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Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA004FUS

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA004FUS
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA004FUS (ThinkPad E14 Gen2 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-1135G7 4 x 2.4 - 4.2 GHz, Tiger Lake UP3
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Storage
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.9 x 324 x 220 ( = 0.7 x 12.76 x 8.66 in)
Battery
45 Wh Lithium-Polymer, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 11 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p IR
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.64 kg ( = 57.85 oz / 3.62 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
900 Euro

 

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Average Score: 71.25% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 10 reviews)

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA004FUS

75% Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 Review: A great basic laptop
Source: Phandroid English
This is the part of the review where I tell you that you should avoid this because of the underwhelming display, and middling battery life. But that’s not entirely the truth. There’s a much larger problem with the ThinkPad E14 Gen 2, and that’s the price. For a laptop that’s designed with productivity and business in mind, the $700 starting price is just a tad too steep. You can get the same (or better) performance out of one of Lenovo’s Chromebooks. And in the Windows space, Acer, ASUS, and Dell all have options that come in a bit cheaper than what Lenovo offers here. That’s not to say that the ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 should be ignored entirely. I really did fall in love again with Lenovo’s keyboards, and the ThinkPad branding complete with the TrackPoint are two great reasons alone for you to consider this laptop. I mean, there’s even Thunderbolt 4, which is only just becoming more readily available for other laptops. But you should think twice before just jumping at this one. It’s a great laptop with limited use cases, and you likely won’t be too disappointed, but just temper your expectations first.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2022
Rating: Total score: 75%
[REVIEW] Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 – the budget option is surprisingly good
Source: Laptop Media English
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/30/2022
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 (Intel) review: An upgrade that could use an upgrade
Source: On MSFT English
The ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 was released earlier this year but could do with a refresh already. Between the display tech, battery life and performance scores, the E14 presents a dilemma for SMB's looking to upgrade the office with mid-level workstations. For similar prices, options such as the Dell XPS13, HP Envy x360, M1 MacBook Air and even the ThinkPad T14 offer better performance and battery life. Fortunately, the ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 can be picked up for a reduced price these days at several 3rd party outlets and still maintains the coveted Mil-Spec design with modern day specs. From the Windows Hello support to the latest Intel chip with updated GPUs the ThinkPad E14 could offer moderate modern-day value, but at close to $1,000 it's tough to recommend. Seems as though Lenovo may feel the same way as the E14 Gen 2 in both AMD and Intel models are no longer listed on their sites.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/21/2021
Lenovo'S Thinkpad E14 Productivity Laptop Lags Under A Heavy Workload
Source: Reviewed.com English
The ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 is a well-built laptop with a trackpad and keyboard that instill confidence with every peck and tap. Its matte display reduces glare, which comes in handy when glaring lights burst through. Lenovo’s additional security features add additional barriers that keep away any unwanted peeps at your files and folders.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/29/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 review: A basic business laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
With the ThinkPad E14 Gen 2, you know exactly what you’re going to get. It’s a basic business laptop with a solid selection of ports, decent productivity performance, and a basic anti-glare screen. Its most exemplary feature is its keyboard, but that’s counterweighted by a disappointing trackpad and middling battery life. The rank and file could do worse, but they could also probably do a bit better as well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2021
60% Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 review: A basic business laptop
Source: PC World English
With the ThinkPad E14 Gen 2, you know exactly what you’re going to get. It’s a basic business laptop with a solid selection of ports, decent productivity performance, and a basic anti-glare screen. Its most exemplary feature is its keyboard, but that’s counterweighted by a disappointing trackpad and middling battery life. The rank and file could do worse, but they could also probably do a bit better as well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2
Source: PC Mag English
It's not that Lenovo offers more ThinkPads than you can shake a stick at—it's just that it would take a very long time to shake that stick at them all. The ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 (starts at $896; $1,039 as tested) is a business laptop aimed at small offices, priced below the enterprise ThinkPad T and premium ThinkPad X series (in other words, overlapping the ThinkBook series). It's a 14-inch slimline with many of the ThinkPad virtues, such as a first-class keyboard and MIL-STD 810H durability. But it's on the heavy side for a 14-inch laptop; it has only one USB-C and one USB-A port (not counting an outdated USB 2.0 port); and the power adapter steals the USB-C port. Lenovo laptops regularly earn four or four and a half stars in our review ratings, but this one falls a bit short.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad E14 review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Lenovo ThinkPad E14 delivers on being a good productivity option with a great keyboard, zippy performance and deep security features. But be warned, this one is only for the business crowd.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 review – the budget option is surprisingly good
Source: Laptop Media English
As always, it is great to see a laptop that feels this good in daily usage. The keyboard is amazing, the browsing experience is snappy, and the performance is there. However, the disappointing battery life and lack of some features like the SD card reader let the entire setup down, despite the optional fingerprint reader and IR face recognition system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/06/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/06/2021

Comment

Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 80 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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i5-1135G7: A quad-core, mid-range processor of Tiger Lake product family designed for use in ultra-light laptops. The i5 is manufactured on Intel's second-gen 10 nm process marketed as SuperFin and features an 80 EU Iris Xe G7 iGPU. Core i5-1135G7 has a base clock speed of 2.4 GHz as long as it is allowed to consume 28 watts.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.00":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.64 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


71.25%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Stefan Hinum, 2021-02-17 (Update: 2021-02-17)