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Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800Processor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 PRO 4650U, AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 PRO 4750U, Intel Comet Lake i5-10210U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 6, AMD Vega 7, Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.30 inch
Weight: 1.287kg, 1.29kg
Price: 1000, 1300, 1350 euro
Average Score: 82.81% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 17 reviews)
: - %, performance: 72%, features: 72%, display: 85%
mobility: 78%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 94%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD, Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U

The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 is the latest to join the Lenovo ThinkPad family. As far as the design is concerned, there is nothing new with the X13. Instead of taking advantage of a first-gen laptop to modernize the signature ThinkPad design, Lenovo has taken the easy way out by reusing the ThinkPad X390 mould. Overall, the ThinkPad X13 looks almost identical to its spiritual predecessor, except that the lid is reinforced with carbon fibre, while the deck is made of magnesium alloy. It feels sturdy and has all of the traditional ThinkPad accoutrement, including a rubber pointing stick, discrete touchpad clickers with red accents, and an illuminated "i" on the ThinkPad lid branding. In addition, there is a fingerprint sensor, a 180-degree folding hinge, and a webcam cover, which makes for a rather practical design. The chunky bezels above and below the display produce a laptop with a larger footprint than its competitors and make the ThinkPad X13 appear rather outdated.

It is definitely worth noting that, no matter the materials Lenovo uses, if it is a ThinkPad, it has military-grade durability. As for this case, the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 has passed 12 MIL-STD-810G tests for various extreme conditions, including high altitudes, freezing temperatures and dust storms. Apart from that, the ThinkPad comes with a fingerprint sensor and an optional IR camera for secure and quick login using Windows Hello. In addition, the device has been equipped with a webcam cover (ThinkShutter), which has been a standard feature on business notebooks.

In terms of connectivity, the ThinkPad X13 has a USB-3.2 Type-A input and a Kensington lock slot on the right side. On the other side, there are two USB-C inputs, an Ethernet extension port, a second USB-3.2 Type-A connector, an HDMI port, and a headphone/mic jack. It should be noted that Thunderbolt 3 is an Intel technology which would not be featured on this AMD-powered laptop. As far as the display is concerned, the X13 comes with a good 13.3-inch 1080p display with an anti-reflective finish. This model also has a really great keyboard. Every key pouch was countered with a tactile bump. There is a touchpad located just beneath the keyboard for user convenience. While those with smaller hands can easily get away with the touchpad, those with large hands might encounter some difficulty in handling it. As for the performance, the X13 comes with a Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U paired with 8 GB of RAM. The ‘Pro’ simply means that the chip has been designed specifically for business laptops. As for the GPU, the ThinkPad X13 has been equipped with Radeon graphics. In terms of its battery life, this device has a runtime of 7 hours and 53 minutes, falling short of the 10-hour premium laptop battery-life average. Overall, this is a great device to be explored for small businesses, depending on their needs and preferences.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD, Ryzen 5 Pro 4650UNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD, Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U
Processor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 PRO 4650U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 6
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.29kg
Price: 1350 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 80.83% - good

Average of 6 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo ThinkPad X13 (AMD) review
Source: Tom's Guide English
I would have liked a laptop like the ThinkPad X13 to carry me through college and my first few years on the job force. It's rugged, packs extra keys in the keyboard, and has enough ports to have adapters coming in and out of it. I appreciate the flexibility of the touchscreen and multiple mouse offerings, even if the combination trackpad and TrackPoint took me a while to get used to. I also like that the X13 doesn't take up a ton of room; this is the kind of laptop to get if you want it docked in a tight space. And you will want it docked because although the 13.3-inch touchscreen is viable, you must have a monitor to make full use of the X13's capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 1 Review: All-Around Business Notebook
Source: Unbox English
While it is slightly more expensive than the equally good ThinkPad T14 Gen 1, our review of the ThinkPad X13 Gen 1 shows that it comes with practically a better set of internals across the board–from the display to the SSD used. The configuration may be dead similar to the one used on the ThinkPad T14 Gen 1, but it looks like Lenovo used a better set of components to the ThinkPad X13 Gen 1.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2021
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X13 (AMD) review
Source: Tom's Guide English
I would have liked a laptop like the ThinkPad X13 to carry me through college and my first few years on the job force. It's rugged, packs extra keys in the keyboard, and has enough ports to have adapters coming in and out of it. I appreciate the flexibility of the touchscreen and multiple mouse offerings, even if the combination trackpad and TrackPoint took me a while to get used to. I also like that the X13 doesn't take up a ton of room; this is the kind of laptop to get if you want it docked in a tight space. And you will want it docked because although the 13.3-inch touchscreen is viable, you must have a monitor to make full use of the X13's capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X13 (AMD) review
Source: Tom's Guide English
I would have liked a laptop like the ThinkPad X13 to carry me through college and my first few years on the job force. It's rugged, packs extra keys in the keyboard, and has enough ports to have adapters coming in and out of it. I appreciate the flexibility of the touchscreen and multiple mouse offerings, even if the combination trackpad and TrackPoint took me a while to get used to. I also like that the X13 doesn't take up a ton of room; this is the kind of laptop to get if you want it docked in a tight space. And you will want it docked because although the 13.3-inch touchscreen is viable, you must have a monitor to make full use of the X13's capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X13 (AMD)
Source: PC Mag English
You should shun its base models that lack full HD screen resolution, but Lenovo's Ryzen Pro-based ThinkPad X13 is an otherwise well-built, perky alternative to the company's ultra-deluxe X1 Carbon.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Lenovo ThinkPad X13 (AMD Ryzen) review: Fast performance on last year's design
Source: Neowin English
My biggest complaint about the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 1 is that the design feels a bit dated for a PC that I do consider premium, even if this configuration comes in at under a thousand dollars. I have no doubt that we'll see slimmer bezels on next year's model, which will be called Gen 2 under the new naming model, as Lenovo does tend to redesign all of these things at once. Honestly, the whole array of ThinkPads from this generation is mostly a spec bump, but that that's a bad thing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X13 (AMD) review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The ThinkPad X13 strips away all of the X1 Carbon's seductive qualities and leaves the practical bits. If the subpar battery life is a deal-breaker, we recommend splurging on the Asus ExpertBook B9450 or Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (8th Gen). Otherwise, the X13 is a great option for small businesses that need fast performance in a portable package without breaking the budget.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 with AMD Ryzen Review (Gen 1, 2020)
Source: Lon.TV English
Lenovo is releasing a bunch of nicely performing Ryzen based laptops this year. This one is a small form factor Thinkpad with a 13.3" display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/05/2020
ThinkPad X13 Gen 1 (AMD) Review: Ryzen to the rescue for business
Source: On MSFT English
If you’re considering the X13, you should pick it up now. If you’re looking for an AMD laptop for a business that can overpower an Intel one, then this is the one for you. The build and design might be the same, but the AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U inside the laptop makes a huge difference and come closer in performance to a Core i7 10th Gen Intel CPU. The integrated graphics, meanwhile, are great for light gaming, and in combination, make the X13 a great multitasking machine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Review: A Fantastic Ryzen-Powered Laptop
Source: Hot Hardware English
We really dig the Lenovo ThinkPad X13. Very often a notebook can do so much right, but there's a fatal flaw somewhere. Sometimes the cooling isn't up to snuff, or the design language is a little awkward. The ThinkPad X13 does away with all of that, and all we're really left with to complain about is a minor issue with ventilation placement while gaming. Snappy performance, aggressive pricing, excellent battery life, great portability, and solid expansions options add up to a laptop we could see using for years to come. Everyone who needs a great ultraportable should add the ThinkPad X13 to their short list. It is an excellent machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/26/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD unboxing and first impressions
Source: Neowin English
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 08/16/2020

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo ra mắt ThinkPad X13 giá 26 triệu
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high performance; compact size; light weight; high mobility.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/12/2020

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20T20033GE
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i5-10210U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.287kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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88% Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Laptop Review: small, light, and 4G compatible | Notebookcheck
The Lenovo ThinkPad X390 is followed by ... the ThinkPad X13. Lenovo has changed the name of its small office laptops using a new naming scheme, but the new laptop remains true to the strengths of its predecessors. We show what buyers of the 13-inch laptop can expect in our review.
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 review – premium materials but a very familiar execution
Source: Laptop Media English
So, what is wrong with this device? Well, frankly – anything. The execution is great, the materials of use are extremely premium and the performance is …there. Okay, there is still the issue with the soldered memory, which drives us crazy. This is a productivity machine. And it is not cheap. This means you have to deal with it for at least a couple of years. And to do so, it would be extremely helpful if you were able to upgrade it. Instead, Lenovo is providing you with a handful of options, which you can only choose when buying the device. Indeed, you can pick the 32GB option right off the bat and it will do you well for quite a while. Additionally, the 16GB variant is not a bad choice either. However, in our opinion, you should stay away from the 8GB unit – you know better than anyone that most productivity apps are feasting on your machine’s precious RAM.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/20/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 review – premium materials but a very familiar execution
Source: Laptop Media English
So, what is wrong with this device? Well, frankly – anything. The execution is great, the materials of use are extremely premium and the performance is …there. Okay, there is still the issue with the soldered memory, which drives us crazy. This is a productivity machine. And it is not cheap. This means you have to deal with it for at least a couple of years. And to do so, it would be extremely helpful if you were able to upgrade it. Instead, Lenovo is providing you with a handful of options, which you can only choose when buying the device. Indeed, you can pick the 32GB option right off the bat and it will do you well for quite a while. Additionally, the 16GB variant is not a bad choice either. However, in our opinion, you should stay away from the 8GB unit – you know better than anyone that most productivity apps are feasting on your machine’s precious RAM.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/20/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/19/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/19/2020

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X13-20UGS00800
Processor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 PRO 4750U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 7
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.287kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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89.5% Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 1 review: With AMD Renoir the fastest 13-inch ThinkPad laptop | Notebookcheck
As the newest small ThinkPad laptop, the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 1 is the continuation of the traditional ThinkPad X series. In 2020, the AMD version bears the same name as the Intel model - and it is much faster. Buyers still have to live without Thunderbolt, but the performance advantage is so big that we do not consider it a deal-breaker.

 

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Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


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

AMD Vega 6: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 6 CUs (= 384 shaders) and a clock of up to 1.500 MHz.

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

AMD Vega 7: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 7 CUs (= 448 shaders) and a clock of up to 1600 MHz.

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


AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU):

R5 PRO 4650U: Mobile Hexa-Core APU using six Zen 2 cores clocked at 2.1 to 4 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 6 CUs clocked at up to 1500 MHz. The PRO version of Renoir is offering additional security and management features.

R7 PRO 4750U: Mobile Octa-Core APU using Zen 2 cores clocked at 1.7 to 4 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 7 CUs clocked at up to 1600 MHz. The PRO version of Renoir is offering additional security and management features.

Intel Comet Lake:

i5-10210U: Comet Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced in 14nm++). The CPU cores can clock between 1.6 and 4.2 GHz (all 4 cores 3.9 GHz max.) with HyperThreading (8 threads). The integrated memory controller supports DDR4-2666 and using cTDP up/down the performance can be adjusted by the OEM (10 - 25 Watt possible, 15W default). Compared to the faster i5-10510U, the level 3 cache was reduced from 8 to 6 MB.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


1.287 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.29 kg:


82.81%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD, Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U
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Stefan Hinum, 2020-08-30 (Update: 2020-08-30)