Lenovo: ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 with new processor and WQXGA display

Lenovo’s hardware experts have made significant upgrades to their various families of notebooks. This not only applies to the E-series of the ThinkPad (we reported). Lenovo has also revealed some exciting specs for the ThinkBook 13s Gen 2. Features of the compact ThinkBook with its 13.3 inch display can be equipped with an AMD Ryzen 4000 or an Intel i7 of the 11th generation. Optionally, the handy notebook is also to be available with a WQXGA display.

High performance in a handy case

The upcoming ThinkBook 13s Gen is clearly aimed at business users who want to take their notebook with them wherever they go. Thanks to the lightweight aluminum case, which measures just 29.9 cm x 20.9 mm x 1.49 mm, it should more than meet this demand. With a slim weight, which starts at 1.26 kg depending on the Features, it will not cause back pain in any case. But the ThinkBook 13s has always been handy. That is nothing new. It is above all the inner workings that can score points with the latest generation. For the CPU you can choose between an AMD Ryzen 4000 with integrated AMD Radeon graphics or an Intel i7 of the 11th generation with an integrated Intel Iris X graphics. The respective processor is supported by up to 16 GB RAM. Also for the SSD you can choose between different components. In addition to a PCI Gen3 SSD, you can also opt for a modern PCIe Gen4 SSD. The corresponding memory size can be selected up to 1 TB.

Permanent notebook with many ports

In order for the ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 to last the day in the office, Lenovo has installed a battery with a capacity of 56 Wh. This should be able to last up to 12 hours. By means of a quick charge function with 65 watts, the notebook can also be quickly recharged. It is also very functional thanks to numerous connections. So the models with Intel CPU offer a Thunderbolt 4, 2x USB 3.2 Gen1, 1x HDMI 2.0 and an audio combo port. The ThinkBook, which relies on AMD processor, offers instead of the Thunderbolt 4 port a USB Type-C 3.2 Gen2. Otherwise, the variety of connections is the same as the Intel model. For a reliable wireless connection WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 should provide.

Powerful display

The ThinkBook offers a 13.3 inch display. Although the size remains identical to the predecessor, the aspect ratio has changed to a 16:10 ratio. As an option, the compact notebook can now be equipped with a WQXGA resolution. This then offers a proud 2,560 x 1,600 pixels. With a brightness of 300 Nits in combination with the HDR format Dolby Vision, great contrasts should be possible. The 100 percent sRGB color space coverage ensures strong colors. Due to the thin display edges the ThinkBook 13s Gen2 comes in a very modern design. These measure just 4.5 mm wide, which results in a remarkable screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent. Optional is not only the high resolution. It is also possible to choose a display with touch screen.

Best equipped for meetings

The upcoming ThinkBook 13s Gen2 is also well prepared for the one or other Netflix evening. It offers 2 HARMAN speakers, each with 2 watts of solid power. In combination with the built-in HD camera including ThinkShutter, the speakers also allow virtual meetings on a high level. The built-in microphone offers three different modes according to Lenovo. Depending on the area of application, you can choose between “private”, “shared” and “ambient noise”. This is intended to ensure good sound for the other participants in a meeting without any background noise. Especially in times of Corona, it has become clear how important audio quality is for such meetings. Lenovo has worked very purposefully here.

Price and availability

Lenovo plans to launch its second-generation ThinkBook 13s at the end of November. Depending on Features, prices will start at 819 Euro. However, these figures only apply to Intel models. How much the ThinkBook 13s with AMD Ryzen 4000 will cost is not yet known. But we will keep you up to date.

Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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