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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.
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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
Editor of the original article: Benjamin Herzig - Managing Editor - 930 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
I was an ardent reader of Notebookcheck’s laptop reviews even back in school. After writing reviews as a hobby, I then joined Notebookcheck in 2016 and have worked on device reviews and news articles ever since then. My personal interest lies more with laptops than smartphones, with business laptops being the most interesting category for me. Technology should make our lives and work easier and good laptops are an essential tool for that to happen. This is why laptop reviews are not just my work but are also my passion.
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Even in my youth I was already very enthusiastic about technology, and as a result I started building PCs, optimizing them, and writing programs while I was still in school. When dealing with the inevitable hardware and software problems associated with computers, I was always relentless in my search for the necessary solutions. The compact forms of laptops and smartphones introduced further challenges in this regard. In my reviews for Notebookcheck I try to communicate as objectively as possible how well a device copes with these hurdles.
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Benjamin Herzig, 2021-10- 8 (Update: 2021-10- 5)