Lenovo has launched its first laptop that uses the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 processor—the ThinkPad X13s. The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 was unveiled last year as part of the company’s increased emphasis on the PC market. Qualcomm is currently the largest smartphone chip vendor, but it is steadily expanding rapidly into the PC market, which is controlled by Intel and AMD. The all-new ThinkPad X13s is now available through Verizon. Let’s take a closer look at the all-new Snapdragon-powered Lenovo ThinkPad X13s and everything we know so far.
Lenovo ThinkPad X13s Specifications, Features
The new ThinkPad X13s features a 13.3-inch WQXGA (1920 x 1200) display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, which is the standard ThinkPad design. Moreover, it comes with other iconic ThinkPad design characteristics such as the black casing, red accents, and the TrackPoint with double mouse buttons above the touchpad. The laptop is relatively thin and light, with a thickness of 13.4mm and a weight of 1.06kg.
The new SoC is said to achieve an 85 per cent increase in multi-core performance over its Gen 2 predecessor, while the GPU is get a boost by 60 per cent. The 8cx Gen 3 also adds a slew of 5G connectivity possibilities to always-on, always-connected Windows devices. Additionally, the new chip has the Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 protocol, which enables Wi-Fi 6E speeds of up to 4.4Gbps. The inbuilt NPU (Neural Processor) is touted to accelerate AI by 29 Tera Operations Per Second (TOPS), a threefold improvement over the predecessor.
Lenovo ThinkPad X13s Pricing, Availability
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The Lenovo ThinkPad X13s is available with up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage, while the Verizon configuration is limited to 16GB and 512GB respectively. The laptop costs $1,449.99 in the United States or $40.27 per month for 36 months through Verizon. Users may also purchase it on Lenovo’s website for $1,301.40, although this does not feature 5G capability. Presently, there’s no word on whether the laptop will be available in India.