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Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad Z Series laptops at CES 2022

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Lenovo is thrilled to announce a new series of ThinkPad laptops featuring stunning progressive designs that break the mould and introduce new colours and materials for our premium business laptop portfolio.

The all-new ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 embark on a contemporary design philosophy targeting a different business user audience. The new striking design reflects changing attitudes towards technology, its impact on the environment and the origins of raw components.

Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad Z Series laptops at CES 2022

Not only is the design meant to provide individualistic premium colour accents such as bronze and arctic grey, but it also features more sustainable materials such as recycled aluminium available in artic grey or black, or recycled black vegan leather. Sustainability extends to the packaging which is made from 100% recyclable and compostable bamboo and sugarcane, and the AC power adapter uses 90% Post-Consumer Content (PCC).

ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 will be powered by the Next-Gen AMD Ryzen PRO Processors for mobile and will feature the Microsoft Pluton security processor for powerful security from chip to cloud on Windows 11 PCs. The Microsoft Pluton Security Processor is designed and updated by Microsoft and hardens new Windows 11 PCs with protection for user identity, data, and applications.

Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad Z Series laptops at CES 2022

Exclusive Lenovo and AMD Collaboration

Furthermore, Lenovo and AMD have collaborated to deliver cutting edge platform design, streamlining all aspects of the system from silicon to hardware and software. The ThinkPad Z13, coupled with an exclusive Next-Gen AMD Ryzen 7 PRO processor, delivers a supreme collaboration experience.

The processor is optimized to deliver seamless audio and video performance, maximize responsiveness, and deliver incredible battery life in applications like Teams and Zoom.

Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad Z Series laptops at CES 2022
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ThinkPad Z16 can also be configured with new AMD Radeon discrete graphics with AMD smart technologies boosting productivity, enabling advanced content creation, and casual gaming.

When paired with the Ryzen processors, AMD Smart Shift Max offers an instantaneous power boost for both CPU and GPU, and Smart Shift Eco is designed to maximize battery efficiency.

Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad Z Series laptops at CES 2022

Form Meets Function

As we begin celebrations for the 30th anniversary of ThinkPad, we are incredibly proud of the legacy and heritage that ThinkPad has earned and our dedication to innovating for the benefit of the end-user will continue for decades to come.

We are very excited about the significant design evolution in the ThinkPad Z series, but above all the ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 continue to echo the core foundational design and engineering tenets that the brand has become synonymous with.

Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad Z Series laptops at CES 2022

Key design and technology features have been integrated into the ThinkPad Z series to boost the individual user experience. Minimalism is purposefully sophisticated and desirable. Displays have been optimized with ultra-narrow bezels and productive 16:10 aspect ratios.

Audio and video conferencing is enhanced through a new Communications Bar that houses a better FHD webcam with a larger 1.4µm sensor and dual-array microphones. A larger 120mm glass haptic ForcePad that flows seamlessly with the all-glass palm rest is introduced for rapid and easy input and those familiar with the iconic red TrackPoint will witness a new functionality: Double-tap the TrackPoint to launch a Communication QuickMenu for quick access to common camera and microphone settings.

Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad Z Series laptops at CES 2022

Our goal is to delight end users with a distinctive look and feel using recycled materials and delivering on our promise for an exceptional experience; and reassure IT departments with enterprise-class performance, security, reliability, and manageability.

Make no mistake, Z13 and Z16 are ThinkPad laptops after all and as such are tested to MIL-Spec 810H standards and undergo the same stringent quality controls as all ThinkPad laptops, a fundamental step in ThinkPad product development and especially when using new materials.

Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad Z Series laptops at CES 2022

Cutting Edge Technologies

We build our products around our customers’ needs. Every single detail is there for a reason and ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 excel at offering a better outcome for end users.

Highlights include:

  • Recycled black vegan leather and aluminum, and recyclable bamboo and sugarcane packaging
  • 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
Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad Z Series laptops at CES 2022
  • 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
  • Z13 is powered by Next-Gen 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 processor
  • Z16 is powered by Next-Gen AMD Ryzen PRO H-Series processors with integrated AMD Radeon graphics or optional AMD Radeon discrete graphics, and include the Microsoft Pluton security processor
Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad Z Series laptops at CES 2022
  • 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
Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad Z Series laptops at CES 2022

Quotes

“We are immensely proud of our ThinkPad heritage but there is little time to reflect, and we will also strive to delight new customers as well as existing ones. Innovation is in our DNA from design and development to engineering and supply chain.

We will continue to push the boundaries, make changes, and work with close partners like AMD and Microsoft to deliver innovative and more secure products like ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 that are designed to exceed the needs of customers, current and future.” Jerry Paradise, vice president, Global Commercial Product Portfolio, Lenovo PC and Smart Devices.

Pricing and Availability:

ThinkPad Z13 will be available from May 2022, starting from $1549

ThinkPad Z16 will be available from May 2022, starting from $2099

  • Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad Z Series laptops at CES 2022
  • Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad Z Series laptops at CES 2022
  • Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad Z Series laptops at CES 2022
  • Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad Z Series laptops at CES 2022
  • Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad Z Series laptops at CES 2022

Product Specifications

 ThinkPad Z13ThinkPad Z16
ProcessorNext-Gen AMD Ryzen PRO U-Series Optional exclusive AMD Ryzen PRO processorNext-Gen AMD Ryzen PRO H-Series
Operating SystemWindows 11
MemoryUp to 32GB LPDDR5
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe Gen 4 SSDUp to 2TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD
GraphicsIntegrated AMD Radeon GraphicsIntegrated AMD Radeon Graphics AMD discrete option
Display13.3-inch 16:10 – 91.6% STB -WUXGA IPS 400nit Low Power (touch option) -WQXGA OLED 400nit, Touch, Dolby Vision, Low Blue Light16.0-inch 16:10 – 92.3% STB -WUXGA IPS 400nit Low Power (touch option) -WQUXGA OLED 400nit, Touch, Dolby Vision, Low Blue Light
AudioDolby Atmos Speaker System and Dolby Voice
CameraInfrared FHD camera f2.0, with eShutter
Battery50Whr, Rapid Charge70Whr, Rapid Charge
SecurityMatch-on-Chip FPR, dTPM 2.0, Microsoft Pluton Security Processor
Ports2 x USB-C (USB4.0), Audio Jack3 x USB-C (USB4.0), Audio Jack, SD Card Reader
KeyboardEdge-to-Edge, Backlit, 120mm Haptic ForcePadBacklit, 120mm Haptic ForcePad
Wireless LANWi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2
Wireless WAN4G LTE CAT 16
Colors/MaterialsBlack Recycled Vegan Leather/Bronze AL Arctic Grey Recycled AL Black Recycled ALArctic Grey Recycled AL
Dimensions294.4 x 199.6 x 13.99mm354.4 x 237.4 x 15.8mm
Weight1.25kg – 2.76 lbs1.97kg – 4.3 lbs

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