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Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 Laptop Review: AMD workstation sans dedicated GPU

The iGPU workstation. The Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 is being sold with Intel and with AMD CPUs. We take a look at the AMD variant, which does not feature a dedicated GPU - peculiar for a workstation. We also test the ThinkPad PrivacyGuard screen.
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Workstation laptops and AMD processors. These two things seem like natural enemies. The bigger manufacturers - Dell, Lenovo and HP - do not offer their mobile workstations with AMD Ryzen CPUs. Though, this is not 100 % true: Lenovo released a AMD laptop in late 2020, which is marketed as a workstation: The Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 is being offered with AMD Ryzen Pro 4000 since then.

Certainly though, this is not a traditional workstation: Like its Intel counterpart, the ThinkPad P14s uses less powerful U CPUs. It is a lightweight and compact ultrabook workstation, which contains 32 GB RAM, a 1 TB SSD and a special ePrivacy screen in our test sample.

We have tested the chassis of the ThinkPad P14s AMD often. Accordingly, details about the design, input devices and connectivity options can be found in the Lenovo ThinkPad T490 review, which is based on the same chassis.

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Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U 8 x 1.7 - 4.1 GHz, 25 W PL2 / Short Burst, 22.5 W PL1 / Sustained, Renoir PRO (Zen 2)
Graphics adapter
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR4-3200, 1x SO-DIMM, 16 GB on-board, dual channel
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, On-cell, 10 Point Touch, N140HCR-GL2, a-Si IPS LED, ePrivacy Screen, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR, 1024 GB 
, M.2 2280, NVMe PCIe 3.0, 906 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC3287
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5mm Audio, Card Reader: microSD, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.9 x 329 x 227 ( = 0.7 x 12.95 x 8.94 in)
Battery
50 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p w/Infrared & ThinkShutter
Additional features
Speakers: 2 W Stereo, Keyboard: 6 row Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Lenovo Vantage, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.59 kg ( = 56.09 oz / 3.51 pounds), Power Supply: 364 g ( = 12.84 oz / 0.8 pounds)
Price
1478 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

possible competitors for the comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
84 %
03/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
R7 PRO 4750U, Vega 7
1.6 kg17.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
83 %
01/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
i7-10510U, Quadro P520
1.5 kg17.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
82 %
01/2021
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
i7-10610U, Quadro P520
1.4 kg17.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
90 %
01/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
1.7 kg18.7 mm15.60"1920x1080

size & weight comparison

361.8 mm / 14.2 inch 245.7 mm / 9.67 inch 18.7 mm / 0.736 inch 1.7 kg3.76 lbs329 mm / 13 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.6 kg3.51 lbs329 mm / 13 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.5 kg3.28 lbs323 mm / 12.7 inch 214.6 mm / 8.45 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.4 kg3.1 lbs
left: 2x USB C 3.1 Gen 2, miniEthernet/Docking, USB A 3.0, HDMI 2.0, 3.5mm audio, microSD
left: 2x USB C 3.1 Gen 2, miniEthernet/Docking, USB A 3.0, HDMI 2.0, 3.5mm audio, microSD
right: Smartcard, USB A 3.0, RJ45-Ethernet, Kensington lock
right: Smartcard, USB A 3.0, RJ45-Ethernet, Kensington lock
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SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Workstation
  (26.5 - 220, n=28, last 2 years)
138 MB/s ∼100% +76%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
103 MB/s ∼75% +31%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
78.5 MB/s ∼57%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
77.8 MB/s ∼56% -1%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
211.9 MB/s ∼100% +147%
Average of class Workstation
  (31.6 - 244, n=26, last 2 years)
161 MB/s ∼76% +88%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
85.7 MB/s ∼40%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
83.7 MB/s ∼39% -2%
Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1403 (1197min - 1478max) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1346 (725min - 1495max) MBit/s ∼96% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1181 (1119min - 1253max) MBit/s ∼84% -16%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1132 (824min - 1302max) MBit/s ∼81% -19%
Average of class Workstation
  (339 - 1642, n=38, last 2 years)
1098 MBit/s ∼78% -22%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (447 - 1645, n=106)
1094 MBit/s ∼78% -22%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1512 (1337min - 1724max) MBit/s ∼100% +17%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1383 (1007min - 1505max) MBit/s ∼91% +7%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1300 (676min - 1410max) MBit/s ∼86% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1291 (916min - 1452max) MBit/s ∼85%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (523 - 1640, n=107)
1173 MBit/s ∼78% -9%
Average of class Workstation
  (540 - 1557, n=38, last 2 years)
1156 MBit/s ∼76% -10%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1290 (916-1452)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1403 (1197-1478)

Webcam

ColorChecker
5 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
1.2 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
7 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
1.6 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
8 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
6 ∆E
4 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE: 5.44 ∆E min: 1.22 - max: 8.75 ∆E

PrivacyGuard display: not a lot of advantages, some disadvantages

subpixel array Lenovo ThinkPad P14s AMD
subpixel array Lenovo ThinkPad P14s AMD
backlight bleeding (shown enhanced here)
backlight bleeding (shown enhanced here)

The built in 14 inch screen is one we have not tested in any other variant of the ThinkPad T14 or ThinkPad P14s: The FHD privacy screen, which has an integrated ePrivacy filter. Other specs include up to 500 cd/m² brightness, a matte surface, touchscreen and IPS technology.

For this reason, the comparison with HP's SureView screen of the ZBook Firefly 14 G7 is especially interesting. That screen shines with 937 cd/m² on average. The Lenovo ThinkPad P14s meanwhile does not reach the promised brightness value. Instead, we measure 432 cd/m² on average. This means the screen is still brighter than the Low Power FHD screen of the Intel P14s. In contrast to this one, the ePrivacy panel has an on-cell touch-layer and different from the HP SureView, the ThinkPad PrivacyGuard LCD does not suffer from PWM.

431
cd/m²
424
cd/m²
431
cd/m²
419
cd/m²
430
cd/m²
416
cd/m²
436
cd/m²
473
cd/m²
430
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
N140HCR-GL2
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 473 cd/m² Average: 432.2 cd/m² Minimum: 9.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 432 cd/m²
Contrast: 1593:1 (Black: 0.27 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.2 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 0.7
ΔE Greyscale 3.3 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
98.5% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
63% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
69.37% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
98.52% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
67.26% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.21
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
N140HCR-GL2, a-Si IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
B140HAN05.7, LTPS IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14.00
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
InfoVision IVO8C78 (X140NVFC R0), IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
N156HCE-GN1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Display
-3%
6%
-9%
Display P3 Coverage
67.26
65.49
-3%
73.84
10%
61.05
-9%
sRGB Coverage
98.52
96.6
-2%
98.98
0%
89.94
-9%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
69.37
66.72
-4%
75.51
9%
62.2
-10%
Response Times
-45%
-62%
10%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
38.4 (20.4, 18)
64 (30.8, 33.2)
-67%
54.8 (28.4, 26.4)
-43%
33.6 (17.2, 16.4)
12%
Response Time Black / White *
24 (13.2, 10.8)
29.6 (13.2, 16.4)
-23%
43.2 (25.2, 18)
-80%
22.4 (12.8, 9.6)
7%
PWM Frequency
284.1 (100)
26040 (50)
Screen
-24%
-21%
-9%
Brightness middle
430
386
-10%
934
117%
518
20%
Brightness
432
379
-12%
937
117%
513
19%
Brightness Distribution
88
88
0%
87
-1%
88
0%
Black Level *
0.27
0.19
30%
0.37
-37%
0.38
-41%
Contrast
1593
2032
28%
2524
58%
1363
-14%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.2
4.4
-100%
4.7
-114%
2.1
5%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.4
7.2
-64%
10.5
-139%
4.5
-2%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.7
1.2
-71%
1.6
-129%
1.3
-86%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.3
5.1
-55%
7.1
-115%
2.7
18%
Gamma
2.21 100%
2.5 88%
2.31 95%
2.35 94%
CCT
6056 107%
7464 87%
6348 102%
7042 92%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63
61.2
-3%
68.5
9%
57.7
-8%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
98.5
96.4
-2%
98.9
0%
90.4
-8%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-24% / -22%
-26% / -21%
-3% / -7%

* ... smaller is better

colors
colors
saturation
saturation
grey-scale
grey-scale
colors (calibrated)
colors (calibrated)
saturation (calibrated)
saturation (calibrated)
grey-scale (calibrated)
grey-scale (calibrated)
colors (Privacy)
colors (Privacy)
saturation (Privacy)
saturation (Privacy)
grey-scale (Privacy)
grey-scale (Privacy)

Ex factory, the colors are displayed too warm, which we measured with the X-Rite i1 Pro 2 color-calibrator and the CalMan software. With the calibration, the colors were almost ideal, though this was not true for the privacy mode. In terms of contrast, the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s privacy panel can not compete with the SureView LCD of the HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7. This is due to the extreme difference in brightness - the black level of the ThinkPad is actually lower.

The sRGB color gamut is covered by around 98.5 %. This means that the screen can be used for semi-professional photo editing.

sRGB: 98.5 %
sRGB: 98.5 %
AdobeRGB: 63 %
AdobeRGB: 63 %
outdoor (sunny in the shadow)
outdoor (sunny in the shadow)

The screen of the Lenovo laptop can be used outdoors, as long as direct sunlight is avoided. This is due to the matte surface and good brightness.

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
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13.2 ms rise
↘ 10.8 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. » 37 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
38.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20.4 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 42 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (38.1 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 14793 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Privacy mode: off
Privacy mode: off
Privacy mode: on
Privacy mode: on
Privacy mode: off
Privacy mode: off
Privacy mode: on
Privacy mode: on

The central feature of the PrivacyGuard LCD is the privacy mode. Enabled via FN + D, it narrows the visibility from the side considerably by lowering the brightness. It should be noted though that even with the privacy mode disabled, the screen has a worse viewing angle stability than other IPS LCDs. If the panel is not viewed straight from the front, the brightness visibly decreases, especially for white content.

Performance: AMD Ryzen 4000 powers the ThinkPad P14s

The Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 AMD is exclusively sold with the AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U. Different from the ThinkPad laptop P14s Gen 1 Intel, there is no Nvidia GPU. Instead, the P14s AMD only uses the integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, which runs with special "Pro" drivers. That is the reason why it is designated as "AMD Radeon Pro Graphics" in GPU-Z.

There are up to 48 GB DDR4-3200 RAM - this is only possible on models with 16 GB soldered memory, like our review sample. Other variants have 8 GB on board, which means up to 40 GB are possible (one DIMM slot). In terms of storage, Lenovo offers a single M.2 2280 SSD with up to 1 TB.

HWiNFO
HWiNFO
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z Caches
CPU-Z Caches
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z SPD
CPU-Z SPD

Processor

The AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U is a Renoir processor with eight cores and 16 threads with hyperthreading. The TDP of this chip sits at 15 W, with clock rates of 1.6 to 4.1 GHz. Comprehensive benchmark comparisons with other CPUs are enabled through our CPU comparison list.

In the Cinebench multicore test, the CPU can consume 22.5 W without any trace of throttling. The potential of this processor is impressive: The Intel Core i7-10750H of the X1 Extreme Gen 3, which only has six cores but can consume far more, is 10 % slower. Compared with the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 mit Intel-CPU, the P14s AMD is even twice as fast when all cores are taxed. The Intel CPUs are only competitive in terms of single core performance.

We did not detect any slow down on battery power.

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Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U: Ø1389 (1362.63-1416.53)
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø655 (605.79-697.34)
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U: Ø1089 (1078.34-1123.14)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7 Intel Core i7-10610U: Ø695 (688.4-738.16)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00 Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1183 (1166.86-1256.76)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Cinebench R23: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
3203 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (2935 - 3302, n=5)
3151 Points ∼98% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
2827 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Workstation
  (988 - 4161, n=37, last 2 years)
2666 Points ∼83% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
2565 Points ∼80% -20%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
1663 Points ∼52% -48%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
1630 Points ∼51% -49%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
488 Points ∼100% +4%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
482 Points ∼99% +3%
Average of class Workstation
  (374 - 586, n=36, last 2 years)
478 Points ∼98% +2%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (461 - 479, n=5)
470 Points ∼96% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
469 Points ∼96%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
464 Points ∼95% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
453 Points ∼93% -3%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
205 Points ∼100% +14%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
200 Points ∼98% +11%
Average of class Workstation
  (155 - 229, n=42, last 2 years)
196 Points ∼96% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
186 Points ∼91% +3%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (180 - 184, n=5)
181 Points ∼88% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
180 Points ∼88%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
177 Points ∼86% -2%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
1417 (1362.63min - 1416.53max) Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (1287 - 1417, n=5)
1375 Points ∼97% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
1257 (1166.86min - 1256.76max) Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Workstation
  (452 - 1726, n=44, last 2 years)
1165 Points ∼82% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
1123 (1078.34min - 1123.14max) Points ∼79% -21%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
738 Points ∼52% -48%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
697 (605.79min - 697.34max) Points ∼49% -51%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (8300 - 8359, n=3)
8339 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
8300 Points ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
7458 Points ∼89% -10%
Average of class Workstation
  (4239 - 10074, n=11, last 2 years)
7201 Points ∼86% -13%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
4245 Points ∼51% -49%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
4239 Points ∼51% -49%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Single Core)
Average of class Workstation
  (1162 - 1493, n=11, last 2 years)
1289 Points ∼100% +11%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
1263 Points ∼98% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
1262 Points ∼98% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
1207 Points ∼94% +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (1162 - 1215, n=3)
1197 Points ∼93% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
1162 Points ∼90%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
649 Seconds * ∼100% -84%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
641 Seconds * ∼99% -82%
Average of class Workstation
  (273 - 881, n=34, last 2 years)
479 Seconds * ∼74% -36%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
448 Seconds * ∼69% -27%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
375 Seconds * ∼58% -7%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (340 - 403, n=5)
361 Seconds * ∼56% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
352 Seconds * ∼54%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
5341 MIPS ∼100% +21%
Average of class Workstation
  (4417 - 5703, n=35, last 2 years)
5115 MIPS ∼96% +16%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
4853 MIPS ∼91% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
4798 MIPS ∼90% +9%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (4413 - 4467, n=5)
4438 MIPS ∼83% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
4417 MIPS ∼83%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
4359 MIPS ∼82% -1%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
41491 MIPS ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (37081 - 42173, n=5)
39995 MIPS ∼96% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
34433 MIPS ∼83% -17%
Average of class Workstation
  (16182 - 48730, n=35, last 2 years)
31549 MIPS ∼76% -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
30895 MIPS ∼74% -26%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
20332 MIPS ∼49% -51%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
19147 MIPS ∼46% -54%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Workstation
  (1124 - 1626, n=28, last 2 years)
1311 Points ∼100% +17%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
1300 Points ∼99% +16%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
1261 Points ∼96% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
1225 Points ∼93% +9%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (1117 - 1157, n=5)
1140 Points ∼87% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
1124 Points ∼86%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
1102 Points ∼84% -2%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Workstation
  (3852 - 8491, n=29, last 2 years)
6264 Points ∼100% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
6153 Points ∼98%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (5456 - 6609, n=5)
6052 Points ∼97% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
5650 Points ∼90% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
4581 Points ∼73% -26%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
4386 Points ∼70% -29%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
3852 Points ∼61% -37%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
9.54 fps ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
9.45 fps ∼99% -1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (8.33 - 10.3, n=5)
9.41 fps ∼99% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (4.2 - 13.6, n=34, last 2 years)
8.69 fps ∼91% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
7.82 fps ∼82% -18%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
5.63 fps ∼59% -41%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
5.5 fps ∼58% -42%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
106 s * ∼100% -70%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (58.4 - 73.4, n=5)
63.6 s * ∼60% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
62.3 s * ∼59%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
61.5 s * ∼58% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
56.2 s * ∼53% +10%
Average of class Workstation
  (41.3 - 106, n=27, last 2 years)
54.7 s * ∼52% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
49 s * ∼46% +21%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.668 sec * ∼100% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
0.643 sec * ∼96% -4%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
0.637 sec * ∼95% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
0.621 sec * ∼93%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (0.61 - 0.621, n=5)
0.615 sec * ∼92% +1%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.55 - 0.695, n=26, last 2 years)
0.601 sec * ∼90% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.597 sec * ∼89% +4%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1417 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
74.6 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
180 Points
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System performance

Everyday performance was excellent. Our subjective feeling is reinforced by the good PCMark 10 scores.

PCMark 10
Score
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
5225 Points ∼100% +4%
Average of class Workstation
  (2817 - 6939, n=39, last 2 years)
5165 Points ∼99% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5034 Points ∼96%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (4639 - 5034, n=5)
4900 Points ∼94% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4473 Points ∼86% -11%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
4456 Points ∼85% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4171 Points ∼80% -17%
Essentials
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9494 Points ∼100% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
9395 Points ∼99% +4%
Average of class Workstation
  (5223 - 10829, n=39, last 2 years)
9168 Points ∼97% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
9053 Points ∼95%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (8529 - 9490, n=5)
8973 Points ∼95% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
8794 Points ∼93% -3%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
8494 Points ∼89% -6%
Productivity
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
7592 Points ∼100%
Average of class Workstation
  (3998 - 9317, n=39, last 2 years)
7548 Points ∼99% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
7457 Points ∼98% -2%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (6877 - 7592, n=5)
7181 Points ∼95% -5%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
7060 Points ∼93% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6453 Points ∼85% -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6426 Points ∼85% -15%
Digital Content Creation
Average of class Workstation
  (2329 - 10441, n=39, last 2 years)
5548 Points ∼100% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, i7-10750H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
5526 Points ∼100% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5038 Points ∼91%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (4436 - 5347, n=5)
4967 Points ∼90% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4280 Points ∼77% -15%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
4006 Points ∼72% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3229 Points ∼58% -36%
PCMark 10 Score
5034 points
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Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
830.3 μs * ∼100%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

The Samsung PM981a is a NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD for OEMs. It is a M.2 2280 SSD with a capacity of 1 TB in our review unit. The SSD performs in accordance with out expectations, which means: It is extremely fast.

Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
Average Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
17%
2%
-15%
22%
18%
Write 4K
86.29
145
68%
88.11
2%
98.07
14%
159.5
85%
142 (76.2 - 229, n=32)
65%
Read 4K
47.66
48.11
1%
38.28
-20%
45.16
-5%
53.14
11%
49.8 (34.3 - 75.5, n=32)
4%
Write Seq
2030
2138
5%
2001.75
-1%
1623.03
-20%
1723.02
-15%
2018 (776 - 2975, n=31)
-1%
Read Seq
2345
2258
-4%
2152.94
-8%
1993.39
-15%
2164.45
-8%
1961 (973 - 2639, n=31)
-16%
Write 4K Q32T1
379.7
467.8
23%
423.73
12%
311.7
-18%
469.22
24%
470 (268 - 656, n=32)
24%
Read 4K Q32T1
289
421.4
46%
393.24
36%
289.9
0%
542.58
88%
506 (289 - 730, n=32)
75%
Write Seq Q32T1
2982
2988
0%
2889.1
-3%
853.1
-71%
3055.2
2%
2889 (788 - 3033, n=32)
-3%
Read Seq Q32T1
3567
3446
-3%
3566.1
0%
3274.1
-8%
3295.9
-8%
3472 (2853 - 3568, n=32)
-3%
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3567 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2982 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 289 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 379.7 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2345 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2030 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 47.66 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 86.29 MB/s

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GPU

GPU-Z AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
GPU-Z AMD Radeon RX Vega 7

The AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 is an integrated GPU. That it serves as the sole graphics card of a mobile workstation is very unusual, especially since Lenovo normally defines "mobile workstations" as laptops with an Nvidia Quadro GPU.

For being "only" an integrated chip, the Radeon with its ISV certified drivers does its job well. In the 3DMark benchmarks, it manages to outperform the Nvidia Quadro P520 of the ThinkPad P14s Intel. In the workstation benchmark suite SPECviewperf, the AMD GPU is sometimes a little bit slower or a little bit faster than the Nvidia GPU, which practically means a tie. All in all though, performance remains limited, which is revealed by the comparison with the ThinkPad P15 Gen 1 and the Nvidia Quadro T1000 zeigt.

The ThinkPad P14s AMD is not really suited for gaming, as modern titles are only playable in low setting and lowered resolutions.

GPU performance decreased slightly by around 3 % when no charger was attached.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Average of class Workstation
  (3870 - 32999, n=41, last 2 years)
15591 Points ∼100% +189%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
11377 Points ∼73% +111%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
5401 Points ∼35%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (3993 - 5509, n=21)
5007 Points ∼32% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
4277 Points ∼27% -21%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
4110 Points ∼26% -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
3608 Points ∼23% -33%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average of class Workstation
  (3030 - 24354, n=40, last 2 years)
11710 Points ∼100% +228%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
8757 Points ∼75% +145%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
3572 Points ∼31%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
3220 Points ∼27% -10%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (2407 - 3778, n=24)
3220 Points ∼27% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
3169 Points ∼27% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
2228 Points ∼19% -38%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Workstation
  (918 - 9956, n=41, last 2 years)
4432 Points ∼100% +306%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
3273 Points ∼74% +200%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
1091 Points ∼25%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
1025 Points ∼23% -6%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
988 Points ∼22% -9%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (728 - 1091, n=20)
974 Points ∼22% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
661 Points ∼15% -39%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
105.63 fps ∼100% +84%
Average of class Workstation
  (37.3 - 217, n=39, last 2 years)
104 fps ∼98% +82%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
63.46 fps ∼60% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
59.09 fps ∼56% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
57.3 fps ∼54%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
 
57.3 fps ∼54% 0%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
Average of class Workstation
  (19.7 - 465, n=38, last 2 years)
163 fps ∼100% +155%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
133.06 fps ∼82% +108%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
64.04 fps ∼39%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
 
64 fps ∼39% 0%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
52.07 fps ∼32% -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
49.94 fps ∼31% -22%
Showcase (showcase-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (12.6 - 127, n=37, last 2 years)
56.5 fps ∼100% +265%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
45.71 fps ∼81% +196%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
 
15.5 fps ∼27% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
15.46 fps ∼27%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
14.43 fps ∼26% -7%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
13.69 fps ∼24% -11%
Medical (medical-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (6.8 - 133, n=38, last 2 years)
53.1 fps ∼100% +236%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
41.62 fps ∼78% +163%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
19.14 fps ∼36% +21%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
18.76 fps ∼35% +19%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
15.81 fps ∼30%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
 
15.8 fps ∼30% 0%
Maya (maya-05)
Average of class Workstation
  (29.4 - 341, n=38, last 2 years)
129 fps ∼100% +187%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
113.3 fps ∼88% +152%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
44.93 fps ∼35%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
 
44.9 fps ∼35% 0%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
41.22 fps ∼32% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
41.06 fps ∼32% -9%
Energy (energy-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (0.72 - 57.3, n=38, last 2 years)
20.8 fps ∼100% +2211%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
15.62 fps ∼75% +1636%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
6.57 fps ∼32% +630%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
0.9 fps ∼4%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
 
0.9 fps ∼4% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
0.78 fps ∼4% -13%
Creo (creo-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (27.8 - 320, n=38, last 2 years)
131 fps ∼100% +217%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
109.53 fps ∼84% +165%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
45.21 fps ∼35% +9%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
 
41.4 fps ∼32% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
41.39 fps ∼32%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
35.26 fps ∼27% -15%
Catia (catia-05)
Average of class Workstation
  (27.7 - 339, n=38, last 2 years)
142 fps ∼100% +192%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
130.52 fps ∼92% +168%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
48.72 fps ∼34% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
48.71 fps ∼34%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
 
48.7 fps ∼34% 0%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
47.5 fps ∼33% -2%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
Average of class Workstation
  (20 - 232, n=39, last 2 years)
109 fps ∼100% +189%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
98.51 fps ∼90% +161%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
37.73 fps ∼35%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
 
37.7 fps ∼35% 0%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
33.8 fps ∼31% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
25.65 fps ∼24% -32%
SPECviewperf 2020
1920x1080 Solidworks (solidworks-05)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
78.79 fps ∼100% +237%
Average of class Workstation
  (23.4 - 153, n=11, last 2 years)
60.6 fps ∼77% +159%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
31.01 fps ∼39% +33%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
25.65 fps ∼33% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
23.36 fps ∼30%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (20.6 - 23.4, n=2)
22 fps ∼28% -6%
1920x1080 Siemens NX (snx-04)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
132.67 fps ∼100% +109%
Average of class Workstation
  (19.5 - 184, n=11, last 2 years)
87.2 fps ∼66% +37%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
63.58 fps ∼48%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
50.89 fps ∼38% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
49.25 fps ∼37% -23%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (28 - 63.6, n=2)
45.8 fps ∼35% -28%
1920x1080 Medical (medical-03)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
19.16 fps ∼100% +155%
Average of class Workstation
  (7.5 - 38.3, n=11, last 2 years)
16.8 fps ∼88% +124%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
8.52 fps ∼44% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
8.29 fps ∼43% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
7.5 fps ∼39%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (7.18 - 7.5, n=2)
7.34 fps ∼38% -2%
1920x1080 Maya (maya-06)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
134.31 fps ∼100% +180%
Average of class Workstation
  (48 - 222, n=11, last 2 years)
98.7 fps ∼73% +106%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
49.39 fps ∼37% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
49.12 fps ∼37% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
47.95 fps ∼36%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (41 - 48, n=2)
44.5 fps ∼33% -7%
1920x1080 Energy (energy-03)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
15.63 fps ∼100% +1656%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.77 - 35.7, n=11, last 2 years)
12.6 fps ∼81% +1316%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
6.57 fps ∼42% +638%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
0.89 fps ∼6%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (0.77 - 0.89, n=2)
0.83 fps ∼5% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
0.78 fps ∼5% -12%
1920x1080 Creo (creo-03)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
67.51 fps ∼100% +153%
Average of class Workstation
  (23 - 101, n=11, last 2 years)
49.1 fps ∼73% +84%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
28.81 fps ∼43% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
26.67 fps ∼40%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (21.9 - 26.7, n=2)
24.3 fps ∼36% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
22.96 fps ∼34% -14%
1920x1080 CATIA (catia-06)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
33.57 fps ∼100% +217%
Average of class Workstation
  (10.6 - 60.5, n=11, last 2 years)
27.8 fps ∼83% +163%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
12.87 fps ∼38% +22%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
12.38 fps ∼37% +17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
10.59 fps ∼32%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (9.74 - 10.6, n=2)
10.2 fps ∼30% -4%
1920x1080 3ds Max (3dsmax-07)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
45.26 fps ∼100% +188%
Average of class Workstation
  (11.6 - 86.4, n=11, last 2 years)
35.1 fps ∼78% +123%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
15.71 fps ∼35%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
15.3 fps ∼34% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
11.64 fps ∼26% -26%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (7.57 - 15.7, n=2)
11.6 fps ∼26% -26%
The Witcher 3
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Average of class Workstation
  (42.7 - 375, n=34, last 2 years)
197 fps ∼100% +199%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
189 (160min - 211max) fps ∼96% +187%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
65.9 (55min - 73max) fps ∼33%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (25.5 - 70.5, n=16)
58.5 fps ∼30% -11%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
56.3 fps ∼29% -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
42.7 (17min - 54max) fps ∼22% -35%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
39 fps ∼20% -41%
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Average of class Workstation
  (20.2 - 309, n=35, last 2 years)
136 fps ∼100% +573%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
114 (96min - 128max) fps ∼84% +464%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
31.6 fps ∼23% +56%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (9.74 - 45.7, n=10)
30.3 fps ∼22% +50%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
22.1 (6min - 30max) fps ∼16% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
20.2 (16min - 23max) fps ∼15%
3DMark 11 Performance
5746 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3249 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1246 points
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low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 65.9 20.2 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 100 83.8 55.6 52.4 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 41.2 31.7 28.4 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 50.9 19.3 fps
Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019) 59.3 17.6 fps

Emissions: ThinkPad P14s AMD stays cooler & quieter than Intel model

Noise

When the machine is idling, the fan stays completely quiet. Even when it turns on, it stays inaudible with 25.9 dB(a). We measure 34,6 dB(a) under load, which equals an audible, but not disturbingly loud swoosh.

We could not hear any coil whine.

Noise Level

Idle
24 / 24 / 25.9 dB(A)
Load
34.6 / 34.6 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: 24 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.131.229.834.233.82527.824.725.225.533.13133.533.134.933334032.332.430.533.731.65026.227.326.326.326.56323.72423.520.524.48023.122.422.121.424.310025.624.926.527.124.512524.92321.82524.716025.222.824.422.523.920025.623.423.72323.225024.421.923.521.621.931522.819.818.41623.440020.219.414.813.319.350021.320.317.41321.863021.620.715.511.421.280023.422.614.210.522.9100023.722.313.510.723.5125022.721.912.89.922.9160025.924.613.99.225.6200022.521.612.19.622.6250022.822.412.11023315024.423.212.610.424.4400023.722.811.510.723.3500021.320.211.11121.1630016.114.911.211.216800012.111.811.111.312.11000011.511.411.311.111.81250011.311.311.111.111.51600010.610.610.310.410.8SPL34.633.625.92434.5N21.80.80.62median 22.8median 21.9median 13.5median 11.1median 22.9Delta3.42.83.53.52.4hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE

Temperatures

stress test (Prime95 + FurMark)
stress test (Prime95 + FurMark)

The maximum chassis temperature we measured was 52.6 °C / 127 F in the upper middle of the bottom cover. This means the ThinkPad laptop can certainly feel hot under load, but it stays much cooler than the ThinkPad P14s Intel, which reached a maximum of 68 °C / 156 F.

In the stress test, both the CPU and the GPU have to lower their clock rates a little bit. This is logical, as both have to share the same thermal budget. The power throttling in the extreme scenario stress test should not have any ramifications on everyday use.

Max. Load
 38.3 °C
101 F
43.8 °C
111 F
48.6 °C
119 F
 
 39.5 °C
103 F
42.2 °C
108 F
49.3 °C
121 F
 
 32.5 °C
91 F
33.2 °C
92 F
33.5 °C
92 F
 
Maximum: 49.3 °C = 121 F
Average: 40.1 °C = 104 F
49.7 °C
121 F
52.6 °C
127 F
48 °C
118 F
51.1 °C
124 F
50 °C
122 F
42.6 °C
109 F
29.8 °C
86 F
32.8 °C
91 F
29.4 °C
85 F
Maximum: 52.6 °C = 127 F
Average: 42.9 °C = 109 F
Power Supply (max.)  37.6 °C = 100 F | Room Temperature 20.3 °C = 69 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 40.1 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 31.6 °C / 89 F for the devices in the class Workstation.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 49.3 °C / 121 F, compared to the average of 37.7 °C / 100 F, ranging from 22.2 to 69.8 °C for the class Workstation.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 52.6 °C / 127 F, compared to the average of 41.2 °C / 106 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.4 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 31.6 °C / 89 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (33.5 °C / 92.3 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 27.8 °C / 82 F (-5.7 °C / -10.3 F).
stress test (palmrest)
stress test (palmrest)
stress test (bottom cover)
stress test (bottom cover)

Speakers

The upward firing stereo speakers above the keyboard produce serviceable sound. They are loud enough to fill a small room with sound and even managed to put out some low frequency sounds. 

Alternatively, the 3.5mm port can be used to output perfectly good audio.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.231.82525.528.23133364033.731.75026.330.86320.5278021.428.810027.132.11252533.916022.542.62002353.325021.655.63151659.240013.362.25001367.163011.469.580010.568.4100010.764.412509.965.716009.266.220009.663.325001062.8315010.465.8400010.759.850001160.1630011.258.9800011.355.81000011.155.21250011.157.41600010.445.7SPL2476.3N0.638.5median 11.1median 59.8Delta3.55.33229.625.527.330.432.528.131.827.226.925.927.825.625.22528.523.634.724.64423.848.523.555.721.157.421.257.920.757.319.458.118.759.818.359.417.260.216.963.516.762.816.463.416.365.11663.816.158.116.361.416.258.51652.8165015.847.129.773.71.332.8median 17.2median 58.12.75.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GEHP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (76.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 13.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (14.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 20% of all tested devices in this class were better, 16% similar, 64% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 18%, worst was 31%
Compared to all devices tested
» 16% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 80% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (73.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 13.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (2.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.8% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 21% of all tested devices in this class were better, 14% similar, 64% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 18%, worst was 31%
Compared to all devices tested
» 17% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 78% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy management: battery life of the Lenovo laptop disappoints

Power consumption

The Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 AMD disappoints us with high power consumption values while it idles. The ThinkPad P14s Intel runs more energy efficient, the ThinkPad T14 AMD also consumes less energy. Maybe the privacy screen is not as efficient as the Low power LCD of the other models.

For the supplied 65 W charger, the maximum power consumption of 50 W is no hurdle.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.07 / 0.85 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.8 / 8.8 / 11.4 Watt
Load midlight 45.2 / 50 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.
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
R7 PRO 4750U, Vega 7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR, a-Si IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
i7-10510U, Quadro P520, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, LTPS IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
R5 PRO 4650U, Vega 6, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
i7-10610U, Quadro P520, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
 
Average of class Workstation
 
Power Consumption
5%
4%
-13%
-67%
10%
-86%
Idle Minimum *
4.8
2.92
39%
5.8
-21%
3.3
31%
5
-4%
4.47 (2.6 - 6, n=18)
7%
7.64 (2.74 - 21, n=38, last 2 years)
-59%
Idle Average *
8.8
5.64
36%
8.3
6%
9.3
-6%
9
-2%
7.69 (4.8 - 10.7, n=18)
13%
12.7 (4.7 - 30.4, n=38, last 2 years)
-44%
Idle Maximum *
11.4
8
30%
11
4%
12.1
-6%
12.2
-7%
9.5 (5.6 - 12.6, n=18)
17%
17 (7.92 - 41.5, n=38, last 2 years)
-49%
Load Average *
45.2
64
-42%
39.5
13%
59.4
-31%
94.4
-109%
39.3 (25.6 - 49, n=19)
13%
89.2 (37.8 - 133, n=38, last 2 years)
-97%
Witcher 3 ultra *
42.2
52.7
-25%
89
-111%
Load Maximum *
50
68.4
-37%
40.8
18%
69.4
-39%
133.9
-168%
49.7 (31 - 67.5, n=18)
1%
141 (50 - 241, n=38, last 2 years)
-182%

* ... smaller is better

Battery

Despite the capacity of the internal battery being unchanged compared to the ThinkPad P15s Intel and the ThinkPad T14, the battery life is dramatically worse. The ThinkPad P14s does not even manage six hours in the Wi-Fi test with 150 cd/m² brightness, a lower than average value.

charging time: 107 minutes
charging time: 107 minutes
SPECviewperf battery life: 91 minutes
SPECviewperf battery life: 91 minutes
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge Chromium)
5h 50min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 max Brightness (Edge Chromium)
4h 47min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
8h 14min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 07min
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
R7 PRO 4750U, Vega 7, 50 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
i7-10510U, Quadro P520, 50 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
R5 PRO 4650U, Vega 6, 50 Wh
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
i7-10610U, Quadro P520, 53 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
i7-10750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, 80 Wh
Average of class Workstation
 
Battery Runtime
51%
30%
52%
57%
38%
H.264
494
743
50%
697
41%
752
52%
731
48%
597 (212 - 917, n=24, last 2 years)
21%
WiFi v1.3
350
605
73%
502
43%
608
74%
693
98%
503 (218 - 844, n=38, last 2 years)
44%
Load
67
88
31%
71
6%
88
31%
83
24%
99.8 (37 - 257, n=33, last 2 years)
49%

Pros

+ robust chassis
+ many connectivity options
+ very comfortable input devices
+ powerful AMD Ryzen 4000 CPUs
+ cooler & quieter than the Intel model

Cons

- bad battery life
- Privacy screen: Bad viewing angle stability
- no full-size SD card slot
- no Thunderbolt 3
- chassis is hard to open for repairs
- less flexible without PowerBridge

Verdict: ThinkPad P14s AMD is better than P14s Intel

in review: Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 AMD, review sample supplied by
in review: Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 AMD, review sample supplied by

It is not surprising that the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 AMD shares a lot with its Intel counterpart. After all, connectivity options, chassis and input devices are identical.

The most important difference is on the inside. The AMD Ryzen processor catapults the Lenovo laptop to a completely different CPU performance level. This enables it to compete even with full-size mobile workstations. The same is true not for the integrated GPU, though it is at least not slower than the Nvidia GPU of the ThinkPad P14s Intel. The AMD model also runs cooler and quieter.

Our verdict is more mixed for the second most important differentiator of this specific configuration, the PrivacyGuard screen. It is brighter than the other FHD LCDs offered in the P14s, but the limited brightness when the screen is viewed from the side is annoying, since it is worse than other IPS screens, even with the ePrivacy mode disabled. We also suspect the screen consumes a lot of energy, which leads to the only real problem of this version of the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s AMD: The battery life is disappointing.

AMD top, Privacy display flop: The ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 AMD would be better with the Low Power screen

We do not recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s with the privacy screen, except for users who really need this feature. For most users, the normal low power screen is the better choice. The verdict for the ThinkPad P14s AMD on a whole is different: Apart from the screen of this specific configuration, the ThinkPad P14s AMD is an excellent entry-level workstation, which we whole-heartedly recommend.

Pricing and availability

The Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 AMD can be bought for $1,249 over at Amazon.com.

Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE - 03/20/2021 v7
Benjamin Herzig

Chassis
85 / 98 → 86%
Keyboard
93%
Pointing Device
91%
Connectivity
73 / 80 → 91%
Weight
68 / 10-66 → 100%
Battery
72 / 95 → 75%
Display
89%
Games Performance
64%
Application Performance
91%
Temperature
86 / 95 → 90%
Noise
95 / 90 → 100%
Audio
74%
Camera
26 / 85 → 31%
Average
76%
84%
Workstation - Weighted Average

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