Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Review Rundown

LenovoPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*


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Neoscore* 78%
  • Bright, vivid 4K UHD display
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Long battery life
  • Decent selection of ports
  • Below-average CPU performance
  • Mediocre battery life


Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen 1 is a remarkable laptop in many regards. Its extensive selection of ports should keep your desk dongle free. The durable build means that you can feel confident that it will hold up to the rigors of use for years to come.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen 1 has a bright 4K display, a vast array of ports and a comfortable full-size keyboard with a number pad. Despite the matte finish, the laptop is an absolute fingerprint magnet. While there are a number of standout features, a few drawbacks might have you giving some of the other best workstations a look.
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  • Bright 4K display
  • Comfortable keyboard with number pad
  • Great selection of ports
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen 1 is the latest model in the ThinkPad workstation line. It shares the same build with the Lenovo ThinkPad T15g Gen 1. The graphics chip is able to consume 50 watts, and the cooling performance appears to have improved compared to the Think Pad P53.
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  • Matte IPS display
  • Good input devices
  • Good battery life
  • Very good keyboard
  • CPU performance is throttled under load
  • Only one year of warranty


Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen 1 and its sibling model ThinkPad T15 Gen 1 come with different 15.6-inch 16:9 screens. The Lenovo laptop draws more power than the HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7. The cooling system is not powerful enough to keep both the CPU and the GPU sufficiently cool at the same time.
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  • Very good input devices
  • Very good keyboard and touchpad
  • Good system performance
  • Good battery life
  • High surface temperatures
  • Only one M.2-2280 SSD


Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The ThinkPad P15 is as heavy as it is expensive, but it's a spectacular performer. It's the fastest laptop workstation we've tested, and our new Editors' Choice winner in the category. It faces formidable competition from the Dell Precision 7550 and the HP ZBook 15 G6.
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  • Gorgeous 4K display
  • Fantastic performance in our Cinebench R15 test
  • Excellent battery life
  • Expensive for a 15.6-inch workstation


1. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad P15 review. laptopmag. 2021-03-15 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Review. pcmag. 2021-04-12 Retrieved 2021-04-13.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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