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Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 laptop in review: Compact workstation with new graphics card

Good system performance meets high mobility. From the outside, the ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 is immediately recognizable as a classic ThinkPad. However, a Tiger Lake CPU and the Nvidia Quadro T500 meet the demands of a mobile workstation on the inside. Our review will reveal how successful that is.
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Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE

In our review of the AMD model of the ThinkPad P14s Gen 1, the installed Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U was able to achieve a very good performance. Among other things, there were points of criticism due to the short battery life and the lack of Thunderbolt support. At least the latter is no longer a problem according to the spec sheet of the Tiger Lake version that we have before us.

With an Intel Core i7-1185G7, an Nvidia Quadro T500, 16 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB SSD, the ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 has to face the comparison with the rival devices listed below. You can also add more laptops from our database under each section.

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Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Processor
Intel Core i7-1185G7 4 x 3 - 4.8 GHz, 64 W PL2 / Short Burst, 35 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU - 4096 MB, Core: 1695 MHz, Memory: 1250 MHz, 25 W TDP, NVIDIA 452.66, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
Memory
32768 MB 
, dual-channel
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, B140HAN05.7, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02, 1024 GB 
, 893 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined audio jack, Card Reader: microSD (UHS-I), 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-LM (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 329 x 227 ( = 0.71 x 12.95 x 8.94 in)
Battery
50 Wh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.492 kg ( = 52.63 oz / 3.29 pounds), Power Supply: 363 g ( = 12.8 oz / 0.8 pounds)
Price
1,930 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85 %
06/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
i7-1185G7, T500 Laptop GPU
1.5 kg18 mm14.00"1920x1080
85 %
04/2021
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU
1.4 kg17.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
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
83 %
12/2020
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.2 kg16 mm14.00"1920x1080

Case and connectivity - Workstation with Wi-Fi 6E support

Maintenance options
Maintenance options

Lenovo has made the case of the ThinkPad P14s from a robust plastic. The display can be folded back by up to 180 degrees, and it's relatively resistant to torsion. With a weight of approximately 1.5 kg, the workstation is also a rather light device, but its dimensions are a bit bigger than the our chosen competition.

The ports are the same as on the P14s Gen 1, but the USB-C ports now support Thunderbolt 4 including DisplayPort 1.4 and Power Delivery 3.0. However, one of the two ports still gets blocked when the power adapter is connected.

The microSD card reader only supports UHS-I speeds, and it also achieves the corresponding rates with our AV Pro V60 reference memory card. At 77.1 MB/s for copying data and 85.2 MB/s for reading data, the speeds are on par with comparable devices.

The same applies to the WLAN adapter with Wi-Fi 6E capability, since it reaches speeds of 1,205 Mb/s for receiving data and 1,254 Mb/s for sending data with our reference router, the Netgear Nighthawk AX12.

The webcam's low quality hasn't been changed; At 0.9 MP, it only delivers blurry images with pale colors even in good lighting conditions. The SSD and a RAM module can be replaced inside the ThinkPad P14s. There's also a spot for the optional WWAN module.

Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE

Size comparison

329 mm / 13 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.5 kg3.29 lbs329 mm / 13 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.6 kg3.51 lbs323 mm / 12.7 inch 214.6 mm / 8.45 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.4 kg3.12 lbs319 mm / 12.6 inch 215 mm / 8.46 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.2 kg2.65 lbs
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Port configuration

Left side: 2x Thunderbolt 4 (power supply, includes DisplayPort 1.4, PD 3.0), docking port, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI 2.0, combined audio jack, microSD card reader
Left side: 2x Thunderbolt 4 (power supply, includes DisplayPort 1.4, PD 3.0), docking port, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI 2.0, combined audio jack, microSD card reader
Right side: Smart card reader, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, Gigabit LAN, Kensington lock slot
Right side: Smart card reader, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, Gigabit LAN, Kensington lock slot
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% +79%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
78.5 MB/s ∼57% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
77.8 MB/s ∼56% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
  (AV Pro V60)
77.1 MB/s ∼56%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Workstation
  (31.6 - 244, n=26, last 2 years)
161 MB/s ∼100% +89%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
85.7 MB/s ∼53% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
  (AV Pro V60)
85.2 MB/s ∼53%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
83.7 MB/s ∼52% -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% +12%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1396 (1168min - 1517max) MBit/s ∼100% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1254 (776min - 1488max) MBit/s ∼89%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1181 (1119min - 1253max) MBit/s ∼84% -6%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (675 - 1602, n=14)
1172 MBit/s ∼84% -7%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1110 MBit/s ∼79% -11%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1512 (1337min - 1724max) MBit/s ∼100% +25%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1402 (1306min - 1480max) MBit/s ∼93% +16%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1291 (916min - 1452max) MBit/s ∼85% +7%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (914 - 1716, n=14)
1274 MBit/s ∼84% +6%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1260 MBit/s ∼83% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1205 (994min - 1324max) MBit/s ∼80%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1205 (994-1324)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1253 (776-1488)
ColorChecker
7.7 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
11 ∆E
9 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
3 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
1.3 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE: 6.23 ∆E min: 1.28 - max: 11.22 ∆E

Input devices - Still comes with the good Lenovo keyboard

The P14s G2's keyboard still has the older and consequently deeper travel that quickly provides the familiar and very good typing feel of a ThinkPad keyboard. The two-stage white backlight, which illuminates all keys evenly, is also very good.

In addition to the ClickPad mouse replacement, there's also a TrackPoint with separate mouse buttons. Both input options are well suited for navigating the mouse pointer, and they respond reliably to inputs.

Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 - Input devices
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 - Input devices
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 - Backlighting
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 - Backlighting

Display - Colorful and high in contrast

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The screen of the ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 consists of a 14-inch IPS panel and offers a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. A brightness value of 300 cd/m² is specified for the display variant installed here, and an average of 348 cd/m² is achieved in our measurement. The brightness distribution of 94% is very good, and no PWM is used for brightness control.

Besides the panel used here, the following display options are also available:

  • 4K UHD (3840x2160) with 500 cd/m², Dolby Vision HDR, and factory color calibration
  • Full HD (1920x1080) with ePrivacy Guard, 500 cd/m², and 72% color-space coverage (NTSC)
  • Full HD (1920x1080), power-saving with 400 cd/m², and 72% color-space coverage (NTSC)
  • Full HD (1920x1080) with touch function, 300 cd/m², and 45% color-space coverage (NTSC)
356
cd/m²
357
cd/m²
358
cd/m²
337
cd/m²
350
cd/m²
336
cd/m²
346
cd/m²
348
cd/m²
340
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
B140HAN05.7
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 358 cd/m² Average: 347.6 cd/m² Minimum: 3.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 347 cd/m²
Contrast: 2500:1 (Black: 0.14 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.3 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 1.5
ΔE Greyscale 5.3 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
96.4% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
61.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
66.48% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
96.57% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
65.41% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.42
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
B140HAN05.7, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
AU Optronics AUO068B, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
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
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
AUO B140HAN06.2 (AUO623D), IPS-Level, 1920x1080, 14.00
Display
6%
3%
0%
5%
Display P3 Coverage
65.41
70.02
7%
67.26
3%
65.49
0%
68.8
5%
sRGB Coverage
96.57
99.47
3%
98.52
2%
96.6
0%
99.4
3%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
66.48
71.43
7%
69.37
4%
66.72
0%
70.95
7%
Response Times
1%
31%
1%
-1%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
58.8 (28.4, 30.4)
64.4 (30.4, 34)
-10%
38.4 (20.4, 18)
35%
64 (30.8, 33.2)
-9%
59.6 (26.4, 33.2)
-1%
Response Time Black / White *
32.8 (16.8, 16)
29.2 (12.4, 16.8)
11%
24 (13.2, 10.8)
27%
29.6 (13.2, 16.4)
10%
32.8 (16.4, 16.4)
-0%
PWM Frequency
Screen
6%
8%
-2%
1%
Brightness middle
350
461
32%
430
23%
386
10%
293
-16%
Brightness
348
439
26%
432
24%
379
9%
277
-20%
Brightness Distribution
94
89
-5%
88
-6%
88
-6%
89
-5%
Black Level *
0.14
0.24
-71%
0.27
-93%
0.19
-36%
0.18
-29%
Contrast
2500
1921
-23%
1593
-36%
2032
-19%
1628
-35%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.3
2.6
40%
2.2
49%
4.4
-2%
2.95
31%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.7
5.8
13%
4.4
34%
7.2
-7%
6.03
10%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.5
1.1
27%
0.7
53%
1.2
20%
0.9
40%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.3
4.4
17%
3.3
38%
5.1
4%
4.2
21%
Gamma
2.42 91%
2.29 96%
2.21 100%
2.5 88%
2.099 105%
CCT
7631 85%
6478 100%
6056 107%
7464 87%
6622 98%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
61.1
65.2
7%
63
3%
61.2
0%
71
16%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
96.4
99.4
3%
98.5
2%
96.4
0%
93
-4%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
4% / 5%
14% / 10%
-0% / -2%
2% / 1%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
32.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16.8 ms rise
↘ 16 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 240 (maximum) ms. » 84 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
58.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 28.4 ms rise
↘ 30.4 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. » 94 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than 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.

Color-space coverage (sRGB) - 96.4%
Color-space coverage (sRGB) - 96.4%
Color-space coverage (AdobeRGB) - 61.1%
Color-space coverage (AdobeRGB) - 61.1%

Our measurements show that the IPS panel installed here has a very good contrast ratio of 2,500:1 and an equally very good black level of 0.14 cd/m². The color-space coverage of 96% (sRGB) and 61% (AdobeRGB) is on par with the competition.

The CalMAN analysis also shows that the display reproduces colors out of the box with a blue proportion that is too high and a Delta E 2000 deviation of 5.3. This can be compensated for with a calibration, and the Delta E 2000 value can be reduced to 1.2. The corresponding ICC file can be downloaded in the window located at the top, to the right of the display's brightness distribution graph.

Furthermore, the IPS panel is very viewing-angle stable, but outdoors, brightness is only sufficient for working in places in the shade.

CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Color accuracy
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Color accuracy (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color accuracy (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 - Viewing angles
ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 - Viewing angles
ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 - Screen bleeding
ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 - Screen bleeding
ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 - Outdoor use
ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 - Outdoor use

Performance - ThinkPad with improved GPU performance

The Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 is an entry-level workstation that still features a dedicated graphics card in the form of an Nvidia Quadro T500. You can also choose between different storage and memory configurations as well as between a selection of Intel Tiger Lake CPUs. Besides the Intel Core i7-1185G7 used here, the P14s Gen 2 can be configured with the Core i5-1135G7Core i5-1145G7, and Core i7-1165G7.

Processor

The Intel Core i7-1185G7 is a quad-core processor that can process up to eight tasks simultaneously. The clock rates are between 3 and 4.8 GHz, and the actual performance also depends on the configured TDP. The latter is generously specified at 35 watts (PL1) and 64 watts (PL2), but the cooling system needs to be able to handle it as well.

Our Cinebench R15 continuous load test shows that this can only be done through a wavelike progression, and only the performance of the i7-1185G7 in the MSI Prestige 14 EVO is reached occasionally. In the individual disciplines, the result is overall enough for a place in the midfield, although strong fluctuations can be seen here. In addition, the AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U found in the P14s Gen 1 is significantly ahead in terms of multi-core performance.

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Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE Intel Core i7-1185G7: Ø751 (538.67-901.88)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø710 (671.68-843.29)
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)
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005 Intel Core i7-1185G7: Ø892 (873.52-933.34)
Cinebench R23: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 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 R23 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1493 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (1401 - 1525, n=14)
1466 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Workstation
  (1162 - 1493, n=11, last 2 years)
1289 Points ∼86% -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
1207 Points ∼81% -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
1162 Points ∼78% -22%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
8300 Points ∼100% +41%
Average of class Workstation
  (4239 - 10074, n=11, last 2 years)
7201 Points ∼87% +23%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5876 Points ∼71%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (3861 - 6383, n=14)
5555 Points ∼67% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
4239 Points ∼51% -28%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
581 Points ∼100% +10%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Intel Core i7-1185G7
579 Points ∼100% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (529 - 593, n=18)
566 Points ∼97% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
529 Points ∼91%
Average of class Workstation
  (374 - 586, n=36, last 2 years)
478 Points ∼82% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
469 Points ∼81% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
464 Points ∼80% -12%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
3203 Points ∼100% +41%
Average of class Workstation
  (988 - 4161, n=37, last 2 years)
2666 Points ∼83% +17%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Intel Core i7-1185G7
2283 Points ∼71% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
2269 Points ∼71%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (1451 - 2493, n=18)
2104 Points ∼66% -7%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2036 Points ∼64% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
1630 Points ∼51% -28%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
225 Points ∼100% +6%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Intel Core i7-1185G7
224 Points ∼100% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (168 - 230, n=17)
216 Points ∼96% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
213 Points ∼95%
Average of class Workstation
  (155 - 229, n=42, last 2 years)
196 Points ∼87% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
186 Points ∼83% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
180 Points ∼80% -15%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
1417 (1362.63min - 1416.53max) Points ∼100% +57%
Average of class Workstation
  (452 - 1726, n=44, last 2 years)
1165 Points ∼82% +29%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Intel Core i7-1185G7
933 (873.52min - 933.34max) Points ∼66% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
902 (538.67min - 901.88max) Points ∼64%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (617 - 1066, n=22)
882 Points ∼62% -2%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
843 (671.68min - 843.29max) Points ∼59% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
697 (605.79min - 697.34max) Points ∼49% -23%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
649 Seconds * ∼100% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
630 Seconds * ∼97%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
580 Seconds * ∼89% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (478 - 745, n=18)
578 Seconds * ∼89% +8%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Intel Core i7-1185G7
533 Seconds * ∼82% +15%
Average of class Workstation
  (273 - 881, n=34, last 2 years)
479 Seconds * ∼74% +24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
352 Seconds * ∼54% +44%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5507 MIPS ∼100%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5352 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (4417 - 5703, n=35, last 2 years)
5115 MIPS ∼93% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (3678 - 5507, n=17)
5106 MIPS ∼93% -7%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5029 MIPS ∼91% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
4798 MIPS ∼87% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
4417 MIPS ∼80% -20%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
41491 MIPS ∼100% +95%
Average of class Workstation
  (16182 - 48730, n=35, last 2 years)
31549 MIPS ∼76% +49%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Intel Core i7-1185G7
24882 MIPS ∼60% +17%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (18812 - 27693, n=17)
23659 MIPS ∼57% +11%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
22854 MIPS ∼55% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
21244 MIPS ∼51%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
19147 MIPS ∼46% -10%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1626 Points ∼100%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1551 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (882 - 1626, n=15)
1486 Points ∼91% -9%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1398 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Workstation
  (1124 - 1626, n=28, last 2 years)
1311 Points ∼81% -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
1225 Points ∼75% -25%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
1124 Points ∼69% -31%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Workstation
  (3852 - 8491, n=29, last 2 years)
6264 Points ∼100% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
6153 Points ∼98% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5692 Points ∼91%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5560 Points ∼89% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (3323 - 5944, n=15)
5392 Points ∼86% -5%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4999 Points ∼80% -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
3852 Points ∼61% -32%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
9.54 fps ∼100% +33%
Average of class Workstation
  (4.2 - 13.6, n=34, last 2 years)
8.69 fps ∼91% +21%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
7.18 fps ∼75%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Intel Core i7-1185G7
7.12 fps ∼75% -1%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
6.7 fps ∼70% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (5.02 - 8.13, n=17)
6.67 fps ∼70% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
5.5 fps ∼58% -23%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
62.3 s * ∼100% -51%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
56.2 s * ∼90% -36%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Intel Core i7-1185G7
56.1 s * ∼90% -36%
Average of class Workstation
  (41.3 - 106, n=27, last 2 years)
54.7 s * ∼88% -32%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
52.8 s * ∼85% -28%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (41.3 - 61.7, n=16)
50.8 s * ∼82% -23%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
41.3 s * ∼66%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.668 sec * ∼100% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
0.621 sec * ∼93% -13%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.55 - 0.695, n=26, last 2 years)
0.601 sec * ∼90% -9%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Intel Core i7-1185G7
0.591 sec * ∼88% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7
  (0.55 - 0.615, n=17)
0.583 sec * ∼87% -6%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.567 sec * ∼85% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7
0.55 sec * ∼82%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
902 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
153 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
213 Points
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System performance

In the PCMark 10 test for evaluating system performance, the P14s Gen 2 scores at the top of our test field. Only in the "Essentials" single discipline does the MSI Prestige 14 EVO score slightly better. The system runs very smoothly in everyday use, and there is no micro stuttering or the like.

The performance that can be expected from other laptops is available in our CPU Benchmarks article.

PCMark 10
Score
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
5634 Points ∼64%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
 
5634 Points ∼64% 0%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
5282 Points ∼60% -6%
Average of class Workstation
  (2817 - 6939, n=39, last 2 years)
5165 Points ∼59% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5034 Points ∼57% -11%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Phison 512GB SM280512GKBB4S-E162
4894 Points ∼56% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4171 Points ∼48% -26%
Essentials
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Phison 512GB SM280512GKBB4S-E162
9727 Points ∼85% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
9609 Points ∼84%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
 
9609 Points ∼84% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9494 Points ∼83% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (5223 - 10829, n=39, last 2 years)
9168 Points ∼80% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
9053 Points ∼79% -6%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
8765 Points ∼76% -9%
Productivity
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
8982 Points ∼80%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
 
8982 Points ∼80% 0%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
8337 Points ∼75% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
7592 Points ∼68% -15%
Average of class Workstation
  (3998 - 9317, n=39, last 2 years)
7548 Points ∼68% -16%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Phison 512GB SM280512GKBB4S-E162
6507 Points ∼58% -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
6426 Points ∼58% -28%
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
5625 Points ∼36%
Average Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
 
5625 Points ∼36% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (2329 - 10441, n=39, last 2 years)
5548 Points ∼36% -1%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
5476 Points ∼35% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5038 Points ∼32% -10%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Phison 512GB SM280512GKBB4S-E162
5026 Points ∼32% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3229 Points ∼21% -43%
PCMark 10 Score
5634 points
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DPC latencies

In the test with LatencyMon, the ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 only shows slightly increased interruption times and is consequently suitable for real-time applications to a limited extent.

LatencyMon - Stats
LatencyMon - Stats
LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Quadro P520, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3255.1 μs * ∼100% -215%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1165G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
3083.7 μs * ∼95% -198%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
T500 Laptop GPU, i7-1185G7, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
1033.7 μs * ∼32%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
830.3 μs * ∼26% +20%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Phison 512GB SM280512GKBB4S-E162
653.3 μs * ∼20% +37%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

The built-in SSD from Toshiba achieves very good read and write speeds in the storage benchmarks. As a result, it shares the top of our test field with the MSI Prestige 14 EVO once again.

How other mass storage devices were able to perform in comparison can be found in our HDD/SSD Benchmarks article.

Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Phison 512GB SM280512GKBB4S-E162
Average Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
 
Average of class Workstation
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-15%
-19%
8%
-11%
-16%
Write 4K
215.5
132.4
-39%
86.29
-60%
248.4
15%
178 (159 - 216, n=3)
-17%
169 (86.3 - 1107, n=37, last 2 years)
-22%
Read 4K
60.79
52.59
-13%
47.66
-22%
56.4
-7%
56.5 (53.1 - 60.8, n=3)
-7%
49.4 (31.1 - 74.9, n=37, last 2 years)
-19%
Write Seq
1988
1827
-8%
2030
2%
2513
26%
1715 (1435 - 1988, n=3)
-14%
1969 (1100 - 2874, n=37, last 2 years)
-1%
Read Seq
1903
2255
18%
2345
23%
2250
18%
1834 (1435 - 2164, n=3)
-4%
1932 (1072 - 2543, n=37, last 2 years)
2%
Write 4K Q32T1
666.1
429
-36%
379.7
-43%
588.8
-12%
549 (469 - 666, n=3)
-18%
447 (312 - 666, n=37, last 2 years)
-33%
Read 4K Q32T1
745.3
446.7
-40%
289
-61%
696.2
-7%
609 (541 - 745, n=3)
-18%
474 (289 - 745, n=37, last 2 years)
-36%
Write Seq Q32T1
3057
3074
1%
2982
-2%
2515
-18%
2931 (2682 - 3057, n=3)
-4%
2494 (853 - 3148, n=37, last 2 years)
-18%
Read Seq Q32T1
3281
3283
0%
3567
9%
4915
50%
3160 (2902 - 3296, n=3)
-4%
3264 (2201 - 3567, n=37, last 2 years)
-1%
AS SSD
-25%
-16%
-4%
-11%
-37%
Seq Read
2632.15
2674.36
2%
2579.34
-2%
3760.24
43%
2519 (2372 - 2632, n=3)
-4%
2409 (1097 - 2995, n=37, last 2 years)
-8%
Seq Write
2393.53
1288.55
-46%
1455.64
-39%
2334.57
-2%
1866 (974 - 2394, n=3)
-22%
1720 (908 - 2640, n=37, last 2 years)
-28%
4K Read
57.05
49.52
-13%
50.92
-11%
66.75
17%
52.3 (49.7 - 57.1, n=3)
-8%
48.1 (22.5 - 69.6, n=37, last 2 years)
-16%
4K Write
198.43
127.98
-36%
115.67
-42%
184.31
-7%
159 (140 - 198, n=3)
-20%
127 (10.3 - 212, n=37, last 2 years)
-36%
4K-64 Read
1475.56
1112.81
-25%
857.5
-42%
1801.15
22%
1456 (1430 - 1476, n=3)
-1%
1270 (631 - 2009, n=37, last 2 years)
-14%
4K-64 Write
1459.67
1470.07
1%
2152.41
47%
1753.79
20%
1434 (1368 - 1474, n=3)
-2%
1498 (539 - 2314, n=37, last 2 years)
3%
Access Time Read *
0.044
0.072
-64%
0.053
-20%
0.135
-207%
0.0553 (0.044 - 0.063, n=3)
-26%
0.0626 (0.038 - 0.103, n=35, last 2 years)
-42%
Access Time Write *
0.021
0.032
-52%
0.032
-52%
0.018
14%
0.0273 (0.021 - 0.031, n=3)
-30%
0.0721 (0.019 - 0.99, n=37, last 2 years)
-243%
Score Read
1796
1430
-20%
1166
-35%
2244
25%
1760 (1718 - 1796, n=3)
-2%
1559 (940 - 2333, n=37, last 2 years)
-13%
Score Write
1897
1727
-9%
2414
27%
2172
14%
1780 (1711 - 1897, n=3)
-6%
1800 (832 - 2601, n=37, last 2 years)
-5%
Score Total
4608
3827
-17%
4132
-10%
5500
19%
4414 (4308 - 4608, n=3)
-4%
4128 (2206 - 5810, n=37, last 2 years)
-10%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-20% / -21%
-18% / -18%
2% / 1%
-11% / -11%
-27% / -28%

* ... smaller is better

Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3281 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3057 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 745.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 666.1 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1903 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1988 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 60.79 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 215.5 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card

In the benchmarks, the Nvidia Quadro T500 used here is able to outperform the Nvidia Quadro P520 in the P14s with an Intel CPU and the AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 in the P14s with an AMD CPU. However, it scores a bit worse compared to the Quadro T500 in the HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8, and it's even occasionally beaten by the internal Xe Graphics G7 in the MSI Prestige 14. In comparison with the normal GeForce chips, the Quadro T500 is comparable with the MX450.

Our GPU Benchmarks article shows the performance that can be expected from other graphics cards.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Average of class Workstation
  (3870 - 32999, n=41, last 2 years)
15591 Points ∼100% +97%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
8081 Points ∼52% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
7910 Points ∼51%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (6767 - 8475, n=4)
7808 Points ∼50% -1%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
7090 Points ∼45% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
5401 Points ∼35% -32%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
4277 Points ∼27% -46%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Average of class Workstation
  (3030 - 24354, n=40, last 2 years)
11710 Points ∼100% +207%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
5848 Points ∼50% +53%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
4635 Points ∼40% +22%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (3696 - 5141, n=4)
4322 Points ∼37% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
3814 Points ∼33%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
3572 Points ∼31% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
3169 Points ∼27% -17%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Average of class Workstation
  (18131 - 133756, n=30, last 2 years)
55047 Points ∼100% +142%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
30676 Points ∼56% +35%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (22719 - 27800, n=3)
24657 Points ∼45% +9%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
23453 Points ∼43% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
22719 Points ∼41%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average of class Workstation
  (918 - 9956, n=41, last 2 years)
4432 Points ∼100% +171%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1939 Points ∼44% +19%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (1554 - 2127, n=4)
1814 Points ∼41% +11%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
1670 Points ∼38% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
1636 Points ∼37%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
1091 Points ∼25% -33%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
1025 Points ∼23% -37%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
Average of class Workstation
  (37.3 - 217, n=39, last 2 years)
104 fps ∼100% +60%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
83.81 fps ∼81% +29%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (64.9 - 93.6, n=4)
80.7 fps ∼78% +24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
64.86 fps ∼62%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
59.09 fps ∼57% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
57.3 fps ∼55% -12%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
Average of class Workstation
  (19.7 - 465, n=38, last 2 years)
163 fps ∼100% +126%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
82.7 fps ∼51% +15%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (71.2 - 90.8, n=4)
79.2 fps ∼49% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
72.15 fps ∼44%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
64.04 fps ∼39% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
49.94 fps ∼31% -31%
Showcase (showcase-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (12.6 - 127, n=37, last 2 years)
56.5 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (16 - 23.9, n=3)
18.9 fps ∼33%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
16.01 fps ∼28%
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%
Medical (medical-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (6.8 - 133, n=38, last 2 years)
53.1 fps ∼100% +114%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
31.08 fps ∼59% +25%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (24.8 - 36.1, n=4)
29.6 fps ∼56% +19%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
24.84 fps ∼47%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
18.76 fps ∼35% -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
15.81 fps ∼30% -36%
Maya (maya-05)
Average of class Workstation
  (29.4 - 341, n=38, last 2 years)
129 fps ∼100% +166%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (48.5 - 62, n=4)
53.5 fps ∼41% +10%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
53.45 fps ∼41% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
48.47 fps ∼38%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
44.93 fps ∼35% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
41.06 fps ∼32% -15%
Energy (energy-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (0.72 - 57.3, n=38, last 2 years)
20.8 fps ∼100% +143%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (8.57 - 12.4, n=4)
9.61 fps ∼46% +12%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
8.82 fps ∼42% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
8.57 fps ∼41%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
0.9 fps ∼4% -89%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
0.78 fps ∼4% -91%
Creo (creo-02)
Average of class Workstation
  (27.8 - 320, n=38, last 2 years)
131 fps ∼100% +135%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (55.8 - 74.3, n=4)
62.1 fps ∼47% +11%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
61.27 fps ∼47% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
55.78 fps ∼43%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
41.39 fps ∼32% -26%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
35.26 fps ∼27% -37%
Catia (catia-05)
Average of class Workstation
  (27.7 - 339, n=38, last 2 years)
142 fps ∼100% +73%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
92.66 fps ∼65% +13%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (81.9 - 95.8, n=4)
88.6 fps ∼62% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
81.93 fps ∼58%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
48.72 fps ∼34% -41%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
48.71 fps ∼34% -41%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
Average of class Workstation
  (20 - 232, n=39, last 2 years)
109 fps ∼100% +141%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1165G7
52.59 fps ∼48% +16%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (45.2 - 57.9, n=4)
51 fps ∼47% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
45.15 fps ∼41%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
37.73 fps ∼35% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
25.65 fps ∼24% -43%
SPECviewperf 2020
1920x1080 Solidworks (solidworks-05)
Average of class Workstation
  (23.4 - 153, n=11, last 2 years)
60.6 fps ∼100% +60%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (37.8 - 43.6, n=3)
40.2 fps ∼66% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
37.82 fps ∼62%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
25.65 fps ∼42% -32%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
23.36 fps ∼39% -38%
1920x1080 Siemens NX (snx-04)
Average of class Workstation
  (19.5 - 184, n=11, last 2 years)
87.2 fps ∼100% +32%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (66.2 - 93.1, n=3)
76.1 fps ∼87% +15%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
66.22 fps ∼76%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
63.58 fps ∼73% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
49.25 fps ∼56% -26%
1920x1080 Medical (medical-03)
Average of class Workstation
  (7.5 - 38.3, n=11, last 2 years)
16.8 fps ∼100% +57%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (10.7 - 14.7, n=3)
12.1 fps ∼72% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
10.73 fps ∼64%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
8.29 fps ∼49% -23%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
7.5 fps ∼45% -30%
1920x1080 Maya (maya-06)
Average of class Workstation
  (48 - 222, n=11, last 2 years)
98.7 fps ∼100% +66%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (59 - 78.1, n=3)
65.5 fps ∼66% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
59.34 fps ∼60%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
49.12 fps ∼50% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
47.95 fps ∼49% -19%
1920x1080 Energy (energy-03)
Average of class Workstation
  (0.77 - 35.7, n=11, last 2 years)
12.6 fps ∼100% +46%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (8.62 - 12, n=3)
9.74 fps ∼77% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
8.62 fps ∼68%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
0.89 fps ∼7% -90%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
0.78 fps ∼6% -91%
1920x1080 Creo (creo-03)
Average of class Workstation
  (23 - 101, n=11, last 2 years)
49.1 fps ∼100% +50%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (29.3 - 42, n=3)
34.7 fps ∼71% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
32.72 fps ∼67%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
26.67 fps ∼54% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
22.96 fps ∼47% -30%
1920x1080 CATIA (catia-06)
Average of class Workstation
  (10.6 - 60.5, n=11, last 2 years)
27.8 fps ∼100% +69%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (16.5 - 23.2, n=3)
19.2 fps ∼69% +17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
16.48 fps ∼59%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
12.87 fps ∼46% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
10.59 fps ∼38% -36%
1920x1080 3ds Max (3dsmax-07)
Average of class Workstation
  (11.6 - 86.4, n=11, last 2 years)
35.1 fps ∼100% +79%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (19.6 - 28.9, n=3)
23.3 fps ∼66% +19%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-1185G7
19.56 fps ∼56%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
15.71 fps ∼45% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
NVIDIA Quadro P520, Intel Core i7-10510U
11.64 fps ∼33% -40%
3DMark 11 Performance
8212 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
16513 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3600 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1821 points
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Gaming performance

The Nvidia Quadro T500 can run older games smoothly as well as games with moderate graphics performance requirements. However, depending on the title, the level of detail might have to be reduced in Full HD resolution. Once again, the graphics unit's performance is below the results that the HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 with the Quadro T500 could achieve.

Our GPU Games article shows the expected gaming performance in other titles.

The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Average of class Workstation
  (12.3 - 199, n=33, last 2 years)
85.6 fps ∼100% +210%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
33.4 (18min) fps ∼39% +21%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
31.4 fps ∼37% +14%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (27.6 - 31.4, n=3)
29.1 fps ∼34% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
27.6 fps ∼32%
GTA V - 1920x1080 High/On (Advanced Graphics Off) AA:2xMSAA + FX AF:8x
Average of class Workstation
  (41.1 - 150, n=6, last 2 years)
95.3 fps ∼100% +132%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (41.1 - 42.1, n=2)
41.6 fps ∼44% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
41.1 (14.4min, 27.8P1 - 109max) fps ∼43%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
31.9 (6.12min, 24.4P1 - 234max) fps ∼33% -22%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 high (2/3)
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
101 (87min) fps ∼100% +28%
Average of class Workstation
  (19.5 - 137, n=33, last 2 years)
97.9 fps ∼97% +24%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (77.1 - 104, n=4)
90.3 fps ∼89% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
79.2 (71.9min) fps ∼78%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
55.6 (49.4min) fps ∼55% -30%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
54.3 (36.8min) fps ∼54% -31%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
19.5 (1.3min) fps ∼19% -75%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 1920x1080 High Quality
Average of class Workstation
  (6.3 - 80.8, n=16, last 2 years)
40.9 fps ∼100% +145%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
16.7 fps ∼41% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
16.7 fps ∼41%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (16.5 - 16.7, n=3)
16.6 fps ∼41% -1%
X-Plane 11.11 - 1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Average of class Workstation
  (13.2 - 90.2, n=34, last 2 years)
61.4 fps ∼100% +59%
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
56.4 fps ∼92% +46%
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (38.6 - 65.1, n=4)
55 fps ∼90% +42%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
38.6 fps ∼63%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
32.4 fps ∼53% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
28.4 fps ∼46% -26%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA Quadro P520
13.2 fps ∼21% -66%
Strange Brigade - 1920x1080 high AA:high AF:8
Average NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
  (28.8 - 29.2, n=2)
29 fps ∼100% +1%
Average of class Workstation
  (28.8 - 29.2, n=2, last 2 years)
29 fps ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
Intel Core i7-1185G7, NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
28.8 (24.1min, 24.6P1 - 37.6max) fps ∼99%
low med. high ultra
GTA V (2015) 148 118 41.1 19 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 79.2 50 27.6 17 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 146 117 79.2 71.4 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 50.5 23.9 16.7 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 47.4 71.2 38.6 fps
Strange Brigade (2018) 108 33.6 28.8 24.5 fps

Emissions and energy - Better battery life with Tiger Lake than with AMD

Noise emissions

In our test, the fan in the ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 reached volumes of up to 38.9 dB(A) under load. However, Lenovo's workstation can also be operated almost silently in office mode. Furthermore, the fan noise is very uniform, and we weren't able to detect any bothersome background noise.

Noise Level

Idle
24.6 / 24.6 / 24.6 dB(A)
Load
38.9 / 38.9 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: 24.6 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.928.627.12524.425.523.63135.529.332.74033.226.225.55027.727.327.26321.620.220.78023.518.618.310027.424.225.512520.620.61816022.921.320.520022.320.218.825021.118.316.931523.316.113.540022.116.712.450022.815.611.76302312.810.880026.211.510.6100028.511.510.6125029.610.710.5160029.910.610.8200029.11111.4250027.911.211.3315027.311.511.8400027.71212.1500024.912.212.2630019.212.412.4800014.512.412.5100001312.512.41250012.612.412.31600011.811.711.5SPL38.924.624.1N2.80.60.6median 23median 12.4median 12.2Delta4.32.52.6hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

According to our measurements, the ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 heats up to 63.7 °C (~147 °F) under load. The warmest point is at the underside's right rear corner, and the palm rests only heat up moderately.

During our approximately one-hour stress test, the internal temperatures briefly rose to up to 98 °C (~208 °F) and could then be maintained by the system at around 70 °C (~158 °F). In the process, the clock rates dropped to about 1 GHz, which is significantly below the base clock speed. Therefore, restrictions due to excessively high temperatures have to be taken into account when the system is under prolonged heavy load.

Max. Load
 37.5 °C
100 F
42.6 °C
109 F
52 °C
126 F
 
 38.4 °C
101 F
41.2 °C
106 F
52.4 °C
126 F
 
 30.1 °C
86 F
32.4 °C
90 F
35.7 °C
96 F
 
Maximum: 52.4 °C = 126 F
Average: 40.3 °C = 105 F
63.7 °C
147 F
61.4 °C
143 F
47.1 °C
117 F
53.5 °C
128 F
52.5 °C
127 F
40.5 °C
105 F
29.8 °C
86 F
29.7 °C
85 F
30.1 °C
86 F
Maximum: 63.7 °C = 147 F
Average: 45.4 °C = 114 F
Power Supply (max.)  38.6 °C = 101 F | Room Temperature 20.6 °C = 69 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-900
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 40.3 °C / 105 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 52.4 °C / 126 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 63.7 °C / 147 F, compared to the average of 41.2 °C / 106 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.1 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 31.6 °C / 89 F.
(-) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 38.8 °C / 102 F, compared to the device average of 31.6 °C / 89 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (35.7 °C / 96.3 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 27.8 °C / 82 F (-7.9 °C / -14.3 F).
Heat map under load - Top
Heat map under load - Top
Heat map under load - Bottom
Heat map under load - Bottom

Speakers

The speakers of the ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 offer medium volume and a fairly broad sound spectrum. This allows for a very good reproduction of media content in quiet environments, but headphones or external speakers are still recommended in the long run.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2028.630.62525.526.83129.3334026.231.65027.329.56320.226.28018.625.310024.226.312520.627.416021.333.920020.245.625018.348.331516.152.840016.754.350015.660.863012.864.780011.565.4100011.563.5125010.764.5160010.665.420001164.4250011.265.3315011.564.940001257.7500012.257.6630012.458.3800012.456.81000012.557.71250012.4571600011.745.1SPL24.675N0.634.3median 12.4median 57.7Delta2.59.437.636.526.8333237.732.135.329.129.424.430.221.531.427.736.424.738.525.949.423.756.624.46120.161.520.664.221.165.521.56718.268.621.171.316.669.714.469.213.869.411.869.711.669.611.969.212.364.112.563.712.56112.662.212.460.611.654.128.780.21.148.7median 16.6median 64.15.56.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGEHP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (75 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 18.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 55% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 36% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 18%, worst was 31%
Compared to all devices tested
» 35% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 58% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 13.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (13.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 14% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 80% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 18%, worst was 31%
Compared to all devices tested
» 11% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 85% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy consumption

Under load, the Lenovo laptop briefly shows a maximum power consumption of 64.7 watts and then settles at around 40 watts. Therefore, the included 65-watt power adapter has a sufficiently high capacity. In idle usage, the average power consumption is slightly higher at 7.1 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.26 / 1.5 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.5 / 7.1 / 9.7 Watt
Load midlight 37.8 / 64.7 Watt
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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.

Battery life

In our real-world wireless test, the ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 achieves a runtime of just over 9 hours. With that, it considerably outperforms the P14s Gen 1 with AMD CPU. On the other hand, both the Intel version of the P14s Gen 1 and the current HP zBook Firefly 14 G8 managed longer runtimes.

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8 2C9Q2EA
i7-1165G7, T500 Laptop GPU, 53 Wh
770 min ∼29% +40%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1 20S40009GE
i7-10510U, Quadro P520, 50 Wh
605 min ∼23% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE
i7-1185G7, T500 Laptop GPU, 50 Wh
551 min ∼21%
Average of class Workstation
  (218 - 844, n=38, last 2 years)
503 min ∼19% -9%
MSI Prestige 14 Evo A11M-005
i7-1185G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 52.4 Wh
451 min ∼17% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen1-20Y10002GE
R7 PRO 4750U, Vega 7, 50 Wh
350 min ∼13% -36%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
9h 11min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 max Brightness (Edge 90)
5h 27min

Pros

+ good battery life
+ Quadro T500 delivers good graphics performance
+ good maintenance possibilities
+ very good input devices
+ colorful and high-contrast display

Cons

- CPU throttles under heavy load
- no full-size SD card slot

Verdict - The Lenovo P14s is still a very mobile companion

In review: Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2. Test device provided by: Lenovo Germany
In review: Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2. Test device provided by: Lenovo Germany

The ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 is still a very mobile workstation, and thanks to the new components, it also offers better performance now. Many tasks can be accomplished smoothly thanks to the combination of Intel's latest Tiger Lake CPU, Nvidia's Quadro T500, and fast RAM as well as storage.

It's not so much the Tiger Lake CPU but mostly the Nvidia Quadro T500 what leads to a performance increase in the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2. The mobile workstation can particularly convince with its high system performance and excellent input devices.

The maintenance options and the input devices are also very good. However, we have to criticize that the Quadro T500 in the HP ZBook Firefly 14 G8, for example, achieves a higher performance, and that the system heats up so much under heavy load that throttling is necessary. Nevertheless, the second generation of the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s is still a good mobile workstation if you're looking for a professional GPU in the most compact package possible.

Price and availability

At the time of writing, you can find the ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 in Lenovo's online store either with the Intel Core i5-1135G7 or the i7-1165G7. There are different configurations for the display, storage, and RAM, with prices starting at around $1,275 for the Core i5 model with 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage, and a Full HD display.

If you're interested in the more powerful version equipped with the Intel Core i7-1185G7, you can find it on newegg with 16 GB of RAM, a 512 GB SSD, and a Full HD display for about $2,029.

Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen2-20VX000GGE - 05/29/2021 v7
Mike Wobker

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