Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review: A monster device with impressive specs

If you’re on the market for a decent laptop that packs many exciting features, you’ll not be disappointed to read our fascinating Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review to learn more about this super laptop that people can’t just stop talking about. 

From its sleek design to its outstanding 16:10 display to its impressive PowerPoint and reasonable price point, our Lenovo ThinBook 13s review 2020 shows that this device is perfect for people who don’t want to invest heavily in Lenovo’s premium ThinkPad devices. 

Plus, a close look at the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s specs shows that this laptop has everything you’re looking for in a computer and more. 

Without wasting more time, let’s get to the nitty gritty of the Lenovo ThinBook 13s review to see what this brilliant device has to offer. 

Lenovo Thinkbook 13s specs

Lenovo ThinkBook 13 review: Powerful specifications

Thinkbook 13s review 2020

The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s i7 features an aluminium chassis that keeps its weight under three pounds (1.26kg). That said, the Lenovo ThinkBook 13S i5 comes with a 13.3-inch touchscreen that is slightly bigger than its diagonal. With a 16:10 screen ratio and a screen resolution of 2,500 x 1,600, you’ll absolutely love the display of this laptop. 

Though Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen doesn’t come with a stylus as you’ll find on other more expensive Lenovo laptops, you can always get a precision pen for a few extra bucks. 

While the price point of this laptop is surprisingly attractive, it boasts of a performance you’ll not see with many laptops in this category. Together with its Intel Evo certification, you can trust this laptop to get you through your everyday schedule on a single charge. 

Unlike other UltraBooks out there, the Our Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review shows that this laptop features two extra USB Type-A ports along with a HDMI 2.0 output. Though the laptop only comes with a single USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 port, it is missing an SD card slot. 

Surprisingly, the Lenovo ThinkBook 13S G2 USB-C port doubles as its charging port. While you may not fall full use of the port during the day, we love the RapidCharge tech that comes with the laptop. This tech allows the laptop to charge at a lightning speed. 

Even though the audio may not be as great as other high end Lenovo laptops, its downward firing speakers perform pretty well. 

Sure, the webcam of the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s is only 720p, we like that it comes with a privacy shutter along with dual-ray microphones that makes video conferencing a breeze. 

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review: Performance

In terms of performance, only a handful of devices at this price point can go toe-to-toe with the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s. Fitted with a Core i5-1135G7 mobile processor, this laptop outperforms many laptops with more powerful mobile processors. 

Even though a mobile processor comes with its many limitations, the ThinkBook 13S i7 performed beyond our expectations, especially considering its specs. 

During our PCMARK10 Home test, which is a benchmark for measuring the general use and multitasking performance, the ThinkBook 13s Gen pulled in a whopping 210 points, which is just a little behind the likes of Dell XPS 13 and the Razor Book 13, which both run on Intel’s Core i7-1165G7.

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review: Design

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review

This masterpiece will instantly capture you with its anodized aluminum chassis. While it features ThinkBook’s signature dual-tone design, it also has the ThinkBook Logo majestically stamped on the lid.

Though the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen may not be the thinnest Ultrabook on the market currently, the laptop is a bit lightweight and that’s because it comes under 0.6 inches. Measuring only 1.26 kg in weight, you can carry this laptop around without worry about the weight. 

The relative thickness of the laptop helps provide room for the speakers in the underside of the chassis. Although this brilliant design allows the speaker to perform as designed, if you set it down on a soft surface, you can have the speaker muffled. 

Another brilliant thing about the thickness of the chassis is that it provides enough space to house the laptop’s USB Type-A ports as well as HDMI 2.0 output. 

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review: Battery performance

When it comes to battery performance, we aren’t too pleased with the ThinkBook 13s and that’s because other laptops in this category perform way better. That said, because it’s Evo certified, you may not have too much to worry about as it is still able to deliver past the 9 hour benchmark, which is more than enough to take you through your daily tasks. 

How much does Lenovo ThinkBook 13s cost?

The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s price is one of the most attractive we have come across, especially considering its remarkable specs. 

While the version with an Intel Core-i5-1135G7 mobile process, with 256GB PCle SSD and 8GB RAM will cost you $1,339, the premium version which runs on an Intel Corei7-116G7 mobile processor with 512GB SSD and 16GB RAM will cost you $1,709. 


If you took some time to read our detailed Lenovo ThinBook 13S review 2020, you’ll agree that this laptop delivers impressive performance for its attractive price point. Thanks to its impeccable display and appealing design, this laptop is a must-have for anyone looking for a device that doesn’t cost much, yet delivers as promised. 

While the audio can certainly do better, to be fair, this laptop is worth every penny spent purchasing it. 

Isaac Francis

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