Lenovo ThinkPad X13

Lenovo ThinkPad X13

Lenovo ThinkPad X13

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.4/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.9/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.8/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Very Good8.3/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.2/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.9/10
BATTERY: Good7.7/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.5/10
SIZE: 13.3"

The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 is a midrange-priced laptop that offers a solid balance of performance and portability, making it suitable for business users and general use. It's equipped with ample storage and high memory capacity, powered by a robust AMD Ryzen processor paired with an AMD Radeon GPU, which provides good general and engineering performance but only fair capability for 3D rendering and machine learning tasks, so it's less ideal for intensive graphics applications. The battery life is decent, accommodating typical usage well. Its 13.3-inch IPS touchscreen with a 16:10 aspect ratio and good color coverage delivers a pleasant viewing experience for daily tasks. The laptop's build quality is rated very good, with excellent keyboard quality and the best webcam quality enhancing its appeal for professionals on the go. As for connectivity, it has multiple USB-C ports, but it lacks Thunderbolt support which may limit high-speed peripheral connections. It is relatively lightweight, enhancing its portability. The ThinkPad X13 also features a backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, and facial recognition, adding to its security features, but it does not have a dedicated number pad. Overall, it's not designed for intensive gaming despite hardware ray tracing and DLSS not being supported. If battery life, portability, and a balance of performance are priorities, the ThinkPad X13 is a solid choice. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








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Pros
  • Great keyboard quality
  • Excellent build quality
  • Fingerprint reader for security
  • Premium business features
  • High-resolution touchscreen
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • No Thunderbolt support
  • No hardware ray tracing
  • Limited port selection

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.7
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Keyboard Quality:
4.7
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Build Quality:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
General Use:
4.5
The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 is great for general use because it has a powerful CPU and ample RAM, ensuring smooth multitasking and responsive performance. It combines a high-quality screen with good portability and excellent battery life, making it versatile for both work and media consumption while on the go.
Software Development:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Content Creation:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Engineering & Design:
4.3
The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 is equipped with a powerful AMD Ryzen series CPU and a dedicated AMD Radeon GPU suitable for demanding engineering and design software, while its IPS display provides a clear and vivid screen. Its high portability, excellent keyboard, efficient heat management, and good speaker and screen color quality also make it conducive for extended workload sessions and presentations.
Battery Life:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Operating Noise:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.1
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Gaming & AI:
3.9
The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 is good for gaming and 3D because it has a robust AMD Radeon GPU which is crucial for rendering graphics smoothly. However, its screen has a maximum refresh rate of 60Hz, which may not be ideal for fast-paced games that benefit from higher refresh rates.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$2,099
Release Date
September 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
11.9'' x 8.5'' x 0.63''
Weight
2.87 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
Graphics
Radeon 780M
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
32 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
8.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
41 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
13.3"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
321 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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8.5/10
Portability Score
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8.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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7.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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9/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7.5/10
Webcam
1440p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Benjamin Herzig | September 2023
"The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 G4 has very good input devices, a wide array of security features and ports as well as 5G in the tested configuration. It is more compact and lightweight compared with its predecessor, and it has improved speakers and a slightly better webcam. On the other hand, the fan is more annoying and the performance is barely improved. The battery is worse as well, but this is primarily attributable to the OLED screen - if this aspect is important, buyers should choose the IPS Low Power LCD."

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