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Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 G4, i7-1260PProcessor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U, Intel Alder Lake-M i7-1255U, Intel Alder Lake-P i7-1260P, Intel Comet Lake i5-10210U, Intel Comet Lake i7-10510U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 640, AMD Vega 6, Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 15.60 inch
Weight: 0kg, 1.7kg, 1.79kg, 1.9kg
Price: 800, 1019, 1150 euro
Average Score: 71.05% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 9 reviews)
performance: 65%, features: 60%, display: 79%, mobility: 73%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 89%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 20RD0011GE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 20RD0011GENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E15 20RD0011GE
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i7-10510U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon RX 640 2048 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.79kg
Price: 1019 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Reviews

82.1% Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Laptop Review: Too much performance with too little cooling | Notebookcheck
With the ThinkPad E series, Lenovo targets both the normal office market as well as people who occasionally like to play games – at least when the ThinkPad laptop is configured with an AMD GPU. Bringing these two things together proves more difficult than Lenovo might have thought, however, as the Lenovo ThinkPad E15 struggles with its cooling system.

 

Lenovo ThinkPad E15, i5-10210U

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E15, i5-10210UNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E15, i5-10210U
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i5-10210U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Reviews

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 review – a typical industrial package for the office
Source: Laptop Media English Archive.org version
If we look at the picture from the perspective of a business owner, or a person, who needs a laptop mainly for e-mails, word-processing applications, or even developing work, the entire package is not that bad. It has a great keyboard, reasonably good touchpad, and quite a wide I/O selection. Moreover, you can fit a super-fast PCIe x4 drive in the M.2 slot and get mesmerizing boot and load times, or you can fit a huge 2.5″ SATA drive for backup and storage.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/08/2020

Foreign Reviews

60% Recenzja Lenovo ThinkPad E15 – zderzenie oczekiwań z rzeczywistością
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 20T8000YMH

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 20T8000YMHNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E15 20T8000YMH
Processor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 6
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good cooling and silent system; fast fingerprint sensor; comfortable keyboard; nice Ethernet connection. Negative: Poor display; short battery life; no card reader; only HDMI 1.4 port.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/16/2020

 

Lenovo Thinkpad E15-20RD004JSP

Specifications

Lenovo Thinkpad E15-20RD004JSPNotebook: Lenovo Thinkpad E15-20RD004JSP
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i5-10210U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

[Análisis] Lenovo Thinkpad E15: ¿Vale la pena?
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Elegant design; decent processor; 256GB SSD storage; USB-C; DisplayPort. Negative: No backlit keys; no fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/24/2020

 

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 G4-21E60050GE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 G4-21E60050GENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E15 G4-21E60050GE
Processor: Intel Alder Lake-M i7-1255U
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1150 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Reviews

[REVIEW] Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 4 - you better wait for more 12th Gen business notebooks
Source: Laptop Media English
Intel is saving a lot of notebooks in 2022 with their Alder lake processors, with the hardware upgrade improving the performance significantly. There are noticeable budget cuts like the I/O and the display selection, but you always have to make sacrifices with budget options.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2022
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 4 review
Source: Laptop Media English
You know, Intel is becoming something of a redemption for manufacturers in 2022. There are a lot of laptops that haven’t been changed a bit, but only because they feature an Alder Lake CPU of any sort, they can be considered a big win. This is exactly the case with the ThinkPad E15 Gen 4. Quite frankly, it is nothing special. On the other hand, its job is to be ordinary – provide everything one would need to execute its business needs, but do it securely. As such, the device is not bad at all. However, we were baffled by the use of the USB Type-A 2.0 port. Not only that but there are only two USB Type-A ports in total. This makes the E15 Gen 4 easy prey for the ProBook 450 G9, and the Latitude 15 3530 (when both of them finally hit the shelves). Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 4’s IPS panel has a Full HD resolution, comfortable viewing angles, good contrast ratio, and a non-flickering backlight. This makes it safe for long periods of use, without suffering the negative effects of PWM. On the other hand, it covers only half of the colors found on the Web.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/14/2022
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 4 - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Short, Date: 07/14/2022

 

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 G4, i7-1260P

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 G4, i7-1260PNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E15 G4, i7-1260P
Processor: Intel Alder Lake-P i7-1260P
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Đánh giá ThinkPad E15 Gen 4: Thiết kế hiện đại, bền bỉ chuẩn quân đội Mỹ, Intel Core i7 Gen 12th mạnh mẽ
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Modern design; tough device; powerful processor; high performance; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2023

 

Comment

Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.

In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.

In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.


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

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 UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

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.

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.

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


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).

i5-10210U: Comet Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced in 14nm++). The CPU cores can clock between 1.6 and 4.2 GHz (all 4 cores 3.9 GHz max.) with HyperThreading (8 threads). The integrated memory controller supports LPDDR4-2933 and using cTDP up/down the performance can be adjusted by the OEM (10 - 25 Watt possible, 15W default). Compared to the faster i5-10510U, the level 3 cache was reduced from 8 to 6 MB.

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.

Intel Alder Lake-M:

i7-1255U: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 2 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 12 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.2 to 4.7 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.

Intel Alder Lake-P:

i7-1260P: An upper mid-range Alder Lake family CPU featuring 4 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. This 28 W SoC is designed for use in ultra-light (yet actively cooled) laptops. Core i7-1260P's performance cores are Hyper-Threading-enabled for a total of 16 threads. This 12th Gen CPU runs at 1.5 GHz to 4.7 GHz and supports "Essentials" tier vPro features. Last but not the least, Core i7-1260P has a built-in 96 EU Iris Xe GPU, not unlike certain 11th Gen Tiger Lake-UP3 processors.

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


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


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71.05%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

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Lenovo ThinkPad E15 G4, i7-1260P
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 G4, i7-1260P
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 G4-21E60050GE
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 G4-21E60050GE
Lenovo Thinkpad E15-20RD004JSP
Lenovo Thinkpad E15-20RD004JSP
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 20T8000YMH
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 20T8000YMH
Lenovo ThinkPad E15, i5-10210U
Lenovo ThinkPad E15, i5-10210U
Lenovo ThinkPad E15, i5-10210U
Lenovo ThinkPad E15, i5-10210U
Stefan Hinum, 2020-06-11 (Update: 2020-06-11)