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Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2: Testing the creator laptop with RTX and 4K

Weaknesses in the detail. With the second generation of its multimedia laptop, Lenovo addresses some complaints about the predecessor. The ThinkBook 15p G2 shows some improvements and offers almost everything you could ask for in terms of media creation. Thanks to an Nvidia RTX and a powerful Tiger Lake processor, there is a lot of performance. However, a few weaknesses also remain.

Lenovo's current ThinkBook 15p G2, whose predecessor we already reviewed, is able to remedy a few problems of the predecessor. For example, we finally also see Thunderbolt 4 among the connections, and the quality of video calling isn't at such a low level anymore. There is no model anymore that doesn't offer an additional graphics card, with the entry card being the slightly older Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q. In addition, you can still save significantly on the RAM, the SSD, and particularly on the display compared to the top model that we tested. However, even the smallest model still offers sufficient graphics performance for creative tasks.

With our tested Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti and Intel's i7-11800H Tiger Lake processor, the similarities to the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme are obvious. The Dell XPS 15 9510 basically offers a very similar configuration. We will see why the asking price of almost 1800 Euros (~$1984) is still set considerably lower.

We already described the case, input devices, connection equipment, and speakers in our review of the Lenovo ThinkBook 15p predecessor. The following only addresses the new changes, since the basic frame remained the same.

Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE (ThinkBook 15p Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-11800H 8 x 2.3 - 4.6 GHz, 90 W PL2 / Short Burst, 55 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake H45
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU - 4096 MB, Core: 1035 MHz, Memory: 1375 MHz, 50 W TDP
Memory
32768 MB 
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 282 PPI, LEN156UHD, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM570
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR, 1024 GB 
, 877 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake PCH-H - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headset port, Card Reader: SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20 x 359 x 248 ( = 0.79 x 14.13 x 9.76 in)
Battery
57 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: 1080p
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.917 kg ( = 67.62 oz / 4.23 pounds), Power Supply: 504 g ( = 17.78 oz / 1.11 pounds)
Price
1770 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85.6 %
03/2022
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
1.9 kg20 mm15.60"3840x2160
86.4 %
03/2021
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
2 kg19.9 mm15.60"3840x2160
82.6 %
11/2021
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
i7-11800H, UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
2 kg19 mm16.00"3072x1920
86.7 %
11/2021
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.2 kg15.9 mm16.00"2560x1600
85.6 %
11/2021
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
R5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
1.7 kg19.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
81.7 %
11/2021
Gigabyte G5 GD
i5-11400H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
2.1 kg31.6 mm15.60"1920x1080
88.4 %
08/2021
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
1.9 kg18 mm15.60"3456x2160
87 %
09/2021
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2 kg19.5 mm16.00"2560x1600

Case - A creator laptop with a beautiful lid

When Lenovo speaks about an aluminum case, they mean the display lid. The bottom of the case and the keyboard frame, although showing a high-quality workmanship, are made of plastic. This combination of materials might explain the very noticeable creaking noise that can be heard when lifting or opening the laptop. Fortunately, the case surface doesn't get pushed down noticeably while typing.

The opening angle is 175°, so that the display doesn't touch the ground.
The keys have a natural illumination.
We measure 7 mm (~0.3 in) bezels on the display sides.

Size Comparison

361 mm / 14.2 inch 258 mm / 10.2 inch 31.6 mm / 1.244 inch 2.1 kg4.6 lbs359.8 mm / 14.2 inch 235.3 mm / 9.26 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.7 kg3.69 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 1.9 kg4.23 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 249.5 mm / 9.82 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2 kg4.32 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 256 mm / 10.1 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 2.2 kg4.85 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 247 mm / 9.72 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 2 kg4.43 lbs345 mm / 13.6 inch 230 mm / 9.06 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.9 kg4.27 lbs

Equipment - TB4 finally in the Lenovo ThinkBook

While the selection of connections could be more numerous, it is still versatile. The LAN port and finally also Thunderbolt 4 stand out as positive examples. The latter also supports two external 4K monitors, for example, and you could connect a third monitor via HDMI. However, the entry-level model among the multimedia laptops lacks a docking port.

Left: power port, LAN port, HDMI 2.0, USB-A (10 Gbit/s), Thunderbolt 4, headset jack
Left: power port, LAN port, HDMI 2.0, USB-A (10 Gbit/s), Thunderbolt 4, headset jack
Right: SD card slot, USB-A (5 Gbit/s), Kensington Lock
Right: SD card slot, USB-A (5 Gbit/s), Kensington Lock

SD Card Reader


SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
225.8 MB/s ∼100% +1022%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro V60)
224 MB/s ∼99% +1013%
Average of class Multimedia
  (19 - 226, n=58, last 2 years)
83.7 MB/s ∼37% +316%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
82 MB/s ∼36% +307%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H (AV Pro V60)
36.8 MB/s ∼16% +83%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H (AV Pro V60)
25.6 MB/s ∼11% +27%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro V60)
20.13 MB/s ∼9%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
19.8 MB/s ∼9% -2%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro V60)
202.8 MB/s ∼100% +656%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
185.6 MB/s ∼92% +592%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
91 MB/s ∼45% +239%
Average of class Multimedia
  (23.2 - 217, n=56, last 2 years)
90 MB/s ∼44% +235%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H (AV Pro V60)
38.1 MB/s ∼19% +42%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H (AV Pro V60)
29.9 MB/s ∼15% +11%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
26.9 MB/s ∼13% 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H (AV Pro V60)
26.84 MB/s ∼13%

Communication

Like its predecessor, the WLAN module places very high on top, and the ThinkBook 15p G2 is able surpass particularly the average of the multimedia class by almost 50%. Assuming you have the corresponding router placed not too far away, you can also wirelessly transfer huge amounts of data quickly.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1460 (1347min - 1521max) MBit/s ∼100% +3%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1416 (1315min - 1519max) MBit/s ∼97%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1406 (718min - 1482max) MBit/s ∼96% -1%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1368 (669min - 1440max) MBit/s ∼94% -3%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1262 (671min - 1380max) MBit/s ∼86% -11%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
1163 (551min - 1300max) MBit/s ∼80% -18%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=322)
1162 MBit/s ∼80% -18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (277 - 1497, n=73, last 2 years)
1058 MBit/s ∼72% -25%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
MediaTek MT7921
704 (365min - 738max) MBit/s ∼48% -50%
iperf3 receive AX12
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1657 (1357min - 1733max) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1426 (1217min - 1587max) MBit/s ∼86% -14%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1343 (677min - 1395max) MBit/s ∼81% -19%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1319 (1015min - 1489max) MBit/s ∼80% -20%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (136 - 1743, n=322)
1261 MBit/s ∼76% -24%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1254 (1008min - 1502max) MBit/s ∼76% -24%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW)
1203 (1011min - 1314max) MBit/s ∼73% -27%
Average of class Multimedia
  (137 - 1684, n=73, last 2 years)
1160 MBit/s ∼70% -30%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
MediaTek MT7921
569 (538min - 599max) MBit/s ∼34% -66%
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Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1657 (1357-1733)
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1253 (1008-1502)
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1416 (1315-1519)
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1240 (671-1380)

Webcam

The mechanical cover requires some fiddling.
The mechanical cover requires some fiddling.

The resolution of the webcam was increased. Now at 2 MP, which is the Full HD resolution, this results in an image quality particularly for video calls that can be compared at least to simple tablets. For many laptops, even those of a high quality, this is often not the case.

The clarity in weak light conditions continues to be convincing. On the other hand, the color accuracy turns out very bad and the color distortions are clearly visible.

ColorChecker
41.2 ∆E
28.2 ∆E
38.5 ∆E
41 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
29.1 ∆E
38.1 ∆E
42.1 ∆E
34 ∆E
40.8 ∆E
25.9 ∆E
25.8 ∆E
37.7 ∆E
28.1 ∆E
26.9 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
28 ∆E
33.5 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
27 ∆E
29 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE: 29.11 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 42.11 ∆E

Maintenance

Lenovo doesn't really make it easy to remove the bottom cover. Even though all ten screws are freely accessible, the cover is tightly attached to the case by a multitude of plastic clamps. It is very likely that a few of them break if you try to pry them open. While you should basically be able to open the case and close it back up without causing any visible damage, you might need some suitable prying tools, like you can find in some tool sets for precision mechanics, for example.

Looking inside, you can see an easily accessible and therefore easily cleanable double fan for CPU and GPU. The working memory modules can be replaced. A completely free slot for an additional NVMe SSD is also noticeable, allowing you to quickly equip the ThinkBook 15p G2 with more storage. In addition, you can also replace the WLAN model, and the battery is only held in place by two screws.

Not easy to open but then easy to maintain
Not easy to open but then easy to maintain
Two full RAM slots
Two full RAM slots
Space for a second SSD and the WLAN module can be replaced
Space for a second SSD and the WLAN module can be replaced

Display - Center piece of the multimedia laptop

No noticeable screen bleeding
No noticeable screen bleeding

In the ThinkBook 15p G2, a different panel is used than in the first generation. In our measurements, this achieves on average 100 cd/m² less brightness than the older model, and this is also 100 cd/m² less than specified (with Lenovo specifying a maximum value). At 73%, the brightness distribution is also missing the value of the predecessor or other comparable laptops by far. Unfortunately, the display still keeps the 16:9 format. While this might be optimal for video streaming and more, if you want to do some serious work with the ThinkBook, 16:10 or even 3:2 would be a better format. We could mention the example of the Lenovo ThinkBook 16p, which offers this additional screen real estate.

Nonetheless, an average brightness of 500 cd/m² and a 4K resolution in barely 15.6 inches are hard to beat. At the same time, it is almost impossible to work with Windows without increasing the text and symbol size to at least 175% or even better, to 200%. It is also basically impossible to distinguish a recording in Full HD from one in 4K from a viewing distance of 30 cm (~1 ft).

So those who don't want to use it for at least semi-professional image processing will probably be better served with the Full HD display with 300 cd/m² that is also available.

538
cd/m²
564
cd/m²
511
cd/m²
480
cd/m²
542
cd/m²
446
cd/m²
459
cd/m²
514
cd/m²
411
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LEN156UHD
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 564 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 496.1 cd/m² Minimum: 11.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 73 %
Center on Battery: 542 cd/m²
Contrast: 1748:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.7 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4, calibrated: 1.1
ΔE Greyscale 4.4 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
100% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
90.2% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.38
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
LEN156UHD, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.60
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
CSOT T3 MNF601EA-1, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.60
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
AUO B160QAN02.P, IPS True Pixel, 2560x1600, 16.00
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
ATNA56YX03-0, AMOLED, 1920x1080, 15.60
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
SDC414D, OLED, 3456x2160, 15.60
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
Lenovo LEN8A95 (AUO B160QAN02.M), IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Display
-2%
2%
2%
3%
-13%
Display P3 Coverage
90.2
87.4
-3%
100
11%
99.9
11%
99.9
11%
76.4
-15%
sRGB Coverage
100
99.6
0%
100
0%
99.9
0%
100
0%
100
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
100
96.9
-3%
96
-4%
95.8
-4%
98.1
-2%
77.4
-23%
Response Times
24%
79%
93%
93%
47%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
66 ?(35, 31)
44.8 ?(21.2, 23.6)
32%
14 ?(8, 6)
79%
3.2 ?(1.6, 1.6)
95%
3.6 ?(2, 1.6)
95%
36
45%
Response Time Black / White *
32 ?(15, 17)
26.8 ?(12.8, 14)
16%
7 ?(3, 4)
78%
3.2 ?(1.6, 1.6)
90%
2.8 ?(1.2, 1.6)
91%
16.4
49%
PWM Frequency
60.2 ?(60)
59.5 ?(99)
Screen
24%
-17%
9%
35%
3%
Brightness middle
542
599
11%
375
-31%
396
-27%
362
-33%
439
-19%
Brightness
496
599
21%
348
-30%
397
-20%
367
-26%
397
-20%
Brightness Distribution
73
91
25%
89
22%
99
36%
97
33%
83
14%
Black Level *
0.31
0.37
-19%
0.41
-32%
0.06
81%
0.44
-42%
Contrast
1748
1619
-7%
915
-48%
6033
245%
998
-43%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.7
1.4
62%
2.59
30%
2
46%
2.1
43%
1.68
55%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
5.8
2.9
50%
7.08
-22%
4.8
17%
4.1
29%
2.36
59%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1.1
2.18
-98%
1.8
-64%
2.5
-127%
1.57
-43%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
4.4
2.2
50%
1.88
57%
1
77%
1.4
68%
1.64
63%
Gamma
2.38 92%
2.14 103%
2.37 93%
2.17 101%
2.18 101%
2.39 92%
CCT
7116 91%
6842 95%
6470 100%
6608 98%
6608 98%
6616 98%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
83.6
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.5
Total Average (Program / Settings)
15% / 18%
21% / 1%
35% / 21%
44% / 36%
12% / 6%

* ... smaller is better

Despite the calibration in the state of delivery, our measured color deviation is slightly too high and could be noticeable by a trained eye. This is even more the case since the ThinkBook with the bright 4K display is also targeted toward professional users.

However, after our evaluation with the CalMAN software and measurements via X-Rite i1 Pro 2 spectral photometer, we were able to remedy the color deviation almost completely via calibration. The display is now able to reproduce colors very accurately. You can download the corresponding ICC profile from the link in the field with the display values above.

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Saturation
CalMAN: Saturation
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation (calibrated)

In terms of the color space, Lenovo doesn't promise too much by any means. The advertised 100% coverage of the AdobeRGB color space corresponds to the truth, allowing you to optimally perform processing and corrections of image material. Thanks to these values and the fact that there are no measurable deviations in the calibrated state, the display is also suited for professional users.

The panel is able to reproduce the minimally larger DCI-P3 color space with the larger red portion to almost 90%. While this small difference wouldn't really be visible, a better value would be more advantageous for processing of HDR content.

sRGB: 100%
sRGB: 100%
AdobeRGB: 100%
AdobeRGB: 100%
DCI-P3: 90.2%
DCI-P3: 90.2%

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
32 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15 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. » 81 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
66 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 35 ms rise
↘ 31 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 98 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (36.8 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: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21792 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Thanks to the high maximum brightness, all the contents also remain recognizable in particularly bright surroundings, and this is also the case in shady places outdoors anyways.

While a brightness sensor would have been nice, this is probably wishful thinking in this price class. We noticed particularly toward the evening, that the brightness, which is usually just right, would be reduced too late manually, since it often remains adjusted too high at the desk.

The colors remain easily recognizable even against the sun.
The colors remain easily recognizable even against the sun.
The matte display stays readable even in direct sunlight.
The matte display stays readable even in direct sunlight.
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

As usual for an IPS panel, the colors and brightness are not affected by a steep viewing angle.

Performance - Full speed ahead for the i7 in the ThinkBook

With the i7-11800H, a processor is used that you can otherwise find mostly in gaming laptops. In addition, with 32 GB of RAM (of course in dual-channel mode) and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, there are powerful components that create high expectations. The graphics card is designed more for media content creation and processing than playing current games. This is even more the case for the two other optional graphics cards that have even slightly lower performance values. However, it is still possible to use them for gaming, even if the display isn't really suitable for this.

The "Fn + Q" shortcut gives access to three performance presets that allow you to adjust the processor directly to various situations, particularly in terms of the noise and heat development:

 Maximum
Cooler working
 Saving mode
Battery operation
PL2 (2.4 ms)
90 W
85 W
60 W
20 W
 PL1 (56 s)
55 W
50 W
35 W
20 W


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HWiNFO64
CPU-Z main page
CPU-Z main page
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Mainboard
TechPowerUp GPU-Z
TechPowerUp GPU-Z

Processor

The Intel i7-11800H Tiger Lake processor in the ThinkBook 15p G2 is distinguished particularly by its high power consumption. A maximum of 90 watts is a lot for a multimedia laptop comparatively, resulting in the Lenovo laptop placing 10% above the average in the performance rating, for example. Only in thicker gaming laptops with powerful cooling, the same i7 is provided with even more power.

Under constant load, the power consumption first drops to 50 watts and then finally to 35 watts. If the CPU temperature allows for it, it can also be increased again. We can easily see the drop of the power consumption in the constant load test from Cinebench. After the first runs, the result drops significantly. At a later point, there is an additional drop, but only by a few percentage points.

Overall, the CPU should be able to handle most tasks up to complex computations, video rendering, and demanding multitasking. Its performance profile is well adjusted to the relatively slim case and even ventilation.

Cinebench R15 Multi Constant Load Test

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Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1643 (1561.65-1903.31)
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1076 (995.5-1208.39)
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209 Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1830 (1801.96-1933.39)
Gigabyte G5 GD Intel Core i5-11400H: Ø1336 (1316.18-1504.04)
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED Intel Core i7-11800H; Ultra Performance: Ø1663 (1589.38-2024.19)
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1625 (1566.05-2009.95)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Multi-Core Score | 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209 -3!
Intel Core i7-11800H
84.9 pt ∼85%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
 
80.6 pt ∼81%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
80.2 pt ∼80%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
77 pt ∼77%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
76.7 pt ∼77%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H
69.5 pt ∼70%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
69.3 pt ∼69%
Average of class Multimedia
 
61.7 pt ∼62%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
55.8 pt ∼56%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
12113 Points ∼100% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (6508 - 14088, n=42)
11706 Points ∼97% +2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
11525 Points ∼95%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
10752 Points ∼89% -7%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
10531 Points ∼87% -9%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
9166 Points ∼76% -20%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H
8746 Points ∼72% -24%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3121 - 18444, n=87, last 2 years)
8254 Points ∼68% -28%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
6755 Points ∼56% -41%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
1513 Points ∼100% +2%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
1498 Points ∼99% +1%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
1498 Points ∼99% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1386 - 1522, n=39)
1496 Points ∼99% +1%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
1488 Points ∼98%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H
1472 Points ∼97% -1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (819 - 1940, n=81, last 2 years)
1401 Points ∼93% -6%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
1343 Points ∼89% -10%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
1200 Points ∼79% -19%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
4826 Points ∼100% +16%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (2498 - 5408, n=44)
4469 Points ∼93% +7%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
4158 Points ∼86%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
3854 Points ∼80% -7%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
3848 Points ∼80% -7%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
3582 Points ∼74% -14%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H
3314 Points ∼69% -20%
Average of class Multimedia
  (961 - 7040, n=98, last 2 years)
2965 Points ∼61% -29%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
2567 Points ∼53% -38%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
581 Points ∼100% 0%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
580 Points ∼100% 0%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
579 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
579 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (520 - 586, n=41)
575 Points ∼99% -1%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H
569 Points ∼98% -2%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
531 Points ∼91% -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (316 - 739, n=98, last 2 years)
524 Points ∼90% -9%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
463 Points ∼80% -20%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
2024 Points ∼100% +6%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
2010 Points ∼99% +6%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
1933 (1801.96min - 1933.39max) Points ∼96% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1342 - 2173, n=44)
1910 Points ∼94% 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
1903 (1561.65min - 1903.31max) Points ∼94%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
1853 (1570.72min - 1852.54max) Points ∼92% -3%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
1522 Points ∼75% -20%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
1466 Points ∼72% -23%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
1435 Points ∼71% -25%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H
1518 Points ∼75% -20%
Average of class Multimedia
  (385 - 2894, n=111, last 2 years)
1332 Points ∼66% -30%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
1208 (1037.88min - 1160.19max) Points ∼60% -37%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
228 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
228 Points ∼100%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
227 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (201 - 231, n=40)
225 Points ∼99% -1%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
223 Points ∼98% -2%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H
218 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (119 - 279, n=94, last 2 years)
206 Points ∼90% -10%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
201 Points ∼88% -12%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
194 Points ∼85% -15%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Average of class Multimedia
  (183.3 - 1188, n=96, last 2 years)
458 Seconds * ∼100% -59%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
431 Seconds * ∼94% -50%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H
356 Seconds * ∼78% -24%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
332 Seconds * ∼72% -16%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
305.7 Seconds * ∼67% -6%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
298 Seconds * ∼65% -4%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
287.4 Seconds * ∼63%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (217 - 454, n=40)
274 Seconds * ∼60% +5%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
254.1 Seconds * ∼55% +12%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (33718 - 56758, n=40)
48378 MIPS ∼100% +4%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
46444 MIPS ∼96%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
44534 MIPS ∼92% -4%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
45965 MIPS ∼95% -1%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
43065 MIPS ∼89% -7%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
42570 MIPS ∼88% -8%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H
38332 MIPS ∼79% -17%
Average of class Multimedia
  (11122 - 72912, n=95, last 2 years)
34349 MIPS ∼71% -26%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
32554 MIPS ∼67% -30%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
5644 MIPS ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
5557 MIPS ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (5138 - 5716, n=40)
5496 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
5439 MIPS ∼96% -4%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
5427 MIPS ∼96% -4%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
5305 MIPS ∼94% -6%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H
5158 MIPS ∼91% -9%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
5120 MIPS ∼91% -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2898 - 6186, n=95, last 2 years)
5062 MIPS ∼90% -10%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
9337 Points ∼100% +5%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
9167 Points ∼98% +3%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
8905 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (4655 - 9851, n=34)
8513 Points ∼91% -4%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
8164 Points ∼87% -8%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
7929 Points ∼85% -11%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
7929 Points ∼85% -11%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
7883 Points ∼84% -11%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H
6977 Points ∼75% -22%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2427 - 14376, n=96, last 2 years)
6702 Points ∼72% -25%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
6364 Points ∼68% -29%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
6197 Points ∼66% -30%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
1599 Points ∼100%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
1575 Points ∼98% -2%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
1571 Points ∼98% -2%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
1572 Points ∼98% -2%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
1572 Points ∼98% -2%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
1571 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1429 - 1625, n=34)
1559 Points ∼97% -3%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
1540 Points ∼96% -4%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H
1521 Points ∼95% -5%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
1429 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (843 - 1887, n=96, last 2 years)
1426 Points ∼89% -11%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
1246 Points ∼78% -22%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
14.2 fps ∼100% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (7.38 - 17.4, n=40)
13.8 fps ∼97% +6%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
13 fps ∼92%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
12.4 fps ∼87% -5%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
12.1 fps ∼85% -7%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
11.5 fps ∼81% -12%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H
10.6 fps ∼75% -18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1.39 - 21, n=95, last 2 years)
9.27 fps ∼65% -29%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
8.62 fps ∼61% -34%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
56.4 s * ∼100% -31%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
53.6 s * ∼95% -24%
Average of class Multimedia
  (30.2 - 99.2, n=93, last 2 years)
52.8 s * ∼94% -22%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
47.5 s * ∼84% -10%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (38.6 - 59.9, n=39)
46.6 s * ∼83% -8%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
45.7 s * ∼81% -6%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
43.2 s * ∼77%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H
42.4 s * ∼75% +2%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.609 sec * ∼100% -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.4155 - 1.002, n=96, last 2 years)
0.597 sec * ∼98% -7%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H
0.585 sec * ∼96% -5%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.576 sec * ∼95% -3%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.567 sec * ∼93% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (0.548 - 0.615, n=40)
0.567 sec * ∼93% -2%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.561 sec * ∼92% -1%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.558 sec * ∼92%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
0.533 sec * ∼88% +4%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1903 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
203 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
228 Points
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Performance Rating
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209 -7!
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
98.6 pt ∼99%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
97.4 pt ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
 
86.2 pt ∼86%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H, UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
81.9 pt ∼82%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
77.8 pt ∼78%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
74.5 pt ∼75%
Average of class Multimedia
 
65.9 pt ∼66%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
61.1 pt ∼61%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED -9!
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
0 pt ∼0%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
15079 KRay/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (8772 - 15961, n=14)
13647 KRay/s ∼91% -9%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
10946 KRay/s ∼73% -27%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
10629 KRay/s ∼70% -30%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H, UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
10294 KRay/s ∼68% -32%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2677 - 15700, n=71, last 2 years)
8661 KRay/s ∼57% -43%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
8339 KRay/s ∼55% -45%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
68549 Points ∼100% +13%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
60737 Points ∼89%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (39404 - 65636, n=14)
57915 Points ∼84% -5%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H, UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
53755 Points ∼78% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (12762 - 98165, n=71, last 2 years)
44354 Points ∼65% -27%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
44073 Points ∼64% -27%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
43926 Points ∼64% -28%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
4204 MB/s ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (2599 - 4439, n=14)
3881 MB/s ∼92% -8%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H, UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
3481 MB/s ∼83% -17%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
2946 MB/s ∼70% -30%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
2350 MB/s ∼56% -44%
Average of class Multimedia
  (841 - 4254, n=71, last 2 years)
2205 MB/s ∼52% -48%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
2128 MB/s ∼51% -49%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H, UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
91785 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
91592 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (88481 - 91941, n=14)
91399 Points ∼100% 0%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
74015 Points ∼81% -19%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
70398 Points ∼77% -23%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
70253 Points ∼77% -23%
Average of class Multimedia
  (31314 - 107161, n=71, last 2 years)
69735 Points ∼76% -24%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
9777 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (6420 - 9792, n=14)
9214 Points ∼94% -6%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H, UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
8815 Points ∼90% -10%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
8649 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3124 - 12542, n=71, last 2 years)
7351 Points ∼75% -25%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
7214 Points ∼74% -26%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
7094 Points ∼73% -27%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
37786 Points ∼100%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
37739 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (23365 - 39464, n=14)
34728 Points ∼92% -8%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H, UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
32022 Points ∼85% -15%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
26487 Points ∼70% -30%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7417 - 54148, n=71, last 2 years)
24468 Points ∼65% -35%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
21822 Points ∼58% -42%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
131603 MB/s ∼100%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H, UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
123093 MB/s ∼94% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (74617 - 149388, n=14)
121793 MB/s ∼93% -7%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
103819 MB/s ∼79% -21%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
91509 MB/s ∼70% -30%
Average of class Multimedia
  (13739 - 147249, n=71, last 2 years)
62104 MB/s ∼47% -53%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
28046 MB/s ∼21% -79%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
816 MB/s ∼100%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
802 MB/s ∼98% -2%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H, UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
670 MB/s ∼82% -18%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
596 MB/s ∼73% -27%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
571 MB/s ∼70% -30%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
561 MB/s ∼69% -31%
Average of class Multimedia
  (228 - 1193, n=78, last 2 years)
511 MB/s ∼63% -37%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (461 - 830, n=37)
299 (461min - 830max) MB/s ∼37% -63%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
8097 KRay/s ∼100% +8%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
7530 KRay/s ∼93%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (4545 - 8717, n=15)
7396 KRay/s ∼91% -2%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H, UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
5824 KRay/s ∼72% -23%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
5764 KRay/s ∼71% -23%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
5724 KRay/s ∼71% -24%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1501 - 8371, n=72, last 2 years)
4726 KRay/s ∼58% -37%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
4511 KRay/s ∼56% -40%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
24086 MPixel/s ∼100% +8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (8034 - 45694, n=72, last 2 years)
24084 MPixel/s ∼100% +8%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
23497 MPixel/s ∼98% +5%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
22357 MPixel/s ∼93%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
21357 MPixel/s ∼89% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (11898 - 26732, n=15)
21242 MPixel/s ∼88% -5%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H, UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
16174 MPixel/s ∼67% -28%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
16014 MPixel/s ∼66% -28%

System Performance

There are no noticeable differences in the comparison to the direct competitors. We can only see that the ThinkBook is able to clearly surpass the average of multimedia laptops, which can be quickly explained by the good processor. The differences to the MSI Creator Z16 or the Dell XPS 15 9510 lie within a range of a few percentage points, so they are basically even.

We are not very surprised about its good results in the digital content creation area, since the ThinkBook is designed exactly for that. However, the difference to the ThinkBook 15p Gen1, which of course also uses older hardware, turns out very large at a 60% advantage.

PCMark 10 / Score
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
  (6019 - 6556, n=5)
6355 Points ∼100% +3%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
6196 Points ∼97%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
6156 Points ∼97% -1%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
6019 Points ∼95% -3%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
5905 Points ∼93% -5%
Gigabyte G5 GD
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-11400H, ESR512GTLG-E6GBTNB4
5895 Points ∼93% -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3580 - 8083, n=80, last 2 years)
5443 Points ∼86% -12%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H), i7-11800H, OM3PDP3-AD NVMe KDI 512GB
5067 Points ∼80% -18%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
4980 Points ∼78% -20%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
  (9490 - 10846, n=5)
10071 Points ∼100% +5%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
9987 Points ∼99% +4%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H), i7-11800H, OM3PDP3-AD NVMe KDI 512GB
9847 Points ∼98% +2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9625 Points ∼96%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
9490 Points ∼94% -1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7715 - 11019, n=80, last 2 years)
9490 Points ∼94% -1%
Gigabyte G5 GD
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-11400H, ESR512GTLG-E6GBTNB4
9155 Points ∼91% -5%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
9063 Points ∼90% -6%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
8764 Points ∼87% -9%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
8627 Points ∼100% +6%
Gigabyte G5 GD
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-11400H, ESR512GTLG-E6GBTNB4
8506 Points ∼99% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
  (8176 - 8723, n=5)
8466 Points ∼98% +4%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
8344 Points ∼97% +2%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
8200 Points ∼95% 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8176 Points ∼95%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5462 - 11186, n=80, last 2 years)
7797 Points ∼90% -5%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
7404 Points ∼86% -9%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H), i7-11800H, OM3PDP3-AD NVMe KDI 512GB
6562 Points ∼76% -20%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
8520 Points ∼100% +4%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
8203 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
  (7475 - 8577, n=5)
8175 Points ∼96% 0%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
7475 Points ∼88% -9%
Gigabyte G5 GD
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-11400H, ESR512GTLG-E6GBTNB4
7140 Points ∼84% -13%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
6486 Points ∼76% -21%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2679 - 11777, n=80, last 2 years)
6053 Points ∼71% -26%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H), i7-11800H, OM3PDP3-AD NVMe KDI 512GB
5464 Points ∼64% -33%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
5167 Points ∼61% -37%
PCMark 10 Score
6196 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
44329 MB/s ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
43793 MB/s ∼99%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
42242 MB/s ∼95% -4%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H, UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
41970 MB/s ∼95% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (24508 - 48016, n=15)
41657 MB/s ∼94% -5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (20927 - 67871, n=72, last 2 years)
40982 MB/s ∼92% -6%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
38540 MB/s ∼87% -12%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
34878 MB/s ∼79% -20%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
49631 MB/s ∼100%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
47897 MB/s ∼97% -3%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H, UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
45878 MB/s ∼92% -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (22183 - 67758, n=71, last 2 years)
44704 MB/s ∼90% -10%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
44470 MB/s ∼90% -10%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (25882 - 50365, n=14)
44332 MB/s ∼89% -11%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
40153 MB/s ∼81% -19%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
45832 MB/s ∼100% +3%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
44293 MB/s ∼97%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H, UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
44137 MB/s ∼96% 0%
Average of class Multimedia
  (21133 - 66728, n=71, last 2 years)
43734 MB/s ∼95% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (22240 - 46214, n=14)
41576 MB/s ∼91% -6%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
39121 MB/s ∼85% -12%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
36270 MB/s ∼79% -18%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
Intel Core i7-11800H, UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
96.7 ns * ∼100% -24%
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
95.6 ns * ∼99% -22%
Gigabyte G5 GD
Intel Core i5-11400H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
94.5 ns * ∼98% -21%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
78.1 ns * ∼81%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0 - 119, n=78, last 2 years)
75.4 ns * ∼78% +3%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
75.2 ns * ∼78% +4%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
57.3 ns * ∼59% +27%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (71.9 - 97.5, n=38)
35.4 (71.9min - 97.5max) ns * ∼37% +55%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
0 ns * ∼0% +100%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latencies

The measured latencies are within the range of comparable laptops. While less than 0.8 ms are very little, it could already present some difficulties for real-time audio applications. A look at the 4K YouTube video reproduction shows a similar result, and 11 dropped frames aren't bad. However, you should also be able to expect no frame drops at all from a multimedia laptop with current hardware.

4K streaming on YouTube
4K streaming on YouTube
LatencyMon Main
LatencyMon Main
LatencyMon Drivers
LatencyMon Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
2684 μs * ∼100% -246%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
1914 μs * ∼71% -147%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
776 μs * ∼29% -0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
776 μs * ∼29%
Gigabyte G5 GD
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-11400H, ESR512GTLG-E6GBTNB4
470.7 μs * ∼18% +39%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, R5 5600H, SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
447.7 μs * ∼17% +42%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

Not only does Lenovo change from Western Digital to Samsung but also from PCIe 3.0 to PCIe 4.0. The measured performance values also correspond approximately to the average values of the Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR, which can be found right on top of our list of best SSDs.

This means that the installed SSD shouldn't become a bottleneck at any time. Particularly to the first generation of the ThinkBook 15p, the difference is very significant. In addition, a storage space of 1 TB is sufficiently large, and you could also install a second SSD. With this, there should be sufficient space particularly for video processing even without using a NAS or external hard drive.

Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
Sequential Read: 4910MB/s
Sequential Write: 2743MB/s
4K Read: 55.1MB/s
4K Write: 203.6MB/s
4K-64 Read: 1995MB/s
4K-64 Write: 1918MB/s
Access Time Read: 0.061ms
Access Time Write: 0.021ms
Score Read: 2541Points
Score Write: 2396Points
Score Total: 6127Points
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F
OM3PDP3-AD NVMe KDI 512GB
MSI Creator Z16 A11UET-209
Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
SK Hynix HFM512GD3JX013N
Gigabyte G5 GD
ESR512GTLG-E6GBTNB4
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
 
Average of class Multimedia
 
Drive Performance Rating
Percent
86.5
57.7
-33%
38.9
-55%
68.7
-21%
65.9
-24%
63.1
-27%
35
-60%
89.6
4%
49.7
-43%
DiskSpd
-46%
-64%
-38%
-43%
-32%
-62%
-12%
-52%
seq read
4480
2107
-53%
1717
-62%
2561
-43%

2503
-44%

2052
-54%
2913
-35%
1877
-58%
3965 ?(2514 - 5544, n=24)
-11%
2077 ?(816 - 4480, n=83, last 2 years)
-54%
seq write
4304
2478
-42%
1159
-73%
2432
-43%

2421
-44%

2885
-33%
2534
-41%
2094
-51%
3913 ?(2436 - 7667, n=24)
-9%
2123 ?(240 - 4457, n=83, last 2 years)
-51%
seq q8 t1 read
6624
3412
-48%
4999
-25%

4977
-25%

3601
-46%
5005
-24%
3224
-51%
6584 ?(3421 - 12143, n=24)
-1%
3385 ?(970 - 7028, n=82, last 2 years)
-49%
seq q8 t1 write
4965
3106
-37%
1201
-76%
2425
-51%

2422
-51%

2980
-40%
2543
-49%
2869
-42%
5014 ?(2877 - 10203, n=24)
1%
2596 ?(241 - 5089, n=83, last 2 years)
-48%
4k q1 t1 read
93.8
41.2
-56%
52.2
-44%
59.5
-37%

59
-37%

58.1
-38%
62
-34%
29
-69%
81 ?(55.7 - 97.4, n=24)
-14%
52.4 ?(27 - 113, n=83, last 2 years)
-44%
4k q1 t1 write
251
120
-52%
190
-24%
226
-10%

226
-10%

123
-51%
274
9%
112
-55%
212 ?(149.4 - 274, n=24)
-16%
158.5 ?(64.7 - 373, n=83, last 2 years)
-37%
4k q32 t16 read
4178
2250
-46%
710
-83%
1649
-61%

1648
-61%

2227
-47%
1727
-59%
720
-83%
3259 ?(920 - 4185, n=24)
-22%
1307 ?(271 - 4178, n=83, last 2 years)
-69%
4k q32 t16 write
3402
2259
-34%
466
-86%
2426
-29%

2426
-29%

2331
-31%
2539
-25%
422
-88%
2486 ?(373 - 3559, n=24)
-27%
1170 ?(163 - 3612, n=83, last 2 years)
-66%
AS SSD
-23%
-48%
-3%
-7%
-21%
-92%
16%
-57%
Score Total
6127
5095
-17%
2510
-59%
6101
0%
5913
-3%
3660
-40%
2160
-65%
7682 ?(4873 - 9147, n=23)
25%
4038 ?(1284 - 9380, n=79, last 2 years)
-34%
Score Read
2541
1822
-28%
1074
-58%
2347
-8%
2252
-11%
1675
-34%
545
-79%
2880 ?(1688 - 3439, n=23)
13%
1497 ?(515 - 3634, n=79, last 2 years)
-41%
Score Write
2396
2369
-1%
939
-61%
2650
11%
2524
5%
1195
-50%
1319
-45%
3398 ?(1230 - 4043, n=23)
42%
1813 ?(283 - 3991, n=79, last 2 years)
-24%
Seq Read
4910
2852
-42%
2143
-56%
3641
-26%
3142
-36%
4145
-16%
1362
-72%
4871 ?(2834 - 5588, n=23)
-1%
2689 ?(1005 - 5588, n=79, last 2 years)
-45%
Seq Write
2743
2344
-15%
840
-69%
1557
-43%
2806
2%
2397
-13%
1440
-48%
3404 ?(1625 - 4180, n=23)
24%
1774 ?(199.8 - 4218, n=79, last 2 years)
-35%
4K Read
55.1
37.3
-32%
50.2
-9%
69.3
26%
54.4
-1%
80.8
47%
38.43
-30%
74.7 ?(50.6 - 88.1, n=23)
36%
51.7 ?(27.3 - 109.4, n=79, last 2 years)
-6%
4K Write
203.6
79.6
-61%
220.9
8%
226
11%
125
-39%
255.9
26%
121.4
-40%
190.5 ?(148.7 - 240, n=23)
-6%
152.2 ?(61 - 322, n=79, last 2 years)
-25%
4K-64 Read
1995
1500
-25%
810
-59%
1913
-4%
1884
-6%
1179
-41%
370.5
-81%
2318 ?(1175 - 2827, n=23)
16%
1176 ?(290 - 2966, n=79, last 2 years)
-41%
4K-64 Write
1918
2055
7%
634
-67%
2268
18%
2118
10%
700
-64%
1054
-45%
2867 ?(808 - 3451, n=23)
49%
1484 ?(152.6 - 3342, n=79, last 2 years)
-23%
Access Time Read *
0.061
0.053
13%
0.118
-93%
0.082
-34%
0.032
48%
0.109
-79%
0.042
31%
0.0387 ?(0.02 - 0.08, n=23)
37%
0.06532 ?(0.023 - 0.15, n=77, last 2 years)
-7%
Access Time Write *
0.021
0.033
-57%
0.022
-5%
0.017
19%
0.031
-48%
0.015
29%
0.135
-543%
0.03226 ?(0.018 - 0.085, n=23)
-54%
0.09387 ?(0.012 - 0.679, n=79, last 2 years)
-347%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-34% / -33%
-56% / -54%
-21% / -23%
-25% / -22%
-27% / -26%
-71% / -79%
3% / 4%
-51% / -54%

* ... smaller is better

Constant Performance Reading: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics Card

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with 4 GB of video storage is designed especially for multimedia laptops such as the ThinkBook. While it doesn't reach the highest performance in 3D applications, it is clearly superior to integrated graphics units in most aspects. It uses these capabilities in video rendering or image processing, for example.

When the demands on the graphics remain minimal, the 3050 Ti won't be used, and the necessary computing operations are then handled by the integrated Intel UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs.

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3DMark Performance Rating - Percent
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
100 pt ∼100%
Gigabyte G5 GD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-11400H
84.2 pt ∼84%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
 
77.3 pt ∼77%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
70.8 pt ∼71%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
66.1 pt ∼66%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
64.5 pt ∼65%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
55.8 pt ∼56%
Average of class Multimedia
 
49.4 pt ∼49%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610-MHJ8F -1!
Intel UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H), Intel Core i7-11800H
13.1 pt ∼13%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
22875 Points ∼100% +31%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
  (13213 - 20905, n=18)
17914 Points ∼78% +2%
Gigabyte G5 GD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i5-11400H
17909 Points ∼78% +2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p G2 ITH 21B1000YGE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
17522 Points ∼77%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
15387 Points ∼67% -12%
Asus VivoBook 15 Pro M3500QC-L1062
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
13643 Points ∼60% -22%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
13343 Points ∼58% -24%