Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga - business convertible with slight weaknesses
The Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga is an inexpensive business convertible, which can still score with good features. Many security features are required in the business sector. In addition to the fingerprint scanner and the IR camera, the ThinkPad L13 Yoga also offers a smart card reader.
A SoC from the current Comet Lake series from Intel serves as the central processing unit. We had the device with the Intel Core i5-10210U. There is also 16 GB of RAM for 1,119 euros, which unfortunately cannot be expanded. A very fast SSD with 512 GB is used as the storage device.
In the test, the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga did not quite achieve the CPU performance of its predecessor (Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga). Especially in multi-thread applications, the new device couldn't keep up with its predecessor. However, we are only talking about a measurable difference at this point. This disadvantage cannot be described as practically noticeable. However, the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga cuts a somewhat better figure in terms of battery life. But the ThinkPad L13 Yoga also scores well on the display with good brightness and good color space coverage.
Overall, the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga in the version we tested offers good system performance, which fortunately is not affected by the somewhat poorer CPU performance. The compact convertible is suitable for everyday office work as well as for photo editing due to the good display. The battery life could be a little better. Nevertheless, the device could be supplied with energy for a good 7.5 hours in our WLAN test. Charging times are pleasantly short, because after just 45 minutes the battery is 80 percent charged. Only the surface temperatures are somewhat too high.