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Lenovo's ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 and L13 Yoga Gen 2 pack Ryzen action and August release dates

Lenovo L13 Yoga
Lenovo L13 Yoga (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Lenovo's ThinkPad L13 Gen 2 and L13 Yoga Gen 2 are slated for August 2021 release dates.
  • The L13 will start at $799, while the L13 Yoga will start at $999.
  • They will feature Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors.

Lenovo's back with two more all-star ThinkPads to keep portable productivity lovers content. We here at Windows Central were fans of the previous L13 Yoga, so seeing the second-gen iteration of the machine get a Ryzen makeover along with its clamshell counterpart is a welcome shakeup.

But the L13 and L13 Yoga getting AMD Ryzen 5000 mobile processors is just the start of the changes. Maximum RAM capacity is being doubled, and the machines are receiving integrated AMD Radeon graphics. Not to mention, SSD storage caps are receiving a huge boost, allowing you to have up to four times more space than the previous generation.

Mind you, most aspects of the machines have remained the same across generations. Both laptops are still the same size and weight as their first-gen counterparts, the L13 Yoga is still a convertible and the L13 is still a standard clamshell, and so on and so forth. Here are the full specs to give you a clearer idea of what you're getting with the L13 and L13 Yoga:

ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 2

CategorySpec
OSUp to Windows 10 Pro
ProcessorUp to AMD Ryzen 5000 Pro series processors
RAMUp to 16GB DDR4 (3200MHz)
GraphicsIntegrated AMD Radeon graphics
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
Display13.3 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
Touch
300 nits
PortsTwo USB-C 3.2
Two USB-A 3.2
HDMI 2.0
microSD card reader
3.5mm audio
AudioDolby Audio Premium
WirelessIntel WiFi 6 2x2 AX200
Bluetooth 5.1
CameraHD camera with webcam privacy shutter
HD IR hybrid camera with webcam privacy shutter
World-facing camera
BiometricsFingerprint reader
Battery46Wh
Dimensions12.26 x 8.62 x 0.69 inches
(311.5mm x 219mm x 17.6mm)
WeightFrom 3.17 pounds (1.43kg)

ThinkPad L13 Gen 2

CategorySpec
OSUp to Windows 10 Pro
ProcessorUp to AMD Ryzen 5000 Pro series processors
RAMUp to 16GB LPDDR4 (3200Mhz)
GraphicsIntegrated AMD Radeon graphics
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
Display13.3 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
Touch
Up to 300 nits
PortsTwo USB-C 3.2
Two USB-A 3.2
HDMI 2.0
microSD card reader
3.5mm audio
AudioDolby Audio Premium
WirelessIntel WiFi 6 2x2 AX200
Bluetooth 5.1
CameraHD camera with webcam privacy shutter
HD IR hybrid camera with webcam privacy shutter
BiometricsFingerprint reader
Battery46Wh
Dimensions12.26 x 8.62 x 0.69 inches
(311.5mm x 219mm x 17.6mm)
WeightFrom 3.06 pounds (1.38kg)

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As mentioned in the handy-dandy info box at the very top of this post, both the L13 and L13 Yoga are slated for August 2021 releases, though exact dates have yet to be announced. The L13 will start at $799, and the L13 Yoga will start at $999, though price caps haven't been announced yet either. Still, the available information should give you an idea of how much cash you should set aside between now and August if you're interested in the latest ThinkPads from Lenovo.