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Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 in review: E-ink laptop with touchscreen

Black and white display now even larger. In the second edition of the laptop with an E-ink display, Lenovo expands the feature set of the secondary screen and relies on up-to-date hardware. We will show how this combination performs in everyday use in our review.
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Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2

While the ThinkBook Plus of the first generation was basically a normal laptop with a touch-enabled E-ink display, Lenovo now adds a touch-enabled IPS panel to the ThinkBook Plus Gen2. However, the laptop is not a real convertible because the screen cannot be turned 360 degrees. Therefore, only the E-ink display on the outside is available for use in a closed state.

However, not only the two displays are available for a price of around 1,400 Euro (~$1621), but also an Intel Core i5-1130G7, which is supported by 16 GB of RAM. The size of the installed SSD is 512 GB and the internal Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs is used for displaying image content.

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Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Processor
Intel Core i5-1130G7 4 x 1.8 - 4 GHz, 25 W PL2 / Short Burst, 12 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP4
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR4X-4266, Dual-Channel, onboard
Display
13.30 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 227 PPI, capacitive (E-Ink-Display and LCD), native pen support, CSOT T3 MND307DA1-5 (LCD), IPS, E-Ink, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP4 PCH-LP
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ, 512 GB 
, 405 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: combined audio jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
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): 13.9 x 298 x 209 ( = 0.55 x 11.73 x 8.23 in)
Battery
53 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2W, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, power supply, pen, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.171 kg ( = 41.31 oz / 2.58 pounds), Power Supply: 325 g ( = 11.46 oz / 0.72 pounds)
Price
1400 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
86.1 %
10/2021
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
i5-1130G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.2 kg13.9 mm13.30"2560x1600
86.9 %
10/2020
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620
1.4 kg17.4 mm13.30"1920x1080
84.4 %
08/2021
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
R7 5800U, Vega 8 R5000
953 g17 mm13.30"1920x1200
85.7 %
06/2021
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.4 kg16 mm13.30"2560x1600
85.4 %
06/2021
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.1 kg13 mm13.20"1920x1080

Case & features - Slim notebook made of aluminum

Lenovo manufactures the ThinkBook Plus Gen2 from aluminum. This makes it extremely sturdy and gives a high-quality impression. The notebook is also very slim, quite light at 1.2 kg (~2.65 pounds), and the other dimensions are a bit more compact than other 13-inch devices.

The base plate can theoretically be removed, but it is hooked in very tightly. In order not to damage the device, we therefore aborted the opening attempt.

The port selection of the ThinkBook Plus Gen2 is very clear, but allows for versatile expansion thanks to two Thunderbolt 4 ports. It is very nice that the included input pen can be stored directly in a slot next to the power button.

Lenovo's notebook can establish wireless connections via Bluetooth 5.2 and WiFi 6. In combination with our reference router, the Netgear Nighthawk AX12, we achieved WLAN speeds of 1.293 MBit/s on average when transmitting and 1.403 MBit/s when receiving data.

As in so many current notebooks, a low-resolution camera with 0.9 MP is used as a webcam. Even in good light conditions, it only delivers a mediocre picture quality with visible weaknesses in sharpness and contrast.

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2

Size comparison

308 mm / 12.1 inch 217 mm / 8.54 inch 17.4 mm / 0.685 inch 1.4 kg3.1 lbs300 mm / 11.8 inch 220 mm / 8.66 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.4 kg3.1 lbs298 mm / 11.7 inch 209 mm / 8.23 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 953 g2.1 lbs302 mm / 11.9 inch 202 mm / 7.95 inch 13 mm / 0.512 inch 1.1 kg2.31 lbs298 mm / 11.7 inch 209 mm / 8.23 inch 13.9 mm / 0.547 inch 1.2 kg2.58 lbs
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Connection equipment

Left side: 2x Thunderbolt 4, combined audio connector
Left side: 2x Thunderbolt 4, combined audio connector
Right side: Power button with integrated fingerprint sensor, input stylus
Right side: Power button with integrated fingerprint sensor, input stylus
Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1293 (723min - 1505max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=270)
1157 MBit/s ∼89% -11%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
967 (666min - 1140max) MBit/s ∼75% -25%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
875 (806min - 918max) MBit/s ∼68% -32%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
758 (682min - 804max) MBit/s ∼59% -41%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
661 (550min - 752max) MBit/s ∼51% -49%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1403 (1093min - 1560max) MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1342 (1272min - 1374max) MBit/s ∼96% -4%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (136 - 1743, n=270)
1247 MBit/s ∼89% -11%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter (201NGW)
887 (812min - 947max) MBit/s ∼63% -37%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
849 (770min - 905max) MBit/s ∼61% -39%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
616 (553min - 653max) MBit/s ∼44% -56%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1402 (1093-1560)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1270 (723-1505)
ColorChecker
5.7 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
3 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
10 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5: 7.46 ∆E min: 3.05 - max: 12.68 ∆E

Input devices - stylus included

The keyboard of the ThinkBook Plus offers a well-designed layout and a clear feedback. The travel is relatively short, but even longer typing tasks go well after a short familiarization period. A clickpad is used as a mouse replacement, which is good for navigating the mouse pointer.

The main screen of Lenovo's laptop is touch-enabled and also responds reliably to touches. Precise inputs can also be made via the included input pen. These are also possible on the E-ink screen, although the screen itself reacts very sluggishly.

Thus, touches and, for example, drawings or written text are reliably picked up by the system, but the implementation on the E-ink screen always happens with a significant delay. This is due to the underlying technology, but it is very energy-saving and comfortable for the eyes.

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 - Input Devices
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 - Input Devices
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 - Lighting
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 - Lighting

Display - ThinkPad Plus with QHD

Subpixel
Subpixel
Screenbleeding
Screenbleeding

The main screen of the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 consists of a 13.3-inch IPS panel with a 16:10 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels. The maximum brightness is 388 cd/m² on average and the illumination is 94 percent. Thus, it is the display with the second-best rates in our test field.

With the E-ink screen installed on the lid's upper side, the ThinkBook has a second display that is suitable for displaying static content. The resolution of the black and white panel is also 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, but with a size of 12 inches. The E-ink display does not have a backlight, which is why external illumination is needed in poor ambient light.

According to our measurements, no PWM is used. External monitors can also be operated, but the "external display only" option does not work. This is probably due to the secondary E-ink display.

393
cd/m²
384
cd/m²
383
cd/m²
389
cd/m²
404
cd/m²
384
cd/m²
393
cd/m²
388
cd/m²
378
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
CSOT T3 MND307DA1-5 (LCD)
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 404 cd/m² Average: 388.4 cd/m² Minimum: 4.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 403 cd/m²
Contrast: 1683:1 (Black: 0.24 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.1 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5, calibrated: 1.3
ΔE Greyscale 3.7 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
72.2% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
98% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
70.1% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.26
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
CSOT T3 MND307DA1-5 (LCD), IPS, E-Ink, 2560x1600, 13.30
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
LP133WF7-SPB1, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 13.30
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AU Optronics AUO6496, IPS, 1920x1200, 13.30
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
AU Optronics AUOB493, IPS, 2560x1600, 13.30
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
AMOLED, 1920x1080, 13.20
Display
-5%
4%
7%
26%
Display P3 Coverage
70.1
65.97
-6%
73.4
5%
78.76
12%
99.39
42%
sRGB Coverage
98
96.13
-2%
99.8
2%
99.84
2%
100
2%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
72.2
67.01
-7%
74.8
4%
77.55
7%
96
33%
Response Times
-20%
-6%
-25%
94%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
42.8 ?(21.6, 21.2)
53.6 ?(26, 27.6)
-25%
42.4 ?(22.4, 20)
1%
52 ?(26, 26)
-21%
2 ?(1, 1)
95%
Response Time Black / White *
28 ?(14, 14)
32 ?(18, 14)
-14%
31.6 ?(17.6, 14)
-13%
36 ?(21, 15)
-29%
2 ?(1, 1)
93%
PWM Frequency
60 ?(90)
Screen
-30%
1%
-32%
219%
Brightness middle
404
328
-19%
473.9
17%
338
-16%
287
-29%
Brightness
388
329
-15%
458
18%
307
-21%
289
-26%
Brightness Distribution
94
89
-5%
91
-3%
83
-12%
96
2%
Black Level *
0.24
0.21
12%
0.36
-50%
0.27
-13%
0.01
96%
Contrast
1683
1562
-7%
1316
-22%
1252
-26%
28700
1605%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.1
6.4
-106%
2.99
4%
4.63
-49%
2.24
28%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.9
11.2
-62%
4.35
37%
9.99
-45%
3.69
47%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.3
1.2
8%
1.1
15%
1.64
-26%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.7
6.5
-76%
4
-8%
6.76
-83%
2.73
26%
Gamma
2.26 97%
2.87 77%
2.35 94%
2.37 93%
2.46 89%
CCT
5936 110%
6428 101%
6269 104%
5934 110%
6523 100%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
61.6
68
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
95.9
98
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-18% / -23%
-0% / 1%
-17% / -23%
113% / 155%

* ... smaller is better

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
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14 ms rise
↘ 14 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 61 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
42.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21.6 ms rise
↘ 21.2 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. » 61 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37.7 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 17031 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Color space coverage (sRGB) - 98 percent
Color space coverage (sRGB) - 98 percent
Color space coverage (AdobeRGB) - 72.2 percent
Color space coverage (AdobeRGB) - 72.2 percent
Color space coverage (P3) - 70.1 percent
Color space coverage (P3) - 70.1 percent
CalMAN - Color fidelity
CalMAN - Color fidelity
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - color fidelity (calibrated)
CalMAN - color fidelity (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)

Our measurements certify a very high color space coverage of 98 percent (sRGB) for the ThinkBook Plus Gen2's main screen. The contrast ratio of 1,683:1 is one of the highest in our test field and the black value of 0.24 cd/m² is only slightly higher.

The CalMAN analysis also shows that colors are only displayed with a low DeltaE-2000 deviation of 3.1 ex-factory. This value can be lowered to 1.3 through a calibration. The corresponding ICC file can be downloaded in the upper right window next to the screen illumination graphic.

Both the IPS and the E-ink display are very viewing angle stable. Image content can be read well from the main display outdoors. However, its glossy surface causes annoying reflections. This effect is much less pronounced on the external E-ink screen, which is why it is well-suited for consuming content outdoors.

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 in outdoor use
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 in outdoor use
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 in outdoor use
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 in outdoor use
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 in outdoor use (E-Ink)
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 in outdoor use (E-Ink)
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 in outdoor use (E-Ink)
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 in outdoor use (E-Ink)
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 - viewing angle stability
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 - viewing angle stability
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 - viewing angle stability
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 - viewing angle stability

Performance - CPU performance on predecessor level

Lenovo targets the ThinkBook Plus Gen2 at office users who need enough performance for everyday work as well as office applications. Besides the configuration tested here, no other options are offered, which means that only the processor's internal graphics unit is available for graphically more demanding tasks, for example. Lenovo offers different performance modes in the preloaded Vantage app. We performed the following benchmarks and measurements with the "intelligent cooling" preset.

Processor

The here installed Intel Core i5-1130G7 is a processor with four cores that can process up to eight tasks simultaneously. Compared to the "normal" Core i5-1135G7, however, it is a UP4 chip with a lower performance, which is noticeable both in the lower clocks (1.8-4 GHz) and the lower TDP (7-15 watts).

Lenovo uses the PL1 of the i5-1130G7 in the ThinkBook Plus Gen2 to 12 watts, the PL2 to 25 watts. Thus, in our Cinebench R15 permanent load test, a value on par with the Intel Core i7-10510U in the predecessor ThinkBook Plus is reached. The drop in performance is a bit slower in the ThinkBook Plus Gen2, but settles back to the level of the ThinkBook Plus in the long run.

In the individual tests, the results are usually only enough for the lower place in our test field. The level of the Intel Core i5-1135G7 is slightly undercut and the Intel Core i7-10510U of the ThinkPad Plus predecessor is only surpassed in single multi-core tests. The multi-core performance can be increased by about 25% with the optional high-performance mode, but it still remains on a fairly low level overall.

Cinebench R15 Multi Endurance test

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Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5 Intel Core i5-1130G7; High Performance Mode: Ø582 (554.91-647.79)
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5 Intel Core i5-1130G7: Ø464 (447.15-563.64)
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7 Intel Core i7-10510U; Performance-Mode: Ø607 (583.48-718.79)
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7 Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø482 (465.68-552.54)
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr AMD Ryzen 7 5800U: Ø1313 (1297.77-1389.66)
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø700 (666.11-824.1)
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13 Intel Core i5-1135G7; maximum performance mode: Ø634 (611.83-708.43)
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13 Intel Core i5-1135G7; optimized loudnes settings : Ø417 (335.28-430.72)
Cinebench R23: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: 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
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
7872 (7780.83min - 7871.73max) Points ∼100% +143%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (965 - 12181, n=49, last 2 years)
5510 Points ∼70% +70%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5171 Points ∼66% +60%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
3760 Points ∼48% +16%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
2786 Points ∼35% -14%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
3240 Points ∼41%
Average Intel Core i5-1130G7
 
3240 Points ∼41% 0%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Single Core)
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1415 Points ∼100% +15%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1337 Points ∼94% +9%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1319 Points ∼93% +8%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1203 Points ∼85% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (409 - 1526, n=47, last 2 years)
1313 Points ∼93% +7%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
1226 Points ∼87%
Average Intel Core i5-1130G7
 
1226 Points ∼87% 0%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
3092 Points ∼100% +147%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1854 Points ∼60% +48%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (110 - 4704, n=111, last 2 years)
1719 Points ∼56% +37%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
1540 Points ∼50% +23%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
1149 Points ∼37% -8%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1531 Points ∼50% +22%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1084 Points ∼35% -13%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
1251 Points ∼40%
Average Intel Core i5-1130G7
 
1251 Points ∼40% 0%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
552 Points ∼100% +15%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7
512 Points ∼93% +7%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
487 Points ∼88% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
463 Points ∼84% -3%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
478 Points ∼87%
Average Intel Core i5-1130G7
 
478 Points ∼87% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (73 - 591, n=111, last 2 years)
438 Points ∼79% -8%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
389 Points ∼70% -19%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1390 (1297.77min - 1389.66max) Points ∼100% +115%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7
824 (666.11min - 824.1max) Points ∼59% +27%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (82.3 - 2024, n=117, last 2 years)
779 Points ∼56% +20%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
718.97 Points ∼52% +11%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
552.54 (465.68min - 552.54max) Points ∼40% -15%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
708 (611.83min - 708.43max) Points ∼51% +9%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
431 (335.28min - 430.72max) Points ∼31% -33%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
648 (447.15min - 563.64max) Points ∼47%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
564 (447.15min - 563.64max) Points ∼41% -13%
Average Intel Core i5-1130G7
  (564 - 648, n=2)
606 Points ∼44% -6%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
229 Points ∼100% +21%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7
200 Points ∼87% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
191 Points ∼83% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
172 Points ∼75% -9%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
189.7 Points ∼83%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
179 Points ∼78% -6%
Average Intel Core i5-1130G7
  (179 - 190, n=2)
184 Points ∼80% -3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (31 - 237, n=111, last 2 years)
171 Points ∼75% -10%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
154.51 Points ∼67% -19%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
1124 Seconds * ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-1130G7
 
1124 Seconds * ∼100% -0%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1044 Seconds * ∼93% +7%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
921 Seconds * ∼82% +18%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4.2 - 6277, n=100, last 2 years)
871 Seconds * ∼77% +23%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7
705 Seconds * ∼63% +37%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
331 Seconds * ∼29% +71%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
43633 MIPS ∼100% +202%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3267 - 54374, n=102, last 2 years)
21533 MIPS ∼49% +49%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
20208 MIPS ∼46% +40%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
14745 MIPS ∼34% +2%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7
19495 MIPS ∼45% +35%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
15477 MIPS ∼35% +7%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
14453 MIPS ∼33%
Average Intel Core i5-1130G7
 
14453 MIPS ∼33% 0%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
5405 MIPS ∼100% +27%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4744 MIPS ∼88% +11%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4714 MIPS ∼87% +11%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4427 MIPS ∼82% +4%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
4401 MIPS ∼81% +3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1653 - 5800, n=102, last 2 years)
4335 MIPS ∼80% +2%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
4256 MIPS ∼79%
Average Intel Core i5-1130G7
 
4256 MIPS ∼79% 0%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5472 Points ∼100% +12%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
4894 Points ∼89%
Average Intel Core i5-1130G7
 
4894 Points ∼89% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (591 - 7590, n=104, last 2 years)
4381 Points ∼80% -10%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
3027 Points ∼55% -38%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1398 Points ∼100% +7%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
1306 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i5-1130G7
 
1306 Points ∼93% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (293 - 1740, n=104, last 2 years)
1191 Points ∼85% -9%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
1153 Points ∼82% -12%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
10.4 fps ∼100%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5.69 fps ∼55%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.65 - 14.8, n=97, last 2 years)
5.6 fps ∼54%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
3.96 fps ∼38%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
3.57 fps ∼34%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Subnotebook
  (12.9 - 281, n=92, last 2 years)
68.5 s * ∼100% -16%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
60.9 s * ∼89% -3%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
58.9 s * ∼86%
Average Intel Core i5-1130G7
 
58.9 s * ∼86% -0%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
55.4 s * ∼81% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
45.9 s * ∼67% +22%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
53.9 s * ∼79% +8%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7
46.6 s * ∼68% +21%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.501 - 2.21, n=98, last 2 years)
0.74 sec * ∼100% -4%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7
0.714 sec * ∼96%
Average Intel Core i5-1130G7
 
0.714 sec * ∼96% -0%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.693 sec * ∼94% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.69 sec * ∼93% +3%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.645 sec * ∼87% +10%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
0.54 sec * ∼73% +24%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
25385
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
7813
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
2.18 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
7.64 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
57.68 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
564 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
189.7 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
92.2 fps
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System performance

In the PCMark 10 test for evaluating the system performance, the ThinkBook Plus Gen2 achieved a result that was about 10 percent better than the predecessor ThinkBook Plus. Especially the very good Essentials score stands out here, which can lead our test field.

In everyday use, Lenovo's notebook always delivered a smooth system performance and both launching programs and accessing files was fast.

PCMark 10 / Score
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5872 Points ∼100% +31%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
4676 Points ∼80% +4%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
4631 Points ∼79% +3%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1130G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
4482 Points ∼76%
Average Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
4482 Points ∼76% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (790 - 6414, n=106, last 2 years)
4214 Points ∼72% -6%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
4052 Points ∼69% -10%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1130G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
10226 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
10226 Points ∼100% 0%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
10046 Points ∼98% -2%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
9614 Points ∼94% -6%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
9403 Points ∼92% -8%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
8730 Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2544 - 10836, n=106, last 2 years)
8505 Points ∼83% -17%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
9089 Points ∼100% +51%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
7033 Points ∼77% +17%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
6340 Points ∼70% +6%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1304 - 9852, n=106, last 2 years)
6308 Points ∼69% +5%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
6165 Points ∼68% +3%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1130G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6004 Points ∼66%
Average Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
6004 Points ∼66% 0%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
6020 Points ∼100% +51%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
4684 Points ∼78% +18%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
4523 Points ∼75% +14%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1130G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
3982 Points ∼66%
Average Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
3982 Points ∼66% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (405 - 6709, n=106, last 2 years)
3860 Points ∼64% -3%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
2942 Points ∼49% -26%
PCMark 10 Score
4482 points
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DPC latencies

In the test with LatencyMon, the Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 shows increased interruption times with our test configuration. Thus, it is not suitable for real-time applications or similar with the current BIOS version.

LatencyMon - Statistics
LatencyMon - Statistics
LatencyMon - Driver
LatencyMon - Driver
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
5567.8 μs * ∼100% -233%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1130G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
1672.9 μs * ∼30%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
911 μs * ∼16% +46%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
Vega 8 R5000, R7 5800U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
903.4 μs * ∼16% +46%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
743.7 μs * ∼13% +56%

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage

Lenovo installs a 512 GB PCIe 4.0 SSD from Samsung in the ThinkBook Plus Gen2. It achieves very good read and write rates (>6 GB/s) in the storage benchmarks, which are sufficient for the first place in our test field.

How the comparison with other mass storage devices turns out can be seen in our HDD/SSD benchmark list can be found.

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-512G
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Kingston OM8PCP3512F-AB
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
 
Average of class Subnotebook
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-43%
-51%
-42%
-54%
-12%
-43%
Write 4K
222.8
135.4
-39%
128.3
-42%
286.1
28%
170.6
-23%
205 ?(137 - 237, n=8)
-8%
132 ?(4.58 - 269, n=101, last 2 years)
-41%
Read 4K
88.84
48.83
-45%
50.92
-43%
48.89
-45%
44.51
-50%
81.7 ?(47.3 - 91.6, n=8)
-8%
84.6 ?(7.11 - 3738, n=101, last 2 years)
-5%
Write Seq
4096
2036
-50%
970.7
-76%
982.2
-76%
871.8
-79%
3116 ?(1150 - 4216, n=7)
-24%
1717 ?(37.3 - 18545, n=99, last 2 years)
-58%
Read Seq
4439
2127
-52%
1540
-65%
1301
-71%
1188
-73%
3257 ?(1249 - 4543, n=7)
-27%
1699 ?(143 - 4439, n=99, last 2 years)
-62%
Write 4K Q32T1
467.1
394.1
-16%
538.3
15%
625
34%
483.1
3%
546 ?(321 - 667, n=8)
17%
379 ?(5.62 - 662, n=101, last 2 years)
-19%
Read 4K Q32T1
627.8
345.2
-45%
344.4
-45%
301
-52%
284.3
-55%
598 ?(293 - 728, n=8)
-5%
410 ?(9.66 - 792, n=101, last 2 years)
-35%
Write Seq Q32T1
5023
2700
-46%
980.3
-80%
981
-80%
949.6
-81%
3789 ?(1148 - 5089, n=8)
-25%
1898 ?(41 - 5222, n=101, last 2 years)
-62%
Read Seq Q32T1
6822
3331
-51%
1829
-73%
1631
-76%
1872
-73%
5659 ?(1770 - 6822, n=8)
-17%
2720 ?(128 - 7102, n=101, last 2 years)
-60%
AS SSD
-58%
-111%
-100%
-80%
-6%
-81%
Seq Read
5402.58
2340.99
-57%
1616.18
-70%
1748.42
-68%
1771.39
-67%
4745 ?(2629 - 5533, n=8)
-12%
2110 ?(236 - 5403, n=102, last 2 years)
-61%
Seq Write
3792.25
993.2
-74%
760.76
-80%
941.12
-75%
894.48
-76%
3086 ?(1270 - 3920, n=8)
-19%
1326 ?(114 - 3952, n=102, last 2 years)
-65%
4K Read
80.41
45.76
-43%
46.87
-42%
44.06
-45%
53.46
-34%
66.2 ?(46.6 - 81, n=8)
-18%
46.9 ?(8.95 - 83.8, n=102, last 2 years)
-42%
4K Write
195.12
141.84
-27%
126.59
-35%
77.71
-60%
157.82
-19%
179 ?(146 - 214, n=8)
-8%
126 ?(16 - 237, n=102, last 2 years)
-35%
4K-64 Read
1686.54
615.05
-64%
324.62
-81%
451.06
-73%
478.07
-72%
1834 ?(959 - 2489, n=8)
9%
856 ?(21.1 - 2938, n=102, last 2 years)
-49%
4K-64 Write
1796.67
1294.75
-28%
815.24
-55%
925.71
-48%
740.53
-59%
2373 ?(1257 - 3480, n=8)
32%
1014 ?(22.7 - 2245, n=102, last 2 years)
-44%
Access Time Read *
0.035
0.096
-174%
0.074
-111%
0.188
-437%
0.156
-346%
0.0478 ?(0.034 - 0.078, n=8)
-37%
0.0853 ?(0.025 - 0.5, n=99, last 2 years)
-144%
Access Time Write *
0.021
0.026
-24%
0.135
-543%
0.043
-105%
0.023
-10%
0.0289 ?(0.021 - 0.06, n=8)
-38%
0.0853 ?(0.017 - 0.774, n=102, last 2 years)
-306%
Score Read
2307
895
-61%
533
-77%
670
-71%
709
-69%
2375 ?(1360 - 3089, n=8)
3%
1114 ?(64 - 3512, n=102, last 2 years)
-52%
Score Write
2371
1536
-35%
1018
-57%
1098
-54%
988
-58%
2735 ?(1567 - 4036, n=8)
15%
1273 ?(60 - 2737, n=102, last 2 years)
-46%
Score Total
5792
2834
-51%
1798
-69%
2084
-64%
2034
-65%
6373 ?(3573 - 8620, n=8)
10%
2928 ?(163 - 7939, n=102, last 2 years)
-49%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-51% / -52%
-81% / -86%
-71% / -76%
-67% / -69%
-9% / -8%
-62% / -65%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 6822 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 5023 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 627.8 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 467.1 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 4439 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 4096 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 88.84 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 222.8 MB/s

Continuous reading: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card

The ThinkBook Plus Gen2's internal graphics unit is used for displaying image content. The Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs is responsible. This is suitable for applications with low demands on the GPU performance, such as simple photo editing.

In the 3DMark benchmarks, the GPU shows a slightly below-average result, but can place itself clearly ahead of the Intel UHD Graphics 620 of the predecessor Lenovo ThinkBook Plus. Which performance is achieved in comparison with other graphics units can be seen in our GPU benchmark list.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
5969 Points ∼100% +36%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
5944 Points ∼100% +35%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000), AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
5842 Points ∼98% +33%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (4013 - 6120, n=30)
5426 Points ∼91% +23%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1130G7
4404 Points ∼74%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (410 - 12199, n=101, last 2 years)
4341 Points ∼73% -1%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
1729 Points ∼29% -61%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
4785 Points ∼100% +33%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (2087 - 4846, n=31)
3696 Points ∼77% +3%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1130G7
3586 Points ∼75%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
3463 Points ∼72% -3%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000), AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
3399 Points ∼71% -5%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (313 - 8743, n=107, last 2 years)
3025 Points ∼63% -16%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
1076 Points ∼22% -70%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
28217 Points ∼100% +43%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000), AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
27008 Points ∼96% +37%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (13867 - 30894, n=26)
21678 Points ∼77% +10%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1130G7
19691 Points ∼70%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
19650 Points ∼70% 0%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1652 - 53539, n=81, last 2 years)
18667 Points ∼66% -5%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
8481 Points ∼30% -57%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (743 - 1408, n=30)
1152 Points ∼100% +9%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000), AMD Ryzen 7 5800U
1128 Points ∼98% +7%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1130G7
1056 Points ∼92%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (116 - 3276, n=89, last 2 years)
1017 Points ∼88% -4%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
345 Points ∼30% -67%
3DMark 11 Performance
4466 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
12148 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3116 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1160 points
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Gaming performance

The here installed Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs is only suitable for very simple or older games. Thus, smooth frame rates were mostly only possible with reduced resolution and lowered graphics settings in the titles we tested.

We have listed which performance can be expected in other games in our GPU games list.

Witcher 3 FPS-Diagram

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i5-1130G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1130G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ: Ø9.65 (8-12)
The Witcher 3 - 1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
51 fps ∼100% +29%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (23.7 - 56.4, n=28)
41.9 fps ∼82% +6%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5.9 - 92, n=60, last 2 years)
41.8 fps ∼82% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
40.6 (30min - 46max) fps ∼80% +3%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
39.5 fps ∼77%
Far Cry 5 - 1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
45 (38min - 54max) fps ∼100% +55%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
42 (34min - 47max) fps ∼93% +45%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (27 - 54, n=15)
37.2 fps ∼83% +28%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (11 - 58, n=28, last 2 years)
34.7 fps ∼77% +20%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
29 fps ∼64%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1366x768 med (1/3)
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
85.2 (69.5min) fps ∼100% +34%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
71.1 (46.5min) fps ∼83% +12%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
63.7 (42.7min) fps ∼75%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
61.7 (41.1min) fps ∼72% -3%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (15.2 - 129, n=101, last 2 years)
61.3 fps ∼72% -4%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (34 - 78.1, n=32)
56.8 fps ∼67% -11%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
39.4 (35.3min) fps ∼46% -38%
GTA V - 1366x768 Normal/Off AF:4x
Average of class Subnotebook
  (16.9 - 164, n=27, last 2 years)
79 fps ∼100% +45%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
72 fps ∼91% +32%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
71.3 (7.09min, 37P1 - 122max) fps ∼90% +31%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (43.8 - 84.3, n=15)
62.9 fps ∼80% +15%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
54.6 (12.8min, 31.3P1 - 113max) fps ∼69%
Strange Brigade - 1920x1080 medium AA:medium AF:4
Average of class Subnotebook
  (17 - 81.5, n=24, last 2 years)
34.9 fps ∼100% +29%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
34.4 (12.3min, 18.8P1 - 182max) fps ∼99% +27%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
29.8 fps ∼85% +10%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
29.7 (22min, 26P1 - 41max) fps ∼85% +10%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (14.3 - 36.2, n=15)
27.4 fps ∼79% +1%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
27.1 (7.1min, 13.5P1 - 215max) fps ∼78%
X-Plane 11.11
1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
44.4 fps ∼100% +21%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
42.6 fps ∼96% +16%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
38.3 fps ∼86% +4%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
27.2 fps ∼61% -26%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
36.8 fps ∼83%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (18.6 - 57, n=32)
36.3 fps ∼82% -1%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5.04 - 96.4, n=103, last 2 years)
33.9 fps ∼76% -8%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
11.5 fps ∼26% -69%
1920x1080 med (fps_test=2)
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
32.8 fps ∼100% +33%
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
32.1 fps ∼98% +30%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (20.5 - 40.5, n=33)
30.7 fps ∼94% +25%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
29.9 fps ∼91% +22%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
20.5 fps ∼63% -17%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3.42 - 87.5, n=103, last 2 years)
27.4 fps ∼84% +11%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
24.6 fps ∼75%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
10.3 fps ∼31% -58%
1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Acer Spin 3 SP313-51N-56YV
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
33 fps ∼100% +53%
HP Pavilion Aero 13 be0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
29.7 fps ∼90% +38%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (18.7 - 35.5, n=33)
27.5 fps ∼83% +28%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
26.2 fps ∼79% +22%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
18.7 fps ∼57% -13%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3.09 - 72.3, n=101, last 2 years)
24.4 fps ∼74% +13%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5
Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
21.5 fps ∼65%
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
9.58 fps ∼29% -55%
low med. high ultra
GTA V (2015) 59.9 54.6 19.3 8.84 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 66 39.5 20.7 9.65 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 81.5 63.7 39.5 34.8 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 36.8 24.6 21.5 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 29 16 15 14 fps
Strange Brigade (2018) 60.4 27.1 21.7 18.2 fps

Emissions & Energy - Battery life decreases

Noise emissions

The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 is extremely quiet or inaudible in daily use. When using the "intelligent cooling" mode, we measured a maximum noise level of 34.5 dB(A) under heavy load. However, significantly louder fan noise of approximately 42 dB(A) can be heard in "ultra performance" mode.

We could not determine any other noises, such as coil whine or similar.

Noise Level

Idle
25.4 / 27.4 / 32.2 dB(A)
Load
32.2 / 34.5 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 25.4 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.829.834.931.728.82532.83134.531.1293129.725.830.726.926.94030.727.429.629.531.25033.328.829.629.828.7632421.62423.421.88022.422.723.921.321.41002117.722.518.119.912521.217.922.220.420.916018.416.719.718.317.520018.517.419.417.716.6250