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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.
Mike Wobker, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Stanislav Kokhanyuk), 🇩🇪

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)
Mike Wobker
Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Editor - @mornoc_mw - 370 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
I made my first IT walking attempts on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. After that followed various PCs and notebooks, which I looked after and repaired in my circle of friends and acquaintances. After an apprenticeship as a telecommunications systems engineer and several years of professional experience, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Today I live out my fascination for IT, technology and mobile devices by writing test reports. In my free time I like to devote myself to vegan cooking and spend time with my family, which includes a whole range of animal roommates.
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Stanislav Kokhanyuk
Translator: Stanislav Kokhanyuk - Translator - 15 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2021
I am a big fan of technology, which is why I try to keep up with it. Among my other passions are literature and writing, and so it should not be surprising to anyone at all that I have a four-year bachelor's degree in philology. However, my interests are not limited just to the world of technology, or, for that matter, the world of literature. I am also interested in people and the stories they have to tell. And more recently, I took an interest in artificial intelligence.