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 original Z-Series was introduced last year 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. In accordance with 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 expertise which may neatly re-route energy to/from the CPU/GPU relying on which unit requires an influence increase at any given time.

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

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

You can even count on recycled supplies, like 100% compostable packaging, every time potential. This laptop computer may assist some corporations attain their ESG targets 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 nice 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 develop into an merchandise that product managers now concentrate on.

As you’re about to leap right into a video name,  it’s potential 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 numerous IPS LCD choices.

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

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