Here is the cheapest 8-core business laptop and it can drive three 4K monitors

Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 1 (opens in new tab)

The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 1 (opens in new tab) is one of the fastest business laptops in the market thanks to its 8-core Ryzen 7 PRO processor. At less than $770 when you use the eCoupon THINK45, it is a very capable workstation that will deliver when it counts. 

You can make the X13 Gen 1 far better by boosting the onboard storage, moving to Windows 10 Pro, a fingerprint reader and improving the display by swapping the screen for a full HD one for less than $200, making it a better deal in our view. (opens in new tab)

You can make the X13 Gen 1 far better by boosting the onboard storage, moving to Windows 10 Pro, a fingerprint reader and improving the display by swapping the screen for a full HD one for less than $200, making it a better deal in our view.

Lenovo has started to roll out the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U processor to its mainstream, award winning ThinkPad X business laptop (opens in new tab), the X13 Gen 1. This is AMD’s answer to Intel’s vPro platform and it comes with eight cores, 8MB cache, 16 threads and a boost speed of up to 4.1GHz.

The entry level version (20UFCTO1WW) is equipped with Windows 10 Home, 8GB DDR4 memory, a 128GB PCIe SSD and a 13.3-inch HD display. The rest of the configuration includes Wi-Fi 6/Bluetooth 5.1, a physical cover for the webcam, a Wake On Voice feature plus the iconic red dot “nipple” controller. The laptop has been tested against 12 military-grade requirements and more than 200 quality checks.

The 48Wh, 6-cell battery is decent, procuring up to 12 hours battery life, while the six ports (including four USB connectors) and the dual far-field microphones should prove to be enough for most tasks. Of interest is the fact that two of the USB ports are DisplayPort compatible - given the presence of a HDMI port -and this should allow users to power up to three 4K monitors.

Desire Athow
Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website builders and web hosting when DHTML and frames were in vogue and started narrating about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium.