Lenovo has unveiled two new ThinkBook laptops as part of its Mobile World Congress hardware announcements, dubbed the "ThinkBook 13s Gen 4" and "ThinkBook 14s Yoga Gen 2." Lenovo says these new laptops are designed for the modern professional, featuring Intel 12th-Gen chips, a beautiful dual-tone design, and all day battery life, both preloaded with Windows 11.
The ThinkBook 13s Gen 4 is a traditional laptop form factor, with a 13.3-inch display with either 1080p or 2.5K screen resolution options. It supports Dolby Vision, and is also 16:10 for an enhanced productivity experience. There's also built-in anti-glare, and an optional touch display too.
On the inside, we have up to an Intel Core i7 12th-Gen processor, up to 32GB RAM, 1TB storage, and integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics. Lenovo claims around 11.1 hours of battery life, with support for RapidCharge with a 65W Type-C charger. For ports, we have two Thunderbolt 4 ports, one USB-A port, one HDMI out port, an audio jack, and Novo Hole.
The ThinkBook 14s Yoga Gen 4 is a 2-in-1 laptop, featuring a 360-degree hinge allowing the device to transform into a large tablet on the fly. Just like the 13s, the 14s Yoga Gen 2 features a clean and minimalist dual-tone design but with a larger 14-inch display size, more RAM, and more storage.
The display is a 14-inch 1080p panel with a 100 percent sRGB color gamut. On the inside, we have Intel 12th-Gen chips, up to 40GB RAM, integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics, and support for two SSDs up to 1TB in storage. Battery life is claimed at around 8.6 hours, and features one Thunderbolt 4 port, one USB-C 3.1 Gen2 port, two USB 3.1 ports, one HDMI 2.0 port, an audio jack, and one microSD card slot.
|Category||ThinkBook 13s Gen 2||ThinkBook 14s Yoga Gen 4|
|Operating System||Windows 11 Pro||Windows 11 Pro|
2560x1600 or 1920x1080
|Processor||Intel 12th-Gen||Intel 12th Gen|
|Graphics||Intel Iris Xe||Intel Iris Xe|
|Memory||32GB LPDDR5 4800MHz||40GB DDR4|
|Storage||1TB m.2 PCIe Gen 4 SSD||SSD1: Up to 1TB m.2 PCIe|
SSD2: Up to 1TB m.2 PCIe
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Smart Power On
|Ports||2x Thunderbolt 4|
1x Audio Jack
1x Novo Hole
|1x Thunderbolt 4|
1x USB-C 3.1 Gen2
2x USB 3.1
1x HDMI 2.0
1x Audio Jack
|Audio||2 x 2W HARMAN-branded speakers||2 x 2W HARMAN-branded speakers|
|Battery||11.1 hours (56Whr)||8.6 hours (60Whr)|
|Dimensions||297 x 211 x 14.9 mm (11.69 x 8.31 x 0.59 inches)||320 x 216 x 16.9 mm (12.59 x 8.5 x 0.67 inches)|
|Weight||Starts at 1.25kg / 2.75lbs||Starts at 1.5kg / 3.31lbs|
Both laptops are expected to start shipping in April 2022 with a starting price of $849 for both.
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Exciting stuff. Curious to see how the 12th gen i5 compares with the 5600U/5800U found in the 13s Gen 3 I would assume the 13s Gen 5 would have the AMD 6000 series? If that's the case, I would imagine a 2nd gen HP Pavilion Aero (if they are making one) would be quite far unless they decide to make an Intel version. There also some mistakes with the table. 13s should be Gen 4 while the 14s is Gen 2. Then the 13s Gen 4 resolution should be 1920x1200 since it is 16:10. Bit of a bummer that the 14s is 16:9 but excited to see the pricing of the 13s 16 GB model.
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