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Lenovo ThinkBook 16p in laptop review: A crowd-pleaser if you're ready for some compromises

Multimedia, workstation, or perhaps gaming? Lenovo itself advertises the 16-inch ThinkBook as a "powerful creativity tool" and a "business laptop"; after all, the origins of the ThinkBook series lie in the office segment. However, with an RTX 3060 and a powerful Ryzen processor, the series also penetrates the gaming segment. Is the device a versatile hidden gem for gamers and creators alike?
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Users who thought the ThinkBook 15p was still a bit too old-fashioned might want to take a look at the new ThinkBook 16p now. It's 16:10 instead of 16:9, it has a high screen-to-body ratio instead of generous bezels, and it also comes with a potentially powerful graphics card as well as a strong processor. Lenovo squeezes one of the increasingly popular 16-inch displays into a 15-inch case and increases the vertical pixel count. And instead of an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, you get an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 laptop GPU and a strong AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX on top. This gives the ThinkBook an immense performance boost and propels it into the gaming segment.

The competitors of the "powerful creativity tool" (Lenovo) include gaming and multimedia laptops like the Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610 with the RTX 3050, and the Razer Blade 15 Base Model, but also dedicated gaming devices like the Alienware m15 R5 or the Schenker XMG Core 15. We also use the virtual predecessor, the Lenovo ThinkBook 15p, for comparison.

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Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 8 x 3.3 - 4.6 GHz, 65 W PL2 / Short Burst, 65 W PL1 / Sustained, Cezanne H (Zen 3)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU - 6144 MB, 75 W TDP, Geforce 461.79, Switchable Graphics
Memory
32768 MB 
, 1x 16 GB DDR4-3200 plus 1x 16 GB soldered, dual-channel
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 189 PPI, Lenovo LEN8A95 (AUO B160QAN02.M), IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00, 1024 GB 
, 870 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Raven/Renoir/VanGogh/Cezanne - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphone/mic combo, Card Reader: full SD card reader, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.5 x 354.6 x 252 ( = 0.77 x 13.96 x 9.92 in)
Battery
71 Wh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1080p
Primary Camera: 2.1 MPix with webcam privacy shutter
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, 2W x2, HARMAN-branded, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty, 1 year depot
Weight
2.045 kg ( = 72.14 oz / 4.51 pounds), Power Supply: 924 g ( = 32.59 oz / 2.04 pounds)
Price
2,414 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87 %
09/2021
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2 kg19.5 mm16.00"2560x1600
86 %
03/2021
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
2 kg19.9 mm15.60"3840x2160
87 %
08/2021
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
2 kg18.99 mm16.00"3072x1920
86 %
03/2021
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
i7-10750H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.1 kg19.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
85 %
06/2021
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
R7 5800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg22.85 mm15.60"1920x1080
85 %
03/2021
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
R7 4800H, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2 kg22.9 mm15.60"2560x1440

Case - Metal unibody with gaps

The case is not that different from that of the Lenovo ThinkBook 15p. It's almost completely made of aluminum, which makes the display and the keyboard base in particular comparatively sturdy. The silver-gray metal case is decorated by a Lenovo logo on the base unit as well as a ThinkBook logo on the lid.

The two hinges have a good grip on the display, but the laptop can still be opened easily with one hand. At least one spot at the bottom showed uneven gaps, but apart from that, the build quality appears to be at a good level, and we hardly noticed any creaking noises.

Fresh air is sucked in from the bottom, and waste heat is dissipated towards the back and sides through two ventilation slots on the left and right, respectively.

The Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610 is half a millimeter thinner than the ThinkBook, but overall very similar in terms of dimensions and weight. Otherwise, the ThinkBook's weight of 2 kg hardly differentiates it from the competition; only the Alienware is almost 500 g heavier. And despite the 16-inch display in a 16:10 aspect ratio, the ThinkBook 16p is barely bigger than the 15-inch competition, among which only some models measure a few millimeters less in depth.

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Size comparison

359.8 mm / 14.2 inch 243 mm / 9.57 inch 22.9 mm / 0.902 inch 2 kg4.45 lbs356.2 mm / 14 inch 272.5 mm / 10.7 inch 22.85 mm / 0.9 inch 2.5 kg5.42 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 249.5 mm / 9.82 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2 kg4.32 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 2.1 kg4.61 lbs355.28 mm / 14 inch 247.5 mm / 9.74 inch 18.99 mm / 0.748 inch 2 kg4.51 lbs354.6 mm / 14 inch 252 mm / 9.92 inch 19.5 mm / 0.768 inch 2 kg4.51 lbs

Connectivity - Super spartan ThinkBook 16p

We had already criticized the ThinkBook 15p's connectivity, and the 16p doesn't do any better. There is no dedicated HDMI or DisplayPort input, which means that you have to use an adapter for one of the two USB-C connections that support DisplayPort 1.4, which is not included by Lenovo. Therefore, you have to buy an adapter or hub before connecting an external monitor. Thunderbolt is also missing due to the use of the AMD platform.

Additionally, a LAN port is missing; whether the lack of a high-speed wired Internet connection is appropriate for a "high-performance creativity tool" is questionable. At least there's a full-fledged SD reader, something that's no longer a given. Overall, there are only four USB ports and one headset port, which is not much!

The USB-C ports are on the right side. Since adapters or even hubs with long cables will be used here almost unavoidably, their placement might not be ideal. The two USB-A ports are located at the back along with the power supply. We found it a bit annoying to have to reach back over the display every time we wanted to insert a simple USB-A stick. The reader and the headset port are located on the left.

Left: Headset, SD reader
Left: Headset, SD reader
Right: 2x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 incl. DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery 3.0, Kensington
Right: 2x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 incl. DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery 3.0, Kensington
Back: 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 (1x Always On), power supply
Back: 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 (1x Always On), power supply

SD card reader

SD cards can be pushed in without a locking mechanism, and about half of the card protrudes out of the slot. The card reader's speed is a step forward compared to the predecessor and now ranks within the class average. Copying 1 GB of images from our 128 GB AV PRO V60 microSD reference memory card to the desktop takes about 13 seconds.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
82 MB/s ∼100% +5%
Average of class Multimedia
  (18.1 - 224, n=62, last 2 years)
78.5 MB/s ∼96% 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
 
78.2 (78.11min - 78.35max) MB/s ∼95%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
  (AV Pro V60)
25.6 MB/s ∼31% -67%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
19.12 MB/s ∼23% -76%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
89 MB/s ∼100% +1%
Average of class Multimedia
  (23.2 - 217, n=62, last 2 years)
88.7 MB/s ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
 
87.88 MB/s ∼99%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
  (AV Pro V60)
29.9 MB/s ∼34% -66%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
25.78 MB/s ∼29% -71%

Communication

Due to the lack of a LAN adapter and port, only wireless communication options like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5 are available. The Intel AX200 WLAN module performs somewhat below average in our measurements.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1603 (1249min - 1664max) MBit/s ∼100% +147%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1510 MBit/s ∼94% +133%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1406 (718min - 1482max) MBit/s ∼88% +117%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1371 (925min - 1499max) MBit/s ∼86% +111%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (447 - 1645, n=109)
1093 MBit/s ∼68% +68%
Average of class Multimedia
  (52 - 1563, n=79, last 2 years)
981 MBit/s ∼61% +51%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
920 (480min - 988max) MBit/s ∼57% +42%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
649 (351min - 778max) MBit/s ∼40%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1520 (1485min - 1556max) MBit/s ∼100% +97%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1440 MBit/s ∼95% +87%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1426 (1217min - 1587max) MBit/s ∼94% +85%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x Wireless Network Adapter (200NGW)
1330 (711min - 1563max) MBit/s ∼88% +72%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1220 (1150min - 1286max) MBit/s ∼80% +58%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (523 - 1640, n=110)
1171 MBit/s ∼77% +52%
Average of class Multimedia
  (119 - 1548, n=79, last 2 years)
1055 MBit/s ∼69% +37%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
772 (474min - 988max) MBit/s ∼51%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø772 (474-988)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø638 (351-778)

Webcam

The separation from the background is buggy
The separation from the background is buggy

You would think that the results here are wonderful, since Lenovo has replaced the usual standard 720p camera with a Full HD model. However, the built-in module is not really a selling point because the color deviations are quite large, and the image looks grainy and washed out despite the Full HD resolution. On the other hand, it's a positive thing that there's a manual shutter, which prevents the camera from capturing unauthorized pictures.

The AI control used to separate the person from the background fails constantly.

ColorChecker
27.4 ∆E
27.8 ∆E
29 ∆E
26.7 ∆E
27 ∆E
21.8 ∆E
28.7 ∆E
29.1 ∆E
25 ∆E
22.1 ∆E
22.5 ∆E
26.5 ∆E
25.9 ∆E
27.6 ∆E
25.2 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
29.4 ∆E
1.8 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
22.3 ∆E
25.6 ∆E
21.5 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH: 23.27 ∆E min: 1.76 - max: 29.42 ∆E
ColorChecker
6.1 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
21.2 ∆E
12 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610: 11.77 ∆E min: 3.36 - max: 21.22 ∆E
ColorChecker
7.4 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
8 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
7 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
14 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060: 7.06 ∆E min: 2.43 - max: 14.45 ∆E

Security

The ThinkBook 16p has a Kensington slot, TPM 2.0, and a fingerprint sensor that is integrated into the power button.

Power button with integrated fingerprint scanner
Power button with integrated fingerprint scanner

Accessories

Lenovo doesn't include any accessories; the inclusion of a USB-C adapter for LAN and/or HDMI or DisplayPort would have been ideal.

Maintenance

Screw hidden under seal sticker
Screw hidden under seal sticker

Maintenance is difficult for users, because a factory, red seal sticker conceals one of the 8 Torx screws located on the underside. Removing it might result in a warranty void. There's no maintenance hatch to compensate for this. Furthermore, the 16 GB of RAM is soldered, while the content of the other RAM slot can be replaced.

After loosening the screws, the bottom cover still sits very firmly in place, and it has to be pried open with a suitable tool. After that, you can access the fans, the WLAN module, the RAM slot, and the SSD. However, the last two are also concealed behind protective covers that are often overlaid with plastic or metal plates. For example, there's a plastic strip on top of the SSD and a copper strip on top of that to dissipate heat. Overall, the components aren't very easy to access due to the excess of covers.

There seems to be another SSD slot ("SSD1"), but its location is obstructed or covered by some of the other plastic layers.

Without the bottom cover
Without the bottom cover
The RAM slot
The RAM slot
The copper on the SSD
The copper on the SSD
SSD1 slot with little room
SSD1 slot with little room

Warranty

Lenovo only provides a 12-month warranty. The manufacturer charges extra for an extension or on-site service within the warranty period. The numerous options are displayed in the screenshot on the right.

Input devices - No ThinkPad, but okay

Keyboard

The keyboard
The keyboard

The key layout is slightly different from the 15p. In the area of the arrow keys, the keyboard base now has a protrusion towards the bottom, so that the arrow keys are now normal sized and also better separated from the neighboring keys.

The keys are about 1.5 cm in size and rounded towards the bottom, which leaves a clutter-free impression. Apart from the usual special functions, there's a button that automatically opens the Lenovo support website.

The travel is relatively short, but still just sufficient, and the feedback is a bit soft. Nevertheless, typing is quite fast, and the typing noise is moderate.

The two-stage, white backlight is nice to have in poor ambient light. 

Touchpad

The touchpad
The touchpad

The touchpad measures about 12 x 7.5 cm and is consequently of a good size. The gliding capabilities are still very good even during slow movements, and there are only shortcomings in the outer corners.

There are no dedicated mouse buttons; the buttons integrated into the pad surface trigger reliably, and the click noises are passable.

Display - 16:10, but only 60 Hz

Grainy subpixel grid caused by the matte surface
Grainy subpixel grid caused by the matte surface
Minor backlight bleeding in the corners
Minor backlight bleeding in the corners

The IPS display is one of the highlights of the ThinkBook 16p. It has a resolution of 2560x1600 pixels, so it has an aspect ratio of 16:10, but it only offers a 60 Hz refresh rate - this makes it clear that the ThinkBook isn't meant to be a dedicated gaming laptop, since their displays usually offer a higher refresh rate nowadays.

The brightness of nearly 400 nits is good, but the brightness distribution could be better. Luminosity decreases considerably in the lower right corner in particular.

PWM is not used. The response times are disappointing, at least by gaming standards.

391
cd/m²
385
cd/m²
381
cd/m²
423
cd/m²
439
cd/m²
382
cd/m²
405
cd/m²
408
cd/m²
363
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Lenovo LEN8A95 (AUO B160QAN02.M)
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 439 cd/m² Average: 397.4 cd/m² Minimum: 4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 83 %
Center on Battery: 438 cd/m²
Contrast: 998:1 (Black: 0.44 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.68 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5, calibrated: 1.57
ΔE Greyscale 1.64 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
77.4% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
76.4% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.39
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
Lenovo LEN8A95 (AUO B160QAN02.M), IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
CSOT T3 MNF601EA-1, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.60
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
AU Optronics B160QAN, IPS, 3072x1920, 16.00
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
BOE NV156FHM-N4K, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
B156HAN, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
BOE CQ NE156QHM-NY2, IPS, 2560x1440, 15.60
Display
13%
-2%
-13%
-6%
Display P3 Coverage
76.4
87.43
14%
74.1
-3%
64.3
-16%
69.75
-9%
sRGB Coverage
100
99.63
0%
99.4
-1%
91.79
-8%
98.81
-1%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
77.4
96.87
25%
75.8
-2%
65.53
-15%
70.71
-9%
Response Times
-44%
-81%
58%
69%
48%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
36
44.8 (21.2, 23.6)
-24%
49.2 (24.8, 24.4)
-37%
8.8 (4.4, 4.4)
76%
4 (1.2, 2.8)
89%
14.8 (7.6, 7.2)
59%
Response Time Black / White *
16.4
26.8 (12.8, 14)
-63%
36.8 (20.8, 16)
-124%
10 (5.6, 4.4)
39%
8.4 (4.4, 4)
49%
10.4 (5.2, 5.2)
37%
PWM Frequency
1000 (99)
Screen
17%
-21%
-66%
-22%
4%
Brightness middle
439
599
36%
296.8
-32%
317.2
-28%
329
-25%
347
-21%
Brightness
397
599
51%
292
-26%
306
-23%
321
-19%
328
-17%
Brightness Distribution
83
91
10%
87
5%
89
7%
92
11%
89
7%
Black Level *
0.44
0.37
16%
0.21
52%
0.31
30%
0.27
39%
0.27
39%
Contrast
998
1619
62%
1413
42%
1023
3%
1219
22%
1285
29%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.68
1.4
17%
2.56
-52%
4.37
-160%
2.78
-65%
1.66
1%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
2.36
2.9
-23%
4.76
-102%
6.62
-181%
4.88
-107%
3.03
-28%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.57
1.86
-18%
2.67
-70%
1.63
-4%
1.23
22%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.64
2.2
-34%
2.6
-59%
4.5
-174%
2.5
-52%
1.6
2%
Gamma
2.39 92%
2.14 103%
2.07 106%
2.4 92%
2.106 104%
2.278 97%
CCT
6616 98%
6842 95%
6628 98%
7418 88%
6201 105%
6430 101%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
83.6
59.2
76
71
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.5
91.4
99
94
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-5% / 7%
-35% / -26%
-7% / -37%
24% / -6%
15% / 8%

* ... smaller is better

The contrast and black level could be improved, but the display is already well configured out of the box in return, with correspondingly low color deviations. A new calibration hardly brings any improvements.

Lenovo advertises the display with a full sRGB coverage, which is confirmed by our measurements. AdobeRGB and Display P3 are still covered by about 77% each. The 4K display in the ThinkBook 15p was much better here, and it even covered the AdobeRGB color space almost completely. Therefore, there's a minor shortcoming here for creatives, since an optional 4K display is not offered due to the 16:10 aspect ratio.

Grayscales
Grayscales
Saturation
Saturation
ColorChecker
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Grayscales (calibrated)
Grayscales (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)
ColorChecker (calibrated)
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The matte surface eliminates most reflections reliably, and the good maximum brightness ensures that the ThinkBook can be used quite well even outdoors.

Outdoors in the shade
Outdoors in the shade
Oblique viewing angle
Oblique viewing angle

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
16.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ ms rise
↘ ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 23 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
36 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ ms rise
↘ 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. » 34 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (37.8 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 15315 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The connection to an external monitor worked smoothly with the help of a USB hub with an HDMI port.

As is typical for IPS panels, the display has relatively stable viewing angles. Nevertheless, you will notice that the "brilliance" disappears and the picture becomes a bit duller when you look at it from narrow angles, but this hardly worsens afterwards.

Performance - Ryzen top, slowed-down RTX

With its NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 laptop GPU, 32 GB of RAM, and AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, the ThinkBook is too powerful for a business laptop, which is why Lenovo is trying to appeal to creators in particular. Apart from the low refresh rate and the less favorable response times of the display, the laptop could also be recommended as a gaming device, since the performance required for this should be available.

 

Processor

A constant TDP of 65 watts across all Cinebench runs
A constant TDP of 65 watts across all Cinebench runs

The AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX is a powerful CPU with eight cores, which reach clock speeds of up to 4.6 GHz in Turbo mode; in addition, it can process a total of 16 threads at the same time. Furthermore, the Radeon RX Vega 8 GPU is integrated into the processor.

The performance observed in our Cinebench R15 endurance test is very consistent, without the otherwise usual drop after the first few runs. The Ryzen processor clearly outperforms the Intel Core i7-11800H, which also has eight cores. While they're on par in single-thread operation, the AMD CPU has a lead of about 20% in multi-thread tests! As expected, the CPU in the ThinkBook is even slightly faster than the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H in the Alienware gaming laptop.

On battery power, the Cinebench R15 score drops to 1,444, which corresponds to a performance drop of about 33%!

Cinebench R15 Multi endurance test

011022033044055066077088099011001210132014301540165017601870198020902153.782137.892132.652150.082148.692136.072138.352137.322118.312151.932129.812144.312148.112141.672121.122135.382138.472120.552135.842131.42130.152132.22118.872115.282128.341643.181568.751580.471592.421599.171597.191596.31601.151595.151608.171586.231610.241596.171599.231597.641594.21598.211590.271614.271605.591609.21610.241589.511603.141606.171598.661615.311604.31606.171596.231591.981597.191591.221606.811608.231602.181615.971604.171592.231585.351586.291599.171601.221609.21579.031608.231601.151601.151591.281576.482004.511985.011987.281974.921976.971980.591991.541952.171981.571984.321959.251954.561967.921976.481981.871983.341984.131985.511971.321921.881983.341989.461978.531987.381978.24Tooltip
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2135 (2115.28-2153.78)
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610 Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1599 (1568.75-1643.18)
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø1977 (1921.88-2004.51)
Cinebench R23: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Single Core)
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
1520 Points ∼100% +2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1488 Points ∼98%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (1218 - 1498, n=14)
1460 Points ∼96% -2%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1430 Points ∼94% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (980 - 1534, n=45, last 2 years)
1324 Points ∼87% -11%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1259 Points ∼83% -15%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
1213 Points ∼80% -18%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
1200 Points ∼79% -19%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
13205 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (6622 - 14363, n=15)
12621 Points ∼96% -4%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
12195 Points ∼92% -8%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
11642 Points ∼88% -12%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
10748 (9924.9min - 10747.5max) Points ∼81% -19%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
6755 Points ∼51% -49%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3121 - 13205, n=51, last 2 years)
6685 Points ∼51% -49%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
5388 (5332.81min - 5388.31max) Points ∼41% -59%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
584 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
580 Points ∼99%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (471 - 584, n=14)
568 Points ∼97% -2%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
559 Points ∼96% -4%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
490 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (311 - 595, n=90, last 2 years)
483 Points ∼83% -17%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
473 Points ∼81% -18%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
463 Points ∼79% -20%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5128 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (2242 - 5476, n=15)
4875 Points ∼95% -5%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4711 Points ∼92% -8%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4457 Points ∼87% -13%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
4106 Points ∼80% -20%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
2567 Points ∼50% -50%
Average of class Multimedia
  (727 - 5128, n=91, last 2 years)
2289 Points ∼45% -55%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
2181 Points ∼43% -57%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
240 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (197 - 242, n=10)
234 Points ∼98% -2%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
232 Points ∼97% -3%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
229 Points ∼95% -5%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
198 Points ∼83% -17%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
194 Points ∼81% -19%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
191 Points ∼80% -20%
Average of class Multimedia
  (126 - 240, n=91, last 2 years)
189 Points ∼79% -21%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2154 (2115.28min - 2153.78max) Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (1076 - 2267, n=14)
2070 Points ∼96% -4%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
2005 (1921.88min - 2004.51max) Points ∼93% -7%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1933 Points ∼90% -10%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
1643 (1568.75min - 1643.18max) Points ∼76% -24%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
1208 (1037.88min - 1160.19max) Points ∼56% -44%
Average of class Multimedia
  (334 - 2154, n=105, last 2 years)
998 Points ∼46% -54%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
897 (861.83min - 897.48max) Points ∼42% -58%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Average of class Multimedia
  (233 - 1439, n=78, last 2 years)
549 Seconds * ∼100% -136%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
523 Seconds * ∼95% -124%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
431 Seconds * ∼79% -85%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
272 Seconds * ∼50% -17%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
253 Seconds * ∼46% -9%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
252 Seconds * ∼46% -8%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (219 - 442, n=14)
252 Seconds * ∼46% -8%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
233 Seconds * ∼42%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5777 MIPS ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (4791 - 5846, n=14)
5638 MIPS ∼98% -2%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5591 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
5515 MIPS ∼95% -5%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
5159 MIPS ∼89% -11%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
5120 MIPS ∼89% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3406 - 5777, n=77, last 2 years)
4920 MIPS ∼85% -15%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4743 MIPS ∼82% -18%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
59653 MIPS ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (36011 - 62503, n=14)
57031 MIPS ∼96% -4%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
53902 MIPS ∼90% -10%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
52459 MIPS ∼88% -12%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
46675 MIPS ∼78% -22%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
32554 MIPS ∼55% -45%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
29312 MIPS ∼49% -51%
Average of class Multimedia
  (8984 - 59653, n=77, last 2 years)
28483 MIPS ∼48% -52%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1548 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (1271 - 1548, n=12)
1493 Points ∼96% -4%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1481 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (813 - 1645, n=73, last 2 years)
1307 Points ∼84% -16%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
1270 Points ∼82% -18%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
1246 Points ∼80% -20%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1204 Points ∼78% -22%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8578 Points ∼100%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
8103 Points ∼94% -6%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (5057 - 9294, n=12)
8014 Points ∼93% -7%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
7522 Points ∼88% -12%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
6197 Points ∼72% -28%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
5732 Points ∼67% -33%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1604 - 9050, n=73, last 2 years)
5277 Points ∼62% -38%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
15.9 fps ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (8.26 - 17.1, n=14)
15.2 fps ∼96% -4%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
14.7 fps ∼92% -8%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
13.7 fps ∼86% -14%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
12.5 fps ∼79% -21%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
8.62 fps ∼54% -46%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
7.71 fps ∼48% -52%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1.39 - 15.9, n=75, last 2 years)
7.62 fps ∼48% -52%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
58 s * ∼100% -7%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
57.4 s * ∼99% -6%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
56.4 s * ∼97% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16.5 - 99.2, n=76, last 2 years)
55 s * ∼95% -2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
54.1 s * ∼93%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (44.1 - 58.9, n=14)
50 s * ∼86% +8%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
48.2 s * ∼83% +11%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
46.3 s * ∼80% +14%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.4998 - 1.002, n=76, last 2 years)
0.63 sec * ∼100% -26%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.615 sec * ∼98% -23%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.609 sec * ∼97% -22%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.571 sec * ∼91% -14%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.561 sec * ∼89% -12%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.524 sec * ∼83% -5%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
  (0.4907 - 0.599, n=14)
0.516 sec * ∼82% -3%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.4998 sec * ∼79%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2154 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
173 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
240 Points
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System performance

PCMark 10
PCMark 10

In PCMark 10, the 16p takes the lead in all the subtests, and the difference to the Comet Lake-powered 15p is especially noticeable. The rest of the competition is usually a few percentage points behind our test model.

PCMark 10 / Score
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
6725 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
 
6725 Points ∼100% 0%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
6465 Points ∼96% -4%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6378 Points ∼95% -5%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kingston OM3PDP353512B
6282 Points ∼93% -7%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
6110 Points ∼91% -9%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
4980 Points ∼74% -26%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3028 - 6725, n=84, last 2 years)
4854 Points ∼72% -28%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
10324 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
 
10324 Points ∼100% 0%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
10144 Points ∼98% -2%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kingston OM3PDP353512B
9841 Points ∼95% -5%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
9589 Points ∼93% -7%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
9321 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (6441 - 10539, n=83, last 2 years)
8999 Points ∼87% -13%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
8764 Points ∼85% -15%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
9128 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
 
9128 Points ∼100% 0%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
8913 Points ∼98% -2%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kingston OM3PDP353512B
8413 Points ∼92% -8%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
8281 Points ∼91% -9%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
7865 Points ∼86% -14%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
7404 Points ∼81% -19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5448 - 9662, n=83, last 2 years)
7314 Points ∼80% -20%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
8759 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
 
8759 Points ∼100% 0%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
8582 Points ∼98% -2%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
8445 Points ∼96% -4%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
8381 Points ∼96% -4%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kingston OM3PDP353512B
8125 Points ∼93% -7%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
5167 Points ∼59% -41%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2148 - 9415, n=83, last 2 years)
4833 Points ∼55% -45%
PCMark 10 Score
6725 points
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DPC latencies

The ThinkBook doesn't have any problems with multiple browser tabs, but it does struggle with playing our 4K/60 fps test video on YouTube, which it reproduces with two dropped frames. The LatencyMon tool also reveals that there are problems with real-time audio playback. Once again, the main culprit is the Kernel Mode Driver Framework Runtime.

YouTube test video
YouTube test video
LatencyMon Main
LatencyMon Main
LatencyMon Drivers
LatencyMon Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kingston OM3PDP353512B
1700.3 μs * ∼100% -204%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
775.9 μs * ∼46% -39%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
638.4 μs * ∼38% -14%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
559.6 μs * ∼33%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 4800H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
498.2 μs * ∼29% +11%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R7 5800H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
428.6 μs * ∼25% +23%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

Lenovo installs a 1 TB NVMe SSD from Western Digital that ranks 28th in our SSD/HDD Benchmarks article. The built-in SSD is even about 10% faster than the same model in the ThinkBook 15p. Most competitors can be outperformed, and only the SSD in the Schenker XMG Core 15 is marginally faster.

AS SSD
AS SSD
AS SSD Copy
AS SSD Copy
CrystalDiskMark
CrystalDiskMark
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Kingston OM3PDP353512B
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
Average WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-9%
-23%
-10%
-26%
2%
-10%
Write 4K
158.1
150.8
-5%
176.8
12%
123.8
-22%
116.95
-26%
139.1
-12%
141 (89.9 - 186, n=17)
-11%
Read 4K
49.09
43.01
-12%
52.34
7%
45.53
-7%
44.56
-9%
47.59
-3%
44.8 (31 - 50.7, n=17)
-9%
Write Seq
2830
2846
1%
1170
-59%
2132
-25%
1551.63
-45%
2917
3%
2374 (1790 - 2983, n=16)
-16%
Read Seq
2531
2366
-7%
1557
-38%
2067
-18%
1682.12
-34%
2586
2%
2123 (1615 - 2531, n=16)
-16%
Write 4K Q32T1
453.4
450
-1%
471.5
4%
462.9
2%
497.75
10%
511
13%
436 (318 - 570, n=17)
-4%
Read 4K Q32T1
572.5
295.5
-48%
437.9
-24%
552.8
-3%
436.8
-24%
570.6
0%
457 (296 - 579, n=17)
-20%
Write Seq Q32T1
3088
3079
0%
1214
-61%
2955
-4%
1461.4
-53%
3263
6%
3042 (2602 - 3102, n=17)
-1%
Read Seq Q32T1
3394
3433
1%
2549
-25%
3246
-4%
2363.9
-30%
3567
5%
3297 (2871 - 3433, n=17)
-3%
AS SSD
-15%
-43%
-35%
-83%
4%
-26%
Seq Read
2986
2852
-4%
2077.2
-30%
2401.48
-20%
2082
-30%
2829.03
-5%
2603 (1886 - 2986, n=17)
-13%
Seq Write
2426
2344
-3%
777.59
-68%
2086.97
-14%
825
-66%
2646.07
9%
1992 (928 - 2657, n=17)
-18%
4K Read
45.93
37.3
-19%
49.6
8%
49.58
8%
42.41
-8%
54.77
19%
42.8 (29.8 - 48.6, n=17)
-7%
4K Write
152.25
79.55
-48%
236.05
55%
98.77
-35%
98.28
-35%
179.06
18%
125 (52 - 221, n=17)
-18%
4K-64 Read
1683.24
1499.79
-11%
801.34
-52%
1600.63
-5%
1255.39
-25%
1734.11
3%
1391 (789 - 1734, n=17)
-17%
4K-64 Write
2009.7
2054.72
2%
942.15
-53%
1862.48
-7%
737.69
-63%
2395.54
19%
1950 (1107 - 2797, n=17)
-3%
Access Time Read *
0.045
0.053
-18%
0.06
-33%
0.06
-33%
0.109
-142%
0.033
27%
0.0706 (0.041 - 0.157, n=17)
-57%
Access Time Write *
0.025
0.033
-32%
0.073
-192%
0.11
-340%
0.17
-580%
0.021
16%
0.0599 (0.017 - 0.36, n=17)
-140%
Score Read
2028
1822
-10%
1059
-48%
1890
-7%
1506
-26%
2072
2%
1694 (1107 - 2070, n=17)
-16%
Score Write
2405
2369
-1%
1256
-48%
2170
-10%
918
-62%
2839
18%
2274 (1397 - 3011, n=17)
-5%
Score Total
5441
5095
-6%
2804
-48%
5015
-8%
3136
-42%
5965
10%
4806 (3274 - 5673, n=17)
-12%
Copy ISO MB/s
2256.08
2071.04
-8%
1028.46
-54%
2205.76
-2%
1390.81
-38%
2119
-6%
2200 (1007 - 2903, n=13)
-2%
Copy Program MB/s
778.61
605.26
-22%
794.21
2%
693.71
-11%
644.79
-17%
406.13
-48%
590 (43.1 - 1072, n=13)
-24%
Copy Game MB/s
1626.56
1130.87
-30%
986.81
-39%
1555.27
-4%
1101.18
-32%
1085.62
-33%
1207 (357 - 1627, n=13)
-26%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-12% / -13%
-33% / -36%
-23% / -26%
-55% / -63%
3% / 3%
-18% / -20%

* ... smaller is better

WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3394 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3088 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 572.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 453.4 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2531 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2830 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 49.09 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 158.1 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card

Depending on the configuration, the ThinkBook 16p comes either with the Radeon RX Vega 8 that is integrated into the CPU or with the much more powerful NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 laptop GPU. Unfortunately, Lenovo doesn't specify the TGP used by the RTX 3060 on its product page - a no-go for a manufacturer when it comes to such an important performance value.

Elsewhere, the TGP is said to be 75 watts. This value can be between 60 and 115 watts in an RTX 3060, so it's rather low in our test model. As a result, it performs slightly below an average RTX 3060 from our database in the 3DMark tests. The gaming competition is more powerful here, but the Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610 with the RTX 3050 is usually another 20% to 30% behind our ThinkBook.

On battery power, the GPU performance drops very sharply. Instead of the initial 24,689 points, we only measure 6,900 GPU points in 3DMark 11, which represents a decline of over 70%!

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
27741 Points ∼100% +12%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
26881 Points ∼97% +9%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
26286 Points ∼95% +6%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (22063 - 30200, n=18)
26016 Points ∼94% +5%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
24689 Points ∼89%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
16944 Points ∼61% -31%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
13343 Points ∼48% -46%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1365 - 31866, n=82, last 2 years)
9446 Points ∼34% -62%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
132226 Points ∼100% +92%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
130964 Points ∼99% +90%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (47737 - 136275, n=17)
103698 Points ∼78% +51%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
82246 Points ∼62% +19%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
68879 Points ∼52%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
52180 Points ∼39% -24%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
47657 Points ∼36% -31%
Average of class Multimedia
  (6498 - 87836, n=67, last 2 years)
33347 Points ∼25% -52%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
20312 Points ∼100% +14%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
20155 Points ∼99% +13%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
20081 Points ∼99% +12%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (16956 - 22460, n=20)
19938 Points ∼98% +12%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
17855 Points ∼88%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
12611 Points ∼62% -29%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
9573 Points ∼47% -46%
Average of class Multimedia
  (920 - 23674, n=90, last 2 years)
6746 Points ∼33% -62%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
8425 Points ∼100% +14%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8295 Points ∼98% +13%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-10750H
7897 Points ∼94% +7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (6475 - 8844, n=20)
7782 Points ∼92% +6%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
7361 Points ∼87%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
4783 Points ∼57% -35%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
3526 Points ∼42% -52%
Average of class Multimedia
  (300 - 9323, n=77, last 2 years)
2424 Points ∼29% -67%
3DMark 11 Performance
21986 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
42348 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
16883 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
7634 points
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Gaming performance

When gaming, it should be noted that using the 16:10 aspect ratio with standard 16:9 resolutions, such as Full HD, results in the image being stretched, and with it, all the figures and objects in the game.

The result from the 3DMark tests is confirmed in The Witcher 3: The higher the resolution and the detail level, the bigger the differences to the gaming competition. Overall, the RTX 3060 only performs marginally below the expected level, but the gaming laptops of the competition usually do considerably better.

In addition, the native resolution is above Full HD, which puts a lot of strain on the GPU. Nevertheless, the 16p manages about 53 fps when playing The Witcher 3 at the native resolution; it also reaches 67 fps in Far Cry 5 at the native resolution and Ultra settings. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, 58 fps can be achieved.

The Witcher 3
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
313 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (221 - 362, n=14)
295 fps ∼94% -6%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
280 fps ∼89% -11%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
270.1 (239min - 309max) fps ∼86% -14%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
252.6 (209min - 297max) fps ∼81% -19%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
248.5 (218min - 270max) fps ∼79% -21%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
198.6 fps ∼63% -37%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16 - 342, n=63, last 2 years)
133 fps ∼42% -58%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
155 (144min - 171max) fps ∼100% +17%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
153.5 (142min - 165max) fps ∼99% +16%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
142 fps ∼92% +8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (128 - 155, n=16)
140 fps ∼90% +6%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
132 fps ∼85%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
92.1 (85min - 99max) fps ∼59% -30%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
56.4 fps ∼36% -57%
Average of class Multimedia
  (10.1 - 170, n=69, last 2 years)
51.6 fps ∼33% -61%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
88.5 (77min - 102max) fps ∼100% +21%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
80.3 (76min - 86max) fps ∼91% +10%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
75.6 (64min) fps ∼85% +4%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (62.8 - 88.5, n=20)
74.3 fps ∼84% +2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
73 fps ∼82%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
51.6 (47min - 57max) fps ∼58% -29%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
34.8 (32min, 33P1 - 38max) fps ∼39% -52%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5.9 - 92.1, n=72, last 2 years)
30.9 fps ∼35% -58%
Far Cry 5
1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
138 (92min - 171max) fps ∼100% +21%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (102 - 151, n=10)
131 fps ∼95% +15%
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
128 (103min - 166max) fps ∼93% +12%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
128 fps ∼93% +12%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
114 fps ∼83%
Average of class Multimedia
  (13 - 151, n=19, last 2 years)
86.4 fps ∼63% -24%
1920x1080 Low Preset AA:T
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
119 (99min - 148max) fps ∼100% +10%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (108 - 125, n=7)
117 fps ∼98% +8%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
108 fps ∼91%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
99 (89min - 115max) fps ∼83% -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (34 - 108, n=9, last 2 years)
61.1 fps ∼51% -43%
1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:T
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
108 (87min - 137max) fps ∼100% +10%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
105 fps ∼97% +7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (88 - 113, n=11)
105 fps ∼97% +7%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
98 fps ∼91%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
88 (78min - 104max) fps ∼81% -10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (19 - 109, n=16, last 2 years)
52.4 fps ∼49% -47%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
103 (84min - 131max) fps ∼100% +8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (85 - 109, n=12)
101 fps ∼98% +6%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
100 fps ∼97% +5%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
95 fps ∼92%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
80 (66min - 96max) fps ∼78% -16%
Average of class Multimedia
  (18 - 101, n=16, last 2 years)
48.1 fps ∼47% -49%
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Schenker XMG Core 15 Ampere
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
98 (75min - 124max) fps ∼100% +9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (80 - 106, n=14)
96.1 fps ∼98% +7%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
96 fps ∼98% +7%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
90 fps ∼92%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
74 (60min - 86max) fps ∼76% -18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16 - 95, n=18, last 2 years)
45.3 fps ∼46% -50%
GTA V
1024x768 Lowest Settings possible
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
179 (3.49min, 125P1 - 308max) fps ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
178 (3.42min, 111P1 - 327max) fps ∼99%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (164 - 182, n=17)
176 fps ∼98% -1%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
175 (5.23min, 125P1 - 370max) fps ∼98% -2%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
172 (30.3min, 125P1 - 262max) fps ∼96% -3%
Average of class Multimedia
  (50.9 - 182, n=26, last 2 years)
146 fps ∼82% -18%
1920x1080 Lowest Settings possible
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
177 (3.86min, 143P1 - 385max) fps ∼100%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
175 (19.2min, 125P1 - 360max) fps ∼99% -1%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
175 (3.81min, 111P1 - 286max) fps ∼99% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (156 - 180, n=14)
171 fps ∼97% -3%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
163 (4.53min, 100P1 - 280max) fps ∼92% -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (55.2 - 177, n=21, last 2 years)
130 fps ∼73% -27%
1366x768 Normal/Off AF:4x
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
174 (3.86min, 111P1 - 284max) fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (152 - 178, n=14)
170 fps ∼98%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
168 (11.9min, 100P1 - 332max) fps ∼97%
Average of class Multimedia
  (43.5 - 178, n=24, last 2 years)
135 fps ∼78%
1920x1080 Normal/Off AF:4x
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
171 (4.36min, 111P1 - 350max) fps ∼100%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
169 (4.13min, 100P1 - 283max) fps ∼99% -1%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
168 (6.36min, 111P1 - 268max) fps ∼98% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (146 - 175, n=14)
165 fps ∼96% -4%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
158 (4.71min, 100P1 - 265max) fps ∼92% -8%
Average of class Multimedia
  (48.4 - 172, n=21, last 2 years)
126 fps ∼74% -26%
1920x1080 High/On (Advanced Graphics Off) AA:2xMSAA + FX AF:8x
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
149 (5.95min, 83.3P1 - 300max) fps ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
149 (5.35min, 111P1 - 286max) fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (120 - 160, n=18)
146 fps ∼98% -2%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
133 (17.8min, 90.9P1 - 229max) fps ∼89% -11%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
131 (14.3min, 83.3P1 - 269max) fps ∼88% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (13.3 - 157, n=28, last 2 years)
82.9 fps ∼56% -44%
1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
87.3 (9.06min, 62.5P1 - 162max) fps ∼100%
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
84.5 (4.51min, 55.6P1 - 164max) fps ∼97% -3%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (69.2 - 92.5, n=18)
83.4 fps ∼96% -4%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
81.5 (9.89min, 58.8P1 - 142max) fps ∼93% -7%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
68.3 (6.92min, 43.5P1 - 134max) fps ∼78% -22%
Average of class Multimedia
  (4.9 - 90.6, n=24, last 2 years)
46.9 fps ∼54% -46%
Strange Brigade
1280x720 lowest AF:1
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
359 (117min, 274P1 - 544max) fps ∼100% +23%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (265 - 389, n=15)
333 fps ∼93% +14%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
292 (67.1min, 215P1 - 515max) fps ∼81%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
274 (95.4min, 207P1 - 436max) fps ∼76% -6%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
265 (76.9min, 211P1 - 386max) fps ∼74% -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (61.4 - 375, n=20, last 2 years)
199 fps ∼55% -32%
1920x1080 medium AA:medium AF:4
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
210 (82.2min, 176P1 - 286max) fps ∼100% +24%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (160 - 210, n=15)
183 fps ∼87% +8%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
169 (64.3min, 123P1 - 286max) fps ∼80%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
160 (82.3min, 124P1 - 272max) fps ∼76% -5%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
125 (95.2min, 110P1 - 277max) fps ∼60% -26%
Average of class Multimedia
  (32.5 - 224, n=19, last 2 years)
98.5 fps ∼47% -42%
1920x1080 high AA:high AF:8
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
164 (70.1min, 121P1 - 249max) fps ∼100% +15%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (129 - 166, n=16)
149 fps ∼91% +5%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
146 (5min, 109P1 - 272max) fps ∼89% +3%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
142 (96.3min, 110P1 - 247max) fps ∼87%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
101 (69.2min, 76P1 - 156max) fps ∼62% -29%
Average of class Multimedia
  (19.2 - 183, n=20, last 2 years)
78 fps ∼48% -45%
1920x1080 ultra AA:ultra AF:16
Razer Blade 15 Base Edition 2021, i7-10750H RTX 3060
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
141 (76.6min, 107P1 - 221max) fps ∼100% +13%
Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
134 (92.7min, 100P1 - 234max) fps ∼95% +7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (113 - 144, n=16)
130 fps ∼92% +4%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
125 (86.6min, 95.8P1 - 201max) fps ∼89%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
87 (64.5min, 66.3P1 - 129max) fps ∼62% -30%
Average of class Multimedia
  (18.9 - 161, n=19, last 2 years)
68.4 fps ∼49% -45%
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider
1280x720 Lowest Preset
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
137 fps ∼100%
Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7610
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
118 (73min - 170max) fps ∼86% -14%
Average NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  (100 - 137, n=3)
117 fps ∼85% -15%
Lenovo ThinkBook 15p Gen1 4K
Intel Core i7-10750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
112 fps ∼82% -18%