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Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga review: Business convertible with good equipment

Hot convertible! Lenovo promises a business convertible at an entry-level price for the ThinkPad L13 Yoga, relying on Comet Lake SoCs from Intel. Find out what else the device has to offer and whether a purchase is worthwhile in this review.
Sebastian Bade, 👁 Andreas Osthoff, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Christian Hintze),

As the successor to the ThinkPad L390 Yoga, the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga takes up the legacy. Visually, the new convertible is a ThinkPad through and through. The L series still attracts attention with a low purchase price. So does our test device, which has solid equipment for 1,119 Euros (~$1,210) and it comes with good business features.

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800 (ThinkPad L13 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-10210U 4 x 1.6 - 4.2 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
, permanently installed, DDR4-2666, Dual-Channel
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, Multi-Touch, native pen support, N133HCE-EP2, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G, 512 GB 
, NVMe SSD, M.2 2280, 480 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP - cAVS
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: micro-SD, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: G-sensor
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
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, 2985 mAh Lithium-Ion
Camera
Webcam: HD 720pSecondary Camera: IR
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 65 W power adapter, Lenovo System Update, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.426 kg ( = 50.3 oz / 3.14 pounds), Power Supply: 358 g ( = 12.63 oz / 0.79 pounds)
Price
1119 EUR
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88 %
03/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1.4 kg17.6 mm13.3"1920x1080
86 %
02/2019
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
i5-8265U, UHD Graphics 620
1.5 kg18.8 mm13.3"1920x1080
84 %
06/2019
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
R7 3700U, Vega 10
1.3 kg14.7 mm13.3"1920x1080
81 %
02/2020
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1.6 kg20.5 mm14"1920x1080
84 %
03/2020
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1.4 kg16.9 mm14"1920x1080

Case & Connectivity

Visually, the ThinkPad L13 Yoga is clearly marked with the distinctive ThinkPad logos. Matte black on all surfaces looks pretty chic at first glance, but when working, fingerprints are also quickly visible on all surfaces. Lenovo makes no compromises when it comes to the choice of materials for the new ThinkPad L13 Yoga and uses fiberglass-reinforced plastic, which is light yet very stable. The base can be twisted a bit, but this is limited. The same applies to the display lid. However, this offers somewhat better strength and absorbs recurrent forces very well. The convertible is equipped with stable 360-degree hinges. However, these cannot completely prevent teetering in laptop mode.

In size comparison, the ThinkPad L13 Yoga is slightly larger than the Yoga C740. Nevertheless, our test sample is relatively space-saving in comparison. The same applies to the weight, because at 1.4 kg our ThinkPad L13 Yoga is also based on the Yoga C740. In terms of connections, nothing has to be left out. A total of four USB ports should be sufficient for most users. The L13 Yoga also offers a card reader, although it is only a micro SD card reader. The external communication in our test device is handled by the Intel Wireless AC-9560 including Bluetooth 5 support. There is also an optional faster Wi-Fi 6 module. Speaking of optional, the RJ-45 adapter is only available separately and is unfortunately not included in the scope of delivery.

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga

Size comparison

324 mm / 12.8 inch 222.9 mm / 8.78 inch 20.5 mm / 0.807 inch 1.6 kg3.48 lbs321.8 mm / 12.7 inch 224.2 mm / 8.83 inch 18.8 mm / 0.74 inch 1.5 kg3.35 lbs321.8 mm / 12.7 inch 214.6 mm / 8.45 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.4 kg3 lbs311.5 mm / 12.3 inch 219 mm / 8.62 inch 17.6 mm / 0.693 inch 1.4 kg3.14 lbs306 mm / 12 inch 212 mm / 8.35 inch 14.7 mm / 0.579 inch 1.3 kg2.85 lbs
Left: 2x USB-3.1 Gen1 Type-C, RJ45 connector via optional ThinkPad Ethernet Extension Adapter, USB-3.1 Type-A, combo-audio
Left: 2x USB-3.1 Gen1 Type-C, RJ45 connector via optional ThinkPad Ethernet Extension Adapter, USB-3.1 Type-A, combo-audio
Right: ThinkPad Pen Pro, power on, microSD card reader, USB-3.1 Type-A, HDMI 1.4b, Kensington lock
Right: ThinkPad Pen Pro, power on, microSD card reader, USB-3.1 Type-A, HDMI 1.4b, Kensington lock
Front: smart card reader
Front: smart card reader
Back: ventilation slots
Back: ventilation slots
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
77.7 MB/s ∼100% +4%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
77.3 MB/s ∼99% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
 
74.4 MB/s ∼96%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
72.3 MB/s ∼93% -3%
Average of class Convertible
  (7.5 - 197, n=152)
63.7 MB/s ∼82% -14%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
87.4 MB/s ∼100% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
85.1 MB/s ∼97%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
83.2 MB/s ∼95% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
81.2 MB/s ∼93% -5%
Average of class Convertible
  (19.2 - 246, n=147)
79.3 MB/s ∼91% -7%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1096 (min: 1062, max: 1130) MBit/s ∼100% +61%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
682 (min: 614, max: 703) MBit/s ∼62%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
649 MBit/s ∼59% -5%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
581 (min: 541, max: 615) MBit/s ∼53% -15%
Average of class Convertible
  (28.7 - 1470, n=172)
546 MBit/s ∼50% -20%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
262 (min: 248, max: 281) MBit/s ∼24% -62%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1203 (min: 1102, max: 1276) MBit/s ∼100% +75%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
688 (min: 362, max: 697) MBit/s ∼57%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
680 MBit/s ∼57% -1%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
613 (min: 570, max: 664) MBit/s ∼51% -11%
Average of class Convertible
  (36.4 - 1411, n=172)
541 MBit/s ∼45% -21%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
291 (min: 276, max: 329) MBit/s ∼24% -58%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø681 (614-703)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø676 (362-697)

Input devices


Lenovo installs a very good chiclet keyboard in the ThinkPad L13 Yoga, which also has a two-level backlight. The keys have a short drop and a clearly noticeable pressure point, which is accompanied by a slightly dampened stroke. At the same time, the feeling of writing is by no means vague, which will suit frequent writers. On the right side, some letters and special keys are slightly smaller than the rest, which takes some getting used to at the beginning.

With the ClickPad, Lenovo relies on the tried and tested model that we already know from the Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga. The input area is generous but works somewhat inaccurately in the corners. If you are experienced with it, you can also use the trackpoint to whizz the mouse pointer across the screen. The 13.3-inch touch screen also serves as another input medium. Inputs can be made here with the finger or using the supplied ThinkPad Pen Pro.

Keyboard
Keyboard
Keyboard (illuminated)
Keyboard (illuminated)
Touchpad
Touchpad
Touchscreen
Touchscreen

Display - good but not perfect

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Hardly any visible clouding
Hardly any visible clouding

The Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga is equipped with a 13.3-inch IPS touch display. There are no alternative display options for this device. The built-in panel offers 1920x1080 pixels, which corresponds to a pixel density of 166 ppi. According to the data sheet, the screen should have a brightness of 300 nits. The manufacturer specifies 800:1 for the contrast. Both values were clearly exceeded in our measurements. At 336 cd/m², the luminosity is significantly better than stated, even though it only suffices for second place. The HP Envy x360 has an even brighter display. However, the tide turns when it comes to contrast and our test sample can top the comparison here with 1,889:1.

Light clouding is visible in dark scenes but is hardly noticeable in everyday life. There is no point deduction for the high PWM frequency, because this should not result in restrictions even for sensitive people.

333
cd/m²
350
cd/m²
351
cd/m²
334
cd/m²
340
cd/m²
348
cd/m²
324
cd/m²
316
cd/m²
332
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
N133HCE-EP2
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 351 cd/m² Average: 336.4 cd/m² Minimum: 4.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 338 cd/m²
Contrast: 1889:1 (Black: 0.18 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.3 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 0.7
ΔE Greyscale 1.9 | 0.64-98 Ø6
99.6% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 64.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.15
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
N133HCE-EP2, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
LEN4094, NV133FHM-N5A, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.3
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
InfoVision, M133NVF3 R2, IPS, 120 Hz, 1920x1080, 13.3
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
BOE NV140FHM-N4K, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
CMN N140HCE-ET2, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Response Times
-52%
-17%
-42%
-4%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40 (21.6, 18.4)
51.2 (26.8, 24.4)
-28%
35 (18, 17)
12%
44 (24, 20)
-10%
35.6 (19.2, 16.4)
11%
Response Time Black / White *
28 (15.6, 12.4)
36.8 (19.2, 17.6)
-31%
22 (12, 10)
21%
33 (19, 14)
-18%
36.8 (17.2, 9.6)
-31%
PWM Frequency
25000 (50)
1000 (99)
-96%
4065 (90)
-84%
192 (90)
-99%
27030 (67)
8%
Screen
-120%
-57%
-170%
-72%
Brightness middle
340
313
-8%
633
86%
248
-27%
329.9
-3%
Brightness
336
295
-12%
675
101%
238
-29%
315
-6%
Brightness Distribution
90
90
0%
75
-17%
74
-18%
90
0%
Black Level *
0.18
0.22
-22%
0.55
-206%
0.235
-31%
0.29
-61%
Contrast
1889
1423
-25%
1151
-39%
1055
-44%
1138
-40%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.3
6.2
-377%
3.12
-140%
5.43
-318%
3.68
-183%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
2.8
10.7
-282%
6.37
-128%
17.96
-541%
8.64
-209%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.7
2.5
-257%
1.83
-161%
5.7
-714%
1.03
-47%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.9
8
-321%
3.89
-105%
3.18
-67%
6.4
-237%
Gamma
2.15 102%
2.38 92%
2.39 92%
2.56 86%
2.17 101%
CCT
6735 97%
7100 92%
6476 100%
6642 98%
6195 105%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
64.1
59.1
-8%
59
-8%
37.3
-42%
63.6
-1%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.6
90.6
-9%
91
-9%
58.4
-41%
98.4
-1%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-86% / -105%
-37% / -48%
-106% / -143%
-38% / -57%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15.6 ms rise
↘ 12.4 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 60 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21.6 ms rise
↘ 18.4 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. » 45 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39 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 detected 25000 Hz ≤ 50 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 25000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 50 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 25000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17878 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga vs sRGB (99.6%)
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga vs sRGB (99.6%)
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga vs AdobeRGB (64.1%)
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga vs AdobeRGB (64.1%)

The very good contrast ratio ensures a rich display of colors and even dark areas are not covered by a strong gray veil. In addition, Lenovo seems to have delivered the display of the ThinkPad L13 Yoga pre-calibrated, because the Delta E 2000 values of the grayscale and colors are already very low and significantly better than those of the competition. After our calibration with the professional CalMAN software and the X-Rite-i1-Pro-2 spectrophotometer, the Delta-E-2000 values were even lower. The ThinkPad L13 Yoga also collects important rating points for the color-space coverage. At 99.6%, the sRGB color space is almost completely covered. With the extended AdobeRGB, coverage is still sufficient at 64.1%. The competition cannot keep up with these values. Thus, the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga is also well suited for photo-editing.

The reflective touch display of the ThinkPad L13 Yoga is a downer in the works when used outdoors. Despite the anti-reflective coating, it is difficult to see anything on the display in sunshine. Working in the shade is only possible with slight restrictions, as well. The display also has some weaknesses in the viewing-angle test, because all four corner images show slight color changes. With normal use there are no disadvantages.

CalMAN: grayscale
CalMAN: grayscale
CalMAN: color accuracy
CalMAN: color accuracy
CalMAN: saturation
CalMAN: saturation
CalMAN: grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: color accuracy (calibrated)
CalMAN: color accuracy (calibrated)
CalMAN: saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: saturation (calibrated)
Outdoor use (in sunshine)
Outdoor use (in sunshine)
Outdoor use (in the shade)
Outdoor use (in the shade)
Viewing-angle test
Viewing-angle test

Performance - fast enough for everyday life

The business convertible delivers a solid performance with the Intel Core i5-10210U, which is sufficient for everyday office work. The interaction of hardware and software works very well, as you can see from the DPC latencies.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
DPC latencies
DPC latencies
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
Intel Extreme Utility
Intel Extreme Utility
Intel Extreme Utility (benchmark)
Intel Extreme Utility (benchmark)
 
 
 
 

Processor

Intel Core i5-10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U

The built in Intel Core i5-10210U works with a TDP of 15 watts and offers four native computing cores. The SoC is allowed to temporarily use up to 51 watts under load. However, the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga did not get the full performance out of the SoC in the CPU tests. The Lenovo Yoga C740 is much faster with the same SoC.

Since the turbo utilization is not very high, the performance drop in the Cinebench R15 multi loop is accordingly relatively low. For further comparisons and benchmarks we refer to our CPU comparison table.

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Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800 Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø506 (500.98-533.71)
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel Core i5-8265U: Ø537 (459.65-563.59)
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U: Ø440 (425.31-674.59)
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø501 (494.9-546.17)
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø550 (517.87-676.69)
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Intel Core i5-10210U
169 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (154 - 174, n=25)
167 Points ∼99% +2%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
166 Points ∼98% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
164 Points ∼97%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
Intel Core i5-8265U
157 Points ∼93% -4%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
139 Points ∼82% -15%
Average of class Convertible
  (19 - 197, n=333)
110 Points ∼65% -33%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Intel Core i5-10210U
677 Points ∼100% +31%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
676 Points ∼100% +31%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
Intel Core i5-8265U
634 Points ∼94% +23%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (479 - 790, n=25)
623 Points ∼92% +21%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
546 Points ∼81% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
515 Points ∼76%
Average of class Convertible
  (33 - 938, n=342)
329 Points ∼49% -36%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
422 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Intel Core i5-10210U
421 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (351 - 428, n=20)
412 Points ∼98% -2%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
399 Points ∼95% -5%
Average of class Convertible
  (78 - 496, n=46)
358 Points ∼85% -15%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
343 Points ∼81% -19%
CPU (Multi Core)
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (1105 - 1820, n=20)
1319 Points ∼100% +10%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Intel Core i5-10210U
1292 Points ∼98% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
1204 Points ∼91%
Average of class Convertible
  (200 - 2530, n=46)
1179 Points ∼89% -2%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
1158 Points ∼88% -4%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
1110 Points ∼84% -8%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
1.9 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (1.71 - 1.91, n=4)
1.85 Points ∼97% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
Intel Core i5-8265U
1.8 Points ∼95% -5%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
1.23 Points ∼65% -35%
Average of class Convertible
  (0.24 - 2.13, n=224)
1.138 Points ∼60% -40%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (5.69 - 8.66, n=4)
7.34 Points ∼100% +29%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
Intel Core i5-8265U
5.74 Points ∼78% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
5.69 Points ∼78%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
5.02 Points ∼68% -12%
Average of class Convertible
  (0.45 - 9.37, n=233)
2.89 Points ∼39% -49%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Intel Core i5-10210U
243.59 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (225 - 247, n=12)
239 Points ∼98% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
235.94 Points ∼97%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
Intel Core i5-8265U
226.54 Points ∼93% -4%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
225.38 Points ∼93% -4%
Average of class Convertible
  (33.5 - 288, n=189)
175 Points ∼72% -26%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
34625 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Intel Core i5-10210U
34540 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (30096 - 43409, n=14)
34473 Points ∼100% 0%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
33932 Points ∼98% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
Intel Core i5-8265U
31901 Points ∼92% -8%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
27490 Points ∼79% -21%
Average of class Convertible
  (3067 - 45448, n=204)
22940 Points ∼66% -34%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Convertible
  (791 - 9177, n=225)
2310 ms * ∼100% -106%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
1299.2 ms * ∼56% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
Intel Core i5-8265U
1197.8 ms * ∼52% -7%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
1134 ms * ∼49% -1%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Intel Core i5-10210U
1132.4 ms * ∼49% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
1120.3 ms * ∼48%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (886 - 1267, n=17)
1051 ms * ∼45% +6%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Convertible
  (605 - 5811, n=37)
1505 Seconds * ∼100% -90%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
1017.7 Seconds * ∼68% -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
Intel Core i5-8265U
860.5 Seconds * ∼57% -9%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U
  (585 - 1004, n=14)
809 Seconds * ∼54% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel Core i5-10210U
792.5 Seconds * ∼53%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R20
Cinebench R20
Jetstream 1.1
Jetstream 1.1
Octane V2
Octane V2
Mozilla Kraken 1.1
Mozilla Kraken 1.1
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 32Bit
1.72 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 32Bit
5.25 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 32Bit
41.28 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.9 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
5.69 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
43.6 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
164 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
515 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
54.8 fps
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System performance

Fortunately, the SoC's less than perfect performance does not have a major impact on overall system performance. The Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga can secure a place in the front row here.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
3284 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
3242 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2487 - 4463, n=20)
3112 Points ∼95% -4%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
Vega 10, R7 3700U, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
3094 Points ∼94% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
2982 Points ∼91% -8%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
2692 Points ∼82% -17%
Average of class Convertible
  (605 - 4472, n=127)
2571 Points ∼78% -21%
Productivity
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
6972 Points ∼100%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
6762 Points ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6099 - 7317, n=20)
6717 Points ∼96% -4%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
6677 Points ∼96% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
6288 Points ∼90% -10%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
Vega 10, R7 3700U, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
5875 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Convertible
  (1121 - 7752, n=129)
5422 Points ∼78% -22%
Essentials
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
10000 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
9907 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (7172 - 10000, n=20)
8622 Points ∼86% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
8201 Points ∼82% -17%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
8131 Points ∼81% -18%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
Vega 10, R7 3700U, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
7472 Points ∼75% -25%
Average of class Convertible
  (2489 - 10546, n=129)
7208 Points ∼72% -27%
Score
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
4353 Points ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
4323 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3752 - 4353, n=20)
4040 Points ∼93% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
3840 Points ∼88% -12%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
3792 Points ∼87% -13%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
Vega 10, R7 3700U, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
3685 Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Convertible
  (872 - 4884, n=130)
3290 Points ∼76% -24%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
5098 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
5063 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (4286 - 5114, n=16)
4911 Points ∼96% -3%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
Vega 10, R7 3700U, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
4869 Points ∼96% -4%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
4867 Points ∼95% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
4843 Points ∼95% -4%
Average of class Convertible
  (1007 - 5366, n=252)
3814 Points ∼75% -25%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Apple SSD AP0256
3550 Points ∼70% -30%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
4284 Points ∼100%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
Vega 10, R7 3700U, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
3863 Points ∼90% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
3780 Points ∼88% -12%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
3695 Points ∼86% -14%
Average Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3182 - 4284, n=16)
3662 Points ∼85% -15%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
3392 Points ∼79% -21%
Average of class Convertible
  (741 - 4741, n=302)
2843 Points ∼66% -34%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Apple SSD AP0256
2550 Points ∼60% -40%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4284 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
5440 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5063 points
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Storage devices

512 GB NVMe SSD
512 GB NVMe SSD

The built-in storage device offers 512 GB of space and was able to convince in the test with very good values.

Unfortunately, the ThinkPad L13 Yoga can only be equipped with one mass storage device. For further comparisons and benchmarks we refer to our comparison table.

AS SSD
AS SSD
CDM 3
CDM 3
CDM 5
CDM 5
CDM 6
CDM 6
CDI
CDI
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
Average Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-15%
-50%
13%
-4%
-13%
Write 4K
172.3
126.3
-27%
88.26
-49%
162.7
-6%
125.6
-27%
144 (115 - 172, n=2)
-16%
Read 4K
44.37
41.58
-6%
34.84
-21%
190.5
329%
43.46
-2%
43.9 (43.3 - 44.4, n=2)
-1%
Write Seq
1492
1383
-7%
740.1
-50%
450.1
-70%
2011
35%
1253 (1014 - 1492, n=2)
-16%
Read Seq
1471
2012
37%
984.8
-33%
1624
10%
2046
39%
1476 (1471 - 1481, n=2)
0%
Write 4K Q32T1
483.1
543.2
12%
313.7
-35%
353.5
-27%
375.8
-22%
489 (483 - 495, n=2)
1%
Read 4K Q32T1
550.6
411
-25%
243.1
-56%
397.7
-28%
338.1
-39%
442 (333 - 551, n=2)
-20%
Write Seq Q32T1
2950.5
1712
-42%
845.7
-71%
936.9
-68%
2346
-20%
2302 (1654 - 2951, n=2)
-22%
Read Seq Q32T1
3289.4
3422.5
4%
1782.7
-46%
2145
-35%
3562
8%
2518 (1746 - 3289, n=2)
-23%
Write 4K Q8T8
1498.1
1031.4
-31%
305.7
-80%
1266 (1033 - 1498, n=2)
-15%
Read 4K Q8T8
1530.6
571.5
-63%
697.5
-54%
1211 (892 - 1531, n=2)
-21%
AS SSD
-26%
-54%
-60%
-36%
-14%
Copy Game MB/s
1021.53
636.57
-38%
392.87
-62%
421.24
-59%
1246.03
22%
975 (928 - 1022, n=2)
-5%
Copy Program MB/s
499.08
322.1
-35%
253.09
-49%
222.55
-55%
697.8
40%
459 (420 - 499, n=2)
-8%
Copy ISO MB/s
2028.38
1025.08
-49%
521.16
-74%
504.17
-75%
1636.09
-19%
1588 (1147 - 2028, n=2)
-22%
Score Total
4310
2889
-33%
1913
-56%
1567
-64%
2235
-48%
3865 (3420 - 4310, n=2)
-10%
Score Write
1674
1440
-14%
829
-50%
668
-60%
1135
-32%
1403 (1132 - 1674, n=2)
-16%
Score Read
1749
969
-45%
741
-58%
606
-65%
733
-58%
1639 (1528 - 1749, n=2)
-6%
Access Time Write *
0.029
0.028
3%
0.048
-66%
0.045
-55%
0.085
-193%
0.0325 (0.029 - 0.036, n=2)
-12%
Access Time Read *
0.041
0.041
-0%
0.049
-20%
0.097
-137%
0.05
-22%
0.052 (0.041 - 0.063, n=2)
-27%
4K-64 Write
1286.69
1193.44
-7%
700.37
-46%
515.82
-60%
882.96
-31%
1107 (926 - 1287, n=2)
-14%
4K-64 Read
1425.92
745.21
-48%
567.3
-60%
416.86
-71%
507.5
-64%
1385 (1344 - 1426, n=2)
-3%
4K Write
142.79
133.81
-6%
74.74
-48%
114.83
-20%
131.35
-8%
132 (120 - 143, n=2)
-8%
4K Read
51.51
51.82
1%
32.24
-37%
65.41
27%
53.08
3%
48.6 (45.7 - 51.5, n=2)
-6%
Seq Write
2441
1122.63
-54%
540.38
-78%
372.52
-85%
1210.65
-50%
1647 (852 - 2441, n=2)
-33%
Seq Read
2719
1724.1
-37%
1412.01
-48%
1240.77
-54%
1719.2
-37%
2051 (1383 - 2719, n=2)
-25%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-21% / -21%
-52% / -52%
-24% / -33%
-20% / -24%
-14% / -14%

* ... smaller is better

Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
Sequential Read: 1633 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1320 MB/s
512K Read: 876.9 MB/s
512K Write: 839.1 MB/s
4K Read: 40.22 MB/s
4K Write: 170.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 562.8 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 478.4 MB/s

Graphics card

The Intel UHD Graphics 620 is used as the graphics unit for the ThinkPad L13 Yoga. There are no alternative solutions for the new convertible. A look at the performance shows that our test model performs better here than the class average. However, our ThinkPad L13 Yoga is clearly beaten by the HP Envy x360 with an AMD APU. For further comparisons and benchmarks we refer to our GPU comparison table.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4056 Points ∼100% +119%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1859 Points ∼46% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1849 Points ∼46%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1744 Points ∼43% -6%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1235 - 2006, n=215)
1737 Points ∼43% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8265U
1721 Points ∼42% -7%
Average of class Convertible
  (173 - 17421, n=358)
1456 Points ∼36% -21%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Convertible
  (85 - 5126, n=56)
612 Points ∼100% +49%
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
578 Points ∼94% +40%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
412 Points ∼67%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
408 Points ∼67% -1%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (299 - 443, n=68)
376 Points ∼61% -9%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
360 Points ∼59% -13%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
1950 Points ∼100% +46%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1333 Points ∼68%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1257 Points ∼64% -6%
Average of class Convertible
  (132 - 13158, n=266)
1167 Points ∼60% -12%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1418, n=184)
1147 Points ∼59% -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8265U
1083 Points ∼56% -19%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1083 Points ∼56% -19%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
14056 Points ∼100% +37%
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
10274 Points ∼73%
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
10233 Points ∼73% 0%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6910 - 11436, n=196)
9198 Points ∼65% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8265U
8677 Points ∼62% -16%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
8453 Points ∼60% -18%
Average of class Convertible
  (1023 - 38419, n=313)
7335 Points ∼52% -29%
3DMark 11 Performance
2073 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
64237 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
8834 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1206 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
588 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
472 points
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low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 73 40 35 11 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 82 52.5 20.4 17.8 fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 22.8 14.6 7.48 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 23.6 14.8 13.5 fps

Emissions - Short charging times for the ThinkPad L13 Yoga

System noise

The ThinkPad L13 Yoga works very quietly and often the fan stops completely. Nevertheless, quiet electrical noises can be heard from the device.

Noise Level

Idle
29.3 / 29.3 / 29.3 dB(A)
Load
32.7 / 32.7 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 29.3 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203233.633.22526.327.931.83129.330.430.74028.330.630.35024.823.824.6632624.425.38023.823.323.810024.72423.11252423.222.21602422.923.720023.622.723.725023.922.923.531521.92121.94002220.821.750022.219.421.76302219.122.680021.818.821.6100022.318.522.912502317.822.9160021.816.621.9200020.916.120.7250021.515.720.9315020.215.720.6400019.415.619.1500016.815.516.7630016.215.616.180001615.615.81000015.915.515.81250015.715.315.71600015.615.115.5SPL32.729.332.7N1.81.21.7median 21.8median 17.8median 21.7Delta22.42.9hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800

Temperature

3DMark 11 after stress test
3DMark 11 after stress test

Conversely, the defensive fan control ensures high case temperatures under load. We measured 62.9 °C on the bottom. This is too much and working on your lap can be uncomfortable. The SoC even heats up to 98 °C during the stress test. Nevertheless, the Intel Core i5-10210U continues to work above the base clock of 1.6 GHz. The 3D performance is not noticeably affected by the continuous load.

Stress test: Prime95 solo
Stress test: Prime95 solo
Stress test: FurMark solo
Stress test: FurMark solo
Stress test: FurMark+Prime95
Stress test: FurMark+Prime95
Max. Load
 46.2 °C
115 F
49.3 °C
121 F
23.1 °C
74 F
 
 43.9 °C
111 F
45.7 °C
114 F
29.3 °C
85 F
 
 24.3 °C
76 F
23.9 °C
75 F
22.7 °C
73 F
 
Maximum: 49.3 °C = 121 F
Average: 34.3 °C = 94 F
37.8 °C
100 F
62.9 °C
145 F
51.8 °C
125 F
29.2 °C
85 F
52.5 °C
127 F
47.5 °C
118 F
23.6 °C
74 F
26.7 °C
80 F
27.9 °C
82 F
Maximum: 62.9 °C = 145 F
Average: 40 °C = 104 F
Power Supply (max.)  29.7 °C = 85 F | Room Temperature 20.5 °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 30.3 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 49.3 °C / 121 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 62.9 °C / 145 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.4 °C / 74 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 24.3 °C / 75.7 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.9 °C / 84 F (+4.6 °C / 8.3 F).
Heat map under load - top
Heat map under load - top
Heat map under load - bottom
Heat map under load - bottom

Speakers

The two speakers sit on the bottom and are sufficient for the reproduction of speech. For music or films, it is better to switch to alternatives. External headphones or speakers can be connected to the ThinkPad L13 Yoga using a 3.5 mm jack plug.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.632.52527.9293130.431.24030.629.15023.826.56324.424.78023.324.11002424.112523.226.816022.932.120022.739.725022.948.63152160.840020.864.150019.46163019.160.180018.862.6100018.567.4125017.867.2160016.668.6200016.165.9250015.764.2315015.763.7400015.659.5500015.555.6630015.645.1800015.646.41000015.543.11250015.341.21600015.141.8SPL29.375.8N1.233.2median 17.8median 59.5Delta2.411.128.530.42826.128.628.224.725.725.225.322.225.422.924.524.225.822.526.523.334.222.342.822.45021.154.920.856.920.456.92054.21956.318.360.917.762.517.160.116.856.416.459.316.267.115.870.715.667.215.664.115.56315.559.915.459.815.451.929.576.31.335median 17.7median 56.93.25.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
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Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (75.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.1% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | reduced highs - on average 8.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (27.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 78% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 18% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 81% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 14% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (76.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 17.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (9.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 50% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 43% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 45% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 46% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management

Power consumption

65 watts power supply
65 watts power supply
65 watts power supply
65 watts power supply

The Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga is slightly worse in terms of energy consumption than the competition. Our review sample can keep up well with 3.7 to 11.2 watts in idle, but the energy consumption rises to an average of up to 44.3 watts under load. At peak times, if the SoC can use the turbo, it can sometimes reach 65 watts. The included power supply can also provide just as much.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.46 / 0.95 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.7 / 6.2 / 11.2 Watt
Load midlight 44.3 / 65 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
i5-8265U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.3
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
R7 3700U, Vega 10, SK Hynix BC501 HFM512GDJTNG, IPS, 120 Hz, 1920x1080, 13.3
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H), IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
 
Average of class Convertible
 
Power Consumption
6%
25%
26%
19%
11%
11%
Idle Minimum *
3.7
4
-8%
3.2
14%
3.3
11%
3
19%
3.81 (1 - 12.4, n=225)
-3%
4.58 (1 - 23, n=408)
-24%
Idle Average *
6.2
7.1
-15%
2.8
55%
5.8
6%
3.9
37%
7.01 (2.8 - 15.7, n=227)
-13%
7.73 (1.3 - 32.3, n=408)
-25%
Idle Maximum *
11.2
10.7
4%
12.4
-11%
7.9
29%
7.3
35%
8.78 (3.8 - 16.6, n=225)
22%
9.25 (1.8 - 61, n=408)
17%
Load Average *
44.3
33.8
24%
24.2
45%
27
39%
42.5
4%
35.3 (8.1 - 51.6, n=225)
20%
27.3 (1.4 - 94, n=406)
38%
Load Maximum *
65
48.8
25%
50
23%
37
43%
65.5
-1%
47 (22 - 96.3, n=227)
28%
33.2 (6.8 - 118, n=407)
49%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

Cinebench R15 in battery mode
Cinebench R15 in battery mode

With the permanently installed 46 Wh battery, the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga can be powered for a good 7.5 hours during the WLAN test. The charging time is pleasantly short, because after only 45 minutes the battery is already at 80%.

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, 46 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga-20NT000XGE
i5-8265U, UHD Graphics 620, 45 Wh
HP Envy x360 13-ar0601ng
R7 3700U, Vega 10, 53 Wh
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, 41 Wh
Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, 51 Wh
Average of class Convertible
 
Battery Runtime
-4%
-8%
-5%
8%
6%
Reader / Idle
912
949
4%
632
-31%
856
-6%
1118
23%
793 (117 - 2223, n=305)
-13%
H.264
394
444
13%
392
-1%
525
33%
461 (206 - 1070, n=124)
17%
WiFi v1.3
459
431
-6%
437
-5%
377
-18%
551
20%
463 (153 - 1010, n=283)
1%
Load
123
89
-28%
130
6%
88
-28%
100
-19%
145 (49 - 677, n=304)
18%
Maximum battery life
Maximum battery life
Minimum battery life
Minimum battery life
WLAN battery life
WLAN battery life
WLAN battery life (max. brightness)
WLAN battery life (max. brightness)
H.264 battery life
H.264 battery life
Charging time
Charging time
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
15h 12min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge: 44.18362.449.0)
7h 39min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 max Brightness (Edge: 44.18362.449.0)
6h 26min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
6h 34min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 03min

Pros

+ slim and stable base
+ very fast SSD
+ system performance
+ pleasant backlit keyboard
+ very quiet under load
+ micro SD card reader
+ price-performance ratio
+ IR camera
+ webcam with ThinkShutter
+ 36 months' warranty
+ usable display with slight Delta-E-2000 deviations and good color-space coverage
+ ThinkPad Pen Pro

Cons

- very high case temperatures under load
- multi-core performance worse than its predecessor
- ClickPad somewhat inaccurate in the corners
- no RJ45 adapter included

Verdict - Good value for money

In review: Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga, test device provided by
In review: Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga, test device provided by

The Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga inherits the traits of the Lenovo ThinkPad L390. However, the new Comet Lake SoC was unable to achieve any noticeable increase in performance in the test. But the newer device had advantages in terms of battery life, even though the increase was only in the single-digit percentage range.

Basically, the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga is a very well-made business convertible with many features. An IR camera, fingerprint scanner or smart card reader are important options when it comes to a business device. The ThinkPad L13 Yoga brings all of this and combines it in a compact and stable housing. As is known, the L13 Yoga also offers a very successful keyboard. Nevertheless, the ThinkPad Pen Pro is part of the scope of delivery as an input medium and don't forget the long warranty period of 36 months.

The Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga offers good specifications at an acceptable price.

Despite the good measurements, the opinions about the display can be ambiguous, because the low PWM frequency could put some users off. If you don't have any problems with that, the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga offers users a modern convertible, which can also be used for photo-editing.

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Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R6S00800 - 03/19/2020 v7
Sebastian Bade

Chassis
82 / 98 → 83%
Keyboard
93%
Pointing Device
91%
Connectivity
66 / 75 → 88%
Weight
70 / 20-75 → 91%
Battery
73%
Display
89%
Games Performance
51 / 78 → 65%
Application Performance
86 / 85 → 100%
Temperature
87%
Noise
98%
Audio
57 / 91 → 62%
Camera
38 / 85 → 44%
Average
75%
88%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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Sebastian Bade, 2020-03-26 (Update: 2020-04- 7)
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