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ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 Intel Review Rundown

Lenovo | Published on 03 Jun 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 Intel
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Excellent keyboard
  • Good battery life
  • Good keyboard
  • Lacks a secondary RAM slot
  • Thick bezels

Summary

The Lenovo ThinkPad E14 is available with either Intel UHD or Iris Xe graphics. The laptop does not feature a secondary RAM slot or a soldered-in RAM module. It is small and lightweight enough for working on the go, and the keyboard is a joy to type on and you've got a diverse set of security features.
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.

Rundown

laptopmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
Lenovo is marketing the ThinkPad E Series as “affordable productivity.” Given the pricing structure, that's true to a point, but you've got to look between the lines. Customisation options in the U.S. are limited, so the highest spec model sets you back $1,429.35. The 14-inch, 1080p display is bright and sharp enough for the essential workload.
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Pros[**]
  • Attractive, rugged design
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Excellent security features
Cons[**]
  • Lacks SD card slot

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 comes with two Intel CPUs: the Core i5-1135G7 and the i7-1165G7. Intel variants have Intel Iris Xe Graphics (96 EUs), and there is also an Intel model with an optional dedicated GPU (N Nvidia GeForce MX450) Despite a huge jump in performance when compared to the Intel-based predecessor, the iGPU version of the Think Pad E14Gen 2 is still not a good choice for gaming.
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Pros[**]
  • Very good input devices
  • Very good battery life
  • Good keyboard and touchpad
  • Good system performance
Cons[**]
  • Only a single-channel RAM slot
  • Only one-year warranty

pcworld[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from Pcworld have found the following[***]:
The ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 weighs 3.5 pounds and measures 0.7 inches thick. It's one of Lenovo's heftier business laptops, with an ethernet jack and anti-glare screen. For a 14-inch laptop, the E14 trackpad is on the small side, especially with its dedicated mouse button row on top.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Comfortable keyboard and trackpad
  • Long battery life
  • Good webcam and speakers
Cons[**]
  • Below-average performance
  • Substandard trackpad

references

  1. 1. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad E14 review. Laptopmag. 2021-05-09. Retrieved 2021-05-11.
  2. 2. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 Laptop Review: Intel's Tiger Lake quad-core beats AMD's hexa-core. Notebookcheck. 2021-01-22. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 review: A basic business laptop. Pcworld. 2021-06-03. Retrieved 2021-06-03.
  4. *. 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.
  5. **. 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.
  6. ***. 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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