First ThinkPad Powered by Snapdragon Delights Mobile Workers with Multi-Day Battery Life, AI Accelerated Experiences, and 5G Connectivity
March 1, 2022 – Lenovo™ is thrilled to announce an all-new ThinkPad™ X13s developed in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and Microsoft, as the world’s first laptop powered by the premium Snapdragon® 8cx Gen 3 compute platform1, running up to Windows 11 Pro. The ultra-slim, ultra-light fan-less design delivers the next level of silent always-on, always-connected PC experiences in addition to incredible multi-day battery life rated up to 28 hours2, AI accelerated experiences, enhanced 5G connectivity options including mmWave3, and application support through the Microsoft App Assure program for seamless productivity, security, and collaboration.
Built with 90% certified recycled magnesium in the top and bottom covers, 97% PCC plastic in the battery Printed Circuit Board (PCB) cover and battery frame, and with recyclable carton and bumpers in the packaging4, ThinkPad X13s is designed to consume less energy. Manufactured using Lenovo’s low temperature solder method that can reduce carbon emissions by up to 35%5, ThinkPad X13s also includes low power 13.3-inch 16:10 display configurations, with touch or Eyesafe® low blue light options. The reduced need for AC power can help reduce energy consumption.
Hybrid workers, global travelers, field technicians, and front-line workers will relish the light 1.06kg (2.35 pounds) laptop, and the virtual elimination of daily power anxiety and connectivity issues as they roam between work-from-anywhere locations. Wi-Fi 6E6 provides a more stable high-speed connection and when unavailable, or a public hotspot is not secure enough, the device can switch to 5G mmWave or sub6 Wireless WAN for lightning fast, highly secure, on-the-go connectivity.
Figure 1: Powered by Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 compute platform
Technology innovation should be seamless and addressing customer insights for a smarter and more productive collaboration experience is paramount. ThinkPad X13s integrates a communications bar with a 5-megapixel camera with AI-based auto framing plus Infrared (IR) camera option and standard triple-array microphones providing intelligent noise suppression during conference calls. Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 introduces a Computer Vision processor featuring major user experience improvements, from smarter human presence detection for a more convenient user authentication experience to added security, privacy, and power saving by automatically turning off or dimming the display when the user looks away.
Figure 2:AI Noise Suppression and e-Shutter
The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 compute platform delivers exceptional battery efficiency with the performance expected for a premium business laptop. The world’s first 5nm platform for Windows PCs, Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3’s superior architecture makes it Qualcomm Technologies’ most powerful and efficient connected platform. Designed for use in premium, truly mobile PCs, it delivers processing speeds with system-level performance boosts of up to 57% and handles multi-tasking up to 85% faster for incredibly smooth, responsive performance7. Staying always on and always connected is possible with seamless switching between Wi-Fi and ultra-fast 5G mmWave or 5G sub6, or 4G LTE networks. AI accelerated audio and camera capabilities create immersive video conferencing experiences that help users stay productive and engaged.
Delight IT Staff
Hybrid workstyles are here to stay. ThinkPad X13s has the tools to delight end-users, however IT departments need to ensure their endpoint devices meet the strict needs of a diversified business environment. Lenovo Services8 can assist in end-to-end lifecycle needs of the transformation to optimized Modern IT through planning, configuration, deployment, management, support and disposal of assets.
Lenovo, Qualcomm Technologies, and Microsoft continuously collaborate with top tier ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) through the Microsoft App Assure program for Windows on Arm to support native compatibility and enhanced experiences of business-critical applications such as Microsoft 365, Zoom™, Sophos™ and many more, critical to the productivity and collaboration, device and data security, zero trust network access, and virtualization needs of many enterprise customers. Improved x64 emulation in Windows 11 offers a better experience for legacy applications, allowing software developers to incrementally transition apps to run natively using ARM64EC application binary interface (ABI).
Furthermore, the ThinkPad X13s is equipped with advanced hardware and software threat protection through ThinkShield9 end-to-end security platform, and Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 integrates layered secure boot and Microsoft Pluton architecture implemented on the Qualcomm® Secure Processing Unit for chip-to-cloud protection of user identity, data and applications on Windows 11 PCs that meet the Secured-core PC standard.
Forging Ahead to a Brighter, more Sustainable Future
In addition to recycled materials and efficient manufacturing processes, Lenovo also offers bulk packaging which can reduce packaging waste. And by enabling businesses to contribute to specific ecological projects through Lenovo’s CO2 Offset Service10, customers have offset more than 500,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide across their purchases of Think PCs (desktops, workstations, laptops). That’s the equivalent of the amount of greenhouse gases emitted from more than 100,000 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year11.
Figure 3: 90% Recycled Magnesium Material on A and C Covers
“Thanks to our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and Microsoft, we are excited to bring a new generation of work-from-anywhere device with the flexibility, mobility and security that enterprise customers need,” said Jerry Paradise, vice president, Global Commercial Product Portfolio, Lenovo PC and Smart Devices. “ThinkPad X13s promises to end power anxiety and delight users with AI accelerated collaboration experiences and hyper-speed connectivity wherever they happen to be.”
“ThinkPad X13s will revolutionize enterprise PCs, built to deliver out of the box security, lightning-fast connectivity, and immersive videoconferencing and collaboration experiences powered by AI technology,” said Miguel Nunes, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are proud to work with Lenovo and Microsoft to drive the next generation of enterprise-grade PCs for hybrid work, advancing enterprise experiences that will increase productivity while helping protect and manage their corporate fleet of devices from virtually anywhere.”
“Protection from advanced attacks is a top business priority for today’s hybrid workforce. No matter where work takes place, Windows is designed to offer protection from the chip to the cloud. We are proud to have integrated the Microsoft Pluton security architecture with Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 compute platform on ThinkPad X13s. This integration will add even more security for identities, data and applications on Windows 11 PCs.” – David Weston, Director of Enterprise and IS Security, Microsoft.
Pricing and Availability12:
- ThinkPad X13s will be available starting May 2022, starting from €1399.
- In the U.S., the ThinkPad X13s will be available on AT&T, and on Verizon later in 2022. More specific availability and pricing will be shared later.
|Processor||Snapdragon® 8cx Gen 3 compute platform|
|Operating System||Up to Windows 11 Pro|
|Memory||Up to 32GB LPDDR4x|
|Storage||Up to 1TB PCIe SSD|
|Graphics||Snapdragon® 8cx Gen 3 compute platform with Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU|
|Display||13.3-inch 16:10 -WUXGA IPS 300nit -WUXGA IPS 300nit on-cell touch -WUXGA IPS 400nit, Low Power, Low Blue Light|
|Audio||User-facing Dolby® Audio speaker system Qualcomm® Voice and Audio Communications Suite|
|Camera||-5.0MP camera, optional IR sensor, optional Computer Vision -5.0MP RGB camera|
|Battery||49.5Whr, (video playback up to 28 hours)|
|Security||Qualcomm® Secure Processing Unit with Microsoft Pluton, dTPM, Fingerprint Reader, Windows Hello (IR camera), Camera shutter, Kensington Lock|
|Ports||2 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, Audio, SIM|
|Keyboard||ThinkPad TrackPoint keyboard, backlit Glass-like 3-button TrackPad|
|Wireless LAN||Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6900 Subsystem Wi-Fi 6 or Wi-Fi 6E Bluetooth® 5.2|
|Wireless WAN||Optional Snapdragon® X55 5G Modem-RF system 5G mmWave and sub-6 eSIM and Nano SIM|
|Colors/Materials||Thunder Black, Certified 90% recycled magnesium on A and C covers|
|Dimensions||298.7 x 206.4 x 13.4mm 11.76 x 8.13 x 0.53in|
|Weight||1.06kg – 2.35 lbs|
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1 Based on internal research conducted as of February 2022 of all major laptop manufacturers shipping more than one million units worldwide annually
2 Up to 28 hours based on ongoing testing using local video playback conditions. Battery life will vary and depend on numerous factors including product configuration and usage, software, operating conditions, wireless functionality, power management settings, screen brightness and other factors. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage3 Requires 4G or 5G network service and separately purchased cellular data plan that may vary by location. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges apply. Connection speeds will vary due to location, environment, network conditions and other factors
4 Recycling capabilities may vary by user location
5 Based on Lenovo internal calculations of reduced energy use saving 0.2kg CO2 emissions per system
6 Requires separately purchased Wi-Fi router and plan that may vary by location. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges apply. Connection speeds will vary due to location, environment, network conditions and other factors.
7 vs. Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 as measured by PCMark 10 Applications. Performance testing based on Geekbench 5 multi-thread test comparing Qualcomm Technologies reference platforms and commercial competitive devices. Performance and power tests were conducted by Qualcomm Technologies on Qualcomm Technologies reference platforms and commercial competitive devices
8 Additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply.
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10 Additional terms and conditions apply. Pricing is based on the CO2 emissions calculated per device across its average lifecycle and may vary in different countries based on the cost of carbon offsets. Availability dates may vary by geography and service may only be available in select markets.
11 According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator
12 Prices may not include tax, shipping or options and are subject to change without notice; additional terms and conditions apply. Reseller prices may vary. On-shelf dates may vary by geography and products may only be available in select markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings, features and specifications at any time without notice.
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