Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UD0010GE
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UD0010GE
While the ThinkPad T series are generally expensive—the current ThinkPad T480 is priced at almost Php 91k, the Ryzen-powered ThinkPad T14 Gen 1 makes the mainstream ThinkPad line more accessible with a sub-Php 52k price. While it does not have the brightest display and you’re stuck with one USB-C port and a rather unconventional MicroSD card reader, the ThinkPad T14 Gen 1’s Ryzen 5 PRO processor gives it great value for money when it comes to overall performance and stellar battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2020
Source: Laptop Media
Now that the new Zen 2 PRO CPUs have been released, there is a huge deal of hardware security sewn into the pure performance. We are talking about features like the AMD Memory Guard and the AMD Secure Processor, both of which greatly reduce the vulnerabilities of data leaks, by encrypting the memory, as well as providing additional security in terms of storage and processing.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/17/2020
Source: Laptop Mag
Support, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2020
Lenovo has been releasing laptops of its ThinkPad T14 series with the intention of delivering a great business laptop. The latest to join the T14 series is the Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UD0010GE. In terms of its display, this ThinkPad has been equipped with a 14-inch IPS panel with 1920 x 1080 resolution. The Full-HD screen definitely delivers a premium viewing experience for the user. The dimension of this device is 17.9mm x 329mm x 227mm. As far as the weight is concerned, the ThinkPad T14 carries a weight of about 1.46 kg.
In terms of its performance, this model has been equipped with none other than the AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U processor. It should be noted that this is actually a processor for thin and light laptops based on the Renoir architecture. The 4650U integrates six cores based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture, and they are clocked from 2.1 (guaranteed base clock) to 4 GHz (Turbo) with SMT / Hyperthreading support (12 threads). Apart from that, the PRO processor offers a range of business features like hardware security (e.g. AMD Memory Guard), manageability (e.g. support for Microsoft Endpoint Manager), and longer availability and software stability. As for the performance itself, it should be similar to the Ryzen 5 4600U which offers similar specifications.
As far as the GPU is concerned, the Lenovo ThinkPad T14-20UD0010GE has been equipped with the AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000) graphics unit. It is worth noting that it is an integrated GPU for notebooks and used in the Ryzen 5 APUs of the Renoir generation (Ryzen 4000 Mobile), which were launched in early 2020. The GPU is actually based on the Vega architecture (5th generation GCN) and has 6 CUs (= 384 of the 704 shaders) clocked at up to 1.500 MHz. Talking about the performance itself, it depends on the configured TDP (12-54 W at launch), the clocks, the cooling system and the memory configuration.
In terms of its connectivity, this laptop comes with two USB-3.0 Gen-1 ports, a single HDMI port, two DisplayPort slots, a 3.5mm audio connection slot, a Card-Reader slot, a microSD slot and two USB Type-C ports for user convenience. Apart from that, there is also a 720p camera built into this ThinkPad T14 model. As for the keyboard, the laptop has been equipped with a chiclet backlit keyboard. The laptop carries a 50Wh Lithium-Polymer battery which offers a runtime of nearly 14 hours. This is definitely great news for users who tend to spend most of the time in a day with their laptop, as there is less need for recharging with this type of battery. Overall, this is definitely a great business laptop to be explored, depending on the choice and preference of the users.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
AMD Vega 6: Integrated graphics adapter of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 6 CUs (= 384 shaders) and a clock of up to 1,500 MHz.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
R5 PRO 4650U: Mobile Hexa-Core APU using six Zen 2 cores clocked at 2.1 to 4 GHz and a Vega graphics adapter with 6 CUs clocked at up to 1500 MHz. The PRO version of Renoir offers additional security and management features.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.