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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.

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Notebookcheck review of the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga

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Mike Wobker, 2020-10- 5 (Update: 2020-10- 3)
Mike Wobker
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I made my first IT walking attempts on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. After that followed various PCs and notebooks, which I looked after and repaired in my circle of friends and acquaintances. After an apprenticeship as a telecommunications systems engineer and several years of professional experience, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Today I live out my fascination for IT, technology and mobile devices by writing test reports. In my free time I like to devote myself to vegan cooking and spend time with my family, which includes a whole range of animal roommates.