Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D20029GE
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Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D20029GE
Source: Digital Trends
As much as Lenovo has tried, the brand “ThinkPad” probably doesn’t make you think of adventurous designs or innovation. Dependable? Sure. Legacy? Yes. But not design experimentation. The ThinkPad Z13 might not count as “experimental,” but it certainly feels like something new in the world of ThinkPads. The faux-leather material looks (and feels) unique, and it’s even a bit more affordable than the typical ThinkPad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: PC Mag
In the premium ultraportable space, the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 competes with the best of the best, and still manages to shine. The design is an impressive departure from the bland bare-metal laptop that's become so popular in recent years, and the AMD-powered system has performance that's just as impressive. It's a stark alternative to the Intel-based majority, and it stands up well enough to the impressive Apple M2 processor. At well under 3 pounds, with nearly 18 hours of battery life, the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 is every inch an ultraportable laptop, with great performance to go with it. Lenovo then wraps it all in black leather and bronze brushed aluminum, offering as much style as substance, without skimping on either. Is it as good as the five-star, all-business ThinkPad X1 Carbon? That's a tough call, and largely depends on whether you're looking for a tried-and-true business notebook or something fancier. The Z13 is certainly good enough to recommend as the most stylish ultraportable laptop right now, and an easy Editors' Choice pick.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/21/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: XDA Developers
To be fair, the Grey model does offer the more subtle design that a lot of business users need. The Vegan Leather Black one is sexy, and it’s really nice to see because business laptops are usually pretty bland. Of course, the biggest drawback is that performance takes a meaningful hit when it’s not connected to power, an issue we’ve seen with plenty of AMD Ryzen processors over the years. The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 was designed in collaboration with AMD, and packs a lot of modern features like a haptic touchpad, a brand-new design, an FHD webcam, and more.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2022
Overall, you get a very nice, compact, quiet, and moderately powered laptop that fits into a shoulder bag. It has a great screen, wonderful keyboard, and a great build. There are a few flaws and peccadilloes, but I don't consider anything to be a major deal breaker. The laptop starts at around $1,400 on Lenovo's website which means you can probably find it for less at a third-party retailer. The fingerprint reader gives me pause, just because this is the first laptop I've reviewed from Lenovo (and I've reviewed a lot of them) with this kind of fingerprint sensor. Other sensors in the past have given me no trouble — but considering this is the same kind of fingerprint sensor showcased on Lenovo's next upcoming foldable laptop, it seems this is the way forward for the company. I hope that the issue I had is worked out behind the scenes. Of course, if you're more of a facial recognition or PIN type of person, that won't bother you at all. Beyond that, there's really not a lot to dislike. Maybe you could ask for better airflow.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Mash IT
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/24/2022
Source: Matthew Moniz
Review of the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13. This laptop has one of the best touchpads I've ever used on a Windows Laptop. It comes with AMD's Ryzen 7 6850U Pro CPU and a gorgeous design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2022
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
AMD Radeon 680M: Integrated graphics card in the Ryzen 6000 mobile series APUs based on the RDNA2 architecture with 12 CUs (= 768 shaders) and a clock speed of up to 2.4 GHz.
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R7 PRO 6850U: Mobile Octa-Core APU using Zen 3+ cores clocked at 2.7 to 4.7 GHz and a RDNA2 graphics adapter with 12 CUs clocked at up to 2,200 MHz. The TDP is specified at 15 - 28 Watts. The Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U is the professional version of the consumer R7 6800U with additional management features and the Microsoft Pluton Security processor.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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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.
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