Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Review: Slim and Portable

Speaking of the keyboard, Lenovo makes beautiful keyboards and that is repeated here. The keys are tight with good pitch and travel. It’s great for typing as long as you like the chicklet style of keyboards. The backlit keyboard also features ThinkPad’s signature TrackPoint in the center, and the top of the touchpad serves as a left and right mouse button when using the nub.

The touchpad itself isn’t the most comprehensive out there. It’s a good size for what it is, but I can easily see that something bigger is more desirable. Given the size of the laptop itself and the ability to fit in the aforementioned shoulder bag, I can easily pass it by. I was never in a situation that said, “Gosh, I wish this thing was bigger.”

However, there are a few drawbacks here. The first is more of an annoyance, but Lenovo went up and down with the compressed arrow keys to fit into a single-row configuration. As a result, the up and down arrow keys are half the height, so they can easily be mistaken for each other. I am personally not a fan, your mileage may vary.


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