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Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G3, i7-1260P

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G3, i7-1260P
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G3, i7-1260P (ThinkPad X13 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1260P 12 x 1.5 - 4.7 GHz, Alder Lake-P
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR5-4800
Display
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Storage
512GB SSD
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.3, LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.1 x 305.8 x 217.6 ( = 0.71 x 12.04 x 8.57 in)
Battery
41 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: IR
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.25 kg ( = 44.09 oz / 2.76 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G3, i7-1260P

[REVIEW] Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 3 - Some flaws, but still good enough
Source: Laptop Media English
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/04/2023
[REVIEW] Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 3 - Some flaws, but still good enough
Source: Laptop Media English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2023
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 3 review – small laptops are getting seriously powerful
Source: Laptop Media English
As a conclusion from our test, we can say a couple of things. The ThinkPad X13 Gen 3 is a very likable little device. However, its cooling is not good enough to sustain high frequencies for more than 30 seconds. This makes the laptop really appropriate for day-to-day business tasks and one-by-one photo editing. This leads us to the second unfortunate aspect of it – memory. It is soldered to the motherboard, which prevents you from ever being able to upgrade it. On the bright side, you can choose between 8, 16, and 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM upon purchase. On the other hand, you may not even need vodka to stay warm. Its keyboard reaches up to 44°C when you work the hardware hard, so you can put your hands (or feet) on it. Privacy-wise, there are a couple of interesting features. You get an optional IR face recognition scanner and a fingerprint reader. Its battery life is not that good – 10 hours of Web browsing, or 7 hours and 30 minutes of video playback. It might not last you through an entire workday, especially if you put some strain on it. Last but not least, the port selection of this premium 13-incher is good. While it lacks an SD card reader, it features two Thunderbolt 4 connectors, a Smart card reader, and even two full-sized USBs. The target group for this device is not very wide. However, if you are willing to get a device of this size and quality, the ThinkPad X13 Gen 3 will not disappoint you. And if you want to get a more modern look – the Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 is still an option.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/14/2023
How to open Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 3 - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/14/2023

Foreign Reviews

85% Lenovo ThinkPad X13 3rd Gen
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/17/2023
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Lenovo Thinkpad X13 3rd Gen
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/17/2023
Rating: Total score: 85%

Comment

Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i7-1260P: An upper mid-range Alder Lake family CPU featuring 4 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. This 28 W SoC is designed for use in ultra-light (yet actively cooled) laptops. Core i7-1260P's performance cores are Hyper-Threading-enabled for a total of 16 threads. This 12th Gen CPU runs at 1.5 GHz to 4.7 GHz and supports "Essentials" tier vPro features. Last but not the least, Core i7-1260P has a built-in 96 EU Iris Xe GPU, not unlike certain 11th Gen Tiger Lake-UP3 processors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.30":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.

In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.

In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.


85%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2023-05- 2 (Update: 2023-05- 2)