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Lenovo ThinkBook 15 G2: Affordable office laptop with Tiger Lake CPU

Offers a good performance but only a short battery life: The Lenovo ThinkBook 15 G2
Offers a good performance but only a short battery life: The Lenovo ThinkBook 15 G2
Lenovo offers numerous laptops that are suitable for office operation. With the second generation of the ThinkBook 15, there is now also an affordable Tiger Lake laptop.
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With the upgrade to Intel's Tiger Lake CPUs, Lenovo brings the second generation of the ThinkBook 15 up to the current technology. While the design remained unchanged, the connection equipment was slightly adjusted.

While in the predecessor model, you could still hide a small USB dongle, such as a transmitter for a wireless keyboard, behind a cover, there is now a Thunderbolt 4 port instead. The insides have also changed and now offer a space for a second SSD.

In addition, Lenovo offers the ThinkBook 15 Gen2 with two different battery capacities. The 45-Wh model was unable to achieve a good battery life in our test and had to be connected back to the charger after about 5.5 hours. The second option offers a 60-Wh battery that is supposed to last for up to 8 hours away from the charger according to Lenovo.

While the predecessor was able to last for one hour longer here, the second generation of the ThinkBook 15 scores in the system performance. The Intel Core i5-1135G7 used in our test unit is also able to maintain its performance over a longer time period at the level of a AMD Ryzen 5 4500U.

Even though the internal Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 graphics unit should be able to benefit from the dual-channel configuration of the working memory used here, the GPU performance turns out slightly below average. However, compared to the Intel UHD Graphics 620 of the predecessor, a significant performance increase was noticeable. 

You can find out about the details of other changed values in our review of the Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen2.

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Mike Wobker
Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Senior Tech Writer - 390 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I carried out my first IT experiments with a 386-based system and a whole 4 MB RAM. This was followed by work on various PCs and laptops that I maintained and repaired for friends and acquaintances. After training to become a Telecommunications Systems Technician and gaining a few years of experience, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Currently, I pursue my fascination for IT, technology, and mobile devices by writing reviews and articles for Notebookcheck. I have also worked for Gamestar, Netzwelt, and Golem, among others.
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Mark Riege
Translator: Mark Riege - Translator - 212 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018
Having worked as a programmer for 20 years (medical devices, AI, data management systems), I've been following the computer scene for many years and especially enjoy finding out about new technology advances. Originally from Germany but living in the US, I've been working as a translator more recently, with Notebookcheck allowing me to combine my interest in new devices and translation. Other interests include Buddhism, spending time in Tibetan monasteries, and translating ancient Tibetan texts.
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Mike Wobker, 2021-04-23 (Update: 2021-04-21)