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Here is the first Thinkpad computer with a Qualcomm chip

Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo is coming to the mobile fair MWC in Barcelona with a new Thinkpad model that is the company’s first with an Arm-based processor.

It’s called the Thinkpad X13S, and it’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8CX Gen 3 chip made using TSMC’s 5-nanometer process. Like other Thinkpad models, it runs Windows, in this case Windows 11 Pro. Thanks to Microsoft’s improved x86 emulation that now supports 64-bit code, the vast majority of common Windows programs work without recompilation.

Considering that the computer is presented in connection with MWC, it is not surprising that it has a built-in 5g modem for mobile broadband.

The computer is primarily intended as a business machine and has several features to match, such as the Thinkshield security platform and support for Microsoft’s Pluton architecture, which protects employee authentications against company servers in a secure enclave on the chip.

Lenovo has also invested heavily in environmental awareness with large parts of recycled materials. The chassis, for example, consists of 90 percent recycled magnesium and a large part of the plastic in the battery is recycled. In addition, a new soldering technique is used with lower heat and thus less energy consumption.

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