The main change in this model is the upgrade to Intel's 13th Generation processors, specifically the Core i5-1335U in the review unit.
The screen has a classic 16:9 aspect ratio and a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It does not offer taller aspect ratios like 16:10 or 3:2.
The base model comes with Windows 11 Home, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB NVMe solid-state drive.
The reviewed unit has Windows 11 Pro, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB storage.
Higher-end configurations with Intel Core i7 and vPro processors, as well as larger storage options up to 2TB SSDs, are available, but there are no higher-resolution display choices.
The laptop is crafted from aluminum and is available in Abyss Blue or Mineral Gray colors.
Its dimensions are 0.67 x 12.6 x 8.5 inches, and it weighs 3.3 pounds, just missing the ultraportable cutoff.
The keyboard is backlit and has an unconventional arrangement for the cursor arrow keys. The touchpad is buttonless and slightly stiff in its click.
The laptop features bottom-mounted speakers with fair sound quality and limited bass.
The webcam has a sliding privacy shutter but has a resolution limited to 720p. A sharper 1080p camera is available for an additional cost.
The 1080p touch screen offers wide viewing angles, decent contrast, and colors that are slightly muted but fairly rich.
It supports touch-screen operations and comes with a stylus pen.
Lenovo's Vantage utility and McAfee antivirus trial software come preinstalled but can generate an annoying amount of pop-ups.
The laptop performs well in productivity tests and content creation tasks, although it may not excel in highly specialized or demanding workloads.
Graphics performance is evaluated through tests using 3DMark and GFXBench 5 benchmarks.
Battery life is tested by playing a locally stored video file with specific settings, and display performance is measured using a monitor calibration sensor.