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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga L13: Great use of the AMD Ryzen 5 Pro

Fast and comfortable during our testing: Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga
Fast and comfortable during our testing: Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga
In this case, it remains true that AMD variants are typically cheaper. At the same time, our review reveals performance results that put the price premium for the Intel Tiger Lake processor into question. However, there are a few noticeable omissions from the business convertible.

For ThinkPad enthusiasts, the second-generation L13 Yoga is love at first sight. A black case with a robust lid, a keyboard with decent travel and a prominent red TrackPoint are the familiar hallmarks - and make for a comfortable user experience. The convertible is neither particularly slim nor elegant, but a full-on workhorse.

As such, the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga AMD Gen 2 21AES01A00 has a lot to offer, as our review has shown. The AMD Ryzen Pro 5650U is positioned far up in the benchmarks and leaves both 11th generation Core i5 and Core i7 processors behind. With 16 GB of RAM and the well performing SSD, there are no limitations otherwise, either.

As expected for a business class device, a docking station connector is also available. Furthermore, a fingerprint sensor and a webcam slider come standard. The smart card reader is just a dummy in this variant, however.

The best of both worlds

At the same time, a convertible has to work well in tablet mode, too. In this regard, the position for the ThinkPad Pen Pro near the front right corner is a plus. Similarly, the speakers sound significantly better when the display is folded back than in laptop mode. Only the display is somewhat average, although the touchscreen responds precisely to inputs.

The brightness and color space are nothing to write home about and there is room for improvement in terms of the graphics performance.

More strengths and weaknesses of the 2-in-1 notebook and other notable properties can be found in our in-depth review of the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga AMD Gen2.

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Mario Petzold, 2022-03-13 (Update: 2022-03-12)