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Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 Intel & AMD Laptop

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Product Overview

Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 is a mid-range business laptop computer available with the latest mobile processors from both Intel (ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 i) and AMD. They feature sleek design, flexible storage options, a full-size keyboard, and a unique store-away wireless earbuds holder.
The ThinkBook wireless earbuds charge automatically when stored and connect to the laptop audio instantly when taken out. Muting or unmuting yourself during calls is as easy as a double tap on the earbuds. Equipped with dual mics and environmental noise cancellation, these earbuds make online meetings more effective than ever before.
In terms of storage, users have the choice between dual SSD or SSD + HDD combo.
The Intel variant offers a Thunderbolt 4 port. Both have WiFi 6 and up to 40 GB dual-channel 3200MHz DDR4 as options.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Matte IPS display
  • Good system performance
  • Good battery life
  • Fast Wi-Fi 6
Cons
  • Only 12 months of warranty

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 74% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good system performance
  • Good battery life
  • Matte IPS display
Cons
  • Short battery life
  • No Thunderbolt 4
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Variants:
AMD
Intel

Connectivity

AMDPorts
2x USB-C 3.2 Gen2 + 2x USB 3.2 + 1x HDMI + 4-in-1 card reader + audio jack + RJ45
IntelPorts
1x Thunderbolt 4 + 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2 + 2x USB 3.2 + 1x HDMI + 4-in-1 card reader + audio jack + RJ45
Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth 5 + WiFi 5 or WiFi 6

Construction

Battery | Capacity
45 or 60 Wh
Camera | Front
HD camera with ThinkShutter
Colors
Mineral Gray
Form Factor
180-hinge lay-flat
Material
Anodized aluminum top cover
Microphone
Dual-array mic
Speakers
Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio

Dimensions

Size | Depth
235 mm
Size | Height
18.9 mm
Size | Width
357 mm
Weight
1.7 kg

Display

Display Diagonal
15.6 inch
Display Type
TN or IPS, anti-glare
Gamut
Up to 100% sRGB
Resolution
FHD (1920 x 1080)

Function

Fast Charging
45 Wh: Rapid Charge Pro / 60 Wh: Rapid Charge
AMDGraphics
Integrated AMD Radeon graphics card
IntelGraphics
Integrated Intel Iris Xe or UHD graphics / Optional NVIDIA GeForce MX450 discrete graphics with 2GB GDDR6 VRAM
Keyboard Backlight
Yes
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
AMDProcessor
AMD RyzenTM 4000 series mobile processors
IntelProcessor
Up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7
Security
Smart Power Button with Fingerprint Reader / ThinkShutter Camera Cover / TPM 2.0

Performance

AMDBattery Life
Up to 7.5 hours (45 Wh) / 10 hours (60 Wh)
IntelBattery Life
Up to 6 hours (45 Wh) / 8 hours (60 Wh)
Durability
Spill-resistant keyboard
Memory | Capacity
Up to 40 GB
Memory | Type
Dual-channel DDR4, 3200MHz
Power Supply
USB-C, 65W
AMDStorage
Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 SSD / Up to 1TB 7200rpm HDD / Up to 2TB 5400rpm HDD
IntelStorage
Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe Gen4 SSD / Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 SSD / Up to 1TB 7200rpm HDD / Up to 2TB 5400rpm HDD

Production

Availability
2020-10
Debut
2020-09-29

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External Reviews

notebookcheck[1]

Sentiment Score 74%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
The ThinkBook 15 Gen2 starts up programs extremely quickly, and data access also occurs without any delays. The Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs used here is an internal graphics unit that is suited for low to medium demands on the graphics performance. Lenovo continues to develop the ThinkBook discretely, mainly using more modern hardware inside.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Matte IPS display
  • Good system performance
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No Thunderbolt 4
  • Short battery life

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2 Laptop review: Affordable Tiger Lake laptop. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkBook-15-Gen2-Laptop-review-Affordable-Tiger-Lake-laptop.533402.0.html. Retrieved 2021-04-21.

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