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Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 launched with Intel Tiger Lake and AMD Ryzen 5000 options featuring 16:10 displays, Wi-Fi 6e, and optional 5G

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 gets upgraded to the latest from Intel and AMD. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 gets upgraded to the latest from Intel and AMD. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo has introduced an upgraded ThinkPad X13 Gen 2. This year, we get to see internal upgrades to both Intel Tiger Lake and AMD Ryzen 5000 platforms. The new ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 offers 16:10 display options, Wi-Fi 6e, optional 5G connectivity, and comes in Black and Storm Grey color choices along with Lenovo's suite of ThinkShield privacy features.

Lenovo has been offering the ThinkPad X13 in both Intel and AMD options. In our reviews of both the Intel and AMD models of the last gen ThinkPad X13, we observed that the AMD version offered excellent performance but at the cost of battery life. This year, Lenovo is refreshing the ThinkPad X13 with the latest from Intel and AMD.

The ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 can be configured with a range of Intel 11th gen Core vPro Tiger Lake and AMD Ryzen 5000 mobile processors. The ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 now comes with a 16:10 display, and Lenovo offers several 13.3-inch options in WUXGA and WQXGA resolutions.

The Intel variant is Evo-certified and comes with Wi-Fi 6e connectivity. Both Intel and AMD versions also offer optional 5G sub-6 GHz or 2x2 MIMO CAT 12 4G cellular support. Being an Evo-certified platform, the Intel version of the ThinkPad X13 also features 2x Thunderbolt 4 ports.

Lenovo is also introducing some changes on the security front. Previously, both the ThinkPad X13 variants had the fingerprint sensor beside the touchpad. That changes this year with Lenovo opting for a Match-on-Chip fingerprint reader that is integrated into the power button. Speaking of touchpads, the ThinkPad X13 Gen 2's touchpad is now 115 mm wide.

Buyers can also configure the ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 with Lenovo's ThinkShield security suite that includes a camera shutter, human presence detection, and an optional PrivacyGuard screen (with a 500-nit panel).

Lenovo will be offering the new ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 in both Black and Storm Grey options from May 2021. Pricing starts from US$1,299 for the Intel Tiger Lake variant and from US$1,139 for the AMD Ryzen 5000 version.

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 - Black. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 - Black. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 - Storm Grey. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 - Storm Grey. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 - Left. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 - Left. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 - Right. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 - Right. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 2. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 2. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 - Specifications - Intel. (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 - Specifications - Intel. (Source: Lenovo)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2021-02-23 (Update: 2021-02-23)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.