Lenovo ThinkBook 13x

Lenovo ThinkBook 13x

Lenovo ThinkBook 13x

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.8
GENERAL USE: Good7.9/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.7/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.7/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.9/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.0/10
PORTABILITY: Excellent9.3/10
BATTERY: Good7.6/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.3/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.9/10
SIZE: 13.5"

To help you make an informed decision, consider that the Lenovo ThinkBook 13x usually offers a balance between performance and portability, suitable for general use and mobile professionals. It tends to be lightweight with a sleek design, making it easy to carry around. It's typically not the top choice for heavy gaming or specialized engineering software but should handle everyday tasks such as web browsing, document editing, and video streaming well. You may want to consider the battery life, which is generally good for a workday, but if you're planning to use it for longer periods away from a power outlet, be mindful of your usage. If you require more powerful graphics or longer unplugged performance, you might need to look at other options, potentially at a higher cost. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Lightweight and portable design
  • Good battery life for daily tasks
  • Suitable for general office work
Cons
  • Not ideal for gaming or heavy graphics
  • Higher price compared to budget models
  • Limited upgradeability

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.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.5
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.
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:
4.4
The Lenovo ThinkBook 13x offers a strong CPU and plenty of RAM, ensuring smooth performance for everyday tasks, and its high-quality screen, coupled with excellent portability and battery life, makes it ideal for users who are often on the move. While storage capacity is adequate for most users, the laptop also boasts a comfortable keyboard, decent speakers, and effective heat management without being too noisy, cementing its position as a solid choice for general use.
Software Development:
4.4
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:
4.4
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 ThinkBook 13x offers a strong combination of a high-performance CPU and ample RAM, which are crucial for handling demanding engineering software and multitasking efficiently, while the high-quality screen ensures clear and precise visuals for design work. Furthermore, its portability and solid keyboard quality complement the professional needs of engineers and designers who value a balance between performance and mobility.
Battery Life:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
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:
3.8
The Lenovo ThinkBook 13x, with its moderate GPU, will handle games and 3D applications but won't provide the most fluid experience due to a screen refresh rate that isn't as high as specialized gaming laptops. While its CPU and screen quality are decent and contribute to overall performance and visual clarity, they do not compensate for the limitations in graphics processing and refresh rate for demanding gaming or 3D tasks.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,399
Release Date
January 30, 2024
Overall Dimensions
11.6'' x 8.1'' x 0.5''
Weight
2.7 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel Core Ultra 5 125H
Graphics
Iris Xe
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
8 Hours
Battery Capacity
74 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
13.5"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2880 x 1920
Refresh Rate
120Hz
Display Brightness
500 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.6/10
Portability Score
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9.4/10
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
1080p
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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