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Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad E14-20RA001LGEProcessor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U, AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4700U, Intel Comet Lake i7-10510U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 640, AMD Vega 6, AMD Vega 7
Display: 14.00 inch
Weight: 1.596kg, 1.64kg, 1.675kg
Price: 630, 950 euro
Average Score: 84.85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
: - %, performance: 74%, features: 60%, display: 81%
mobility: 73%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 90%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
Processor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 6
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.596kg
Price: 630 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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85.6% Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 laptop review: Affordable and fast thanks to AMD Renoir | Notebookcheck
Lenovo outfits its new ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 with dual-channel RAM, AMD Ryzen 4000 and a smaller chassis. The new model is not fault-free, but in many important aspects, the Lenovo laptop delivers. Its low price is an additional trump card.

 

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T6000MGE

At the beginning of the year, Lenovo released the ThinkPad E14 Gen 1 as the successor of the Lenovo ThinkPad E490 with a fresh design. Now, the ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 has been released as a redesign of the Gen 1 model. In terms of its design, Lenovo has improved the ThinkPad E series over the years. About three to four years ago, the affordable E models were still completely made out of plastic, but this is not the case with this new ThinkPad E14 Gen 2. Lenovo has improved this model by implementing much smaller screen bezels. Portraying the matte-black colour along with straight and sharp corners, this ThinkPad definitely exudes an aura of seriousness. There is an optical feature that clearly distinguishes the E14 Gen 2 as a 2020 ThinkPad design: the silver Lenovo logo on the lid.

There is obviously no magnesium structure frame like in the ThinkPad T series and no aluminium unibody-style construction like with the ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5. However, the E14 Gen 2 comprises aluminium parts, which does increases the stiffness, but makes it susceptible to dents and bending in long term. It should also be noted that pressure on the back of the screen is passed onto the LCD panel comparably fast, but at least the keyboard does not flex. Apart from that, the hinge of the ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 has a firm grip on the screen and enables an opening angle of 180 degrees. In addition, opening the screen with one hand is possible as well.

One priority of the redesign seems to have been reducing the length of the chassis. The ThinkPad E14 is definitely shorter and more compact than the Gen 1. In terms of its connectivity, this model has been equipped with only a single USB Type-C port and USB-2.0 port. This might turn out to be a drawback for some users, as the USB-C port does not support Thunderbolt for charging, while the other one only supports USB-2.0 speed. In terms of its keyboard, this device has been equipped with a full-size unit keyboard with 1.8 mm travel. This creates an absolutely comfortable typing experience. In addition, the pressure point is neither too soft nor too hard, and the keys have just the right amount of resistance. However, they do have a slightly rough surface. 

As for the screen, the matte LCD screen of the ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 measures 14 inches (16:9). There is also change compared to the ThinkPad E495, as the HD option (1366 x 768) has been evicted and replaced with FHD (1920 x 1080) screens instead. In terms of its battery, the ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 carries a 45Wh battery. Overall, this is great laptop to be explored, depending on the need and preference of the users.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T6000MGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T6000MGE
Processor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4700U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 7
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.64kg
Price: 950 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Gelungener Ryzen-Laptop für 700 Euro
Source: Golem German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/24/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 AMD – az eddigi legjobb E szériás ThinkPad
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Positive: Good price; elegant design; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/07/2020

 

Lenovo ThinkPad E14-20RA001LGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E14-20RA001LGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E14-20RA001LGE
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i7-10510U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 640
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.675kg
Price: 950 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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84.1% Lenovo ThinkPad E14 laptop review: Intel CPU loses against AMD Ryzen, but what else is new? | Notebookcheck
We have already tested the ThinkPad E14 with Intel Core i5-10210U and integrated UHD Graphics, now the variant with a stronger Core i7 and dedicated Radeon RX 640 follows. However, the second generation of the ThinkPad E14 has already been released, initially only with a Ryzen 5 processor. The E14 Gen 2 with Intel Tiger Lake will follow later.

 

Comment

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.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

AMD Vega 6: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 6 CUs (= 384 shaders) and a clock of up to 1.500 MHz.

AMD Vega 7: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 7 CUs (= 448 shaders) and a clock of up to 1600 MHz.

AMD Radeon RX 640: Polaris based entry level dedicated graphics card with 512 shaders (8 CUs) or 640 shaders (10 CUs) and 4 GB GDDR5 graphics memory (64 bit memory bus). Compared to the older RX 550X, the memory bus is halfed.

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


AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU):

R5 4500U: Mobile Hexy-Core APU using six Zen 2 cores clocked at 2.3 to 4 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 6 CUs clocked at up to 1500 MHz. The CPU does not support SMT / Hyperthreading.

R7 4700U: Mobile Octa-Core APU using Zen 2 cores clocked at 2 to 4 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 7 CUs clocked at up to 1600 MHz. Compared to the faster 4800U, the 4700U offers a slightly lower boost clock speed and does not support SMT / Hyperthreading.

Intel Comet Lake:

i7-10510U: Comet Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced in 14nm++). The CPU cores can clock between 1.8 and 4.9 GHz (all 4 cores 4.3 GHz max.) with HyperThreading (8 threads). The integrated memory controller supports DDR4-2666 and using cTDP up/down the performance can be adjusted by the OEM (10 - 25 Watt possible, 15W default).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


1.596 kg:

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

1.675 kg:


84.85%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-08-27 (Update: 2020-08-27)