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Lenovo announces new additions to Thinkpad portfolio

By Mitchell Hageman
Wed 16 Mar 2022

In the latest addition to the Thinkpad portfolio, Lenovo has announced the X13 and X13 Yoga Gen 3, plus refreshed third-generation ThinkPad L series laptops.

The company says the new technology is designed to cater to a hybrid workforce, with enhanced collaboration and connectivity features.

The announcement also comes off the back of the reveal of the ThinkPad X1 and all-new Z series at CES, and more recently the innovative ThinkPad X13s and updated workhorse T series.

In a bid to help create the best possible solutions for hybrid work, the latest laptops deliver enhancements including Dolby Voice, FHD cameras, Wi-Fi 6E1, 5G sub62 and 4G LTE3 wireless WAN, and battery options on select models for the best choice between lightweight mobility and the flexibility of extended battery life.

Extensive security features have also been announced, with ThinkShield hardware and software protection that integrates into a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) with Windows 11 Secured core PCs.

Complementary security features embedded in Intel Hardware Shield will be available exclusively on Intel vPro platform-based devices or AMD Ryzen PRO 6000 Series processors with AMD PRO Security. The integration of an optional fingerprint reader into the power button will also be an added security measure.

The line of third-generation ThinkPad X13, X13 Yoga, plus L13, L13 Yoga and L14 and L15 models is also focused on delivering sustainable options and added consumer value. 

Post-Consumer Content (PCC) recycled plastic materials will be used in the speaker enclosure, battery brackets and AC adaptors of all the new technology. 

New ThinkPad laptops also include 90% recycled and/or sustainable packaging and are ENERGY STAR certified and EPEAT registered for meeting energy-saving and environmental standards.

The new technology also encompasses new performance stamina, with the latest compute platforms running Windows 11 Pro, and all models available up to Intel vPro with 12th Gen Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Xe graphics. 

ThinkPad X13 Gen 3 can be optionally powered by AMD Ryzen PRO 6000 Series processors with AMD Radeon 600M graphics, and AMD Ryzen PRO 5000 Series processors on ThinkPad L series devices.

Further specific model specifications include:

  • ThinkPad X13 Yoga and X13 Gen 3 features user-facing speakers for enhanced Dolby Audio Speaker System enabled sound and offer a Dolby Vision low power display option with Low Blue Light technology. 
  • ThinkPad X13 Gen 3 is available with 41Wh and 54.7Wh battery options, the latter providing up to 40% additional battery life to the smaller option.
  • ThinkPad L14 and L15 Gen 3 feature re-designed form factors available in a new Thunder Black colour with narrower bezels and increased screen-to-body ratios, resulting in thinner and lighter devices.
  • ThinkPad L13 Yoga and L13 Gen 3 are available in Thunder Black or a new Storm Grey colour and have been re-designed to move to 16:10 aspect ratio displays, including a new optional 500nit 13.3-inch display with PrivacyGuard for improved screen security in public environments.

The ThinkPad X and L series will be available in both Australia and New Zealand, with exact dates and pricing to be confirmed.

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