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Lenovo ThinkPad E570 (7200U, HD Display) Laptop Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 10/05/2017

Disappointing screen. With the ThinkPad E570, Lenovo delivers a quiet, enduring office machine that serves with a good keyboard and lightning-fast NVMe SSD. The HD screen is a complete disappointment.

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Lenovo offers entry-level business laptops within its ThinkPad E lineup. After testing a ThinkPad E570 model with a GeForce GTX 950M graphics unit and IPS Full HD panel a few months ago, we are now facing a model without a dedicated GPU and with an HD screen. Its competitors are found in devices such as HP's ProBook 450 G4Acer's TravelMate P259-MGDell's Latitude 15 3570, and Fujitsu's LifeBook A557.

Since both ThinkPad models are built identically, we will not go into details about casing, connectivity, input devices or speakers. The relevant information can be found in our review of the E570 Full HD model.

Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00 (ThinkPad E570 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 620, Core: 300-1000 MHz, single-channel, 21.20.16.4727
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400, single-channel, two memory banks (one bank filled)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel 100 PPI, Lenovo NT156WHM-N42, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP, 256 GB 
, + WDC WD5000LPLX (1 TB, 7200 RPM), 675 GB free
Soundcard
Conexant CX20753/4 @ Intel Sunrise Point-LP PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 DVI, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio, Card Reader: SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUE0N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25.4 x 379 x 261 ( = 1 x 14.92 x 10.28 in)
Battery
42 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, Cyberlink PowerDVD 14, McAfee LiveSafe (trial version), MS Office 365 (trial version), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds), Power Supply: 280 g ( = 9.88 oz / 0.62 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Size Comparison

Right: Combo audio, USB 2.0 (Type A), Gigabit Ethernet, DVD burner, cable lock slot
Right: Combo audio, USB 2.0 (Type A), Gigabit Ethernet, DVD burner, cable lock slot
Left: Power-in, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type C), VGA, HDMI, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A)
Left: Power-in, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type C), VGA, HDMI, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A)
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP ProBook 450 G4 Y8B60EA
 
72.7 MB/s ∼100%
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
68.1 MB/s ∼94%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S00000
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
62.5 MB/s ∼86%
Dell Latitude 15-3570
 
22.24 MB/s ∼31%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP ProBook 450 G4 Y8B60EA
 
89 MB/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S00000
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
81.71 MB/s ∼92%
Dell Latitude 15-3570
 
24.15 MB/s ∼27%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
628 MBit/s ∼100% +21%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
521 MBit/s ∼83%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S00000
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
495 MBit/s ∼79% -5%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
650 MBit/s ∼100%
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
583 MBit/s ∼90% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S00000
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
434 MBit/s ∼67% -33%

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Display

The matte, 15.6-inch panel has a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels. Its brightness (233 cd/m²) and contrast (410:1) are far too low. We expect rates beyond 300 cd/m² and 1000:1. At least, the Full HD panel fulfills our expectations in terms of contrast. However, its brightness is not that much better than that of the HD screen.

Unfortunately, the screen installed here displays PWM flickering at a frequency of 200 Hz in brightness levels of 90% and lower. This can cause headaches and/or eye problems in sensitive users.

Pixelgrid
Pixelgrid
Illumination
Illumination
269
cd/m²
246
cd/m²
228
cd/m²
248
cd/m²
242
cd/m²
230
cd/m²
197
cd/m²
218
cd/m²
219
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 269 cd/m² Average: 233 cd/m² Minimum: 3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 73 %
Center on Battery: 242 cd/m²
Contrast: 410:1 (Black: 0.59 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 10.9 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 13.07 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
55% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 35% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.37
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
TN LED, 1366x768, 15.6
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S00000
IPS LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP ProBook 450 G4 Y8B60EA
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Latitude 15-3570
TN LED, 1366x768, 15.6
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Fujitsu LifeBook A557 PL
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Response Times
-47%
-72%
-83%
-31%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
46 (24, 22)
44.8 (16.4, 28.4)
3%
51 (23, 28)
-11%
37 (13, 24)
20%
43 (20, 23)
7%
Response Time Black / White *
13 (8, 5)
25.6 (6.8, 18.8)
-97%
30 (10, 20)
-131%
37 (20, 17)
-185%
22 (6, 16)
-69%
PWM Frequency
200 (90)
50 (40)
-75%
Screen
41%
7%
-2%
5%
52%
Brightness middle
242
242
0%
214
-12%
202
-17%
180
-26%
239.5
-1%
Brightness
233
243
4%
201
-14%
211
-9%
178
-24%
216
-7%
Brightness Distribution
73
75
3%
77
5%
88
21%
93
27%
80
10%
Black Level *
0.59
0.24
59%
0.43
27%
0.62
-5%
0.45
24%
0.2
66%
Contrast
410
1008
146%
498
21%
326
-20%
400
-2%
1198
192%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
10.9
4.65
57%
10.68
2%
12.35
-13%
9.91
9%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
20.84
9.64
54%
18.07
13%
19.9
5%
18.19
13%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
13.07
3.39
74%
11.32
13%
13.46
-3%
11.25
14%
Gamma
2.37 93%
2.7 81%
2.26 97%
2.44 90%
2.35 94%
CCT
13123 50%
6246 104%
12204 53%
15217 43%
12115 54%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
35
36.69
5%
38
9%
39
11%
37
6%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
55
57.66
5%
59
7%
61
11%
58
5%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-3% / 26%
-33% / -11%
-43% / -15%
-13% / -1%
52% / 52%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 200 Hz ≤ 90 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 200 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 90 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 200 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8931 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

E570 vs. sRGB
E570 vs. sRGB
E570 vs. AdobeRGB
E570 vs. AdobeRGB

The color reproduction in the state of delivery is not convincing. The DeltaE 2000 color deviation of 10.9 is far from the target range (DeltaE less than 3). Furthermore, the screen exhibits a visible bluish tint. The panel cannot reproduce either the sRGB or the AdobeRGB color spaces. Their coverage rates are 55% (sRGB) and 35% (AdobeRGB).

The screen's color reproduction can be improved slightly with our color profile. However, it must be certain that the same screen model (manufacturer + model number) is installed as in our review sample. Otherwise, the color reproduction could become even worse. Screens from different manufacturers are often used within a laptop model lineup.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN - Saturation Sweeps

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
13 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8 ms rise
↘ 5 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 10 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
46 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24 ms rise
↘ 22 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 72 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

Lenovo furnishes the ThinkPad with a viewing angle dependent TN panel. Thus, the screen is not legible from every position. The laptop can at most be used in a shadowy environment outdoors. The screen's low brightness and low contrast thwart this intention otherwise.

The E570 outdoors (direct sunlight).
The E570 outdoors (direct sunlight).
The E570 outdoors (sunlight behind the laptop).
The E570 outdoors (sunlight behind the laptop).
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance

Lenovo's ThinkPad E570 is an entry-level model in the business laptop sector. It has enough computing power for all common application scenarios. Furthermore, it has features such as TPM 2.0 and a fingerprint scanner. Lenovo has omitted the docking port (OneLink) that was still present in the previous model. We do not have  a price for our review sample since an HD model of the ThinkPad was not listed in German online shops at the time of testing  (~$770 in Lenovo's web store).

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWInfo
LatencyMon
 
 

Processor

Core i5-7200U (Kaby Lake) dual-core processor is installed into the ThinkPad. This ULV all-rounder (TDP: 15 watts) looks good in all application scenarios and should completely satisfy the needs of most users. Buying a Core i7 will not be worthwhile for most users: A considerably higher price versus a small performance gain.

The Core i5 processor clocks at a base speed of 2.5 GHz, which can be boosted up to 3.1 GHz (both cores) via Turbo. Turbo is utilized in both AC and battery mode. However, it was not completely exhausted in our Multithread tests and clocked at "only" 3 to 3.1 GHz. Consequently, the corresponding test outcomes are slightly lower than those of comparable laptops.

Single thread
Single thread
Multithread
Multithread

We check whether Turbo can be utilized over prolonged periods of time by looping the Cinebench R15 Multithread test for approximately 30 minutes. The ThinkPad's scores are consistently on the same level. Thus, performance is not lost.

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
7881
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
11130
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4964
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
30.74 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
3.57 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.38 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
39.63 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
316 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
125 Points
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
HP ProBook 450 G4 Y8B60EA
Intel Core i7-7500U
146 Points ∼100% +17%
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
Intel Core i7-6500U
130 Points ∼89% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S00000
Intel Core i5-7200U
129 Points ∼88% +3%
Fujitsu LifeBook A557 PL
Intel Core i5-7200U
125 Points ∼86% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
125 Points ∼86%
Dell Latitude 15-3570
Intel Core i5-6200U
116 Points ∼79% -7%
CPU Multi 64Bit
HP ProBook 450 G4 Y8B60EA
Intel Core i7-7500U
355 Points ∼100% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S00000
Intel Core i5-7200U
330 Points ∼93% +4%
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
Intel Core i7-6500U
329 Points ∼93% +4%
Fujitsu LifeBook A557 PL
Intel Core i5-7200U
327 Points ∼92% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
316 Points ∼89%
Dell Latitude 15-3570
Intel Core i5-6200U
290 Points ∼82% -8%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
Intel Core i7-6500U
1.48 Points ∼100% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
1.38 Points ∼93%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
3.57 Points ∼100%
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
Intel Core i7-6500U
3.53 Points ∼99% -1%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
4964 Points ∼100%
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
Intel Core i7-6500U
4860 Points ∼98% -2%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
Intel Core i7-6500U
11200 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
11130 Points ∼99%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
Intel Core i7-6500U
6904 Points ∼100% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
6432 Points ∼93%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
Intel Core i7-6500U
3239 Points ∼100% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
2902 Points ∼90%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
Intel Core i7-6500U
7550 Points ∼100% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
6771 Points ∼90%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
Intel Core i7-6500U
3872 Points ∼100% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
3609 Points ∼93%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
7095 Points ∼100%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
3656 Points ∼100%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
HP ProBook 450 G4 Y8B60EA
Intel Core i7-7500U
238.56 Points ∼100% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel Core i5-7200U
210.52 Points ∼88%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S00000
Intel Core i5-7200U
208.94 Points ∼88% -1%
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
Intel Core i7-6500U
126.59 Points ∼53% -40%

System Performance

The system's performance does not give any reason for complaint. The strong hardware ensures a fast-running system. This is also reflected in the very good PCMark scores. They confirm that the laptop has more than enough computing power for office and Internet applications. It would be possible to increase the performance slightly. A second working memory module would have to be installed into the laptop for this.

PCMark 7 Score
5232 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3714 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4456 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4857 points
Help
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4857 Points ∼100%
HP ProBook 450 G4 Y8B60EA
GeForce 930MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
4725 Points ∼97% -3%
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
GeForce 940MX, 6500U, Liteonit CV3-8D256
4699 Points ∼97% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S00000
GeForce GTX 950M, 7200U, Toshiba THNSF5256GPUK
4666 Points ∼96% -4%
Dell Latitude 15-3570
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
4477 Points ∼92% -8%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
GeForce 940MX, 6500U, Liteonit CV3-8D256
3823 Points ∼100% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3714 Points ∼97%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S00000
GeForce GTX 950M, 7200U, Toshiba THNSF5256GPUK
3550 Points ∼93% -4%
Dell Latitude 15-3570
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
3337 Points ∼87% -10%
HP ProBook 450 G4 Y8B60EA
GeForce 930MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
3163 Points ∼83% -15%

Storage Devices

The system drive is a solid-state drive from Samsung. It is an NVMe model (M.2 2280) that has a total capacity of 256 GB. The SSD is connected via PCI Express. This allows much higher transfer rates than a SATA III connection. The SSD's transfer rates are superb.

The ThinkPad also houses a conventional 2.5-inch hard drive that serves as data storage. It has a storage capacity of 500 GB and spins at 7200 revolutions per minute.

Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Sequential Read: 1589 MB/s
Sequential Write: 1217 MB/s
512K Read: 1155 MB/s
512K Write: 782.9 MB/s
4K Read: 59.65 MB/s
4K Write: 148.8 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 473.6 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 428.7 MB/s
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Dell Latitude 15-3570
Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
Liteonit CV3-8D256
Fujitsu LifeBook A557 PL
Samsung CM871a MZNTY256HDHP
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S00000
Toshiba THNSF5256GPUK
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
-81%
-58%
-55%
-31%
Write 4k QD32
428.7
23.3
-95%
240.2
-44%
225.1
-47%
319.2
-26%
Read 4k QD32
473.6
93.53
-80%
346.2
-27%
293.9
-38%
529.5
12%
Write 4k
148.8
21.31
-86%
76.32
-49%
95.39
-36%
123.4
-17%
Read 4k
59.65
19.06
-68%
28.32
-53%
34.16
-43%
34.3
-42%
Write 512
782.9
134.1
-83%
264.8
-66%
240.7
-69%
414
-47%
Read 512
1155
308.5
-73%
254.3
-78%
400.8
-65%
759
-34%
Write Seq
1217
137.7
-89%
258.2
-79%
337
-72%
468.1
-62%
Read Seq
1589
453.2
-71%
478.5
-70%
519.7
-67%
1140
-28%

Graphics Card

Intel's HD Graphics 620 graphics unit support DirectX 12 and clocks at speeds of up to 1000 MHz. The 3DMark benchmark scores are at a normal level for this GPU. However, more is still possible. Installing a second working memory would increase the graphics performance. Then the enabled dual-channel mode would better utilize the graphics core.

Users who want considerably more graphics power should opt for a ThinkPad model that is equipped with a GeForce GTX 950M graphics unit.

3DMark 11 Performance
1518 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
55340 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
5776 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
763 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S00000
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, Intel Core i5-7200U
4243 Points ∼100% +203%
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-6500U
2821 Points ∼66% +101%
HP ProBook 450 G4 Y8B60EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
2092 Points ∼49% +49%
Fujitsu LifeBook A557 PL
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1437 Points ∼34% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1401 Points ∼33%
Dell Latitude 15-3570
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
1273 Points ∼30% -9%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S00000
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, Intel Core i5-7200U
3545 Points ∼100% +331%
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-6500U
2222 Points ∼63% +170%
HP ProBook 450 G4 Y8B60EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
1637 Points ∼46% +99%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
822 Points ∼23%
Fujitsu LifeBook A557 PL
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
815 Points ∼23% -1%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S00000
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, Intel Core i5-7200U
21835 Points ∼100% +205%
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, Intel Core i7-6500U
13459 Points ∼62% +88%
HP ProBook 450 G4 Y8B60EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
9122 Points ∼42% +28%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
7152 Points ∼33%
Fujitsu LifeBook A557 PL
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
6993 Points ∼32% -2%
Dell Latitude 15-3570
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
5909 Points ∼27% -17%

Gaming Performance

The ThinkPad's CPU-GPU combination can display some games smoothly in low resolutions and low quality settings. This is primarily true for games with low hardware requirements. Installing a second working memory module (= dual-channel mode enabled) would increase the frame rates. Performance-driven games such as “Ark Survival Evolved” will never be playable. If the laptop is not intended just for work but also for play, a ThinkPad model with a GeForce GTX 950M GPU would be more suitable.

low med. high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 63.633.819.2fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 41.824.520.2fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 16.710.4fps
BioShock Infinite - 1280x720 Very Low Preset
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S00000
GeForce GTX 950M, 7200U, Toshiba THNSF5256GPUK
138.13 fps ∼100% +230%
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
GeForce 940MX, 6500U, Liteonit CV3-8D256
117 fps ∼85% +180%
HP ProBook 450 G4 Y8B60EA
GeForce 930MX, 7500U, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
94.78 fps ∼69% +127%
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
41.8 fps ∼30%
Dell Latitude 15-3570
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Samsung CM871 MZNLF128HCHP
36.5 fps ∼26% -13%

Emissions

System Noise

The ThinkPad does not produce any noise over the entire load range. The fan is often inactive while idling, and  only access noises on the 2.5-inch hard drive are at most audible. The fan hardly speeds up during load. We measured a maximum noise level of 31.9 dB(A). Our review sample did not produce any side noises.

Noise Level

Idle
30.6 / 30.6 / 30.6 dB(A)
HDD
31.4 dB(A)
DVD
33.1 / dB(A)
Load
31.8 / 31.3 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.6 dB(A)
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
7200U, HD Graphics 620
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S00000
7200U, GeForce GTX 950M
HP ProBook 450 G4 Y8B60EA
7500U, GeForce 930MX
Dell Latitude 15-3570
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
6500U, GeForce 940MX
Fujitsu LifeBook A557 PL
7200U, HD Graphics 620
Noise
-3%
-12%
-4%
-8%
-13%
off / environment *
30.6
29
5%
31.6
-3%
31
-1%
30.5
-0%
Idle Minimum *
30.6
29
5%
32.6
-7%
31
-1%
31.6
-3%
30
2%
Idle Average *
30.6
29
5%
32.6
-7%
31
-1%
31.6
-3%
32.5
-6%
Idle Maximum *
30.6
29
5%
33
-8%
31
-1%
32
-5%
35
-14%
Load Average *
31.8
34.3
-8%
38.9
-22%
34.2
-8%
35.5
-12%
37.5
-18%
Load Maximum *
31.3
40.1
-28%
38.9
-24%
34.3
-10%
38.3
-22%
40.3
-29%

* ... smaller is better

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.235.533.135.534.22534.436.133.538.634.4313640.34248.2364036.23637.935.636.25033.133.536.13433.16331.532.831.832.231.58029.228.926.828.229.210026.726.127.62726.712526.526.426.424.326.516023.823.82423.223.8200232423.122.82325022.222.422.522.322.231521.121.52221.521.140020.920.82120.220.95002020.42019.22063019.319.619.718.919.38002019.118.918.420100020.119.519.417.920.1125019.819.2191819.8160019.61919.417.619.6200020.819.719.617.520.8250020.319.219.517.920.3315018.918.418.51818.9400018.518.218.518.218.5500018.618.418.518.518.6630018.618.518.618.618.6800018.818.918.818.818.81000018.918.818.918.718.91250019191918.9191600019.219.219.219.119.2SPL31.731.431.430.731.7N1.61.61.61.51.6median 20median 19.2median 19.4median 18.8median 20Delta1.81.22.11.81.8hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00

Temperature

The ThinkPad in the stress test.
The ThinkPad in the stress test.

The ThinkPad performed our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run for at least one hour) in the same manner in both AC and battery mode. The processor clocks at 1.5 to 1.7 GHz. The graphics unit fluctuates from 900 to 1000 MHz.

The laptop does not heat up excessively. The temperatures remained below 40 degrees Celsius (~104 degrees Fahrenheit) on all measuring points during the stress test.

Max. Load
 32.5 °C
91 F
30.3 °C
87 F
24 °C
75 F
 
 32.4 °C
90 F
33.2 °C
92 F
24 °C
75 F
 
 28.2 °C
83 F
32.1 °C
90 F
24.5 °C
76 F
 
Maximum: 33.2 °C = 92 F
Average: 29 °C = 84 F
22.8 °C
73 F
25.4 °C
78 F
39.4 °C
103 F
23.2 °C
74 F
36 °C
97 F
32.2 °C
90 F
24.6 °C
76 F
35.8 °C
96 F
36.2 °C
97 F
Maximum: 39.4 °C = 103 F
Average: 30.6 °C = 87 F
Power Supply (max.)  43.2 °C = 110 F | Room Temperature 21.3 °C = 70 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 29 °C / 84 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 33.2 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.4 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.7 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (32.1 °C / 89.8 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.3 °C / 82.9 F (-3.8 °C / -6.9 F).
Temperature development upper side (load)
Temperature development upper side (load)
Temperature development underside (load)
Temperature development underside (load)
Temperature development upper side (idle)
Temperature development upper side (idle)
Temperature development underside (idle)
Temperature development underside (idle)
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
7200U, HD Graphics 620
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S00000
7200U, GeForce GTX 950M
HP ProBook 450 G4 Y8B60EA
7500U, GeForce 930MX
Dell Latitude 15-3570
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
6500U, GeForce 940MX
Fujitsu LifeBook A557 PL
7200U, HD Graphics 620
Heat
-13%
-15%
-17%
-7%
1%
Maximum Upper Side *
33.2
46.6
-40%
44.3
-33%
36.1
-9%
35.1
-6%
34.8
-5%
Maximum Bottom *
39.4
49.1
-25%
46.3
-18%
47
-19%
46.7
-19%
38.1
3%
Idle Upper Side *
25.9
24.6
5%
27.8
-7%
31.7
-22%
27
-4%
25.9
-0%
Idle Bottom *
27.8
25.1
10%
27.7
-0%
32.9
-18%
27.4
1%
26.6
4%

* ... smaller is better

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.635.534.62534.738.634.73142.748.242.74036.835.636.85037.43437.4633532.235802928.22910030.62730.612535.624.335.616047.823.247.820053.922.853.925051.922.351.931550.421.550.440062.420.262.450062.219.262.263059.718.959.780064.318.464.3100064.117.964.1125070.31870.3160069.517.669.5200071.417.571.4250065.317.965.3315063.81863.8400067.418.267.4500066.218.566.2630067.318.667.3800059.918.859.91000059.618.759.61250051.218.951.21600046.719.146.7SPL78.830.778.8N43.11.543.1median 62.2median 18.8median 62.2Delta7.31.87.335.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00 audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (71.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 17.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.9% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.4% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 35% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 56% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 34% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 60% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 96% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequency diagram comparison (checkboxes above can be turned on/off!)

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The ThinkPad is satisfied with little power. We measured a maximum idle power consumption of 6.6 watts. Thus, it is on par with its Full HD sister model. The requirement climbed to 29.4 watts during the stress test. This rate would be higher if the CPU clocked at full speed. The 45-watt power supply is never pushed to its limits.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.34 / 0.45 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 2.9 / 5.8 / 6.6 Watt
Load midlight 29 / 29.4 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
7200U, HD Graphics 620
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S00000
7200U, GeForce GTX 950M
HP ProBook 450 G4 Y8B60EA
7500U, GeForce 930MX
Dell Latitude 15-3570
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
6500U, GeForce 940MX
Fujitsu LifeBook A557 PL
7200U, HD Graphics 620
Power Consumption
-45%
-40%
-18%
-71%
-44%
Idle Minimum *
2.9
2.8
3%
3.8
-31%
4.9
-69%
7
-141%
6.3
-117%
Idle Average *
5.8
6.3
-9%
6.6
-14%
7.2
-24%
8
-38%
8.1
-40%
Idle Maximum *
6.6
6.9
-5%
11.3
-71%
7.5
-14%
10.6
-61%
12.7
-92%
Load Average *
29
51.6
-78%
38
-31%
25.4
12%
39.7
-37%
20.7
29%
Load Maximum *
29.4
69.7
-137%
45
-53%
28
5%
51.9
-77%
28.9
2%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

The ThinkPad achieved a runtime of 7:10 hours on one charged battery in our practical Wi-Fi test. We simulate the load needed for opening websites via a script. The "Balanced" profile is enabled, the energy-saving features are disabled, and the screen's brightness is set to approximately 150 cd/m². We loop the short movie Big Buck Bunny (H.264 encoding, 1920x1080 pixels) to determine the video playback time. The wireless modules and energy-saving features are disabled, and the screen is dimmed to 150 cd/m². The E570 stopped the video test after 6:27 hours.

Our current review sample is equipped with the same 41-Wh battery that is in the previously tested Full HD model. However, the laptop usually lags behind the runtimes of the Full HD model. The latter is only defeated in the maximum runtime.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
18h 03min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 40)
7h 10min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
6h 27min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 35min
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 42 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S00000
7200U, GeForce GTX 950M, 41 Wh
HP ProBook 450 G4 Y8B60EA
7500U, GeForce 930MX, 45 Wh
Dell Latitude 15-3570
6200U, HD Graphics 520, 65 Wh
Acer TravelMate P259-MG-71UU
6500U, GeForce 940MX, 41 Wh
Fujitsu LifeBook A557 PL
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 49 Wh
Battery Runtime
8%
6%
29%
-39%
-10%
Reader / Idle
1083
883
-18%
746
-31%
1024
-5%
615
-43%
977
-10%
H.264
387
245
-37%
WiFi v1.3
430
462
7%
513
19%
542
26%
280
-35%
Load
95
129
36%
123
29%
157
65%
56
-41%
WiFi
441

Verdict

Pros

+ matte screen
+ always runs quietly
+ low temperatures
+ NVMe SSD
+ 2.5-inch hard drive
+ good battery life
+ maintenance hatch

Cons

- dark, low-contrast, viewing angle dependent screen
- casing could be more robust
- no docking port (OneLink)
- one year warranty only
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H500B2GE, courtesy of Lenovo Germany.
Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H500B2GE, courtesy of Lenovo Germany.

The ThinkPad comes with a Core i5 processor from the Kaby Lake generation, which has more than enough power for office and Internet applications. The laptop runs quietly over the entire load range and hardly heats up.

A fast NVMe SSD ensures a fast-running system. A 500 GB hard drive in the 2.5-inch format provides additional storage. Both drives can be replaced easily thanks to a large maintenance hatch. Like its predecessor, the ThinkPad E570 also comes with a good keyboard. And the battery life is superb.

Lenovo has made the wrong decision in terms of screen. We recommend the IPS FHD model.

As well as the color reproduction inaccuracy and the lack of a dedicated graphics unit, the main difference between our review sample and the previously tested E570 model is the screen. Lenovo has installed an HD panel that is not convincing. It is dark, viewing angle dependent, and exhibits PWM flickering. Users who are interested in the ThinkPad should definitely opt for an IPS FHD model.

As well as the screen, there are more things that have to be criticized about the ThinkPad. The E570's casing is not particularly robust. This is a step backwards compared with the predecessor. Another backward step is the omission of the docking port (OneLink). Existing OneLink docking stations cannot be used and will have to be replaced with USB models when required. The batteries of the ThinkPad E560 cannot be used either. Furthermore, Lenovo only includes a one-year warranty on the laptop.

Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H6S02M00 - 10/02/2017 v6
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
73 / 98 → 74%
Keyboard
87%
Pointing Device
84%
Connectivity
52 / 80 → 65%
Weight
61 / 20-67 → 87%
Battery
89%
Display
74%
Games Performance
55 / 68 → 81%
Application Performance
87 / 92 → 94%
Temperature
94%
Noise
94%
Audio
69%
Camera
40 / 85 → 46%
Average
74%
83%
Office - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2017-10- 5 (Update: 2017-10- 6)