Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 AMD Laptop Review: Quiet Ryzen convertible for students

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 AMD Laptop Review: Quiet Ryzen convertible for students

AMD transformation-artist. ThinkPad Yoga is the name of Lenovo’s business convertibles. The ThinkPad L series is the affordable enterprise series, which means the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 AMD is a budget hybrid. With AMD Ryzen 7030U and a new design, this convertible can compete with more expensive models.

Benjamin Herzig 👁 (translated by Benjamin Herzig), Published 🇩🇪

If there is an area in the Lenovo ThinkPad lineup where AMD CPUs are still not widely used, it is in convertibles. Most ThinkPad convertibles are still Intel based. The only exception is the ThinkPad L13. Lenovo introduced the AMD option with the ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 2. Our review device, the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4, is accordingly the third generation of the AMD Yoga.

The positioning of this model has not changed since the L13 Yoga G2: It still is the most affordable ThinkPad convertible, a budget- and entry-level model among the flexible hybrids.

Processor

AMD Ryzen 5 7530U 6 x 2 – 4.5 GHz, 30 W PL2 / Short Burst, 15 W PL1 / Sustained, Barcelo-U Refresh

Memory

16 GB 

, DDR4-3200, on-board, dual channel

Display

13.30 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 170 PPI, 10 point touch, native pen support, B133UAN01.2 , IPS LED, glossy: no

Mainboard

AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH

Storage

Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G, 512 GB 

, M.2 2242, NVMe PCIe 4.0, 512 GB free

Connections

2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm Audio, 1 Fingerprint Reader

Networking

MediaTek RZ616 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2

Size

height x width x depth (in mm): 17.1 x 305 x 218 ( = 0.67 x 12.01 x 8.58 in)

Battery

46 Wh Lithium-Polymer

Camera

Webcam: 1080p w/IR & ThinkShutterSecondary Camera: 5 MPix Fixed-Focus Cam for Tablet mode

Additional features

Speakers: 2 W Stereo, Keyboard: 6 row Chiclet 95 %, 1.5 mm travel, Keyboard Light: yes, 65 W USB-C charger, Lenovo ActivePen Pro, 36 Months Warranty

Weight

1.356 kg ( = 47.83 oz / 2.99 pounds), Power Supply: 335 g ( = 11.82 oz / 0.74 pounds)

Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

Compared with the ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 2, Lenovo has introduced a new chassis design, which was already used in last years L13 Yoga G3. On the surface many things are unchanged, but there are quite a few changes in actuality. The chassis color shifted from the normal black to the more dark-grey “Thunder Black”. The aspect ration of the ThinkPad laptop has changed, as the newer ThinkPad L13 adopted 16:10 screens instead of the previous 16:9 displays. This changes leads to smaller screen bezels, especially beneath the panel.

Not changed are the materials. Lenovo still makes the display-cover out of anodized black aluminum, while the lower part of the chassis completely consists of matte-coated GFRP plastic. The screen front is protected by a glass-cover.

The chassis is not balanced in terms of stability. The screen portion is rather stiff, but the base unit is one of the weakest designs among ThinkPads. The GFRP lacks an internal metal-frame, making the chassis easily bendable. At least the keyboard does not flex easily, and the craftsmanship of the chassis is flawless. A common problem for ThinkPads on the other hand is the fact that they smudge easily. For the ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4, this is especially true for the aluminum lid.

New are the hinges, which are still fitted with silver metal caps, allowing for the transformation into a tablet. Their design in the laptop mode is similar to normal drop down hinges, as they are located behind the base. This makes the L13 Yoga G4 look like a regular clamshell laptop. Starting at an opening angle of 90 degrees, the screen touches the surface of the desk beneath it. Stability is not negatively impacted by the new design, as the screen barely wobbles. It can not be opened with one hand.

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318.2 mm / 12.5 inch 225.5 mm / 8.88 inch 17.99 mm / 0.708 inch 1.6 kg3.57 lbs312 mm / 12.3 inch 218 mm / 8.58 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.4 kg3.16 lbs309 mm / 12.2 inch 223 mm / 8.78 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.5 kg3.22 lbs305 mm / 12 inch 218 mm / 8.58 inch 17.1 mm / 0.673 inch 1.4 kg2.99 lbs305 mm / 12 inch 214.15 mm / 8.43 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 1.2 kg2.73 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

The status as a budget series is signified by the ports, as Lenovo does not include Thunderbolt or USB4 ports in this ThinkPad model. Otherwise, the port selection pretty much matches the newer business standard. Noteworthy is that the ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 is one of the few ThinkPad laptops with USB C ports on both sides – enabling the user to choose the side he wants to use to charge the laptop from.

Different from the Intel variants or more expensive AMD models, Lenovo uses a WiFi 6E solution made by MediaTek in the L13 Yoga G4 AMD. Its performance is OK and very high when it comes to sending data, but much lower when receiving them. 

WWAN is not present in our review unit and not user-upgradable either. Other model variants of the L13 Yoga G4 AMD do have 4G LTE.

Networking
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
MediaTek RZ616
iperf3 transmit AXE11000




734 (min: 350) MBit/s ∼49%

iperf3 receive AXE11000




1661 (min: 1521) MBit/s ∼100%

iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz




741 (min: 452) MBit/s ∼48%

iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz




1628 (min: 1495) MBit/s ∼94%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
MediaTek MT7921
iperf3 transmit AX12




674 (min: 631) MBit/s ∼48%

iperf3 receive AX12




788 (min: 669) MBit/s ∼64%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
iperf3 transmit AXE11000




696 (min: 411) MBit/s ∼47%

iperf3 receive AXE11000




1667 (min: 1594) MBit/s ∼100%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
iperf3 transmit AX12




1409 (min: 1274) MBit/s ∼100%

iperf3 receive AX12




1235 (min: 1079) MBit/s ∼100%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
iperf3 transmit AXE11000




1485 (min: 1353) MBit/s ∼100%

iperf3 receive AXE11000




1639 (min: 1609) MBit/s ∼98%

iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz




1559 (min: 1137) MBit/s ∼100%

iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz




1726 (min: 1691) MBit/s ∼100%

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5 megapixel camera for tablet mode
5 megapixel camera for tablet mode

Even for its budget models, Lenovo is now using 1080p webcams. The progress compared to older 720p webcams is undeniable, though the absolute quality is still rather low and only good for video conferencing with a good lighting conditions.

Aside from the normal webcam, the ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 also has a 5 megapixel camera above the keyboard, which is usable in tablet mode. The quality of this camera is only slightly better than the 1080p webcam and not comparable with recent smartphones.

ColorChecker

22.7 ∆E

15.9 ∆E

17.1 ∆E

14.5 ∆E

10.7 ∆E

8.4 ∆E

14.7 ∆E

20.8 ∆E

12.7 ∆E

8.2 ∆E

7.8 ∆E

6.7 ∆E

12.5 ∆E

18.9 ∆E

8.5 ∆E

8.4 ∆E

7.3 ∆E

10 ∆E

2 ∆E

13.7 ∆E

11.9 ∆E

8.6 ∆E

6.6 ∆E

10.1 ∆E

ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100: 11.62 ∆E min: 2.01 – max: 22.74 ∆E

Either the fingerprint reader or the IR webcam can be used for a biometric log-in. A smartcard reader is an option feature for the L13 Yoga G4, our model does not have it. Other included security features like the Kensington lock slot, a dedicated TPM chip or the mechanical camera shutter for the webcam are always part of this product.

In addition to the 65 W USB C charger, there is only one accessory included: The integrated Digitizer pen, which is always included with the ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4.

Easy maintenance is not normal for compact ultrabooks. Luckily, this is not true for the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4, as it is rather easy to open up. Eight screws and a few clips hold the bottom cover in place. When it is removed, all innards lay bare. The RAM is soldered down, as is the WiFi module, but the M.2 2242 SSD is upgradable. Also, the fan can be cleaned and the internal screwed-in battery replaced.

The keyboard is repairable too, unusual for newer laptops. To change the keyboard, two internal screws have to be removed. Afterwards, the keyboard slides back and it can be lifted out of the laptop after the ribbon connectors are unplugged.

Usually, Lenovo sells the ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 AMD with a one year warranty. As our model is a special edition for the education market, it has a three year warranty. This package only includes bring-in warranty, but it can be upgraded to on-site service – for a price. Same is true for an optional warranty extension, a maximum of five years is possible. The warranty does not only apply here in Germany, but also internationally, though internationally, it is only good for 12 months.

Compared with the preceding design of the ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 2, there have only been a few changes to the keyboard. The older model already had a 1.5 mm key travel keyboard, but the key-caps are now reduced in height and thinner. The layout it identical, it is a 95 percent keyboard. This means that all keys are 95 percent as big as on a regular keyboard. Compared with bigger models, the dedicated Insert key is missing.

The typing feel of the backlit keyboard with smooth keys is very good, though not as good as the bigger ThinkPads and far worse than some of the older models.

ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 AMD: keyboard area
ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 AMD: keyboard area

With a width of 11.5 centimeters, the touchpad has grown horizontally. The surface is made up of rather smooth Mylar plastic, which is not as smooth as the Mylar plastic used in the more expensive T/X models. The click mechanism is good, it produces a soft click sound that is not very loud. All in all, this is a good touchpad, but not a very good one.

Aside from the touchpad, there is the red TrackPoint, as always on ThinkPads. The three dedicated, flat button beneath the keyboard and above the touchpad are the corresponding dedicated TrackPoint buttons. The TrackPoint works exactly as great as ever and enables a precise manipulation of the mouse cursor, without forcing the user to remove their hands from the keyboard. It is still an excellent alternative to the touchpad and far better suited for some tasks, like drag and drop.

The touchscreen of the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 4 recognizes ten fingers at the same time and works flawlessly. The same is true for the Wacom AES digitizer pen with pressure sensitivity, which is integrated into the chassis and automatically charged there – making a battery change unnecessary. The pen is rather thin and thus not very comfortable to hold for a long time. Also, the integrated buttons are too flat, making them hard to use. For taking quick notes, the stylus works well enough.

ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 AMD: stylus
ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 AMD: stylus

As so often with ThinkPad laptops, there are multiple screen options. There is a choice between two different 13.3 inch IPS displays with touch:  

  • WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200), 300 cd/m², semi-glossy, 100 % sRGB
  • WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200), 400 cd/m², matte, 100 % sRGB, Low Power

With an average of 320 cd/m². the display is brighter than the advertised 300 cd/m². In comparison with the Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14, the L13 Yoga G4 has the brighter display, but it pales compared with the more expensive ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3.

The display is a bit grainy for a glossy screen, which is probably due to the anti-glare coating. 

309
cd/m²
331
cd/m²
328
cd/m²
297
cd/m²
336
cd/m²
319
cd/m²
310
cd/m²
331
cd/m²
326
cd/m²

Distribution of brightness

B133UAN01.2

X-Rite i1Pro 2

Maximum: 336 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 320.8 cd/m² Minimum: 8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 336 cd/m²
Contrast: 1527:1 (Black: 0.22 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.8 | 0.55-29.43 Ø5.1, calibrated: 1.4
ΔE Greyscale 3.8 | 0.57-98 Ø5.4
74.5% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.3% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
74.1% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.15

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
B133UAN01.2 , IPS LED, 1920×1200, 13.30
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
N133HCE-EP2, IPS LED, 1920×1080, 13.30
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
LP133WQ1-SPF2, IPS LED, 2560×1600, 13.30
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AUO4B2D, IPS, 1920×1080, 13.30
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
BOE CQ NV140WUM-N41, IPS, 1920×1200, 14.00
Display

-9%

-5%

-43%

-46%

Display P3 Coverage

74.1

64.7

-13%

68

-8%

40.1

-46%

38.5

-48%

sRGB Coverage

99.3

96

-3%

98.6

-1%

59.9

-40%

57.3

-42%

AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage

74.5

66.5

-11%

69.5

-7%

41.4

-44%

39.8

-47%

Response Times

-16%

-3%

-7%

33%

Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *

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Response Time Black / White *

28 {el.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’);});return false;”>?(16.1, 11.9)

PWM Frequency

25000 {el.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’);});return false;”>?(50)

Screen

-6%

18%

-47%

-51%

Brightness middle

336

310

-8%

438

30%

304

-10%

249

-26%

Brightness

321

291

-9%

399

24%

292

-9%

235

-27%

Brightness Distribution

88

89

1%

84

-5%

89

1%

85

-3%

Black Level *

0.22

0.38

-73%

0.29

-32%

0.23

-5%

0.27

-23%

Contrast

1527

816

-47%

1510

-1%

1322

-13%

922

-40%

Colorchecker dE 2000 *

2.8

2

29%

1.8

36%

5

-79%

5

-79%

Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *

6.9

5.9

14%

4

42%

17.7

-157%

8.32

-21%

Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *

1.4

1

29%

0.8

43%

4.2

-200%

5.06

-261%

Greyscale dE 2000 *

3.8

3.3

13%

2.8

26%

2.1

45%

2.86

25%

Gamma

2.15 102%

2.21 100%

2.24 98%

2.03 108%

2.19 100%

CCT

6664 98%

6838 95%

6785 96%

6443 101%

6419 101%

Total Average (Program / Settings)

-10% /
-8%

3% /
10%

-32% /
-41%

-21% /
-38%

* … smaller is better

We measured a deltaE score of 2.8 with Calman and the X-Rite i1Pro 2 Colorimeter. With a calibration via the X-Rite i1Profiler, this was cut in half to the deltaE of 1.4. This means that this screen is pretty color accurate, but there are large inaccuracies when it comes to the color blue. The ICC profile we created is available to download for free, as always.

The color gamut of the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 is good for a budget laptop. The almost complete sRGB coverage is good enough for simple photo editing.

In outdoor usage, the ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 is middling. The semi-glossy surface combined with a so-so brightness makes using the screen hard.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.

       Response Time Black to White
28 ms … rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined ↗ 16.1 ms rise
↘ 11.9 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 65 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (22.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
43.3 ms … rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined ↗ 20.2 ms rise
↘ 23.1 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 68 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (34.8 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession – a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.

Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 54 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18867 (minimum: 5 – maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Lenovo gives customers the choice between three different CPUs: The AMD Ryzen 3 7330U, the AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 7530U and the AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 7730U. Dedicated GPUs are no option, though three different iGPUs are available: the Radeon RX Vega 6, RX Vega 7 or RX Vega 8. In terms of RAM, 8, 16 or 32 GB DDR4-3200 memory are available, which is soldered. In terms of the mass storage, there is a single M.2 2242 SSD.

The Windows energy management is utilized by Lenovo on all their ThinkPad laptops. The energy profiles and therefore processor settings are thus managed via the Windows settings: 

  • Best battery life: PL1 6 W / PL2 6 W
  • Balanced: PL1 9 W / PL2 9 W
  • Best performance: PL1 15 W / PL2 30 W

The power limit 1 describes the energy consumption of the processor under sustained load, the power limit 2 the short term boost performance.

The AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 7530U is a recent Barcelo Refresh processor, based on the old Ryzen 5000/Zen 4 series and thus only nominally new. The six cores work with a maximum of 4.5 GHz and a base clock of 2 GHz. The typical consumption of this processor sits at 15 W, it has twelve threads thanks to the virtual cores. Our CPU list can be used for deep dive comparisons with other CPUs.

Basically, this processor of the ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 is exactly the same chip as the CPU of the ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2. Interestingly, the older model turns out to be slightly faster than the newer model – even if that is only a small difference. In any case, the ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 AMD is no performance champion, the other devices are faster – except for the more expensive Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 3, which performs worse under sustained load.

CPU performance is not limited in battery mode. 

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CPU Performance Rating
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U


79.1 pt ∼79%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U


76.8 pt ∼77%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U


73 pt ∼73%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
 


71.5 pt ∼72%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U


68.7 pt ∼69%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U


66.6 pt ∼67%

Average of class Convertible
 


63.6 pt ∼64%

Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U


9539 Points ∼100% +38%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U


9088 Points ∼95% +31%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (6824 – 9336, n=5)





8137 Points ∼85% +17%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U


7783 Points ∼82% +12%

Average of class Convertible
  (616 – 14812, n=75, last 2 years)





7060 Points ∼74% +2%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U


6931 Points ∼73%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U


6429 Points ∼67% -7%

Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U


1565 Points ∼100% +14%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U


1509 Points ∼96% +10%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U


1423 Points ∼91% +4%

Average of class Convertible
  (307 – 1883, n=75, last 2 years)





1419 Points ∼91% +4%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U


1371 Points ∼88%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U


1367 Points ∼87% 0%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (1109 – 1470, n=5)





1367 Points ∼87% 0%

Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U


3691 Points ∼100% +30%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U


3500 Points ∼95% +24%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (2691 – 3633, n=5)





3210 Points ∼87% +13%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U


3041 Points ∼82% +7%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U


2833 Points ∼77%

Average of class Convertible
  (242 – 5680, n=76, last 2 years)





2692 Points ∼73% -5%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U


2488 Points ∼67% -12%

Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U


595 Points ∼100% +13%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U


578 Points ∼97% +9%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U


555 Points ∼93% +5%

Average of class Convertible
  (116.8 – 727, n=75, last 2 years)





546 Points ∼92% +3%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U


533 Points ∼90% +1%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (433 – 574, n=5)





533 Points ∼90% +1%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U


528 Points ∼89%

Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U





1613 (1461.4min – 1613.49max) Points ∼100% +25%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U


1441 Points ∼89% +12%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (1128 – 1597, n=5)





1394 Points ∼86% +8%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U




1333 (1062.19min – 1332.8max) Points ∼83% +3%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U





1289 (1000.35min – 1289.24max) Points ∼80%

Average of class Convertible
  (110.1 – 2332, n=79, last 2 years)





1186 Points ∼74% -8%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U




1154 (791.42min – 1153.57max) Points ∼72% -10%

Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U


229 Points ∼100% +8%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U


222 Points ∼97% +4%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U


221 Points ∼97% +4%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (178.9 – 237, n=5)





218 Points ∼95% +2%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U


213 Points ∼93%

Average of class Convertible
  (68.6 – 271, n=76, last 2 years)





207 Points ∼90% -3%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U


165.3 Points ∼72% -22%

Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Average of class Convertible
  (218 – 3620, n=73, last 2 years)





658 Seconds * ∼100% -40%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U


469 Seconds * ∼71%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U


446 Seconds * ∼68% +5%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U


364 Seconds * ∼55% +22%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U


443.1 Seconds * ∼67% +6%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U


404 Seconds * ∼61% +14%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (348 – 469, n=5)





400 Seconds * ∼61% +15%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U


319 Seconds * ∼48% +32%

7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U


45985 MIPS ∼100% +43%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U


38715 MIPS ∼84% +20%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (32204 – 40888, n=4)





36094 MIPS ∼78% +12%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U


35235 MIPS ∼77% +9%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U


34435 MIPS ∼75% +7%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U


32204 MIPS ∼70%

Average of class Convertible
  (6598 – 61169, n=75, last 2 years)





31555 MIPS ∼69% -2%

7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U


5366 MIPS ∼100% +5%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U


5113 MIPS ∼95%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (4432 – 5544, n=4)





5092 MIPS ∼95% 0%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U


5063 MIPS ∼94% -1%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U


5031 MIPS ∼94% -2%

Average of class Convertible
  (2046 – 5897, n=74, last 2 years)





4876 MIPS ∼91% -5%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U


4614 MIPS ∼86% -10%

Geekbench 5.4 / Multi-Core
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U


8020 Points ∼100% +40%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U


7856 Points ∼98% +37%

Average of class Convertible
  (663 – 12374, n=78, last 2 years)





6275 Points ∼78% +9%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U


6093 Points ∼76% +6%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (4727 – 6648, n=4)





5875 Points ∼73% +2%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U


5736 Points ∼72% 0%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U


5733 Points ∼71%

Geekbench 5.4 / Single-Core
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U


1700 Points ∼100% +22%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (1374 – 1498, n=4)





1436 Points ∼84% +3%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U


1429 Points ∼84% +3%

Average of class Convertible
  (260 – 1841, n=78, last 2 years)





1423 Points ∼84% +2%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U


1411 Points ∼83% +1%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U


1393 Points ∼82%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U


1384 Points ∼81% -1%

HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U


11 fps ∼100% +35%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (8.17 – 10.8, n=4)





9.48 fps ∼86% +16%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U


9.1 fps ∼83% +11%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U


9.04 fps ∼82% +11%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U


8.39 fps ∼76% +3%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U


8.17 fps ∼74%

Average of class Convertible
  (0.61 – 17.2, n=76, last 2 years)





8.08 fps ∼73% -1%

LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U


60.2 s * ∼100% -4%

Average of class Convertible
  (35.3 – 223, n=74, last 2 years)





58.7 s * ∼98% -1%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U


58.1 s * ∼97%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (49.3 – 61.9, n=4)





55.7 s * ∼93% +4%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U


52.4 s * ∼87% +10%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U


49.7 s * ∼83% +14%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U


35.3 s * ∼59% +39%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U


48.6 s * ∼81% +16%

R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Convertible
  (0.4582 – 1.967, n=74, last 2 years)





0.62 sec * ∼100% -9%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (0.515 – 0.704, n=4)





0.579 sec * ∼93% -2%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U


0.578 sec * ∼93% -2%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U


0.567 sec * ∼91%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U


0.565 sec * ∼91% -0%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U


0.54 sec * ∼87% +5%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U


0.515 sec * ∼83% +9%

* … smaller is better

Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit

83 fps

Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit

97.9 %

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

213 Points

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

1289 Points

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Performance Rating
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8


88.1 pt ∼88%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
 


86.3 pt ∼86%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, Vega 7


82.3 pt ∼82%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs


71.7 pt ∼72%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7


71.2 pt ∼71%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs


71 pt ∼71%

Average of class Convertible
 


65.8 pt ∼66%

AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8


10106 KRay/s ∼100% +11%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (8845 – 10607, n=4)





9588 KRay/s ∼95% +5%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, Vega 7


9097 KRay/s ∼90%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs


7545 KRay/s ∼75% -17%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7


7310 KRay/s ∼72% -20%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs


6960 KRay/s ∼69% -23%

Average of class Convertible
  (109 – 13068, n=75, last 2 years)





6819 KRay/s ∼67% -25%

AIDA64 / FPU Julia
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8


65780 Points ∼100% +14%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (57481 – 67786, n=4)





61694 Points ∼94% +7%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, Vega 7


57481 Points ∼87%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7


47553 Points ∼72% -17%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs


39879 Points ∼61% -31%

Average of class Convertible
  (2644 – 84031, n=75, last 2 years)





35333 Points ∼54% -39%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs


34374 Points ∼52% -40%

AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8


2211 MB/s ∼100% +12%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs


2125 MB/s ∼96% +8%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (1970 – 2305, n=4)





2101 MB/s ∼95% +7%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, Vega 7


1970 MB/s ∼89%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs


1819 MB/s ∼82% -8%

Average of class Convertible
  (121 – 2992, n=75, last 2 years)





1790 MB/s ∼81% -9%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7


1593 MB/s ∼72% -19%

AIDA64 / CPU Queen
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8


84480 Points ∼100% +24%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (68103 – 76198, n=4)





73263 Points ∼87% +8%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7


70596 Points ∼84% +4%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, Vega 7


68103 Points ∼81%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs


67015 Points ∼79% -2%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs


60992 Points ∼72% -10%

Average of class Convertible
  (3256 – 100358, n=75, last 2 years)





60727 Points ∼72% -11%

AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8


10008 Points ∼100% +21%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (8277 – 9248, n=4)





8658 Points ∼87% +5%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, Vega 7


8277 Points ∼83%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7


7459 Points ∼75% -10%

Average of class Convertible
  (549 – 13033, n=75, last 2 years)





5454 Points ∼54% -34%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs


4713 Points ∼47% -43%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs


4368 Points ∼44% -47%

AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8


35831 Points ∼100% +13%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (31632 – 37325, n=4)





34030 Points ∼95% +8%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, Vega 7


31632 Points ∼88%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7


26217 Points ∼73% -17%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs


19326 Points ∼54% -39%

Average of class Convertible
  (1420 – 45748, n=75, last 2 years)





19006 Points ∼53% -40%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs


16723 Points ∼47% -47%

AIDA64 / CPU AES
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, Vega 7


78730 MB/s ∼100%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (35283 – 92360, n=4)





72389 MB/s ∼92% -8%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7


66637 MB/s ∼85% -15%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs


65997 MB/s ∼84% -16%

Average of class Convertible
  (191 – 111921, n=75, last 2 years)





46510 MB/s ∼59% -41%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8


39773 MB/s ∼51% -49%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs


39720 MB/s ∼50% -50%

AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs


612 MB/s ∼100% +22%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs


608 MB/s ∼99% +21%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8


606 MB/s ∼99% +20%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (503 – 597, n=4)





540 MB/s ∼88% +7%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, Vega 7


503 MB/s ∼82%

Average of class Convertible
  (61.4 – 938, n=76, last 2 years)





479 MB/s ∼78% -5%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7


427 MB/s ∼70% -15%

AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8


5301 KRay/s ∼100% +14%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (4593 – 5452, n=4)





4983 KRay/s ∼94% +7%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, Vega 7


4642 KRay/s ∼88%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7


3893 KRay/s ∼73% -16%

Average of class Convertible
  (59 – 7184, n=75, last 2 years)





3654 KRay/s ∼69% -21%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs


3592 KRay/s ∼68% -23%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs


3508 KRay/s ∼66% -24%

AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs


39233 MPixel/s ∼100% +185%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs


32188 MPixel/s ∼82% +134%

Average of class Convertible
  (2185 – 47031, n=75, last 2 years)





27586 MPixel/s ∼70% +100%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (9832 – 19525, n=4)





14641 MPixel/s ∼37% +6%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7


14215 MPixel/s ∼36% +3%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, Vega 7


13761 MPixel/s ∼35%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8


12258 MPixel/s ∼31% -11%

Better than the raw CPU power is the system performance. In PCMark10, the L13 Yoga G4 AMD takes the pole position in the comparison. In everyday use, the performance does not disappoint either.

PCMark 10 / Score
Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (5686 – 6209, n=3)





6007 Points ∼100% +6%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Vega 7, R5 7530U, Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G


5686 Points ∼95%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5650U, SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N


5621 Points ∼94% -1%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Vega 8, R7 5800U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU


5334 Points ∼89% -6%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1335U, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK


5216 Points ∼87% -8%

Average of class Convertible
  (1486 – 6469, n=64, last 2 years)





5099 Points ∼85% -10%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


5028 Points ∼84% -12%

PCMark 10 / Essentials
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Vega 7, R5 7530U, Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G


11242 Points ∼100%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (10603 – 11242, n=3)





10866 Points ∼97% -3%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5650U, SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N


10750 Points ∼96% -4%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


10655 Points ∼95% -5%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1335U, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK


10342 Points ∼92% -8%

Average of class Convertible
  (3975 – 12059, n=64, last 2 years)





9935 Points ∼88% -12%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Vega 8, R7 5800U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU


9476 Points ∼84% -16%

PCMark 10 / Productivity
Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (8983 – 9967, n=3)





9574 Points ∼100% +7%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Vega 7, R5 7530U, Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G


8983 Points ∼94%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5650U, SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N


8860 Points ∼93% -1%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Vega 8, R7 5800U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU


8336 Points ∼87% -7%

Average of class Convertible
  (2764 – 9772, n=64, last 2 years)





6862 Points ∼72% -24%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1335U, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK


6626 Points ∼69% -26%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


6150 Points ∼64% -32%

PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (4941 – 6061, n=3)





5675 Points ∼100% +15%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1335U, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK


5619 Points ∼99% +14%

Average of class Convertible
  (811 – 8679, n=64, last 2 years)





5375 Points ∼95% +9%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


5265 Points ∼93% +7%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Vega 8, R7 5800U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU


5214 Points ∼92% +6%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5650U, SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N


5063 Points ∼89% +2%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Vega 7, R5 7530U, Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G


4941 Points ∼87%

CrossMark / Overall
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1335U, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK


1599 Points ∼100% +29%

Average of class Convertible
  (285 – 1756, n=49, last 2 years)





1431 Points ∼89% +15%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


1301 Points ∼81% +5%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Vega 7, R5 7530U, Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G


1239 Points ∼77%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (1029 – 1336, n=4)





1207 Points ∼75% -3%

CrossMark / Productivity
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1335U, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK


1638 Points ∼100% +27%

Average of class Convertible
  (310 – 1717, n=49, last 2 years)





1424 Points ∼87% +11%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Vega 7, R5 7530U, Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G


1287 Points ∼79%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (1115 – 1370, n=4)





1257 Points ∼77% -2%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


1230 Points ∼75% -4%

CrossMark / Creativity
Average of class Convertible
  (252 – 1965, n=49, last 2 years)





1495 Points ∼100% +16%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1335U, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK


1483 Points ∼99% +15%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


1413 Points ∼95% +10%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Vega 7, R5 7530U, Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G


1284 Points ∼86%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (992 – 1390, n=4)





1245 Points ∼83% -3%

CrossMark / Responsiveness
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1335U, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK


1868 Points ∼100% +88%

Average of class Convertible
  (204 – 1868, n=49, last 2 years)





1290 Points ∼69% +30%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


1202 Points ∼64% +21%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Vega 7, R5 7530U, Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G


991 Points ∼53%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (900 – 1096, n=4)





975 Points ∼52% -2%

PCMark 10 Score 5686 points

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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs


56470 MB/s ∼100% +72%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs


51481 MB/s ∼91% +57%

Average of class Convertible
  (11294 – 72204, n=74, last 2 years)





47953 MB/s ∼85% +46%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7


33091 MB/s ∼59% +1%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, Vega 7


32799 MB/s ∼58%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (20155 – 42853, n=4)





32632 MB/s ∼58% -1%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8


21599 MB/s ∼38% -34%

AIDA64 / Memory Read
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs


56830 MB/s ∼100% +60%

Average of class Convertible
  (10011 – 72572, n=74, last 2 years)





47505 MB/s ∼84% +34%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs


46501 MB/s ∼82% +31%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7


37610 MB/s ∼66% +6%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, Vega 7


35438 MB/s ∼62%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (23068 – 40094, n=4)





34529 MB/s ∼61% -3%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8


24057 MB/s ∼42% -32%

AIDA64 / Memory Write
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs


72584 MB/s ∼100% +141%

Average of class Convertible
  (10177 – 93342, n=74, last 2 years)





50560 MB/s ∼70% +68%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs


41382 MB/s ∼57% +37%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (22954 – 41838, n=4)





32786 MB/s ∼45% +9%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, Vega 7


30110 MB/s ∼41%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7


25594 MB/s ∼35% -15%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8


24125 MB/s ∼33% -20%

AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, Vega 7


110.5 ns * ∼100%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs


104.2 ns * ∼94% +6%

Average AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
  (94.4 – 110.5, n=4)





103.3 ns * ∼93% +7%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs


102.3 ns * ∼93% +7%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7


100 ns * ∼90% +10%

Average of class Convertible
  (10.2 – 260, n=72, last 2 years)





90.6 ns * ∼82% +18%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, Vega 8


89.3 ns * ∼81% +19%

* … smaller is better

When working with audio and video content, DPC latency problems can occur with the ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 4 AMD, including some dropped frame in our Youtube test. The reason seems to be the GPU driver. This problem can be fixed by the manufacturer via driver updates at any time.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon – interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


3665.7 μs * ∼100% -233%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1335U, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK


1156.5 μs * ∼32% -5%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Vega 7, R5 7530U, Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G


1102.3 μs * ∼30%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5650U, SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N


540 μs * ∼15% +51%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Vega 8, R7 5800U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU


503 μs * ∼14% +54%

* … smaller is better

A single sided M.2 2242 SSD is used in the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 4. It was made by Kioxia and could run with NVMe PCIe 4.0 speeds, but is limited to PCIe 3.0, as the AMD platform of this Lenovo laptop has that limitation. Despite this, it is not a slow SSD.

Sequential Read:
2295MB/s

Sequential Write:
1470MB/s

Access Time Write:
0.038ms

Drive Performance Rating – Percent
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK


84.8 pt ∼85%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


70 pt ∼70%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N


63 pt ∼63%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G


62.4 pt ∼62%

Average Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
 


62.4 pt ∼62%

Average of class Convertible
 


59.7 pt ∼60%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU


41.3 pt ∼41%

DiskSpd
seq read
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ





3043 (2849.36min – 3043.18max) MB/s ∼100% +29%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G





2354 (2277.98min – 2354.26max) MB/s ∼77%

Average Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
 





2354 MB/s ∼77% 0%

Average of class Convertible
  (251 – 4494, n=67, last 2 years)





2246 MB/s ∼74% -5%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK





2107 (1985.81min – 2107.03max) MB/s ∼69% -10%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N




1795 (1774.61min – 1794.53max) MB/s ∼59% -24%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU





1509 (1485.59min – 1509.19max) MB/s ∼50% -36%

seq write
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK




3147 (3111.96min – 3146.57max) MB/s ∼100% +41%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G





2226 (1899.16min – 2226.29max) MB/s ∼71%

Average Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
 





2226 MB/s ∼71% 0%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N





2091 (2066.95min – 2091.29max) MB/s ∼66% -6%

Average of class Convertible
  (202 – 4440, n=67, last 2 years)





1990 MB/s ∼63% -11%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ





1496 (1143.14min – 1496.26max) MB/s ∼48% -33%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU





1215 (1171.85min – 1215.42max) MB/s ∼39% -45%

seq q8 t1 read
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ





6101 (5821.9min – 6101.41max) MB/s ∼100% +124%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK




3634 (3074.84min – 3633.94max) MB/s ∼60% +33%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N




3615 (1809.58min – 3614.76max) MB/s ∼59% +33%

Average of class Convertible
  (272 – 7005, n=67, last 2 years)





3433 MB/s ∼56% +26%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G




2726 (2431.61min – 2725.67max) MB/s ∼45%

Average Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
 





2726 MB/s ∼45% 0%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU





2252 (2243.32min – 2252.44max) MB/s ∼37% -17%

seq q8 t1 write
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK





3274 (2963.01min – 3274.24max) MB/s ∼100% +28%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N




3067 (3059.95min – 3066.61max) MB/s ∼94% +20%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G




2560 (490.8min – 2559.57max) MB/s ∼78%

Average Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
 





2560 MB/s ∼78% 0%

Average of class Convertible
  (215 – 5160, n=67, last 2 years)





2482 MB/s ∼76% -3%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ





1521 (1333.01min – 1521.48max) MB/s ∼46% -41%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU




1375 (1358.33min – 1374.87max) MB/s ∼42% -46%

4k q1 t1 read
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK





60 (54.84min – 60.04max) MB/s ∼100% +25%

Average of class Convertible
  (9.13 – 90.3, n=67, last 2 years)





55.5 MB/s ∼93% +16%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N




51.4 (51.24min – 51.37max) MB/s ∼86% +7%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G





47.9 (47.64min – 47.91max) MB/s ∼80%

Average Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
 





47.9 MB/s ∼80% 0%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU




44.1 (42.36min – 44.09max) MB/s ∼74% -8%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ




42.7 (42.02min – 42.65max) MB/s ∼71% -11%

4k q1 t1 write
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK





398 (289.3min – 398.01max) MB/s ∼100% +192%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ




189.4 (186.87min – 189.37max) MB/s ∼48% +39%

Average of class Convertible
  (18.7 – 398, n=67, last 2 years)





152.2 MB/s ∼38% +12%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G





136.5 (134.88min – 136.52max) MB/s ∼34%

Average Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
 





136.5 MB/s ∼34% 0%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU




118 (107.36min – 117.74max) MB/s ∼30% -14%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N




113 (111.17min – 112.51max) MB/s ∼28% -17%

4k q32 t16 read
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ





2167 (2162.17min – 2167.36max) MB/s ∼100% +25%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G





1734 (1719.37min – 1734.3max) MB/s ∼80%

Average Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
 





1734 MB/s ∼80% 0%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK





1577 (1573.42min – 1577.23max) MB/s ∼73% -9%

Average of class Convertible
  (48.8 – 3523, n=67, last 2 years)





1021 MB/s ∼47% -41%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N




1006 (983.68min – 1005.79max) MB/s ∼46% -42%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU




567 (565.52min – 566.56max) MB/s ∼26% -67%

4k q32 t16 write
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK




2760 (1274.42min – 2759.52max) MB/s ∼100% +228%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ




1374 (1197.84min – 1373.93max) MB/s ∼50% +63%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G




842 (484.63min – 841.92max) MB/s ∼31%

Average Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
 





842 MB/s ∼31% 0%

Average of class Convertible
  (17.4 – 2760, n=67, last 2 years)





763 MB/s ∼28% -9%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N




447 (399.98min – 446.78max) MB/s ∼16% -47%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU




364 (360.08min – 363.91max) MB/s ∼13% -57%

AS SSD
Score Total
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK


4882 Points ∼100% +28%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


4064 Points ∼83% +6%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G


3826 Points ∼78%

Average Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
 





3826 Points ∼78% 0%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N


3453 Points ∼71% -10%

Average of class Convertible
  (125 – 8167, n=65, last 2 years)





3329 Points ∼68% -13%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU


1892 Points ∼39% -51%

Score Read
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


1899 Points ∼100% +14%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK


1780 Points ∼94% +7%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G


1661 Points ∼87%

Average Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
 





1661 Points ∼87% 0%

Average of class Convertible
  (54 – 3045, n=65, last 2 years)





1239 Points ∼65% -25%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N


1184 Points ∼62% -29%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU


879 Points ∼46% -47%

Score Write
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK


2172 Points ∼100% +61%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N


1717 Points ∼79% +27%

Average of class Convertible
  (45 – 3626, n=65, last 2 years)





1502 Points ∼69% +11%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G


1350 Points ∼62%

Average Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
 





1350 Points ∼62% 0%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


1290 Points ∼59% -4%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU


589 Points ∼27% -56%

Seq Read
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


2986 MB/s ∼100% +30%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK


2921.98 MB/s ∼98% +27%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N


2896 MB/s ∼97% +26%

Average of class Convertible
  (226 – 5478, n=65, last 2 years)





2792 MB/s ∼94% +22%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G


2295 MB/s ∼77%

Average Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
 





2295 MB/s ∼77% 0%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU


1936 MB/s ∼65% -16%

Seq Write
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK


2881.87 MB/s ∼100% +96%

Average of class Convertible
  (162.8 – 4335, n=65, last 2 years)





1665 MB/s ∼58% +13%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N


1626 MB/s ∼56% +11%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G


1470 MB/s ∼51%

Average Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
 





1470 MB/s ∼51% 0%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU


1237 MB/s ∼43% -16%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


1115 MB/s ∼39% -24%

4K Read
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK


82.37 MB/s ∼100% +59%

Average of class Convertible
  (7.89 – 82.4, n=65, last 2 years)





53.6 MB/s ∼65% +4%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G


51.7 MB/s ∼63%

Average Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
 





51.7 MB/s ∼63% 0%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N


49.21 MB/s ∼60% -5%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU


40.35 MB/s ∼49% -22%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


39.2 MB/s ∼48% -24%

4K Write
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK


346.54 MB/s ∼100% +190%

Average of class Convertible
  (14 – 347, n=65, last 2 years)





155 MB/s ∼45% +29%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


152.5 MB/s ∼44% +27%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G


119.7 MB/s ∼35%

Average Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
 





119.7 MB/s ∼35% 0%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N


112.2 MB/s ∼32% -6%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU


99.5 MB/s ∼29% -17%

4K-64 Read
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


1561 MB/s ∼100% +13%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK


1405.56 MB/s ∼90% +2%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G


1380 MB/s ∼88%

Average Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
 





1380 MB/s ∼88% 0%

Average of class Convertible
  (19.6 – 2446, n=65, last 2 years)





906 MB/s ∼58% -34%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N


845 MB/s ∼54% -39%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU


645 MB/s ∼41% -53%

4K-64 Write
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK


1537.5 MB/s ∼100% +42%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N


1442 MB/s ∼94% +33%

Average of class Convertible
  (15 – 3050, n=65, last 2 years)





1179 MB/s ∼77% +9%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G


1083 MB/s ∼70%

Average Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
 





1083 MB/s ∼70% 0%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


1026 MB/s ∼67% -5%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU


365.8 MB/s ∼24% -66%

Access Time Read
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G


0.16 ms * ∼100%

Average Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
 





0.16 ms * ∼100% -0%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK


0.116 ms * ∼73% +27%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU


0.104 ms * ∼65% +35%

Average of class Convertible
  (0.021 – 0.284, n=64, last 2 years)





0.08909 ms * ∼56% +44%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


0.089 ms * ∼56% +44%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N


0.071 ms * ∼44% +56%

Access Time Write
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK


0.166 ms * ∼100% -337%

Average of class Convertible
  (0.017 – 0.865, n=65, last 2 years)





0.1385 ms * ∼83% -264%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU


0.038 ms * ∼23% -0%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G


0.038 ms * ∼23%

Average Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
 





0.038 ms * ∼23% -0%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N


0.032 ms * ∼19% +16%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


0.027 ms * ∼16% +29%

* … smaller is better

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The AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 is an outdated iGPU based on the Vega architecture. It is the same integrated GPU that was used in the two year old ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 AMD. Not surprisingly, the performance is basically identical and far behind dedicated GPUs. Even the Intel Iris Xe GPUs, which are not really new them self, are faster. This iGPU is sufficient for basic tasks and old games, but nothing more.

3DMark Performance Rating – Percent
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1335U


96.5 pt ∼97%

Average of class Convertible
 


96.3 pt ∼96%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1265U


95 pt ∼95%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
 


80 pt ∼80%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 5 7530U


78.3 pt ∼78%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00 -1!
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U


73.4 pt ∼73%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 7 5800U


69.2 pt ∼69%

3DMark 11 – 1280×720 Performance GPU
Average of class Convertible
  (471 – 18102, n=72, last 2 years)





5704 Points ∼100% +9%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1265U


5659 Points ∼99% +8%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1335U


5476 Points ∼96% +4%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 5 7530U


5244 Points ∼92%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (3353 – 6249, n=54)





5053 Points ∼89% -4%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U


4780 Points ∼84% -9%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 7 5800U


4617 Points ∼81% -12%

3DMark
1280×720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1335U


25702 Points ∼100% +14%

Average of class Convertible
  (2965 – 74205, n=61, last 2 years)





24262 Points ∼94% +8%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1265U


23550 Points ∼92% +5%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (13713 – 31437, n=40)





23421 Points ∼91% +4%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 5 7530U


22530 Points ∼88%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 7 5800U


19683 Points ∼77% -13%

1920×1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1335U


4526 Points ∼100% +50%

Average of class Convertible
  (365 – 13081, n=74, last 2 years)





4250 Points ∼94% +41%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1265U


4044 Points ∼89% +34%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (1772 – 4037, n=58)





3199 Points ∼71% +6%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U


3141 Points ∼69% +4%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 5 7530U


3009 Points ∼66%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 7 5800U


2659 Points ∼59% -12%

2560×1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1265U


1424 Points ∼100% +49%

Average of class Convertible
  (94 – 5081, n=73, last 2 years)





1382 Points ∼97% +44%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1335U


1281 Points ∼90% +34%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (496 – 1249, n=54)





990 Points ∼70% +3%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 5 7530U


957 Points ∼67%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U


956 Points ∼67% 0%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 7 5800U


863 Points ∼61% -10%

3DMark 11 Performance 5390 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score 17008 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score 2774 points
3DMark Time Spy Score 1084 points

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Blender
v3.3 Classroom HIP/AMD
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 5 7530U


880 Seconds * ∼100%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (570 – 1215, n=8)





767 Seconds * ∼87% +13%

Average of class Convertible
  (346 – 880, n=6, last 2 years)





642 Seconds * ∼73% +27%

v3.3 Classroom CPU
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1265U


911 Seconds * ∼100% -11%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 5 7530U


820 Seconds * ∼90%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1335U


750 Seconds * ∼82% +9%

Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (556 – 878, n=21)





707 Seconds * ∼78% +14%

Average of class Convertible
  (486 – 1253, n=33, last 2 years)





702 Seconds * ∼77% +14%

* … smaller is better

Performance Rating – Percent
Average of class Convertible
 


97.9 pt ∼98%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs


91.8 pt ∼92%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs


86.8 pt ∼87%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7


86 pt ∼86%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7


83 pt ∼83%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)


68.6 pt ∼69%

The Witcher 3 – 1920×1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Average of class Convertible
  (1.2 – 46.4, n=58, last 2 years)





13.9 fps ∼100% +23%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




13.6 (11min) fps ∼98% +20%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




12.9 (11min) fps ∼93% +14%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7


12 fps ∼86% +6%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7




11.3 (9min) fps ∼81%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)




9.33 (8min, 9P1) fps ∼67% -17%

GTA V – 1920×1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7




10.9 (2.63min, 7.35P1) fps ∼100%

Average of class Convertible
  (4.9 – 57.1, n=57, last 2 years)





10.3 fps ∼94% -6%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




9.39 (4.15min, 5.56P1) fps ∼86% -14%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7




9.37 (1.801min, 6.54P1) fps ∼86% -14%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




8.19 (2.84min, 6.62P1) fps ∼75% -25%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)




7.36 (2.53min, 5.05P1) fps ∼68% -32%

Final Fantasy XV Benchmark – 1920×1080 High Quality
Average of class Convertible
  (4.01 – 44.9, n=57, last 2 years)





15.4 fps ∼100% +44%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs


14.9 fps ∼97% +39%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs


14.2 fps ∼92% +33%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7


11.8 fps ∼77% +10%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7


10.7 fps ∼69%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)


7.97 fps ∼52% -26%

Strange Brigade – 1920×1080 ultra AA:ultra AF:16
Average of class Convertible
  (10.1 – 88.2, n=56, last 2 years)





24.7 fps ∼100% +31%

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




21.2 (5min, 6.2P1) fps ∼86% +12%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7




20.5 (14min, 15.9P1) fps ∼83% +8%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




19 (5min, 5P1) fps ∼77% +1%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7




18.9 (8.9min, 11.8P1) fps ∼77%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)




13.9 (10.8min, 11.2P1) fps ∼56% -26%

Dota 2 Reborn – 1920×1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




47.5 (37.6min) fps ∼100% +16%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




45.5 (41.4min) fps ∼96% +11%

Average of class Convertible
  (5.4 – 114.1, n=76, last 2 years)





44.9 fps ∼95% +10%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7




41.9 (38.1min) fps ∼88% +2%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7




40.9 (36.8min) fps ∼86%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)




36.4 (33.2min) fps ∼77% -11%

X-Plane 11.11 – 1920×1080 high (fps_test=3)
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Intel Core i7-1265U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs


28.3 fps ∼100% +18%

Average of class Convertible
  (3.09 – 88.1, n=73, last 2 years)





27.9 fps ∼99% +16%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7


27.2 fps ∼96% +13%

HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)


26.2 fps ∼93% +9%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7


24 fps ∼85%

Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Intel Core i5-1335U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs


20.5 fps ∼72% -15%

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 AMD: barely active fan
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 AMD: barely active fan

The Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 4 AMD is well suited even for sensitive ears, as far as the active cooling is concerned. In the normal surf- and office-usage, the fan is barely on. Even under sustained load, the fan only runs with a maximum of 30.1 dB(a).

We could not detect any coil-whine with this laptop.

Noise Level

Idle

23.4 / 23.4 / 23.4 dB(A)

Load 24 / 30.1 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 

30 dB
silent

40 dB(A)
audible

50 dB(A)
loud

 

min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 23.4 dB(A)

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2019.624.118.62521.618.218.73120.41920.34022.51920.85019.416.917.46316.917.517.18013.113.917.710013.214.614.112512.114.313.91601211.712.920011.311.71325011.111.215.531511.912.316.940011.512.217.550010.911.416.86301212.919.480011.41118.4100011.710.119125012.69.919160012.410.318.620001210.219250011.910.921.1315011.811.320.1400012.111.716.6500011.81213.8630011.91212.980001212.112.21000012.112121250012.112.111.91600011.511.411.3SPL2423.430N0.50.51.2median 11.9median 11.7median 16.6Delta0.20.7323.525.825.124.920.520.91919.218.819.320.218.920.421.519.923.918.319.719.819.516.919.115.519.120.215.515.721.718.216.415.918.218.616.216.819.218.114.712.317.819.513.712.618.322.714.111.622.324.715.211.523.12615.611.525.426.716.810.725.32817.712.226.926.215.510.126.329.717.89.829.326.915.69.726.428.317.11027.927.716.510.326.528.416.310.82732.820.111.331.831.918.111.831.227.814.511.826.727.813.412.127.221.712.912.120.91512.411.814.61412.211.913.113.912.111.312.640.728.623.239.83.410.53.2median 26.2median 15.6median 11.6median 25.44.41.60.74.2hearing rangehide median Fan Noise
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
Vega 7, R5 7530U, Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
Vega 7, R5 PRO 5650U, SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1265U, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
Vega 8, R7 5800U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1335U, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK
Noise

-9%

-22%

-25%

-36%

off / environment *

23.4

25.44

-9%

23.22

1%

23.7

-1%

26

-11%

Idle Minimum *

23.4

25.44

-9%

23.2

1%

23.7

-1%

27.7

-18%

Idle Average *

23.4

25.44

-9%

23.2

1%

27.5

-18%

27.7

-18%

Idle Maximum *

23.4

25.44

-9%

28.6

-22%

34.4

-47%

29.7

-27%

Load Average *

24

27.04

-13%

39.8

-66%

36.2

-51%

46.3

-93%

Witcher 3 ultra *

30.8

41.8

-36%

Load Maximum *

30.1

30.63

-2%

40.6

-35%

38.7

-29%

45.4

-51%

* … smaller is better

Stresstest: Prime95 + FurMark
Stresstest: Prime95 + FurMark

On the flip side of the low fan noise of the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 4, the chassis temperatures are rather high. Even while idling, a slightly increase in chassis temperature was detectable. Under load, we measured a peak temperature of 46.5 degrees Celsius on the bottom of the laptop. The palmrest on the other hand stays cool, even under load.

When the CPU and GPU are under maximum load in the stress test, the CPU can consume 15 W after one hour. We did not detect and throttling of the CPU beneath its base clock speeds.

  30.3 °C
87 F
43.3 °C
110 F
37.3 °C
99 F
 
  27 °C
81 F
39.5 °C
103 F
37 °C
99 F
 
  24.5 °C
76 F
25.3 °C
78 F
25.4 °C
78 F
 
Maximum: 43.3 °C = 110 F
Average: 32.2 °C = 90 F
44.5 °C
112 F
46.5 °C
116 F
37.5 °C
100 F
39.3 °C
103 F
36.4 °C
98 F
28.1 °C
83 F
25.3 °C
78 F
25.5 °C
78 F
24.7 °C
76 F
Maximum: 46.5 °C = 116 F
Average: 34.2 °C = 94 F

Power Supply (max.)  33.1 °C = 92 F | Room Temperature 24 °C = 75 F | Fluke 62 Max+

(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.2 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 30.2 °C / 86 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 43.3 °C / 110 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 19.6 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 46.5 °C / 116 F, compared to the average of 36.7 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.4 °C / 83 F, compared to the device average of 30.2 °C / 86 F.
(±) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 32.9 °C / 91 F, compared to the device average of 30.2 °C / 86 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 27.6 °C / 81.7 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.2 °C / 82.8 F (+0.6 °C / 1.1 F).

The volume of the bottom-facing speakers of the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 is average. A lack of base and depth characterizes the emitted sound.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2020.823.12523.522.63122.220.64024.525.25018.820.46320.222.78016.123.710015.529.112514.532.116013.733.920011.740.525014.644.43151053.34009.856.6500958.86309.362.680010.369.510009.671.112509.866.816001063.5200010.664.1250012.963.3315012.162.940001265.6500011.760.9630011.865800011.964.21000011.961.51250011.861.31600011.254.4SPL23.477.2N0.439.8median 11.7median 61.5Delta1.77.222.829.122.820.531.820.517.625.117.621.828.721.818.823.718.819.721.919.722.82322.820.828.320.82622.12625.922.325.936.517.236.546.921.246.956.919.156.958.919.558.95814.25855.511.555.551.711.151.75816.7586111.96156.99.456.958.61058.659.410.959.460.11160.154.91154.956.311.256.350.911.450.955.511.355.556.711.556.75711.55750.710.850.769.725.469.725.90.725.9median 56.3median 11.5median 56.373.17hearing rangehide median Pink Noise

Compared with the more expensive Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3, the L13 Yoga G4 AMD consumes less energy, though with a lower resolution screen. The power consumption is pretty much the same as the older ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2, which makes sense at is similar hardware.

The 65 W charger has no issue supplying enough energy to the ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4, even under max load. The laptop only consumes up to 49 W in the stress test.

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
R5 7530U, Vega 7, Kioxia BG5 KBG5AZNT512G, IPS LED, 1920×1200, 13.30
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
R5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7, SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N, IPS LED, 1920×1080, 13.30
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ, IPS LED, 2560×1600, 13.30
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
R7 5800U, Vega 8, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU, IPS, 1920×1080, 13.30
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
i5-1335U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Micron 2450 512GB MTFDKBA512TFK, IPS, 1920×1200, 14.00
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
 
Average of class Convertible
 
Power Consumption

-2%

-40%

0%

-26%

-20%

-25%

Idle Minimum *

4.4

4.56

-4%

4.6

-5%

3.2

27%

4.3

2%

4.75 {el.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’);});return false;”>?(0.8 – 9.8, n=71, last 2 years)

-8%

Idle Average *

7.2

7.15

1%

7.9

-10%

5.5

24%

5.8

19%

7.72 {el.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’);});return false;”>?(3.8 – 15.3, n=71, last 2 years)

-7%

Idle Maximum *

8.3

7.33

12%

8.9

-7%

6.4

23%

8.8

-6%

9.39 {el.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’);});return false;”>?(3.9 – 20.8, n=71, last 2 years)

-13%

Load Average *

21.6

31.93

-48%

56.1

-160%

35.5

-64%

44

-104%

39.7 {el.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’);});return false;”>?(5.4 – 101.3, n=71, last 2 years)

-84%

Witcher 3 ultra *

32.1

32.2

-0%

40.4

-26%

36.4

-13%

41.5

-29%

Load Maximum *

49.3

34.65

30%

66.1

-34%

47.5

4%

67

-36%

56.3 {el.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’);});return false;”>?(8.9 – 155.7, n=71, last 2 years)

-14%

* … smaller is better

Charging time: 158 minutes
Charging time: 158 minutes

The battery life of the Lenovo laptop is only average. With 46 Wh, the battery is not particularly large. This results in only seven hours and 43 minutes of battery runtime in our WiFi test. It should be noted that the more expensive ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 barely outcompetes the L13 here – only the bigger Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14 manages to deliver a much longer battery life.

Battery Runtime

WiFi Websurfing (Edge 114) 7h 43min
WiFi Websurfing max. Brightness (Edge 114) 7h 11min
Load (maximum brightness) 1h 31min
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100
R5 7530U, Vega 7, 46 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G2 21AES01A00
R5 PRO 5650U, Vega 7, 46 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga G3 21AW003UGE
i7-1265U, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 52.8 Wh
HP ProBook x360 435 G8 R7-5800U
R7 5800U, Vega 8, 45 Wh
Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14
i5-1335U, Iris Xe G7 80EUs, 54.6 Wh
Average of class Convertible
 
Battery Runtime

3%

16%

-2%

43%

31%

WiFi v1.3

463

470

2%

487

5%

567

22%

664

43%

548 {el.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’);});return false;”>?(335 – 876, n=71, last 2 years)

18%

Load

91

95

4%

115

26%

68

-25%

129.7 {el.classList.toggle(‘hideEl’);});return false;”>?(53 – 294, n=47, last 2 years)

43%

Pros

+ cooling fan is barely on

+ good ThinkPad input devices

+ integrated stylus

+ user-replaceable keyboard

+ USB C with PD on both sides

+ many ports

Cons

weak base unit chassis strength

missing USB4/PCIe 4.0 support

middling battery life

soldered RAM

As the only AMD ThinkPad convertible, the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 4 is a singular model. At the same time, it is still a ThinkPad L series, a budget series for institutional customers – no high end model. This combination leaves its mark on this review.

Advantage AMD: The Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 is barely audible in terms of fan noise, yet it still delivers a good level of performance. In this instance, the technically obsolete Ryzen 7030U series shows how efficient it still can be. At the same time, the notebook has good input devices as typical for a ThinkPad as well as a good port selection. The repairability is better than many more expensive laptops, thanks to the user-replaceable keyboard.

The cost savings that are part and parcel with the lower price also have negative consequences. For one, the base unit of the L13 Yoga G4 is much less stiff and stable compared to other ThinkPad; not ideal for a mobile convertible model. USB4 and PCIe 4.0 are not supported by the Ryzen 7030 platform. More expensive competitors have those features. Also, the battery life is rather limited, thanks to the smallish battery. 

The affordable convertible with AMD: The Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 AMD is a great fit for the education market, thanks to its integrated stylus.

Overall, the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 AMD just managed to reach a “very good” rating, thanks to the high fan-noise (or lack thereof) sub-rating. Buyers should suffer no illusions though: The L13 does not reach the level of quality of more expensive convertibles models like the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 3, especially in terms of build quality. For customers who want to save some money, this model still is an interesting choice, especially if it mostly sits on a table. For students who need a device for digital note-taking, the L13 also seems like a great buy, thanks to the integrated Wacom stylus. Intel alternatives for a similar price, like the Acer Aspire 5 Spin 14, do offer Thunderbolt 4, unlike the ThinkPad, but they also tend to have much louder cooling fans.

The reviewed model of the Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 costs roughly €840 as a special education model from Campuspoint.

Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga G4 21FSS00100

08/03/2023 v7

Benjamin Herzig

Connectivity

70 / 75 → 93%

Games Performance

59 / 78 → 76%

Application Performance

88 / 85 → 100%

Convertible – Weighted Average

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The present review sample was made available to the author as a loan by the manufacturer or a shop for the purposes of review. The lender had no influence on this review, nor did the manufacturer receive a copy of this review before publication. There was no obligation to publish this review.

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