Lenovo has released a fresh set of ThinkPad upgrades, including the inclusion of AMD Ryzen processors to a variety of models. We’re looking at the Lenovo ThinkPad X13, which was recently introduced in Nepal. So, without further ado, here are the Lenovo ThinkPad X13’s characteristics, features, pricing, and availability in Nepal.
|Design & Build||Aluminum build, 16.9mm x 312mm x 217.2mm, 1.28 kg|
|Display||13.3 Full-HD IPS, 72% NTSC, 100% sRGB color gamut|
|Keyboard||Backlit (with TrackPoint)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U CPU|
|RAM||16GB DDR4-3200 DDR4 SDRAM|
|Graphics||AMD Radeon Graphics|
|Audio||Dolby Audio Speaker System|
|Battery||48 Watt-hours battery|
|Webcam||HD @ 720p|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth v5.1|
|I/O ports||2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (1 always on), 2 x USB-C, HDMI 2.0, microSD card reader, Headphone / mic combo, Kensington lock slot, Optional: Smart card reader|
|Price in Nepal||NPR 143,000|
The ThinkPad X13 has a simple, business-oriented design with its distinctive black shell. Lenovo claims that its aluminum chassis has passed a number of military-grade durability tests, indicating that it is resistant to common laptop mishaps. Unfortunately, it is not fingerprint-resistant, with the 13.3-inch matte touchscreen display bearing the brunt of the smudge. It’s a good idea to have a wipe on hand.
Lenovo laptop includes two mouse input choices, a virtually full-featured keyboard, and Dolby Audio stereo speakers in the ThinkPad X13’s small size. It’s a light business laptop, weighs 2.8 lb, similar to the Dell XPS 13. It’s a smidgeon thinner than the 3-pound MacBook Pro 13-inch.
The X13’s specifications are 12.3 x 8.6 x 0.7 inches; it isn’t too wide to fit into a tote bag, and it’s only a bit thicker than the XPS 13 and the MacBook Pro if you’re not too concerned with the slim-factor.
For a laptop of this size, the ThinkPad X13 boasts a plethora of connectors. It contains two USB 3.1 Type-C ports for charging and attaching adapters, as well as two USB 3.1 Type-A connectors for attaching peripherals and flash drives. An HDMI 2.0 port for connecting to a display, a headphone jack, and a Kensington-style lock port for attaching it to a desk are also included.
The 13.3-inch 1080p IPS display on the ThinkPad X13 is a good laptop screen for working and relaxing. In this day and age of crystal clear, high-resolution displays, the matte surface may appear dated. In exchange, you get a screen that is easier to view in direct sunshine or with harsh backlighting.
The display on the 13 accurately replicated 102.1 percent of the sRGB color range. Its color spectrum isn’t as vivid or rich as the newest MacBook Pro (114 percent), so it’s closer to the XPS 13 in that regard (107.5 percent ). You’ll still watch Netflix specials and look at colored spreadsheets in the same color scheme they were designed for.
The ThinkPad X13’s panel’s main issue is its dull display, which reaches only 278 nits at its brightest. The XPS 13 (417 nits) and the 13-inch MacBook Pro’s display are both substantially brighter (485 nits).
In comparison to the MacBook Pro’s 2650 x 1600 screen resolution and the Dell XPS 13’s 1920 x 1200 screen resolution, the ThinkPad X13’s display has a lesser resolution of 1920 x 1080. When connected to an external monitor, the difference isn’t immediately evident, but in its native resolution, the XPS 13’s screen rapidly becomes crowded.
Audio and cameras
The laptop’s Dolby audio had a lot of bass and were able to pick up on the subtle differences in tone in some complex Anjunabeats trance mixes.
The 720p camera on the X13 is sufficient for logging in and notifying your Zoom call that you’ve arrived at your desk. I wouldn’t use it to conduct the call or any other virtual briefing because of the low resolution. The camera isn’t even enjoyable for snapping the occasional selfie, and it may leave you appearing pixelated in other circumstances when a headshot is necessary for a badge or virtual meeting profile.
You’ll have to get used to the Function key being stacked next to the Control button, despite the X13’s comfy keyboard. My pinky used to get them mixed up all the time. Everything else about the keyboard layout is functional, including the narrow strip of function buttons at the top that serves as rapid toggles for volume and brightness control.
The X13 can run several browsers at the same time, as well as programs like Adobe Creative Suite and Discord, as well as independent titles like Joplin and VLC. Lightroom in particular handled the simultaneous import and scrolling of over 300 RAW files, as well as editing, with ease.
In GeekBench 5, which evaluates overall performance, the ThinkPad X13 outperformed the Core-i5 version of the Apple MacBook Pro 2020. In multi-core testing, the X13 scored 4,935 points, slightly higher than the XPS 13’s 4,847 points , while the MacBook Pro (Core i5-1030NG7 with 16GB of RAM).
The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 offers a battery life of up to 12 hours, however it only lasted 7 hours and 53 minutes in the Tom’s Guide battery test. That’s about 5 hours shorter than the XPS 13’s reported time of 12:39, and over two hours less than the MacBook Pro 2020.