Lenovo’s line of ThinkPad laptops are nothing new, they have been the standard for a business and productivity laptop for years. Typically we see these unit powered by Intel and sometimes AMD mobile processors, but we have something new in the ThinkPad X13s. This is Lenovo’s first Snapdragon laptop, which was built in close collaboration with Qualcomm and features their Snapdragon 8Cx Gen 3. This extremely thin and light laptop (only 2.35lbs) has the longest battery life we’ve seen on a ThinkPad and even comes with 5G connectivity! Seems like it would be the perfect device for the professional on the go, let’s take a look and see what it can do!
Special thanks to Lenovo for providing us with the ThinkPad X13s to review.
Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 8cx Gen 3 SC8280XP Processor (3.00 GHz up to 3.00 GHz)
Operating System: Windows 11 Pro 64 ARM
Graphics: Integrated Qualcomm® Adreno™ 690 Graphics
Memory: 16 GB LPDDR4X 4266MHz (Soldered)
Storage: 512 GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe Gen4 TLC Opal
Display: 13.3″ WUXGA (1920 x 1200), IPS, Anti-Glare, Non-Touch, 100%sRGB, 300 nits, LED Backlight, Narrow Bezel
WLAN: Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6E WCN6855 2×2 AX & Bluetooth® 5.1 or above
WWAN: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X55 5G Sub 6
Camera: 5MP RGB+IR with ThinkShutter and Microphone
Prices Start at: $994.95
The ThinkPad X13s comes in your standard ThinkPad box which is cardboard and just says “Think” on the front. Opening the box up we find the laptop nicely protected and a secondary box that houses the power adapter.
Getting everything out of the box we have the ThinkPad X13s, power adapter, and a quick start guide. For those wondering this laptop comes with Lenovo’s standard 65W power adapter.