Lenovo ThinkPad X13s Gen1 Lightweight Laptop Review

The Lenovo ThinkPad X13s Gen1 Laptop delivers outstanding performance and excellent battery life, with silent operation features.

Lenovo has manufactured a laptop for daily business and office users, the Lenovo ThinkPad X13s Gen1. This Laptop is based on an Apple ARM chip, but it still comes with the latest Gen Windows 11 64bit operating system. So along with Microsoft Official Applications, it also supports Apple-based software too. For your daily life, Business, and Office work, this is a good laptop you can buy.

To test its ultimate capability, we did a complete analysis of this Laptop. With our test results, we also concluded whether you need this Laptop or not if you use a laptop for your daily Business or Office work. So in this article, we will guide and help you thoroughly with the best of our knowledge on everything about this new Lenovo ThinkPad X13s Gen1 Laptop.

Let’s check out the all-new Lenovo ThinkPad X13s Gen1 Laptop without further delay.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X13s Gen1 Laptop – Specs

Here are the specification details of the Lenovo ThinkPad X13s Gen1 Laptop.

Laptop ClassUltraPortable
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen3
Processor Speed3GHz
Storage Drive512GB SSD
Display Screen Size13.3 inches
Native Display Resolution1920×1200
Touch ScreenNo
Variable Refresh RateNo
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 690
Wireless ConnectionBluetooth, wifi 6E, 5G
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 11 Pro 64bit with Apple ARM Based
Thunderbolt 4 PortNo
Dimension0.53 X 11.8 X 8.1 inches
Weight2.35 lbs
Battery LifeApprox 28hrs Standby

Lenovo ThinkPad X13s – Price and Availability

Lenovo ThinkPad X13s is available in the worldwide electronics market and all major online and offline retailers with a starting price tag of $2169. But the price of this Laptop may vary from one country to another.

Lenovo ThinkPad Laptop – Design and Build Quality

Lenovo ThinkPad Laptop – Design and Build Quality

Lenovo has made its ThinkPad X13s Laptop with all-over magnesium material. The older version of this Laptop was rigid, but the chassis strength for this model is low. The design this Laptop comes with a travel-friendly design and a flexible hinge. The laptop has a thin and lightweight design and can perfectly fit inside your backpack.

Also, it is slim in design from its older version. The webcam has been placed at the top middle position of the display unit with additional sensors. The 2 Dolby Audio Speakers have been placed on both sides of the keyboard, along with three mics. The “ThinkPad” logo is placed right below the keyboard’s corner side and behind the laptop lid’s upper left side.

We didn’t notice any dedicated air vent for cooling in the entire model. This Laptop fits in every universal laptop bag and comes only in Thunder Black color, certified by 90% recycled magnesium. So for safety, you must keep this Laptop out of any flammable things. However, 97% and 30% of PPC recycled plastic have been used in the Speaker enclosure and Battery section, respectively.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X13s – Display

Lenovo ThinkPad X13s – Display

The ThinkPad X13s model from Lenovo has a size of WUXGA 13.3 inches. The native resolution of this display is 1920×1200 pixels. It comes with Antiglare technology with a max amount of 358 nits of brightness, and it delivers 72.5 nits when the brightness level sets at 50%. The entire screen of this Lenovo ThinkPad X13s covers 100% sRGB color, 77% Adobe RGB color, and 79% DCI-P3 color. Although, it does not comes with variable screen refresh rate options and modern touchscreen feature. This screen offers you a crystal clear picture quality with no dead pixels.

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Lenovo Business Laptop – Keyboard and Touchpad

Lenovo has placed a slim Spill-resistant keyboard on its 2022 ThinkPad laptop model. Each key of this keyboard has limited key travel. The keyboard section comes in a compact size without the number pad. All keys are big enough to read and press with fingers. Lenovo has also manufactured this keyboard with two backlit White LED Lighting levels and an F9 e-shutter control. The typing experience of this Keyboard is Good, or some users have found it is just more than average.

The touchpad of this keyboard comes in a Glass material that is 110mm in size. It is placed just in the center below the position of the keyboard. There is a dedicated left-click and right-click button, which is placed on the upside position of the touchpad area, and these buttons are enormous. The total touchpad area is 100% responsive and feels very smooth while operating with fingers. It responds exceptionally well to Windows gestures like pinch to zoom and double finger tap to drag.

Lenovo X13s Laptop – Ports and Connectivity

Lenovo X13s Laptop - Ports and Connectivity
Lenovo X13s Laptop – Ports and Connectivity

Lenovo ThinkPad X13s laptop has a minimal number of ports, or you can say they could make it even this wireless rather than placing it. On the left side, Lenovo has placed 2 USB-Type C 3.2 Gen 2 ports, one of which can be used for charging. And on the right side is one Audio-Mic combo jack with a Simcard slot.

For connectivity, Lenovo has placed the latest Intel wifi 6E 802.11AX and Bluetooth v5.1. You can also install WWANN 5G sub6 eSIM or 5G mmWave eSIM in this ThinkPad X13s model at the time of purchase. The wifi and Bluetooth wireless components are very fast regarding data transfer and connectivity. Also, we didn’t find any problems while using the Laptop extensively.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X13s – Audio, Battery, and Webcam


Lenovo has manufactured this ThinkPad X13s laptop with a dual Dolby audio speaker system. The speakers are placed on both sides of the Laptop vertically. Besides, it also comes with inbuilt three mics with Qualcomm Voice & Audio Suite, Qualcomm® aptX™ audio technology, and AI-based noise suppression with echo cancellation feature. The sound quality of the two speakers is excellent and does not create any noise distortion, even at a high dB level. Besides, the universal audio-mic combo jack delivers good quality sound through any headset.


The most important and impressive thing about this Lenovo ThinkPad Laptop is its battery section. Lenovo has squeezed a 28hr standby time battery in this Laptop. With our video playback testing, it scored 18hrs and 23 minutes with 720p “Tears of Steel” video.


This ThinkPad X13s comes with a 5MP RGB webcam with privacy e-shutter technology. It also allows you to add FHD infrared (IR) Hybrid and IR mobile industry processor interface MIPI. This 5MP camera’s picture is very crystal clear than the modern 720p webcam. Our webcam test shows this is very good for your daily Business and video calling.

Lenovo ThinkPad X13s – Performance and Benchmark

Although this Laptop comes with the Microsoft Windows Operating system based, it comes with Apple ARM-based Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 CPU. Also, it comes with Qualcomm Adreno 690 Graphics processor. So we experimented on this hardware, and here are the outcomes below.

HandBrake 1.4
Rebder Time 12 minute 4k File to 1080p, Fast 1080p30 Preset
28 min 38 sec
CineBench Multicore Render R232676 Points
GeekBench 5.4.1 Pro5845 Points
3DMark Time spy subtest DX 12 benchmark916 Points
3DMark Night Raid subtest DX 12 benchmark11234 Points

Lenovo Office Laptop – Noise and Thermal

Lenovo Office Laptop - Noise and Thermal
Lenovo Office Laptop – Noise and Thermal

Lenovo ThinkPad does not come with any dedicated cooling fan or air vent. With our testing, we got the highest heat point of 116 degrees Celcius when it was running under a heavy load. We are shocked that Lenovo hasn’t put any solution for this where other average Laptops don’t reach such high temperatures. Although such a thing rarely happens, it massively causes thermal throttling issues. However, we think we have received a faulty Lenovo X13s, which will not be the case for other laptops.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X13s – FAQ

What is the free software that comes with this Laptop?

This Lenovo ThinkPad X13s comes with a free copy of Microsoft Windows 11 and Office 360 packages. Besides, it comes with some Apple software for its ARM-based CPU.

How much Warranty does the Lenovo ThinkPad X13s provide?

This Lenovo Laptop comes with one year of Warranty.

Can I upgrade this Laptop?

Yes, you can upgrade your Lenovo ThinkPad X13s storage section with up to 1TB of SSD. The RAM is soldered, so you won’t be able to upgrade the RAM.

Lenovo ThinkPad X13s – Final Verdict


  • Outstanding 28hrs Standby Battery Life
  • Light Weight than the previous model
  • Bright Screen
  • Latest 5G connection
  • Silent Operation
  • A 5MP webcam is better than a modern 720p webcam


  • Overpriced when compared to its installed hardware with other modern laptops
  • Apple ARM-based CPU-Graphics and Microsoft operating system limit software support for both companies
  • No type A and Thunderbolt port
  • Temperatures can reach as high as 116 degrees Celcius under heavy load, but we think it’s this particular Laptop’s issue.

So this was all about the Lenovo Thinkpad X13s Laptop Review. If you feel we have missed out on anything, let us know in the comments below.

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