New Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 and Z13 AMD-Powered Laptops

At Cellular World Congres 2023, Lenovo is introducing many new merchandise, however one which caught our consideration is the second-generation Lenovo ThinkPad Z-Collection, with the Z16 and Z13 laptops. The unique Z-Collection was launched final yr at CES 2022.

The brand new ThinkPad Z-Collection can also be constructed round an AMD-only platform, thought-about AMD’s flagship {hardware} on this class. Based on Lenovo, the 2023 model brings considerably extra computing energy, with +50% CPU pace (as much as 64GB RAM!) and +30% quicker graphics.

The system additionally has AMD’s Smartshift know-how which might neatly re-route energy to/from the CPU/GPU relying on which unit requires an influence enhance at any given time.

Laptop computer customers typically don’t understand that such essential elements are sometimes restricted by energy availability (and thermals) and never by their inherent technical limitations. Smartshift offers each CPU and GPU additional wiggle room.

Sustainability can also be an integral a part of the Z-series design, with modern parts similar to the brand new non-obligatory Flax Fiber high cowl, a bio-based materials that’s sturdy to ThinkPad requirements. It replaces final yr’s artificial leather-based possibility.

You may also anticipate recycled supplies, like 100% compostable packaging, at any time when attainable. This laptop computer would possibly assist some corporations attain their ESG objectives for the yr, so it’s not a nasty technique!

The Z Collection can also be not your typical ThinkPad as Lenovo tries to woo new customers preferring these new edgy designs and choices along with all the great issues ThinkPads are identified for.

The corporate has optimized the design for hybrid work, and this might be actually helpful in a world the place on-line conferences are ubiquitous. There’s no finish in sight, and even with some strain to return to the workplace, video conferences will proceed for the foreseeable future.

Lenovo says it has chosen higher-quality FHD webcams, with some choices that embrace an infrared 3D digital camera. That’s not the fanciest built-in webcam Lenovo has, however I like that webcams have grow to be an merchandise that product managers now deal with.

As you’re about to leap right into a video name,  it’s attainable to double-click on the Trackpoint button to invoke a devoted webcam/audio dialog menu to verify and alter settings shortly.

Lenovo has wonderful show choices for the brand new Z-Collection, with a 4K OLED (Z16) and 2.8K OLED (Z16) and varied IPS LCD choices.

Total this is a superb compute-centric evolution of this new ThinkPad collection, and we’re curious to see it in motion. Test the present specs under. Pricing data sometimes comes later within the yr.

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