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Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D20029GE

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Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D20029GE
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D20029GE (ThinkPad Z13 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U 8 x 2.7 - 4.7 GHz, Rembrandt-U PRO (Zen 3+)
Graphics adapter
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR5-6400
Display
13.30 inch 16:10, 2880 x 1800 pixel 255 PPI, Capacitive, OLED, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
1TB SSD
Connections
2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2, LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 13.99 x 294.4 x 199.6 ( = 0.55 x 11.59 x 7.86 in)
Battery
51.5 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: IR
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.26 kg ( = 44.45 oz / 2.78 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
2300 Euro

 

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Average Score: 83.7% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 18 reviews)

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D20029GE

80% Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Review: Leather that’s safe for work
Source: Mobile Syrup English
Price shenanigans aside, I really like Lenovo’s ThinkPad Z13. It meshes style and portability in a unique way, while also offering solid performance and decent battery life. Though not perfect, the Z13 gets enough right and is genuinely a joy to use. I’d recommend the Z13 to anyone looking for a stylish laptop to handle their work needs. The Z13 truly is a workhorse of a laptop and manages to get it done while looking good. Plus, I appreciate the compact size and weight for when I need to take it on the go. At the same time, things I like about the Z13 could be drawbacks for others. The small size means a small, 13.3-inch display, which could feel restrictive for some workflows. Similarly, only having two USB-C ports could be frustrating for some, though it wasn’t a major issue for me.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 review: The battery life shocked me
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 is easily the most gorgeous ThinkPad I’ve ever seen. It’s almost as if the ThinkPad just went through a hot girl summer — hitting the beach and putting a lot of other laptops to shame with its sleek size and ultra luxurious aesthetic. However, this thing isn’t just about looks. The battery life is insane, the ergonomics of that keyboard are oh-so-sweet, and the performance under the hood is surprisingly good for conquering your workload. Sure, there are compromises in the lack of ports, that touchpad, and the average IPS display. But if you’re always on the go and you require something that suits your lifestyle, this is up there as one of the best options.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/10/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 review (gen 1 2022 model, AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 6850U)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
This Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 is an interesting 13-inch compact ultrabook. The excellent build quality, the good typing experience, and the multiple display and configuration options are among its main selling points, alongside the elephant in the room: the balanced AMD hardware supplemented by an advanced cooling module. At the same time, you'll have to accept USB-C-only IO here, not much in audio quality, as well as some conservative power profiles and thermal limits that prevent the AMD platform from running at its peak abilities in sustained loads.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2022
Rating: Total score: 85%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 1 AMD Full Review - A Very Different ThinkPad!
Source: Lon.TV English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/11/2022
90% Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 review: the ThinkPad, evolved
Source: Digital Trends English
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%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Review
Source: PC Mag English
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%
[REVIEW] Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 1 - 30 years of experience!
Source: Laptop Media English
Z13 is a super stylish heir of the legendary ThinkPads and shows how far the technology has come in the last 30 years. Yes, we'd love to have some more ports and better upgradability but apart from that, the model is one of the best compact devices on the market. With great display, extremely long battery life, and ThinkPad class durability.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/21/2022
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 review: Finally, a modern take on a ThinkPad
Source: XDA Developers English
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
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Review: Slim And Portable
Source: Slashgear English
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%
Lenovo Z13 Thinkpad Review - A premium Ryzen ultrabook at last!
Source: Mash IT English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/24/2022
ThinkPad Z13 Review - The Best AMD Business Laptop!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
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

Foreign Reviews

REVIEW | Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 business laptop
Source: News Bytes German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/03/2023
87% Análisis del ThinkPad Z13 Gen 1, el nuevo ultrabook profesional de Lenovo de 2023
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2023
Rating: Total score: 87%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13: tanta autonomia con Ryzen 7 PRO
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade Italian IT→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; metal case; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/16/2022
Test Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 1. generacji - biznesowy ultrabook z procesorem AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U i układem Radeon 680M
Source: PurePC Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Great built quality; metal case; slim size; light weight; powerful processor; high performance; nice display; comfortable keyboard. Negative: Overheats while using; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/08/2022
85% Yakışıklı, dayanıklı ve güçlü dizüstü bilgisayar arayanlara; Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 incelemesi
Source: Log.com.tr TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/29/2023
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Recenze notebooku Lenovo Thinkpad Z13. Nový styl Thinkpadu cílí na generaci Z s nejnovějším AMD
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 review și teste amănunțite
Source: Giz.ro →EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

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.

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

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


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.


13.30":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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


Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.

In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.

In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.


83.7%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


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Stefan Hinum, 2022-09-15 (Update: 2022-09-15)