The Lenovo ThinkBook 13x Gen 2 is a compact laptop with a 13.3 inch display, an Intel Alder Lake-U processor, and an aluminum body that weighs less than 2.7 pounds.
It’s also a laptop that can be charged without wires, thanks to an optional ThinkBook Wireless Multi-Device Charting Mat that can supply up to 65W to a laptop placed atop the charging pad, plus another 10W to phones or other gadgets that support Qi wireless charging.
The laptop should be available in April for $1099 and up, while the charging mat is scheduled to be available around the same time for $200.
Here’s a run-down of key specs for the ThinkBook 13x Gen 2:
|Lenovo ThinkBook 13x Gen 2 Specs|
2560 x 1600 pixels (16:10)
|Processor||12th-gen Intel Core U-Series|
|RAM||Up to 32GB|
|Storage||Up to 2TB|
M.2 PCIe Gen 4 SSD
|Ports||2 x Thunderbolt 4|
1 x 3.5mm audio
|Audio||2 x 2W speakers|
|Charging||65W USB-C adapter|
100W USB-C adapter with wireless charging mat
|OS||Windows 11 Pro|
|Dimensions||298 x 209 x 12.9mm|
11.73″ x 8.22″ x 0.5″
|Starting Weight||1.2 kg|
The charging mat, meanwhile, has two sections: a larger area that’s designed to work with the ThinkBook 13X Gen 2 laptop and a smaller area about the size of a more traditional Qi wireless charging mat for phones.
The charging mat measures 440 x 105 x 4.5mm (17.32″ x 4.13″ x 0.18″) and Lenovo says it offers 93% efficiency, which means you’ll waste a little power if you charge your laptop using the mat rather than a direct connection, but not very much (which is par for the course with wireless charging).
It also seems that you may need to connect a receiver to the laptop in order to actually use the charging mat. While I don’t see any pictures of the charging receiver in the press kit, it’s listed as one of the items that ships in the box with wireless charging mat.