Lenovo announces a new Z series of ThinkPad laptops with the latest AMD Ryzen processors

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 and Z16

Lenovo today announced a new series of ThinkPad laptops featuring a new industrial design, and new colors (bronze and arctic grey) and materials (recycled aluminum or recycled black vegan leather). ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 are the first two laptops in this Z series. The packaging of these laptops is made from 100% recyclable and compostable bamboo and sugarcane, and the AC power adapter uses 90% Post-Consumer Content (PCC).

Highlights of ThinkPad Z13 and Z16:

  • ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 will be powered by the latest AMD Ryzen PRO 6000 Series processors.
    • Z13 is powered by AMD Ryzen PRO U-Series processors with integrated AMD Radeon graphics plus Microsoft Pluton security processor. Z13 is also available with an exclusive AMD Ryzen PRO 6860Z processor
    • Z16 is powered by AMD Ryzen PRO H-Series processors with integrated AMD Radeon graphics or optional AMD Radeon RX 6500M discrete graphics, and include the Microsoft Pluton security processor
  • Communications Bar integrating an FHD camera with a larger sensor, electronic e-Shutter for privacy and dual-array microphones
  • Highest screen-to-body (STB) ratio in ThinkPad portfolio – 91.6% (Z13) and 92.3% (Z16)
  • Larger 120mm haptic ForcePad
  • Vivid display options including touch-enabled 2.8K OLED on Z13 and 4K OLED on Z16, both with Dolby Vision® support and low blue light
  • Dolby Atmos Speaker System and Dolby Voice AI noise cancellation technology
  • New double-tap function on TrackPoint launches Communication QuickMenu for rapid access to camera and microphone settings
  • AMD Ryzen PRO 6000 Series processors with Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 offer advanced manageability and industry leading Wi-Fi connectivity on Z13 and Z16. Additionally, Qualcomm 4-stream Dual Band Simultaneous (DBS) on AMD Ryzen PRO 6000 Series processors enables sustained low latency potential of Wi-Fi Dual Station, natively supported on Windows 11
  • Preloaded with Windows 11
  • Match-on-chip fingerprint reader integrated into keyboard for security convenience

ThinkPad Z13 will be available starting from $1549 while the ThinkPad Z16 will be available starting from $2099. Both the laptops will be available in May 2022.

Tech Specs:

ThinkPad Z13 ThinkPad Z16
Processor AMD Ryzen PRO U-Series processor
Optional exclusive AMD Ryzen PRO 6860Z processor
AMD Ryzen PRO H-Series processor
Operating System Windows 11
Memory Up to 32GB LPDDR5
Storage Up to 1TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD Up to 2TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD
Graphics Integrated AMD Radeon graphics Integrated AMD Radeon graphics
AMD Radeon RX 6500M discrete option
Display 13.3-inch 16:10 – 91.6% STB
-WUXGA IPS 400nit Low Power (touch option)
-WQXGA OLED 400nit, Touch, Dolby Vision, Low Blue Light
16.0-inch 16:10 – 92.3% STB
-WUXGA IPS 400nit Low Power (touch option)
-WQUXGA OLED 400nit, Touch, Dolby Vision, Low Blue Light
Audio Dolby Atmos Speaker System and Dolby Voice
Camera Infrared FHD camera f2.0, with eShutter
Battery 50Whr, Rapid Charge 70Whr, Rapid Charge
Security Match-on-Chip FPR, dTPM 2.0, Microsoft Pluton Security Processor
Ports 2 x USB-C (USB4.0), Audio Jack 3 x USB-C (USB4.0), Audio Jack, SD Card Reader
Keyboard Edge-to-Edge, Backlit, 120mm Haptic ForcePad Backlit, 120mm Haptic ForcePad
Wireless LAN Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2
Wireless WAN 4G LTE CAT 16
Colors/Materials Black Recycled Vegan Leather/Bronze AL
Arctic Grey Recycled AL
Black Recycled AL
Arctic Grey Recycled AL
Dimensions 294.4 x 199.6 x 13.99mm 354.4 x 237.4 x 15.8mm
Weight 1.25kg – 2.76 lbs 1.97kg – 4.3 lbs

Source: Lenovo

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