Lenovo ThinkPad E14 G5 i7-1355U
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Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad E14 G5 i7-1355U
Lenovo wants to please fans on both sides of the fence by offering Intel and AMD versions of the ThinkPad E14 Gen 5. We check out both the Core i7-1355U and Ryzen 7 7730U configurations to see which is the better buy.
Source: Laptop Mag
The ThinkPad E14 Gen is actually a super affordable hyper-mobile business laptop that will fit comfortably into whatever backpack or briefcase you carry while providing smooth performance that will handle most business workflows. With starting prices for its base model below $625, it's a business bargain laptop that more than does the job. Its sleek, elegant business styling gives it a nice edge in a sometimes dreary business laptop market. You add Lenovo’s gorgeous keyboard design and sturdiness, which is an excellent buy for small and large businesses. Although it tested below the Acer Swift 14 in several benchmarks, I found the performance more than enough. Also, the Swift 14 will cost you about $300 more. So it all depends on your needs and budget, but the ThinkPad E14 Gen 5 would be an excellent choice for a startup on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Media
Support, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2023
Source: Laptop Media
The Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 5 (Intel) is a solid business device. It comes with many CPU options so you can choose the right processor for your needs. In our case, the device that we have bought has a Core i7-1355U under the bonnet. The machine feels snappy for daily or office tasks as well as for video calls. The build quality is very good but the lid can’t be opened with a single hand. The upgrade options are good. Sure, part of the memory is soldered but there is a SODIMM for future memory expansions. The maximum possible capacity of 48GB DDR4-3200MHz RAM should be enough for most users. One of the two M.2 slots is for Gen 3 SSDs but it’s not a big deal considering the price of the laptop. You can install a Gen 4 SSD in this slot but the speeds will be limited. We are happy to see that the overall performance isn’t hindered by the DDR4 memory. The Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 5 (Intel) is a well-built sturdy business device that doesn’t cost much but it can offer adequate performance, good comfort under load, a PWM-free IPS display, and a modern I/O.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/06/2023
Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-1355U: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 2 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 12 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.2 to 5 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
83%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.