[Comparison] Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen2 vs X13 Yoga Gen1 – what are the differences?

Convertibles have been very interesting devices. Combining the features of a tablet and a laptop in one is a tough task, especially when thinking about which ones to embrace and which to scrap. Today we will look at the ThinkPad X13 Yoga, which offers Lenovo’s take on a convertible device that is mainly to be used for business and productivity.

We will also take a look at its predecessor and tell all about the differences between them. Coming with a 16:10 screen, which is becoming more and more the norm between creativity and productivity-based laptops.

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen2: Full Specs

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen1: Full Specs / In-depth Review

Starting from the exterior, we see almost no changes visually between the X13 Yoga Gen 1 and X13 Yoga Gen 2. You get the same premium build quality that other ThinkPads get, with a complex combination of materials used for the base and lid. The base is made from magnesium alloy, while the bottom panel and the lid are a hybrid polymer that is made from carbon fiber and glass fiber mixed together. All of these materials make for a pretty rigid machine. Lenovo also found a way to shave off some grams and millimeters off of the weight and height of the device, with the X13 Yoga Gen 2 being 50g lighter and 0.5 mm thinner.

The display options remain the same, with there being two 13.3-inch panels to choose from. In our review of the Gen 1 X13 Yoga, we had a fantastic Full HD+ color-accurate panel, which was amazing for graphic design and photo editing. There is one additional QHD+ panel, which should be even better. The panels have a 16:10 aspect ratio, giving the consumers more area to work with and to fit more apps on the screen simultaneously.

Specs-wise, we see the most change here. With the Gen 2 X13 Yoga, you get Tiger Lake CPUs, with up to a Core i7-1185G7, which replaces the previous Core i7-10810U. The new CPUs should bring better performance and more efficiency, which would overall boost the battery life. The Tiger Lake CPUs come with the Iris Xe Graphics G7, with there being two variants with either 80 (for the Core i5 models) or 96 (for the Core i7 models) execution units. The iGPUs offer decent performance with them even being able to handle some light gaming.

All Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen2 configurations:

All Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen1 configurations:

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