During the MWC 2022 trade fair in Barcelona, Lenovo presented an unusual ThinkPad that completely broke with tradition. It all boils down to the fact that ThinkPad X13s reached for Snapdragon, the SoC based on the Arm architecture, which will go on sale in May at a price of 1,399 euros.
ThinkPad with SoC Snapdragon. The ThinkPad X13s is the first model in the family to feature an Arm system
ThinkPad X13s will come down to a solid with dimensions of 299.7 x 206.4 x 13.4 mm, and its weight will be 1.06 kg. Its specification will include two USB-C ports, audio output jack, Dolby Atmos system, SIM card slot, Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity module, and finally the optional Snapdragon X55 modem for 5G mmWave or sub6. On the memory side, you can count on the support of up to 32 GB of RAM and 1 TB of mass memory in the form of an SSD drive.
On the screen side, you can count on a 13.3-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, 16:10 aspect ratio and brightness up to 400 nits, over which there is a 5-megapixel web camera with AI auto-framing function, they work with a three-microphone system with “Intelligent noise reduction”.
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However, the most important thing is what is hidden under the hood. The ThinkPad X13s is the first Thinkpad to feature an Arm-based processor, more precisely, the 5nm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 SoC for Windows PCs that allowed Lenovo to ditch the fan from the design. Thanks to the energy efficiency of this SoC, ThinkPad X13s is able to work up to 28 hours on a single charge.