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Posted 15 May 2023

Thinkpad X13 Gen 2 AMD, 16GB, 256GB SSD, 300nits, 72%NTSC, backlit keyboard £565.80 (£548.81 without operating system) @ Lenovo

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Was going to pick one up, but I want a 14 inch screen. Very good deal for an X13 G2. Unfortunately no 500 nit screen option, but this one is 100% sRGB and 300 nits, so not bad.

FYI - if you choose "no operating system" you get money off the price above!

Recommend getting the 512GB SSD (thanks @rahhjar) for only a tenner and also a tenner more for a bigger battery

Review of very similar SKU here: notebookcheck.net/Len…tml

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Premium performance
With its AMD Ryzen™ PRO 5000 Series mobile processors, up to 32GB LPDDR4x memory, and up to 2TB PCIe SSD Gen 4 storage, the ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 (13" AMD) laptop offers powerhouse performance and speed for maximum productivity. It delivers an unmatched user experience, and its refined design and stunning new Storm Grey cover option with tone-matching keyboard make this laptop as beautiful as it is powerful.

At 1.19kg, the X13 Gen 2 laptop was built for portability. Its all-day battery life means you can stay there longer.

Top-notch security
The X13 Gen 2 laptop is built on the AMD security platform—including Shadow Stack—along with an integrated suite of ThinkShield security solutions. Features like voice recognition, a Power-on Touch Fingerprint Reader, and a webcam privacy camera shutter ensure your data stays yours. Rest easy with layers of defense, from silicon up through OS and system-level security.

Audiovisual clarity
You’ll experience greater sight and sound clarity with new user-facing audio, a 16:10 narrow-bezel display up to WQXGA (2560 x 1600) resolution, and FHD infrared camera. Plus, a low blue light display option minimizes eye fatigue.

Lasting battery charge
The X13 Gen 2 laptop gives you all-day battery performance. If you do need more power, rapid-charging technology gives you 80% battery capacity with just an hour’s charge time.

Stay connected everywhere
The X13 Gen 2 laptop keeps you online wherever you go. WiFi 6 enables fast and steady connections even on crowded public platforms. Even phone connections are easier to manage, thanks to the new functions on the F9-F11 keys—easily call, answer, or hang up with just the touch of a finger.

Tested for toughness
The X13 Gen 2 laptop is tested against 12 military-grade requirements and more than 200 quality checks to ensure seamless operation under extreme conditions. From the Arctic wilderness to desert dust storms, from zero gravity to spills and drops, you can trust it to handle whatever life throws your way.

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  1. elmsleigh's avatar
    Pay additional £10 to get 4-cell 54.7Wh battery instead of 3-cell 41Wh
  2. C0mm0d0re_K1d's avatar
    System Specs:

    • Processor
      AMD Ryzen™ 5 PRO 5650U Processor (2.30 GHz up to 4.20 GHz)
    • Operating System
      Windows 11 Home 64
    • Graphic Card
      Integrated Graphics
    • Memory
      16 GB LPDDR4X-4266MHz (Soldered)
    • Storage
      256 GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe TLC Opal
    • Display
      13.3" WUXGA (1920 x 1200), IPS, Anti-Glare, Non-touch, 72%NTSC, 300 nits, Narrow Bezel
    • Camera
      IR&FHD with Array Microphone
    • Battery
      3 cell, 41Wh
    • AC Adapter / Power Supply
      65W PCC (3pin)-UK (USB Type C)
    • Fingerprint Reader
      Fingerprint Reader
    • Pointing Device
      No WWAN, No NFC, Black, Magnesium
    • Keyboard
      Backlit, Black - English (UK)
    • WLAN
      11AX (2x2) & Bluetooth® 5.1
    • WWAN
      No Wireless WAN
    • Warranty
      3 Year Courier or Carry-in
    hugekebab's avatar
    hugekebab Author
    Yeah, make sure if you order you jack that battery up to the higher capacity - definitely worth the £10
  3. volc's avatar
    Let us know what you are going for with a bigger screen size. 13 is tiny
    hugekebab's avatar
    hugekebab Author
    I'm waiting for a better deal on either the X1 Carbon G9 (it was 730- recently (only 8GB ram) and I missed it because Lenovo cancelled the bank holiday sale at 7.35 pm on the bank holiday!), the T14 G3 AMD or the T14s G3 AMD. I very nearly got this because it's a ridiculously good price. (edited)
  4. rahhjarr's avatar
    Good price and only a tenner extra for upgrade to 512GB
    hugekebab's avatar
    hugekebab Author
    Yeah would also recommend that - didn't notice that one cheers.
  5. xandir's avatar
    Deal had disappeared over the weekend, but is back today.
    Just ordered as above for £578.21
    Needed a new laptop for work, so big thanks to the OP
    hugekebab's avatar
    hugekebab Author
    Yeah noticed it too. There are some cheap good upgrades so make sure you look at the prices of upgrades carefully. Many are 10 or 20 quid a d worth doing.
  6. mouse.mouse's avatar
    Only 16gb ram which cannot be upgraded. 64gb is only £100 now . What is use of latest CPU if the ram cannot be upgraded. No Touchscreen either (edited)
    hugekebab's avatar
    hugekebab Author
    This is common across most ultrabooks now. it sucks but there we go.
  7. Kie4King's avatar
    We use the gen 1 in work, pretty reliable laptops, although due to their thin design we have them propped up on laptop stands as the cooling is shocking and causes the machines to lag immensely. I’d assume that Lenovo have improved this on the gen 2 though
    ecuador's avatar
    I have the Ryzen gen 1. It does not heat up much, definitely not to the point of throttling! It's a great machine.
  8. strictlyp's avatar
    If only it has Usb 4.0. 6000 series is just too expensive ATM.

    Edit: clarification, that's only because I need usb 4.0 so that it works with my thunderbolt dock. If you don't need thunderbolt, this is a fantastic deal! (edited)
  9. gdl's avatar
    Curious to know how deals like this are being spotted. I'm on the Lenovo mailing lists (including Pro) and have never seen a deal even in the same ballpark as this. Holding out for a T14s G3 AMD deal but this does look good. If you want the top of the line warranty (4 years on site with accidental damage etc), it adds another £300-400 to the price though. Still an excellent buy if you're happy with the smaller screen
    hugekebab's avatar
    hugekebab Author
    Same here - when I see a t14s g3 on a good sale I'll post it don't worry. I check all the time for some sad reason. Just set a keyword alert here.
  10. spycat's avatar
    Having had the Gen1,2,3 Intel variants provided by work, I can say that these 300nit screens are really poor, they just don't get very bright, the build quality on the other hand is brilliant.
    hugekebab's avatar
    hugekebab Author
    Thanks for info bud - there's always that panel lottery too with ThinkPad. Generally I won't go below 400 not 100% srgb now.
  11. DellB0y's avatar
    Shame about the RAM being soldered
  12. chunster's avatar
    Thanks. Slightly cheaper today. £578.21 with 512 SSD and bigger battery.
  13. highwayman8155's avatar
    Lenovo make laptops for grown ups. No excitement, no disappointment, just swtch it on and expect it go every time. Would recommend over just about any equivalent.
  14. _Hayden's avatar
    Cheers OP, just bought this and upgraded the CPU, battery and SSD (to 512GB). Also if you have a blue light card or student email, you’ll get some more off. (edited)
  15. Alex_Rodriguez's avatar
    Thanks @hugekebab just bought it.
    I have the Totum card, using their link some of the items are cheaper than what they say on the web. So I managed to add 1TB, 4 cells battery, SD reader for £578.
    hugekebab's avatar
    hugekebab Author
    Oh haven't heard of a totum card. Will Google it.
  16. TheRaider's avatar
    Intel versions at the workplace are going strong, only had 1 go wrong out of a sample of about 50 and that was a minor issue quickly replaced (battery was dying very quickly)
  17. ChAdOx1's avatar
    This is a bargain
  18. Shavestick's avatar
    Have some heat, Lenovo doesn't usually discount this model. If you are on the Lenovo Pro it starts from £549.
    If you need more power and W11 Pro You can still buy a new X13 AMD G1 with R7 and 32GB from Laptop outlet for less than this. Also, if you use the configurator do get the bigger battery, its worth it. (edited)
  19. faiyaz's avatar
    Last week bought a T14s Gen 3 Intel i5 16gb RAM and 1TB SSD for £665 from eBay literally brand new only 3 cycle counts.

    Lenovo X and T series great laptops have owned many in the past can't go wrong with them.

    Only thing I would say is 300 nits on the screens needs to be improved.
    hugekebab's avatar
    hugekebab Author
    how much battery life are you getting out of it mate?
  20. Josu's avatar
    Nice laptop, but 300 nits is 300 nits
  21. mr_trumpet's avatar
    Has anybody tried installing linux on this?
  22. alc445's avatar
    fantastic deal - ordered one have some heat!
  23. haydar_akpinar's avatar
    good deal, ordered one with bigger battery and Rayzen7.
    steveo73's avatar
    What would you say is better currys.co.uk/pro…tml?awc=1599_1684472344_d371406a1890eec997eb3195230e1050&srcid=369&xtor=AL-1&cmpid=aff~HotUKDeals~Discount%20Code~47868~Pepper+Deals+Ltd&sv1=affiliate&sv_campaign_id=47868 —- cheers
  24. NitrousUK's avatar
    Excellent workhorse. Solid machines, you're paying for build quality and 3 year warranty.
  25. Molematt's avatar
    Big, big heat - expect these to age far more gracefully than their intel counterparts, they're quicker and run good bit leaner on power and heat.

    Lovely piece of kit, too, properly well-built machine that doesn't just jump for the "patterned brushed Alu is a cheat code for feeling premium" styling.

  26. someperson's avatar
    Looks good
  27. Darklord's avatar
    Use the intel version for work. Great machines.
  28. abaxas's avatar
    (comment writted on a x13 gen 1 AMD)

    Nipple and one of the best keyboards on any laptop

    (yes the old x220 and previous was better but that is an argument for another day!).

    And you'd be suprized on how many games you can run on this machine.
  29. new_lizard's avatar
    Can i play fallout 2 on it?
    voteHot's avatar
    Yes, you can even play Fallout 2 on a potato if you want (edited)
  30. Jack_Ch_'s avatar
    Could this do a good job at playing eSport titles decently? Valorant, CSGO etc?
    bozy09's avatar
    no mate, you need 144hz screen minimum for those. I bought an asus rog strix g15 amd advantage edition with the 6800m and 1440p 165hz display for £800 (used for 10 months but mint condition with accessories)

    You can get the 1080p 300hz monitor aswell but the colours aren't as good.

    AMD laptops on the used market is the cheapest. The equivalent 3070ti laptop would cost a lot more than 800 used. This performs close to the 3080 laptop gpu but not quite
  31. shonkydonkey's avatar
    Solid travel workhorse that will outlast generations of plastic tat.

    Screen is a bit meh at 300 nits but heat regardless...
    steveo73's avatar
    What’s better currys.co.uk/pro…tml?awc=1599_1684472344_d371406a1890eec997eb3195230e1050&srcid=369&xtor=AL-1&cmpid=aff~HotUKDeals~Discount%20Code~47868~Pepper+Deals+Ltd&sv1=affiliate&sv_campaign_id=47868
  32. Why_not's avatar
    Reliable laptops, I have had different lenovos at work, never let me down. I just don't understand why they haven't changed the design/outlook in over 20 years when they still had the IBM logo? That puts me off from taking it as a personal laptop
  33. Jackal7791's avatar
    What is the graphics card on this? Would this laptop be any good for casual gaming?
  34. gdl's avatar
    Has anyone who ordered one of these got it yet? Curious to know what people think of them?
    BlackCloud's avatar
    I didn't order one in the deal but I use one at work with the i7. It's pretty good, light, screen is fine but glossy. Mine shows a few 'spots' on the glass that won't polish away, and sometimes has the odd freeze whereby needs a reboot. But, that may be due to a lot of installed work apps, locked down security software etc. If I read reviews suggests a busy fan etc but no issues for me. Overall though I prefer my own Thinkpad T490. (edited)
  35. hugekebab's avatar
    hugekebab Author
    Deal is still active so reactivated.(slight change in price by a few pounds)
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