Lenovo ThinkPad L15 Gen 2: Solid AMD laptop for everyday office use
In our recently published review of the Lenovo ThinkPad L15 Gen 2, we were able to take a closer look at the configuration with the AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 16 GB of RAM, a 512 GB SSD, as well as the integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 graphics unit.
This offers enough performance for diverse applications in everyday office use, but graphics performance is only suitable for less demanding tasks. The latter can be improved a bit, though, since a second RAM module can be installed in the laptop thanks to the good maintenance options.
This results in a dual-channel configuration, which slightly increases the GPU performance. The optional WWAN is also already equipped with the corresponding antennas, so it can be installed afterwards as well. The SSD and the WLAN module can also be replaced.
While the system runs smoothly in everyday use, and office and Internet tasks can be carried out without issues, our endurance stress test reveals a drop in performance after a prolonged period of time. Nevertheless, this shouldn't play a major role in everyday use, since a load level like the one in our stress test shouldn't occur normally.
A disadvantage that AMD laptops have compared to their Intel counterparts is the lack of Thunderbolt 4 support. The Lenovo ThinkPad L15 Gen 2 can be charged via USB-C, and image output works as well, but very high data rates aren't offered.
The remaining features offered by the Lenovo ThinkPad L15 Gen 2 with an AMD processor can be found in our review.
Notebookcheck review of the Lenovo ThinkPad L15 Gen 2