Lenovo Thinkpad 13 2017 Review – Not as affordable as last year's model
The refreshed Thinkpad 13 has new Intel 7th generation processors but will cost a lot more than 2016’s $500 model with a similar configuration. See more laptops: and subscribe!
00:43 – Hardware overview
00:48 – Price
01:42 – Touch screen option
02:20 – Keyboard options
02:51 – Build quality
02:58 – Keyboard, pointer, and trackpad
03:20 – ports and connectors
04:15 – Speakers and sound quality
04:40 – Weight
04:45 – Battery life
05:06 – Performance: YouTube and web browsing
05:47 – More thoughts on the display quality
06:16 – Octane Test
07:31 – Performance: Microsoft Word and Office
07:54 – Gaming: Minecraft
08:24 – Gaming: Rocket League
08:56 – 3D Mark Benchmark
09:16 – Kodi and high bit rate HD Video playback
10:15 – Conclusion and final thoughts
See my review of the prior edition:
And the Chromebook version:
Last year’s Thinkpad 13 was the budget model in what is usually a premium line of computers. And while they still have a sub $1000 version it’s significantly less powerful and feature packed than the prior edition.
Now for $699 (or thereabouts) the Thinkpad 13 is equipped with only a 720p TN display and Kaby Lake Celeron CPU. Moving up to a 1080p edition with an i3 will send the price past $1,000. Last year’s silver Thinkpad 13 sold for about $500 with the 1080p IPS display and i3 processor.
Lenovo also has a Chromebook version available too.
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