Today we will review the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD Ryzen Edition. In the Lenovo ThinkPad brand, the X series has always focused on the extreme (eXtreme) lightness and portability. For the Lenovo ThinkPad X13, Lenovo will directly call it a pilot. This is a laptop specially launched for business travelers with a thickness of only 16.9mm, the net weight is only 1.3kg.
Before the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD Ryzen Edition, there is also a Lenovo ThinkPad X13 2020 model, which is equipped with Intel’s tenth-generation low-power Core processor. The shape and weight of the two laptops are almost identical, but the difference is not small.
Compared with the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U is not just a simple addition of hyper-threading. For the Lenovo ThinkPad X series laptops, why choose AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 series mobile processors instead of the traditional Ry 4000 mobile processors is mainly due to the safety, manageability and other considerations of the business:
- AMD PRO security: Multi-layer deployment is adopted to embed defense capabilities at all levels from silicon to operating system to provide system-level security. The exclusive AMD Memory Guard technology of AMD Ryzen PRO processor can help realize data and identity protection.
- AMD PRO manageability: Provides a complete set of manageable functions compatible with modern IT infrastructure to simplify deployment, imaging and management. AMD Ryzen PRO processor provides complete support for Microsoft Endpoint Manager, bringing a flexible integrated cloud management solution.
- AMD PRO business stability: This enterprise-level computing solution aims to provide excellent quality, reliability and platform life cycle. AMD Ryzen PRO processors provide a planned 18-month software stability cycle and a planned 24-month supply cycle.
Appearance: sturdy and durable, all I/O interfaces are reinforced with alloy
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 is a thin and light business laptop that integrates the traditional genes of the Lenovo ThinkPad family. The body is made of aluminum alloy. The A side is designed with a skin-like texture coating, which is delicate and moderate friction.
There are 2 Type-C interfaces on the left side of the fuselage, of which the left one is a full-featured interface for charging, video output and file transfer, and the right is a Type-C Thunderbolt 3 interface that supports professional docking stations. There is also 1 HDMI, 1 USB 3.1 Gen1, 1 3.5mm headset all-in-one interface
There is a USB 3.1 Gen1 port on the right side of the fuselage, and there is a row of cooling air outlets in the middle.
The D surface is also very flat, except that some cooling grids are left in the corresponding fan position.
The screen uses a 13.3-inch wide viewing angle display with a resolution of 1920*1080, a 100% sRGB color gamut, a brightness of 300nit and a static contrast ratio of 1000:1.
Lenovo ThinkPad’s classic smile keyboard, typing feel is the best among thin and light laptops. The top of the cap adopts a central sinking design, and each arc has been carefully adjusted to perfectly fit the arc of the fingertip, allowing the user to experience a better experience. The keystroke of the key is 1.8mm. The black valve privacy camera design allows the camera to be blocked by sliding the valve when the camera is not needed.
65W Type-C power adapter, 20V3.25A total output power 65W. It also supports 15V3A, 9V2A, and 5V2A output specifications, which can be used as a fast charge for mobile phones. The wire is very long, over 2 meters.
The cooling system with single fan and double heat pipe, battery capacity is 48Wh, SSD uses Samsung PM981a 512GB, wireless module is Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 wireless network card.
In addition, we can also see that all I/O interfaces are reinforced with aluminum alloy materials. I/O interface close-up, the surface is covered with a layer of aluminum alloy for reinforcement.
Close-up of the cooling system.
Theoretical performance test: low voltage 15W TDP still exceeds the standard voltage i7-10750H
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U has a single-thread score of 512 and a multi-threaded score of 4026.
In the wPrime 32M single-threaded performance test, the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U took 30.6 seconds; the multi-threaded wPrime 1024M took 119.4 seconds.
- CineBench R15
In the CineBench R15 test, the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U has a single-thread score of 185cb and a multi-threaded score of 1330cb.
- CineBench R20
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U has a single-thread score of 473cb and a multi-threaded score of 2992cb.
- FritzChess Benchmark
In the chess test, the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U achieved a performance multiplier of 45.36 at 21774 thousand steps per second.
The total score of the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD Ryzen Edition is 178981, the CPU score of the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U is 108116, the score measured by the Vega7 graphics card is 26130, and the disk score is 21920.
Due to power consumption limitations, the multi-core performance of the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD Ryzen Edition and the Lenovo ThinkPad T14 AMD Ryzen Edition still have an 8% gap, but it is still 8% stronger than the i7-10750H, which is a high-performance The standard pressure processor.
- Screen and disk performance test: measured 95% sRGB color gamut
- Screen test
95% sRGB color gamut and 70% aRGB color gamut.
The measured maximum brightness of this 13.3-inch screen is 294nit. At 25% brightness, the maximum contrast ratio is 39000:1, and at 75% or higher brightness, the contrast ratio is approximately 1100:1.
- Disk performance test
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD Ryzen Edition uses a PM981a 512GB SSD from Samsung. This is Samsung’s SSD product for the high-end OEM market. It uses the third-generation 64-layer stacked 3D V-NAND TLC particles, and a single chip can reach a capacity of 256GB. It also integrates 512MB LPDDR4 as a cache.
In AS SSD Benchmark, this PM981a 512GB has a total score of 3615, sequential read and write exceeds 2500MB/s, 1200MB/s, 4K random read 49MB/s, and random write 114MB/s.
In the CrystalDiskMark test, the sequential read and write speeds reached 3552MB/s and 2982MB/s respectively.
- Memory bandwidth test
The motherboard of Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD Ryzen Edition has integrated dual-channel 16GB Samsung DDR4 3200MHz memory, the voltage of the memory is 1.2V, and the timing is 24-22-22-52.
Using AIDA64 for memory cache test, the measured read, write, and copy bandwidths were 36684MB/s, 35024MB/s, 30517MB/s, and the latency was 96.6ns.
Five, graphics performance test: very close to the full blood version of MX250
In the 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme test, the graphics score of the Vega7 graphics card of the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U was 971, which was able to maintain the operating frequency of 1600MHz and the maximum temperature of 69 degrees during the test.
- Final Fantasy 15 BenchMark
In the Final Fantasy 15 BenchMark test, the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U scored 1504 in standard image quality.
- Assassin’s Creed: Origins
In Assassin’s Creed: Origins where performance-level mobile alone is very difficult, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U ran out of a frame rate of 22FPS.
- World of Tanks
The AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U ran 9699 points, which is converted into a frame rate of 59FPS.
Let’s use LOL to test the actual performance of AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U in this hottest e-sports game.
We played a game of LOL. Under very high image quality, the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD Ryzen Edition kept the frame rate up and down at 90FPS almost the whole time. This is true for both battles and decisive battles. For a thin and light laptop that is positioned as the mainstream , Has been considered relatively smooth.
Thanks to the addition of dual-channel memory, the graphics and gaming performance of the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD Ryzen Edition is about 40% higher than that of the Lenovo ThinkPad T14 AMD Ryzen Edition, which has basically the same performance as the full-blooded version of the MX250.
- Temperature and endurance test: the thermal machine will never exceed 80 degrees
- Endurance test
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD Ryzen Edition has a built-in lithium battery with a capacity of 48Wh. We use PCMark8 to actually test the office battery life. The power mode is longer battery life, all other processes are closed during the test, the network connection is closed, and the screen brightness is adjusted to 50%.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD Ryzen Edition has a battery life test score of 6 hours and 28 minutes in Work Accelerated mode. This score belongs to the mid-stream level in the thin and light laptops. Based on the normal daily use intensity, there will be nothing to support a full day of mobile office problem.
- CPU thermal machine test
Use AIDA64 FPU for thermal machine test, the room temperature is 28 degrees during the test.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD Ryzen version limits the temperature wall of 80 degrees. Within the temperature wall, the power consumption of the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U can reach 19W. However, if the oven is used for a long time, the temperature can only be adjusted under the power consumption of 15W. Control within 80 degrees.
This is the state of the AIDA64 FPU thermal machine 51 minutes later. The full core frequency of the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U is 2.6GHz, the thermal machine temperature is 76.9 degrees, and the power consumption is stable at 15W.
- GPU thermal machine
Use FurMark to test the Vega 7 GPU on the grill. The grill test was conducted for 11 minutes. The power consumption of the GPU is 13W, the frequency fluctuates around 1400MHz, and the grill temperature is 68 degrees.
Seven, summary: experience is king, of course the performance is not weak
When buying a laptop, many of our netizens tend to judge the hardware performance as good or bad, and selectively ignore the workmanship and experience of the product.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD Ryzen Edition is equipped with the top AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U processor in the AMD Ryzen PRO 4000U series, but due to Lenovo ThinkPad’s consistent performance and conservative design considerations, the temperature wall is limited to 80 degrees.
At this temperature, the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U can reach a power consumption of 19W in a short period of time, and the thermal machine can maintain a power consumption of 15W during long-term high-load operation. However, there is not much loss in performance. Compared with the Lenovo ThinkPad T14 AMD Ryzen version with the same processor, it is only 8% worse than the multi-core performance, which is still stronger than the 45W TDP Intel standard core i7-10750H processor.
The noise performance of Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD Ryzen Edition is also very good, and it is difficult to feel the noise when it is fully loaded. I believe everyone has used most of the thin and light laptops. When fully loaded, the entire body is hot and the fan noise is also unbearable.
Since there is no separate SO-DIMM slot, the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD Ryzen Edition is equipped with dual-channel 8/16/32GB DDR4 3200MHz memory at the factory. Users should consider their future use needs when purchasing, after all, they cannot install additional memory. , I recommend everyone to buy the 16GB version.
With the support of dual-channel DDR4 3200MHz memory, the graphics performance of the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD Ryzen Edition is also very strong, and the game performance is very close to the full blood version of the MX250. Games like Dota2 and LOL can be very smooth run. Although the main purpose of this laptop is not games, graphics performance is also indispensable for productivity.
Speaking of workmanship, all I/O interfaces of the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD Ryzen Edition are reinforced with alloys, which are very strong; the layout of internal components is also neat and orderly, and there will be no messy flying lines like other 5000 yuan laptops. And passed 12 U.S. MIL-STD-810G military standard tests including drop test, low temperature test, high temperature test, altitude test, dust test, mechanical shock test, explosion-proof test, vibration test, fungus test, etc. , To ensure that it can run stably in a variety of harsh environments.
Taking into account the amazing price difference under the spike price mentioned at the beginning, this Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD Ryzen Edition laptop is well worth buying.