Lenovo ThinkPad X13s with latest Snapdragon ARM CPU and 5G now available at Verizon

Lenovo Thinkpad X13s
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What you need to know

  • The Lenovo ThinkPad X13s is now available through Verizon.
  • The ThinkPad X13 is a Windows 11 on ARM laptop powered by the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 CPU.
  • The model of the laptop available through Verizon supports both sub6 and mmWave 5G connectivity.
  • The Lenovo ThinkPad X13s starts at $40.28 per month at Verizon.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X13s is now available through Verizon, giving PC shoppers another option for purchasing the thin-and-light laptop. The ThinkPad X13s is the first laptop powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3. Lenovo worked on the laptop for four years to make sure that it was compatible with the VPN and antivirus programs, which are essential to many organizations.

The ThinkPad X13s is available from Verizon starting at $40.28 per month. That model retails at $1,450.

The laptop delivers what you'd expect from a premium notebook that runs Windows 11 on ARM. It weighs just over a kilogram (1.06 kg / 2.35 lbs), promises up to 28 hours of battery life, and has an "ultra-slim, ultra-light fan-less design," as highlighted by Lenovo. It also supports wireless connectivity so you can stay connected to the web from more locations. The Verizon version of the laptop supports both sub6 and mmWave 5G. Other versions of the device only work with sub6.

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CategoryLenovo ThinkPad X13s
OSWindows 11 Pro
ProcessorSnapdragon 8cx (Gen 3)
RAMUp to 32GB LPDDR4xSolderedDual-channel
GraphicsQualcomm Adreno
StorageUp to 1TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD
Display13.3 inches16:10 aspect ratio1920x1200 (FHD+)IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits, 100% sRGB1920x1200 (FHD+)IPS, touch, anti-glare, 300 nits, 72% NTSC1920x1200 (FHD+)IPS, anti-glare, low power, 400 nits, 100% sRGB, low blue light
PortsTwo USB-C 3.2 (Gen 2)3.5mm audioSIM
AudioTop-firingDual Dolby speakersThree far-field micsQualcomm Voice and Audio suite
WirelessWi-Fi 6Wi-Fi 6E5G sub6 eSIM5G mmWave eSIM
Camera5MP RGB camera5MP IR cameraComputer Vision
KeyboardSpill resistantBacklit
SecurityHuman Presence DetectionIR cameraCamera e-shutterMicrosoft Pluton
Dimensions11.76 x 8.13 x 0.53 inches(298.7mm x 206.4mm x 13.4mm)
Weight2.35 pounds (1.06kg)
ColorThunder Black
AvailabilityMay 2022
PriceFrom $1,099

The ThinkPad X13s has a 13.3-inch FHD+ anti-glare display with a 16:10 aspect ratio. It features a 5MP full HD web camera with AI-based auto framing, Windows Hello IR for facial recognition, and a triple microphone array with intelligent noise suppression. Human presence detection and hands-free login are also supported by the PC.

The standout of Lenovo's new laptop is its Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 processor. The CPU is significantly faster than its predecessor, promising up to 40% better performance for single-core, 85% for multi-core, and 60% for GPU performance.

Our executive editor Daniel Rubino covered the Lenovo ThinkPad X13s in-depth when the laptop was first announced back in February 2022.

Lenovo ThinkPad X13s | From $40/month at Verizon

Lenovo ThinkPad X13s | From $40/month at Verizon

This thin-and-light laptop is the first to run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 CPU. It promises up to 28 hours of battery life and can connect through 5G.

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