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Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2 is in desperate need of a redesign

Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2 is in desperate need of a redesign
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2 is in desperate need of a redesign
There are many different laptop designs, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. While this also applies to large, heavy laptops, there is such a thing as too big. Unfortunately, the Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2 is a prime example for this. For the next generation, Lenovo should update its design to something that looks more recent.

A relic is something that is left behind from a time period that has passed. This concept sometimes applies to tech products - sometimes products are simply no longer contemporary.

In some ways, the ThinkPad design is a timeless classic. Its black chassis will never really become unfashionable. However, this does not mean that they are exempt from staying with the times. One example of a Lenovo ThinkPad that did not manage to do so is the Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2.

Of course, there is always demand for workstation laptops that are made with CAD applications in mind and few compromises in terms of the performance. In our in-depth review, the ThinkPad P17 G2 achieved excellent performance scores, while remaining significantly cooler and quieter than the smaller ThinkPad P15 G2.

That being said, the case did not have to be this much bigger if there was a better cooling solution involved. An example would be Lenovo's own small ThinkPad P1 G4, which uses a vapor chamber. By contrast, the Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2's traditional heatpipe design makes it ridiculously large as well as bigger and heavier than its direct competitors such as the HP ZBook Fury 17.

The sheer size combined with the 16:9 display and its wide bezels remove all of the guesswork from Lenovo's to-do list for the next generation. A slightly more compact 16:10 redesign with a vapor champer and more narrow bezels could make for a very attractive successor to the Lenovo ThinkPad P17 (available on Amazon, affiliate link).

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Benjamin Herzig, 2021-10- 8 (Update: 2022-10- 6)