The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga is getting an upgrade this year. We have previously reviewed the X13 Yoga powered by the Intel Comet Lake-U Core i7-10510U and came out largely impressed. Lenovo is now introducing the ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2 with a Tiger Lake upgrade and other niceties.
The ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2i offers various Intel 11th gen Tiger Lake vPro processor options and integrated Iris Xe graphics with up to 32 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 2 TB NVMe storage. The ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2 is also now lighter by 100 g compared to the previous generation.
With the X13 Yoga Gen 2, Lenovo is offering a 16:10 13.3-inch display in WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) and WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600) resolutions. Lenovo offers a range of brightness options ranging from 300 nits to 500 nits with the 500 nits panel being PrivacyGuard-enabled. Lenovo is also emphasizing a lot about its low blue light technology in the 400 nits display option.
Apart from the optional PrivacyGuard display, the ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2 also offers several other privacy-focused ThinkShield features including a Match-on-Chip fingerprint reader that doubles as the power button, hybrid IR camera, and Human Presence Detection that work in conjunction with the vPro features in the new Tiger Lake processors.
Connectivity options include 2x Thunderbolt 4 ports, 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 1x HDMI 2.0-out, and a combo audio jack. Networking features include Wi-Fi 6 and LTE connectivity. A 52.8 Whr battery keeps the innards ticking for a rated time of up to 12.3 hours. The battery can be topped-up via USB Type-C 65 W rapid charging.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2 will be available from April 2021 at prices starting from US$1,379.