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Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD0003GEProcessor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4700U, Intel Tiger Lake i5-1135G7, Intel Tiger Lake i7-1165G7
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 7, Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
Display: 15.60 inch
Weight: 1.7kg, 1.8kg
Price: 705, 950, 1100 euro
Average Score: 84.85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 7 reviews)
performance: 76%, features: 64%, display: 80%, mobility: 72%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 92%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
Processor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4700U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 7
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 705 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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83.9% Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen.2 Review: Office laptop with an AMD chip and new design | Notebookcheck
The 15.6-inch office laptop from Lenovo comes with the redesigned housing and only AMD CPUs. We examine the second generation of the ThinkPad E15 with a Ryzen 7 processor.
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/05/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/05/2021

Foreign Reviews

A Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 AMD kompakt dizájnt és még több teljesítményt nyújt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; powerful processor; high performance; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/01/2020
A Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 AMD kompakt dizájnt és még több teljesítményt nyújt
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; powerful processor; high performance; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/01/2020

 

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-1165G7
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX450 2048 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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85.8% Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 Review: Tiger Lake laptop with an Nvidia GeForce MX450 | Notebookcheck
Having recently reviewed the Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 with the AMD CPU, we now move on to the ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 with a Tiger Lake processor. Read our review to learn how the Intel chip stacks up against the AMD processor.

 

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD0003GE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD0003GENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD0003GE
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i5-1135G7
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 950 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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[REVIEW] Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 – brings performance to the table, but lacks in other areas
Source: Laptop Media English
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/24/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 review – brings performance to the table, but lacks in other areas
Source: Laptop Media English
Of course, you get Wi-Fi 6 support, but the I/O is a bit puzzling. First of all, it is great to have a Thunderbolt 4 connector. However, as we just touched, you will need the power cord for continuous work. And this power cord – is in the form of a USB Type-C connector. Additionally, there are only two USB Type-A ports. One of which, works at 2.0 speeds, which is funny in 2021. To be honest, HP ProBook 450 G8 is far more superior than the ThinkPad E15 Gen 2, especially in terms of I/O. All of its three USB Type-A ports are 3.2 (Gen. 1), and it sports a MicroSD card reader, against no card readers for the Lenovo.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/05/2021

 

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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 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.

NVIDIA GeForce MX450: Gimped GeForce GTX 1650 (Turing TU117) based entry level GPU with GDDR5 or GDDR6 graphics memory. Available in 4 different variants, where the LP = low power version with 12 Watt TGP is the slowest.

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.

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


AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU):

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.

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.


1.7 kg:

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

1.8 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, 2021-02-23 (Update: 2021-02-23)