ThinkPad X13 AMD Gen 3 First Look

The new ThinkPad X13 is designed to deliver speed and reliability. This AMD version has excellent cooling and very good battery life. This computer can be configured in many different ways. This machine has the following specs:

AMD Ryzen 7 6000 Pro

Windows 11 Pro

Integraded Radeon 600M Graphics

FHD IR camera with webcam privacy shutter and HPD (Human Presence Detection)

32GB LPDDR5 Dual Channel RAM

54.7Wh Battery

XQXGA 16:10 Display (2560×1650) Low Power IPS

Datasheet is below:

It came with a USB-C to Ethernet adapter and the USB-C Power supply. (65 Watt)

As for ports, on the left side is from left to right: USB-C 4.0, USB-C 3.2, Full size HDMI 2.0b, USB-A 3.2, and 1x Audio (headphone and microphone combo jack)

On the right side is a USB-C 3.2 port and a Nano Kensington lock slot.

This machine supports Windows Hello, the IR camera supports Facial Recognition, (1080p) and the start button incorporates a Fingerprint Reader. It has ThinkPad PrivacyGuard.

It also has a backlit keyboard.

The following image shows the differences between the Generation 2 and the Generation 3.

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.

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. Battery life on this machine is great, I was able to get 10 hours while running 3 YouTube movies and having about 25 tabs open in Chrome. At no time did the temps go over 65 degrees C while doing this.

AMD has come a long way from their early days, it looks like they have gotten it down to a science. The only thing I see lacking is Thunderbolt support for the USB-C ports. The temps and power work together nicely, this is an excellent machine.

5 thoughts on “ThinkPad X13 AMD Gen 3 First Look

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  2. Great review. So you have the larger battery (54.7Wh)? Does it stick out at the back or anything?
    How frequently does the fan run? When it’s on, how loud is it?
    Any chance you could weigh the laptop? 🙂
    There are very reviews out there for this model, trying to make up my mind whether I should buy this… Thank you!


    • The battery doesn’t stick out at all. The fan stays quiet, only during stress testing did the fan run fast and it wasn’t loud. At my configuration, the weight comes in at 2.82 lbs. The added weight can be attributed to the bigger battery and the display. If you do decide to buy this, make sure you order it with the RAM capacity that you want because it is soldered to the board and can’t be upgraded later. AMD and Lenovo figured out the right setup for the power management, I remember the old AMD machines were known for heat and noise.


      • Thanks! So the battery is simply higher density? It would be the same size as the lower-capacity one? By “the fan stays quiet”, you mean it’s usually off or just silent?


  3. The battery is a little bigger, so it is a little heavier. It still fits inside the same case. The fan is not off, its speed is variable. The speed doesn’t have to ramp up as much, so it is quieter.
    It all depends on what you are using it for, if you are maxing out the processor, then yes, it will be louder and hotter.


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