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Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 & E15 Gen 2: First affordable Tiger Lake ThinkPads with Thunderbolt

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 & E15 Gen 2: First affordable Tiger Lake ThinkPads with Thunderbolt 4
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 & E15 Gen 2: First affordable Tiger Lake ThinkPads with Thunderbolt 4
Thunderbolt and good screens were always kept exclusive to the T series among the Lenovo ThinkPad line. This seems to change with the new second gen ThinkPad E14 and E15 with Intel Tiger Lake CPUs, as both are the first E ThinkPads to feature Tiger Lake and at least get optional better screens.

If there has been one defining trait of the Lenovo ThinkPad E series these past years, it definitely were the bad screens. 250 cd/m² brightness and only around 60 % sRGB coverage always signaled that these were affordable devices. Even the latest Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 with AMD Ryzen 4000 still suffered from this issue.

Things may finally change though, as both the new 14 inch ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 and 15.6 inch E15 Gen 2 with Intel Tiger Lake will be offered with a new screen option: Brighter 300 cd/m² FHD displays with 100 % sRGB will be standard for the Lenovo E15 and optional for the E14.

Another first for the affordable ThinkPad world: Thunderbolt. With Intel integrating it into Tiger Lake, both E14 and E15 will offer Thunderbolt 4 as a standard feature. As with the better screens, this feature was formerly exclusive to T, X and P series ThinkPad laptops.

Physically, the new models are almost identical with their AMD counterparts. The 15.6 inch ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 Intel will have one interesting new feature to offer though: A hidden compartment for wireless earbuds, not unlike the new Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen 2.

ThinkPad E14 and E15 Gen with Intel Tiger Lake will be available in November 2020. Both have a base-price of $699.

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 (Intel) specifications
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 (Intel) specifications
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 (Intel) specifications
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 (Intel) specifications
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 Intel
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 Intel
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 Intel
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 Intel

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Benjamin Herzig, 2020-09-29 (Update: 2020-09-29)
Benjamin Herzig
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In 2010 I started to get more and more involved with technology, especially notebooks have been my passion ever since. Of course I came across the detailed tests of Notebookcheck very quickly. With time I learned more and more about notebooks and started writing small reviews about notebooks in forums and blog pages. To earn some extra money during my studies I turned my hobby into my profession and joined the team of Notebookcheck in 2016. My personal interest is especially in business notebooks.