Lenovo ThinkBook 16p reviewed: A universal laptop with trade-offs
Gaming laptops are powerful, but they're often loud, hot, power-hungry, and not very portable. Multimedia laptops frequently lack the necessary performance for demanding games. The ThinkBook 16p attempts to strike a balance, and it doesn't do a bad job - but you have to accept compromises here as well.
Nevertheless, it's noticeable in some aspects that the ThinkBook doesn't have to or want to be a gaming device. This is because the display only offers a refresh rate of 60 Hz and uses the 16:10 resolution of 2560x1600 pixels. This is good for creatives - less good for gamers. In addition, the TGP of the RTX 3060 is only 75 watts including Dynamic Boost, which is why the GPU performs somewhat below average. In return, the laptop never gets too hot or too loud, and the battery life is also impressive.
Nonetheless, you can play games on the business laptop without issues. The RTX 3060 also has enough power for the native resolution, even at high to maximum details. As with the predecessor, we have to criticize the poor connectivity - neither a LAN port nor a dedicated screen port is available, and much has to be connected using adapters or hubs, but Lenovo doesn't include the corresponding accessories, unfortunately.
A C64 marked my entry into the world of PCs. I spent my student internship in the repair department of a computer shop and at the end of the day I was allowed to assemble my own 486 PC from “workshop remnants”. As a result of this, I later studied computer science at the Humboldt University in Berlin, with psychology also being added to my studies. After my first job as a research assistant at the university, I went to London for a year and worked for Sega in computer game translation quality assurance. This included working on games such as Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Company of Heroes. I have been writing for Notebookcheck since 2017.
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.