Lenovo's ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 brings Intel 11th Gen with slick dual-tone cover

Lenovo Thinkbook 13s
Lenovo Thinkbook 13s (Image credit: Lenovo)

What you need to know

  • Lenovo unveiled the new ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 today.
  • The business laptop is built on the Intel Evo platform with 11th Gen chips and a unique dual-tone design.
  • Intel and AMD versions of the ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 are expected to launch in October starting at $729.

Lenovo is busy unleashing a slew of new ThinkBooks on the world today, and one of the most interesting is the new ThinkBook 13s Gen 2. Like other laptops hitting the scene these days, the ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 adopts Intel's latest 11th Gen Core CPUs, and it's certified as part of Intel's Evo platform. It's also quite a looker, featuring a unique dual-tone lid against a solid "Mineral Gray" base.

Beyond that unique cover design, the ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 is built to feel premium with an all-metal chassis. It's also 14.9mm (0.58 inches) thick and weighs just under three pounds.

Lenovo has also gone with a 16:10 display ratio here, giving you more vertical room to work with. That display features Dolby Vision HDR and is color accurate up to 100 percent of the sRGB color gamut.

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CategoryLenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen 2
OSWindows 10 Pro
Display13-inch Touch or Non-touch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) with 100% sRGBDolby Vision300nit
ProcessorUp to 11th Gen Intel Core i7AMD processors also available
GraphicsIntel Iris Xe Graphics
MemoryUp to 16GB LPDDR4X 4267MHz
StorageUp to 1TB M.2 PCIe Gen4 SSD
SecurityDefault Smart Power OnKensington lock slotThinkShutter camera coverFingerprint reader (in power button)
Ports1x Thunderbolt 42x USB 3.2 Gen11x HDMI 2.0b1x Audio (headphone/mic)
WirelessUp to Wi-Fi 6Bluetooth 5.1
Audio2 x 2W HARMAN-branded speakersDual-array microphones
BatteryUp to 12hrs56WhRapidCharge w/ 65W Type-C adapter)
WeightStarts at 1.26kg/2.77lbs.
Dimensions299 x 209 x 14.9mm11.77 x 8.26 x 0.58 inches
ColorMineral Gray (dual-tone top cover)
AvailabilityOctober 2020
PriceFrom $729

All of the ThinkBook 13s Gen 2's other features are everything you'd expect out of a modern laptop. There's Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, Thunderbolt 4, and Intel's new, more powerful integrated Iris Xe graphics. Modern standby allows the laptop to receive notifications while the lid is closed as well.

According to Lenovo, you can expected to net up to 12 hours of battery life with the ThinkBook 13s Gen 2. When the battery is running low, the laptop also support rapid charging to top things off quickly.

The ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 is expected to go on sale in October with Intel CPUs starting at $829. Lenovo says it will also sell an AMD model starting in October from $729.

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