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Lenovo ThinkBook 14 G4 Series

Lenovo ThinkBook 14 IML G4Processor: AMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R5 5625U, Intel Alder Lake-M i5-1235U, Intel Alder Lake-P i5-1240P, Intel Intel Meteor Lake-U Ultra 5 125U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 7, Intel Graphics 4-Core, Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Display: 14.00 inch
Weight: 1.4kg, 1.454kg, 1.64kg
Price: 810, 1150 euro
Average Score: 84.6% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 6 reviews)
performance: 76%, features: 61%, display: 81%, mobility: 76%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 93%

 

Lenovo ThinkBook 14 G4 21DK0004GE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkBook 14 G4 21DK0004GENotebook: Lenovo ThinkBook 14 G4 21DK0004GE
Processor: AMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R5 5625U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 7
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.454kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Reviews

84.6% Lenovo ThinkBook 14 G4 Laptop review: Solid laptop with plenty of lightweight metal | Notebookcheck
the 14-inch ThinkBook exhibited a high degree of energy efficiency and durable casing in our test. Despite its small battery, this laptop featuring a Ryzen 5 processor from the Barcelo series lasts a long time. That makes this laptop a great companion.

 

Lenovo ThinkBook 14 G4, i5-1240P

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkBook 14 G4, i5-1240PNotebook: Lenovo ThinkBook 14 G4, i5-1240P
Processor: Intel Alder Lake-P i5-1240P
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:10, 2240 x 1400 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Đánh giá Lenovo ThinkBook 14 G4: Thiết kế sang trọng, bền bỉ, cấu hình tốt với Intel Core i5-1240P
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful processor; high performance; compact size; light weight.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2023

 

Lenovo ThinkBook 14 G4 IAP, i5-1235U

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkBook 14 G4 IAP, i5-1235UNotebook: Lenovo ThinkBook 14 G4 IAP, i5-1235U
Processor: Intel Alder Lake-M i5-1235U
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 810 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Reviews

[REVIEW] Lenovo ThinkBook 14 Gen 4 - Is Lenovo going overboard with the comfort
Source: Laptop Media English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2023
Lenovo ThinkBook 14 Gen 4 review – business in style
Source: Laptop Media English
Lenovo ThinkBook 14 Gen 4’s IPS panel has a Full HD resolution, comfortable viewing angles, and a very good contrast ratio. The color coverage is quite limited (53% of sRGB), which makes the image look a bit dull. However, the backlight doesn’t use PWM for brightness adjustment. This results in a comfortable viewing experience at every brightness level. Unfortunately, the battery life is not good. At least with the smaller 45Wh package. We got 5 hours and 30 minutes of either Web browsing, or video playback. This is nearly a two-hour decrease compared to last year. Now, we can’t pass up the opportunity to mention the performance. It is not bad, but at the same time, could have been a lot better. With laptops like this one, you mostly rely on short-burst loads, where high clock speeds are pretty much essential. Yes, the device is chewing through every daily task you can think of, but you can never have even more speed, right? One thing that could have not even wished to be better is the port selection. You get plenty of USBs, one of which is a Thunderbolt 4 port. Add a LAN port, an HDMI connector, and an SD card reader, and you get all of the MacBook users in the office to envy you badly. Overall, what is really important in our view, is that the ThinkBook 14 Gen 4 is really comfortable to use. Its keyboard is spill-resistant and is a breeze, the display doesn’t strain your eyes excessively, and there is very little fan noise and heat coming from it. We think that it is a great addition to your workflow… provided you don’t need long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/20/2023
How to open Lenovo ThinkBook 14 Gen 4 - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/11/2023

 

Lenovo ThinkBook 14 IML G4

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkBook 14 IML G4Notebook: Lenovo ThinkBook 14 IML G4
Processor: Intel Intel Meteor Lake-U Ultra 5 125U
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics 4-Core
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixels
Weight: 1.64kg
Price: 1150 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Reviews

First Impressions: Lenovo ThinkBook 14 2-in-1 Gen 4
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Lenovo ThinkBook 14 2-in-1 Gen 4 may not catch too many eyes with its looks but its specifications and feature set points towards a machine that could be a dream for hybrid workers. The versatility of this device being a 2-in-1 and coming with a handy stylus too make it all the more interesting for productivity and creative workloads. This laptop is set to debut in May 2024, with a competitive starting price of €1,099. No word on UK and US pricing at the time of writing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2024

 

Comment

Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.

In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.

In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

AMD Vega 7: Integrated graphics adapter of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 7 CUs (= 448 shaders) and a clock speed of up to 1,600 MHz.

Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 80 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.

Intel Graphics 4-Core: Integrated graphics card based on the Xe LPG architecture (similar to the dedicated Arc GPUs, but with a focus on efficiency). Provides 4 Xe cores (64 Xe vector engines) and 4 ray tracing units.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


AMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000):

R5 5625U: Mobile six core APU with Zen 3 cores clocked at 2.3 to 4.3 GHz and a Vega graphics adapter with 7 CUs clocked at up to 1800 MHz.

Intel Alder Lake-P:

i5-1240P: A mid-range 28 W Alder Lake family CPU featuring 4 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. This SoC is designed for use in ultra-light (yet actively cooled) laptops. The i5's performance cores are Hyper-Threading-enabled for a total of 16 threads. Core i5-1240P runs at 1.2 GHz to 4.4 GHz; it has a built-in 80 EU Iris Xe GPU and supports "Essentials" tier vPro features.

Intel Alder Lake-M:

i5-1235U: On Alder-Lake based mobile CPU with 2 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 12 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 0.9 to 4.4 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.

Intel Intel Meteor Lake-U:

Ultra 5 125U: A lower mid-range Meteor Lake chip that debuted in December 2023. This 1st Gen Core Ultra processor has come to replace 13th generation Core processors; it has 12 cores (2 + 8 + 2) and 14 threads at its disposal. Its Performance cores, of which there are 2, run at up to 4.3 GHz while its Efficient cores, of which there are 10 (8 main cores plus 2 extra ones found in the Low Power Island) run at up to 3.6 GHz. The 4-core Intel Arc Graphics, just out of the oven, serves as the integrated graphics adapter - this runs at up to 1.85 GHz - and there is a bevy of other brand-new technologies on offer as well including the integrated AI Boost NPU with two Gen 3 engines for hardware AI workload acceleration. This laptop processor's Base power consumption is 15 W, with 57 W being its maximum Intel-recommended Turbo power consumption.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.00:

14 inch display size represents a middle ground between the small subnotebook formats and the screens of the standard 15 inch laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, provides good resolutions with usable detail sizes, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact. 

In the past, 14-inch devices were very rare, but now they are the standard for laptops after the 15-inchers. 

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


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84.6%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2023-05- 1 (Update: 2023-05- 1)