Lenovo's ThinkPad L13 Gen 3 and L13 Yoga pack 16:10 displays and enhanced screen security

Thinkpad L13
Thinkpad L13 (Image credit: Lenovo)

Thinkpad L13

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What you need to know

  • Gen 3 of the ThinkPad L13 and L13 Yoga arrives in May 2022.
  • There will be AMD and Intel variants of both, with pricing on the AMD side starting at $799 and Intel at $859.
  • Lenovo advertises the machines' 16:10 displays as a selling point.

Lenovo has a slate of new machines on the way, including the third generation of the ThinkPad L13 and L13 Yoga. You can find them on shelves starting May 2022 in two distinct colors: Thunder Black or Storm Grey. The latter hue is a new option.

Beyond the fresh color choice, Lenovo is also touting the Gen 3 releases' PrivacyGuard (which offers screen security so prying eyes can't peep at your activity from the sides of the display) and 16:10 displays. The company has been paying attention to how people prioritize aspect ratios, so this particular element should resonate with ThinkPad fans who want the real estate 16:10 affords.

As for internal hardware, 12th Gen Intel CPUs are on the menu, as are AMD Ryzen processors. You can have up to a terabyte of SSD storage in your L13 and up to 32GB of RAM. For exact dimensions, weight, ports, and all those other details, see the table below.

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CategoryThinkPad L13 (Gen 3)ThinkPad L13 Yoga (Gen 3)
OSUp to Windows 11 ProUp to Windows 11 Pro
ProcessorUp to 12th Gen Intel Core i7 vPro
Up to AMD Ryzen PRO 5000
Up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7 vPro
Up to AMD Ryzen PRO 5000
RAMUp to 32GBUp to 32GB
GraphicsUp to Intel Iris Xe
AMD Radeon
Up to Intel Iris Xe
AMD Radeon
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSDUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
Display13 inches
Up to WUXGA
500 nits
Touch optional
13 inches
Up to WUXGA
500 nits
PortsThunderbolt 4 (Intel) or USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (AMD)
USB-C 3.2 (Gen 1)
Two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1)
HDMI
SIM slot
3.5mm audio
Ethernet
Thunderbolt 4 (Intel) or USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (AMD)
USB-C 3.2 (Gen 1)
Two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1)
HDMI
SIM slot
3.5mm audio
Ethernet
AudioDolby Audio
Dolby Voice
Dolby Audio
Dolby Voice
WirelessUp to Wi-Fi 6E
4G LTE CAT4 or CAT16
Bluetooth 5.2
Up to Wi-Fi 6E
4G LTE CAT4 or CAT16
Bluetooth 5.2
CameraUp to FHD
IR camera
Privacy shutter
Up to FHD
IR camera
Privacy shutter
optional 5MP world-facing camera
SecuritydTPM 2.0
Secured-core PC
Intel Hardware Shield
Fingerprint reader
Kensington lock slot
dTPM 2.0
Secured-core PC
Intel Hardware Shield
Fingerprint reader
Kensington lock slot
Battery42Wh, 57Wh, 63Wh42Wh, 57Wh, 63Wh
Dimensions12.01 x 8.58 x 0.68 inches12.01 x 8.58 x 0.68 inches
Weight2.78 pounds2.92 pounds

The L13 Gen 3 i and L13 Yoga Gen 3 i arrive in May 2022 for $859 and 1,039 respectively. The AMD variants will also arrive in May for $799 (L13) and $979 (L13 Yoga). In the event you're not impressed with the specs listed up above, it's always worth checking out the best Windows laptops for alternatives from other brands.