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