Ahead of CES 2022, the Chinese laptop manufacturer Lenovo launched their new notebook models dubbed the ThinkPad Z13 and ThinkPad Z16. These new ThinkPad models come packing the latest AMD Ryzen PRO 6000 series processors with the ThinkPad Z13 getting an optional exclusive AMD CPU, so let’s take a closer look at their specs and features.
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 specifications
The ThinkPad Z13 comes with a 13.5-inch IPS OLED 2K+ (2,880 x 1,620pixels) display with 400 nits of peak brightness, a 91.6 percent screen-to-body ratio, and a 16:10 aspect ratio. The device also has a low blue light emission mode and supports Dolby vision. The speaker system present on the device comes with Dolby Atmos support.
The hardware on this machine consists of an AMD Ryzen Pro U-Series processor or an exclusive AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6860Z processor, coupled with up to 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 1TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage.
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 has integrated Lenovo’s match-on-chip fingerprint reader into the keyboard and uses a Microsoft Pluton security processor. The device comes with a full-HD infrared webcam integrated into the device with an aperture of f/2.0 and eShutter functionality. It also has dual-array microphones for audio input.
Other features of the laptop include Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth v5.2, LTE 4G, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It sports a backlit keyboard and two USB 4.0 Type-C ports. Double-tapping the TrackPoint icon gives quick access to Communication QuickMenu for access to common camera and microphone settings.
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 contains a 50Wh battery with Rapid Charge fast charging support. In terms of dimensions, it measures 294.4×199.6×13.99mm and weighs 1.25kg.
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 specifications
The Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 features a 16-inch IPS OLED 4K (3,840×2,160 pixels) display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, a 92.3 percent screen-to-body ratio, and 400 nits of peak brightness. Similar to the ThinkPad Z13 model, the ThinkPad Z16 also features Dolby Vision support and a low blue light emission mode.
The ThinkPad Z16 features an AMD Ryzen Pro H-series processor with integrated AMD radion graphics or an optional discrete AMD Radeon RX 6500M GPU. The device comes with up to 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 2TB of PCIe SSD. For security, the device includes a Microsoft Pluton security processor and comes with a match-on-chip fingerprint reader integrated into the keyboard.
Other features of the ThinkPad Z16 include a Dolby Atmos speaker system with Dolby Voice AI noise cancellation technology, a backlit keyboard, Wi-Fi 6E, LTE 4G, Bluetooth 5.2, three USB 4.0 Type-C ports, an SD card reader, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 comes with a 70Wh battery pack and measures 354.4×237.4x 15.8mm with a weight of 1.97kg.
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13, ThinkPad Z16 price, and availability
The ThinkPad Z13 will have a starting price of $1,549 while the ThinkPad Z16 will begin at $2,099. Lenovo has announced that both of these models will go on sale starting May 2022 and will be available in two color variants, namely Arctic Grey and Bronze.