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Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Review: Business laptop is better with AMD

Lenovo's best business notebook? The ThinkPad T14s with the AMD Renoir processor offers much more performance and is also less expensive than the Intel version. But what about the power consumption and the battery runtime? We have a closer look at the differences of the two models.
Andreas Osthoff 👁 (translated by Andreas Osthoff),

The ThinkPad T14s is the successor to the T490s/T495s and we have already reviewed the Intel version. Now it is time for the T14s with the AMD processor. Our test unit is an education model with very good specs. For 1,399 Euros (~$1,657), eligible users get a Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U with 8 cores, the RX Vega 7 iGPU, a LowPower 1080p screen, 32 GB RAM, and a 1 TB NVMe-SSD. There is currently no comparable model for regular users. Lenovo's online shop does not list all options yet and the most comparable TopSeller unit for 1,575 Euros (~$1,865) comes with Windows 10 Pro but is only equipped with 16 GB RAM and a 512 GB SSD.

The chassis construction is identical to the ThinkPad T14s and the previous model T490s/T495s, so we will focus on the differences of the two models and obviously the new AMD processor. Please see our previous reviews for more information on the case, the input devices, and the speakers:

Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00 (ThinkPad T14s Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U 8 x 1.7 - 4.1 GHz, Renoir PRO (Zen 2)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 - 512 MB, Core: 1600 MHz, Memory: 1600 MHz, DDR4, Adrenalin 19.40.38.12
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR4-3200, Dual-Channel, soldered
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, N140HCG-GQ2, IPS , glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00, 1024 GB 
, 909 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Raven/Renoir/VanGogh/Cezanne - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo jack, Card Reader: microSD (UHS-II), 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.1 x 329 x 225.8 ( = 0.63 x 12.95 x 8.89 in)
Battery
57 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Camera
Webcam: 720p + IR
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo (2x 1W), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 65-Watt PSU, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.272 kg ( = 44.87 oz / 2.8 pounds), Power Supply: 365 g ( = 12.88 oz / 0.8 pounds)
Price
1400 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
91 %
08/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
R7 PRO 4750U, Vega 7
1.3 kg16.1 mm14"1920x1080
89 %
07/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1.3 kg16.1 mm14"1920x1080
88 %
09/2019
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
R7 PRO 3700U, Vega 10
1.3 kg16.1 mm14"1920x1080
89 %
07/2020
Dell Latitude 7410
i7-10610U, UHD Graphics 620
1.4 kg19.3 mm14"3840x2160
90 %
07/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620
1.1 kg14.9 mm14"1920x1080

Case - Identical with the Intel T14s

Size Comparison

329 mm / 13 inch 225.8 mm / 8.89 inch 16.1 mm / 0.634 inch 1.3 kg2.8 lbs329 mm / 13 inch 225.8 mm / 8.89 inch 16.1 mm / 0.634 inch 1.3 kg2.76 lbs328.8 mm / 12.9 inch 225.8 mm / 8.89 inch 16.1 mm / 0.634 inch 1.3 kg2.82 lbs321.4 mm / 12.7 inch 208.7 mm / 8.22 inch 19.3 mm / 0.76 inch 1.4 kg3.19 lbs323.5 mm / 12.7 inch 217.1 mm / 8.55 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.1 kg2.39 lbs

Connectivity - T14s AMD without Thunderbolt 3

Similar to the predecessor ThinkPad T495s, the port situation is very similar to the Intel version, but you do not get Thunderbolt 3 on the AMD SKU. Instead, there are two regular USB-C ports (USB 3.1 Gen.2), which can be used for charging as well as the attachment of external displays (DisplayPort 1.4 Alt mode). Speaking of external screens: The integrated Vega GPU can drive a total of four screens (internal + three external), while the Intel model is limited to three in total (internal + two external). The AMD SKU also features an HDMI 2.0 output, so you can drive a 4K screen at 60 Hz.

Left side: USB-C (3.1 Gen.2), SideDock CS18 (USB-C (3.1 Gen.2) & Gigabit-Ethernet via adapter), USB-A (3.1 Gen.1), HDMI 2.0, 3.5-mm stereo jack (image: Lenovo)
Left side: USB-C (3.1 Gen.2), SideDock CS18 (USB-C (3.1 Gen.2) & Gigabit-Ethernet via adapter), USB-A (3.1 Gen.1), HDMI 2.0, 3.5-mm stereo jack (image: Lenovo)
Right side: SmartCard reader, USB-A (3.1 Gen.1 Always-On), slot for a Kensington lock (image: Lenovo)
Right side: SmartCard reader, USB-A (3.1 Gen.1 Always-On), slot for a Kensington lock (image: Lenovo)
Rear: tray for a nano-SIM and a microSD (image: Lenovo)
Rear: tray for a nano-SIM and a microSD (image: Lenovo)

SD Card Reader

There is a combined tray for a nano-SIM and a microSD card at the rear of the device. The access is tricky, because you need a SIM tool (or a paper clip) to remove the tray. This is not great if you want to change the card quickly, but at least there is a card reader. We determine a maximum transfer rate of 85 MB/s with our reference card from Toshiba (Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II), which is similar to the previous model. The card reader of the T14s with the Intel processor was surprisingly slower.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell Latitude 7410
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
159.3 MB/s ∼100% +103%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
78.8 MB/s ∼49% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
78.4 MB/s ∼49%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 197, n=325)
63.5 MB/s ∼40% -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
35.2 MB/s ∼22% -55%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell Latitude 7410
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
184.9 MB/s ∼100% +116%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
90.2 MB/s ∼49% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
85.5 MB/s ∼46%
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=297)
79 MB/s ∼43% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
49.6 MB/s ∼27% -42%

Communication - Fast Wi-Fi 6 and optional LTE

Education model is WWAN-ready
Education model is WWAN-ready

The ThinkPad T14s is WWAN-ready, which means the antennas for an LTE modem are already integrated into the case. Wireless connections are handled by a fast Wi-Fi 6 module from Intel. The AX200 manages excellent transfer rates of more than 1 Gb/s in our standardized test with the Netgear router (Nighthawk RAX120). If you own a fast router, you can utilize its potential with the T14s. We did not experience any connectivity issues with the router from Netgear or an AVM Fritz!Box 7490. Compared to the Intel model (Bluetooth 5.0), the AMD model supports Bluetooth 5.1.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1658 (1572min - 1712max) MBit/s ∼100% +21%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1611 (1332min - 1735max) MBit/s ∼97% +18%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1370 (1218min - 1490max) MBit/s ∼83%
Dell Latitude 7410
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1235 (1149min - 1323max) MBit/s ∼74% -10%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (523 - 1640, n=57)
1130 MBit/s ∼68% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
618 MBit/s ∼37% -55%
Average of class Office
  (5 - 1722, n=282)
574 MBit/s ∼35% -58%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1270 (656min - 1344max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (553 - 1645, n=56)
1049 MBit/s ∼83% -17%
Dell Latitude 7410
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1030 (815min - 1184max) MBit/s ∼81% -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
929 (407min - 961max) MBit/s ∼73% -27%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
813 (333min - 981max) MBit/s ∼64% -36%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
658 MBit/s ∼52% -48%
Average of class Office
  (34 - 1775, n=281)
530 MBit/s ∼42% -58%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1370 (1218-1490)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1248 (656-1344)

Webcam

ColorChecker
4.1 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
3 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
5 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
4 ∆E
1.2 ∆E
1.6 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00: 4.28 ∆E min: 1.18 - max: 12.08 ∆E

Display - AMD ThinkPad is limited to 1080p

Subpixel layout
Subpixel layout
Minor backlight bleeding at the bottom edge
Minor backlight bleeding at the bottom edge

Customers of the AMD T14s do not get the optional 4K screen, so your choice is limited to one of the four 1080p screens. Our test unit was equipped with the popular LowPower Full HD screen. However, you will have to accept Lenovo's panel lottery, because the manufacturer uses four different suppliers. Our big comparison already showed that there are noticeable differences, for example in terms of PWM.

Our test unit uses the panel from Innolux (N140HCG-GQ2), which uses PWM, but the frequency is extremely high at 26 kHz and should not cause any problems. The low response times are another big advantage compared to the panels from BOE or AU Optronics, so there are no problems with ghosting. The subjective picture quality is very good. All the contents are crisp and there is no grainy picture impression on bright surfaces, despite the matte panel surface. Our unit did not suffer from any major backlight bleeding, and we only noticed one brighter spot at the bottom edge. The display once again supports AMD's FreeSync technology with frequencies between 48 Hz and 60 Hz.

356
cd/m²
373
cd/m²
359
cd/m²
379
cd/m²
404
cd/m²
367
cd/m²
356
cd/m²
386
cd/m²
357
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
N140HCG-GQ2
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 404 cd/m² Average: 370.8 cd/m² Minimum: 4.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 403 cd/m²
Contrast: 1188:1 (Black: 0.34 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.4 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 0.8
ΔE Greyscale 1.6 | 0.64-98 Ø6
97.9% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 63% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.13
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
N140HCG-GQ2, IPS , 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
B140HAN05.7, LTPS AHVA-IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
B140HAN05.7, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Dell Latitude 7410
AU Optronics B140ZAN, IPS, 3840x2160, 14
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
BOE NE140FHM-N61, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Response Times
-90%
-118%
-34%
-97%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
32.4 (16.4, 16)
63.2 (31.6, 31.6)
-95%
60.8 (30.8, 30)
-88%
39.2 (20.4, 18.8)
-21%
64.8 (30.8, 34)
-100%
Response Time Black / White *
15.2 (6.8, 8.4)
28 (12.4, 15.6)
-84%
37.6 (19.6, 18)
-147%
22.4 (12.4, 10)
-47%
30.4 (10.8, 19.6)
-100%
PWM Frequency
26040 (50)
2404 (50)
-91%
Screen
-21%
-38%
-68%
-77%
Brightness middle
404
404
0%
380
-6%
388.6
-4%
422
4%
Brightness
371
397
7%
381
3%
365
-2%
395
6%
Brightness Distribution
88
92
5%
87
-1%
82
-7%
90
2%
Black Level *
0.34
0.21
38%
0.22
35%
0.35
-3%
0.27
21%
Contrast
1188
1924
62%
1727
45%
1110
-7%
1563
32%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.4
3.1
-121%
4
-186%
4.04
-189%
4.7
-236%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
3.2
4.7
-47%
5.7
-78%
9.2
-188%
10
-213%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.8
1.3
-63%
1.2
-50%
1.25
-56%
2
-150%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.6
3.4
-113%
4.4
-175%
6.4
-300%
6.4
-300%
Gamma
2.13 103%
2.38 92%
2.54 87%
2.3 96%
2.12 104%
CCT
6480 100%
7070 92%
6963 93%
6957 93%
7106 91%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63
61.8
-2%
62.2
-1%
66.4
5%
59.5
-6%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
97.9
96.6
-1%
96.6
-1%
99.4
2%
91.5
-7%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-56% / -32%
-78% / -50%
-51% / -63%
-87% / -81%

* ... smaller is better

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN ColorChecker

The display calibration is already very good out of the box. Almost all the grayscale and color deviations are already below the important value of 3 and there is no color cast, either. This means it is not necessary to calibrate this panel.

CalMAN Grayscale calibrated
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps calibrated
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated

We tested it anyway (CalMAN Business & X-Rite i1 Pro 2) and managed to improve the results even further. The panel also supports almost the full sRGB color gamut, so you can use it to edit pictures or videos.

vs. sRGB: 97.9%
vs. sRGB: 97.9%
vs. AdobeRGB: 63%
vs. AdobeRGB: 63%

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
15.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6.8 ms rise
↘ 8.4 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 19 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
32.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16.4 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 636 (maximum) ms. » 25 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better 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 detected 26040 Hz ≤ 50 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 26040 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 50 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 26040 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9588 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

There is no criticism for the viewing-angle stability of the IPS screen. Outdoors, the matte 1080p screen also performs very well. Our test shots were taken in full sunlight. As long as you can avoid direct reflections from the sun, you can see the display content, and you can work pretty comfortably if you turn the screen away from the sunlight.

Outdoors (with reflection)
Outdoors (with reflection)
Outdoors (without reflection)
Outdoors (without reflection)
Outdoors (sunlight from the side)
Outdoors (sunlight from the side)
Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability

Performance - T14s with 8-core CPU

Processor - AMD Ryzen Pro with 6 or 8 cores

Lenovo offers two different Ryzen Pro CPUs from AMD for the ThinkPad T14s: The Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U with 6 cores (12 threads) and the Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U in our test unit with 8 cores (16 threads). It reaches up to 4.1 GHz via Turbo with a base frequency of 1.7 GHz. Please see our tech section for more details on the Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U.

The comparison of the two T14s model (Intel & AMD) is very interesting because Lenovo uses the same TDP limits. However, the Intel model even has a slight advantage, because the Core i5-10210U can consume up to 45 W for a few seconds before the regular limits set in at 25 W (PL2) and 18 W (PL1). The AMD model can consume 25 W at the beginning and then quickly drops to 18 W after a couple of seconds. This means both chips consume pretty much the same amount of power. The Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U obviously benefits from its 8 cores /16 threads in the multi-core tests and can easily beat all the Intel rivals.

To get a better perspective, we have also included the brand-new Dell XPS 17 with the Intel Core i7-10875H (also 8C/16T) in the comparison chart. This 45 W processor is just slightly faster than the Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U in all the benchmarks, despite the much higher power consumption. The single-core performance is the only thing where Intel's i7 chips still have an advantage, but the differences are very small. The improvements compared to the previous Ryzen 7 Pro 3700U are not bad, either. The CPU performance is not reduced on battery power.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00 AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U: Ø1311 (1300.6-1345.67)
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø564 (557.76-618.79)
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00 AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U: Ø578 (565.26-658.27)
Dell Latitude 7410 Intel Core i7-10610U, Intel Core i7-10610U: Ø543 (512.63-548.19)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00 Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø594 (493.81-731.25)
Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 RTX 2060 Max-Q Intel Core i7-10875H, Intel Core i7-10875H: Ø1366 (1339.18-1451.59)
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 5.1 / 5.2: 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 (Single Core) - CPU (Single Core)
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (468 - 475, n=2)
472 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
468 Points ∼99%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
441 Points ∼93% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
414 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Office
  (79 - 497, n=88)
387 Points ∼82% -17%
Dell Latitude 7410
Intel Core i7-10610U
349 Points ∼74% -25%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core) - CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
3050 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (2935 - 3050, n=2)
2993 Points ∼98% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
1428 Points ∼47% -53%
Average of class Office
  (143 - 3050, n=89)
1350 Points ∼44% -56%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
1323 Points ∼43% -57%
Dell Latitude 7410
Intel Core i7-10610U
1271 Points ∼42% -58%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit - CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
183 Points ∼100% +1%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (181 - 184, n=2)
183 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
181 Points ∼99%
Dell Latitude 7410
Intel Core i7-10610U
177 Points ∼97% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
163 Points ∼89% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U
149 Points ∼81% -18%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 202, n=600)
118 Points ∼64% -35%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit - CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
1346 (1300.6min - 1345.67max) Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (1287 - 1346, n=2)
1317 Points ∼98% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
731 Points ∼54% -46%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U
658 Points ∼49% -51%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
619 (557.76min - 618.79max) Points ∼46% -54%
Dell Latitude 7410
Intel Core i7-10610U
548 (512.63min - 548.19max) Points ∼41% -59%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1346, n=608)
375 Points ∼28% -72%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Office
  (367 - 9415, n=83)
1065 Seconds * ∼100% -190%
Dell Latitude 7410
Intel Core i7-10610U
812 Seconds * ∼76% -121%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
797 Seconds * ∼75% -117%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U
785 Seconds * ∼74% -114%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
769 Seconds * ∼72% -110%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (367 - 403, n=2)
385 Seconds * ∼36% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
367 Seconds * ∼34%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
Dell Latitude 7410
Intel Core i7-10610U
4625 MIPS ∼100% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
4521 MIPS ∼98% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
4467 MIPS ∼97%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (4438 - 4467, n=2)
4453 MIPS ∼96% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
4211 MIPS ∼91% -6%
Average of class Office
  (1286 - 5923, n=83)
4050 MIPS ∼88% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U
3680 MIPS ∼80% -18%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 - 7z b 4
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
39649 MIPS ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (37081 - 39649, n=2)
38365 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
18187 MIPS ∼46% -54%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
17548 MIPS ∼44% -56%
Dell Latitude 7410
Intel Core i7-10610U
17095 MIPS ∼43% -57%
Average of class Office
  (2794 - 39649, n=83)
16937 MIPS ∼43% -57%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U
16735 MIPS ∼42% -58%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Dell Latitude 7410
Intel Core i7-10610U
1237 Points ∼100% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
1211 Points ∼98% +5%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (1149 - 1157, n=2)
1153 Points ∼93% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
1149 Points ∼93%
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1327, n=50)
1078 Points ∼87% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
1072 Points ∼87% -7%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
6444 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (5600 - 6444, n=2)
6022 Points ∼93% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
4122 Points ∼64% -36%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
3899 Points ∼61% -39%
Dell Latitude 7410
Intel Core i7-10610U
3731 Points ∼58% -42%
Average of class Office
  (873 - 6444, n=50)
3477 Points ∼54% -46%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset - 4k Preset
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
9.55 fps ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (8.33 - 9.55, n=2)
8.94 fps ∼94% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
4.85 fps ∼51% -49%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
4.61 fps ∼48% -52%
Dell Latitude 7410
Intel Core i7-10610U
4.55 fps ∼48% -52%
Average of class Office
  (0.4 - 9.55, n=81)
4.32 fps ∼45% -55%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U
3.6 fps ∼38% -62%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Office
  (51 - 244, n=44)
68 s ∼100% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
60 s ∼88%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (58.4 - 60, n=2)
59.2 s ∼87% -1%
Dell Latitude 7410
Intel Core i7-10610U
57 s ∼84% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
53.2 s ∼78% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
51.7 s ∼76% -14%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean - Overall mean
Average of class Office
  (0.613 - 3.11, n=48)
0.789 sec * ∼100% -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.729 sec * ∼92% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.679 sec * ∼86% -10%
Dell Latitude 7410
Intel Core i7-10610U
0.657 sec * ∼83% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
0.616 sec * ∼78%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
  (0.613 - 0.616, n=2)
0.615 sec * ∼78% -0%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
28774
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
11763
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
5560
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
15.42 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
65.23 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
2.11 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
181 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
76.2 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1346 Points
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System Performance

The ThinkPad T14s is a very responsive notebook and has plenty of performance for all common office tasks. There are no bottlenecks and there is also sufficient memory (32 GB DDR4-3200). Our synthetic PCMark benchmarks also determine very good results, and it is even at the top of the comparison group in some tests.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
5109 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (4905 - 5109, n=2)
5007 Points ∼98% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3446 Points ∼67% -33%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
Vega 10, R7 PRO 3700U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
3407 Points ∼67% -33%
Dell Latitude 7410
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
3156 Points ∼62% -38%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
3108 Points ∼61% -39%
Average of class Office
  (320 - 5547, n=213)
2833 Points ∼55% -45%
Productivity
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
7676 Points ∼100% +12%
Dell Latitude 7410
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
7540 Points ∼98% +10%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (6877 - 7098, n=2)
6988 Points ∼91% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
6877 Points ∼90%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
6408 Points ∼83% -7%
Average of class Office
  (1266 - 8567, n=213)
5775 Points ∼75% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
Vega 10, R7 PRO 3700U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5670 Points ∼74% -18%
Essentials
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9524 Points ∼100% +5%
Dell Latitude 7410
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
9376 Points ∼98% +4%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (9034 - 9490, n=2)
9262 Points ∼97% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
9034 Points ∼95%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
8267 Points ∼87% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
Vega 10, R7 PRO 3700U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
7480 Points ∼79% -17%
Average of class Office
  (2683 - 9846, n=213)
7353 Points ∼77% -19%
Score
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (4890 - 4956, n=2)
4923 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
4890 Points ∼99%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4527 Points ∼92% -7%
Dell Latitude 7410
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
4348 Points ∼88% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
3929 Points ∼80% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
Vega 10, R7 PRO 3700U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
3762 Points ∼76% -23%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 5409, n=214)
3480 Points ∼71% -29%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (5570 - 5573, n=2)
5572 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
5570 Points ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5296 Points ∼95% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
Vega 10, R7 PRO 3700U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5077 Points ∼91% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
5032 Points ∼90% -10%
Dell Latitude 7410
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
4528 Points ∼81% -19%
Average of class Office
  (1226 - 5570, n=397)
4121 Points ∼74% -26%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
4640 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (4349 - 4640, n=2)
4495 Points ∼97% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4251 Points ∼92% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
Vega 10, R7 PRO 3700U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
4161 Points ∼90% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
3673 Points ∼79% -21%
Dell Latitude 7410
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
3334 Points ∼72% -28%
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4770, n=459)
3119 Points ∼67% -33%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4640 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
5813 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5570 points
PCMark 10 Score
4890 points
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DPC Latency

Our standardized latency test (YouTube 4K, web browsing, Prime95) shows slightly increased latency figures. The AMD SKU performs better than the Intel model, but there can be problems when you use real-time audio applications.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
2080.2 μs * ∼100% -52%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
1367.5 μs * ∼66%
Dell Latitude 7410
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
791.4 μs * ∼38% +42%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
774.73 μs * ∼37% +43%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices - ThinkPad with NVMe-SSD

An M.2-2242 SSD in the WWAN slot was not recognized.
An M.2-2242 SSD in the WWAN slot was not recognized.

Similar to the displays, there are also different suppliers for the fast PCIe-NVMe-SSDs (M.2-2280). Our test unit is equipped with a drive from WDC and we determine very good transfer rates, so there is no reason to change the drive. You can use around 909 GB after the initial set-up.

We have also tried to use an additional M.2-2242 SSD in the slot for the WWAN module, but the drive was not recognized by the laptop.

Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Dell Latitude 7410
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Average WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-7%
1%
2%
14%
8%
Write 4K
108.01
117.5
9%
142.26
32%
133.4
24%
185.02
71%
143 (108 - 186, n=5)
32%
Read 4K
39.82
40.81
2%
46.69
17%
51.29
29%
50.61
27%
44.1 (36.5 - 50.7, n=5)
11%
Write Seq
2028.3
2031
0%
1897
-6%
1543.05
-24%
2126 (1790 - 2874, n=5)
5%
Read Seq
1825.54
1970
8%
2202
21%
1509.27
-17%
2056 (1786 - 2469, n=5)
13%
Write 4K Q32T1
570.14
395.5
-31%
268.25
-53%
384.9
-32%
488.83
-14%
454 (318 - 570, n=5)
-20%
Read 4K Q32T1
401.52
361.4
-10%
359.57
-10%
318.7
-21%
579.21
44%
439 (299 - 579, n=5)
9%
Write Seq Q32T1
3091.3
2330
-25%
3033.1
-2%
2866
-7%
2985.8
-3%
2990 (2602 - 3102, n=5)
-3%
Read Seq Q32T1
2872.4
2530
-12%
3561.2
24%
3122
9%
3554.6
24%
3244 (2872 - 3413, n=5)
13%
Write 4K Q8T8
1491.11
Read 4K Q8T8
1499.09
AS SSD
-20%
8%
-28%
23%
13%
Copy Game MB/s
942.97
350.55
-63%
690.59
-27%
1225.75
30%
1284 (943 - 1625, n=2)
36%
Copy Program MB/s
428.6
523.93
22%
267.06
-38%
547.96
28%
610 (429 - 791, n=2)
42%
Copy ISO MB/s
2546.05
1812.82
-29%
1130.75
-56%
2088.77
-18%
2567 (2546 - 2589, n=2)
1%
Score Total
4185
3090
-26%
5169
24%
2780
-34%
4682
12%
4729 (3274 - 5673, n=5)
13%
Score Write
2529
1544
-39%
1986
-21%
1439
-43%
2199
-13%
2475 (1650 - 3011, n=5)
-2%
Score Read
1121
1064
-5%
2118
89%
891
-21%
1640
46%
1514 (1107 - 2055, n=5)
35%
Access Time Write *
0.028
0.03
-7%
0.041
-46%
0.096
-243%
0.024
14%
0.0364 (0.026 - 0.068, n=5)
-30%
Access Time Read *
0.05
0.089
-78%
0.04
20%
0.059
-18%
0.047
6%
0.0564 (0.05 - 0.068, n=5)
-13%
4K-64 Write
2262.38
1300.15
-43%
1649.64
-27%
1163.02
-49%
1785.92
-21%
2154 (1345 - 2797, n=5)
-5%
4K-64 Read
849.59
755.95
-11%
1806.32
113%
659.62
-22%
1317.36
55%
1208 (789 - 1712, n=5)
42%
4K Write
132.19
124.7
-6%
105.35
-20%
132.13
0%
158.04
20%
142 (120 - 165, n=5)
7%
4K Read
42.56
44.76
5%
45.52
7%
48.1
13%
56.42
33%
45.3 (42.6 - 48.6, n=5)
6%
Seq Write
1343
1190.83
-11%
2314
72%
1438.3
7%
2551
90%
1800 (928 - 2620, n=5)
34%
Seq Read
2291
2631.1
15%
2661
16%
1837.49
-20%
2659
16%
2606 (2291 - 2979, n=5)
14%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-14% / -15%
5% / 6%
-13% / -17%
19% / 19%
11% / 11%

* ... smaller is better

WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2872.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3091.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 401.52 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 570.14 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1825.54 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2028.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 39.82 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 108.01 MB/s

Continuous Performance Read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

02004006008001000120014001600180020002200240026002800Tooltip
: Ø2873 (2336.29-2885.89)

GPU Performance - T14s with fast Vega iGPU

GPU-Z RX Vega 7
GPU-Z RX Vega 7

The Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U also features the fast RX Vega 7 iGPU, which benefits from the dual-channel memory configuration. It is much faster than the predecessor Vega 10 (between 30% and 50% depending on the benchmark) and the smaller RX Vega 6 is also 10-20% slower. The integrated GPUs from Intel are beaten: The old HD Graphics from the Comet Lake chips (like on the Intel T14s) is 50-60% slower; the Iris Plus Graphics G7 from the Ice Lake CPUs is 15-20% slower. The GPU performance is not reduced on battery power.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
5399 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (4019 - 5422, n=7)
4896 Points ∼91% -9%
Dell XPS 13 9300 Core i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
4508 Points ∼83% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4392 Points ∼81% -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U
3781 Points ∼70% -30%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
1978 Points ∼37% -63%
Dell Latitude 7410
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10610U
1951 Points ∼36% -64%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1844 Points ∼34% -66%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 5422, n=721)
1427 Points ∼26% -74%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (742 - 1084, n=7)
944 Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 13 9300 Core i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
824 Points ∼87%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
821 Points ∼87%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U
737 Points ∼78%
Average of class Office
  (76 - 1164, n=98)
517 Points ∼55%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
432 Points ∼46%
Dell Latitude 7410
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10610U
413 Points ∼44%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
402 Points ∼43%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
3593 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (2425 - 3593, n=7)
3106 Points ∼86% -14%
Dell XPS 13 9300 Core i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
2950 Points ∼82% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2802 Points ∼78% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U
2385 Points ∼66% -34%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
1366 Points ∼38% -62%
Dell Latitude 7410
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10610U
1338 Points ∼37% -63%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1227 Points ∼34% -66%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=536)
1093 Points ∼30% -70%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
  (16972 - 25720, n=5)
22024 Points ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
21604 Points ∼98%
Dell XPS 13 9300 Core i7-1065G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Intel Core i7-1065G7
17803 Points ∼81%
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U
16495 Points ∼75%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
10785 Points ∼49%
Dell Latitude 7410
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10610U
10023 Points ∼46%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
10004 Points ∼45%
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 27117, n=578)
7514 Points ∼34%
3DMark Vantage P Result
17399 points
3DMark 11 Performance
5705 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3267 points
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Gaming Performance

The integrated RX Vega 7 offers sufficient performance even for modern titles at low details. Older or less-demanding games (like DOTA 2) will run smoothly on high details. Compared to some other iGPUs, the performance is also stable, which is shown by the 3DMark stress test. The Fire Strike scenario is successfully completed at 99%.

low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 64.9 20.7 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 100 82.7 52.5 48.9 fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 68.2 21.8 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 42.4 34.1 29.8 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 37 18 17 fps
F1 2020 (2020) 81 40 30 21 fps

Emissions - The fan is louder compared to the Intel SKU

System Noise

The cooling solution with the individual fan is basically identical between the two models, but the AMD T14s is a bit louder. We can measure up to 32.3 dB(A) under maximum CPU load and during the stress test, so the ThinkPad is still very quiet overall. The first fan stage is only audible in a completely silent environment, and you can expect between 30 and 31 dB(A) under medium workloads. Compared to the T14s with the Intel CPU, we cannot hear any coil whine on our test unit.

Noise Level

Idle
29.2 / 29.2 / 29.6 dB(A)
Load
30.2 / 32.3 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 29.2 dB(A)
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
Vega 7, R7 PRO 4750U, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
Vega 10, R7 PRO 3700U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Dell Latitude 7410
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
Noise
2%
-1%
-1%
-2%
off / environment *
29.2
29.3
-0%
28.9
1%
28.1
4%
29.5
-1%
Idle Minimum *
29.2
29.3
-0%
28.9
1%
28.1
4%
29.5
-1%
Idle Average *
29.2
29.3
-0%
28.9
1%
28.1
4%
29.5
-1%
Idle Maximum *
29.6
29.3
1%
28.9
2%
28.1
5%
29.5
-0%
Load Average *
30.2
30
1%
31.5
-4%
30
1%
31.6
-5%
Witcher 3 ultra *
32.3
Load Maximum *
32.3
30
7%
33.8
-5%
39.3
-22%
33.9
-5%

* ... smaller is better

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Temperature

Due to the identical cooling solution, the temperature development is very similar between the two T14s models, but the AMD model is a bit cooler thanks to the higher fan speed we just talked about. We can measure almost 45 °C at three spots, which is no problem at all. The temperatures stay very low while idling and under light workloads.

The TDP figure levels off at 18 W during the stress test at first, but the combined CPU/GPU load results in another drop after about 30 minutes, because the chip temperature is close to 90 °C. After that, the TDP is steady at 13 W and the CPU performance is much lower, while the clock of the iGPU is even a bit higher. A 3DMark 11 run immediately after the stress test did not show a performance reduction.

Stress test
Stress test
CPU data over the course of the stress test
CPU data over the course of the stress test
Max. Load
 37.1 °C
99 F
43.2 °C
110 F
44.2 °C
112 F
 
 34.7 °C
94 F
42.3 °C
108 F
44.7 °C
112 F
 
 25.9 °C
79 F
28.6 °C
83 F
31.3 °C
88 F
 
Maximum: 44.7 °C = 112 F
Average: 36.9 °C = 98 F
44.6 °C
112 F
43.5 °C
110 F
36.4 °C
98 F
40 °C
104 F
41.9 °C
107 F
34.4 °C
94 F
30.7 °C
87 F
29.3 °C
85 F
27.5 °C
82 F
Maximum: 44.6 °C = 112 F
Average: 36.5 °C = 98 F
Power Supply (max.)  38.9 °C = 102 F | Room Temperature 20.8 °C = 69 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36.9 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 44.7 °C / 112 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 44.6 °C / 112 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.5 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 31.3 °C / 88.3 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28 °C / 82.4 F (-3.3 °C / -5.9 F).
Surface temperatures stress test (top)
Surface temperatures stress test (top)
Surface temperatures stress test (bottom)
Surface temperatures stress test (bottom)

Energy Management - Higher Consumption for AMD

Power Consumption

The idle consumption measurements show slightly higher values for the AMD T14s, even compared to the predecessor ThinkPad T495s. This was a bit surprising for us and we re-checked the values multiple times. It seems the 8-core CPU just needs a bit more power, and the different panel might have an effect as well. The maximum idle value also includes the maximum keyboard illumination, which consumes around 1.5 W (or 0.8 W at stage 1/2, respectively).

The maximum power consumption drops from 40 to around 31 Watts during the stress test. The included power adapter rated at 65 W is therefore completely sufficient.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.36 / 0.8 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 5.7 / 8.9 / 11 Watt
Load midlight 38.2 / 40.2 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
R7 PRO 4750U, Vega 7, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00, IPS , 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ, LTPS AHVA-IPS LED, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
R7 PRO 3700U, Vega 10, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Dell Latitude 7410
i7-10610U, UHD Graphics 620, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G, IPS, 3840x2160, 14
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
 
Average of class Office
 
Power Consumption
20%
4%
3%
5%
10%
-18%
Idle Minimum *
5.7
2.6
54%
4.7
18%
3.7
35%
2.96
48%
4.47 (2.8 - 6, n=7)
22%
7.34 (1.3 - 32, n=1033)
-29%
Idle Average *
8.9
5.5
38%
7.28
18%
6.2
30%
5.9
34%
7.63 (4.8 - 8.9, n=7)
14%
11.1 (3.7 - 42, n=1033)
-25%
Idle Maximum *
11
7.5
32%
9.48
14%
7
36%
9.1
17%
9.67 (6.7 - 11.3, n=7)
12%
13.5 (4.8 - 67, n=1033)
-23%
Load Average *
38.2
28.2
26%
35.3
8%
43.2
-13%
42.1
-10%
35.1 (28 - 45.6, n=7)
8%
37.2 (7.43 - 99.3, n=1018)
3%
Load Maximum *
40.2
59.6
-48%
55.5
-38%
68.6
-71%
65.1
-62%
42.2 (31 - 51.5, n=7)
-5%
46.4 (12.2 - 129, n=1020)
-15%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

The consumption figures already suggested that the battery runtime is worse compared to the Intel model of the T14s. However, 13 hours in the video test and 10 hours in our Wi-Fi test are still very good results and should suffice for most usage scenarios. If you use the maximum panel brightness, the Wi-Fi runtime drops to almost 8 hours. All in all, the ThinkPad T14s with the AMD processor is very competitive within the comparison group.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 84.0.522.52)
10h 12min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 max Brightness (Edge 84.0.522.52)
7h 50min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
13h 12min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 07min
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00
R7 PRO 4750U, Vega 7, 57 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, 57 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad T495s-20QKS01E00
R7 PRO 3700U, Vega 10, 57 Wh
Dell Latitude 7410
i7-10610U, UHD Graphics 620, 68 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020-20UAS04T00
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620, 51 Wh
Average of class Office
 
Battery Runtime
7%
3%
22%
-10%
-31%
Reader / Idle
1879
592 (101 - 3537, n=822)
H.264
792
880
11%
750
-5%
770
-3%
456 (139 - 1107, n=209)
-42%
WiFi v1.3
612
789
29%
675
10%
661
8%
604
-1%
431 (105 - 1124, n=415)
-30%
Load
127
102
-20%
172
35%
95
-25%
102 (37 - 259, n=793)
-20%

Pros

+ rigid and high-quality chassis
+ high CPU and iGPU performance
+ very good 1080p screen (matte, bright, almost full sRGB gamut)
+ good battery runtime
+ excellent keyboard
+ quiet operation
+ HDMI 2.0
+ WWAN-ready
+ three-year warranty
+ fast Wi-Fi 6

Cons

- RAM cannot be upgraded
- no Thunderbolt 3
- fan is slightly more audible compared to the Intel SKU
- 32 GB only on the education model for now
- only microSD reader with poor positioning
- 4K screen not available for AMD SKU

Verdict - AMD with many advantages

In review: Lenovo ThinkPad T14s AMD. Test model courtesy of Campuspoint
In review: Lenovo ThinkPad T14s AMD. Test model courtesy of Campuspoint

Lenovo's ThinkPad T14s now comes with AMD and Intel processors, so it is very interesting to compare the devices. The case and the (very good) input devices are identical on both machines, just like the good LowPower 1080p screen. However, we once again have to mention that Lenovo uses four different suppliers for the display and you do not know which one you will get. The 4K screen on the other hand is limited for Intel models.

There are also differences in terms of ports, because the AMD SKU lacks Thunderbolt 3. However, this should only be important if you want to use an external graphics card. The AMD model has some advantages in terms of features like HDMI 2.0, Bluetooth 5.1, and faster RAM.

The biggest difference is the performance. Business laptops are still using Intel's Comet-Lake-U chips due to the support for vPro, so neither the CPU nor the integrated GPUs stand a chance against AMDs new mobile CPUs. You get almost twice the CPU performance and even some gaming is possible on the ThinkPad.

Much more performance and less expensive: The ThinkPad T14s with the AMD processor leaves a better overall impression. The education model in particular is extremely well equipped and offers a great price-performance ratio.

There are two more drawbacks compared to the Intel model: The fan is slightly louder under load, and the idle consumption is also a bit higher. Maybe the AMD T14s still needs some optimization, which could be achieved by upcoming BIOS updates. Still, the battery runtime is not bad by any means. Then there is the price, and this is where AMD definitely has the edge. The least-expensive TopSeller units have a price difference of 150 Euros (~$178), and the gap gets bigger when you want to get a Core i7 SKU. The education model we reviewed with the Ryzen 7 Pro, 32 GB RAM, and a 1 TB PCIe-SSD, offers an excellent price-performance ratio for 1,399 Euros (~$1,657).

If you do not need Thunderbolt 3 and you can live with a battery runtime of 10 hours, you are better off with the AMD-based ThinkPad T14s. Thanks to the slightly better keyboard and the much higher performance, we also prefer the T14s AMD over the current-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJS00K00 - 08/11/2020 v7
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Chassis
88 / 98 → 89%
Keyboard
95%
Pointing Device
91%
Connectivity
69 / 80 → 87%
Weight
72 / 20-75 → 94%
Battery
89%
Display
92%
Games Performance
61 / 78 → 79%
Application Performance
90 / 95 → 95%
Temperature
90%
Noise
98%
Audio
64%
Camera
29 / 85 → 34%
Average
79%
91%
Office - Weighted Average

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Andreas Osthoff, 2020-08-12 (Update: 2020-08-15)
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Editor of the original article: Andreas Osthoff - Managing Editor Business Notebooks
I grew up with computers and modern consumer electronics. I am interested in the technology since I had my first computer, a Commodore C64, and started building my own PCs after that. My focus here at Notebookcheck is the business segment including mobile workstations, but I also like to test new mobile devices. It is always a great experience to review and compare new products. My free time is filled with a lot of sports, in the summer mainly on my bike.