The past few Lenovo laptops that we’ve reviewed have had the larger 16:10 screen and we see that here as well. So on our unit instead of having a 1920 x 1080 display, it is a 1920 x 1200 display. The extra vertical space is definitely appreciated. The 1920 x 1200 screen is more than bright enough in my testing, but as I mentioned it would have been nice to see some larger resolution displays offered.
I always praise Lenovo laptop keyboards and I’m going to do it again here. The keyboard on the ThinkPad X13s is extremely comfortable to type on and I never felt like I was missing keys or anything like that. If you are working in the dark you do get a white backlight on the keys with two different brightness levels. You can manually turn the lighting on or off (FN + Spacebar) or you can set it to auto which will turn on the backlighting based on your environment.
When it comes to the built-in camera on the laptop it will shoot video at 1920 x 1080 at 30 FPS or 2592 x 1944 (4:3) at the same 30 FPS. You can also take photos at 5.0 MP (2592×19440). This is so far the best built-in camera system we’ve seen on a Lenovo laptop, although it still is not going to compare to a dedicated webcam. It will definitely get the job done for Skype and Zoom calls. Here is a picture I took with the camera.
I also made a recording using the Windows recording tool to give you an idea of the type of audio quality you would get if you planned on using the built-in microphone array on the laptop. We also compare this to the Yoga 9i, IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon and IdeaPad X1 Carbon.
Lenovo ThinkPad X13s
Lenovo Yoga 9i
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon
Lenovo IdeaPad X1 Carbon