Lenovo ThinkPad X13s Gen 1: Big Snapdragon Performance Gains Review

Posted on 2022-08-31 21:20:54 by Thomas De Maesschalck

Arm64-based Windows laptops have traditionally been somewhat of a hard sell. Sure, the aptly-named Always Connected PCs have all-day battery life and an always-on internet connection, but the performance of the previous-generation Snapdragon 8cx (or Microsoft's SQ1 in the Surface Pro X) couldn't keep up with its x86 brethren. The lack of native Arm64 apps compounded the issue due to the need to rely on an x86 compatibility layer. Fortunately, Qualcomm has put a lot of that in the rear view mirror: the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 -- and as a result, Lenovo's ThinkPad X13s Gen 1 we'll be showing you here -- is a huge step up over the last iteration, providing the performance boost the platform sorely needed. However, before we get to that, let's meet this super lightweight notebook...

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