Lenovo’s new Thinkpad has Ryzen 5000 chip and 16:10 display

Lenovo has announced several updates for its ThinkPad line. We are upgrading to the lightweight ThinkPad X13 and convertible X13 Yoga, as well as high-end T-series, budget-oriented L-series, and P-series of mobile workstations.

The biggest news is that all these models have spec bumps. Each series includes models with AMD’s Ryzen 5000 mobile processor as well as Intel’s 11th gen vPro chip. They are also receiving connectivity upgrades, including some options for Wi-Fi 6E on Intel systems, and Wi-Fi 6 for AMD ones. Some models also support 5G.

The news I’m personally most excited about is the X13 i (Intel), X13 (AMD), and X13 Yoga (Intel) 16:10 displays. Manufacturers across the board are switching to longer screens for business and productivity notebooks. They give you more room for multitasking and less need for scrolling and zooming. There is also a new Dolby audio speaker system on the X13 with user-facing speakers – they were down-firing on the previous model.

Updated T-series (including T14s i, T14 i and T15 with Intel and T14s and T14 with AMD), L-series (L14 and L15 with AMD and L14 i and L15 i with Intel), and P-Series (P14s, Including P14s i, and P15s) all also include new chips. The model also has new security options including a match-on-chip fingerprint reader; Some Intel systems, including the T14s i and X13 i, have human presence-detecting sensors.

Lenovo ThinkPad L15 Gen 2 open, angled to the left.  The screen displays a PowerPoint presentation.

And here is the ThinkPad L15, Gen 2.
Picture: Lenovo

Pricing and availability are a bit confusing, so stay with me. It looks like most Intel models are coming in March, while AMD models are coming in May. The X13 Yoga is the exception – it’s coming in April. The T-Series starts at $ 1,159 (for the T14), the L-Series starts at $ 689 (for both models), and the P-Series starts at $ 1,3169 (for the P14) . The X13 starts at $ 1,139 (for AMD models) and the X13 Sum starts at $ 1,379.

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