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Lenovo releases first ThinkPad powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon

Lenovo releases first ThinkPad powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon

Designed for mobile workers, the new laptop delivers multi-day battery life, AI accelerated experiences, and 5G Connectivity.

This week Lenovo announced an all-new ThinkPad™ X13s. Lenovo developed the product in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and Microsoft. Lenovo claims it is the world’s first laptop to use the premium Snapdragon® 8cx Gen 3 compute platform, running up to Windows 11 Pro.

The ultra-slim, ultra-light fan-less design “delivers the next level of silent always-on, always-connected PC experiences” Lenovo says. It also offers “incredible multi-day battery life rated up to 28 hours, AI accelerated experiences, enhanced 5G connectivity options including mmWave.”

The new ThinkPad and application support through the Microsoft App Assure program for seamless productivity, security, and collaboration.

Built with a focus on green technology

The new X13s is built with 90% certified recycled magnesium in the top and bottom covers, 97% PCC plastic in the battery Printed Circuit Board (PCB) cover and battery frame. The unit also has recyclable carton and bumpers in the packaging. Ovwerall, Lenovo says, the new ThinkPad X13s consumes less energy. It is also uses Lenovo’s low temperature solder method in the manufacturing process. This can reduce carbon emissions by up to 35%, according to the company.

ThinkPad X13s also includes low power 13.3-inch 16:10 display configurations, with touch or Eyesafe low blue light options. The reduced need for AC power can help reduce energy consumption, according to Lenovo.

“Hybrid workers, global travelers, field technicians, and front-line workers will relish the light 1.06kg (2.35 pounds) laptop,” they boast. Such mobile workers will also appreciate “the virtual elimination of daily power anxiety and connectivity issues as they roam between work-from-anywhere locations.”

In addition, Wi-Fi 6E provides a more stable high-speed connection. Moreover when such a connection is unavailable, or a public hotspot is not secure enough, the device can switch to 5G mmWave or sub6 Wireless WAN for “lightning fast, highly secure, on-the-go connectivity.”

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