Lenovo’s new laptop weighs just 1.4 kg and just 0.79-inch thin, comes with new USB-C ports and optional Core i7 processor.
With a small screen, light weight, this will be a direct competitor to the HP Envy 13 or Asus UX303U at the same price range.
The device is made from a magnesium frame but the shell is made of PC / ABS instead of aluminum as before. The corners are still rounded rather than perpendicular to the traditional ThinkPad line. According to Lenovo, the new ThinkPad 13 meets the American military endurance standards MIL-STD-810G.
The ThinkPad 13 weighs 1.4 kg, 0.79-inch thin, lighter than the UX303U is 1.45 kg but heavier than the HP Envy 13 is 1.36 kg. These models have a 13.3-inch display that is often favored by the mid-range ultrabook.
Lenovo’s new laptop features a 13.3-inch Full HD display, IPS anti-glare screen with very good viewing angles. The outdoor display of the machine is impressive but in terms of sharpness is worse than Envy 13 with QHD + screen.
Keyboard with a design in the traditional style of the ThinkPad line, but each key is bent like the other Lenovo ordinary laptop. The chiclet keyboard with water spillage gives a good typing feel, a moderate key stroke, and a backlight that adjusts to two brightness levels. Unfortunately the navigation keys are a bit small.
TrackPoint, a stand-alone device on the ThinkPad line continues to appear. Right below, the Trackpad mouse has two mouse buttons on top to support TrackPoint. ThinkPad has the advantage of better fingerprint sensor than rivals from HP and Asus is still quite old brush claw.
The heat sink of the machine is pushed to the left edge, next to the latest USB 3.0 port. The highest configuration possible with this model is the Core i7 chip, up to 32 GB RAM.
The 13-pin ThinkPad comes with a USB-C connector, which will replace existing USB ports. It also has HDMI port, memory card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack.
The battery’s design is not removable like previous ThinkPads. The base still has many heat sinks at the processor chip points to increase the performance for long periods of time.