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Lenovo new L-series ThinkPads swap out Intel for AMD processors

By Ken Wong - on 30 Jun 2021, 3:01pm

Lenovo new L-series ThinkPads swap out Intel for AMD processors

The clamshell L13 swaps to an AMD processor for the first time. Image courtesy of Lenovo.

At Mobile World Congress 2021, Lenovo has announced the successors to their budget L-series ThinkPad line with the L13 Gen 2 (clamshell) and L13 Yoga Gen 2 (convertible).

However, the Lenovo L-series of ThinkPads ships for the first time with both the ThinkPads using only AMD processors.

Shipping with the AMD Ryzen 5000 mobile processors, the rest of what is inside is largely similar to their predecessors. They both have 16:9 FHD displays with up to 300nits of brightness powered by Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics, support up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage.


Pricing and availability

The L13 Yoga Is the first L-series convertible; powered by AMD. Image courtesy of Lenovo.

Like the previously covered ThinkPad X1 Extreme, the L13 Gen 2 and L13 Yoga Gen 2 will be arriving in Singapore in July. Again, we don’t have any pricing details but we will update this article once we receive more information.  



ThinkPad L13 Gen 2

ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 2

ThinkPad L13 Gen 1

ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 1


Up to AMD Ryzen 5000 PRO series processors

Up to 10th Generation Intel CoreTM i7 Processor


Windows 10 Pro

Up to Windows 10 Pro


Up to 16GB DDR4 3200MHz

Up to 16GB DDR4


Up to 1TB PCIe SSD

Up to 1TB PCIe SSD

Graphics Options

Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics

Intel Integrated UHD


13.3-inch Narrow Bezel, up to FHD, 300nit, Touch option

13.3-inch Narrow Bezel, FHD, 300nit, Touch


HD/FHD IPS non-touch 250nits

FHD Touch 300nits


FHD IPS touch 300nits


Dolby Audio Premium

Dolby Premium Speaker System


HD or HD Infrared Hybrid Webcam

HD or HD Infrared Hybrid Webcam, optional World-facing Camera

HD or HD Infrared Hybrid Webcam


HD with IR

World Facing Camera


46Whr up to 10.8 hours

46Whr up to 10.6 hours

46Whr up to 14 hours

46Whr up to 12 hours


Match-on-Chip Fingerprint Reader

TPM 2.0

Camera Shutter

Kensington lock slot



dTPM 2.0

Windows Hello multifactor authentication and facial recognition

MOH fingerprint reader

ThinkShutter webcam cover

Kensington lock slot


1 x HDMI 2.0

1 x HDMI

2 x USB-C 3.2

2 x USB Type-C

2 x USB-A 3.2

2 x USB 3.1


1 x MicroSD Card slot

1 x MicroSD Card

1 x 3.5mm audio jack

1 x Audio jack



WLAN Wi-Fi 6 802.11 AX (2x2)

Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201

Bluetooth 5.1

Bluetooth 5.0


(W x D x H)

311.5 x 219 x 17.6 mm


311.5 x 219 x 17.6 mm


311.5 x 219 x 17.6 mm

311.5 x 219 x 17.6 mm






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