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13-inch laptops: Big things come in small packages
Think it's hard to find a good 13-inch laptop? Not with Lenovo, where we offer multiple 13-inch (or rather, 13.3-inch) versions of our popular ThinkPad and Yoga 2-in-1 systems. They combine compact, easily portable frames with speedy processing and graphics options that deliver a lot of computing power in a small package.
Most experts consider 13-inch laptops to be closer in terms of performance and usability to their larger, 14- and 15-inch cousins than to the smaller 11-inch models that are also available today. That's because even a few extra inches of frame size allows room for more advanced processors and graphics, bigger storage drives and batteries, and so on.
Advantages of Lenovo 13-inch laptops
It's hard to evaluate a 13-inch laptop without comparing it to its smaller and larger counterparts. Choosing the perfect laptop size for your needs involves give and take.
Compared to a smaller system, a 13-inch laptop gives you:
- More screen landscape for office work (spreadsheets, etc.)
- Potentially higher-resolution displays for streaming movies
- Space for faster processors (speed generates heat)
- Room for more internal storage, batteries, etc.
- A slightly bigger keyboard and, with it, easier typing
Compared to a bigger system, a 13-inch laptop gives you:
- Generally longer unplugged time, since smaller displays use less energy
- A better "fit" (and lighter weight) for today's streamlined briefcases and backpacks
- Greater usability in tight spaces (airline trays, conference tables, etc.).
There are compromises, too, however. Be sure to examine the specifications. The keyboard on a 13-inch laptop likely won't be as easy to use as one on a larger model. There may be fewer ports and connectivity options. If the system is especially lightweight, its batteries may run out faster than you’d like. Plus, the most advanced UHD/4K displays are harder to find on small laptops because there's limited room for added pixels and other technology.
Finding the right 13-inch laptop for you
To help you find your new 13-inch laptop, this page is dedicated to our Lenovo 13-inch models. They’re a big part of two of our most popular laptop brands:
- 13-inch ThinkPad laptops: You’ll find 13-inch models in both our ultra-compact ThinkPad X Series – a favorite of business “road warriors” around the world -- and our versatile line of ThinkPad Yoga 2-in-1 laptop/tablets.
- 13-inch Yoga 2-in-1s: Switching from laptop mode to tablet mode and back again is easy with the flip-around hinge of our innovative Yoga 2-in-1 convertibles, available in 13-inch and other sizes.
Is a 13-inch laptop right for you? It’s a personal decision that depends on how – and where, and for how long – you’ll be using your laptop each day. Check out the systems shown on this page to learn more about how Lenovo’s powerful, portable 13-inch laptops can fit your needs.