Lenovo™ announces a new family of ThinkPad laptops with a stunning progressive design that introduces new colors and materials to its range of high-end business laptops.
The new ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 address the philosophy of modern design, aimed at a different audience of business users. The striking new design reflects a changing attitude towards technology, its impact on the environment and the origin of components. Not only is the design designed to provide distinct individual color accents like bronze and arctic grey, the new laptops also feature more sustainable materials like recycled aluminum or recycled black vegan leather. The durability extends to packaging made from 100% recycled and composted bamboo and sugarcane, and the power source uses up to 90 percent of reused components.
The ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 will be among the first laptops to be powered by the latest AMD Ryzen™ PRO 6000 mobile processors equipped with the Microsoft Pluto security chip. Performance and security features go hand in hand, and Lenovo’s secure hardware design methodology has been upgraded by working with AMD and Microsoft. Based on AMD PRO’s multi-layered security approach, the AMD PRO family of processors delivers the first x86 processors with integrated Microsoft Pluton Security Processor to deliver exceptional security – from the chip itself to the cloud on Windows 11 PCs. The Microsoft Pluton Security Processor and Updated by Microsoft, its job is to secure new PCs running Windows 11 while protecting user identity, data, and apps.
Exclusive collaboration between Lenovo and AMD
In addition, Lenovo and AMD have worked together to provide an advanced platform design that simplifies all aspects of the system from silicon to hardware and software. ThinkPad Z13 with the exclusive AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 6860Z3 processor delivers a superior collaboration experience. The processor is optimized for flawless audio and video performance, increased responsiveness and amazing battery autonomy in apps like Teams and Zoom. The ThinkPad Z16 can also be equipped with the new AMD Radeon™ RX 6500M graphics card with AMD smart technologies that increase productivity and enable advanced content creation and casual gaming. Combined with Ryzen processors, the AMD Smart Shift Max solution provides an instant boost in processor power and graphics core, and the Smart Shift Eco solution is designed to increase battery efficiency.
The form matches the function
Marking the 30th anniversary of the ThinkPad, Lenovo is incredibly proud of the legacy and legacy of ThinkPad. The commitment to innovation for the benefit of the end user will continue for decades to come. In particular, the ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 bring the new core design and engineering principles that the brand has become synonymous with.
Key design and technology features are integrated into the ThinkPad Z Series to enhance the individual user experience. Minimalism is purposefully sophisticated and desirable. Screens with an aspect ratio of 16:10 have very narrow bezels. Audio and video conferencing is enhanced with a new line of communication that features a Full HD webcam with a larger 1.4 µm sensor and two microphones. For quick and easy entry, a larger 120mm ForcePad sliding glass pad is offered, which offers flawless gliding and is nicely complemented by an all-glass palm rest. Users who are already familiar with the iconic red TrackPoint button will see the new functionality: a double touch of the TrackPoint launches a QuickMenu connection for quick access to common camera and microphone settings.
Lenovo aims to impress end users with a distinctive look and feel by using recycled materials and delivering on the promise of an exceptional experience; IT departments are pleased with business-class performance, security, reliability, and management.
Make no mistake, the Z13 and Z16 are ThinkPad laptops and therefore tested to required military standards MIL-Spec 810H and subject to the same stringent quality control as all ThinkPad notebooks, an essential step in ThinkPad product development and especially in the use of new materials.
Lenovo manufactures its products according to the needs of customers. Every detail is made for a reason. ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 feature better end user experience. Brings:
- Recycled black vegan leather, aluminum and recyclable bamboo and sugarcane packaging.
- The line of communication includes a full HD camera with a larger sensor, an electronic privacy electronic shutter, and two microphones.
- The highest screen-to-body ratio in the ThinkPad family – 91.6% (Z13) and 92.3% (Z16).
- Larger 120mm tactile glide pad, ForcePad.
- Vibrant displays, including a 2.8K OLED touchscreen on the Z13 and 4K OLED on the Z16, with Dolby Vision® support and blue light protection.
- Dolby Atmos® speaker system and Dolby Voice® AI noise cancellation technology.
- TrackPoint’s new double-touch feature launches the QuickMenu for connections for quick access to camera and microphone settings.
- The Z13 is powered by AMD Ryzen PRO U-Series processors with integrated AMD Radeon graphics and Microsoft Pluto security processor. The Z13 is also available with the exclusive AMD Ryzen PRO 6860Z processor.
- The Z16 is powered by AMD Ryzen PRO H-Series processors with integrated AMD Radeon graphics or an optional AMD Radeon RX 6500M graphics card and includes a Microsoft Pluto security processor.
- AMD Ryzen PRO 6000 processors with Qualcomm® FastConnect 6900 technology deliver advanced management and leading Wi-Fi connectivity in the Z13 and Z16. In addition, Qualcomm® 4-stream Dual Band Simultaneous (DBS) on AMD Ryzen™ PRO 6000 processors provides permanently low wireless latency for dual Wi-Fi, and is natively supported on Windows 11.
- Preloaded with Windows 11.
- A fingerprint reader is built into the keyboard.
Statements from Lenovo CEOs
“We are very proud of our ThinkPad heritage, and we work hard to delight new and existing customers. Innovation is in our DNA – from design and development to engineering and supply chain. We will continue to push the boundaries of what is possible, make changes and work with partners like AMD and Microsoft to deliver innovative products and more. security like the ThinkPad Z13 and Z16, designed to meet customer needs — current and future,” said Jerry Paradise, Vice President of PC and Smart Devices at Lenovo.
AMD PRO technologies offer a comprehensive set of features essential to modern businesses. We look forward to working with Lenovo to bring the world’s first x86 processors with integrated Microsoft Pluto security processor to the newest members of the ThinkPad family. “The ThinkPad Z series with AMD PRO technologies will give users the confidence to navigate quickly, reliably and securely in the new hybrid business world,” said Jason Banta, Head of Computing and OEM Solutions at AMD.
“Hybrid work is the new standard, and users are looking for new levels of collaboration and security. ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 laptops with Windows 11 will feature the Microsoft Pluto security processor built into the AMD Ryzen PRO 6000 processor for the first time in a business laptop, helping to Protecting user identity, data, and applications—from the chip to the cloud “A robust suite of security technologies will help users increase their productivity and collaborate worry-free against complex attacks today and tomorrow,” said David Weston, Director of Security for Workplaces and Operating Systems at Microsoft.
Prices and availability
The ThinkPad Z13 and ThinkPad Z16 are expected to go on sale in May 2022, at which time their pricing will also be known.
Learn more about the new ThinkPad Z laptop family at lenovo.com.