Barcelona: At Qualcomm’s press conference in Barcelona on Monday, Lenvovo suddenly unveiled a new laptop, specifically the ThinkPad X13s, a 13.3-inch small case weighing 1.06 kilograms and with a suggested battery life of no less than 28 hours of video playback (from local storage).
Over 24 hours battery life. In a laptop that is just over a kilo. Taste it a little.
It is not the battery technology that has received a drastic boost, so here we are talking about a very energy efficient processor. We’ve seen similar promises before, but not quite of this caliber, for Lenovo suggests according to Ars Technica that the performance should be comparable to an unspecified i5 processor from Intel.
The battery is 49.5 Wh, and the machine itself is no more than 13.4 mm thick. Other dimensions are 298.7 x 206.4 mm, ie not far from an A4 sheet.
Inside, Lenovo has put the Qualcomm 8cx Gen 3, the first 5 nm Windows PC SoC. It will have four cores of the type Cortex-A78, which runs at 2.4 GHz. The whole thing is so power-hungry that the machine can do completely without fans.
The screen is 13.3 inches and has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, ie a 16:10 format.
With the X13s, Lenovo retains a small grip on the past, as it will have up to 32 GB of LPDDR4x RAM, while Lenovo’s other new models have upgraded to DDR5.
The X13s will also support the TB PCIe 4.0 SSD. Of the ports, it will have two USB-C Gen 2, a 3.5 mm minijack and a 5G SIM slot. Of course, it will also support Wi-Fi 6E.
Some Norwegian price is not yet known, but X13s will go on sale in May 2022 and the price starts at 1399 euros for the cheapest model.