Lenovo has wrapped the new ThinkPad Z13 in an alluring material – it looks so damn satisfying to touch

Lenovo just introduced updated laptops from its ThinkPad Z series: the Z13 and Z16. While both offer eye-catching features for creative professionals, the Z13 caught our eye.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon maker has wrapped the Z13 in a new flax fiber top, and just looking at the picture makes it look so satisfying to touch. It’s also environmentally friendly. It uses bio-based materials that add to the unique look and feel of the chassis. You can choose between two flavors: Flax Fiber Bronze or Aluminum Artic Grey. Yummy!

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2

Of course, the ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 has more to offer than just its pleasing and tactile body. After all, it’s what’s on the inside that counts! The new second generation Z13 has the following internals:

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 (Image credit: Lenovo) One of the latest AMD Ryzen 7000-series CPUs AMD Radeon graphics Up to 64GB DDR5 RAM Up to 2TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage Up to Windows 11 Pro

This notebook has a 13.3-inch touch display with an aspect ratio of 16:10. You can choose between two of the following display configurations:

WUXGA, IPS, 400 cd/m², low power consumption, 100% sRGBWQXGA 2.8K OLED, 400 cd/m², Dolby Vision, low blue light, TÜV certified,

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 (Image credit: Laptop Mag)

If you travel a lot, you’ll appreciate the portable footprint. It weighs only 2.6 pounds and is only 0.5 inches thick. As for the I/O options, it has two USB 4 ports and a headset jack. It comes with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.1. There is also an optional model that supports 4G LTE WWAN.

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Finally, it has a 1080p webcam with an e-shutter.

The ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 will hit shelves in July 2023, starting with a price of $1,249.

Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2

The Z16 Gen 2 is another AMD-packed laptop you can snag, but instead of offering a 13.3-inch touch display, it sports a 16-inch panel with a 16:10 aspect ratio. You can choose from the following screen options:

(Image credit: Lenovo)WUXGA, IPS, 400 nits, low power, 100% sRGBWQUXGA, 4K, OLED, 400 nits, 100% CG, Dolby Vision, low blue light, TUV certified

Curious about what’s under the hood? As I hinted at, it’s packed with the latest AMD Ryzen 7000-series processors, AMD Radeon graphics, up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM, up to 2TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage, and up to Windows 11 Pro.

For connectivity, you have two USB 4 ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, and an audio jack. It also supports Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.1. The 16-inch Z16 is naturally heavier than the Z13, weighing 3.99 pounds and 0.6 inches thick.

The only color option is Arctic Gray.

The new ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 will be available in August 2023, starting at $1,749.