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Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA00HKSPProcessor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R3 4300U, AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U, AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4700U, Intel Comet Lake i7-10510U, Intel Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, Intel Tiger Lake i7-1165G7
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 640, AMD Vega 5, AMD Vega 6, AMD Vega 7, Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Display: 14.00 inch
Weight: 1.595kg, 1.596kg, 1.64kg, 1.675kg
Price: 630, 900, 950, 1029 euro
Average Score: 77.35% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 79%, features: 60%, display: 77%, mobility: 77%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 89%

 

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.

 

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA000DGE
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-1165G7
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.595kg
Price: 1029 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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85.1% Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 Laptop Review: Intel's Tiger Lake quad-core beats AMD's hexa-core | Notebookcheck
It has been some time since Lenovo released the AMD Ryzen 4000 variant. Now there is an Intel-based version of the ThinkPad E14 Gen 2. The new ThinkPad laptop gets a Thunderbolt port, which is a novelty for this model, and offers plenty of CPU performance.

 

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA004FUS

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA004FUSNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA004FUS
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i5-1135G7
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.64kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 71.25% - average

Average of 4 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

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

 

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T60020US

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T60020USNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T60020US
Processor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R3 4300U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 5
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.64kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 79% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

79% REVIEW: Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2, um notebook para trabalho
Source: Showmetech.com.br Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/30/2021
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 65% mobility: 85% workmanship: 85%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA00HKSP

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA00HKSPNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20TA00HKSP
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i5-1135G7
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.64kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 (20TA00HKSP). Portátil 14,0" empresarial
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; comfortable keyboard; nice connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/10/2022

 

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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 adapter 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 adapter of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 7 CUs (= 448 shaders) and a clock speed of up to 1,600 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.

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.

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.

AMD Vega 5: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 5 CUs (= 320 shaders) and a clock of up to 1400 MHz.

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


AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU):

R5 4500U: An upper mid-range, hexa-core APU designed for use in thinner, lighter laptops. The Ryzen features Zen 2 CPU cores running at 2.3 GHz to 4.0 GHz along with the Vega 6 graphics adapter (6 x 64 = 384 unified shaders). The thread-doubling SMT technology is not enabled in the case of Ryzen 5 4500U.

R7 4700U: A mobile Octa-Core APU with Zen 2 cores clocked at 2 to 4.1 GHz and a Vega graphics adapter 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.

R3 4300U: Mobile Quad-Core APU using four Zen 2 cores clocked at 2.7 to 3.7 GHz and a Vega graphics adapter with 5 CUs clocked at up to 1400 MHz. The CPU 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 on 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).

Intel Tiger Lake:

i7-1165G7: An upper mid-range, quad-core processor of Tiger Lake product family. The i7 is designed for use in ultra-light (yet actively cooled) laptops; it is manufactured on Intel's second-gen 10 nm process marketed as SuperFin. The CPU cores run at 2.8 GHz (base clock speed @ 28 W TDP) to 4.7 GHz (single-core Boost frequency). This i7 features the 96 EU Intel Iris Xe G7 iGPU; it was the second-fastest CPU of TGL-UP3 line-up when Intel initially launched the series in 2020.

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.


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


1.595 kg:

This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.

1.675 kg:


77.35%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

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