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Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL Review: Quiet, cool, enduring 2-in-1 device

Business convertible. The ThinkBook 14s Yoga doesn't attract attention by setting performance records but rather with its good ergonomics. The Lenovo engineers have focused on low emissions, good stamina and a decent keyboard. The touchscreen display can be used both with your fingers and with the included Smart Pen.
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The ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL is a business convertible with a 14-inch screen that Lenovo has directed mainly at small and medium-sized enterprises. The device is powered by a Tiger Lake processor. As we do not currently have any other 14-inch business convertibles in our database that are comparable in terms of price, we have chosen the Dell Latitude 5310 2-in-1, the Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N and the HP Probook x360 435 G7 as our comparison devices. These are 13.3 and 13.5-inch devices.   

Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Processor
Intel Core i7-1165G7 4 x 2.8 - 4.7 GHz, 44 W PL2 / Short Burst, 20 W PL2 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Core: 400-1300 MHz, Dual Channel Mode, 27.20.100.8853
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-3200, Dual Channel Mode, one memory slot (in use), 8 GB onboard
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, Capacitive, 10 touch points, native pen support, Innolux N140HCG-EQ1, IPS, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N, 512 GB 
, 2x M.2 slots, 428 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC3287
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headset combined port, Card Reader: MicroSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Acceleration, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.9 x 320 x 216 ( = 0.67 x 12.6 x 8.5 in)
Battery
60 Wh, 3912 mAh Lithium-Ion, 15.44 V
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe (Trial), MS Office 365 (Trial), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.5 kg ( = 52.91 oz / 3.31 pounds), Power Supply: 348 g ( = 12.28 oz / 0.77 pounds)
Price
1300 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison devices

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88 %
01/2021
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.5 kg16.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
87 %
12/2020
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
i5-10310U, UHD Graphics 620
1.3 kg19.7 mm13.30"1920x1080
87 %
09/2020
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
R5 4500U, Vega 6
1.4 kg17.9 mm13.30"1920x1080
88 %
09/2020
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
i7-1065G7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.2 kg14.9 mm13.50"2256x1504

Case - Lenovo has chosen aluminum

According to Lenovo, our test unit is a limited edition. They are talking about the color of the case, which is dark blue (Abyss Blue). The standard color of the ThinkBook 14s Yoga is light gray (Mineral Gray). In both cases, the chassis is made of aluminum. As usual for business devices, Lenovo has chosen a simple, straightforward design. The battery cannot be removed and the insides are accessible by removing the bottom panel of the base unit.

The convertible has good workmanship. Its gap dimensions are good; there is no noticeable material overhang. Its stability and stiffness is satisfactory as well. The hinges keep the lid in position although it can be a bit wobbly in the classic notebook position. Opening the device with one hand is doable but requires a bit of juggling.

Not surprising: The Yoga is the heaviest device in our comparison field. The difference to its competition is low, however. The ThinkBook has similar dimensions to its competition.

Size Comparison

320 mm / 12.6 inch 216 mm / 8.5 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.5 kg3.31 lbs308.5 mm / 12.1 inch 222.9 mm / 8.78 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.4 kg3.02 lbs305.7 mm / 12 inch 207.5 mm / 8.17 inch 19.7 mm / 0.776 inch 1.3 kg2.91 lbs300 mm / 11.8 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.2 kg2.61 lbs

Connectivity - Thunderbolt 4 included

Lenovo has equipped the 14-inch convertible with two Type-A USB ports (USB 3.2 Gen 1) and two Type-C USB ports (1x Thunderbolt 4, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2). The latter two support Power Delivery and DisplayPort via USB-C. As both ports also allow the user to recharge the device, the Thunderbolt 4 connector can be kept free for other things (docking stations, external GPUs). The Yoga has a total of three video outputs (2x DP, 1x HDMI).

Right: Smart Pen, power button/fingerprint reader, SD card reader (MicroSD), USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), slot for a cable lock
Right: Smart Pen, power button/fingerprint reader, SD card reader (MicroSD), USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), slot for a cable lock
Left: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C; Power Delivery, DisplayPort), Thunderbolt 4 (Type-C; Power Delivery, DisplayPort), HDMI, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), combined audio jack
Left: USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C; Power Delivery, DisplayPort), Thunderbolt 4 (Type-C; Power Delivery, DisplayPort), HDMI, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A), combined audio jack

SDCardreader

The microSD card reader (reference card: Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64 GB) is quite fast with a transfer rate of 84.3 MB/s (transferring 250 jpg files of 5 MB each) and 89.4 MB/s (copying large blocks of data).

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
159 MB/s ∼100% +89%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
84.3 MB/s ∼53%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
75.4 MB/s ∼47% -11%
Average of class Convertible
  (7.5 - 197, n=165)
66.1 MB/s ∼42% -22%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
10 MB/s ∼6% -88%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
181 MB/s ∼100% +102%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
89.4 MB/s ∼49%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
85.4 MB/s ∼47% -4%
Average of class Convertible
  (19.2 - 246, n=159)
81.5 MB/s ∼45% -9%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
31.8 MB/s ∼18% -64%

Communication

The Wi-Fi module (Intel AX201) supports the standards 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax and offers Bluetooth 5 functionality. The results, which were obtained in ideal conditions (no other Wi-Fi devices in the vicinity, short distance between notebook and server PC), were very good. The convertible does not offer an ethernet slot, nor does it feature a 5G/LTE modem - not even as an option.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=152)
1225 MBit/s ∼100% +33%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
921 (856min - 949max) MBit/s ∼75%
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
920 (825min - 951max) MBit/s ∼75% 0%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
850 (729min - 1030max) MBit/s ∼69% -8%
Average of class Convertible
  (28.7 - 1498, n=188)
585 MBit/s ∼48% -36%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
569 (551min - 604max) MBit/s ∼46% -38%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1406 (1323min - 1649max) MBit/s ∼100%
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1405 (1381min - 1448max) MBit/s ∼100% 0%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1384 (1306min - 1419max) MBit/s ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=152)
1101 MBit/s ∼78% -22%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
843 (762min - 862max) MBit/s ∼60% -40%
Average of class Convertible
  (36.4 - 1411, n=188)
577 MBit/s ∼41% -59%
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Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø921 (856-949)
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø919 (825-951)
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø570 (551-604)
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø850 (729-1030)
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1406 (1323-1649)
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1405 (1381-1448)
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø842 (762-862)
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1384 (1306-1419)

Webcam

The webcam (0.9 MP) creates images with a maximum resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Color accuracy is not ideal with color deviation missing its mark with a Delta E value of 14 rather than the ideal of below three.  

ColorChecker
17.1 ∆E
22.6 ∆E
26.7 ∆E
44 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
28.7 ∆E
50.8 ∆E
41.4 ∆E
61.6 ∆E
52.7 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
61.4 ∆E
82 ∆E
30.1 ∆E
31.5 ∆E
33.4 ∆E
36.7 ∆E
51.3 ∆E
21.5 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
20.9 ∆E
27.2 ∆E
46.8 ∆E
35.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE: 37.23 ∆E min: 13.92 - max: 81.95 ∆E
ColorChecker
27.9 ∆E
29.9 ∆E
26.4 ∆E
26.8 ∆E
24.8 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
25.6 ∆E
27 ∆E
21.9 ∆E
20.1 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
20.1 ∆E
24.2 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
20 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6: 19.88 ∆E min: 1.73 - max: 29.91 ∆E
ColorChecker
23.8 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
25.4 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
22 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY: 15.3 ∆E min: 5.85 - max: 25.37 ∆E
ColorChecker
13.7 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
19.9 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
21 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
17 ∆E
19 ∆E
0.6 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
ColorChecker HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U: 13.13 ∆E min: 0.59 - max: 20.97 ∆E

Security

The ThinkBook has a fingerprint reader for biometric protection that doubles as the power button. The device also features a Trusted Platform module (2.0) and a slot for a Kensington lock. The webcam can be covered mechanically thanks to the ThinkShutter.

Accessories

Apart from a quick-start guide and warranty information, the device comes on its own. However, Lenovo does offer a range of accessories available for purchase, such as the various docking stations, e.g. the ThinkPad USB-C Dock ($90) or the Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Essential Dock ($170) that can expand the ThinkBook with a wide range of ports.

Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Essential Dock
Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Essential Dock
Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Essential Dock
Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Essential Dock

Maintenance

The hardware can be accessed by removing the bottom panel of the base unit. This requires loosening all the screws on the bottom of the base unit and then lifting off the cover with the help of a spatula or a similarly flat tool. This requires a certain amount of caution in order not to scratch the surface of the device. The cover sits quite tight.

Hardware ThinkBook 14s Yoga
Hardware ThinkBook 14s Yoga

Warranty

Lenovo grants the 14-inch device a one-year warranty. This can be extended to up to 5 years for an additional charge.

Input Devices - Lenovo convertible supports input pen

Keyboard

Lenovo has equipped the Yoga with a backlit Chiclet keyboard. The smooth, flat keys have a short travel and a very clear pressure point. We were very pleased by the crisp actuation force. The keyboard did not bend while typing. The two-tier backlighting can be controlled via a function key. Overall, the keyboard gave us a very good impression and can be considered one of the better models among notebook keyboards. 

Touchpad

The clickpad supports multi-touch gestures and is around 10.5 x 7 cm large. Its smooth surface lets fingers glide over it easily. The pad responds well to inputs even in the corners. It has a short travel and a clear pressure point.

Input devices ThinkBook 14s Yoga
Input devices ThinkBook 14s Yoga

Touchscreen

The touchscreen supports 10 touch points and responds quickly to inputs. We did not encounter any issues. The screen was easy to handle both with our fingers and with the included Smart Pen. The battery of the input pen is recharged as soon as you place the pen back into its slot in the base unit.

Lenovo Smart Pen
Lenovo Smart Pen

Display - ThinkBook supports Dolby Vision

The 14-inch touchscreen display has a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. While the contrast (3040:1) is very good, the display could be a bit better in terms of brightness (288.9 cd/m²). We consider values above 300 cd/m² to be good. We are pleased to confirm that the display does not have PWM flickering. The display supports the HDR version of Dolby Vision.

Pixel array
Pixel array
There is hardly any backlight bleeding
There is hardly any backlight bleeding
284
cd/m²
291
cd/m²
283
cd/m²
277
cd/m²
304
cd/m²
274
cd/m²
301
cd/m²
295
cd/m²
291
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Innolux N140HCG-EQ1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 304 cd/m² Average: 288.9 cd/m² Minimum: 2.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 308 cd/m²
Contrast: 3040:1 (Black: 0.1 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.97 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7, calibrated: 0.59
ΔE Greyscale 3.58 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
89% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 56% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.17
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Innolux N140HCG-EQ1, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
Chi Mei CMN1382, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
LGD0675, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.30
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
BOE08BC, IPS, 2256x1504, 13.50
Response Times
30%
11%
11%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
50 (22, 28)
36 (18, 18)
28%
45.6 (23.6, 22)
9%
49 (22, 27)
2%
Response Time Black / White *
35 (18, 17)
24 (14, 10)
31%
30.8 (18, 12.8)
12%
28 (16, 12)
20%
PWM Frequency
2500 (80)
208 (90)
Screen
-15%
-30%
-1%
Brightness middle
304
383
26%
354
16%
454
49%
Brightness
289
364
26%
344
19%
426
47%
Brightness Distribution
90
84
-7%
83
-8%
91
1%
Black Level *
0.1
0.34
-240%
0.16
-60%
0.33
-230%
Contrast
3040
1126
-63%
2213
-27%
1376
-55%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.97
2.24
25%
3.4
-14%
1.27
57%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
5.69
3.32
42%
5.8
-2%
2.42
57%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.59
0.72
-22%
2
-239%
0.78
-32%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.58
2.42
32%
4.5
-26%
1.07
70%
Gamma
2.17 101%
2.65 83%
2.29 96%
2.39 92%
CCT
6346 102%
6776 96%
6046 108%
6530 100%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
56
56
0%
59
5%
65
16%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
89
99
11%
90.6
2%
100
12%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
8% / -9%
-10% / -24%
5% / 1%

* ... smaller is better

Ex-works, the display has a good color display and just makes the cut for ideal color deviation with a Delta E value of 3 (up to 3 is ideal). The display does not have a blue cast. Calibrating the display improves it even further. Color deviation drops to 0.6 and grayscales are more balanced. The display does not cover the AdobeRGB (56 percent) and sRGB (89 percent) color spaces entirely.  

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color Checker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color Checker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
35 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 17 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 90 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
50 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22 ms rise
↘ 28 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 82 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9725 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The IPS panel has stable viewing angles and can be read from any position. Outdoor use is only really possible on a cloudy day or in the shade. Otherwise, the low display brightness and the reflective surface can make reading the screen difficult.

The ThinkBook outdoors (taken on overcast day)
The ThinkBook outdoors (taken on overcast day)
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - The Tiger Lake GPU remains below its potential

Lenovo's ThinkBook 14s Yoga is a 14-inch business notebook that provides sufficient computing power for office and internet applications. It is available in various configurations with prices starting from $900.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo
 
 

Testing conditions

The preinstalled Lenovo Vantage software enables users to choose between performance modes ("smart cooling", "maximum performance", "battery saving mode"). We ran all our tests in the "smart cooling" mode. Some benchmarks were additionally completed in "maximum performance" mode. The results are visible in the comparison diagrams. 

Lenovo Vantage
Lenovo Vantage

Processor

The Core i7-1165G7 quad-core processor (Tiger Lake) clocks at a base clock rate of 2.8 GHz. The turbo can increases this to 4.1 GHz (all four cores) or even 4.7 GHz (one core). It also supports hyper threading (two threads per core). 

The processor clocks at 4.1 GHz shortly during our Cinebench multi-thread tests before dropping to 1.5 - 3.5 GHz. The single-thread tests were completed at 1.7 to 4.7 GHz. The clock rates are significantly lower when running on battery.

Multi-thread (on mains)
Multi-thread (on mains)
Single-thread (on mains)
Single-thread (on mains)

To find out whether the CPU turbo is used continuously when running on mains, we ran the Cinebench R15 multi-thread test in a loop for at least 30 minutes. The high clock rate was only reached during the first minutes of the test. After that, the CPU clocked at just above the base clock rate. The "maximum performance" mode enabled continuous turbo clock rates.  

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Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø675 (658.2-790.7)
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Core i7-1165G7; Höchstleistung: Ø779 (769.28-926.08)
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6 Intel Core i5-10310U, Intel Core i5-10310U: Ø495 (485.97-504.35)
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Ryzen 5 4500U: Ø864 (856.11-890.49)
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Core i7-1065G7: Ø522 (466.8-660.43)
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø603 (589.73-747.11)
Acer SF514-55T Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø679 (635.98-959.46)
CPU clock rates during our CB15 loop
CPU clock rates during our CB15 loop
CPU clock rates during our CB15 loop (maximum performance)
CPU clock rates during our CB15 loop (maximum performance)
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
199 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
791 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
79.6 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (199 - 228, n=17)
216 Points ∼100% +9%
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
210 Points ∼97% +6%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7
210 Points ∼97% +6%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
199 Points ∼92%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
182 Points ∼84% -9%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
174 Points ∼81% -13%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
166 Points ∼77% -17%
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
Intel Core i5-10310U
166 Points ∼77% -17%
Average of class Convertible
  (19 - 213, n=350)
113 Points ∼52% -43%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1049 (803.97min - 1049.04max) Points ∼100% +33%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Höchstleistung)
926 Points ∼88% +17%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
890 (856.11min - 890.49max) Points ∼85% +13%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (606 - 1027, n=22)
846 Points ∼81% +7%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistungsmodus)
841 Points ∼80% +6%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
791 Points ∼75%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7
747 Points ∼71% -6%
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
696 (672.4min - 695.53max) Points ∼66% -12%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
546 Points ∼52% -31%
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
Intel Core i5-10310U
504 (441.25min - 504.35max) Points ∼48% -36%
Average of class Convertible
  (33 - 1049, n=362)
351 Points ∼33% -56%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Convertible
  (447 - 5811, n=54)
1286 Seconds * ∼100% -89%
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
Intel Core i5-10310U
896 Seconds * ∼70% -32%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7
692 Seconds * ∼54% -2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
681 Seconds * ∼53%
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
660 Seconds * ∼51% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (495 - 958, n=19)
611 Seconds * ∼48% +10%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistungsmodus)
607 Seconds * ∼47% +11%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Höchstleistung)
580 Seconds * ∼45% +15%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
570 Seconds * ∼44% +16%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
447 Seconds * ∼35% +34%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
31114 MIPS ∼100% +46%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
24362 MIPS ∼78% +14%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Höchstleistung)
23966 MIPS ∼77% +12%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistungsmodus)
23628 MIPS ∼76% +11%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (15556 - 27168, n=19)
23342 MIPS ∼75% +9%
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
23087 MIPS ∼74% +8%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
21320 MIPS ∼69%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7
21119 MIPS ∼68% -1%
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
Intel Core i5-10310U
16475 MIPS ∼53% -23%
Average of class Convertible
  (3541 - 31114, n=54)
16356 MIPS ∼53% -23%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5350 MIPS ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Höchstleistung)
5339 MIPS ∼100% 0%
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5326 MIPS ∼100% 0%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistungsmodus)
5255 MIPS ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (4651 - 5507, n=19)
5239 MIPS ∼98% -2%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5209 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4422 MIPS ∼83% -17%
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
Intel Core i5-10310U
4335 MIPS ∼81% -19%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4278 MIPS ∼80% -20%
Average of class Convertible
  (1307 - 5350, n=53)
4070 MIPS ∼76% -24%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Höchstleistung)
584 Points ∼100% +3%
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
583 Points ∼100% +2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
569 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (480 - 588, n=20)
556 Points ∼95% -2%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistungsmodus)
552 Points ∼95% -3%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7
548 Points ∼94% -4%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
461 Points ∼79% -19%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
448 Points ∼77% -21%
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
Intel Core i5-10310U
416 Points ∼71% -27%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
399 Points ∼68% -30%
Average of class Convertible
  (78 - 584, n=62)
384 Points ∼66% -33%
CPU (Multi Core)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
2829 Points ∼100% +65%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2219 Points ∼78% +29%
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2108 Points ∼75% +23%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Höchstleistung)
1985 Points ∼70% +16%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1285 - 2530, n=20)
1963 Points ∼69% +14%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistungsmodus)
1896 Points ∼67% +11%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1715 Points ∼61%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1452 Points ∼51% -15%
Average of class Convertible
  (200 - 2829, n=62)
1308 Points ∼46% -24%
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
Intel Core i5-10310U
1192 Points ∼42% -30%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
1158 Points ∼41% -32%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5926 Points ∼100% +20%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
5443 Points ∼92% +10%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistungsmodus)
5311 Points ∼90% +7%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5310 Points ∼90% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1821 - 5926, n=20)
5215 Points ∼88% +5%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Höchstleistung)
4990 Points ∼84% +1%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4946 Points ∼83%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4352 Points ∼73% -12%
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
Intel Core i5-10310U
3686 Points ∼62% -25%
Average of class Convertible
  (770 - 5443, n=40)
3600 Points ∼61% -27%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
2800 Points ∼47% -43%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1575 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1265 - 1595, n=20)
1537 Points ∼98% +1%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Höchstleistung)
1533 Points ∼97% +1%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1530 Points ∼97% 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1525 Points ∼97%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistungsmodus)
1523 Points ∼97% 0%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1157 Points ∼73% -24%
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
Intel Core i5-10310U
1124 Points ∼71% -26%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
1082 Points ∼69% -29%
Average of class Convertible
  (233 - 1566, n=40)
1063 Points ∼67% -30%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel Core i5-10210U
1014 Points ∼64% -34%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8.81 fps ∼100% +59%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6.93 fps ∼79% +25%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistungsmodus)
6.45 fps ∼73% +16%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Höchstleistung)
6.33 fps ∼72% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1.39 - 7.95, n=19)
6.01 fps ∼68% +8%
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.58 fps ∼63% +1%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.55 fps ∼63%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.38 fps ∼61% -3%
Average of class Convertible
  (0.58 - 8.81, n=54)
4.16 fps ∼47% -25%
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
Intel Core i5-10310U
4.09 fps ∼46% -26%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Convertible
  (46.9 - 238, n=34)
83.2 s * ∼100% -73%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
78 s * ∼94% -62%
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
Intel Core i5-10310U
64.4 s * ∼77% -34%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
57 s * ∼69% -18%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7
54.2 s * ∼65% -12%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (43.3 - 88.1, n=18)
50.8 s * ∼61% -5%
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
49.4 s * ∼59% -2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
48.2 s * ∼58%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistungsmodus)
45.5 s * ∼55% +6%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average of class Convertible
  (0.559 - 2.74, n=35)
0.913 sec * ∼100% -63%
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
Intel Core i5-10310U
0.703 sec * ∼77% -26%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
0.654 sec * ∼72% -17%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
0.611 sec * ∼67% -9%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (0.554 - 1.002, n=19)
0.601 sec * ∼66% -8%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Leistungsmodus)
0.588 sec * ∼64% -5%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.571 sec * ∼63% -2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.559 sec * ∼61%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Höchstleistung)
0.559 sec * ∼61% -0%
Acer SF514-55T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.554 sec * ∼61% +1%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The fast and smooth system caused no issues during our test period. The processor offers more than enough performance for office and internet applications. The GPU even enables the limited use of computer games. The good PCMark results confirm our impression. The RAM (DDR4-3200) of the ThinkBook 14s runs in dual channel mode. Lenovo has chosen a combination of soldered and non-soldered modules (8 GB each). This means that memory could be expanded if necessary to up to 40 GB.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4053 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated
4869 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3171 points
PCMark 10 Score
5034 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Acer SF514-55T
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
4891 Points ∼100% +1%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
4870 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
4842 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4083 - 5179, n=12)
4842 Points ∼99% 0%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
Vega 6, R5 4500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4282 Points ∼88% -12%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
3667 Points ∼75% -24%
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
3021 Points ∼62% -38%
Average of class Convertible
  (605 - 5161, n=144)
2746 Points ∼56% -43%
Productivity
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8386 Points ∼100% +25%
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
6779 Points ∼81% +1%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
Vega 6, R5 4500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
6746 Points ∼80% +1%
Acer SF514-55T
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
6745 Points ∼80% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (6560 - 6927, n=12)
6741 Points ∼80% +1%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
6683 Points ∼80%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
5763 Points ∼69% -14%
Average of class Convertible
  (1121 - 7945, n=146)
5566 Points ∼66% -17%
Essentials
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
10700 Points ∼100%
Acer SF514-55T
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
10113 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (9585 - 10700, n=12)
10067 Points ∼94% -6%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
9233 Points ∼86% -14%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
9079 Points ∼85% -15%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
Vega 6, R5 4500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
8459 Points ∼79% -21%
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
8366 Points ∼78% -22%
Average of class Convertible
  (2489 - 10700, n=146)
7418 Points ∼69% -31%
Score
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5150 Points ∼100% +2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
5034 Points ∼98%
Acer SF514-55T
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix BC511 HFM512GDJTNI
4972 Points ∼97% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (4601 - 5158, n=12)
4944 Points ∼96% -2%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
Vega 6, R5 4500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4481 Points ∼87% -11%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
4158 Points ∼81% -17%
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
3982 Points ∼77% -21%
Average of class Convertible
  (872 - 5214, n=147)
3425 Points ∼67% -32%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5600 Points ∼100%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
Vega 6, R5 4500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
5084 Points ∼91%
Average of class Convertible
  (1007 - 5366, n=265)
3825 Points ∼68%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (2435 - 3187, n=10)
2953 Points ∼53%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
2723 Points ∼49%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (3769 - 5364, n=11)
4294 Points ∼100% +6%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
4275 Points ∼100% +5%
Asus Zenbook 14 UX435EG
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
4216 Points ∼98% +4%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
4053 Points ∼94%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
Vega 6, R5 4500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3889 Points ∼91% -4%
Average of class Convertible
  (741 - 5710, n=316)
2900 Points ∼68% -28%

DPC latencies

Our standardized Latency Monitor test (surfing the web, 4K video display, Prime95 high load) did not uncover any abnormalities in terms of DPC latencies. The system seems to be suitable for video and audio processing in real time.

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
Vega 6, R5 4500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
6903.3 μs * ∼100% -975%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
676.4 μs * ∼10% -5%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
641.9 μs * ∼9%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Device

Our Lenovo test unit is equipped with a 512-GB NVMe SSD (M.2 2242) from SK Hynix. This device offers very good transfer rates. A second NVMe SSD (M.2 2280) could be added by the user.

An NVMe SSD
An NVMe SSD
with a free slot for a second NVMe SSD
with a free slot for a second NVMe SSD
SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3557 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2581 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 700.6 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 635 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2556 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2577 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 70.28 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 235.9 MB/s
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
Average SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-49%
-46%
-30%
0%
Write 4K
235.9
119.1
-50%
94.14
-60%
168.39
-29%
236
0%
Read 4K
70.28
43.41
-38%
41.01
-42%
55
-22%
70.3
0%
Write Seq
2577
1077
-58%
1465
-43%
2577
0%
Read Seq
2556
1071
-58%
1453
-43%
2556
0%
Write 4K Q32T1
635
348.5
-45%
322.6
-49%
476.09
-25%
635
0%
Read 4K Q32T1
700.6
349.4
-50%
421.8
-40%
505.84
-28%
701
0%
Write Seq Q32T1
2581
1055
-59%
1463
-43%
1491.5
-42%
2581
0%
Read Seq Q32T1
3557
2292
-36%
1751
-51%
2356.6
-34%
3557
0%
Write 4K Q8T8
930.25
Read 4K Q8T8
963.21
AS SSD
-41%
-49%
-33%
0%
Copy Game MB/s
1031.28
993.1
-4%
1031
0%
Copy Program MB/s
529.85
552.95
4%
530
0%
Copy ISO MB/s
1984.83
1573.57
-21%
1985
0%
Score Total
5234
2362
-55%
3102
-41%
2700
-48%
5234
0%
Score Write
2061
952
-54%
1256
-39%
1016
-51%
2061
0%
Score Read
2108
959
-55%
1223
-42%
1126
-47%
2108
0%
Access Time Write *
0.029
0.031
-7%
0.031
-7%
0.028
3%
0.029
-0%
Access Time Read *
0.039
0.04
-3%
0.103
-164%
0.069
-77%
0.039
-0%
4K-64 Write
1607.71
754.18
-53%
1006.83
-37%
729.12
-55%
1608
0%
4K-64 Read
1758.14
731.28
-58%
1033.19
-41%
869.14
-51%
1758
0%
4K Write
203.11
123.27
-39%
118.11
-42%
140.72
-31%
203
0%
4K Read
60.83
48.33
-21%
41.2
-32%
49.82
-18%
60.8
0%
Seq Write
2497.83
741.42
-70%
1305.76
-48%
1462
-41%
2498
0%
Seq Read
2893.29
1795.95
-38%
1490.99
-48%
2071
-28%
2893
0%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-45% / -45%
-48% / -48%
-32% / -32%
0% / 0%

* ... smaller is better

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N: Ø3548 (3131.05-3560.54)
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6 UHD Graphics 620, i5-10310U, SK hynix BC511 HFM512GDHTNI-87A0B: Ø2260 (1980.13-2287.78)
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U Vega 6, R5 4500U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G: Ø1744 (1415.37-1752.11)
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB: Ø2320 (2029.13-2329.98)

GPU Performance

Intel's integrated Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EU GPU is responsible for the graphics department. It supports DirectX 12 and reaches a clock rate of up to 1300 MHz. The GPU remains below its possibilities in the 3DMark benchmarks and also in practice (gaming).

Modern iGPUs from Intel and AMD benefit from fast RAM. The faster the RAM, the more performance you get. Therefore, these notebooks are often equipped with faster LPDDR4X-4267 RAM modules. The ThinkBook 14s is "only" equipped with slower DDR4-3200 RAM which means that the iGPU cannot reach its full potential in terms of graphics performance.  

But to be clear: The iGPU is not bad. Its benchmark results are significantly better than those of the previous GPU generation (Ice Lake). The Iris graphics core can still keep up with AMD's Vega-8 GPU of the Ryzen 4000 generation. The "maximum performance" mode does not have an impact on graphics performance. 

Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Time Spy
Time Spy
Wild Life
Wild Life
3DMark 11 Performance
6104 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
16809 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3355 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1321 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6658 Points ∼100% +10%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (5018 - 7090, n=16)
6517 Points ∼98% +8%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
6085 Points ∼91% +1%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6046 Points ∼91%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4927 Points ∼74% -19%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
4560 Points ∼68% -25%
Asus Zenbook S UX393JA
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
4222 Points ∼63% -30%
LG Gram 17 17Z90N-V.AA77G
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
3704 Points ∼56% -39%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
3660 Points ∼55% -39%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1744 Points ∼26% -71%
Average of class Convertible
  (173 - 17421, n=375)
1588 Points ∼24% -74%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1546 Points ∼100% +31%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (1089 - 1670, n=21)
1439 Points ∼93% +22%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1184 Points ∼77%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
1173 Points ∼76% -1%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
903 Points ∼58% -24%
Asus Zenbook S UX393JA
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
848 Points ∼55% -28%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
791 Points ∼51% -33%
Average of class Convertible
  (85 - 5126, n=71)
692 Points ∼45% -42%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
685 Points ∼44% -42%
LG Gram 17 17Z90N-V.AA77G
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
664 Points ∼43% -44%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
360 Points ∼23% -70%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
5384 Points ∼100% +44%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (3638 - 5848, n=20)
5059 Points ∼94% +35%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
3938 Points ∼73% +5%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
3750 Points ∼70%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
3036 Points ∼56% -19%
Asus Zenbook S UX393JA
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
2856 Points ∼53% -24%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
2504 Points ∼47% -33%
LG Gram 17 17Z90N-V.AA77G
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
2360 Points ∼44% -37%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2228 Points ∼41% -41%
Average of class Convertible
  (132 - 13158, n=283)
1286 Points ∼24% -66%
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10310U
1189 Points ∼22% -68%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1083 Points ∼20% -71%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
29671 Points ∼100% +26%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (21542 - 38040, n=13)
28625 Points ∼96% +21%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
27160 Points ∼92% +15%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
23633 Points ∼80%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
21630 Points ∼73% -8%
Asus Zenbook S UX393JA
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
16774 Points ∼57% -29%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
16629 Points ∼56% -30%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
15287 Points ∼52% -35%
LG Gram 17 17Z90N-V.AA77G
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
9199 Points ∼31% -61%
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh1153ng
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
8453 Points ∼28% -64%
Average of class Convertible
  (1023 - 38419, n=327)
7864 Points ∼27% -67%

Gaming Performance

The Lenovo convertible is not made with gaming in mind. Nonetheless, its CPU/GPU combination can display a lot of games in our database smoothly - at low resolution and quality settings, of course. Games that are only moderately demanding on hardware can be played at better conditions. Games that are based around the CPU benefit from the "maximum performance" mode.

The Witcher 3 - 1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (21.4 - 65.2, n=15)
52.5 fps ∼100% +24%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
50.9 (15min - 58max) fps ∼97% +21%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
42.2 fps ∼80%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
38.6 (37min - 43max) fps ∼74% -9%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
32.4 fps ∼62% -23%
Average of class Convertible
  (3.7 - 111, n=40)
29 fps ∼55% -31%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
24.7 (21min - 28max) fps ∼47% -41%
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
Intel Core i5-10310U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
10.6 fps ∼20% -75%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1366x768 med (1/3)
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
70.3 (61.6min) fps ∼100% +28%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
68.3 (56.7min) fps ∼97% +24%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
65.5 (44.4min) fps ∼93% +19%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (51.4 - 76.4, n=17)
63.7 fps ∼91% +16%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
59.9 (44.4min) fps ∼85% +9%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
54.9 (40.7min) fps ∼78%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs (Höchstleistung)
54.8 (41.4min) fps ∼78% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (11.9 - 102, n=58)
43.3 fps ∼62% -21%
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
Intel Core i5-10310U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
37.6 (33min) fps ∼53% -32%
X-Plane 11.11 - 1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs (Höchstleistung)
50.8 fps ∼100% +24%
HP Spectre x360 14t-ea000
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
46.6 fps ∼92% +14%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (26 - 63.5, n=18)
44.9 fps ∼88% +10%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
40.9 fps ∼81%
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TM420IA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
40.6 fps ∼80% -1%
HP ProBook x360 435 G7, Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
35.6 fps ∼70% -13%
Average of class Convertible
  (3.94 - 83.5, n=47)
27.1 fps ∼53% -34%
Dell Latitude 5310-23VP6
Intel Core i5-10310U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
8.7 fps ∼17% -79%
Far Cry 5 - 1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
  (28 - 63, n=6)
42.8 fps ∼100% +19%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs (Höchstleistungsmodus)
37 (30min - 44max) fps ∼86% +3%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs (Höchstleistungsmodus)
37 (30min - 44max) fps ∼86% +3%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
36 (31min - 44max) fps ∼84%
Average of class Convertible
  (1 - 78, n=17)
31.8 fps ∼74% -12%
Acer Spin 5 SP513-54N-79EY
Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
30 fps ∼70% -17%

In order to find out whether the refresh rates remain constant over a long period of time, we ran the game "the Witcher 3" for 60 minutes in Full-HD resolution and maximum quality settings. The character was not moved during this period. There was no loss in performance. 

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Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N: Ø11.3 (9-13)
GPU measurements during the Witcher 3 test
GPU measurements during the Witcher 3 test
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 64.7 42.2 20.9 11.7 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 78.1 54.9 36.6 34.6 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 40.9 33.3 30.2 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 36 17 16 15 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 38 13 12 10 fps
Immortals Fenyx Rising (2020) 27 17 14 fps

Emissions - ThinkBook Yoga works quietly and hardly heats up

System Noise

The ThinkBook makes very little noise across all levels of load. Either the cooling fan is turned off completely, or it runs  at low speeds. Even under load (stress test, Witcher 3 test), the fan noise was minimal. 

Noise Level

Idle
24.9 / 24.9 / 24.9 dB(A)
Load