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Our opinion on the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 3 (21BN00CVFR)

4G connectivity, Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6E at a low price? This is what the cheap laptop PC offers Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 3 (21BN00CVFR) versatile, efficient in everyday use and modest gaming, easy to transport, equipped with 16 GB of RAM and an Intel Alder Lake Core i5-1250P vPro processor with Iris Xe graphics solution suitable for light multimedia processing. Equipped with fast 512 GB SSD storage which reinforces its responsiveness, this thin and light compact black Ultrabook supplied without Windows benefits from a 13-inch 16/10th anti-glare IPS Full HD screen with sRGB colors more faithful than average but also a spill-resistant backlit keyboard with TrackPoint. This laptop is also guaranteed for 3 years.

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 3 (21BN00CVFR)

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 3 (21BN00CVFR) Features

Screen(s) 13'' Full HD LED IPS 300cd/m² 100% sRGB 72% NTSC 16/10th (1920×1200, anti-glare)
Processor Intel Core i5-1250P Alder Lake (12 cores: 4P 1.7 GHz / 8E 1.2 GHz, TDP 28W)
Installed RAM (max) 16 GB LPDDR5 6400MHz (soldered)
Graphic card Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor
Storage 512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe x4, 2280)
Connections 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1) + 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0b
Network Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2, Intel AX211), Bluetooth 5.2 + 4G (Quectel EM05-G 4G CAT4)
Backlit Keyboard Yes, splash resistant + TrackPoint
Numeric keypad
Windows Hello
Audio system 2 Dolby Audio speakers
Operating system
Announced autonomy / Battery 7 hours / Li-Polymer 3 cells 41Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.19 Kg / 305.8 x 217.6 x 18.1

The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 3 (21BN00CVFR) faces the competition

The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 3 (21BN00CVFR) is currently showing in promotion at Lenovo France and offers a configuration/price ratio attractive for its category where it is one of the cheapest to offer 4G and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity with such a high-performance processor, a screen with such faithful colors as well as a 3-year warranty, while offering the choice of operating system.

If this laptop PC does not completely meet your needs, we invite you to consult our guides Cheap laptop And Student laptopyou will find other similar laptops that can be good alternatives to Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 3 (21BN00CVFR).

Chassis, connections, screen of the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 3 (21BN00CVFR)

It adopts a discreet professional look with its thin and light compact black Villi Black design.

To exploit the full capacity of this ultraportable it is necessary to install a complete operating system such as a Linux or Windows distribution.

This laptop PC benefits from good, above-average wireless connectivity since in addition to Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 modules, it integrates a 4G module to connect to mobile telephone networks, which is rare, especially at this price point.
The rest of the connectivity is also appreciable: 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, practical HDMI video output for easily connecting this Ultrabook to a monitor or TV for example, an audio port or even 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are plugged into it.

The chiclet keyboard is equipped with a backlighting solution for the keys that can be activated when you want to better distinguish your keys.
Good point, the keyboard is splash-proof. We can therefore calmly keep something nearby to quench our thirst.

The keyboard is accompanied by the classic touchpad. But also the rarest and most precise TrackPoint, particularly prized by professionals.

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 3 (21BN00CVFR)

Another advantage of this laptop is its screen which adopts sRGB and IPS specifications ensuring more faithful colorimetry than average as well as significant viewing angles, both horizontal and vertical.
The screen also stands out with its 16/10th format which displays more elements in height than the classic 16/9th.
Suitable for Full HD content, the screen has an anti-reflective treatment making it more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).

Performance, battery life of the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 3 (21BN00CVFR)

The Lenovo ThinkPad

Thanks to its compactness, lightness and finesse, this Ultrabook is easy to transport. It will therefore be of interest to nomads like some in search of a student laptop. In terms of autonomy, expect around 7 hours of battery operation in light use.

As a bonus, this laptop provides very good performance in everyday use and modest gaming.
It is also suitable for carrying out content multimedia processing using multi-cores and RAM, such as photo editing or light video encoding.

Because it is driven by 16 GB of RAM as well as a low-consumption Intel Alder Lake Core i5-1250P processor housing the Iris Xe graphics module. This Core i5 adopts a 28W TDP higher than the 15W standard, which guarantees better performance but less autonomy with a similar configuration.

This heart is well supported on a daily basis by SSD storage providing much better fluidity and responsiveness than a hard drive.
Result, thanks to the SSD, starts/stops, processing and launches of applications are carried out more quickly and we can, for example, reach online game cards more quickly.

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 3 (21BN00CVFR)

An SSD is indeed faster than a hard drive but also consumes less energy, is quieter and more resistant to shocks.

The integrated SSD here offers 512 GB of capacity, like many (much) more expensive models on the market but also the standard of hard drives.
In case you need more space, you can expand the capacity, preferably using an external USB-C/Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 device to benefit from fast transfers.

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