Lenovo ThinkPad Z13

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.8
GENERAL USE: Good7.9/10
GAMING/3D: Fair6.6/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.4/10
PORTABILITY: Excellent9.2/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.3/10
SIZE: 13.3"

The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 is a premium business laptop at a lower midrange price, equipped with 512 GB of storage and 16 GB of RAM. It features an AMD Ryzen 7 processor and AMD Radeon graphics, which tend to deliver solid performance for general use and can handle some engineering applications adequately. However, it's not optimal for intense 3D rendering or machine learning tasks. This laptop has a 13.3-inch IPS touchscreen with a 16:10 aspect ratio and full HD+ resolution, offering good color representation and visibility. The build quality is very good, and it has a backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, and facial recognition for added security. Despite its modest battery life, it charges via USB-C and has excellent portability due to its thin design and light weight. While suitable for business needs and everyday tasks, it may not be the best choice for intensive gaming or the most demanding engineering software. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Excellent portability
  • High-quality keyboard
  • Good general use performance
  • Touchscreen with high brightness
  • Premium build quality
Cons
  • Moderate battery life
  • Fair engineering performance
  • Limited ports availability
  • No HDMI or DisplayPort

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.8
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Operating Noise:
4.8
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
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:
4.4
The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 is good for general use because it has a powerful CPU and ample RAM for smooth multitasking, combined with a high-quality IPS screen that displays vibrant colors and sharp text. It also offers a balance of portability with a lightweight and slim design, along with a solid battery life that can last a typical workday, enhancing mobility.
Battery Life:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Engineering & Design:
4.2
The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 is well-suited for engineering and design due to its robust AMD Ryzen 7 processor and AMD Radeon 680M GPU, which provide strong performance for computational and graphics-intensive tasks. Additionally, its high-quality 13.3-inch IPS display offers good color accuracy and contrast, important for detailed visual work.
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, 3D & AI:
3.7
The Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 has a respectable GPU with the AMD Radeon 680M that offers fair performance for gaming and 3D tasks, but its screen refresh rate is limited to 60Hz, which is on the lower end for fast-paced games where higher rates can provide smoother visuals.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$729
Brand
Lenovo
Release Date
January 05 2022
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
11.6'' x 7.9'' x 0.55''
Weight
2.78 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 6850U
Overall CPU Score
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6.8/10
Graphics
Radeon 680M
Overall GPU Score
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2.5/10
RAM
16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 1200
General Use Screen Score
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7.3/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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6.6/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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7.3/10
Diagonal Size
13.3"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
0
USB-C ports
2
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
2

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 hours
Battery Capacity
51.5 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
1080p
Keyboard Quality Score
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9/10
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Number Pad
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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8.5/10
Warranty Period
3 years

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PCMag

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."

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