Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 i

The new ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 i is built to deliver speed and reliability while maintaining very good battery life and extreme portability. There are many great improvements this year and one of the best ones is the move to 16:10 panels. This machine can be configured in many different ways. This unit has the following specs:

  • 11th gen Intel i7 vPro CPU
  • 13.3″ XQXGA Low Power IPS (400 nit, 100%sRGB, Low Blue Light Display
  • 16GB RAM LPDDR4x (4266Mhz)
  • 1TB SSD PCIe Gen 4
  • WQXGA display
  • FHD IR hybrid camera with webcam privacy shutter
  • Wifi 6E
  • 5G Wireless
  • Larger 55WHr battery
  • Backlit (Optional) keyboard with 1.5mm stroke

The X13 offers many ways to customize components. Between processor, memory, storage, and display options, the ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 i gives you nearly limitless configurations to help build the ideal machine.

Side viewing angles on the screen are very good, even with direct light shining on it. The added real estate to the screen from the 16:10 is excellent.

Other hardware that came in the box with this were the 65 Watt USB-C Power Adapter and the cable adapter for the Ethernet.

Ports on the left side of the X13 from left to right include: USB-C Thunderbolt 4 Power, Thunderbolt 4, Ethernet port for the adapter, HDMI, USB-A, and a microphone headphone combo jack.

Port on the right side is a USB-A. The heat exhaust is next to it. There is a micro kensington lock slot to the right of the exhaust.

This comes with a User Facing Dolby Audio Speaker system and 2x FarField Microphones. The Microphones are at the top of the display on either side of the camera.

This comes with a 115 x 61mm TouchPad and it also has the optional backlit keyboard with 1.5mm stroke.

If you are looking for the Fingerprint reader, you won’t find it. It is incorporated into the start button, that should give you almost instant login potential. I found that the Infrared camera with the facial recognition also gives an almost instant login. This one also came with the optional human presence detection that locks the PC when you step away.

There is no screen wobble, no chassis flex, this machine feels sturdy for how thin it is. At no time do the screen colors look like anything except the colors that they are. You can order this in Black or Storm Grey.

Docking systems that are compatible with this machine are the Thunderbolt 4 dock, USB cable dock, and the side mechanical dock.

11 thoughts on “Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 i

  1. Hi,
    I don’t know of any screens that are actually called anti-glare or anti-reflective. With that in mind, this is not a glossy screen. This machine comes with the options of 4 different screens. This one came with the 13.3″ WGXGA Low Power IPS(400nit. 100%sRGB, Low Blue Light) display and it has very little glare and even with a direct light upon it is hardly reflective. Viewing from an angle is excellent, (see Pics above). I had 2 bright lights shining directly on the screen when I took the pics and I could see the display very well. One of the screen options is a touch screen which I would think would be a glossy screen and would most likely be more reflective and prone to glare.

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  2. Hi, i read your Review. Thanks for that nice Piece of work. I miss one thing, maybe the x13 was to new. What’s about the operation in battery mode? How long can you work with it?

    Thanks for reading.

    Chrisitan

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    • Mine came with the 55 Wh battery and the WQXGA IPS display, I took it to work today and left it running with YouTube videos all day. At the end of the workday, it had 20% battery left. So, I got about 7.5 hours running YouTube videos and still had some battery left.

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    • I’ll make a video of the camera, yes it is 1080p HD IR Hybrid. Only certain configurations can be ordered with this camera. I’ll put a link here for the camera video when I make it.

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  3. Thanks for post this decent review.
    but how so fast bought that one? Is that a review-laptop provided by Lenovo? or just bought fast?
    I ordered CTO in S.Korea on 26.Apr(The day tomorrow released in S.Korea), but will receive today afternoon(3 hrs left).

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