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IdeaPad 1 15"VS
ThinkPad Z13
$741Out of stock
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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" offers a larger screen and a solid processor suitable for everyday tasks and light engineering work, but has less memory than the ThinkPad Z13, which may limit multitasking and more complex applications. The ThinkPad Z13, on the other hand, is more portable due to its smaller size and lighter weight, has more memory for better performance in intensive tasks, a higher resolution and brighter screen for sharper images and better viewing experience, and a slightly more powerful processor which could enhance performance for engineering, 3D, or machine learning work. Both have adequate storage, touchscreens, and are priced similarly, making the ThinkPad Z13 a better choice for more demanding applications and portability, while the IdeaPad 1 15" could be favorable for those preferring a larger display and who can manage with slightly less memory. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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General Use

7.3
IdeaPad 1 15"
ThinkPad Z13
7.9
The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 and Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" are both good for general use, though the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 is somewhat better.

Engineering and Design

6.8
IdeaPad 1 15"
ThinkPad Z13
7.4
The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 is good for engineering and design, while the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" is only fair.

Performance

6.8
IdeaPad 1 15"
ThinkPad Z13
7.3
General use
3D
Engineering and design
The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 performs better than the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" for general use, gaming and 3D, and engineering and design.

Screen Quality

6.4
IdeaPad 1 15"
ThinkPad Z13
7.0
General use
Gaming and 3D
Design and engineering
The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 has a better screen than the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" for general use, gaming and 3D, and engineering and design.

Portability

Good
IdeaPad 1 15"
ThinkPad Z13
Excellent
15.6in
SIZE
13.3in
3.5 lbs
WEIGHT
2.7 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.5in
The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 has excellent portability, while the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

6.0
IdeaPad 1 15"
ThinkPad Z13
8.5
The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 has very good build quality, while the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" has only fair build quality.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and 3D

6.3
IdeaPad 1 15"
ThinkPad Z13
6.6
The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 and Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" are both only fair for gaming and 3D.

Battery

10.0 Hours
IdeaPad 1 15"
ThinkPad Z13
10.0 Hours
The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" has 10 hours of battery life. The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 has 10 hours of battery life.

Cost

$741
IdeaPad 1 15"
ThinkPad Z13
$759
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The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" has a price of $741 and the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 costs $759.

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How the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" and the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15"Lenovo ThinkPad Z13
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15"Lenovo ThinkPad Z13

GENERAL

Price
$741
$759
Brand
LenovoLenovo
Release Date
January 03 2022January 05 2022
Operating System
Windows 11 HomeWindows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 9.3'' x 0.74''11.6'' x 7.9'' x 0.55''
Weight
3.57 lbs2.78 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5700UAMD Ryzen 7 6850U
Overall CPU Score
5.8/106.8/10
Graphics
Vega 8 Radeon 680M
Overall GPU Score
2.4/102.5/10
RAM
12 gb16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1200
General Use Screen Score
6.6/107.3/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
6.2/106.6/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
6.4/107.3/10
Diagonal Size
15.6"13.3"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
20
USB-C ports
12
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
12
USB-C Charging
NoYes
Display Outputs
22

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 hours10 hours
Battery Capacity
42 wh51.5 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
720p1080p
Keyboard Quality Score
6.5/109/10
Fingerprint Reader
YesYes
Number Pad
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
6/108.5/10
Warranty Period
1 year3 years

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better Battery Roughly equal
More portableLenovo ThinkPad Z13
Better for Gaming Roughly equal
Better keyboardLenovo ThinkPad Z13
Better for creative useLenovo ThinkPad Z13
Better for general useLenovo ThinkPad Z13

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Alex Iliev | April 2023
"The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" is affordable and pretty efficient. At the end of the day, the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 (15″, 2023) is one of the better affordable laptops money can buy right now. It has a decent performance, albeit coming from a CPU that is based on old architecture. Playing low-intensity games is possible but at low to medium settings. We are really happy with the cooling setup, but the main event here is the battery life. We got 9 hours of either Web browsing or video playback, which is a great result. Especially if you compare this device with the ASUS E410."

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13

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Brian Westover | September 2022
"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."

About Lenovo

Lenovo is a Chinese technology company, and the largest personal computer vendor. They are well known for a variety of technology products, including laptops. Their consumer series include their entry level IdeaPad and LOQ series and mid-to-high-end Yoga and Legion series. On the business-oriented side, their series include their entry-level ThinkBook series and mid-to-high-end ThinkPad series. Lenovo laptops offer strong performance for reasonable prices, and are often on sale.

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