Lenovo ThinkBook 16p reviewed: A universal laptop with trade-offs
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Lenovo markets the new ThinkBook 16p as a business laptop or a "powerful creative tool", and it packs an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 laptop GPU and a strong AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX as well as 32 GB of RAM into the rather thin case. As a result, the ThinkBook series also makes a serious venture into the gaming segment.
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.
Our detailed review of the business laptop with the RTX 3060 provides more information regarding the advantages and disadvantages of the ThinkBook 16p Gen 2 ACH.