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Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 laptop Review: Low-end workstation with high-end heat development

Hot CAD compact class. Lenovo's ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 borrows its design from the T-model ThinkPad T14 and includes an Nvidia Quadro GPU as a unique selling point. For the majority of users, this will probably only bring minor advantages, also because its performance is limited per se. However, the ThinkPad P14s can be a good choice for one or two CAD applications on the go.
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The Lenovo ThinkPad P series has a clear target group: workstation customers with the most important application area CAD. This explains the existence of the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1. This 14-inch ThinkPad uses the same design as the Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 1, but includes an ISV-certified Quadro GPU instead of optional GeForce graphics. The other specs remain the same, with this ThinkPad laptop P14s being built on the Intel T14. That also means U-CPUs in the 15-watt class.

As an ultrabook workstation with a 14-inch display, Lenovo's laptop competes with HP's ZBook Firefly 14 G7. Besides the ThinkPad T14 Intel, the Lenovo ThinkPad T14 with AMD CPU is also a good comparison object. We also compare the ThinkPad P14s with its direct predecessor, the Lenovo ThinkPad P43s.

Since the case, ports and input devices of the ThinkPad P14s are exactly identical to the ThinkPad T14 or the predecessor ThinkPad T490, we will skip the sections about these topics and start directly with the screen. Information about these topics can be found in the ThinkPad T490 review.

Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Processor
Intel Core i7-10510U 4 x 1.8 - 4.8 GHz, 51 W PL2 / Short Burst, 25 W PL2 / Sustained, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA Quadro P520 - 2048 MB, Core: 1493 MHz, Memory: 1502 MHz, 16 W TDP, GP108, 452.56, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2666, 16 GB on-board, single-channel, 1x SO-DIMM, max. 48 GB
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, B140HAN05.7, LTPS IPS LED, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, 512 GB 
, M.2-2280, PCIe NVMe, 437 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio, Card Reader: microSD, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP - I219-V gBE (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
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-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p Infrared w/ThinkShutter
Additional features
Speakers: 2 W stereo, Keyboard: 6 row Chicket, Keyboard Light: yes, 65 W USB-C charger, Lenovo Vantage, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.488 kg ( = 52.49 oz / 3.28 pounds), Power Supply: 365 g ( = 12.88 oz / 0.8 pounds)
Price
1500 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
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
88 %
07/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1.5 kg17.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
89 %
11/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
R5 PRO 4650U, Vega 6
1.5 kg17.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
80 %
10/2019
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
i7-8565U, Quadro P520
1.5 kg18.9 mm14.00"1920x1080

Size comparison

329 mm / 13 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 1.5 kg3.38 lbs329 mm / 13 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.5 kg3.28 lbs329 mm / 13 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.5 kg3.22 lbs329 mm / 13 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.5 kg3.25 lbs323 mm / 12.7 inch 214.6 mm / 8.45 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.4 kg3.1 lbs
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Workstation
  (17.2 - 220, n=77)
139 MB/s ∼100% +79%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
78.8 MB/s ∼57% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
78.5 MB/s ∼56% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
77.8 MB/s ∼56% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
77.8 MB/s ∼56%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Workstation
  (18.4 - 255, n=75)
173 MB/s ∼100% +107%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
85.2 MB/s ∼49% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
84.3 MB/s ∼49% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
83.7 MB/s ∼48% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
83.7 MB/s ∼48%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1584 (1490min - 1642max) MBit/s ∼100% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1512 (1337min - 1724max) MBit/s ∼95%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1300 (676min - 1410max) MBit/s ∼82% -14%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=148)
1222 MBit/s ∼77% -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
970 (498min - 1057max) MBit/s ∼61% -36%
Average of class Workstation
  (292 - 1557, n=70)
805 MBit/s ∼51% -47%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
600 MBit/s ∼38% -60%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1181 (1119min - 1253max) MBit/s ∼100%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1132 (824min - 1302max) MBit/s ∼96% -4%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=148)
1094 MBit/s ∼93% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
752 (340min - 868max) MBit/s ∼64% -36%
Average of class Workstation
  (83 - 1642, n=70)
731 MBit/s ∼62% -38%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
695 (447min - 926max) MBit/s ∼59% -41%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
652 MBit/s ∼55% -45%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1512 (1337-1724)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1181 (1119-1253)
ColorChecker
9.2 ∆E
9 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
22.5 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
7 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
16 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE: 11.47 ∆E min: 4.54 - max: 22.51 ∆E

Known low-power display in Lenovo computer

The selection of 14-inch displays in 16:9 format is basically identical to the Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Intel, with the difference that the HD TN option is not available. Our test device contains the Full HD Low Power LCD, manufactured by AUO in this case. We already tested this panel type in the ThinkPad T14. Although the panel installed here is marginally darker, the LCDs are virtually identical in principle. Besides good brightness and the lack of PWM, this also means relatively high response times.

Subpixel matrix Lenovo ThinkPad P14s
Subpixel matrix Lenovo ThinkPad P14s
Slight backlight bleeding (shown intensified here)
Slight backlight bleeding (shown intensified here)
393
cd/m²
404
cd/m²
395
cd/m²
355
cd/m²
386
cd/m²
363
cd/m²
368
cd/m²
381
cd/m²
362
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
B140HAN05.7
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 404 cd/m² Average: 378.6 cd/m² Minimum: 4.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 389 cd/m²
Contrast: 2032:1 (Black: 0.19 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.4 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7, calibrated: 1.2
ΔE Greyscale 5.1 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
96.4% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 61.2% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.5
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 T14-20S1S06B00
B140HAN05.7, LTPS IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
B140HAN05.7, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Lenovo N140HCA-EAC, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Response Times
-16%
10%
0%
17%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
64 (30.8, 33.2)
54.8 (28.4, 26.4)
14%
58.4 (28.4, 30)
9%
64 (30.8, 33.2)
-0%
42.6 (22, 20.4)
33%
Response Time Black / White *
29.6 (13.2, 16.4)
43.2 (25.2, 18)
-46%
26.4 (12.4, 14)
11%
29.6 (13.2, 16.4)
-0%
29.6 (17.2, 12.4)
-0%
PWM Frequency
284.1 (100)
24750 (40)
Screen
10%
6%
6%
-59%
Brightness middle
386
934
142%
397
3%
406
5%
232
-40%
Brightness
379
937
147%
394
4%
403
6%
214
-44%
Brightness Distribution
88
87
-1%
90
2%
88
0%
89
1%
Black Level *
0.19
0.37
-95%
0.2
-5%
0.2
-5%
0.17
11%
Contrast
2032
2524
24%
1985
-2%
2030
0%
1365
-33%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.4
4.7
-7%
3.6
18%
3.3
25%
5.9
-34%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.2
10.5
-46%
5.9
18%
4.8
33%
20.3
-182%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.2
1.6
-33%
1.2
-0%
1.5
-25%
4.4
-267%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.1
7.1
-39%
3.9
24%
3.6
29%
4.8
6%
Gamma
2.5 88%
2.31 95%
2.48 89%
2.43 91%
1.98 111%
CCT
7464 87%
6348 102%
7090 92%
6893 94%
6226 104%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
61.2
68.5
12%
61.4
0%
61.5
0%
40.2
-34%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
96.4
98.9
3%
96.6
0%
95.5
-1%
62.8
-35%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-3% / 6%
8% / 6%
3% / 5%
-21% / -48%

* ... smaller is better

Colors
Colors
Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation
Saturation
Colors (calibrated)
Colors (calibrated)
Grayscale (calibrated)
Grayscale (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)

We were able to remove the slight bluish cast of the display ex-works with a calibration. The panel was measured with CalMan and the X-Rite i1Pro2 colorimeter. This is also how we determined the excellent contrast ratio of around 2000:1 - which is already on the top level for a normal LCD panel. However, this display is not quite that normal: It is an LTPS panel.

With 96.4%, the sRGB color space is practically completely covered, so you can also use this display for simple image editing.

sRGB: 96.4 %
sRGB: 96.4 %
AdobeRGB: 61.2
AdobeRGB: 61.2
Outdoor (cloudy)
Outdoor (cloudy)

The panel's matte surface and good brightness rates benefit outdoor use. As long as you avoid direct sunlight, you should be able to work well outdoors.

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
29.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13.2 ms rise
↘ 16.4 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. » 71 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
64 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 30.8 ms rise
↘ 33.2 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. » 97 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.7 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: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9725 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Thanks to IPS technology, there is nothing to complain about the viewing angle stability.

Performance: Outdated Nvidia GPU in the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s

On paper, the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s offers the entire range of Comet Lake U CPUs. In reality, however, only the Intel Core i5-10210U, i5-10310U, i7-10510U and i7-10610U models are available - the hexa-core i7-10710U and i7-10810U models are not found. The Nvidia Quadro P520 is installed in all these variants. Only one model of the P14s lacks the Nvidia GPU: The new AMD variant, which exclusively uses the AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U.

The RAM is 8 or 16 GB soldered DDR4-2666 RAM plus a DIMM slot that can accommodate 32 GB modules. Thus, a maximum of 48 GB is possible. An M.2-2242 or M.2-2280 SSD is available as mass storage.

HWiNFO
HWiNFO
GPU-Z Intel UHD Graphics 620
GPU-Z Intel UHD Graphics 620
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z caches
CPU-Z caches
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Memory
CPU-Z Memory

Processor

The Intel Core i7-10510U is a quad-core processor from the "Comet-Lake" series. The four "Skylake" cores, which were manufactured in the 14 nanometer process, work with a maximum of 4.8 GHz. The base clock is 1.8 GHz, and the processor has a typical consumption of 15 watts. It can be compared with other chips via our CPU benchmark list.

In the Cinebench multicore test, the Intel chip can briefly consume around 35 watts before the consumption is limited to 25 watts. For this processor, the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s thus scores slightly above average, but that does not help in comparison to the ThinkPad T14 AMD. The AMD Ryzen 4000 processor with its six cores is simply much faster in multicore mode. The ThinkPad P14s AMD should perform even dramatically better when it comes with AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U - which has eight cores after all.

We did not notice a CPU limitation in battery mode.

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Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø655 (605.79-697.34)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7 Intel Core i7-10610U, Intel Core i7-10610U: Ø695 (688.4-738.16)
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00 Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø618 (591.33-706.24)
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00 AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U, AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U: Ø1089 (1078.34-1123.14)
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø420 (415.34-452.98)
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 -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)
Average of class Workstation
  (988 - 4161, n=29)
2599 Points ∼100% +59%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
2565 Points ∼99% +57%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
1663 Points ∼64% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
1630 Points ∼63%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
1441 Points ∼55% -12%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (1015 - 1897, n=36)
1410 Points ∼54% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
988 Points ∼38% -39%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
482 Points ∼100% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
464 Points ∼96%
Average of class Workstation
  (374 - 505, n=28)
460 Points ∼95% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
453 Points ∼94% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (362 - 497, n=35)
436 Points ∼90% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
416 Points ∼86% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
374 Points ∼78% -19%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
1123 (1078.34min - 1123.14max) Points ∼100% +61%
Average of class Workstation
  (260 - 1714, n=124)
851 Points ∼76% +22%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
738 Points ∼66% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
706 (591.33min - 706.24max) Points ∼63% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
697 (605.79min - 697.34max) Points ∼62%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (482 - 856, n=43)
666 Points ∼59% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
452 Points ∼40% -35%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
200 Points ∼100% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
186 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (113 - 202, n=40)
178 Points ∼89% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
177 Points ∼89% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
166 Points ∼83% -11%
Average of class Workstation
  (117 - 214, n=120)
166 Points ∼83% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
155 Points ∼78% -17%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
823 Seconds * ∼100% -27%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (649 - 1051, n=29)
804 Seconds * ∼98% -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
719 Seconds * ∼87% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
649 Seconds * ∼79%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
641 Seconds * ∼78% +1%
Average of class Workstation
  (273 - 881, n=35)
484 Seconds * ∼59% +25%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
448 Seconds * ∼54% +31%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Average of class Workstation
  (4503 - 5703, n=32)
5021 MIPS ∼100% +5%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
4853 MIPS ∼97% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
4798 MIPS ∼96%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
4784 MIPS ∼95% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3747 - 4981, n=29)
4580 MIPS ∼91% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
4359 MIPS ∼87% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
4269 MIPS ∼85% -11%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Average of class Workstation
  (16182 - 48730, n=32)
32067 MIPS ∼100% +67%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
30895 MIPS ∼96% +61%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
20332 MIPS ∼63% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
19147 MIPS ∼60%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
18860 MIPS ∼59% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
17699 MIPS ∼55% -8%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (12196 - 21298, n=29)
17635 MIPS ∼55% -8%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Workstation
  (1184 - 1347, n=19)
1267 Points ∼100% +3%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
1261 Points ∼100% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
1225 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (977 - 1287, n=29)
1200 Points ∼95% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
1102 Points ∼87% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
1017 Points ∼80% -17%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Workstation
  (3852 - 8491, n=20)
6414 Points ∼100% +67%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
4581 Points ∼71% +19%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
4386 Points ∼68% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
3852 Points ∼60%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (2474 - 4484, n=29)
3677 Points ∼57% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
3156 Points ∼49% -18%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Average of class Workstation
  (4.2 - 13.6, n=32)
8.63 fps ∼100% +57%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
7.82 fps ∼91% +42%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
5.63 fps ∼65% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
5.5 fps ∼64%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
5.2 fps ∼60% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3.41 - 5.5, n=29)
4.58 fps ∼53% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
4.32 fps ∼50% -21%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
106 s * ∼100% -89%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
61.5 s * ∼58% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
59.3 s * ∼56% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (50.7 - 77.8, n=25)
59 s * ∼56% -5%
Average of class Workstation
  (43 - 106, n=18)
56.5 s * ∼53% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
56.2 s * ∼53%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.719 sec * ∼100% -8%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (0.637 - 0.81, n=26)
0.681 sec * ∼95% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.668 sec * ∼93%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
0.643 sec * ∼89% +4%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Intel Core i7-10610U
0.637 sec * ∼89% +5%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.551 - 0.695, n=17)
0.614 sec * ∼85% +8%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
697 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
87.7 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
186 Points
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System performance

There is nothing to complain about in terms of system performance and the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s also scores very well in the benchmarks.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Average of class Workstation
  (2329 - 10441, n=62)
5255 Points ∼100% +63%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4280 Points ∼81% +33%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
4006 Points ∼76% +24%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (3229 - 4075, n=2)
3652 Points ∼69% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3229 Points ∼61%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
2998 Points ∼57% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Quadro P520, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-256G
2329 Points ∼44% -28%
Productivity
Average of class Workstation
  (3998 - 8877, n=62)
7219 Points ∼100% +12%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
7060 Points ∼98% +10%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (6426 - 7234, n=2)
6830 Points ∼95% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
6479 Points ∼90% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6453 Points ∼89% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6426 Points ∼89%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Quadro P520, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-256G
5392 Points ∼75% -16%
Essentials
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9494 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (9100 - 9494, n=2)
9297 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Workstation
  (5223 - 10829, n=62)
8829 Points ∼93% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
8794 Points ∼93% -7%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
8494 Points ∼89% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
8400 Points ∼88% -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Quadro P520, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-256G
6389 Points ∼67% -33%
Score
Average of class Workstation
  (2817 - 6939, n=63)
4930 Points ∼100% +18%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4473 Points ∼91% +7%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
4456 Points ∼90% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (4171 - 4623, n=2)
4397 Points ∼89% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4171 Points ∼85%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
3932 Points ∼80% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Quadro P520, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-256G
3092 Points ∼63% -26%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5383 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5356 Points ∼99%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
5042 Points ∼94% -6%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
5035 Points ∼94% -6%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (4500 - 5356, n=2)
4928 Points ∼92% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Quadro P520, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-256G
4918 Points ∼91% -8%
Average of class Workstation
  (3311 - 5655, n=97)
4847 Points ∼90% -10%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Vega 6, R5 PRO 4650U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4111 Points ∼100% +8%
Average of class Workstation
  (2320 - 5505, n=98)
3967 Points ∼96% +4%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Quadro P520, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
3822 Points ∼93% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3805 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (3459 - 3805, n=2)
3632 Points ∼88% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Lite-On CA5-8D512
3544 Points ∼86% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
Quadro P520, i7-8565U, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-256G
3313 Points ∼81% -13%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3805 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5356 points
PCMark 10 Score
4171 points
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Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3255.1 μs * ∼100%

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Mass storage

The Samsung SSD in the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s has a capacity of 512 GB. The PCIe-NVMe-SSD in M.2-2280 format is very fast and outperforms all SSDs from other manufacturers in the comparison.

Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Lite-On CA5-8D512
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-256G
Average Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-12%
-11%
-21%
-2%
Write 4K
145
114.1
-21%
88.11
-39%
135.3
-7%
138 (82.2 - 185, n=23)
-5%
Read 4K
48.11
53.56
11%
38.28
-20%
45.09
-6%
48.4 (35.8 - 65.2, n=23)
1%
Write Seq
2138
1743
-18%
2001.75
-6%
1576
-26%
2024 (931 - 2896, n=23)
-5%
Read Seq
2258
2092
-7%
2152.94
-5%
1457
-35%
2040 (1136 - 2754, n=23)
-10%
Write 4K Q32T1
467.8
394.8
-16%
423.73
-9%
356.3
-24%
448 (326 - 556, n=23)
-4%
Read 4K Q32T1
421.4
372.6
-12%
393.24
-7%
385.4
-9%
469 (332 - 585, n=23)
11%
Write Seq Q32T1
2988
2176
-27%
2889.1
-3%
1613
-46%
2878 (934 - 2994, n=23)
-4%
Read Seq Q32T1
3446
3204
-7%
3566.1
3%
3017
-12%
3502 (3269 - 3568, n=23)
2%
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3446 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2988 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 421.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 467.8 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2258 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2138 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 48.11 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 145 MB/s

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Graphics card

The Nvidia Quadro P520 is an entry-level GPU of the now doubly outdated "Pascal" generation. With this GPU, the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s can clearly be classified as an entry-level model. This is also supported by the benchmarks: In the workstation benchmark SPECviewperf 13, the Lenovo laptop is less than half as fast as the workstation average.

In battery mode, we could determine a significant reduction in GPU performance. In the 3DMark 11 GPU test, the performance was about 54% lower (1978 points).

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Average of class Workstation
  (841 - 32999, n=134)
8629 Points ∼100% +102%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
4277 Points ∼50%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (3870 - 4277, n=6)
4150 Points ∼48% -3%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
4110 Points ∼48% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-8565U
3870 Points ∼45% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
3608 Points ∼42% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1757 Points ∼20% -59%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Workstation
  (566 - 9956, n=53)
4033 Points ∼100% +293%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
1025 Points ∼25%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (918 - 1043, n=6)
999 Points ∼25% -3%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
988 Points ∼24% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-8565U
918 Points ∼23% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
661 Points ∼16% -36%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
358 Points ∼9% -65%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average of class Workstation
  (752 - 24354, n=125)
6877 Points ∼100% +117%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (3030 - 3410, n=6)
3221 Points ∼47% +2%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
3220 Points ∼47% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
3169 Points ∼46%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-8565U
3030 Points ∼44% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
2228 Points ∼32% -30%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1033 Points ∼15% -67%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
Average of class Workstation
  (37.3 - 217, n=43)
109 fps ∼100% +84%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
63.46 fps ∼58% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
59.09 fps ∼54%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (37.3 - 63.5, n=6)
56.6 fps ∼52% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-8565U
37.29 fps ∼34% -37%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
Average of class Workstation
  (36.4 - 465, n=42)
185 fps ∼100% +270%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
52.07 fps ∼28% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
49.94 fps ∼27%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (36.4 - 52.1, n=6)
47.9 fps ∼26% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-8565U
36.41 fps ∼20% -27%
Showcase (showcase-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (12.6 - 127, n=42)
55.9 fps ∼100% +287%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
14.43 fps ∼26%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (12.6 - 14.6, n=6)
14 fps ∼25% -3%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
13.69 fps ∼24% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-8565U
12.6 fps ∼23% -13%
Medical (medical-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (6.8 - 133, n=42)
48.7 fps ∼100% +160%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
19.14 fps ∼39% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
18.76 fps ∼39%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (6.8 - 19.3, n=6)
15.5 fps ∼32% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-8565U
6.8 fps ∼14% -64%
Maya (maya-05)
Average of class Workstation
  (29.4 - 341, n=42)
138 fps ∼100% +236%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
41.22 fps ∼30% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
41.06 fps ∼30%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (30.8 - 41.2, n=6)
39.2 fps ∼28% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-8565U
30.77 fps ∼22% -25%
Energy (energy-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (0.72 - 57.3, n=42)
19 fps ∼100% +2336%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
6.57 fps ∼35% +742%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (0.72 - 6.57, n=6)
2.7 fps ∼14% +246%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
0.78 fps ∼4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-8565U
0.72 fps ∼4% -8%
Creo (creo-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (27.8 - 320, n=42)
138 fps ∼100% +291%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
45.21 fps ∼33% +28%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (27.8 - 45.2, n=6)
37.6 fps ∼27% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
35.26 fps ∼26%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-8565U
27.76 fps ∼20% -21%
Catia (catia-05)
Average of class Workstation
  (27.7 - 339, n=42)
152 fps ∼100% +212%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
48.72 fps ∼32%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
47.5 fps ∼31% -3%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (27.7 - 48.7, n=6)
44.7 fps ∼29% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-8565U
27.68 fps ∼18% -43%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
Average of class Workstation
  (20 - 232, n=43)
109 fps ∼100% +325%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
33.8 fps ∼31% +32%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (20 - 34.3, n=6)
27.4 fps ∼25% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
25.65 fps ∼24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-8565U
19.98 fps ∼18% -22%
SPECviewperf 2020
Solidworks (solidworks-05)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
31.01 fps ∼100% +21%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (25.7 - 31, n=3)
27.7 fps ∼89% +8%
Average of class Workstation
  (25.7 - 31, n=3)
27.7 fps ∼89% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
25.65 fps ∼83%
Siemens NX (snx-04)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
50.89 fps ∼100% +3%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (49.3 - 50.9, n=3)
49.9 fps ∼98% +1%
Average of class Workstation
  (49.3 - 50.9, n=3)
49.9 fps ∼98% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
49.25 fps ∼97%
Medical (medical-03)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
8.52 fps ∼100% +3%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (8.29 - 8.52, n=3)
8.38 fps ∼98% +1%
Average of class Workstation
  (8.29 - 8.52, n=3)
8.38 fps ∼98% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
8.29 fps ∼97%
Maya (maya-06)
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (49.1 - 50.1, n=3)
49.5 fps ∼100% +1%
Average of class Workstation
  (49.1 - 50.1, n=3)
49.5 fps ∼100% +1%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
49.39 fps ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
49.12 fps ∼99%
Energy (energy-03)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
6.57 fps ∼100% +742%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (0.77 - 6.57, n=3)
2.71 fps ∼41% +247%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.77 - 6.57, n=3)
2.71 fps ∼41% +247%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
0.78 fps ∼12%
Creo (creo-03)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
28.81 fps ∼100% +25%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (23 - 28.8, n=3)
25.3 fps ∼88% +10%
Average of class Workstation
  (23 - 28.8, n=3)
25.3 fps ∼88% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
22.96 fps ∼80%
CATIA (catia-06)
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
12.87 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (12.4 - 12.9, n=3)
12.7 fps ∼99% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (12.4 - 12.9, n=3)
12.7 fps ∼99% -1%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
12.38 fps ∼96% -4%
3ds Max (3dsmax-07)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10610U
15.3 fps ∼100% +31%
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
  (11.6 - 15.3, n=3)
12.9 fps ∼84% +11%
Average of class Workstation
  (11.6 - 15.3, n=3)
12.9 fps ∼84% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
11.64 fps ∼76%
3DMark 11 Performance
4490 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2902 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1149 points
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Gaming performance

The Nvidia Quadro P520 is not designed for gaming. Accordingly, it can only render modern games at low detail levels.

low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 42.7 22.1 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 110 37.5 19.5 13.8 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 17.9 13.8 13.2 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 31.8 12.5 fps
Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019) 69.6 14.7 fps

Emissions: Heat problem also in the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s

Noise emissions

The fan is audible under load, but not extremely loud. In idle mode, the cooling system mostly remains silent, but it sometimes makes a very quiet noise. It would be better at this point if it remained completely silent without load.

We did not notice any coil whirring in this Lenovo notebook.

Noise Level

Idle
29.7 / 29.7 / 30.6 dB(A)
Load
33.1 / 35 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM-1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 29.7 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.329.73229.82529.124.925.528.73131.22930.434.44029.726.728.134.75025.226.627.227.96326.224.925.930.4802524.825.628.310023.925.92526.812524.125.823.624.816024.524.124.623.920023.723.823.824.425022.323.123.523.231522.222.321.122.640022.32221.221.750022.521.820.722.263022.322.219.421.88002421.518.723.8100023.621.918.323.1125024.322.517.222.8160023.922.216.922.7200022.420.716.721.625002321.316.421.8315025.522.516.324.6400024.421.51623500022.519.316.121.36300181716.317.6800016.616.416.216.61000016.316.51616.31250016.216.21616.11600015.815.915.815.9SPL3533.129.734.2N2.21.91.32median 22.5median 21.9median 17.2median 22.6Delta1.91.52.71.2hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE

Temperature

Stress test (Prime95 + FurMark)
Stress test (Prime95 + FurMark)

You can get a fright when you look at the temperature readings: At two measuring points on the bottom, 60 °C (140 °F) are clearly exceeded. This makes it clear that the single fan simply cannot dissipate the heat adequately.

The stress test confirms this. CPU or GPU, one of them always has to run throttled. At the beginning of the test, it is first the GPU that has to clock down. After a while, the processor throttles to 6 watts and 700 MHz. This allows the GPU to run relatively stable, but there are still short drops in the GPU performance.

The 3DMark after the stress test clearly shows this: You always have to expect throttling in Lenovo's ThinkPad P14s. The CPU-heavy physics score in particular is significantly lower at 3594 instead of 8283 points, a reduction of around 56%.

Max. Load
 39.7 °C
103 F
47.9 °C
118 F
58.3 °C
137 F
 
 39 °C
102 F
42.3 °C
108 F
59.5 °C
139 F
 
 31.9 °C
89 F
33.2 °C
92 F
36.3 °C
97 F
 
Maximum: 59.5 °C = 139 F
Average: 43.1 °C = 110 F
65.2 °C
149 F
68.8 °C
156 F
43 °C
109 F
50 °C
122 F
49.4 °C
121 F
40.6 °C
105 F
29.5 °C
85 F
29.4 °C
85 F
27.6 °C
82 F
Maximum: 68.8 °C = 156 F
Average: 44.8 °C = 113 F
Power Supply (max.)  38.9 °C = 102 F | Room Temperature 21 °C = 70 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 43.1 °C / 110 F, compared to the average of 31.5 °C / 89 F for the devices in the class Workstation.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 59.5 °C / 139 F, compared to the average of 37.6 °C / 100 F, ranging from 22.2 to 69.8 °C for the class Workstation.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 68.8 °C / 156 F, compared to the average of 40.9 °C / 106 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.5 °C / 74 F, compared to the device average of 31.5 °C / 89 F.
(±) The palmrests and touchpad can get very hot to the touch with a maximum of 36.3 °C / 97.3 F.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 27.8 °C / 82 F (-8.5 °C / -15.3 F).

Speaker

The speakers of the ThinkPad P14s above the keyboard radiate upwards and emit an averagely good sound for laptop speakers. A better result can be achieved with the flawlessly functioning headphone jack.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203232.72525.529.53130.432.34028.131.25027.227.46325.926.78025.625.71002526.212523.626.116024.630.220023.838.925023.544.531521.146.940021.250.850020.758.463019.464.280018.763.7100018.361.7125017.261.2160016.963.3200016.759.8250016.458.9315016.361.940001656.5500016.155.9630016.355.2800016.253.4100001650.8125001653.51600015.843SPL29.772.1N1.328.6median 17.2median 55.2Delta2.77.83229.625.527.330.432.528.131.827.226.925.927.825.625.22528.523.634.724.64423.848.523.555.721.157.421.257.920.757.319.458.118.759.818.359.417.260.216.963.516.762.816.463.416.365.11663.816.158.116.361.416.258.51652.8165015.847.129.773.71.332.8median 17.2median 58.12.75.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GEHP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (72.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 19.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.3% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 76% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 15% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 18%, worst was 31%
Compared to all devices tested
» 64% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 28% 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
» 19% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 67% 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, 4% similar, 80% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Power management: Lenovo PC delivers good battery life

Energy absorption

Lenovo has optimized the power consumption well. This is also shown by the comparison with HP's ZBook Firefly 14 G7, which consumes considerably more with similar components in idle - although HP uses a 1000 cd/m² display here, which might increase the power consumption.

For the average maximum power consumption of 64 watts, the 65-watt power supply is designed just sufficiently.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.29 / 0.68 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 2.92 / 5.64 / 8 Watt
Load midlight 64 / 68.4 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
i7-10510U, Quadro P520, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, LTPS IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14.00
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
i7-10610U, Quadro P520, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, Lite-On CA5-8D512, LTPS IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
R5 PRO 4650U, Vega 6, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
i7-8565U, Quadro P520, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-256G, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Average NVIDIA Quadro P520
 
Average of class Workstation
 
Power Consumption
-25%
-4%
-21%
4%
-13%
-176%
Idle Minimum *
2.92
3.3
-13%
3.2
-10%
5.8
-99%
2.9
1%
3.14 (2.74 - 3.5, n=6)
-8%
12.7 (2.4 - 65.2, n=153)
-335%
Idle Average *
5.64
9.3
-65%
6.1
-8%
8.3
-47%
4.94
12%
7.3 (4.94 - 10.8, n=6)
-29%
18.6 (4.94 - 69, n=152)
-230%
Idle Maximum *
8
12.1
-51%
10.4
-30%
11
-38%
7.92
1%
10.4 (7.92 - 15.1, n=6)
-30%
22.2 (7.1 - 73.1, n=153)
-178%
Load Average *
64
59.4
7%
45.6
29%
39.5
38%
60.8
5%
60.7 (55.2 - 64.8, n=6)
5%
89.3 (34.4 - 185, n=151)
-40%
Load Maximum *
68.4
69.4
-1%
68.6
-0%
40.8
40%
68.2
-0%
68.9 (68.2 - 69.4, n=6)
-1%
135 (43.5 - 336, n=151)
-97%
Witcher 3 ultra *
52.7

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

Lenovo gets a lot out of the integrated 50 watt hours. In the Wi-Fi test with a brightness of 150 cd/m², the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s achieves over ten hours. It is still over eight hours with maximum brightness - a respectable, good rate.

Charging time: 128 minutes
Charging time: 128 minutes
SPECviewperf battery test: 98 minutes
SPECviewperf battery test: 98 minutes
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge Chromium)
10h 05min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 max Brightness (Edge Chromium)
8h 03min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
12h 23min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 28min
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
i7-10510U, Quadro P520, 50 Wh
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7
i7-10610U, Quadro P520, 53 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20S1S06B00
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, 50 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UES00H00
R5 PRO 4650U, Vega 6, 50 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad P43s-20RH001FGE
i7-8565U, Quadro P520, 51 Wh
Average of class Workstation
 
Battery Runtime
0%
-7%
-14%
11%
-22%
H.264
743
752
1%
624
-16%
697
-6%
761
2%
428 (123 - 1131, n=74)
-42%
WiFi v1.3
605
608
0%
661
9%
502
-17%
510
-16%
429 (106 - 974, n=93)
-29%
Load
88
88
0%
76
-14%
71
-19%
130
48%
91.3 (22 - 323, n=137)
4%

Pros

+ robust housing
+ versatile equipment
+ very comfortable input devices
+ bright & colorful low-power Full-HD-LCD
+ 3 years warranty

Cons

- Heat problem
- outdated GPU
- no more full-size SD card slot
- Thunderbolt 3 only connected with two PCIe lanes
- Case is difficult to open
- less flexible without PowerBridge

Conclusion: A ThinkPad T14 with a different name

in review: Lenovo ThinkPad P14s, provided by
in review: Lenovo ThinkPad P14s, provided by

As a practically identical variant of the ThinkPad T14, the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 shares both strengths and weaknesses with it. You could simply copy-paste large parts of the Intel model's conclusion here: On the plus side, there are aspects like the great input devices, the high-quality display and the rich equipment. On the other hand, we have to criticize the difficult-to-open case and the missing "power bridge" option compared to older ThinkPads.

High temperatures were already one of the weaknesses of the ThinkPad T14 laptop. This has not improved in Lenovo's ThinkPad P14s, but has even worsened slightly due to the Nvidia GPU. In general, the Nvidia Quadro P520 is the decisive feature that sets the P14s apart from its T-series cousin. However, the outdated entry-level GPU cannot perform more than the simplest CAD tasks. The performance is simply too weak to replace a full-fledged workstation. You also have to reckon with throttling especially under load.

Basically, the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 is just like the T14, only with a Quadro GPU. If you do not need this, you are better off with the ThinkPad T14.

The bottom line is that the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s, like the ThinkPad T14, can be worth buying. However, it has to fit your needs - if you just want to buy a 14-inch ThinkPad and CAD does not play a role, you are better off with the ThinkPad T14 AMD.

Price and availability

The Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 costs around 1,500 Euros (~$1820) in the tested configuration. It is available from Amazon and other Lenovo retailers, among others.

Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE - 12/28/2020 v7
Benjamin Herzig

Chassis
85 / 98 → 87%
Keyboard
93%
Pointing Device
91%
Connectivity
74 / 80 → 93%
Weight
69 / 10-66 → 100%
Battery
88 / 95 → 93%
Display
88%
Games Performance
59%
Application Performance
88%
Temperature
80 / 95 → 84%
Noise
93 / 90 → 100%
Audio
59%
Camera
22 / 85 → 26%
Average
75%
83%
Workstation - Weighted Average

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Benjamin Herzig, 2021-01- 4 (Update: 2021-01- 3)
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Editor of the original article: Benjamin Herzig - Editor
In 2010 I started to get more and more involved with technology, especially notebooks have been my passion ever since. Of course I came across the detailed tests of Notebookcheck very quickly. With time I learned more and more about notebooks and started writing small reviews about notebooks in forums and blog pages. To earn some extra money during my studies I turned my hobby into my profession and joined the team of Notebookcheck in 2016. My personal interest is especially in business notebooks.