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ThinkPad X13 Yoga: Intel update wouldn't have been necessary this year

Barely offers any additional value compared to the predecessor: The ThinkPad X13 Yoga with Comet Lake CPU
Barely offers any additional value compared to the predecessor: The ThinkPad X13 Yoga with Comet Lake CPU
As with the Lenovo ThinkPad X13, the performance increase gained through Comet Lake on the ThinkPad X13 Yoga is marginal compared to its predecessor. Therefore, Lenovo could have definitely saved itself the leap to the current Intel CPUs.
Mike Wobker (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 🇩🇪

In addition to the name change, the X13 and X13 Yoga ThinkPad models should also impress with the improvements gained through the leap to Intel's Comet Lake generation. After reviewing both models, it quickly became clear that hardly anything has changed here.

While the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga can still eke out a small plus in speed on WLAN, the system performance remains behind the expectations of the built-in hardware. The Intel Core i7-10510U used in our test device can't develop its performance and doesn't do much better than the Intel Core i7-8565U found in the ThinkPad X390 Yoga.

If you're now thinking of longer battery life due to the improved energy efficiency, you'll also be disappointed. With a runtime of 8:11 hours in our practical WLAN test, the Windows convertible reaches the value of the predecessor model almost exactly. The battery capacity remained the same at 50 Wh.

In the end, buyers only profit from the somewhat brighter display, which is only partially suitable for outdoor work due to its reflective surface. If this feature isn't absolutely necessary, you can score a much lower purchase price for an almost identical device with the ThinkPad X390 Yoga. The ThinkPad Pen Pro is included with both convertibles.

You can read more on the differences and similarities between the X13 Yoga and the X390 Yoga in our review of the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga.


Notebookcheck review of the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga

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Mike Wobker
Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Senior Tech Writer - 444 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I carried out my first IT experiments with a 386-based system and a whole 4 MB RAM. This was followed by work on various PCs and laptops that I maintained and repaired for friends and acquaintances. After training to become a Telecommunications Systems Technician and gaining a few years of experience, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Currently, I pursue my fascination for IT, technology, and mobile devices by writing reviews and articles for Notebookcheck. I have also worked for Gamestar, Netzwelt, and Golem, among others.
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Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 514 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Mike Wobker, 2020-10- 5 (Update: 2020-10- 3)