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Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 laptop review: AMD's premium ThinkPad with long battery life

ThinkPad meets XPS 13 - with Ryzen. 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.

It's not every day that PC manufacturers want to establish a new brand in the premium segment. However, Lenovo has taken this path with the ThinkPad Z series: Alongside the already existing ThinkPad X1 series, Lenovo has introduced the ThinkPad Z13 and the ThinkPad Z16 to the market, which are to compete in the high-end segment in terms of price and quality. In order to differentiate its two premium series for business customers, Lenovo has focused exclusively on AMD processors for the Z series as well as on a new design that is supposed to reach other, younger customer tiers.

According to its name, today's review unit, the compact Lenovo ThinkPad Z13, targets the 13-inch segment, making it a competitor to the Dell XPS 13 Plus and the Apple MacBook Air.

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
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
90.5 %
08/2022
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
R5 PRO 6650U, Radeon 660M
1.2 kg13.99 mm13.30"1920x1200
86.9 %
07/2022
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.2 kg15.3 mm13.40"3840x2400
90.2 %
06/2022
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
i5-1250P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.2 kg15.36 mm14.00"1920x1200
92.3 %
07/2022
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
M2, M2 8-Core GPU
1.2 kg11.3 mm13.60"2560x1664
89.8 %
02/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
946 g16 mm13.00"2160x1350

Case: ThinkPad made of glass and aluminum

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 1
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 1
Display lid: Black aluminum with silver frame
Display lid: Black aluminum with silver frame

ThinkPads have a reputation: Black boxes, a lot of plastic, utilitarianism. The ThinkPad Z13 doesn't completely distance itself from these roots, but it clearly tries to push the design in another direction. This is why we have the silver metal side surfaces and also the palm rest made of matte glass. Moreover, the corners are rounded, which isn't that common for ThinkPads - the original ThinkPad Z series, which was launched in 2005 and heralded the widescreen era at Lenovo at the time, was one such case. The design of the new Z series is perhaps not quite as groundbreaking, but with its barely existent display bezels, it already looks significantly more modern than other ThinkPads.

The bulk of the ThinkPad Z13 Gen 1 is made of aluminum. Plastic is only found on the bottom cover and the display bezels. Speaking of the display lid: Our variant has the black aluminum lid, but it's also available in silver and in black faux leather. The imitation leather model doesn't have silver sides, but it comes with bronze-colored sides instead.

In terms of build quality and sturdiness, the ThinkPad Z13's base unit is beyond reproach; the case is extremely high-quality and robust. The display lid is sturdy as well, although not as much as the base unit, since the latter is thicker than the slim lid.

Lenovo also breaks new ground when it comes to the hinges, since this kind of design hasn't been seen on ThinkPads before. The hinges are practically hidden, and they allow opening the display lid with just one hand. However, they become stiff starting at an opening angle of about 100 degrees. Shortly after that, they stop working, and the maximum opening angle is only 135 degrees. This is a pity, since the 180-degree hinges are actually a ThinkPad trademark.

The very noticeable reverse notch on the display lid is no previous trademark. For the ThinkPad Z series, it's a distinguishing feature, though, and it also has a practical use: It can be used to hold the screen when opening the laptop.

Maximum opening angle

The Dell XPS 13 Plus and the Apple MacBook Air are about as heavy as the Z13. This is also true for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10, which, however, has a larger display. The ThinkPad X1 Nano is noticeably lighter at less than one kilogram. So while the X1 series is ahead in terms of weight, the ThinkPad Z13 is more compact in return. It's practically the same size as the Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320, but a bit less thick. The MacBook Air is thinner, but also bigger.

Size comparison

315.6 mm / 12.4 inch 222.5 mm / 8.76 inch 15.36 mm / 0.605 inch 1.2 kg2.63 lbs304.1 mm / 12 inch 215 mm / 8.46 inch 11.3 mm / 0.4449 inch 1.2 kg2.68 lbs295.3 mm / 11.6 inch 199 mm / 7.83 inch 15.3 mm / 0.602 inch 1.2 kg2.74 lbs292.8 mm / 11.5 inch 207.7 mm / 8.18 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 946 g2.09 lbs294.4 mm / 11.6 inch 199.6 mm / 7.86 inch 13.99 mm / 0.551 inch 1.2 kg2.64 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity: ThinkPad laptop with USB4

Lenovo only offers a limited number of ports with the ThinkPad Z13 G1 - two USB4 and a 3.5 mm audio jack. Therefore, the ThinkPad Z13 has exactly the same ports as the X1 Nano. However, the Z13 has one USB-C port on each side, which means that it can be conveniently charged on both sides. Thanks to the audio output, it's better equipped than the XPS 13 Plus.

Of course, this only applies when USB4 really supports Thunderbolt. Fortunately, we have a Thunderbolt 3 eGPU dock: It works flawlessly with the ThinkPad Z13, so we can say: Thunderbolt via USB4 works.

Left: USB4
Left: USB4
Right: 3.5 mm audio jack, USB4
Right: 3.5 mm audio jack, USB4

Communication

All variants of the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 support the modern Wi-Fi 6E standard - but not with a Wi-Fi solution from Intel, but from Qualcomm. The Qualcomm WCN685x, also marketed as Qualcomm NFA-75A, is a 2x2 Wi-Fi 6E module that does its job without any major issues in the ThinkPad Z13, even though there are a few fluctuations. Overall, high transfer rates were achieved, but they were limited to Wi-Fi 6 speeds in our test.

The ThinkPad Z13 is optionally available with a 4G module. Nevertheless, there's no WWAN configuration, so it can't be retrofitted.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1662 (1600min - 1681max) MBit/s
Average Qualcomm WCN685x
  (852 - 1777, n=17)
1571 MBit/s
Average of class Subnotebook
  (353 - 1775, n=39, last 2 years)
1367 MBit/s
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
945 (924min, 924.87P1 - 968max) MBit/s
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1558 (1401min, 1409.7P1 - 1609max) MBit/s
Average Qualcomm WCN685x
  (521 - 1838, n=17)
1302 MBit/s
Average of class Subnotebook
  (343 - 1824, n=39, last 2 years)
1242 MBit/s
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
865 (856min, 856.29P1 - 874max) MBit/s
iperf3 transmit AX12
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1225 (540min - 1382max) MBit/s
Average Qualcomm WCN685x
  (1049 - 1094, n=2)
1072 MBit/s
Average of class Subnotebook
  (606 - 1339, n=4, last 2 years)
977 MBit/s
iperf3 receive AX12
Average Qualcomm WCN685x
  (1371 - 1537, n=2)
1454 MBit/s
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1259 (628min - 1412max) MBit/s
Average of class Subnotebook
  (623 - 1690, n=4, last 2 years)
1119 MBit/s
No graph data

Webcam

The webcam is very prominently placed on the display cover. Its quality is good for a laptop, but not outstanding.

ColorChecker
5.6 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
16.2 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
19 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
16.2 ∆E
2 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
15 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW: 11.67 ∆E min: 2.01 - max: 18.99 ∆E

Security

In addition to the fingerprint sensor, the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 also has an infrared camera for biometric login. The eShutter is new: Instead of using a physical shutter, the camera can be locked electronically by pressing F9. Another new feature is the Microsoft Pluton security chip, which performs the task of a dTPM chip. It also blocks a Linux installation by default, but this can be easily changed in the BIOS.

Accessories

There are no other accessories included apart from the 65-watt power adapter.

Maintenance

Lenovo doesn't make it too difficult to take a look inside. Only five cross-head screws need to be loosened, and they remain stuck in the cover. Then, there are a few clips in the area around the hinges. These can be released quickly with a spudger tool, and the bottom cover can then be taken off right away.

Only the M.2 SSD is upgradeable in the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13; the RAM as well as the Wi-Fi card are soldered, while there's no WWAN configuration. It should be noted that the M.2 SSD is a single-sided 2242 SSD; a model with storage chips on both sides will not fit. Of course, apart from the SSD upgrade, you can also replace the battery or clean the fans.

Lenovo Z13: Bottom cover is made of plastic in Wi-Fi version
Lenovo Z13: Bottom cover is made of plastic in Wi-Fi version
ThinkPad Z13: View of the interior
ThinkPad Z13: View of the interior

Warranty

The Z13 has a three-year warranty with Bring-In service by default. Extending it to up to five years is possible, as well as adding services like Accidental Damage Protection or Premier Support.

Input devices: Full-width keyboard and haptic trackpad


Keyboard

The two-stage backlit keyboard is similar to that of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano, but it's not identical. The common factor is the key travel of 1.35 mm. The size of the keyboard is different: Lenovo has installed a standard-width keyboard in the ThinkPad Z13, which results in the keypad barely having borders on the sides. This is a welcome change, as the larger keys increase the comfort when typing. The Z13 is the only ThinkPad in its size class with a full-sized keyboard.

The redesign of the arrow keys is less welcome, and the fact that the Z13 no longer has dedicated Page Up/Down keys. A business laptop should have these keys. Lenovo has also modified the layout of the Ctrl key, which is now located to the left of the Fn key for the first time on a ThinkPad - the standard layout for almost every laptop. This will certainly be an adjustment for long-time ThinkPad users, but the key layout can be changed in the BIOS if desired.

Overall, the keyboard is excellent, and surely one of the best available in this size and weight class. Larger ThinkPads with deeper key travel definitely have their advantages, but longer text can still be typed very comfortably on the ThinkPad Z13.

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13: Keyboard
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13: Keyboard

Touchpad and TrackPoint

The new trackpad is considerably more groundbreaking than the changes made to the keyboard. For the first time since 2014 and the X1 Carbon Gen 2, Lenovo has once again released a ThinkPad without dedicated TrackPoint buttons. However, unlike back then, we now have a haptic solution, i.e. the click is only simulated, and the ClickPad doesn't move. By doing so, Lenovo achieves one thing above all: An increase in the touchpad's area.

The modifications are beneficial for the glass touchpad's user experience, because it's better than the touchpads of other ThinkPads. The gliding properties are excellent, and gestures like pinch-to-zoom are implemented smoothly. The larger surface also makes it less likely that your finger will run out of room to move the pointer. Moreover, the touchpad can now be clicked everywhere.

The changes made to the iconic red pointing stick, the TrackPoint, are less beneficial. One thing first: The new design is much better than the one from 2014, as the virtual TrackPoint buttons are very easy to configure. Users can decide how much force is needed to trigger a click and how loud the click should be - it can even be silent.

However, Lenovo was unable to solve one fundamental problem of this design: Without the physical buttons, there's no way to blindly sense where to press for a right or left click. This is only possible with the center button, where Lenovo places some tactile dots on the touchpad. This means that you sometimes fail to trigger the desired button during use. Over time, such errors will decrease, and you'll get used to the new solution, but it's not better than having dedicated buttons.

ThinkPad Z13: TrackPoint without dedicated buttons
ThinkPad Z13: TrackPoint without dedicated buttons
ThinkPad Z13: Haptic trackpad
ThinkPad Z13: Haptic trackpad

Display: Lenovo laptop with matte Full HD LCD

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 subpixel matrix
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 subpixel matrix
ThinkPad Z13: Almost no backlight bleeding
ThinkPad Z13: Almost no backlight bleeding

Lenovo offers a total of three 13.3-inch display options in the 16:10 format for the ThinkPad Z13 G1:

  • WUXGA (1,920x1,200), IPS, 400 cd/m², 100% sRGB, matte, Low Power
  • WUXGA (1,920x1,200), IPS, 400 cd/m², 100% sRGB, glossy with anti-reflective coating, Low Power, touch
  • 2.8K (2,880x1,800), OLED, 400 cd/m², 100% DCI-P3, glossy with anti-reflective coating, touch

We measure a peak of 418 cd/m², but the average of 378 cd/m² is a bit less than the intended 400 cd/m². This value puts the ThinkPad Z13 below its rivals, which tend to be in the range between 450 and 500 cd/m².

399
cd/m²
390
cd/m²
407
cd/m²
363
cd/m²
418
cd/m²
379
cd/m²
337
cd/m²
353
cd/m²
362
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
NV133WUM-N63 tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 418 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 378.7 cd/m² Minimum: 18.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 81 %
Center on Battery: 418 cd/m²
Contrast: 1267:1 (Black: 0.33 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.7 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 1.1
ΔE Greyscale 2.3 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
69.7% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
96.5% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
67.7% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.14
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
NV133WUM-N63, IPS LED, 1920x1200, 13.30
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 i5-1240p
Sharp SHP1548 LQ134N1, IPS, 1920x1200, 13.40
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
B140UAN02.1, IPS LED, 1920x1200, 14.00
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
IPS, 2560x1664, 13.60
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
MND007ZA1-2, IPS, 2160x1350, 13.00
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
LQ134R1, IPS, 3840x2400, 13.40
Display
2%
7%
25%
4%
9%
Display P3 Coverage
67.7
69
2%
74.6
10%
98.4
45%
70.4
4%
76.5
13%
sRGB Coverage
96.5
99
3%
98.6
2%
99.9
4%
99.9
4%
100
4%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
69.7
71
2%
76.5
10%
87.6
26%
72
3%
76
9%
Response Times
9%
2%
13%
-9%
13%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
49 ?(22, 27)
45 ?(20, 25)
8%
45.5 ?(20, 25.5)
7%
32.9 ?(17.8, 15.1)
33%
46.8 ?(22, 24.8)
4%
38.9 ?(21.4, 17.5)
21%
Response Time Black / White *
23 ?(11, 12)
21 ?(8, 13)
9%
24 ?(12, 12)
-4%
24.9 ?(10.4, 14.5)
-8%
28 ?(13.2, 14.8)
-22%
21.9 ?(11.9, 10)
5%
PWM Frequency
53050 ?(100)
Screen
-50%
-27%
16%
14%
-9%
Brightness middle
418
498
19%
372
-11%
526
26%
460
10%
494
18%
Brightness
379
460
21%
362
-4%
486
28%
434
15%
474
25%
Brightness Distribution
81
85
5%
94
16%
87
7%
92
14%
89
10%
Black Level *
0.33
0.53
-61%
0.18
45%
0.38
-15%
0.27
18%
0.28
15%
Contrast
1267
940
-26%
2067
63%
1384
9%
1704
34%
1764
39%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.7
3.65
-115%
3.4
-100%
1.3
24%
1.1
35%
3.1
-82%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.3
7.11
-115%
6.7
-103%
2.7
18%
4.5
-36%
4.2
-27%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.1
2.16
-96%
1.8
-64%
0.7
36%
1
9%
1.5
-36%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.3
4.25
-85%
4.3
-87%
2
13%
1.6
30%
3.2
-39%
Gamma
2.14 103%
2.45 90%
2.13 103%
2.25 98%
2.2 100%
2.41 91%
CCT
6499 100%
6690 97%
6158 106%
6858 95%
6475 100%
6189 105%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
65.7
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.9
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-13% / -31%
-6% / -16%
18% / 18%
3% / 9%
4% / -2%

* ... smaller is better

Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation
Saturation
Colorchecker
Colorchecker
Grayscale (calibrated)
Grayscale (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)
Colorchecker (calibrated)
Colorchecker (calibrated)

Already out of the box, the deviations from the ideal value aren't huge, which is indicated by the Delta E Colorchecker value of 1.7. We tested the display with CalMan and the i1Pro 2 colorimeter, which we also used for calibration in combination with the i1Profiler. As a result, the Delta E value was reduced to 1.1 - as usual, the corresponding color profile is available for download free of charge.

The color-space values are okay, but there's still a lot of room for improvement when it comes to the P3 and AdobeRGB color spaces. But at least the small sRGB space is almost completely covered with 96.5%, so that the Z13 can be used for simple image editing.

DCI-P3: 67.7%
DCI-P3: 67.7%
sRGB: 96.5%
sRGB: 96.5%
AdobeRGB: 69.7%
AdobeRGB: 69.7%
Outdoors (in the shade)
Outdoors (in the shade)

The matte surface of the non-touch Full HD display clearly benefits the ThinkPad Z13 in outdoor use. However, a higher display brightness would improve outdoor suitability even more.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
23 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11 ms rise
↘ 12 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 45 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (21.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
49 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22 ms rise
↘ 27 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 82 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (34 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18170 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

ThinkPad Z13: As is typical for IPS displays...
ThinkPad Z13: As is typical for IPS displays...
...there are no issues...
...there are no issues...
...in terms of viewing-angle stability
...in terms of viewing-angle stability

Performance: AMD Ryzen 6000U beats Intel in terms of efficiency

There are three different CPUs available for the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13, all part of the Ryzen Pro series: The AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 6650U, the AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 6850U as well as the AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 6860Z, a special model that AMD developed just for the Z13. There's no dedicated GPU, so buyers only have the choice between the AMD Radeon 660M (in the Ryzen 5) and the Radeon 680M (in the Ryzen 7). Memory is soldered, and it's of the fast LPDDR5-6400 type, with either 16 or 32 GB of RAM available in the Z13. The M.2 2242 SSD has a maximum capacity of one terabyte.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z Memory
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
 

Test conditions

As always with Lenovo ThinkPads, we use the Windows power management feature to select the performance mode. Our performance tests were all conducted using the maximum performance mode, and we disabled Lenovo's "Auto" mode via the FN+T key combination. As a result, the upper power limit for short-term load is around 55 watts, and it's still around 22.5 watts for prolonged load.

Processor

The AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 6650U is a mid-range processor belonging to the current Ryzen 6000 generation. As a U processor, its six cores have a typical consumption of 15 watts, with maximum clock rates of 4.5 gigahertz (base clock rate: 2.9 gigahertz). Our CPU Benchmarks article can be consulted to make more extensive comparisons with other processors.

The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 scores well in the CPU benchmarks. Its CPU performance is superior to that of its many Intel rivals as well as to that of the Apple MacBook Air M2, despite the fact that this is only the entry-level variant of the Z13. Although performance takes a bit of a dive under sustained load, it still remains better than the CPU performance of the much larger Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 at all times.

Even on battery power, the CPU performance is fully available.

Cinebench R15 Multi endurance test

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Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U: Ø1239 (1154.73-1539.23)
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K Intel Core i7-1260P; Ultra-Performance: Ø1512 (1481.98-1677.36)
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K Intel Core i7-1260P; Optimized: Ø1066 (983.94-1625.95)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE Intel Core i5-1250P: Ø1080 (680.55-1527.77)
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry Apple M2: Ø955 (863.48-1215.33)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE Intel Core i7-1160G7: Ø659 (587.69-862.27)
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s G2 20XGS01100 AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U: Ø1458 (1453.17-1466.65)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
82.7 pt
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
79.4 pt
Average of class Subnotebook
 
77.5 pt
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
 
69.7 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
69 pt
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry -5!
Apple M2
68.8 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P
60.5 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE -1!
Intel Core i7-1160G7
49.1 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
10468 Points +14%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2485 - 16201, n=63, last 2 years)
9786 Points +6%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
9743 Points +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
9195 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (7805 - 9534, n=4)
8762 Points -5%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
Apple M2
8667 Points -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P
7282 Points -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
5648 (4011.45min - 5648.13max) Points -39%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
1678 Points +16%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (598 - 1934, n=63, last 2 years)
1593 Points +10%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
Apple M2
1585 Points +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P
1521 Points +5%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1488 Points +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (1439 - 1476, n=4)
1460 Points +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
1451 Points
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
4060 Points +14%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
3909 Points +10%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (810 - 6314, n=61, last 2 years)
3759 Points +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
3564 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (3057 - 3684, n=4)
3399 Points -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P
2334 Points -35%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
Apple M2
2231 Points -37%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
1750 Points -51%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
648 Points +14%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (216 - 738, n=61, last 2 years)
599 Points +6%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (548 - 578, n=4)
567 Points 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
566 Points
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
564 Points 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
544 Points -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P
536 Points -5%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
Apple M2
216 Points -62%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1742 Points +13%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (514 - 2581, n=68, last 2 years)
1681 Points +9%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
1677 (1481.98min - 1677.36max) Points +9%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
1626 (983.94min - 1625.95max) Points +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
1539 (1154.73min - 1539.23max) Points
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P
1528 (680.55min - 1527.77max) Points -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (1299 - 1555, n=4)
1443 Points -6%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
Apple M2
1215 (863min - 1215max) Points -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
862 Points -44%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
240 Points +3%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
237 Points +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
233 Points
Average of class Subnotebook
  (91.8 - 280, n=59, last 2 years)
233 Points 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (230 - 234, n=4)
232 Points 0%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
Apple M2
222 Points -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
208 Points -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P
201 Points -14%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
Apple M2
713 Seconds * -62%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
625 Seconds * -42%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P
511 Seconds * -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
440 Seconds *
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (328 - 548, n=5)
416 Seconds * +5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (208 - 1600, n=61, last 2 years)
399 Seconds * +9%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
319 Seconds * +27%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
310 Seconds * +30%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
47500 MIPS +46%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
43056 MIPS +32%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (16223 - 67444, n=55, last 2 years)
42436 MIPS +30%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (32613 - 41530, n=4)
37464 MIPS +15%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
32613 MIPS
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P
24625 MIPS -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
22305 MIPS -32%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
5431 MIPS +5%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
5325 MIPS +3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2197 - 6403, n=55, last 2 years)
5288 MIPS +2%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (5175 - 5427, n=4)
5265 MIPS +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
5191 MIPS
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
4596 MIPS -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P
3532 MIPS -32%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
9817 Points +47%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
Apple M2
8951 Points +34%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4213 - 12469, n=61, last 2 years)
8525 Points +28%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P
7672 Points +15%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
7613 Points +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
6664 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (6171 - 7227, n=4)
6594 Points -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
4660 Points -30%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
Apple M2
1914 Points +31%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
1723 Points +18%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (672 - 1975, n=61, last 2 years)
1650 Points +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P
1622 Points +11%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1514 Points +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
1463 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (1433 - 1487, n=4)
1456 Points 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
1406 Points -4%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
12.6 fps +45%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
11.8 fps +35%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1.5 - 19.4, n=53, last 2 years)
11.3 fps +30%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (8.71 - 11.8, n=4)
10 fps +15%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
8.71 fps
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P
6.77 fps -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
6.06 fps -30%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (50.3 - 63.2, n=4)
57.6 s * -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
56.9 s *
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
54.1 s * +5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (40.1 - 120.5, n=54, last 2 years)
53.7 s * +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P
53.5 s * +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
52.7 s * +7%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
44.6 s * +22%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7
0.64 sec * -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P
0.597 sec * -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
0.552 sec *
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (0.521 - 0.59, n=4)
0.548 sec * +1%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.4397 - 1.236, n=54, last 2 years)
0.53 sec * +4%
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
0.529 sec * +4%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P
0.4928 sec * +11%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
32262
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
12942
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
6062
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
16.19 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
114.35 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
2.79 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
233 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
93.3 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1539 Points
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Performance Rating
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
 
91.5 pt
Average of class Subnotebook
 
91 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, Radeon 660M
89.3 pt
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
70.6 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
66.2 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
57.7 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (8854 - 10630, n=4)
9587 KRay/s +4%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (343 - 25717, n=54, last 2 years)
9556 KRay/s +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, Radeon 660M
9235 KRay/s
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
6940 KRay/s -25%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5483 KRay/s -41%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4195 KRay/s -55%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (56214 - 68106, n=4)
61846 Points 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, Radeon 660M
61725 Points
Average of class Subnotebook
  (11867 - 111109, n=54, last 2 years)
50239 Points -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
28020 Points -55%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
25348 Points -59%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
20481 Points -67%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Average of class Subnotebook
  (453 - 4646, n=54, last 2 years)
2248 MB/s +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, Radeon 660M
2103 MB/s
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (1881 - 2326, n=4)
2091 MB/s -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1945 MB/s -8%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1795 MB/s -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1395 MB/s -34%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, Radeon 660M
78797 Points
Average of class Subnotebook
  (15447 - 115300, n=54, last 2 years)
78420 Points 0%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
75217 Points -5%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (69023 - 78797, n=4)
74266 Points -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
72801 Points -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
43991 Points -44%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (8320 - 9488, n=4)
8859 Points +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, Radeon 660M
8742 Points
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1223 - 14944, n=54, last 2 years)
7458 Points -15%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5943 Points -32%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4875 Points -44%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4208 Points -52%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (30969 - 37461, n=4)
33843 Points +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, Radeon 660M
33175 Points
Average of class Subnotebook
  (6379 - 59053, n=54, last 2 years)
26696 Points -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
16923 Points -49%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
14790 Points -55%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
11458 Points -65%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
64346 MB/s +52%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (638 - 161430, n=54, last 2 years)
54043 MB/s +27%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (37259 - 93914, n=4)
53936 MB/s +27%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, Radeon 660M
42455 MB/s
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
38204 MB/s -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
31008 MB/s -27%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
653 MB/s +26%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (270 - 1052, n=54, last 2 years)
636 MB/s +22%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (504 - 602, n=4)
542 MB/s +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, Radeon 660M
520 MB/s
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
515 MB/s -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
295 MB/s -43%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (4620 - 5468, n=4)
5010 KRay/s +5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (204 - 14018, n=54, last 2 years)
4981 KRay/s +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, Radeon 660M
4776 KRay/s
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3657 KRay/s -23%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3136 KRay/s -34%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
2358 KRay/s -51%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
39591 MPixel/s +51%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
34217 MPixel/s +31%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (7622 - 49328, n=54, last 2 years)
33948 MPixel/s +30%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
32881 MPixel/s +26%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, Radeon 660M
26137 MPixel/s
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (19643 - 26137, n=4)
24123 MPixel/s -8%

System performance

We can hardly find anything to complain about when it comes to the system performance of the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13. It performs well in everyday use and in benchmarks. Only when copying data does it occasionally take a bit more time.

PCMark 10 / Score
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4384 - 7428, n=53, last 2 years)
5757 Points +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, AMD Radeon 660M
  (5513 - 5958, n=4)
5708 Points +4%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5558 Points +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Radeon 660M, R5 PRO 6650U, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
5513 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1250P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
5064 Points -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
4615 Points -16%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10404 Points +9%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (8890 - 11168, n=53, last 2 years)
10180 Points +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1250P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
10128 Points +6%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, AMD Radeon 660M
  (9578 - 9982, n=4)
9763 Points +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Radeon 660M, R5 PRO 6650U, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
9578 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
9482 Points -1%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, AMD Radeon 660M
  (7848 - 9094, n=4)
8522 Points +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Radeon 660M, R5 PRO 6650U, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
7848 Points
Average of class Subnotebook
  (6213 - 10279, n=53, last 2 years)
7773 Points -1%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6900 Points -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1250P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6653 Points -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
6210 Points -21%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4093 - 9691, n=53, last 2 years)
6610 Points +9%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6492 Points +7%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, AMD Radeon 660M
  (5837 - 6447, n=4)
6073 Points 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Radeon 660M, R5 PRO 6650U, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
6049 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1250P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
5231 Points -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
4530 Points -25%
CrossMark / Overall
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1667 Points +17%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1250P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1554 Points +10%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (718 - 1876, n=57, last 2 years)
1515 Points +7%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
M2 8-Core GPU, M2, Apple SSD AP0256Z
1501 Points +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Radeon 660M, R5 PRO 6650U, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
1419 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, AMD Radeon 660M
  (1338 - 1432, n=3)
1396 Points -2%
CrossMark / Productivity
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1575 Points +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1250P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1500 Points +6%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (685 - 1829, n=57, last 2 years)
1478 Points +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Radeon 660M, R5 PRO 6650U, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
1415 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, AMD Radeon 660M
  (1366 - 1440, n=3)
1407 Points -1%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
M2 8-Core GPU, M2, Apple SSD AP0256Z
1371 Points -3%
CrossMark / Creativity
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1861 Points +23%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
M2 8-Core GPU, M2, Apple SSD AP0256Z
1848 Points +22%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1250P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1663 Points +10%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (776 - 2080, n=57, last 2 years)
1637 Points +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Radeon 660M, R5 PRO 6650U, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
1517 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, AMD Radeon 660M
  (1397 - 1517, n=3)
1470 Points -3%
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1418 Points +21%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1250P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1409 Points +20%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (652 - 1899, n=57, last 2 years)
1305 Points +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Radeon 660M, R5 PRO 6650U, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
1172 Points
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, AMD Radeon 660M
  (1106 - 1229, n=3)
1169 Points 0%
Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry
M2 8-Core GPU, M2, Apple SSD AP0256Z
1055 Points -10%
PCMark 10 Score
5513 points
Help
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
68214 MB/s +40%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
60724 MB/s +25%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (22781 - 95353, n=54, last 2 years)
57918 MB/s +19%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, Radeon 660M
48558 MB/s
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
46915 MB/s -3%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (31014 - 48558, n=4)
43745 MB/s -10%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
70414 MB/s +77%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
64230 MB/s +61%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (23831 - 85295, n=54, last 2 years)
55006 MB/s +38%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
48771 MB/s +22%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, Radeon 660M
39833 MB/s
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (34690 - 39833, n=4)
38217 MB/s -4%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Core i7-1260P, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
62767 MB/s +23%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (23474 - 93382, n=54, last 2 years)
62375 MB/s +22%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
61433 MB/s +20%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, Radeon 660M
51113 MB/s
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
50592 MB/s -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (34563 - 51117, n=4)
46935 MB/s -8%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U, Radeon 660M
126.5 ns *
Average AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
  (91.6 - 126.5, n=4)
114.6 ns * +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Core i7-1160G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
105 ns * +17%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (18.8 - 154.2, n=49, last 2 years)
98.9 ns * +22%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
0 ns * +100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Core i5-1250P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
0 ns * +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC latencies

The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 doesn't have any latency issues, and the ThinkPad only dropped one frame in our YouTube test.

LatencyMon
LatencyMon
LatencyMon Drivers
LatencyMon Drivers
YouTube test
YouTube test
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1250P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1749.7 μs * -123%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1160G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1350 μs * -72%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Radeon 660M, R5 PRO 6650U, Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
785.1 μs *
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1260P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
732.2 μs * +7%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

ThinkPad Z13: SSD
ThinkPad Z13: SSD

The small M.2 2242 SSD comes from Union Memory, and it has a capacity of 512 GB. Its performance is disappointing, even though it's an NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD. The SSD is noticeably slow when copying large data volumes, but otherwise, you won't notice much of this in everyday use.

Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
Sequential Read: 2723.45MB/s
Sequential Write: 1128.08MB/s
4K Read: 52.73MB/s
4K Write: 147.51MB/s
4K-64 Read: 780.1MB/s
4K-64 Write: 1446.24MB/s
Access Time Read: 0.081ms
Access Time Write: 0.028ms
Copy ISO: 1270.11MB/s
Copy Program: 242.84MB/s
Copy Game: 805.08MB/s
Score Read: 1105Points
Score Write: 1707Points
Score Total: 3311Points
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
82.7 pt
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
74.9 pt
Average of class Subnotebook
 
64.7 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
55.1 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
49.8 pt
Average Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
 
41.9 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4277 (4190.32min - 4277.35max) MB/s +40%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3871 (3794.8min - 3871.36max) MB/s +27%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
3051 (3022.87min - 3050.71max) MB/s
Average of class Subnotebook
  (452 - 4057, n=55, last 2 years)
2753 MB/s -10%
Average Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
  (2244 - 3051, n=2)
2648 MB/s -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1862 (1714.42min - 1862.11max) MB/s -39%
seq write
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
3968 (3782.62min - 3967.6max) MB/s +125%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
3121 (2981.01min - 3120.61max) MB/s +77%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (153.3 - 5344, n=56, last 2 years)
2654 MB/s +51%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
1760 (1579.77min - 1759.77max) MB/s
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1727 (1712.18min - 1727.12max) MB/s -2%
Average Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
  (1353 - 1760, n=2)
1557 MB/s -12%
seq q8 t1 read
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6905 (5743.52min - 6905.08max) MB/s +126%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6588 (6084.89min - 6588.24max) MB/s +116%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (558 - 7134, n=54, last 2 years)
4806 MB/s +58%
Average Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
  (3049 - 3095, n=2)
3072 MB/s +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
3049 (2871.34min - 3048.82max) MB/s
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
2484 (2298.9min - 2484.14max) MB/s -19%
seq q8 t1 write
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5156 (5079.42min - 5156.48max) MB/s +184%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4805 (3760.61min - 4804.99max) MB/s +165%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (60 - 6751, n=55, last 2 years)
3568 MB/s +97%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
1814 (1695.34min - 1813.56max) MB/s
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1804 (1772.11min - 1803.55max) MB/s -1%
Average Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
  (1734 - 1814, n=2)
1774 MB/s -2%
4k q1 t1 read
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
75.7 (72.52min - 75.72max) MB/s +51%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
71.2 (66.5min - 71.24max) MB/s +42%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (12.6 - 141.9, n=55, last 2 years)
62.8 MB/s +26%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
50 (49.64min - 50.03max) MB/s
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
44.7 (44.04min - 44.71max) MB/s -11%
Average Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
  (33.1 - 50, n=2)
41.6 MB/s -17%
4k q1 t1 write
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
277 (263.14min - 276.6max) MB/s +99%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
213 (183.45min - 213.01max) MB/s +53%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (22.5 - 360, n=55, last 2 years)
154.9 MB/s +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
139.5 (135.34min - 139.47max) MB/s
Average Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
  (66.7 - 139.5, n=2)
103.1 MB/s -26%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
49.9 (49.37min - 49.91max) MB/s -64%
4k q32 t16 read
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
3241 (1679.39min - 3240.76max) MB/s +350%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1315 (1311.7min - 1314.99max) MB/s +82%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (283 - 4286, n=55, last 2 years)
1164 MB/s +61%
Average Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
  (721 - 967, n=2)
844 MB/s +17%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
721 (692.26min - 720.59max) MB/s
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
544 (518.47min - 543.87max) MB/s -25%
4k q32 t16 write
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1750 (1179.86min - 1749.65max) MB/s +413%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1283 (527.3min - 1282.99max) MB/s +276%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (157 - 4189, n=55, last 2 years)
848 MB/s +149%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
377 (248.26min - 377.39max) MB/s +11%
Average Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
  (341 - 398, n=2)
370 MB/s +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
341 (324.03min - 340.98max) MB/s
AS SSD
Score Total
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4991 Points +51%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4522 Points +37%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (707 - 8892, n=54, last 2 years)
4411 Points +33%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
3431 Points +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
3311 Points
Average Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
  (1993 - 3311, n=2)
2652 Points -20%
Score Read
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
2162 Points +96%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (253 - 3307, n=54, last 2 years)
1479 Points +34%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1267 Points +15%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1186 Points +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
1105 Points
Average Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
  (867 - 1105, n=2)
986 Points -11%
Score Write
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2720 Points +59%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (327 - 3972, n=54, last 2 years)
2233 Points +31%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1826 Points +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
1707 Points
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1654 Points -3%
Average Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
  (739 - 1707, n=2)
1223 Points -28%
Seq Read
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4642 MB/s +70%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (508 - 5546, n=54, last 2 years)
3680 MB/s +35%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
3577.18 MB/s +31%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
2723.45 MB/s
Average Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
  (2291 - 2723, n=2)
2507 MB/s -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
2228 MB/s -18%
Seq Write
Average of class Subnotebook
  (386 - 4961, n=54, last 2 years)
2279 MB/s +102%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1930 MB/s +71%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1707 MB/s +51%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1503.79 MB/s +33%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
1128.08 MB/s
Average Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
  (998 - 1128, n=2)
1063 MB/s -6%
4K Read
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
73.28 MB/s +39%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (14.8 - 96.2, n=54, last 2 years)
60 MB/s +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
52.73 MB/s
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
52.64 MB/s 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
47.12 MB/s -11%
Average Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
  (36.3 - 52.7, n=2)
44.5 MB/s -16%
4K Write
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
237.4 MB/s +61%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
189.21 MB/s +28%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
182.62 MB/s +24%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (65.5 - 256, n=54, last 2 years)
172.9 MB/s +17%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
147.51 MB/s
Average Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
  (71.4 - 147.5, n=2)
109.5 MB/s -26%
4K-64 Read
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1751.37 MB/s +125%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (187.3 - 2682, n=54, last 2 years)
1051 MB/s +35%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
916 MB/s +17%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
780.1 MB/s
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
729.57 MB/s -6%
Average Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
  (601 - 780, n=2)
691 MB/s -11%
4K-64 Write
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2338.23 MB/s +62%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (223 - 3410, n=54, last 2 years)
1829 MB/s +26%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1492.76 MB/s +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
1446.24 MB/s
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1245 MB/s -14%
Average Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
  (568 - 1446, n=2)
1007 MB/s -30%
Access Time Read
Average Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
  (0.081 - 0.087, n=2)
0.084 ms * -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
0.081 ms *
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
0.065 ms * +20%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.021 - 0.257, n=54, last 2 years)
0.06252 ms * +23%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
0.053 ms * +35%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
0.023 ms * +72%
Access Time Write
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.016 - 0.523, n=54, last 2 years)
0.07017 ms * -151%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
0.069 ms * -146%
Average Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
  (0.028 - 0.052, n=2)
0.04 ms * -43%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
Lenovo UMIS AM630 RPJTJ512MGE1QDQ
0.028 ms *
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
0.023 ms * +18%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
0.021 ms * +25%

* ... smaller is better

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW: Ø2809 (2592.29-3108.19)

Graphics card

The AMD Radeon 660M is the weaker of the two GPUs that Lenovo offers for the ThinkPad Z13. As an integrated graphics chip, it depends on the main memory; it doesn't have its own memory - therefore, it's positive that the memory in the Z13 works in a quad-channel configuration.

GPU performance is above the Intel competition in the 3DMark tests, but the AMD Radeon 680M is about 30% faster. The ThinkPad Z13 performs a bit weaker in the gaming tests: The Radeon 680M is clearly better here, and some of the Intel models are also ahead of the Radeon 660M. We also noticed that the GPU performance gets slightly throttled under continuous load in our The Witcher 3 loop test.

The GPU performance was entirely available on battery power.

3DMark Performance Rating - Percent
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED -1!
AMD Radeon 680M, AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
100 pt
Average of class Subnotebook
 
87.2 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Radeon 660M, AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
76.7 pt
Average AMD Radeon 660M
 
75.5 pt
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1260P
74.8 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1250P
62.5 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE -1!
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1160G7
59.3 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE -1!
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
53.3 pt
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Radeon 680M, AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
9095 Points +39%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2979 - 16904, n=53, last 2 years)
7773 Points +18%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1260P
6956 Points +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Radeon 660M, AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
6560 Points
Average AMD Radeon 660M
  (5314 - 7014, n=6)
6358 Points -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1250P
5475 Points -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano-20UN002UGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1160G7
5465 Points -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G2 AMD 20XH001KGE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
5424 Points -17%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Average AMD Radeon 660M
  (21857 - 33949, n=6)
29610 Points +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 21D2CTO1WW
AMD Radeon 660M, AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U
29079 Points
Average of class Subnotebook
  (13768 - 65911, n=39, last 2 years)
28105 Points -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 21CC001RGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1250P
22859 Points -21%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1260P
19215 Points -34%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED
AMD Radeon 680M, AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
6683 Points +49%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2837 - 12349, n=57, last 2 years)
5709 Points +27%
Dell XPS 13 Plus 9320 4K
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1260P