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Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 (ThinkPad Z13 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U 8 x 3.3 - 5.1 GHz, 51 W PL2 / Short Burst, 35 W PL1 / Sustained, Phoenix (Zen 4)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon 780M - 1024 MB VRAM, Core: 2700 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, GDDR5, 31.0.23013.1023
Memory
32 GB 
, LPDDR5x, 6400 MHz, Dual-Channel, Soldered
Display
13.30 inch 16:10, 2880 x 1800 pixel 255 PPI, capacitive, ATNA33AA02-0, OLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Soundcard
AMD Zen - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.1
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
Primary Camera: 2 MPix 1080p30
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Lenovo Commercial Vantage, Pen Settings, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.215 kg ( = 42.86 oz / 2.68 pounds), Power Supply: 266 g ( = 9.38 oz / 0.59 pounds)
Price
1800 USD

 

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Average Score: 80.38% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 85%, features: 63%, display: 91% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2

89.5% ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 laptop review: Lenovo's answer to the Dell XPS 13 | Notebookcheck
The ThinkPad Z13 is back this year sporting AMD Zen 4 Ryzen Pro CPUs wrapped inside the same sleek G1 chassis as before. Is the lone CPU upgrade enough to justify this G2 refresh?
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 Review
Source: PC Mag English
Lenovo ThinkPads are premium machines; as we mentioned, Asus' Zenbook 14X OLED costs $400 less with a discrete GPU (and $900 less for the Q420 model with comparable integrated graphics). That means we hold them to a higher standard. Like the recently reviewed Z16 Gen 2, the Z13 Gen 2 disappoints us with its lack of ports other than USB4—though that's more forgivable in an ultraportable than a desktop replacement—and changes to the classic keyboard and touchpad. It's a high-quality lightweight professional laptop, but it doesn't rise to the heights of the X1 Carbon or Dragonfly G4.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/15/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 Review: Sturdy Business Ultraportable Packs a Punch
Source: CNet English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 is an outlier among ThinkPads. Lenovo introduced the Z13 ultraportable two years ago, and it immediately stood out from the staid ThinkPad pack with its AMD-only offerings inside an incredibly compact chassis that featured a funky webcam module, haptic touchpad and the option for a synthetic leather lid. Gen 2 keeps the same recycled aluminum enclosure and updates the AMD silicon to Ryzen Pro 7000 processors while swapping the leather-like treatment for a woven flax fiber material as an optional lid covering. Our review unit didn't feature the flax fiber lid but did come equipped with the top display option, a spectacular 2.8K OLED touch panel. The ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 is a marvel for its exceptional build quality and trim dimensions. It feels like a tiny tank of a laptop, and I have no doubts about its ability to withstand the bumps and bruises of business travel.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/04/2024
Rating: Total score: 82%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 review: Where’s the update?
Source: Digital Trends English
The ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 provides solid productivity performance, a solid and attractive build, and a keyboard, a touchpad, and a display that are all excellent. None of those stand out, though, with some 13-inch laptops offering the same and others with more modern, AI-aware components. Where the ThinkPad stands out most is in its support for enhanced security and manageability, wixh will appeal to business buyers. I can strongly recommend the laptop for those users, while the typical consumer should look at the incoming slate of laptops for their next machine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2024
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Recenze: Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 jako pracovní stroj pro generaci Z
Source: CNews.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Beautiful display; comfortable keyboard; compact size; light weight.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2024

Comment

AMD Radeon 780M: Integrated graphics card in the Ryzen 7040 mobile series APUs based on the RDNA3 architecture with 12 CUs (= 768 shaders) and a clock speed of up to 3 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 7840U: High-End mobile 8-core processor based on the Zen 4 architecture. The CPU cores clock at up to 5.1 GHz and execute 16 threads simultaneously. Integrates an XDNA Ai-Engine. The TDP is configurable between 35 and 54 Watt. Compared to the consumer Ryzen 7 7840U, the PRO models offer additional security, manageability, and reliability features designed for professional users and workstation environments.» 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.


80.38%: 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, 2024-03-29 (Update: 2024-03-29)