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Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW (ThinkPad Z13 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U 6 x 2.9 - 4.5 GHz, 55 W PL2 / Short Burst, 22.5 W PL1 / Sustained, Rembrandt-U PRO (Zen 3+)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16 GB 
, LPDDR5-6400, onboard, quad-channel
Display
13.30 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 170 PPI, NV133WUM-N63, IPS LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ, 512 GB 
, M.2 2242, NVMe PCIe 4.0, single sided, 410 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC3306
Connections
2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Qualcomm WCN685x (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2
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 Home
Camera
Webcam: 1080p f/2.0 with IR and eShutter
Additional features
Speakers: 2-watt stereo, Keyboard: 6-row chiclet, 1.35 mm key travel, full size, Keyboard Light: yes, 65-watt USB-C charger, Lenovo Commercial Vantage, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.196 kg ( = 42.19 oz / 2.64 pounds), Power Supply: 300 g ( = 10.58 oz / 0.66 pounds)
Price
1 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 77.63% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 76%, features: 62%, display: 91% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW

90.5% Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 laptop review: AMD's premium ThinkPad with long battery life | Notebookcheck
Why is there no ThinkPad X1 with AMD CPUs? That's because there's now a premium series exclusively for AMD with the ThinkPad Z series. The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 G1 presents many arguments in its favor in our review, and it's one of the best compact laptops so far in 2022.
60% Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 1 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Lenovo ThinkPad devices need to ace the jobs they are made for, because they are expensive, and we approach reviews largely from the perspective of a person looking to buy a laptop. Not a CTO looking to outfit their workforce. Lots of ThinkPads sail past these difficulties regardless, but the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 1 hits a few snags. By aiming to make a PC more obviously influenced by the lifestyle competition, it loses important parts of the series’s identity. And, the most significant issue of all, the haptic touchpad just isn’t very good. It’s likely to be significantly improved in the upcoming Gen 2 model, but think carefully about buying this first version unless you find the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 1 selling well below its initial price. ThinkPad fans should look to the more authentic experience on the X1 Carbon. Or, if you’re not tied to the business chops of the series, devices like the Acer Swift Edge (2022) and Asus Zenbook 13 S OLED (2022) provide strong ultraportable alternatives.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/01/2023
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 (Gen 1) review: Is it ThinkPad enough?
Source: T3 English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 1 is a great ultra-portable laptop focused on minimising the footprint without sacrificing power. Its screen is good, the keyboard is solid, and battery life is excellent - beating what you'd get from an Intel-powered rival. The lingering issue is it's not that much of a "ThinkPad", unless you think that's all about having a nipple on show (yes, it has the series’s classic nipple mouse). You just can't come expecting the meaty-feeling keyboard and touchpad of older ThinkPad models. While both are good, they may seem insubstantial to fans of the series, in which case you may wish to look to the Gen 10 ThinkPad X1 Carbon instead.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/27/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 review
Source: Techradar English
The ThinkPad Z13 squares the circle of performance and battery life to deliver a highly portable machine that provides excellent speed combined with more than a working day without a recharge. Having only two USB-C ports requires a dock.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2022
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 1 review: A ThinkPad for the mainstream
Source: It Pro English
In trying to make a ThinkPad that is a little less like a ThinkPad, Lenovo could have made a machine too idiosyncratic for those customers that want compact laptops from the likes of Apple and Dell. Or, not idiosyncratic enough for its dedicated ThinkPad users. Thankfully, Leonovo pulled it out of the bag by coming up with a notebook that's stylish, well made, and easy to use, and with just enough of the traditional ThinkPad features to take on the competition. What's more, that impressive trade-off between performance and efficiency from the Ryzen 5 Pro chipset is the cherry on the cake. One that makes this an excellent notebook for both business and pleasure, provided you have some really deep pockets.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 1 - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Short, Date: 08/24/2022

Comment

AMD Radeon 660M: Integrated graphics card in the Ryzen 6000 mobile series APUs based on the RDNA2 architecture with 6 of the 12 CUs (= 384 shaders) and a clock speed of up to 1.9 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.


R5 PRO 6650U: Mobile Hexa-Core APU with six Zen 3+ cores clocked at 2.9 to 4.5 GHz and a RDNA2 graphics adapter with 6 CUs clocked at up to 1,900 MHz. The TDP is specified at 15 - 28 Watts. The Ryzen 7 PRO 6650U is the professional version of the consumer Ryzen 5 6600U 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.


77.63%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


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Stefan Hinum, 2022-09-14 (Update: 2022-09-14)