In recent times, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon computing (PC) platform has gained extra traction. As we speak is a milestone: The ThinkPad X13s is Lenovo’s first Snapdragon-powered ThinkPad, which is kind of an endorsement.
The ThinkPad X13s is an ultra-light, always-on, always-connected laptop computer weighing a mere 2.35 Lbs. It has a clamshell chassis which is suitable for greater productiveness than a tablet-style one, for my part.
From the skin, the ThinkPad X13s has all of the hallmarks of a ThinkPad design. Because of the thinness of the chassis, I count on it to really feel completely different than “basic” ThinkPads just like the X1 Yoga, however I think about it being just like the ThinkPad X1 nano, which can also be a super-light.
Though it is a new product, Lenovo labored with Qualcomm for 4 years on this design. Take into account that each firms had cooperated earlier than and confirmed the primary 5G laptop computer at Computex 2019, so it’s been a protracted and fruitful relationship.
With such a skinny (13.4mm) chassis, there’s solely room for 2 USB-C ports, and sadly, they don’t seem to be Thunderbolt as a result of that’s an Intel know-how. As an alternative, USB 3.2 Gen2 is supported.
The audio system on both aspect of the laptop computer are an beautiful element because it’s the perfect location (in need of a soundbar) to position audio system on a pc. If Lenovo delivers on sound high quality, this might be a superb multimedia laptop computer.
The 13.3-inch show has a 1920×1200 decision with an anti-glare therapy. Lenovo has three choices with varied colour accuracy and brightness specs to handle completely different wants (industrial, artistic, workplace).
I’m curious to see how the 5MP webcam compares to common laptops’ typical 0.7MP to 1MP ones. If it had been the equal of a median selfie smartphone digital camera, that may be a big leap for a laptop computer.
The Qualcomm digital camera software program may be very performant, and this ThinkPad might be a high-quality video-conference gadget.
Inside, the pc is powered by the Snapdragon 8cx gen 3 and backed by 32GB of RAM (soldered), which I discover fairly beneficiant, so kudos to Lenovo for that.
There’s as much as 1TB of SSD storage related to a PCIe 4.0 bus, so I count on the efficiency to be akin to your typical Intel laptop computer.
The connectivity is superb because it helps 5G (Sub6 and mmWave) and WiFi-6E. Having native inner 5G certainly gives the perfect and most handy 5G, particularly when in comparison with a cellphone tether.
The 49.5Wh battery capability is akin to many Intel-based skinny & gentle, however the Snapdragon energy effectivity can push battery life to ~28 hours, in line with Lenovo. Below the perfect circumstances, this appears technically doable.
This thrilling laptop computer gained’t ship proper now, however previous experiences inform us that March or April of 2022 would possibly see it seem in retail. No less than, we all know it’ll price $1099+.
|Processor||Snapdragon® 8cx Gen 3 compute platform|
|Working System||As much as Home windows 11 Professional|
|Reminiscence||As much as 32GB LPDDR4x|
|Storage||As much as 1TB PCIe SSD|
|Graphics||Snapdragon® 8cx Gen 3 compute platform with Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU|
-WUXGA IPS 300nit
-WUXGA IPS 300nit on-cell contact
-WUXGA IPS 400nit, Low Energy, Low Blue Mild
|Audio||Consumer-facing Dolby® Audio speaker system
Qualcomm® Voice and Audio Communications Suite
|Digital camera||-5.0MP digital camera, non-compulsory IR sensor, non-compulsory Laptop Imaginative and prescient
-5.0MP RGB digital camera
|Battery||49.5Whr, (video playback as much as 28 hours)|
|Safety||Qualcomm® Safe Processing Unit with Microsoft Pluton, dTPM, Fingerprint Reader, Home windows Whats up (IR digital camera), Digital camera shutter, Kensington Lock|
|Ports||2 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, Audio, SIM|
|Keyboard||ThinkPad TrackPoint keyboard, backlit
Glass-like 3-button TrackPad
|Wi-fi LAN||Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6900 Subsystem
Wi-Fi 6 or Wi-Fi 6E
|Wi-fi WAN||Non-compulsory Snapdragon® X55 5G Modem-RF system
5G mmWave and sub-6 eSIM and Nano SIM
|Colours/Supplies||Thunder Black, Licensed 90% recycled magnesium on A and C covers|
|Dimensions||298.7 x 206.4 x 13.4mm
11.76 x 8.13 x 0.53in
|Weight||1.06kg – 2.35 lbs|
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