Lenovo ThinkBook 13s

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Good7.8/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.5/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.4/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.7/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.8/10
PORTABILITY: Excellent9.0/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.4/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.8/10
SIZE: 13.3"








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Portable and lightweight
  • Good general performance
  • High-resolution touchscreen
  • Solid build quality
  • Backlit keyboard with fingerprint reader
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • No dedicated graphics card
  • No hardware ray tracing or DLSS
  • No available RAM slots

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.
Operating Noise:
4.5
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:
4.3
The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s is good for general use due to its capable Intel i7 processor and 16 GB of RAM, which provide strong performance for everyday tasks and multitasking. Its high-resolution, color-accurate IPS screen, paired with its portability, defined by a light weight and a battery that supports typical usage for several hours, makes it a versatile option for both work and entertainment on the go.
Software Development:
4.3
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:
4.3
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:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D 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.
Battery Life:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.2
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.
Build Quality:
4.2
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.
Keyboard Quality:
4.2
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Gaming & AI:
3.6
The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s has an integrated Intel GPU, which is less capable than a dedicated graphics card for handling the high demands of gaming and 3D applications. Furthermore, its screen refresh rate is standard at 60Hz, limiting the smoothness of graphics during high-speed gaming or 3D rendering compared to higher refresh rate displays.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,000
Release Date
May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
11.7'' x 8.3'' x 0.59''
Weight
2.9 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1260P
Graphics
Iris Xe
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours
Battery Capacity
56 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
13.3"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
336 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.6/10
Portability Score
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9.1/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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8.4/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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8.8/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
0
USB-C ports
3
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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The Verge

Monica Chin | July 2021
"The best thing about the ThinkBook 13S is that it’s a good deal. Business buyers looking for ThinkPad-level performance and software without ThinkPad pricing will probably find the ThinkBook a solid option. While nothing about it is really spectacular, it’s certainly unusual to see the ThinkBook’s screen resolution at a sub-$1,000 price, and its performance will be more than adequate for most office tasks. The generous port selection, 16:10 aspect ratio, physical webcam shutter, and clear audio are certainly icing on the cake."

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