ThinkPad Z series in new designs and recycled materials for the Iconic Brand

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Lenovo is excited to unveil a new line of ThinkPad notebooks with striking revolutionary designs that defy convention and introduce new colours and materials to our premium business laptop lineup.

The all-new ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 feature a modern design concept aimed at a particular type of business user. The new eye-catching design reflects shifting ideas on technology, its environmental impact, and the origins of raw materials. Not only does the design contain unique premium colour accents like bronze and arctic grey, but it also incorporates more environmentally friendly materials like recycled aluminum1 and recycled black vegan leather2. The packaging is comprised of 100 percent recyclable and biodegradable bamboo and sugarcane, and the AC power adaptor uses 90 percent Post-Consumer Content (PCC).

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The ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 will be among the first laptops with the Microsoft Pluton security processor, which will be powered by the latest AMD RyzenTM PRO 6000 Series processors for mobility. Lenovo’s secure-by-design methodology has been enhanced thanks to its collaboration with AMD and Microsoft. AMD Ryzen6000 Series are the first x86 processors to integrate the Microsoft Pluton security processor for robust security from chip to cloud on Windows 11 PCs, building on AMD PRO security’s layered approach. Microsoft built and updated the Microsoft Pluton Security Processor, which hardens new Windows 11PCs by providing protection for user identity, data, and programmes.

Exclusive Lenovo and AMD Collaboration

Lenovo and AMD have also worked to create a cutting-edge platform architecture that streamlines all parts of the system, from silicon to hardware and software. The ThinkPad Z13, when combined with the AMD RyzenTM 7 PRO 6860Z processor, provides an exceptional collaboration experience. In apps like Teams and Zoom, the processor is built to enable seamless audio and video performance, maximise responsiveness, and give amazing battery life. The new AMD RadeonTM RX 6500M discrete graphics with AMD smart technologies can be added to the ThinkPad Z16, enhancing productivity, enabling advanced content production, and casual gaming. AMD Smart Shift Max provides an instantaneous power boost for both the CPU and GPU when used with Ryzen CPUs, while Smart Shift Eco is designed to maximise battery life.

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Form Meets Function

We are immensely proud of the tradition and heritage that ThinkPad has achieved as we begin celebrations for the 30th anniversary of ThinkPad, and our commitment to innovate for the benefit of the end user will continue for decades to come. We’re really enthusiastic about the major design advancement in the ThinkPad Z series, but the ThinkPad Z13 and Z16, in particular, continue to mirror the brand’s key foundational design and engineering concepts.

To improve the unique user experience, key design and technology aspects have been integrated into the ThinkPad Z series. Minimalism is intended to be elegant and appealing. Ultra-narrow bezels and productive 16:10 aspect ratios have been used to maximise the displays. A redesigned Communications Bar incorporates a superior FHD webcam with a larger 1.4msensor and dual-array microphones, enhancing audio and video conferencing. For quick and easy input, a bigger 120mm glass haptic ForcePad that blends smoothly with the all-glass palm rest is added, and those familiar with the classic red TrackPoint will notice a new feature: Double-tapping the TrackPoint brings up the Communication QuickMenu, which allows you to access common camera and microphone options quickly.

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Our goal is to thrill end users with a unique look and feel made from recycled materials, while also reassuring IT departments with enterprise-class performance, security, reliability, and manageability.

Make no mistake: the Z13 and Z16 are ThinkPad notebooks, and as such, they are tested to MIL-Spec 810H requirements and subjected to the same rigorous quality controls as other ThinkPad computers, which is an important stage in ThinkPad product development, particularly when employing new materials.

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 anFHD 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
  • Z13 is powered by AMD Ryzen PRO U-Series processors with integrated AMD Radeon graphicsplus 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 6500Mdiscrete graphics, and include the Microsoft Pluton security processor 
  • 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
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“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 toexceed the needs of customers, current and future.” Jerry Paradise, vice president, Global Commercial Product Portfolio, Lenovo PC and Smart Devices.

”AMD PRO technologies delivers a complete set of features that are essential for the modern business. We are delighted to be working with Lenovo to deliver the world’s first x86 processors integrating the Microsoft Pluton security processor into the newest member of their ThinkPad portfolio. ThinkPad Z series with AMD PRO technologies will ensure users have the confidence to navigate our new hybrid working world quickly, reliably and with security in mind.” Jason Banta, CVP and General Manager, OEM Client Computing, AMD.

”Hybrid working is the new norm, and users seek new levels of collaborationand security. For the first time in a business laptop, the Microsoft Pluton security processor integrated on AMD Ryzen PRO 6000 Series processors in the ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 with Windows 11 will help protect user identity, data and apps from the chip to the cloud. The powerful combination of these technologies will help users augment their productivity and engagement with peace of mind from the sophisticated attacks of today and tomorrow.”- David Weston, Partner Director of Enterprise and OS Security, Microsoft Corp.

 ThinkPad Z13ThinkPad Z16
ProcessorAMD Ryzen PROU-Series processorOptional exclusive AMD Ryzen PRO 6860Z processorAMD Ryzen PRO H-Series processor
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 graphicsAMD Radeon RX 6500Mdiscrete 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 Systemand 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 ALArctic Grey Recycled ALBlack 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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