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Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2Processor: AMD Phoenix (Zen 4, Ryzen 7040) R7 PRO 7840U, AMD Rembrandt (Zen 3+) R5 PRO 6650U, AMD Rembrandt (Zen 3+) R7 PRO 6850U, AMD Rembrandt (Zen 3+) R7 PRO 6860Z
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon 660M, AMD Radeon 680M, AMD Radeon 780M
Display: 13.30 inch
Weight: 1.196kg, 1.215kg, 1.26kg, 1.289kg
Price: 1800, 1850, 2300, 2900 euro
Average Score: 80.06% - good
Average of 31 scores (from 50 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 80%, features: 63%, display: 90%, mobility: 76%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 90%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WWNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Processor: AMD Rembrandt (Zen 3+) R5 PRO 6650U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon 660M
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixels
Weight: 1.196kg
Price: 1850 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 73.33% - average

Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

Reviews

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%
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%
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
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%
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
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 1 - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Short, Date: 08/24/2022

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D20029GE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D20029GENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D20029GE
Processor: AMD Rembrandt (Zen 3+) R7 PRO 6850U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon 680M
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:10, 2880 x 1800 pixels
Weight: 1.26kg
Price: 2300 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 83.7% - good

Average of 10 scores (from 18 reviews)

 

Reviews

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%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 G1-21D20016GE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 G1-21D20016GENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 G1-21D20016GE
Processor: AMD Rembrandt (Zen 3+) R7 PRO 6860Z
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon 680M
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:10, 2880 x 1800 pixels
Weight: 1.289kg
Price: 2900 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 78.67% - good

Average of 6 scores (from 14 reviews)

 

Reviews

88.8% Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 G1 OLED Review - Business-Laptop with an AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 6860Z | Notebookcheck
Lenovo’s new AMD ThinkPad Z13 comes with an exclusive AMD processor and the high-end version also gets an OLED screen and a leatherette lid that flaunts bronze-hued trim. It looks stylish, but is it still a 'business laptop'?
Taking the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 for a Test Ride [Review]
Source: Tech Acute English
If you’re in the market for a new laptop that is both powerful and sustainable, Lenovo’s ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 are great options. With a sleek design, fast performance, and up to 32GB of RAM, these laptops can handle anything you throw at them. Plus, they’re made with recycled materials, so you can feel good about your purchase. The ThinkPad has been around for 30 years now, and it’s clear that it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. If you need a reliable machine that will last you for years to come, look no further than the ThinkPad Z13 or Z16. I enjoyed testing these units out and I’m sure that they’ll do well, no matter what challenge you have for them. Depending on the exact build, you can get the Z16 and the Z13 starting at around $1.500.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 12/29/2022
Taking the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 for a Test Ride [Review]
Source: Tech Acute English
If you’re in the market for a new laptop that is both powerful and sustainable, Lenovo’s ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 are great options. With a sleek design, fast performance, and up to 32GB of RAM, these laptops can handle anything you throw at them. Plus, they’re made with recycled materials, so you can feel good about your purchase. The ThinkPad has been around for 30 years now, and it’s clear that it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. If you need a reliable machine that will last you for years to come, look no further than the ThinkPad Z13 or Z16. I enjoyed testing these units out and I’m sure that they’ll do well, no matter what challenge you have for them. Depending on the exact build, you can get the Z16 and the Z13 starting at around $1.500.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 12/29/2022
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Laptop Review
Source: Yugatech English
The updated design of the ThinkPad gives it a sleeker and less conventional take on enterprise notebooks. The price for the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 starts at PHP 90,995. Performance aside, the Ryen Pro processors are also made for efficiency. The ThinkPad Z13 gives a mighty 15 hours of basic use. Overall, the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 is a decent device that can get you through your business tasks and definitely won’t let you down. Nothing to really complain about with the ThinkPad Z13.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/03/2022
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Laptop Review
Source: Yugatech English
The updated design of the ThinkPad gives it a sleeker and less conventional take on enterprise notebooks. The price for the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 starts at PHP 90,995. Performance aside, the Ryen Pro processors are also made for efficiency. The ThinkPad Z13 gives a mighty 15 hours of basic use. Overall, the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 is a decent device that can get you through your business tasks and definitely won’t let you down. Nothing to really complain about with the ThinkPad Z13.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/03/2022

Foreign Reviews

Recensione Lenovo ThinkPad Z13: ultra premium, ultra compatto, ultra potente
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Beautiful display; high performance; comfortable keyboard; compact size; light weight. Negative: Short battery life; only 2 USB-C ports; non-expandable RAM; easy getting fingerprints.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2022
Recensione Lenovo ThinkPad Z13: ultra premium, ultra compatto, ultra potente
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Beautiful display; high performance; comfortable keyboard; compact size; light weight. Negative: Short battery life; only 2 USB-C ports; non-expandable RAM; easy getting fingerprints.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2022
70% Test Lenovo Thinkpad Z13 Gen 1 : un PC compact, racé et idéal pour les pros
Source: Clubic French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2023
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
70% Test Lenovo Thinkpad Z13 Gen 1 : un PC compact, racé et idéal pour les pros
Source: Clubic French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2023
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% Test Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 : un utilitaire premium chic et très convaincant
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 : un utilitaire premium chic et très convaincant
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Test Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 1 : Le PC portable qui a la classe
Source: Charles Tech French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2022
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 80% display: 100% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 90%
86% Test Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 1 : Le PC portable qui a la classe
Source: Charles Tech French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2022
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 80% display: 100% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 90%
Review Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 1: Laptop Bisnis Mungil, Elegan, dan Kencang
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; powerful hardware; high performance; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/28/2023
Review Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 1: Laptop Bisnis Mungil, Elegan, dan Kencang
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; powerful hardware; high performance; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/28/2023

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2
Processor: AMD Phoenix (Zen 4, Ryzen 7040) R7 PRO 7840U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon 780M 1024 MB
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:10, 2880 x 1800 pixels
Weight: 1.215kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 77.33% - good

Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

Reviews

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%
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%
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%
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
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

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.


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

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.

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.

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.

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


AMD Rembrandt (Zen 3+):

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.

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.

R7 PRO 6860Z: Mobile Octa-Core APU using Zen 3+ cores clocked at 2.7 to 4.75 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.

AMD Phoenix (Zen 4, Ryzen 7040):

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.


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


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80.06%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Devices with the same GPU

Asus Zenbook 14 OLED UM3406HA
Radeon 780M, Hawk Point (Zen 4/4c, Ryzen 8040) R7 8840HS, 14.00", 1.219 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Pro 5 14AHP9
Radeon 780M, Hawk Point (Zen 4/4c, Ryzen 8040) R7 8845HS, 14.00", 1.489 kg
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14APH8
Radeon 780M, Phoenix (Zen 4, Ryzen 7040) R7 7840HS, 14.50", 1.474 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Lenovo ThinkBook 13x IMH G4
Arc 7-Core, Intel Meteor Lake-H Ultra 5 125H, 13.50", 1.16 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 G4
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Raptor Lake-U i5-1335U, 13.30", 1.26 kg
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14IMH9
Arc 8-Core, Intel Meteor Lake-H Ultra 7 155H, 14.00", 1.436 kg
Lenovo Yoga Pro 7 14IMH9
Arc 8-Core, Intel Meteor Lake-H Ultra 7 155H, 14.50", 1.588 kg
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon 13IRP8
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-P i7-1360P, 13.30", 0.984 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G11 21HNS54T00
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-P i7-1370P, 14.00", 1.161 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G4
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1365U, 13.30", 1.09 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX9, i7-14650HX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i7-14650HX, 16.00", 2.5 kg
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16AHP9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Hawk Point (Zen 4/4c, Ryzen 8040) R7 8845HS, 16.00", 2.3 kg
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX9, i7-14650HX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i7-14650HX, 16.00", 2.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkBook 16 G6 IRL
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Raptor Lake-U i5-1335U, 16.00", 1.7 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T16 G2, i5-1335U
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Raptor Lake-U i5-1335U, 16.00", 1.67 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad E16 G1
Vega 7, Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R5 7530U, 16.00", 1.97 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 15IRH8, i7-13620H
UHD Graphics 64EUs, Raptor Lake-H i7-13620H, 15.60", 1.62 kg
Lenovo Yoga Book 9 13IMU9
Graphics 4-Core, Intel Meteor Lake-U Ultra 7 155U, 13.30", 1.358 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Pro 5 14IRH8, i5-13500H
GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-H i5-13500H, 14.00", 1.46 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G4, i7-1365U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1365U, 13.30", 1.21 kg
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i9-14900HX, 16.00", 2.6 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad E16, i7-1355U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1355U, 16.00", 1.97 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 15IAN8
UHD Graphics 32EUs, Alder Lake-N i3-N305, 15.60", 1.55 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s G4, i7-1370P
RTX A500 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-P i7-1370P, 14.00", 1.34 kg
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16IRX9, i7-14700HX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i7-14700HX, 16.00", 2.5 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga G8, i7-1365U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Raptor Lake-U i7-1365U, 14.00", 1.38 kg
Lenovo Legion 5 16IRX9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i5-13450HX, 16.00", 2.3 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3 11IAN8, Intel N100
UHD Graphics 24EUs (Alder Lake-N), Alder Lake-N N100, 11.50", 0.697 kg
Lenovo LOQ 15IRX9, i5-13450HX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-HX i5-13450HX, 15.60", 2.38 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2022-09-15 (Update: 2022-09-15)