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Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 review: An office laptop for 600 Euros (~$680)

Good expansion options. With the ThinkPad L15 G2, you can combine the high quality of Lenovo's business laptops with affordable hardware. This results in a powerful and robust device for less than 600 Euros (~$680) that shows what it can do in our test.
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Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2

In terms of Lenovo's ThinkPad L15 G2, we already took a look at a model with AMD hardware, and we also already tested the slightly smaller 14-inch Lenovo ThinkPad L14 G2.

It is now the turn of the L15 G2 in an affordable configuration, which is already available for about 600 Euros (~$680) with an Intel Core i3-1115G4, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256-GB SSD. While this should allow it to run office applications without any trouble, we don't expect sufficient reserves for more demanding tasks.

Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Processor
Intel Core i3-1115G4 2 x 3 - 4.1 GHz, 25 W PL2 / Short Burst, 8 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-3200, 2x SO-DIMM, single-channel
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, LP156WFC-SPD1, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ, 256 GB 
, 189 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: combined audio port, Card Reader: microSD, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 21 x 366 x 250 ( = 0.83 x 14.41 x 9.84 in)
Battery
45 Wh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: 6-row chiclet, 1.5 mm travel, full size w/ numpad, Keyboard Light: yes, Lenovo Commercial Vantage, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.855 kg ( = 65.43 oz / 4.09 pounds), Power Supply: 374 g ( = 13.19 oz / 0.82 pounds)
Price
540 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
84.6 %
12/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
i3-1115G4, UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
1.9 kg21 mm15.60"1920x1080
85.1 %
07/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
R5 5600U, Vega 7
1.9 kg21 mm15.60"1920x1080
84.8 %
11/2021
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.7 kg19.4 mm15.60"1920x1080
78.2 %
12/2020
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
i3-1115G4, UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
1.6 kg17.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
82 %
07/2021
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.6 kg16 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case and Equipment - ThinkPad L15 G2 with Thunderbolt 4

Maintenance
Maintenance

The case of the Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 is made of robust plastic and offers a high-quality workmanship. The lid is very resistant to warping and can be opened up to a 180° angle. We did not notice any faulty workmanship in our test unit.

Because of the bezels being slightly larger compared to other laptops, the dimensions of the ThinkPad L15 G2 also turn out slightly larger. At 1.9 kg (~4.2 lb), the weight is also relatively high, but the L15 G2 is still suited for taking it along.

In addition to optional LTE and a smartcard reader, the Lenovo ThinkPad also offers a Thunderbolt 4 port that is integrated into the docking port. This allows you to add multiple connection options to those that are already available.

Using our AV 60 Pro reference storage card, the microSD card reader of the L15 G2 achieves good speeds at 66.99 MB/s when copying and 86.38 MB/s when reading data, which allow it to lead our test field.

On the other hand, with 687 Mbit/s when transferring and 634 Mbit/s when receiving data in the WLAN test using our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router, the transfer rates turn out relatively low.

The webcam has a low resolution of 0.9 MP, which is widespread in current laptops. The image quality is correspondingly low, showing blurry object edges and pale colors.

Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2

Size Comparison

367 mm / 14.4 inch 250 mm / 9.84 inch 21 mm / 0.827 inch 1.9 kg4.25 lbs366 mm / 14.4 inch 250 mm / 9.84 inch 21 mm / 0.827 inch 1.9 kg4.09 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 236.5 mm / 9.31 inch 19.4 mm / 0.764 inch 1.7 kg3.81 lbs356.1 mm / 14 inch 234.5 mm / 9.23 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.6 kg3.58 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 230 mm / 9.06 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.6 kg3.53 lbs

Connection Equipment

Left side: 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen1 (power connection), 1x Thunderbolt 4, docking port, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen1, HDMI, microSD card reader, GigabitLAN, smartcard reader
Left side: 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen1 (power connection), 1x Thunderbolt 4, docking port, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen1, HDMI, microSD card reader, GigabitLAN, smartcard reader
Right side: 3.5mm audio, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen1, Kensington Lock
Right side: 3.5mm audio, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen1, Kensington Lock
SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
  (AV Pro V60)
75 MB/s ∼100% +12%
Average of class Office
  (17.7 - 196.8, n=81, last 2 years)
71.4 MB/s ∼95% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
  (AV 60 Pro)
67 MB/s ∼89%
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
35 MB/s ∼47% -48%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
  (AV Pro V60)
25.5 MB/s ∼34% -62%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 32GB)
19.5 MB/s ∼26% -71%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
  (AV 60 Pro)
86.4 MB/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
  (AV Pro V60)
85 MB/s ∼98% -2%
Average of class Office
  (17.2 - 201, n=81, last 2 years)
81 MB/s ∼94% -6%
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
  (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
36.5 MB/s ∼42% -58%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
  (AV Pro V60)
26.9 MB/s ∼31% -69%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 32GB)
26.29 MB/s ∼30% -70%
Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1462 (533min - 1586max) MBit/s ∼100% +113%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1359 (703min - 1463max) MBit/s ∼93% +98%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1224 (586min - 1492max) MBit/s ∼84% +78%
Average RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
  (424 - 928, n=20)
787 MBit/s ∼54% +15%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
687 (59min - 796max) MBit/s ∼47%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
652 (99min - 868max) MBit/s ∼45% -5%
iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1623 (1565min - 1675max) MBit/s ∼100% +156%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1478 (1347min - 1614max) MBit/s ∼91% +133%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1429 (730min - 1491max) MBit/s ∼88% +125%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
855 (749min - 887max) MBit/s ∼53% +35%
Average RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
  (621 - 877, n=20)
745 MBit/s ∼46% +18%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
RealTek Semiconductor RTL8852AE
634 (526min - 682max) MBit/s ∼39%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø634 (526-682)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø687 (59-796)
ColorChecker
35.5 ∆E
30 ∆E
27.1 ∆E
26.1 ∆E
21.7 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
29.2 ∆E
32.4 ∆E
25.9 ∆E
21.7 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
12 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
25.6 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
0.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00: 19.12 ∆E min: 0.71 - max: 35.5 ∆E

Input Devices - A good Lenovo keyboard

The keyboard of the Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 is well suited for typing longer texts. The pressure point is clearly noticeable, and the layout isn't marred by annoying keys that have to fulfill double functions. In addition, there is a separate number block.

As mouse replacement, a ClickPad and a Trackpoint are available. Bot input methods are well suited for navigating the mouse pointer, and clicks are triggered reliably either mechanically or using touch. In our test, the fingerprint reader also responded well to stored fingerprints.

Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 - input devices
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 - input devices
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 - illumination
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 - illumination

Display - Full HD in the 15-inch laptop

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Screen bleeding
Screen bleeding

The display of the ThinkPad L15 G2 consists of a 15.6-inch IPS panel offering a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. At 279 cd/m², the maximum brightness turns out relatively low but is completely sufficient for using it indoors. The brightness distribution is the lowest in our test field at 81%. The brightness control isn't using any PWM, so people with sensitive eyes don't need to worry about experiencing any problems.

In addition to the display used here, according to the data sheet, there are also options for a Full HD panel with a touchscreen and 300 cd/m² of brightness or an HD panel with 220 cd/m².

273
cd/m²
285
cd/m²
297
cd/m²
251
cd/m²
279
cd/m²
270
cd/m²
242
cd/m²
261
cd/m²
266
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LP156WFC-SPD1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 297 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 269.3 cd/m² Minimum: 3.13 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 81 %
Center on Battery: 279 cd/m²
Contrast: 1213:1 (Black: 0.23 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.7 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4, calibrated: 4.7
ΔE Greyscale 3.5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
41.2% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
59.8% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
39.9% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.4
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
LP156WFC-SPD1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
N156HCA-EAB, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
CEC Panda LM156LF-5L06, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
BOE NV15N3D, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
CEC PANDA LM156LF5L03, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Display
10%
4%
-1%
Display P3 Coverage
39.9
43.8
10%
41.6
4%
39.42
-1%
sRGB Coverage
59.8
65.7
10%
62.3
4%
58.7
-2%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
41.2
45.3
10%
43
4%
40.73
-1%
Response Times
-4%
-13%
-22%
24%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40 ?(21, 19)
40
-0%
44.8 ?(22.8, 22)
-12%
45.6 ?(23.6, 22)
-14%
29 ?(13, 16)
27%
Response Time Black / White *
28 ?(17, 11)
30
-7%
32 ?(17.2, 14.8)
-14%
36.4 ?(20.4, 16)
-30%
22 ?(12, 10)
21%
PWM Frequency
1020 ?(98)
Screen
13%
10%
-5%
-8%
Brightness middle
279
298
7%
304
9%
233.1
-16%
325
16%
Brightness
269
276
3%
285
6%
226
-16%
297
10%
Brightness Distribution
81
86
6%
89
10%
90
11%
86
6%
Black Level *
0.23
0.26
-13%
0.19
17%
0.21
9%
0.445
-93%
Contrast
1213
1146
-6%
1600
32%
1110
-8%
730
-40%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
5.7
3.7
35%
5.2
9%
5.69
-0%
3.48
39%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
16.4
15
9%
18.5
-13%
20.62
-26%
8.07
51%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
4.7
3.5
26%
4.5
4%
5.12
-9%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3.5
1.7
51%
2.9
17%
3.3
6%
5.27
-51%
Gamma
2.4 92%
2.21 100%
2.14 103%
2.35 94%
2.41 91%
CCT
6860 95%
6588 99%
6639 98%
6749 96%
7769 84%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
37.1
44
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
58
70
Total Average (Program / Settings)
6% / 10%
0% / 6%
-9% / -7%
8% / -1%

* ... smaller is better

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
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 11 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 61 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 ms rise
↘ 19 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 49 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (37 ms).

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 not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21913 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Our measurements attest the ThinkPad L15 G2 with a good contrast ratio of 1213:1 and also a good black value of 0.23 cd/m², which are sufficient for a place in the middle of our test field. At 59.8% of sRGB, the color space coverage is also average for an affordable notebook, even though it is very bad in terms of absolute values.

The CalMAN analysis also shows that the colors are reproduced very balanced already in the state of delivery. However, a calibration can still bring some improvements. You can download the corresponding ICC file in the frame above, on the right of the graphics of the brightness distribution of the display.

Outdoors, the Lenovo laptop can be used easily in shady places, but the display brightness is insufficient for reading it in direct sunlight. The viewing angles of the panel are very stable, and the contents can be read even from very steep angles without being distorted and without distorted colors.

Color Space Coverage (sRGB) - 59.8%
Color Space Coverage (sRGB) - 59.8%
Color Space Coverage (AdobeRGB) - 41.2%
Color Space Coverage (AdobeRGB) - 41.2%
Color Space Coverage (P3) - 39.9%
Color Space Coverage (P3) - 39.9%
CalMAN - Color Accuracy
CalMAN - Color Accuracy
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Color Accuracy (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color Accuracy (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
Viewing Angle Stability
Viewing Angle Stability
Using the ThinkPad L15 G2 outdoors
Using the ThinkPad L15 G2 outdoors
Using the ThinkPad L15 G2 outdoors
Using the ThinkPad L15 G2 outdoors

Performance - A stabile performance under load

Lenovo positions the ThinkPads of the L series as affordable work devices with a variable configuration. While our test unit is equipped with entry-level hardware, configurations with a more powerful processor or a larger storage equipment are also available. All of these will allow you to perform various office tasks and run applications with low demands on the graphics performance.

Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 - CPUz
CPUz
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 - CPUz
CPUz
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 - GPUz
GPUz
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 - CPUz
CPUz
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 - CPUz
CPUz
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 - HWInfo
HWInfo
 
 

Processor

The Intel Core i3-1115G4 that is used here is a processor with two cores from Intel's Tiger Lake generation. It is able to operate on up to four tasks simultaneously and reach clock speeds between 3 and 4.1 GHz. In addition to the cooling system, the configured TDP is also responsible for the actual performance. Lenovo has configured it here with a short-term value of 25 watts (PL2) and a long-term value of 8 watts (PL1).

In our Cinebench R15 constant load test, the i3-1115G4 in the L15 G2 is able to maintain its performance also constantly over a longer period and higher level than the same processor for example in the Dell Inspiron 15 5502.

Cinebench R15 Multi Constant Load Test

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Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00 Intel Core i3-1115G4: Ø492 (489.28-493.73)
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD AMD Ryzen 5 5600U: Ø1265 (1234.26-1271.74)
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7 Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø687 (670.58-787.77)
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502 Intel Core i3-1115G4: Ø379 (375.47-384.71)
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø824 (808.51-862.42)

The Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 achieves a slightly above-average result in most of the separate disciplines. In our test field, it is often able to leave the Dell Inspiron 15 5502 with the i3-1115G4 behind, but it doesn't achieve the values of the competitors that are equipped with the Intel Core i5-1135G7.

When the "Best Performance" power profile is used, the L15 G2 achieves the performance shown here also in battery operation. On the other hand, when you adjust the profile to "Better Battery Efficiency," the Cinebench R15 Multi score drops from 494 to 125 points.

Cinebench R23: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Multi-Core Score | 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
7582 (7549.33min - 7582.37max) Points ∼100% +134%
Average of class Office
  (830 - 9653, n=72, last 2 years)
4831 Points ∼64% +49%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
3610 Points ∼48% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Intel Core i3-1115G4
3239 Points ∼43%
Average Intel Core i3-1115G4
  (2725 - 3244, n=5)
3043 Points ∼40% -6%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
1372 Points ∼100% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Intel Core i3-1115G4
1312 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i3-1115G4
  (1242 - 1319, n=4)
1296 Points ∼94% -1%
Average of class Office
  (208 - 1578, n=70, last 2 years)
1212 Points ∼88% -8%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1062 Points ∼77% -19%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
2952 Points ∼100% +136%
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Core i5-1135G7
2105 Points ∼71% +68%
Average of class Office
  (323 - 3693, n=123, last 2 years)
1833 Points ∼62% +47%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1711 Points ∼58% +37%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Intel Core i3-1115G4
1251 Points ∼42%
Average Intel Core i3-1115G4
  (961 - 1251, n=5)
1113 Points ∼38% -11%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
961 Points ∼33% -23%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
536 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Intel Core i3-1115G4
  (504 - 515, n=5)
507 Points ∼95% +1%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
504 Points ∼94% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Intel Core i3-1115G4
504 Points ∼94%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
483 Points ∼90% -4%
Average of class Office
  (114 - 606, n=123, last 2 years)
460 Points ∼86% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Core i5-1135G7
442 Points ∼82% -12%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
1272 (1234.26min - 1271.74max) Points ∼100% +157%
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Core i5-1135G7
862 (808.51min - 862.42max) Points ∼68% +74%
Average of class Office
  (196 - 1614, n=122, last 2 years)
806 Points ∼63% +63%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
788 (670.58min - 787.77max) Points ∼62% +60%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Intel Core i3-1115G4
494 (489.28min - 493.73max) Points ∼39%
Average Intel Core i3-1115G4
  (385 - 507, n=5)
461 Points ∼36% -7%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
384.7 (375.47min - 384.71max) Points ∼30% -22%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
223 Points ∼100% +16%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
200 Points ∼90% +4%
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Core i5-1135G7
195 Points ∼87% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Core i5-1135G7
194 Points ∼87% +1%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
193.6 Points ∼87% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Intel Core i3-1115G4
193 Points ∼87%
Average of class Office
  (75.8 - 230, n=117, last 2 years)
181.9 Points ∼82% -6%
Average Intel Core i3-1115G4
  (137 - 197, n=5)
178.5 Points ∼80% -8%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
1188 Seconds * ∼100% -26%
Average Intel Core i3-1115G4
  (940 - 1188, n=5)
1048 Seconds * ∼88% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Intel Core i3-1115G4
940 Seconds * ∼79%
Average of class Office
  (302 - 3895, n=124, last 2 years)
818 Seconds * ∼69% +13%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
667 Seconds * ∼56% +29%
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Core i5-1135G7
602 Seconds * ∼51% +36%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
399 Seconds * ∼34% +58%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
36424 MIPS ∼100% +179%
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Core i5-1135G7
22772 MIPS ∼63% +75%
Average of class Office
  (4963 - 44266, n=124, last 2 years)
21427 MIPS ∼59% +64%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
20432 MIPS ∼56% +57%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Intel Core i3-1115G4
13046 MIPS ∼36%
Average Intel Core i3-1115G4
  (11122 - 13422, n=5)
12592 MIPS ∼35% -3%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
11122 MIPS ∼31% -15%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
5260 MIPS ∼100% +17%
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4728 MIPS ∼90% +5%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4686 MIPS ∼89% +4%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
4621 MIPS ∼88% +3%
Average Intel Core i3-1115G4
  (4497 - 4674, n=5)
4598 MIPS ∼87% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Intel Core i3-1115G4
4497 MIPS ∼85%
Average of class Office
  (2059 - 5565, n=125, last 2 years)
4481 MIPS ∼85% 0%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
5080 Points ∼100% +102%
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4876 Points ∼96% +94%
Average of class Office
  (1039 - 6889, n=120, last 2 years)
4133 Points ∼81% +65%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
3861 Points ∼76% +54%
Average Intel Core i3-1115G4
  (2341 - 2983, n=6)
2594 Points ∼51% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Intel Core i3-1115G4
2511 Points ∼49%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
2427 Points ∼48% -3%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1405 Points ∼100% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
1360 Points ∼97% +6%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
1337 Points ∼95% +4%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1328 Points ∼95% +3%
Average Intel Core i3-1115G4
  (1234 - 1352, n=6)
1305 Points ∼93% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Intel Core i3-1115G4
1286 Points ∼92%
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1648, n=120, last 2 years)
1204 Points ∼86% -6%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
9.57 fps ∼100% +133%
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Core i5-1135G7
6.15 fps ∼64% +50%
Average of class Office
  (0.63 - 11.3, n=121, last 2 years)
5.75 fps ∼60% +40%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5.59 fps ∼58% +36%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Intel Core i3-1115G4
4.1 fps ∼43%
Average Intel Core i3-1115G4
  (3.25 - 4.1, n=5)
3.68 fps ∼38% -10%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
3.25 fps ∼34% -21%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
62.8 s * ∼100% -30%
Average of class Office
  (21.5 - 210, n=123, last 2 years)
61.2 s * ∼97% -27%
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Core i5-1135G7
52.9 s * ∼84% -10%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
51.5 s * ∼82% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
49.3 s * ∼79% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Intel Core i3-1115G4
48.3 s * ∼77%
Average Intel Core i3-1115G4
  (40.6 - 62.8, n=6)
48 s * ∼76% +1%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Office
  (0.536 - 2.07, n=123, last 2 years)
0.696 sec * ∼100% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Intel Core i3-1115G4
0.664 sec * ∼95%
Average Intel Core i3-1115G4
  (0.636 - 0.671, n=6)
0.657 sec * ∼94% +1%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4
0.655 sec * ∼94% +1%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.645 sec * ∼93% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.639 sec * ∼92% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
0.551 sec * ∼79% +17%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
494 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
62.6 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
193 Points
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System Performance

The ThinkPad L15 G2 also places ahead of the Dell Inspiron 15 5502 in the PCMark 10 test that evaluates the system performance. The overall result also reflects the values in the single disciplines.

In everyday operation during our test, the L15 G2 always performed well, and the system and the applications started up quickly. We did not encounter any micro stutters or similar delays while testing the laptop.

PCMark 10 / Score
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
Vega 7, R5 5600U, SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N
5579 Points ∼100% +35%
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Lite-On CL1-8D512
4668 Points ∼84% +13%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
4506 Points ∼81% +9%
Average of class Office
  (1900 - 5933, n=108, last 2 years)
4474 Points ∼80% +8%
Average Intel Core i3-1115G4, Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
  (3898 - 4390, n=5)
4172 Points ∼75% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs, i3-1115G4, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
4130 Points ∼74%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs, i3-1115G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNS128G
3898 Points ∼70% -6%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
Vega 7, R5 5600U, SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N
10123 Points ∼100% +21%
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Lite-On CL1-8D512
9224 Points ∼91% +10%
Average of class Office
  (4469 - 10650, n=108, last 2 years)
8873 Points ∼88% +6%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
8850 Points ∼87% +6%
Average Intel Core i3-1115G4, Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
  (8248 - 9090, n=5)
8684 Points ∼86% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs, i3-1115G4, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
8385 Points ∼83%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs, i3-1115G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNS128G
8248 Points ∼81% -2%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
Vega 7, R5 5600U, SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N
9291 Points ∼100% +51%
Average of class Office
  (2994 - 9512, n=108, last 2 years)
6679 Points ∼72% +8%
Average Intel Core i3-1115G4, Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
  (6166 - 6488, n=5)
6293 Points ∼68% +2%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
6190 Points ∼67% 0%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs, i3-1115G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNS128G
6167 Points ∼66% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs, i3-1115G4, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
6166 Points ∼66%
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Lite-On CL1-8D512
6151 Points ∼66% 0%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
Vega 7, R5 5600U, SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N
5012 Points ∼100% +35%
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Lite-On CL1-8D512
4866 Points ∼97% +32%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
4533 Points ∼90% +23%
Average of class Office
  (1270 - 5938, n=108, last 2 years)
4175 Points ∼83% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs, i3-1115G4, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
3699 Points ∼74%
Average Intel Core i3-1115G4, Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
  (3161 - 3895, n=5)
3612 Points ∼72% -2%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs, i3-1115G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNS128G
3161 Points ∼63% -15%
PCMark 10 Score
4130 points
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DPC Latencies

In the test with LatencyMon, the ThinkPad L15 G2 shows some slightly elevated latencies with our test configuration. This makes it only suited for real-time applications to a limited extent.

LatencyMon - Statistics
LatencyMon - Statistics
LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
Vega 7, R5 5600U, SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N
2315 μs * ∼100% -97%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs, i3-1115G4, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNS128G
1532 μs * ∼66% -30%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1429 μs * ∼62% -22%
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Lite-On CL1-8D512
1267 μs * ∼55% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs, i3-1115G4, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
1175 μs * ∼51%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

The SSD built into our test unit achieves good average speeds in our storage benchmarks that are sufficient for a place in the middle of our test field.

Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
SK Hynix HFS512 GDE9X081N
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNS128G
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Lite-On CL1-8D512
Average Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
 
Average of class Office
 
AS SSD
113%
65%
-94%
-33%
48%
28%
Seq Read
1990
2721
37%
1928
-3%
1142
-43%
1780
-11%
2276 ?(992 - 2980, n=15)
14%
2094 ?(266 - 5613, n=113, last 2 years)
5%
Seq Write
391.3
1329
240%
963
146%
199.8
-49%
843
115%
1486 ?(391 - 2187, n=15)
280%
1307 ?(52.2 - 4909, n=113, last 2 years)
234%
4K Read
40.67
51.5
27%
48.31
19%
39.5
-3%
24.25
-40%
49.6 ?(40.3 - 60.3, n=15)
22%
46.5 ?(8.89 - 86.8, n=113, last 2 years)
14%
4K Write
176.9
132.5
-25%
223.3
26%
165.7
-6%
102.2
-42%
129.5 ?(78 - 188.4, n=15)
-27%
132.9 ?(13.9 - 257, n=113, last 2 years)
-25%
4K-64 Read
504
932
85%
1043
107%
461.2
-8%
369
-27%
683 ?(504 - 947, n=15)
36%
867 ?(13.1 - 2224, n=113, last 2 years)
72%
4K-64 Write
377
1856
392%
1170
210%
203
-46%
717
90%
895 ?(282 - 1970, n=15)
137%
1005 ?(17.7 - 2470, n=113, last 2 years)
167%
Access Time Read *
0.067
0.038
43%
0.062
7%
0.124
-85%
0.076
-13%
0.06433 ?(0.046 - 0.089, n=15)
4%
0.09325 ?(0.032 - 0.389, n=108, last 2 years)
-39%
Access Time Write *
0.022
0.028
-27%
0.051
-132%
0.181
-723%
0.124
-464%
0.04793 ?(0.022 - 0.104, n=15)
-118%
0.1023 ?(0.018 - 0.818, n=113, last 2 years)
-365%
Score Read
744
1256
69%
1284
73%
615
-17%
571
-23%
960 ?(733 - 1212, n=15)
29%
1127 ?(49 - 2864, n=113, last 2 years)
51%
Score Write
593
2122
258%
1489
151%
389
-34%
904
52%
1173 ?(593 - 2214, n=15)
98%
1268 ?(39 - 3023, n=113, last 2 years)
114%
Score Total
1649
3961
140%
3392
106%
1284
-22%
1726
5%
2598 ?(1649 - 3862, n=15)
58%
2941 ?(125 - 7098, n=113, last 2 years)
78%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3559 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2308 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 462.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 422.8 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2094 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2153 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 45.71 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 149.5 MB/s

Constant Performance Reading: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics Card

The Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs integrated into the processor is responsible for the display of image content. It is suited for applications with low demands on the graphics performance, such as simple image processing.

The results in the 3DMark benchmarks turn out comparatively low and are only sufficient for the last place in our test field. You can achieve an improvement in the performance by using a second RAM module, allowing for dual-channel operation.

When the charger is disconnected, the ThinkPad is able to maintain its graphics performance, as long as you set the power profile to give the best performance. But even when using the "More Efficiency" power profile, the 3DMark 11 result only drops slightly from 2,972 down to 2,520 points.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
6072 Points ∼100% +104%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
4225 Points ∼70% +42%
Average of class Office
  (599 - 11538, n=120, last 2 years)
4213 Points ∼69% +42%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
3905 Points ∼64% +31%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs, Intel Core i3-1115G4
3510 Points ∼58% +18%
Average Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
  (2972 - 3902, n=5)
3431 Points ∼57% +15%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs, Intel Core i3-1115G4
2972 Points ∼49%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
4704 Points ∼100% +162%
Average of class Office
  (449 - 8114, n=117, last 2 years)
2937 Points ∼62% +64%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
2495 Points ∼53% +39%
Average Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
  (1746 - 3114, n=5)
2266 Points ∼48% +26%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs, Intel Core i3-1115G4
2250 Points ∼48% +25%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
2039 Points ∼43% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs, Intel Core i3-1115G4
1794 Points ∼38%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
26468 Points ∼100% +111%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
18978 Points ∼72% +51%
Average of class Office
  (3280 - 30980, n=99, last 2 years)
17877 Points ∼68% +42%
Average Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
  (12531 - 19209, n=5)
15084 Points ∼57% +20%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs, Intel Core i3-1115G4
14819 Points ∼56% +18%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
13722 Points ∼52% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs, Intel Core i3-1115G4
12548 Points ∼47%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
1408 Points ∼100% +113%
Average of class Office
  (194 - 2886, n=104, last 2 years)
987 Points ∼70% +50%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 5 5600U
785 Points ∼56% +19%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
785 Points ∼56% +19%
Average Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
  (634 - 913, n=5)
746 Points ∼53% +13%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs, Intel Core i3-1115G4
723 Points ∼51% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs, Intel Core i3-1115G4
660 Points ∼47%
3DMark 11 Performance
3031 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
9268 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1551 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
743 points
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Gaming Performance

The performance of the Xe G4 48EUs is only sufficient for simple or older games. This means that reduced detail levels and a lower resolution setting was necessary to achieve smooth frame rates in the games that we tested.

You can find out what performance to expect in additional games in our GPU games list.

The Witcher 3 - 1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
65 fps ∼100% +111%
Average of class Office
  (9.2 - 144.3, n=84, last 2 years)
55.9 fps ∼86% +81%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4, Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
46.2 (41min - 52max) fps ∼71% +50%
Average Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
  (30.8 - 62.3, n=5)
42.8 fps ∼66% +39%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
41 fps ∼63% +33%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
37 fps ∼57% +20%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Intel Core i3-1115G4, Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
30.8 fps ∼47%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
108 (92.1min) fps ∼100% +42%
Average of class Office
  (36.5 - 145, n=123, last 2 years)
85.9 fps ∼80% +13%
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
81.1 (49.7min) fps ∼75% +7%
Average Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
  (71.1 - 95.5, n=6)
80.4 fps ∼74% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Intel Core i3-1115G4, Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
75.9 (60.2min) fps ∼70%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4, Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
73 (59.1min) fps ∼68% -4%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
68 (53min) fps ∼63% -10%
X-Plane 11.11 - 1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
42.2 fps ∼100% +34%
Average Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
  (30.4 - 42.5, n=5)
35.5 fps ∼84% +13%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4, Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
33.7 fps ∼80% +7%
Average of class Office
  (6.95 - 93.9, n=119, last 2 years)
33.1 fps ∼78% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Intel Core i3-1115G4, Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
31.5 fps ∼75%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
25.4 fps ∼60% -19%
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
25.2 fps ∼60% -20%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 1280x720 Lite Quality
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
39.7 fps ∼100% +151%
Average of class Office
  (5.32 - 72, n=72, last 2 years)
29.6 fps ∼75% +87%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
22.6 fps ∼57% +43%
Average Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
  (15.8 - 29.3, n=6)
21.7 fps ∼55% +37%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
Intel Core i3-1115G4, Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
19.2 fps ∼48% +22%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
17.7 fps ∼45% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
Intel Core i3-1115G4, Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
15.8 fps ∼40%
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 30.8 21.6 10.4 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 75.9 36.4 23.3 21.4 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 15.8 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 31.5 23.7 22.3 fps

Emissions and Power Management - An almost silent laptop

Noise Emissions

The ThinkPad L15 G2 is very quiet in daily operation, and even under load, the fans take a long time before they turn on. They then produce an even whirring sound, which increases up to a volume of 37.86 dB(A) in our stress test scenario. However, since such a load hardly ever occurs in daily operation, the Lenovo laptop is also well suited for quiet surroundings.

Noise Level

Idle
25.96 / 25.96 / 25.96 dB(A)
Load
25.96 / 37.86 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 25.96 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2027.830.434.729.228.527.8252732.730.129.426.9273121.622.224.823.521.621.64027.230.132.431.630.227.25023.627.2262322.223.66322.324.32520.621.222.38021.722.7222120.721.710022.324.824.622.120.822.312523.822.825.722.720.523.816020.321.821.820.121.220.32002222.424.420.918.32225027.825.322.819.416.827.831525.524.327.424.82225.54002725.22322.418.92750025.424.421.820.214.525.463026.124.721.820.11226.180028.327.822.119.81228.3100025.723.82217.711.325.7125024.121.919.816.610.824.1160023.921.718.918.112.623.9200021.518.916.715.510.921.5250024.221.118.516.113.624.2315028.524.12118.313.128.5400028.924.72218.913.728.9500026.923.521.417.814.626.9630024.920.81815.813.624.9800022.118.316.315.214.622.11000016.31413.814.713.716.31250016.815.815.517.613.816.81600027.626.626.426.614.427.6SPL37.935.232.630.32637.9N2.92.31.81.40.82.9median 24.9median 23.5median 21.8median 18.9median 13.8median 24.9Delta2.11.72.11.92.42.1hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

According to our measurements, the surface temperatures of the L15 G2 increase to a maximum of 53.1 °C (127.6 °F) under load. Since the responsibility for this can also be found in the extraordinary load of our stress test scenario, you should not encounter any problems with warm surfaces in everyday operation.

During our hour-long constant load test, the temperatures inside the ThinkPads briefly increased up to 100 °C (212 °F). At that time, the clock rates dropped below the basic clock speed of 3 GHz, but the cooling system was quickly able to stabilize it at that value, and a speed of about 2.8 GHz could be maintained until the end of the test. You therefore should not have to expect any limitations due to temperatures being too high, even under heavy load.

Max. Load
 35.1 °C
95 F
44.4 °C
112 F
37.3 °C
99 F
 
 30.1 °C
86 F
34.1 °C
93 F
38.6 °C
101 F
 
 22.2 °C
72 F
24 °C
75 F
23.2 °C
74 F
 
Maximum: 44.4 °C = 112 F
Average: 32.1 °C = 90 F
50.6 °C
123 F
50 °C
122 F
33.3 °C
92 F
53.1 °C
128 F
38.1 °C
101 F
26 °C
79 F
22.7 °C
73 F
22.6 °C
73 F
21.1 °C
70 F
Maximum: 53.1 °C = 128 F
Average: 35.3 °C = 96 F
Power Supply (max.)  33.1 °C = 92 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke 62 Max+
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.1 °C / 90 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 44.4 °C / 112 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 53.1 °C / 128 F, compared to the average of 36.6 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 20.8 °C / 69 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 24 °C / 75.2 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 27.8 °C / 82 F (+3.8 °C / 6.8 F).
Heat map - top
Heat map - top
Heat map - bottom
Heat map - bottom

Speakers

The speakers of the ThinkBook L15 G2 produce a relatively low volume and offer a wide sound spectrum. This makes them only suitable for reproducing media content in very quiet surroundings, and external speakers are recommended for longer listening sessions.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2024.128.12525.232.53121.226.54027.830.35022.923.7632125.58015.721.110019.622.81251628.316020.826.620015.937.325018.543.231526.350.940016.453.950013.152.863011.753.480012.956.1100015.456.8125012.159.3160010.662.2200011.162.1250011.255.8315011.557.5400011.956.350001258.4630012.161.2800012.163.31000012.358.41250013.856.41600012.551.5SPL25.871.2N0.827.5median 12.5median 56.1Delta27.435.835.530.231.925.929.228.228.924.327.92427.320.627.520.536.418.540.416.343.119.347.215.854.714.160.212.36410.666.312.165.19.968.91070.11066.311.663.610.866.21160.911.557.311.862.212.269.912.367.412.367.812.565.212.865.912.261.223.878.30.543.8median 12.2median 641.56.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMDAsus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (71.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 26% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 65% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 32% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 60% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (78.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 16.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.7% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (12.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 5% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 92% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 10% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 88% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Power Consumption

Our measurements attest the Lenovo laptop with a power consumption of 8 watts on average in our idle scenario and up to 60.31 watts under load. However, this maximum value is only reached for a short time before it stabilizes between 30 and 40 watts.

The included power supply is rated at 65 watts, so it offers a sufficient amount of power.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.56 / 1.33 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.08 / 8 / 8.89 Watt
Load midlight 25.64 / 60.31 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.

Power Consumption The Witcher 3 / Stress Test

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; Witcher 3 ultra: Ø31.7 (27.1-48.3)
; 1280x720 Prime95 28.10 and Furmark 1.25: Ø54.9 (43.1-60.3)

Power Consumption with an External Monitor

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; Prime95 V28,10 Stress (external Monitor): Ø41.6 (39.7-44.2)
; Cinebench R15 Multi (external Monitor): Ø39.6 (38.4-41.5)
; 1280x720 FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test (external Monitor): Ø27.7 (26.7-30.8)
; 1920x1080 The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor): Ø26 (22.6-38.5)

Battery Life

In our realistic WLAN test, the ThinkPad L15 G2 is able to last for 6 hours and 19 minutes. With this, it doesn't last as long as other laptops that are equipped with a similar battery capacity.

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
Samsung Galaxy Book NP750XDA
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs, 54 Wh
607 min ∼100% +60%
Average of class Office
  (241 - 1715, n=112, last 2 years)
549 min ∼90% +45%
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5502
i3-1115G4, UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs, 53 Wh
539 min ∼89% +42%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 AMD
R5 5600U, Vega 7, 45 Wh
469 min ∼77% +24%
Asus ExpertBook B1 B1500CEAE, i5-1135G7
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs, 42 Wh
432 min ∼71% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00
i3-1115G4, UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs, 45 Wh
379 min ∼62%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
6h 19min

Pros

+ robust case
+ good maintenance options
+ good constant performance
+ good input devices

Cons

- mediocre battery life
- relatively slow WLAN
- comparably low color space coverage

Verdict - A good price combined with a stable performance

Testing the Lenovo ThinkBook L15 G2. Test unit provided by campuspoint.
Testing the Lenovo ThinkBook L15 G2. Test unit provided by campuspoint.

Because of its affordable price, the Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 can clearly be recommended to all those who are looking for a robust laptop for office tasks and who might want to upgrade it later. The quality of the case and input devices is very good, and the WLAN and storage performance is also at the same level as that of the competitors.

The affordable version of the Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 with an Intel CPU offers a very good price-performance ratio.

Lenovo did cut some corners in the storage equipment. Even though at 8 GB it is sufficient in single-channel operation, it turns out a bit tight due to the shared access between the CPU and graphics unit. Here the good maintenance options can bring some remedy, since they allow inserting a second RAM module without any complications.

Compared to competitors such as the Samsung Galaxy Book and Dell Inspiron 15 5502, particularly the battery life leaves something to be desired, and the speakers also don't deliver the best quality. However, those are only minor complaints that don't stand in the way of a purchase recommendation.

Price and Availability

While a Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2 with an Intel Core i5-1135G7 is listed at Lenovo for $629, it is currently unavailable. Amazon and BestBuy currently offer it for $1049. 

Lenovo ThinkPad L15 G2-20X4S0KU00 - 11/29/2021 v7
Mike Wobker

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