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[Lenovo Canada] ThinkPad X13 AMD -- Build Your Own - from $906.95 -- Code: THINKPEEK

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[Lenovo Canada] ThinkPad X13 AMD -- Build Your Own - from $906.95 -- Code: THINKPEEK

Product: ThinkPad X13 Gen 1 AMD

Deal link: https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/th ... TO1WWENCA0

Notes:
  1. this is a Build Your Own laptop with Ryzen 4000 processor. The basic configuration is presented as the deal link but you have to customize it to your liking/budget.
  2. There's a warning about availability on the landing page for this product: Ships in 3-4 weeks -- once configured the checkout cart estimated shipping date is sooner, though: 'Ships between 11/10/2020 ~ 11/11/2020'


Currently, you could get a small footprint light ThinkPad with Ryzen 4000 processor for around the same price as this X1 Carbon Gen 8. It's the ThinkPad X13 Gen 1 with AMD processor available as a Build-Your-Own model (i.e., fully customizable): https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/th ... TO1WWENCA0


As an exercise, I customized one with most of the goodies: 300nits FHD display, Ryzen 5 4650U, W10Pro, Fingerprint Reader, Media Reader, Backlit Keyboard (EN), 16GB RAM soldered, 128GB SSD (cheapest available to be replaced by a better one of your own choice brand/specs, Lenovo overcharges for SSD upgrades), Wi-Fi 6.0 AX200, 48Wh battery (there aren't any other options for this unfortunately), 720P (with IR) webcam, etc. $1306.80 (using THINKPEEK coupon code). Through regular Lenovo website, so regular Rakuten cashback (3%) is available as well as id.me discounts for military/students/teachers (5%+). Or you can try your luck using/setting a SMB account paired with Rakuten Lenovo SMB Pro whose cashback is currently better (8%) -- I didn't test this last option, so YMMV.


Lenovo TP X13 Ryzen 4650U 16GB 128GB SSD.JPG


ThinkPad X13 Gen 1, Part Number: 20UFCTO1WW


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I have yet to find out the specs for the 300nits FHD display panel (panel type, contrast ratio, color gamut, etc.). These should be on the PSREF speclist for model Part Number: 20UFCTO1WW. For my example configuration some of the specs for the display panel are listed in the shopping cart specs: IPS, 300nits, 72% NTSC -- contrast ratio still missing Contrast Ratio 800:1.

Not sure if a repost.

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Also available through EPP and discounted:
Ha0cheers wrote: Just checked IBMEPP, same specs cost about $1,066.37 + Tax.

https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/ibmeppfrie ... /customize?
Deal Link through EPP: https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/ibmeppfrie ... TO1WWENCA0

EPP Coupon: THINKBFPEEK

Same example configuration as above through EPP: Your Price $1,110.78

A much better deal through EPP.
Last edited by aviador on Oct 28th, 2020 10:23 pm, edited 5 times in total.
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Thread Summary
Specs sheet: https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PD ... D_Spec.PDF

Reviews:

^ Reviews (-) highlights:
- No Thunderbolt port
- Battery performance in 'real life use' tests yield ~ 8h [other ultrabooks/subnotebooks last longer]
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TRAJ007 wrote: How does this compare to X1 Gen 8 below? I have no idea about AMD processors? I ordered X1 already but if this is significantly better I can change it.

https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/th ... 20U9005MUS
almost twice as better, but really depends on your use case: https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/In ... 3549vs3766
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TRAJ007 wrote: How does this compare to X1 Gen 8 below? I have no idea about AMD processors? I ordered X1 already but if this is significantly better I can change it.

https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/th ... 20U9005MUS
Depends on how you want use it. For lightweight work and net browsing, it should make very little difference.

The 4000 AMD processor could be about 20% better than the Intel one's overall, or 10% better in Single thread performance and 30%+ in Multi thread. Also, from what I understand, the AMD 5nm chip is really power efficient which potentially gives you a better battery life.

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/AM ... 3766vs3542
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Ha0cheers wrote: Depends on how you want use it. For lightweight work and net browsing, it should make very little difference.

The 4000 AMD processor could be about 20% better than the Intel one's overall, or 10% better in Single thread performance and 30%+ in Multi thread. Also, from what I understand, the AMD 5nm chip is really power efficient which potentially gives you a better battery life.

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/AM ... 3766vs3542
Adding to your points, the iGPUs on the AMD Ryzen 4000s are a bit better performers than those on Intel 10th Gen processors.
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Really tempted. But adding 1 TB SSD is costing a fortune.
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Ha0cheers wrote: Depends on how you want use it. For lightweight work and net browsing, it should make very little difference.

The 4000 AMD processor could be about 20% better than the Intel one's overall, or 10% better in Single thread performance and 30%+ in Multi thread. Also, from what I understand, the AMD 5nm chip is really power efficient which potentially gives you a better battery life.

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/AM ... 3766vs3542
Ryzen 4000 series CPUs are built on the 7NM TSMC node, not 5nm. That's currently also made by TSMC but used by Apple exclusively for now
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TRAJ007 wrote: Really tempted. But adding 1 TB SSD is costing a fortune.
SSD should be upgradable.
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Would this laptop be sufficient to play 4k 60fps videos?

Record videos on a Samsung S10 that I would like to playback on a laptop.
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umopapisdnwei wrote: A similar T14 is ~$50 more and offers better future upgradeability (eg: memory slot).
https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/ibmeppfrie ... /customize?
That's a good option, as well. One RAM slot available. A similarly specced one as the example on the opening post with a 4750U costs around $1300 (pre other discounts). Just a tad heavier. It looks like Lenovo is finally catching up on the Ryzen 4000 wave.

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The big question is: Buy Now or wait for Black Friday deals?
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brucele wrote: Would this laptop be sufficient to play 4k 60fps videos?

Record videos on a Samsung S10 that I would like to playback on a laptop.
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aviador wrote: That's a good option, as well. One RAM slot available. A similarly specced one as the example on the opening post with a 4750U costs around $1300 (pre other discounts). Just a tad heavier. It looks like Lenovo is finally catching up on the Ryzen 4000 wave.

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The big question is: Buy Now or wait for Black Friday deals?
If you don't need a new laptop urgently, you can wait. While BF deals not necessarily better, they are unlikely worse. Since X13 and T14 are new products, they won't sell out by then.

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