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Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 Review Rundown

LenovoPublished on 15 May 2021Last Edited on 23 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 Intel & AMD Laptop
Neoscore* 77%
  • Solid performance for a Core i5
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Good battery life
  • Below-average CPU performance

Summary

With the ThinkBook 13s Gen 2, Lenovo has managed to iron out some of the glaring flaws with the original. It's a solid option for buyers shopping for a laptop under $1,000. Available with the latest 11th-gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen 4000 series mobile processors, it packs plenty of lasting performance for professionals on-the-go.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 equips an 11th-gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 quad-core CPU with eight threads. Lenovo upped its game with a taller 13.3-inch 16:10 IPS display at a WQXGA (2560 x 1600) resolution. It's a fast productivity workhorse that should keep up with all but demanding creative workflows.
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Pros[**]
  • Slim bezels
  • Strong performance
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Not as powerful as its predecessor

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 is a solid option for those who want a quality business laptop. At 2.8 pounds and 11.8 x 8.2 x 0.6 inches, the Lenovo is about the same size as the HP Envy 13. There is a lot to love about the ThinkBook's 13.3-inch, 2560 x 1600-pixel touchscreen (WQXGA) display.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 CPU and 16GB of RAM
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Dim display
  • Low max brightness

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
ThinkBook is Lenovo's laptop brand for small-business entrepreneurs. The ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 (starts at $870; $1,009 as tested) belies its budget status. It still fits below premium-priced ultraportables like the Dell XPS 13 in our hierarchy of top laptops.
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Pros[**]
  • Stunning 16:10 display
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Lacks dedicated Home, End, and Page Down keys
  • Lacks USB-C and Thunderbolt 4 ports

techradar[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo ThinkBook 13s is a sleek, durable Ultrabook that features a fantastic 16:10 display. It's built with an all-anodized aluminum chassis, with the ThinkBook line's characteristic dual-tone design. The laptop is available now in the US and Australia, starting at $785/AU$1,379, and is coming soon to the UK and will start at £989.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fantastic 16:10 display
  • Powerful performance
  • Decent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 review: Solid performer at a sound price. Digitaltrends. 2021-05-04. Retrieved 2021-05-05.
  2. 2. ^ Lenovo ThinkBook 13s (Gen 2) review: Budget ThinkPad . Laptopmag. 2021-08-07. Retrieved 2021-08-12.
  3. 3. ^ Lenovo ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 Review. Pcmag. 2021-04-16. Retrieved 2021-04-17.
  4. 4. ^ Lenovo ThinkBook 13s review. Techradar. 2021-05-12. Retrieved 2021-05-15.
  5. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  6. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  7. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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