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Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga in review: Extensively equipped business convertible

Refreshed Intel hardware. Like its predecessor, the ThinkPad X13 Yoga also has that familiar sober design. While the look remains the same, the interior is now equipped with the latest hardware from Intel. Our review shows what this hardware is capable of.
Mike Wobker, 👁 Andreas Osthoff (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE

Lenovo now introduces the ThinkPad X13 Yoga, the successor to the ThinkPad X390 Yoga. It comes on the market with updated hardware and has to be compared in our test with the competition using its Intel Core i7-10510U CPUUHD Graphics 620 GPU, 16 GB of RAM, and a 512 GB SSD. The competing devices are listed in the table below, and further devices from our database can be added under each section.

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE (ThinkPad X13 Yoga Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10510U 4 x 1.8 - 4.8 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
, dual-channel
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, capacitive, N133HCG-GR3, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, 512 GB 
, 437 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: combined 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC
Networking
Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP - I219-V gBE (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.95 x 310.4 x 219 ( = 0.63 x 12.22 x 8.62 in)
Battery
50 Wh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: Dolby Audio™ speaker system, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Lenovo ThinkPad Pen Pro, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.29 kg ( = 45.5 oz / 2.84 pounds), Power Supply: 364 g ( = 12.84 oz / 0.8 pounds)
Price
1,500 Euro
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 %
10/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620
1.3 kg15.95 mm13.3"1920x1080
87 %
06/2019
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
i7-8565U, UHD Graphics 620
1.3 kg15.95 mm13.3"1920x1080
88 %
09/2020
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.2 kg14.9 mm13.5"2256x1504
81 %
08/2020
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
R7 4700U, Vega 7
1.6 kg18.2 mm14"1920x1080
80 %
06/2020
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620
2.1 kg17.2 mm15.6"1920x1080

Case - Stable Windows convertible from Lenovo

Since the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 doesn't differ from its predecessor in terms of look and feel, we point you here to the review of the Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga for a detailed description of the case.

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE


Size comparison

359 mm / 14.1 inch 246 mm / 9.69 inch 17.2 mm / 0.677 inch 2.1 kg4.52 lbs324 mm / 12.8 inch 220 mm / 8.66 inch 18.2 mm / 0.717 inch 1.6 kg3.44 lbs310.4 mm / 12.2 inch 219 mm / 8.62 inch 15.95 mm / 0.628 inch 1.3 kg2.84 lbs310.4 mm / 12.2 inch 219 mm / 8.62 inch 15.95 mm / 0.628 inch 1.3 kg2.76 lbs300 mm / 11.8 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.2 kg2.61 lbs

Connectivity - ThinkPad X13 Yoga offers Thunderbolt 3

The connectivity is also identical to that of the ThinkPad X390 Yoga.

Left side: USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (simultaneous power supply), 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x Mini Ethernet, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, combined audio jack, smart card reader
Left side: USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (simultaneous power supply), 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x Mini Ethernet, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, combined audio jack, smart card reader
Right side: ThinkPad Pen, microSD card reader, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, HDMI, Kensington lock
Right side: ThinkPad Pen, microSD card reader, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, HDMI, Kensington lock

SD card reader

MicroSD cards can fit completely into the ThinkPad X13 Yoga's memory card reader; the latter achieves speeds of 82.3 MB/s for copying and 88.1 MB/s for reading data with our reference memory card, the Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II. This puts the X13 Yoga at the same level as its predecessor model.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
82.3 MB/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
81.4 MB/s ∼99% -1%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
78.5 MB/s ∼95% -5%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=324)
63.1 MB/s ∼77% -23%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
36.3 MB/s ∼44% -56%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
10 MB/s ∼12% -88%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
88.1 MB/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
84.6 MB/s ∼96% -4%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
83.7 MB/s ∼95% -5%
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=296)
78.6 MB/s ∼89% -11%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
37.2 MB/s ∼42% -58%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
31.8 MB/s ∼36% -64%

Communication

The ThinkPad X13 Yoga can connect wirelessly via NFC, Bluetooth 5.1, and Wi-Fi 6. With our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router, the Windows convertible reaches 896 Mb/s for receiving and 646 Mb/s for sending data. This results in a slight improvement over the X390 Yoga, but the X13's speeds are below average compared to other Wi-Fi 6 devices.

Lenovo also offers the ThinkPad X13 Yoga with an optional LTE module.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1354 (746min - 1510max) MBit/s ∼100% +51%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=107)
1220 MBit/s ∼90% +36%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
896 (466min - 945max) MBit/s ∼66%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
850 (729min - 1030max) MBit/s ∼63% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
644 MBit/s ∼48% -28%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
588 (456min - 634max) MBit/s ∼43% -34%
Average of class Office
  (5 - 1722, n=281)
571 MBit/s ∼42% -36%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1384 (1306min - 1419max) MBit/s ∼100% +114%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1133 (892min - 1299max) MBit/s ∼82% +75%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=107)
1084 MBit/s ∼78% +68%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
680 MBit/s ∼49% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
646 (313min - 659max) MBit/s ∼47%
Average of class Office
  (34 - 1775, n=280)
529 MBit/s ∼38% -18%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
430 (364min - 477max) MBit/s ∼31% -33%
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Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø880 (466-945)
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø850 (729-1030)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø588 (456-634)
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1353 (746-1510)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø636 (313-659)
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1384 (1306-1419)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø430 (364-477)
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1133 (892-1299)

Webcam

The ThinkPad X13 Yoga uses a low-resolution 0.9 MP webcam. Even in good lighting conditions, it delivers a somewhat blurred image and captures colors much paler than they should be.

Lenovo also offers the X13 Yoga with an optional infrared camera that is suitable for face recognition with Windows Hello.

ColorChecker
8.5 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
8 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
11 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE: 8.62 ∆E min: 2.54 - max: 15.49 ∆E

Security

Lenovo integrates many security features into the ThinkPad X13 Yoga. In this way, there's a fast fingerprint scanner located next to the touchpad, and the webcam can be secured with a mechanical shutter. A TPM 2.0 chip is included as well as a slot for a cable lock. Lenovo's Privacy Guard is also optionally available, which we took a closer look at with the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Accessories

The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga also comes with the ThinkPad Pen Pro, which can be stored in a slot in the front right corner of the laptop.

Maintenance

The bottom of the ThinkPad X13 Yoga can be opened after all visible screws have been removed. Inside, you can access the storage device and WWAN module. However, no other maintenance options are available.

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga - Maintenance options
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga - Maintenance options

Warranty

Lenovo grants buyers a 36-month warranty period. This can be extended to up to 5 years for an additional charge.

Input devices - Keyboard with pleasing backlighting

A detailed description of the input devices can be found in the review of the Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga. The X13 Yoga tested here is additionally equipped with a two-stage keyboard backlight that doesn't dazzle and illuminates all keys very evenly.

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga - Input devices
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga - Input devices
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga - Keyboard backlighting
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga - Keyboard backlighting

Display - Bright Full HD touchscreen

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding

The ThinkPad X13 Yoga's screen consists of a 13.3-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The maximum brightness with the display installed here is 400 cd/m², which is significantly higher than that of the ThinkPad X390 Yoga we reviewed. In our test field, only the Acer Spin 5 surpasses this value. Moreover, Lenovo has forgone the use of PWM.

In addition to the display variant present here, Lenovo also offers a Full HD IPS panel with 300 cd/m² of brightness. There's also a Full HD IPS panel with Privacy Guard and 500 cd/m² as well as a 4K UHD OLED panel with Dolby Vision and 400 cd/m².

380
cd/m²
378
cd/m²
373
cd/m²
399
cd/m²
401
cd/m²
387
cd/m²
382
cd/m²
377
cd/m²
366
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
N133HCG-GR3
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 401 cd/m² Average: 382.6 cd/m² Minimum: 6.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 401 cd/m²
Contrast: 2506:1 (Black: 0.16 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.6 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 0.9
ΔE Greyscale 3.3 | 0.64-98 Ø6
98.1% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 62.7% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.01
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
N133HCG-GR3, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
LP133WF7-SPA1, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.3
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
BOE08BC, IPS, 2256x1504, 13.5
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
BOE NV140FHM-N49, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
AU Optronics B156HW02, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
-8%
6%
13%
23%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
56 (26.8, 29.2)
59.2 (30, 29.2)
-6%
49 (22, 27)
12%
36.4 (18.8, 17.6)
35%
39.6 (19.6, 20)
29%
Response Time Black / White *
28 (11.2, 16.8)
30.8 (16.8, 14)
-10%
28 (16, 12)
-0%
30.4 (18.8, 11.6)
-9%
23.6 (12, 11.6)
16%
PWM Frequency
208 (90)
Screen
-45%
5%
-109%
-100%
Brightness middle
401
319
-20%
454
13%
272.5
-32%
261.2
-35%
Brightness
383
306
-20%
426
11%
260
-32%
248
-35%
Brightness Distribution
91
90
-1%
91
0%
88
-3%
92
1%
Black Level *
0.16
0.15
6%
0.33
-106%
0.42
-163%
0.38
-138%
Contrast
2506
2127
-15%
1376
-45%
649
-74%
687
-73%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.6
6.1
-135%
1.27
51%
4.65
-79%
5.4
-108%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.2
9.7
-131%
2.42
42%
17.78
-323%
16.31
-288%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.9
1
-11%
0.78
13%
4.34
-382%
3.81
-323%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.3
8.6
-161%
1.07
68%
4.4
-33%
4.1
-24%
Gamma
2.01 109%
2.62 84%
2.39 92%
2.2 100%
2.53 87%
CCT
6076 107%
6613 98%
6530 100%
6984 93%
6611 98%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
62.7
61.9
-1%
65
4%
38.4
-39%
37.4
-40%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
98.1
96.8
-1%
100
2%
59.8
-39%
58.7
-40%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-27% / -39%
6% / 5%
-48% / -90%
-39% / -81%

* ... smaller is better

Color-space coverage (sRGB) - 98.1%
Color-space coverage (sRGB) - 98.1%
Color-space coverage (AdobeRGB) - 62.7%
Color-space coverage (AdobeRGB) - 62.7%

The panel used here offers a very good contrast ratio of 2,506:1 and an equally good black level of 0.16 cd/m². The color-space coverage is also very good at 98.1% (sRGB) and 67.2% (AdobeRGB).

Out of the box, the CalMAN analysis shows a rather small Delta E 2000 deviation for the display. However, this can be further improved by calibration. The corresponding ICC file can be downloaded in the window located at the top, to the right of the display's brightness distribution graph.

CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color accuracy (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color accuracy (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)

Due to the glossy screen surface, reflections occur when using the device outdoors even in places in the shade; this obstructs the view of the image content.

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga in outdoor use
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga in outdoor use
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga in outdoor use
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga in outdoor use

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↗ 11.2 ms rise
↘ 16.8 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 (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
56 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 26.8 ms rise
↘ 29.2 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. » 91 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.7 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 not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17495 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Even from very steep viewing angles, the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga's IPS panel displays image content without it becoming distorted or showing the wrong colors.

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga - Viewing-angle stability
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga - Viewing-angle stability

Performance - Comet Lake adds no value

Lenovo is targeting business users with the ThinkPad X13 Yoga and offers the Windows convertible with the corresponding hardware. In addition to the configuration present here, the X13 Yoga is also available with the Intel Core i5-10210U and different memory configurations. In comparison to the ThinkPad X390 Yoga, the fundamental difference is the generation of the installed Intel CPUs.

 
 

Processor

The Intel Core i7-10510U installed here is a quad-core processor with clock rates between 1.8 and 4.8 GHz. How long high clock speeds can be maintained depends largely on the cooling system. In the ThinkPad X13 Yoga, the CPU can maintain its performance evenly over a longer period of time, but the level reached is clearly below the Core i7-10510U's capabilities.

The ThinkPad X13 Yoga also scores below average in the individual CPU performance tests. The values achieved are also not sufficient to reach the performance of the Intel Core i7-8565U in the ThinkPad X390 Yoga.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø528 (524.76-529.32)
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00 Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø517 (498.14-623.19)
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Core i7-1065G7: Ø522 (466.8-660.43)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U: Ø996 (803.97-1049.04)
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø623 (615.53-651.72)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core) - CPU (Single Core)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
461 Points ∼100% +11%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
450 Points ∼98% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (362 - 497, n=30)
433 Points ∼94% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
Intel Core i7-8565U
431 Points ∼93% +4%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
416 Points ∼90% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
415 Points ∼90%
Average of class Office
  (79 - 497, n=87)
387 Points ∼84% -7%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core) - CPU (Multi Core)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
2829 Points ∼100% +128%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1568 Points ∼55% +27%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
1494 Points ∼53% +21%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (1015 - 1897, n=31)
1405 Points ∼50% +13%
Average of class Office
  (143 - 3050, n=88)
1341 Points ∼47% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
Intel Core i7-8565U
1301 Points ∼46% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
1239 Points ∼44%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit - CPU Single 64Bit
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
182 Points ∼100% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
Intel Core i7-8565U
179 Points ∼98% +5%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
178.12 Points ∼98% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (113 - 202, n=35)
178 Points ∼98% +4%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
171 Points ∼94% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
171 Points ∼94%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 202, n=599)
117 Points ∼64% -32%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit - CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1049 (803.97min - 1049.04max) Points ∼100% +98%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (482 - 856, n=38)
671 Points ∼64% +27%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
662 (649.58min - 662max) Points ∼63% +25%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
652 (615.53min - 651.72max) Points ∼62% +23%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
Intel Core i7-8565U
623 (498.14min - 623.19max) Points ∼59% +18%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
529 (524.76min - 529.32max) Points ∼50%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1346, n=607)
375 Points ∼36% -29%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Office
  (367 - 9415, n=82)
1072 Seconds * ∼100% -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
Intel Core i7-8565U
857 Seconds * ∼80% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
838 Seconds * ∼78%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (671 - 1051, n=24)
815 Seconds * ∼76% +3%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
728 Seconds * ∼68% +13%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
721.7 Seconds * ∼67% +14%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
447 Seconds * ∼42% +47%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
Intel Core i7-8565U
4765 MIPS ∼100% +5%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
4618 MIPS ∼97% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3747 - 4981, n=24)
4559 MIPS ∼96% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
4542 MIPS ∼95%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4422 MIPS ∼93% -3%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4415 MIPS ∼93% -3%
Average of class Office
  (1286 - 5923, n=82)
4039 MIPS ∼85% -11%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 - 7z b 4
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
31114 MIPS ∼100% +91%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
18831 MIPS ∼61% +15%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
18462 MIPS ∼59% +13%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (12196 - 21298, n=24)
17602 MIPS ∼57% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
Intel Core i7-8565U
17245 MIPS ∼55% +6%
Average of class Office
  (2794 - 39649, n=82)
16848 MIPS ∼54% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
16330 MIPS ∼52%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1274 Points ∼100% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
1209 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (977 - 1287, n=24)
1198 Points ∼94% -1%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1157 Points ∼91% -4%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
1097 Points ∼86% -9%
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1327, n=49)
1075 Points ∼84% -11%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
5443 Points ∼100% +50%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
3979 Points ∼73% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
3637 Points ∼67%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (2474 - 4467, n=24)
3611 Points ∼66% -1%
Average of class Office
  (873 - 6444, n=49)
3459 Points ∼64% -5%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
3411 Points ∼63% -6%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset - 4k Preset
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8.81 fps ∼100% +102%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
4.99 fps ∼57% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3.41 - 5.5, n=24)
4.52 fps ∼51% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
4.37 fps ∼50%
Average of class Office
  (0.4 - 9.55, n=80)
4.3 fps ∼49% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
Intel Core i7-8565U
4.2 fps ∼48% -4%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Office
  (51 - 244, n=43)
68.4 s ∼100% +24%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
60 s ∼88% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (50.7 - 77.8, n=20)
59.6 s ∼87% +8%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
57 s ∼83% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
55 s ∼80%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7
54.57 s ∼80% -1%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean - Overall mean
Average of class Office
  (0.613 - 3.11, n=47)
0.791 sec * ∼100% -16%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.706 sec * ∼89% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (0.638 - 0.81, n=21)
0.684 sec * ∼86% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.679 sec * ∼86%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
0.611 sec * ∼77% +10%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
529 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
53.2 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
171 Points
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System performance

Compared to the X390 Yoga predecessor model, the ThinkPad X13 Yoga achieves a slightly better overall result in the PCMark 10 system performance test. Especially the "Essential" score stands out, with which the Windows convertible can take first place in our test field. In daily use, the X13 Yoga ran smoothly at all times and showed no micro stuttering or anything similar.

The results achieved by other convertibles in our tests can be found in our CPU Benchmarks article.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
5161 Points ∼100% +65%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
3667 Points ∼71% +17%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
3243 Points ∼63% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2465 - 4741, n=16)
3239 Points ∼63% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3122 Points ∼60%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
3005 Points ∼58% -4%
Average of class Office
  (320 - 5547, n=212)
2833 Points ∼55% -9%
Productivity
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
7945 Points ∼100% +15%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6554 - 8036, n=16)
7243 Points ∼91% +5%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
7196 Points ∼91% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
7066 Points ∼89% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6907 Points ∼87%
Average of class Office
  (1266 - 8567, n=212)
5773 Points ∼73% -16%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
5763 Points ∼73% -17%
Essentials
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9846 Points ∼100%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
9613 Points ∼98% -2%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
9385 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (8020 - 10546, n=16)
9266 Points ∼94% -6%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
9233 Points ∼94% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
9029 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Office
  (2683 - 9846, n=212)
7352 Points ∼75% -25%
Score
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
5214 Points ∼100% +22%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
4356 Points ∼84% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3783 - 4688, n=16)
4299 Points ∼82% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4276 Points ∼82%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
4158 Points ∼80% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8565U, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
4134 Points ∼79% -3%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 5409, n=213)
3479 Points ∼67% -19%
PCMark 10 Score
4276 points
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DPC latencies

The ThinkPad X13 Yoga showed comparatively low interruption times in our test and should, therefore, be suitable for real-time applications.

LatencyMon - Main
LatencyMon - Main
LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
4777.6 μs * ∼100% -410%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
936.8 μs * ∼20%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
676.4 μs * ∼14% +28%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
588.6 μs * ∼12% +37%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

Lenovo built a 512 GB SSD from Samsung into our test model of the ThinkPad X13 Yoga. It achieves good values in the storage benchmarks, but it's not as fast as the average of other laptops with this storage drive that we've tested.

Our HDD/SSD Benchmarks article shows the performance achieved by other SSDs in our tests.

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
Average Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
21%
19%
-4%
5%
44%
Write 4K
134.5
144.1
7%
168.39
25%
121.2
-10%
125.6
-7%
144 (95.7 - 185, n=18)
7%
Read 4K
61.19
63.53
4%
55
-10%
49.91
-18%
145.8
138%
50.1 (37.5 - 65.2, n=18)
-18%
Write Seq
930.5
1496
61%
1090
17%
509
-45%
2010 (931 - 2896, n=18)
116%
Read Seq
2534
2677
6%
1533
-40%
1536
-39%
1975 (1136 - 2754, n=18)
-22%
Write 4K Q32T1
375.9
357.4
-5%
476.09
27%
393.3
5%
362.4
-4%
449 (326 - 556, n=18)
19%
Read 4K Q32T1
343.7
482.3
40%
505.84
47%
406
18%
307.3
-11%
492 (332 - 585, n=18)
43%
Write Seq Q32T1
933.6
1558
67%
1491.5
60%
1225
31%
1320
41%
2855 (934 - 2994, n=18)
206%
Read Seq Q32T1
3548
3021
-15%
2356.6
-34%
2277
-36%
2489
-30%
3495 (3269 - 3568, n=18)
-1%
Write 4K Q8T8
989.3
930.25
1444
Read 4K Q8T8
883.2
963.21
1052
AS SSD
-2%
-17%
-47%
-78%
5%
Score Total
3373
2712
-20%
2700
-20%
2474
-27%
1565
-54%
4338 (2927 - 5133, n=18)
29%
Score Write
1598
920
-42%
1016
-36%
947
-41%
725
-55%
2062 (1598 - 2367, n=18)
29%
Score Read
1210
1213
0%
1126
-7%
1022
-16%
556
-54%
1503 (843 - 1864, n=18)
24%
Access Time Write *
0.027
0.021
22%
0.028
-4%
0.084
-211%
0.138
-411%
0.0549 (0.024 - 0.112, n=18)
-103%
Access Time Read *
0.049
0.035
29%
0.069
-41%
0.081
-65%
0.07
-43%
0.0537 (0.035 - 0.076, n=18)
-10%
4K-64 Write
1311.42
593.8
-55%
729.12
-44%
734.26
-44%
572.74
-56%
1724 (1311 - 2007, n=18)
31%
4K-64 Read
869.96
872.71
0%
869.14
0%
834.67
-4%
389.7
-55%
1226 (585 - 1601, n=18)
41%
4K Write
138.06
175.23
27%
140.72
2%
134.63
-2%
119.02
-14%
127 (96.5 - 158, n=18)
-8%
4K Read
56.07
66.33
18%
49.82
-11%
48.08
-14%
72.82
30%
53.3 (47.6 - 60.3, n=18)
-5%
Seq Write
1482.6
1510.68
2%
1462
-1%
782.95
-47%
331.47
-78%
2120 (1374 - 2724, n=18)
43%
Seq Read
2844.07
2742.43
-4%
2071
-27%
1396.78
-51%
931.1
-67%
2240 (1658 - 2844, n=18)
-21%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
10% / 7%
1% / -4%
-26% / -29%
-37% / -43%
25% / 21%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3548 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 933.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 343.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 375.9 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2534 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 930.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 61.19 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 134.5 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card

The Intel UHD Graphics 620 integrated graphics unit is responsible for displaying image content. It's only suitable for applications with low graphics performance requirements, but it benefits from the RAM's dual-channel configuration used here.

The results of the 3DMark benchmarks are all in the midfield of our chosen comparison devices and are comparable to those of the ThinkPad X390 Yoga. How other graphics cards performed in comparison can be found in our GPU Benchmarks article.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4927 Points ∼100% +171%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
4560 Points ∼93% +151%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
1879 Points ∼38% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
1820 Points ∼37%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
1806 Points ∼37% -1%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1235 - 2006, n=226)
1743 Points ∼35% -4%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 5422, n=719)
1426 Points ∼29% -22%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
903 Points ∼100% +130%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
791 Points ∼88% +101%
Average of class Office
  (76 - 1164, n=97)
519 Points ∼57% +32%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
393 Points ∼44%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
390 Points ∼43% -1%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (299 - 443, n=75)
378 Points ∼42% -4%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
3036 Points ∼100% +150%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
2504 Points ∼82% +106%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
1278 Points ∼42% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
1216 Points ∼40%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
1164 Points ∼38% -4%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1418, n=195)
1152 Points ∼38% -5%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=534)
1093 Points ∼36% -10%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
21630 Points ∼100% +116%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
15287 Points ∼71% +52%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
10322 Points ∼48% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
10028 Points ∼46%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6910 - 11436, n=207)
9227 Points ∼43% -8%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
9036 Points ∼42% -10%
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 27117, n=576)
7511 Points ∼35% -25%
3DMark 11 Performance
2046 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
8824 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1118 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
451 points
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Gaming performance

The Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphics unit installed here is only suitable for old games or titles with a low demand on graphics performance. In our test, only the already five-year old Dota 2 Reborn could be ran smoothly at reduced graphics settings. No playable frame rates were possible with modern titles.

The gaming performance that can be expected in different titles can be found in our GPU Games article.

X-Plane 11.11
1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
28.6 fps ∼100% +129%
Average of class Office
  (4.7 - 41.6, n=75)
16.3 fps ∼57% +30%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
15.8 fps ∼55% +26%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
13.6 fps ∼48% +9%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (8.33 - 19.1, n=66)
12.6 fps ∼44% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
12.5 fps ∼44%
1920x1080 med (fps_test=2)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
32.5 fps ∼100% +173%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
17.4 fps ∼54% +46%
Average of class Office
  (5.3 - 47.3, n=81)
17.2 fps ∼53% +45%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
15.2 fps ∼47% +28%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (7.45 - 22.7, n=69)
13.8 fps ∼42% +16%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
11.9 fps ∼37%
1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
40.6 fps ∼100% +159%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
26.8 fps ∼66% +71%
Average of class Office
  (7.1 - 55.3, n=84)
23.5 fps ∼58% +50%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
22.6 fps ∼56% +44%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (8.45 - 31.1, n=70)
19 fps ∼47% +21%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
15.7 fps ∼39%
Dota 2 Reborn
1366x768 med (1/3)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
70.3 (61.6min) fps ∼100% +57%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
59.9 (44.4min) fps ∼85% +34%
Average of class Office
  (9.7 - 107, n=101)
49.1 fps ∼70% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
47.9 (41.1min) fps ∼68% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
44.7 (39.7min) fps ∼64%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (30.6 - 57.1, n=76)
44.3 fps ∼63% -1%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
41.8 (36.9min) fps ∼59% -6%
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
93.9 (78.1min) fps ∼100% +22%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
93.9 (83.7min) fps ∼100% +22%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
76.7 (68.3min) fps ∼82%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (45.1 - 90, n=76)
72.2 fps ∼77% -6%
Average of class Office
  (21.3 - 131, n=101)
72 fps ∼77% -6%
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
71.9 (62.9min) fps ∼77% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
70 (60.6min) fps ∼75% -9%
Far Cry 5 - 1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
30 fps ∼100% +150%
Average of class Office
  (4 - 48, n=27)
22.8 fps ∼76% +90%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (11 - 16, n=9)
13.7 fps ∼46% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
12 fps ∼40%
low med. high ultra
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 76.7 44.7 21.4 19 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 15.7 11.9 12.5 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 12 fps

Emissions - Noticeable coil whine

Noise emissions

The fans of the X13 Yoga are rarely heard in daily use. When they start, a very quiet and even noise can be heard. While the fan noise isn't bothersome in everyday use, a slight coil whine is noticeable. This happens mostly when accessing the storage drive.

Noise Level

Idle
29.3 / 29.3 / 31.4 dB(A)
Load
33 / 34.9 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM-1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 29.3 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.133.832.830.933.32526.62726.526.727.73129.830.528.326.331.24028.129.226.226.728502830.527.727.825.26326.728.623.824.124.48023.924.823.523.72410023.624.425.523.423.112522.522.222.422.722.416023.922.824.223.324.120024.323.223.721.92225024.623.622.922.322.431523.922.32221.221.140023.622.821.420.520.550024.922.721.619.619.763024.122.820.91919.180022.52119.718.418.3100022.421.219.51818125024.622.720.717.517.3160023.821.719.716.717200024.522.219.916.716.6250025.122.320.11616.2315023.521.719.615.916.1400021.21917.515.815.8500020.418.416.915.615.8630017.816.616.315.815.9800016.215.815.715.615.91000015.815.615.715.615.71250015.515.515.515.415.51600015.315.415.315.215.3SPL34.93331.429.329.3N2.11.81.51.21.3median 23.6median 22.2median 19.9median 17.5median 17.3Delta2.11.82.42.42.2hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

Our measurements show that the ThinkPad X13 Yoga reaches surface temperatures of up to 65 °C (~149 °F). The warmest point is located at the center of the bottom's rear section and becomes hidden when you fold the laptop into tablet mode. However, if the convertible is placed on the lap like a laptop, the high temperatures could be bothersome.

During our stress test, the temperatures inside the ThinkPad X13 Yoga increased up to 98 °C (~208 °F). For a short time, the clock rates dropped well below the base clock speed of 1.8 GHz and could only be maintained at an average of 1.6 GHz until the end of the test. Nevertheless, users don't have to expect limitations in everyday use due to excessively high temperatures.

Max. Load
 42.7 °C
109 F
43.8 °C
111 F
43.2 °C
110 F
 
 41.5 °C
107 F
42.8 °C
109 F
33.7 °C
93 F
 
 23.7 °C
75 F
22.9 °C
73 F
23.6 °C
74 F
 
Maximum: 43.8 °C = 111 F
Average: 35.3 °C = 96 F
46.8 °C
116 F
65 °C
149 F
55.4 °C
132 F
36 °C
97 F
53.3 °C
128 F
51.3 °C
124 F
23.3 °C
74 F
24.8 °C
77 F
25 °C
77 F
Maximum: 65 °C = 149 F
Average: 42.3 °C = 108 F
Power Supply (max.)  31.3 °C = 88 F | Room Temperature 20.3 °C = 69 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 35.3 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 43.8 °C / 111 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 65 °C / 149 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.3 °C / 81 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 25.6 °C / 78.1 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28 °C / 82.4 F (+2.4 °C / 4.3 F).
Heatmap - Top (load)
Heatmap - Top (load)
Heatmap - Bottom (load)
Heatmap - Bottom (load)

Speakers

The speakers in the ThinkPad X13 Yoga offer medium volume and a sound spectrum with pronounced mids. This makes them suitable for audio playback in quiet environments.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.532.32528.628.63126.830.34026.928.65027.429.76324.331.28023.527.210024.727.712522.6251602334.620022.544.825022.353.931521.158.44002062.950019.864.163019.264.480018.267.8100017.568.6125017.467.2160017.267.5200016.566.7250016.465.2315016.261.540001660.6500015.954630015.850.1800015.850.21000015.6451250015.341.51600015.235.6SPL29.376.4N1.235.4median 17.4median 58.4Delta2.110.430.931.326.329.728.333.227.129.329.225.222.228.421.92624.927.420.82921.535.82242.721.345.920.749.220.654.120.353.618.953.518.960.217.966.517.86916.865.916.16016.155.215.855.615.558.515.554.315.457.715.46115.352.115.150.51550.229.274.11.230.1median 17.8median 54.12.65.5hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GELenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (76.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 17.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.8% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (3.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | reduced highs - on average 6.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (26.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 84% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 12% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
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 X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (74.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 15.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (10.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.8% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (11% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 53% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 40% worse
» The best had a delta of 10%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 49% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 42% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy management - X13 Yoga comes with fast-charging feature

Energy consumption

The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga is slightly more energy-efficient than its predecessor, the X390 Yoga. This applies especially to the average measurements, since the maximum power consumption is almost at the same level. Compared to the competition we chose, the X13 Yoga can place itself in the midfield.

The included power adapter offers an output of 65 watts and has, therefore, sufficient capacity to guarantee a reliable power supply.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.44 / 0.87 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.4 / 4.98 / 8.1 Watt
Load midlight 37.2 / 63.3 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0004GE
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.3
Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga-20NQS05R00
i7-8565U, UHD Graphics 620, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.3
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB, IPS, 2256x1504, 13.5
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
R7 4700U, Vega 7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
HP Envy x360 15-dr1679cl
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H), IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
 
Average of class Office
 
Power Consumption
-12%
12%
1%
-15%
-6%
-56%
Idle Minimum *
3.4
3.46
-2%
2.8
18%
4
-18%
4.3
-26%
3.8 (1 - 12.4, n=239)
-12%
7.34 (1.3 - 32, n=1032)
-116%
Idle Average *
4.98
5.88
-18%
5.4
-8%
6.4
-29%
7.2
-45%
6.94 (2.8 - 15.7, n=241)
-39%
11.1 (3.7 - 42, n=1032)
-123%
Idle Maximum *
8.1
9.12
-13%
7.6
6%
7
14%
7.5
7%
8.7 (3.8 - 16.6, n=239)
-7%
13.5 (4.8 - 67, n=1032)
-67%
Load Average *
37.2
45.6
-23%
36.6
2%
34.6
7%
40.4
-9%
35.2 (8.1 - 51.6, n=239)
5%
37.2 (7.43 - 99.3, n=1017)
-0%
Load Maximum *
63.3
65.9
-4%
37
42%
45.1
29%
65.7
-4%
47.2 (22 - 96.3, n=241)
25%
46.3 (12.2 - 129, n=1019)
27%
Witcher 3 ultra *
35

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

In our practical WLAN test, the X13 Yoga reaches a runtime of 8:11 hours. As a result, it reaches the average value of other convertibles tested by us, but it can't assert itself over our test field.

The X13 Yoga can also use the fast-charging function via the included 65-watt power adapter, which fully recharges the device after about 1.5 hours.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3