Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 4 (Intel) review – impressively snappy super light business notebook with some shortcomings

With the release of the Intel Alder Lake and Raptor Lake U-series processors, the smaller devices are the ones that get a noticeable performance boost alongside good battery life (if the manufacturer’s optimization is good). This is possible due to the chip architecture which includes performance and efficient cores.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 4 (Intel) is one of the machines that is offered with such processors because it’s a small 13.3″ business laptop meant for usage on the go. You can also configure it with a 28W P-series CPU but we decided to get a notebook with a 15W variant because it seems like the smart choice for a machine that weighs a bit over a kilo.

You can choose between four display 16:10 options, three are IPS models (one of them is a touchscreen) and the top version is a 2.8K OLED unit. That sounds great but a small chassis full of modern hardware leads to a not-so-pleasent price (or at least in most cases). Besides the compact form factor, the security doesn’t seem hindered but some of the important features are optional such as a fingerprint reader, IR camera, and vPro CPUs. You have to pay more for an Intel Evo-certified laptop (like the one we have for testing).

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/lenovo-thinkpad-x13-gen-4-intel/


Specs, Drivers, What’s in the box

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 4 (Intel) - Specs

  • BOE NV133WUM-N67 (LEN41AE)
  • Color accuracy  2.7  1.2
  • up to 2000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 32GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Home
  • Battery
  • 54.7Wh, 41Wh
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum, Carbon
  • Dimensions
  • 301.7 x 214.8 x 15.95 mm (11.88" x 8.46" x 0.63")
  • Weight
  • 1.09 kg (2.4 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 2x USB Type-C
  • 4.0, Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.1 (4K@60Hz)
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.1
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • optional
  • Web camera
  • HD / FHD with Privacy Shutter, Fixed Focus
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Microphone
  • Dual-microphone array, 360° far-field, Dolby Voice
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W Stereo Speakers, Dolby Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Nano Lock

All Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 4 (Intel) configurations



All drivers and utilities for this notebook can be found here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ag/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x13-gen-4-type-21ex-21ey/downloads

What’s in the box?

Inside the box, you will find some paperwork, and a 45W or 65W USB Type-C charger.

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