Lenovo ThinkPad X13s, the first ThinkPad with ARM CPU

We continue reviewing the novelties that Lenovo is presenting, and this time we find the Lenovo ThinkPad X13s, an ultralight laptop that has the honor of being the first ThinkPad equipped with an ARM processor.

In terms of design, the Lenovo ThinkPad X13s maintains all the keys of the ThinkPad series, but is emerging as a clearly differentiated solution, thanks to the use of a Snapdragon 8cx Gen3 SoC its finished no fans. This means that it is completely silent, and that it is a very light device.

At the specification level, the Lenovo ThinkPad X13s has an 8-core processor divided into four high-performance Cortex-X1 cores at 3 GHz and four Cortex-A78 cores at 2.4 GHz. Its GPU is an Adreno 69X and it comes with an ISP Spectra 395. In theory, this new processor improves performance by up to 85% compared to the previous generation, while its GPU offers a performance improvement of up to 60%.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X13s supports up to 32GB of LPDDR4x memorycan mount an SSD of up to 1 TB capacity, has a 5 MP front camera with infrared, has a three-microphone array with noise reduction technology, has a fingerprint reader for biometric authentication, comes with two USB 3.2 Gen 2 TYPE C ports and a 3.5mm jack, and uses Windows 11 Pro as operating system.

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Jumping to wireless connectivity, we find Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2 and 5G, the latter optional. The screen of the Lenovo ThinkPad X13s is 13.3 inches with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixelsand has a 49.5 Wh battery that promises up to 28 hours of autonomy.

Lenovo has confirmed that the ThinkPad X13s is made from 90% recycled magnesium alloy, and that it has also used recycled plastic in other elements of the laptop. Its weight is barely 1 kilogram, and it will have a price in Spain of €1,399. It will be available in May.

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