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Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2: Who would like some Intel, who needs AMD?

Only the Intel version has a Thunderbolt port: Das Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2
Only the Intel version has a Thunderbolt port: Das Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2
In our review, the Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 with the Tiger Lake CPU shows that Intel is getting back up on its feet. The decision to buy comes down to details, some of which speak against the AMD variant.

Having recently reviewed the Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 with the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, we now move on to the ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 with the Intel Core i7-1165G7.

Visually there are no differences and both models offer the same amount of RAM and storage space. However, the Intel variant features the Nvidia GeForce MX450, whereas the AMD model is limited only to the Radeon RX Vega 6 graphics. 

While the Intel model offers more GPU performance, thanks to the MX450, the AMD version has a more capable CPU, at least when it comes to multi-core performance. The Tiger Lake chip offers superior single-core peformance. 

However, the Intel variant does better in a few key areas than the AMD version. For instance, it comes with a more colour-accurate display and lasts over an hour longer in our Wi-Fi test.

Moreover, users of the AMD version of the Thinkpad E15 Gen 2 will also have to forego a Thunderbolt 4 port. The USB-C port is used in both models for charging, but with a Docking Station you can keep that port free.

Read our review to learn more about the Lenovo Thinkpad E15 Gen 2 with the Tiger Lake CPU.

 

 

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Mike Wobker, 2021-02-17 (Update: 2021-02-17)