% +107%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1366 (696min - 1392max) MBit/s ∼97% +100%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1332 (1225min - 1418max) MBit/s ∼94% +95%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1257 (1103min - 1325max) MBit/s ∼89% +84%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1235 (1079min - 1405max) MBit/s ∼88% +81%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (182 - 1690, n=86, last 2 years)
1138 MBit/s ∼81% +67%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1091 (786min - 1421max) MBit/s ∼77% +60%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
849 (770min - 905max) MBit/s ∼60% +24%
Average RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
  (621 - 877, n=20)
745 MBit/s ∼53% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
683 MBit/s ∼48%
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
654 MBit/s ∼46% -4%
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Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1332 (1225-1418)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1090 (786-1421)
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø849 (770-905)
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1429 (1272-1510)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø920 (498-967)
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø661 (550-752)

Webcam

The 720p webcam of the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2 AMD produces an image with incorrect colors and a blurry display. It is just about sufficient for video conferencing. Additionally, there is the "ThinkShutter" to permanently cover the webcam when it is not needed. An infrared module for Windows Hello is also present.

Webcam with ThinkShutter aperture
Webcam with ThinkShutter aperture
ColorChecker
15.1 ∆E
16 ∆E
19 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
21.5 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
27 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
12 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE: 15.36 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 26.96 ∆E

Security

As a business device, the ThinkPad L13 has the same security features as the T-series in contrast to the E-series: fingerprint scanner, TPM 2.0, an infrared camera (optional) for Windows Hello, a smartcard reader, a built-in device for a security lock and the ThinkShutter for the webcam.

Accessories

Besides the 65 watt USB-C power supply, there are no other accessories in the cardboard packaging. the packaging is not yet 100% ecological, but Lenovo will probably change that in the future.

Maintenance

Exchangeable here are: Wi-Fi, the M.2-2280 SSD as well as the battery. There are no RAM slots or a slot for WWAN. The fan is easily accessible for cleaning.

To access the inside of the ThinkPad, the base plate is removed by unscrewing nine screws; the screws remain stuck in the case, which is why they are not lost. There are also quite a few plastic clips all around, which are best opened carefully one by one with a plastic spudger tool. In a pinch, you can also try using an old credit card.

While this requires a bit of patience, removing the keyboard is very simple: Two screws on the bottom have to be loosened and the internal keyboard can be removed. This not only allows repairs in the area, but also changing to other keyboard layouts (such as QWERTY).

Warranty

Unlike the ThinkPad T-series, the L-series is sold with only one year of bring-in service. An extension to three to five years is available for an additional charge, as well as on-site service and extras like accident protection.

Input devices - Crisp pressure point with 1.8 mm stroke along with precise touchpad


Keyboard

The slightly concave keys, typical for ThinkPads, feel very "grippy" as they accommodate the shape of the fingertips. The keyboard has a two-level adjustable backlight. It has a travel of a very good 1.8 mm, whereas many modern ThinkPads as well as notebooks from other manufacturers only offer around 1.5 mm and less here. The pressure point is very good and the tester even likes it better than the "classic" ThinkPad T430 (2.5 mm travel), which is often used as a reference for one of the best chiclet keyboards.

The initial actuation force is very well measured and thus offers an excellent typing feel, which is overall much better than on an X1 Carbon G9 or T14s Gen 2. The keyboard does not yield when typing. However, the keys turn out a bit smaller (95% of the standard width), as is the case with most notebooks of this size.

Keyboard area Lenovo L13 G2 AMD
Keyboard area Lenovo L13 G2 AMD

Touchpad & TrackPoint

The Mylar surface of the touchpad is very slightly roughened and the gliding properties are even better than a completely smooth glass surface in the tester's opinion, but this also depends on personal taste. It is sufficiently large, especially for such a compact device.

Precision, responsiveness, scrolling and muti-touch gestures all work extremely well. The mouse buttons integrated into the touchpad trigger quite precisely, but the right click is implemented a bit duller, which could be due to the test device. It should also be noted that Lenovo often has several suppliers for the touchpad and keyboard, so the same model can differ from our test model in the end.

The familiar TrackPoint on Lenovo ThinkPads allows for more precise and faster mouse control with a bit of practice, especially since you never have to remove your hands from the keyboard to slide the cursor across the screen. Fortunately, this is not set too deep into the keyboard, so it is very grippy. The associated three buttons (above the touchpad) trigger unerringly, but more vaguely than on older ThinkPads. The right mouse button was also a bit vague. They are comparable to the buttons in the ThinkPad T480. The center button, which is used for scrolling with the TrackPoint but can also be reprogrammed as a center click, on the other hand, offers very good feedback.

Touchpad with "smoother" Mylar surface
Touchpad with "smoother" Mylar surface
UltraNav: TrackPoint with "medium" height (looks flatter on picture) & buttons with noticeable travel
UltraNav: TrackPoint with "medium" height (looks flatter on picture) & buttons with noticeable travel

Display - Moderately bright FHD panel with optional touch

Subpixel arrangement
Subpixel arrangement
Slight halos in the corners (shown here intensified)
Slight halos in the corners (shown here intensified)

There are three panel options for the ThinkPad L13 Gen2, just like the Intel model:

13.3" HD (1366 x 768) TN, antiglare, 250 nits
13.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, antiglare, 250 nits

13.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, antiglare, touchscreen, 300 nits

All variants offer a matte display including the on-cell touchscreen model, although the HD display with viewing-angle-weak TN technology should be avoided at all costs. According to the manufacturer, our FHD model with IPS technology has a brightness of around 250 nits, but this is exceeded in practice, as our measurements show an average of 273 nits. That is sufficient for closed rooms in most cases and the display is thus clearly above the 237 nits of the Intel model and on par with the measured value of the predecessor.

The L13 Yoga Gen2 is another 10 percent brighter with almost 300 nits, the Dell Inspiron 13 7306 manages 312 nits, as does the ThinkPad X13 G2. HP's Pavilion Aero 13 completely sets itself apart from the competition with 474 nits. It is interesting that the touchscreen version of the L13 is supposed to be a whole 50 nits brighter. The illumination homogeneity of 87% is good to very good, and the display does not suffer from PWM or backlight bleeding. Bright areas look minimally grainy on the matte display, but without being distracting.

287
cd/m²
279
cd/m²
259
cd/m²
280
cd/m²
294
cd/m²
255
cd/m²
256
cd/m²
277
cd/m²
269
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
IVO M133NWF4 RA
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 294 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 272.9 cd/m² Minimum: 5.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 292 cd/m²
Contrast: 1069:1 (Black: 0.275 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.81 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4, calibrated: 3.29
ΔE Greyscale 2.28 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
38.7% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
56.3% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
37.47% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.48
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
IVO M133NWF4 RA, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
B133HAN06.6, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
N133HCE-EP2, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
AUO2B2B, IPS-Grade, 3840x2160, 13.30
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
NV133WUM-N61, IPS LED, 1920x1200, 13.30
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AU Optronics AUO6496, IPS, 1920x1200, 13.30
Display
13%
81%
66%
83%
89%
Display P3 Coverage
37.47
42.49
13%
68.5
83%
63.8
70%
70.1
87%
73.4
96%
sRGB Coverage
56.3
99.4
77%
90.9
61%
99.4
77%
99.8
77%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
38.7
43.92
13%
70.7
83%
64.9
68%
71.3
84%
74.8
93%
Response Times
-1%
8%
-1%
32%
9%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
49.2 ?(23.4, 25.8)
52.4 ?(26.4, 26)
-7%
44.4 ?(24, 20.4)
10%
52 ?(23, 29)
-6%
34 ?(17, 17)
31%
42.4 ?(22.4, 20)
14%
Response Time Black / White *
32.8 ?(17.8, 15)
31.2 ?(17.2, 14)
5%
31.2 ?(16.4, 14.8)
5%
31 ?(14, 17)
5%
22 ?(11, 11)
33%
31.6 ?(17.6, 14)
4%
PWM Frequency
25000 ?(50)
Screen
-28%
22%
-5%
25%
19%
Brightness middle
294
244
-17%
316
7%
312
6%
309
5%
473.9
61%
Brightness
273
237
-13%
299
10%
313
15%
297
9%
458
68%
Brightness Distribution
87
93
7%
92
6%
95
9%
81
-7%
91
5%
Black Level *
0.275
0.21
24%
0.25
9%
0.29
-5%
0.26
5%
0.36
-31%
Contrast
1069
1162
9%
1264
18%
1076
1%
1188
11%
1316
23%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.81
4.7
-23%
1.7
55%
3.91
-3%
1.6
58%
2.99
22%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
6.22
17.7
-185%
3.8
39%
6.83
-10%
3
52%
4.35
30%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
3.29
4.3
-31%
0.7
79%
0.8
76%
1.1
67%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.28
2.8
-23%
2.8
-23%
3.42
-50%
2
12%
4
-75%
Gamma
2.48 89%
2.24 98%
2.25 98%
2.18 101%
2.24 98%
2.35 94%
CCT
6820 95%
6259 104%
6654 98%
6194 105%
6315 103%
6269 104%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
40.3
64.5
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
63
99.4
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-5% / -18%
37% / 33%
20% / 12%
47% / 38%
39% / 32%

* ... smaller is better

The black value of 0.275 cd/m² and the resulting contrast of 1069:1 is good and is in the middle of the class comparison. The resolution is perfectly fine for a 13.3-inch diagonal, but with a PPI value of 166, it cannot be called ultra-high-resolution. The advantage of this is that it avoids scaling, although you need good eyes for that. The tester preferred 125 percent here.

Our analysis also revealed that the panel cannot display colors accurately. Together with the low color space coverage (sRGB only 56%), the panel is therefore not suitable for editing pictures/videos. However, there are no restrictions for normal office use. All comparison models, such as the L13 Yoga Gen2 perform much better with a 90% to 99% coverage of the sRGB color space. Subjectively, the display image was very pleasant in all scenarios (office, Internet, videos, pictures).

Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation
Saturation
Colors
Colors
Grayscale calibrated
Grayscale calibrated
Saturation calibrated
Saturation calibrated
Colors calibrated
Colors 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
32.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17.8 ms rise
↘ 15 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. » 85 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
49.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23.4 ms rise
↘ 25.8 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. » 81 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (36.8 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 21792 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The matte display with 273 nits brightness is definitely usable for outdoor use, but it needs a bit more brightness in direct sunlight.

Outdoor use (screen colors are displayed distorted with snow-white background)
Outdoor use (screen colors are displayed distorted with snow-white background)

The viewing angles can be described as very good, as is typical for IPS panels, even though OLEDs offer noticeably better viewing angles and some high-end IPS panels are even more "capable". However, there are no restrictions for conventional tasks.

Performance - AMD doubles Intel's CPU performance

Our test device comes with the AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U which leaves nothing to be desired in terms of performance for an ultrabook, since the CPU almost works at the workstation level of the last few years. Alternatively, there is an even stronger processor with another two cores, AMD's Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U which is also used in mobile workstations, such as the ThinkPad P14s G2 for example.

A Ryzen 3 5450U with "only" four CPU cores is also possible and is already sufficient for most tasks, while it should be noticeably easy on the wallet. The ThinkPad L13 Gen2 is available with 8 GB or 16 GB of soldered working memory, whereby 8 GB is only enough for lighter office work and surfing. With the predecessor, the ThinkPad L390, 64 GB was still possible by upgrading via two RAM slots.

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Cinebench R15 (Battery)
Cinebench R15 (Battery)

The Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U is a six-core processor with AMD's Zen 3 architecture and a Vega-7 graphics chip. The six CPU cores clock with a frequency of up to 2.3 to 4.2 GHz. In the Cinebench R15 multi-thread benchmark, the clock is briefly at 3.6 GHz (30 watts), drops to around 2.65 GHz (15 watts) after some seconds and stays there for the entire test period. The performance level is thus constant, but other comparison devices like the ThinkPad X13 G2, with the same CPU, reveal about 15 percent more performance in Cinebench. In the SingleCore loop, 3.55 GHz is present with a consumption of 12.5 watts.

In the application benchmarks, you can see that the processor usually outperforms its Intel-based sister model by up to 75 to 95 percent in multi-thread benchmarks under continuous load (such as Cinebench Multi Loop), which is very impressive. Only AMD's in-house eight-core processor can clearly outperform this again in the comparison field. The CPU performance is not limited in battery mode. Rather, a TDP limit of 15 watts is set right from the start, so the full performance is not unleashed in favor of the operating volume.

Cinebench R15 Multi Endurance test

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Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U: Ø1041 (1035.33-1047.61)
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U AMD Ryzen 7 5800U: Ø1520 (1461.4-1613.49)
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5 Intel Core i7-1165G7; Cold CPU: Ø698 (677.64-805.46)
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5 Intel Core i7-1165G7; Warm CPU: Ø691 (669.21-702.47)
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U: Ø1401 (1338.87-1412.98)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U: Ø1198 (1193.92-1206.53)
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr AMD Ryzen 7 5800U: Ø1313 (1297.77-1389.66)
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø566 (545.75-631.08)
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø566 (545.75-631.08)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 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
CPU Performance Rating
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
83.9 pt ∼84%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr -2!
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
78.3 pt ∼78%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
73.6 pt ∼74%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
 
72.2 pt ∼72%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U -2!
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
70.6 pt ∼71%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
69.1 pt ∼69%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
63 pt ∼63%
Average of class Subnotebook
 
60.7 pt ∼61%
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5 -12!
Intel Core i7-8650U
55 pt ∼55%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
54.6 pt ∼55%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
54.5 pt ∼55%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
9539 Points ∼100% +54%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
7872 (7780.83min - 7871.73max) Points ∼83% +27%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
7140 Points ∼75% +15%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (6210 - 7140, n=3)
6593 Points ∼69% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
6210 Points ∼65%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (965 - 12181, n=79, last 2 years)
5961 Points ∼62% -4%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4317 Points ∼45% -30%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4217 Points ∼44% -32%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
3880 Points ∼41% -38%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1464 Points ∼100% +8%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1423 Points ∼97% +5%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1415 Points ∼97% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
1363 Points ∼93% +1%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (1356 - 1367, n=3)
1362 Points ∼93% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1360 Points ∼93% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
1356 Points ∼93%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (409 - 1663, n=77, last 2 years)
1331 Points ∼91% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1328 Points ∼91% -2%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
3691 Points ∼100% +53%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
3264 Points ∼88% +35%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
3092 Points ∼84% +28%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
2771 Points ∼75% +15%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (2415 - 2771, n=3)
2558 Points ∼69% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
2415 Points ∼65%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (376 - 4704, n=97, last 2 years)
2164 Points ∼59% -10%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1688 Points ∼46% -30%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1567 Points ∼42% -35%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1466 Points ∼40% -39%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1466 Points ∼40% -39%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
570 Points ∼100% +9%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
555 Points ∼97% +6%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
552 Points ∼97% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
531 Points ∼93% +1%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (524 - 533, n=3)
529 Points ∼93% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
524 Points ∼92%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
521 Points ∼91% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
521 Points ∼91% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
515 Points ∼90% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (157 - 633, n=98, last 2 years)
493 Points ∼86% -6%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
479 Points ∼84% -9%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1613 (1461.4min - 1613.49max) Points ∼100% +54%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
1413 (1338.87min - 1412.98max) Points ∼88% +35%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1390 (1297.77min - 1389.66max) Points ∼86% +33%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
1207 (1193.92min - 1206.53max) Points ∼75% +15%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (1048 - 1333, n=3)
1196 Points ∼74% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
1048 (1035.33min - 1047.61max) Points ∼65%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (223 - 2041, n=103, last 2 years)
982 Points ∼61% -6%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
805 (677.64min - 805.46max) Points ∼50% -23%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
702 (669.21min - 702.47max) Points ∼44% -33%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
744 (541.92min - 744.14max) Points ∼46% -29%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
631 (545.75min - 631.08max) Points ∼39% -40%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
631 (545.75min - 631.08max) Points ∼39% -40%
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
Intel Core i7-8650U
564 Points ∼35% -46%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
229 Points ∼100% +6%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
229 Points ∼100% +6%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
224 Points ∼98% +3%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
209 Points ∼91% -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (217 - 221, n=3)
219 Points ∼96% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
218 Points ∼95% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
217 Points ∼95%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
199 Points ∼87% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
199 Points ∼87% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
197 Points ∼86% -9%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (70.1 - 239, n=96, last 2 years)
192.2 Points ∼84% -11%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
182 Points ∼79% -16%
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
Intel Core i7-8650U
172 Points ∼75% -21%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
794 Seconds * ∼100% -75%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
794 Seconds * ∼100% -75%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
758 Seconds * ∼95% -67%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
655 Seconds * ∼82% -44%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (253 - 2650, n=96, last 2 years)
652 Seconds * ∼82% -43%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
454.6 Seconds * ∼57%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (422 - 455, n=3)
440 Seconds * ∼55% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
422 Seconds * ∼53% +7%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
340 Seconds * ∼43% +25%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
331 Seconds * ∼42% +27%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
319 Seconds * ∼40% +30%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
45985 MIPS ∼100% +41%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
43633 MIPS ∼95% +33%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
42173 MIPS ∼92% +29%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
35665 MIPS ∼78% +9%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (32687 - 35665, n=3)
34529 MIPS ∼75% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
32687 MIPS ∼71%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5832 - 54374, n=94, last 2 years)
25844 MIPS ∼56% -21%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
20746 MIPS ∼45% -37%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
19113 MIPS ∼42% -42%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
19113 MIPS ∼42% -42%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
18842 MIPS ∼41% -42%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
5405 MIPS ∼100% +8%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
5366 MIPS ∼99% +7%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5096 MIPS ∼94% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
5081 MIPS ∼94% +1%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (5021 - 5081, n=3)
5044 MIPS ∼93% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
5021 MIPS ∼93%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4785 MIPS ∼89% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4785 MIPS ∼89% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4769 MIPS ∼88% -5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2145 - 5800, n=94, last 2 years)
4651 MIPS ∼86% -7%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
4413 MIPS ∼82% -12%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
6609 Points ∼100% +17%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
6093 Points ∼92% +8%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5801 Points ∼88% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
5788 Points ∼88% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (5634 - 5788, n=3)
5719 Points ∼87% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
5634 Points ∼85%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1024 - 9639, n=94, last 2 years)
5253 Points ∼79% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4597 Points ∼70% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4597 Points ∼70% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4454 Points ∼67% -21%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1537 Points ∼100% +14%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1411 Points ∼92% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1398 Points ∼91% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1369 Points ∼89% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1369 Points ∼89% +1%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (1352 - 1384, n=3)
1363 Points ∼89% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
1353 Points ∼88% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
1352 Points ∼88%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (293 - 1937, n=94, last 2 years)
1326 Points ∼86% -2%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
1154 Points ∼75% -15%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
11 fps ∼100% +32%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
10.4 fps ∼95% +24%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
10.3 fps ∼94% +23%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
9.27 fps ∼84% +11%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (8.36 - 9.27, n=3)
8.67 fps ∼79% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
8.36 fps ∼76%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1.02 - 14.8, n=90, last 2 years)
6.93 fps ∼63% -17%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.88 fps ∼53% -30%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4.75 fps ∼43% -43%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4.74 fps ∼43% -43%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4.74 fps ∼43% -43%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
73.4 s * ∼100% -27%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (12.9 - 157, n=94, last 2 years)
60.7 s * ∼83% -5%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
60.2 s * ∼82% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
57.6 s * ∼78%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
55.7 s * ∼76% +3%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
53.9 s * ∼73% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
52.7 s * ∼72% +9%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (35.3 - 57.6, n=4)
48.8 s * ∼66% +15%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
47.8 s * ∼65% +17%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
47.8 s * ∼65% +17%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
46.2 s * ∼63% +20%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.501 - 1.728, n=94, last 2 years)
0.67 sec * ∼100% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.639 sec * ∼95% -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.635 sec * ∼95% -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.635 sec * ∼95% -12%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
0.61 sec * ∼91% -7%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.574 sec * ∼86% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
0.569 sec * ∼85%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (0.555 - 0.569, n=3)
0.563 sec * ∼84% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
0.555 sec * ∼83% +2%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
0.54 sec * ∼81% +5%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
0.54 sec * ∼81% +5%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1048 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
67.6 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
217 Points
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Performance Rating
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
91.5 pt ∼92%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
87.3 pt ∼87%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
77.1 pt ∼77%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
 
70.6 pt ∼71%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
64.7 pt ∼65%
Average of class Subnotebook
 
64.4 pt ∼64%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
63.3 pt ∼63%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
56.1 pt ∼56%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
52.9 pt ∼53%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
10106 KRay/s ∼100% +40%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
9627 KRay/s ∼95% +34%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
8274 KRay/s ∼82% +15%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (7205 - 8274, n=3)
7596 KRay/s ∼75% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
7205 KRay/s ∼71%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (906 - 14130, n=75, last 2 years)
7067 KRay/s ∼70% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
6129 KRay/s ∼61% -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
6129 KRay/s ∼61% -15%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
6125 KRay/s ∼61% -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
5809 KRay/s ∼57% -19%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
65780 Points ∼100% +41%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
63569 Points ∼97% +36%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
53123 Points ∼81% +14%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (46649 - 53123, n=3)
49108 Points ∼75% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
46649 Points ∼71%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5668 - 89691, n=75, last 2 years)
35318 Points ∼54% -24%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
26244 Points ∼40% -44%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
25692 Points ∼39% -45%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
25692 Points ∼39% -45%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
24311 Points ∼37% -48%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
2211 MB/s ∼100% +42%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
2192 MB/s ∼99% +41%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1953 MB/s ∼88% +26%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
1829 MB/s ∼83% +18%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (355 - 3077, n=75, last 2 years)
1752 MB/s ∼79% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1725 MB/s ∼78% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1725 MB/s ∼78% +11%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (1553 - 1829, n=3)
1658 MB/s ∼75% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1617 MB/s ∼73% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
1553 MB/s ∼70%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
85454 Points ∼100% +25%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
84480 Points ∼99% +24%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (67818 - 70596, n=3)
68915 Points ∼81% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
68330 Points ∼80%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
67818 Points ∼79% -1%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (18712 - 101910, n=75, last 2 years)
56218 Points ∼66% -18%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
50575 Points ∼59% -26%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
46628 Points ∼55% -32%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
46523 Points ∼54% -32%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
46523 Points ∼54% -32%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
10008 Points ∼100% +37%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
9832 Points ∼98% +35%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
7931 Points ∼79% +9%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (7289 - 7931, n=3)
7560 Points ∼76% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
7289 Points ∼73%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1078 - 13703, n=75, last 2 years)
6032 Points ∼60% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4371 Points ∼44% -40%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4371 Points ∼44% -40%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4188 Points ∼42% -43%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4183 Points ∼42% -43%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
35831 Points ∼100% +39%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
34526 Points ∼96% +34%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
29311 Points ∼82% +14%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (25763 - 29311, n=3)
27097 Points ∼76% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
25763 Points ∼72%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3056 - 49277, n=75, last 2 years)
19852 Points ∼55% -23%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
16225 Points ∼45% -37%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
15508 Points ∼43% -40%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
15508 Points ∼43% -40%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
14566 Points ∼41% -43%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
90419 MB/s ∼100% +224%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
73719 MB/s ∼82% +164%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
69274 MB/s ∼77% +148%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
62877 MB/s ∼70% +125%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
62877 MB/s ∼70% +125%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
58416 MB/s ∼65% +109%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (27927 - 73719, n=3)
56094 MB/s ∼62% +101%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (9065 - 121917, n=75, last 2 years)
54919 MB/s ∼61% +97%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
39773 MB/s ∼44% +42%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
27927 MB/s ∼31%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
606 MB/s ∼100% +46%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
584 MB/s ∼96% +41%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
473 MB/s ∼78% +14%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (414 - 473, n=3)
438 MB/s ∼72% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
414 MB/s ∼68%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (117 - 807, n=78, last 2 years)
391 MB/s ∼65% -6%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
361 MB/s ∼60% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
327 MB/s ∼54% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
327 MB/s ∼54% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
279 MB/s ∼46% -33%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
5301 KRay/s ∼100% +33%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
5180 KRay/s ∼98% +30%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
4383 KRay/s ∼83% +10%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (3893 - 4383, n=3)
4083 KRay/s ∼77% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
3973 KRay/s ∼75%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (495 - 7412, n=75, last 2 years)
3797 KRay/s ∼72% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
3351 KRay/s ∼63% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
3351 KRay/s ∼63% -16%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3244 KRay/s ∼61% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
3097 KRay/s ∼58% -22%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
40767 MPixel/s ∼100% +183%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (6569 - 45136, n=75, last 2 years)
25581 MPixel/s ∼63% +78%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
22491 MPixel/s ∼55% +56%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
22491 MPixel/s ∼55% +56%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
22485 MPixel/s ∼55% +56%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
17421 MPixel/s ∼43% +21%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (14215 - 17421, n=3)
15342 MPixel/s ∼38% +7%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
14430 MPixel/s ∼35% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
14390 MPixel/s ∼35%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
12258 MPixel/s ∼30% -15%

System performance

The system performance in the PCMark test as well as in subjective working and browsing, even with demanding applications in multitasking including playing 4K videos, is on the expected level.

Almost everything runs without lags and subjectively, even current high-end workstations did not seem faster to the tester, but on the contrary, AMD systems are generally a bit faster in terms of interaction with Windows interfaces and browsing. However, this experience remains subjective and can have special backgrounds like AMD's GPU drivers, which "optically" display everything very smoothly and without delays according to the tester's experience.

Only Apple's M1-based laptops within macOS were found to be slightly snappier, but not by much either. 4K videos cause just a CPU load of 6 percent, for comparison: A Core i9-10885H in a ThinkPad P1 G3 (without dGPU), which is about 50 percent faster, caused 4 percent CPU load.

PCMark 10 / Score
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5872 Points ∼100% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5720 Points ∼97% +8%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (5320 - 5720, n=3)
5554 Points ∼95% +4%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
5334 Points ∼91% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5650U, SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N
5320 Points ∼91%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
5042 Points ∼86% -5%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
4983 Points ∼85% -6%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1671 - 6414, n=91, last 2 years)
4786 Points ∼82% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4601 Points ∼78% -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-256G
4588 Points ∼78% -14%
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4078 Points ∼69% -23%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
10171 Points ∼100% +6%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (9576 - 10750, n=3)
10166 Points ∼100% +6%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
10075 Points ∼99% +5%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
10046 Points ∼99% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-256G
9828 Points ∼97% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5650U, SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N
9576 Points ∼94%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
9476 Points ∼93% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9349 Points ∼92% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4599 - 10836, n=91, last 2 years)
9263 Points ∼91% -3%
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8992 Points ∼88% -6%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
8529 Points ∼84% -11%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
9089 Points ∼100% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9087 Points ∼100% +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (8729 - 9087, n=3)
8892 Points ∼98% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5650U, SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N
8729 Points ∼96%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
8336 Points ∼92% -5%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
7364 Points ∼81% -16%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2797 - 9852, n=91, last 2 years)
6890 Points ∼76% -21%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
6735 Points ∼74% -23%
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6670 Points ∼73% -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6242 Points ∼69% -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-256G
6051 Points ∼67% -31%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
6020 Points ∼100% +23%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5495 Points ∼91% +12%
HP EliteBook 845 G7 Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
5347 Points ∼89% +9%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
5214 Points ∼87% +7%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (4891 - 5495, n=3)
5150 Points ∼86% +5%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
5128 Points ∼85% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5650U, SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N
4891 Points ∼81%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (973 - 7208, n=91, last 2 years)
4728 Points ∼79% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4532 Points ∼75% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-256G
4410 Points ∼73% -10%
HP Elitebook x360 1040 G5
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8650U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3069 Points ∼51% -37%
PCMark 10 Score
5320 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
63636 MB/s ∼100% +91%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (12783 - 64946, n=75, last 2 years)
42400 MB/s ∼67% +28%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
34408 MB/s ∼54% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
34396 MB/s ∼54% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
34396 MB/s ∼54% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
33245 MB/s ∼52%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (31262 - 33245, n=3)
32533 MB/s ∼51% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
32488 MB/s ∼51% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
31262 MB/s ∼49% -6%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
21599 MB/s ∼34% -35%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
63832 MB/s ∼100% +71%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (10258 - 64497, n=75, last 2 years)
44935 MB/s ∼70% +20%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
41535 MB/s ∼65% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
41535 MB/s ∼65% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
40485 MB/s ∼63% +8%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
39360 MB/s ∼62% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
37323 MB/s ∼58%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (36338 - 37610, n=3)
37090 MB/s ∼58% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
36338 MB/s ∼57% -3%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
24057 MB/s ∼38% -36%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
66487 MB/s ∼100% +104%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (10533 - 66893, n=75, last 2 years)
45028 MB/s ∼68% +38%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
41700 MB/s ∼63% +28%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
41700 MB/s ∼63% +28%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
41678 MB/s ∼63% +28%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
32670 MB/s ∼49%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
31683 MB/s ∼48% -3%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (25594 - 32670, n=3)
28516 MB/s ∼43% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
27283 MB/s ∼41% -16%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
24125 MB/s ∼36% -26%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
120 ns * ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7
113 ns * ∼94% +6%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
  (100 - 120, n=3)
111 ns * ∼93% +7%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
95.4 ns * ∼80% +20%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
92.1 ns * ∼77% +23%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
89.3 ns * ∼74% +26%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0 - 125, n=78, last 2 years)
85.9 ns * ∼72% +28%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
69 ns * ∼58% +42%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
69 ns * ∼58% +42%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
68.8 ns * ∼57% +43%

* ... smaller is better

DPC latencies

The DPC latencies are generally in the green to slightly yellow range, but there could be slight delays in real-time video and audio. Responsible, besides the usual suspects (ACPI, kernel module driver), the DirectX driver as well as the network driver is listed here. Some of the competitors perform a bit better, some a lot better. Only the Intel version of the L13 Gen2 performs a bit worse.

LatencyMon
LatencyMon
LatencyMon driver
LatencyMon driver
LatencyMon YouTube 4K
LatencyMon YouTube 4K
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-20VH0017GE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
1247 μs * ∼100% -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5650U, SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N
1092 μs * ∼88%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
903 μs * ∼72% +17%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
902 μs * ∼72% +17%
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
690 μs * ∼55% +37%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-256G
518 μs * ∼42% +53%
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
503 μs * ∼40% +54%

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage

Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N 512GB system drive
Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N 512GB system drive

The 512 GB system drive from Hynix, which is connected with PCI-E 3.0 x4, performs very well in the tests and is only surpassed by the SSD in the ThinkPad X13 G2 beaten. However, the difference remains unnoticed in practice. In any case, it does not cause any delays in the system, apps start almost immediately and the laptop boots in no time.

More information and benchmark comparisons can be found in our hard drive and SSD table.

CrystalDiskMark 5.2
CrystalDiskMark 5.2
AS SSD
AS SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Gen2-21AB000PGE
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5650U, SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen2-20VK000VGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-256G
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Dell Inspiron 13 7306-6TYH5
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-5%
-27%
-15%
-14%
Write 4K
114
119.7
5%
86.7
-24%
128.3
13%
127
11%
Read 4K
55.1
38.54
-30%
32.45
-41%
50.9
-8%
52.7
-4%
Write Seq
2179
1754
-20%
1235
-43%
971
-55%
Read Seq
1854
1709
-8%
1417
-24%
1540
-17%
Write 4K Q32T1
324.5
461.9
42%
390.8
20%
538
66%
312.1
-4%
Read 4K Q32T1
346.3
390.5
13%
291
-16%
344.4
-1%
445.2
29%
Write Seq Q32T1
3082
2185
-29%
1384
-55%
980
-68%
683
-78%
Read Seq Q32T1
3607
3118
-14%
2350
-35%
1829
-49%
2327
-35%
Write 4K Q8T8
341.8
Read 4K Q8T8
658
AS SSD
2%
11%
-38%
-49%
-128%
Copy Game MB/s
1144
1360
19%
326.7
-71%
539
-53%
842
-26%
Copy Program MB/s
444.9
565
27%
132.1
-70%
614
38%
343
-23%
Copy ISO MB/s
2101
1855
-12%
708
-66%
906
-57%
11031
425%
Score Total
3252
2384
-27%
3902
20%
1892
-42%
1798
-45%
2477
-24%
Score Write
1904
941
-51%
2086
10%
589
-69%
1018
-47%
527
-72%
Score Read
925
961
4%
1244
34%
879
-5%
533
-42%
1322
43%
Access Time Write *
0.034
0.025
26%
0.034
-0%
0.038
-12%
0.135
-297%
0.718
-2012%
Access Time Read *
0.063
0.051
19%
0.075
-19%
0.104
-65%
0.074
-17%
0.085
-35%
4K-64 Write
1651