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Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2 laptop in review: Business combined with media GPU and Tiger Lake

All-round device. The Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2 does not look very different from the ThinkPad E15 Gen2 at first glance, but it offers considerably more features. We will clarify what these are and how the improved hardware performs in our review.
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Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100

The Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1 remained a bit behind the possibilities of its time due to the missing AMD option. However, since Intel has caught up a lot with Tiger-Lake, this should no longer be a problem for the successor ThinkPad T15 Gen2. This is equipped with an Intel Core i7-1165G7, a Nvidia GeForce MX45016 GB RAM and a 1 TB SSD.

With prices starting at 1,350 Euros (~$1627), the notebook, which is suitable for business and also multimedia applications, faces the competition listed below. You can also add more devices from our database for comparison under each section.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100 (ThinkPad T15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1165G7 4 x 2.8 - 4.7 GHz, 64 W PL2 / Short Burst, 35 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce MX450 - 2048 MB, Core: 930 MHz, Memory: 1250 MHz, NVIDIA 466.11, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96 EUs
Memory
16384 MB 
, Single-Channel
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, B156HAN02.1, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR, 1024 GB 
, 917 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined audio jack, Card Reader: microSD, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (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
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.1 x 365.8 x 248 ( = 0.75 x 14.4 x 9.76 in)
Battery
57 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, 2x 2W, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.9 kg ( = 67.02 oz / 4.19 pounds), Power Supply: 363 g ( = 12.8 oz / 0.8 pounds)
Price
1350 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87.1 %
05/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
1.9 kg19.1 mm15.60"1920x1080
83.4 %
12/2020
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX350
1.8 kg16.1 mm15.60"1920x1080
87.7 %
12/2020
Schenker Vision 15
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.7 kg15 mm15.60"1920x1080
87.2 %
07/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
i7-10510U, GeForce MX330
1.8 kg19.95 mm15.60"3840x2160
85.8 %
02/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
1.8 kg18.9 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case and equipment - ThinkPad T15 now with two Thunderbolt 4 ports

Lenovo leaves the case of the ThinkPad T15 Gen2 unchanged. Thus, it is still compact and robust at the same time, but its slightly wider display bezel makes it larger than many competitors. However, the Thunderbolt 4 ports are new, both of which can also be used to charge the T15 Gen 2.

A microSD card reader is also available again. This was unfortunately defective in our test device and would be repaired as a warranty case. However, we assume that the good write and read rates compared to the Predecessor model have not changed significantly compared to the predecessor.

Connections to wireless networks can be established by Lenovo's notebook via WiFi 6E. In combination with our reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12, very good speeds are achieved with 1,386 MBit/s when receiving data and 1,464 MBit/s when transmitting data, which are on par with the predecessor.

The quality of the 0.9 MP webcam remains mediocre.

Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100

Size comparison

365.8 mm / 14.4 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 19.95 mm / 0.785 inch 1.8 kg4.05 lbs365.8 mm / 14.4 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 19.1 mm / 0.752 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs365 mm / 14.4 inch 240 mm / 9.45 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 1.8 kg3.97 lbs359.8 mm / 14.2 inch 233.8 mm / 9.2 inch 16.1 mm / 0.634 inch 1.8 kg3.97 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 230 mm / 9.06 inch 15 mm / 0.591 inch 1.7 kg3.66 lbs
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Connection equipment

Left side: 2x Thunderbolt 4, docking port, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen1, HDMI, combined audio jack, microSD card reader
Left side: 2x Thunderbolt 4, docking port, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen1, HDMI, combined audio jack, microSD card reader
Right side: Smartcard reader, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen1, GigabitLAN, Kensington lock
Right side: Smartcard reader, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen1, GigabitLAN, Kensington lock

SDCardreader

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
78.8 MB/s ∼100%
Average of class Office
  (17.7 - 194, n=86, last 2 years)
68.8 MB/s ∼87%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
25 MB/s ∼32%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
87.2 MB/s ∼100%
Average of class Office
  (17.2 - 201, n=84, last 2 years)
79.2 MB/s ∼91%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
25.9 MB/s ∼30%

Communication

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1464 (735min - 1607max) MBit/s ∼100%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1434 (1394min - 1508max) MBit/s ∼98% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1429 MBit/s ∼98% -2%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (675 - 1602, n=20)
1163 MBit/s ∼79% -21%
Average of class Office
  (54.8 - 1775, n=116, last 2 years)
939 MBit/s ∼64% -36%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
739 (671min - 839max) MBit/s ∼50% -50%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
670 (647min - 687max) MBit/s ∼46% -54%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1576 (1259min - 1688max) MBit/s ∼100% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1386 (747min - 1513max) MBit/s ∼88%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1336 (862min - 1429max) MBit/s ∼85% -4%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1306 (653min - 1347max) MBit/s ∼83% -6%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (914 - 1716, n=20)
1300 MBit/s ∼82% -6%
Average of class Office
  (60.8 - 1722, n=117, last 2 years)
1001 MBit/s ∼64% -28%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
902 (860min - 921max) MBit/s ∼57% -35%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1360 (747-1513)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1440 (735-1607)

Webcam

ColorChecker
25 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
25.1 ∆E
26.9 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
24.6 ∆E
21.9 ∆E
21.4 ∆E
17 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
19.9 ∆E
20.8 ∆E
24.5 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
22.1 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
17.1 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100: 19.66 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 26.89 ∆E

Maintenance, accessories and warranty

Before the casing of the T15 Gen2 can be opened, all screws on the bottom and the SIM slot for the optional WLAN on the back have to be removed. Even after that, the base plate is still very tightly hooked and can only be released with a lot of patience. Inside, there is a free RAM slot, the swappable SSD and a slot with antennas for a WWAN module.

Lenovo offers various docking solutions and other general accessories for the ThinkPad T15 on its own website. The warranty period is 36 months and can be extended up to 5 years for a fee.

Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2 - Maintenance options
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2 - Maintenance options
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2 - RAM and WWAN slot
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2 - RAM and WWAN slot

Input devices - Fast fingerprint sensor and NFC

The keyboard corresponds to Lenovo's typical layout and offers good feedback when typing. Besides the full-sized number pad, the scroll keys as well as Home, End, Del, and Print are listed separately. A two-stage key illumination also makes it easier to recognize the lettering in low-light conditions.

A clickpad and a trackpoint with separated mouse buttons are available as mouse replacements. Both are well suited for navigating the mouse pointer and clicks are triggered reliably via touch as well as mechanical pressure.

In addition, there is a fast-reacting fingerprint sensor and an NFC sensor, which are both installed next to the touchpad.

Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2 - Input Devices
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2 - Input Devices
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2 - Lighting
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2 - Lighting

Display - grainy surface is annoying

The screen of the ThinkPad T15 Gen2 consists of a 15.6-inch IPS panel and offers a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The brightness of 348 cd/m² on average is on a medium level compared with our test field. The ThinkPad T15 Gen 1 had a significantly higher brightness. Lenovo does not use PWM for brightness control.

Besides the display installed here, Lenovo also offers the ThinkPad T15 Gen2 with a touch-enabled FullHD panel (300cd/m²) and a Dolby Vision-enabled UHD panel (600cd/m²).

Subpixel
Subpixel
Screenbleeding
Screenbleeding
347
cd/m²
354
cd/m²
358
cd/m²
342
cd/m²
353
cd/m²
351
cd/m²
340
cd/m²
342
cd/m²
347
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
B156HAN02.1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 358 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 348.2 cd/m² Minimum: 4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 95 %
Center on Battery: 354 cd/m²
Contrast: 1765:1 (Black: 0.2 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.1 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5, calibrated: 4.9
ΔE Greyscale 4.6 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
59.8% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
38.2% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
41.55% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
60.18% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
40.18% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.26
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
B156HAN02.1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Panda LM156LF-5L04, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Schenker Vision 15
BOE08F5, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
NE156QUM-N66, IPS LED, 3840x2160, 15.60
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
Lenovo LEN40BA, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Display
-3%
66%
98%
-4%
Display P3 Coverage
40.18
39.01
-3%
69.3
72%
80.65
101%
38.71
-4%
sRGB Coverage
60.18
58.55
-3%
93.97
56%
98.1
63%
58.2
-3%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
41.55
40.33
-3%
70.8
70%
95.52
130%
39.99
-4%
Response Times
19%
-23%
23%
59%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
48.8 ?(22.8, 26)
38 ?(19, 19)
22%
60 ?(29.2, 30.8)
-23%
42 ?(21.2, 20.8)
14%
28 ?(9, 19)
43%
Response Time Black / White *
32 ?(17.2, 14.8)
27 ?(15, 12)
16%
39 ?(19.2, 18.8)
-22%
21.6 ?(10, 11.6)
32%
8 ?(2, 6)
75%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-15%
30%
36%
-6%
Brightness middle
353
287
-19%
478
35%
489
39%
248
-30%
Brightness
348
261
-25%
462
33%
501
44%
244
-30%
Brightness Distribution
95
84
-12%
94
-1%
91
-4%
87
-8%
Black Level *
0.2
0.51
-155%
0.27
-35%
0.35
-75%
0.27
-35%
Contrast
1765
563
-68%
1770
0%
1397
-21%
919
-48%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.1
4.72
23%
3.2
48%
3
51%
5.07
17%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
23.5
17.94
24%
8.4
64%
5.1
78%
17.47
26%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.9
3.74
24%
2
59%
0.8
84%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.6
2.2
52%
4.5
2%
4
13%
1.91
58%
Gamma
2.26 97%
2.51 88%
2.16 102%
2.24 98%
2.39 92%
CCT
6732 97%
6758 96%
6788 96%
7400 88%
6697 97%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
38.2
37
-3%
63.1
65%
84.7
122%
37
-3%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
59.8
58
-3%
93.6
57%
98.1
64%
58
-3%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
0% / -8%
24% / 30%
52% / 46%
16% / 3%

* ... smaller is better

Color space coverage (sRGB) - 59.8 percent
Color space coverage (sRGB) - 59.8 percent
Color space coverage (AdobeRGB) - 38.2 percent
Color space coverage (AdobeRGB) - 38.2 percent

The T15 Gen2's screen experiences an improvement in contrast ratio and black value, which are now at 1,765:1 and 0.2 cd/m², respectively. Thus, Lenovo's ThinkBook can lead our test field. On the other hand, the color space coverage is lower with 59.8% (sRGB) and 38.2% (AdobeRGB) for the panel installed here.

The CalMAN analysis also shows that the screen displays colors quite balanced ex-factory and with a DeltaE2000 deviation of 4.6. This value can be improved to 0.8 with a calibration. The corresponding ICC file can be downloaded in the top left window next to the screen's illumination graphic.

CalMAN - Color fidelity
CalMAN - Color fidelity
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - color fidelity (calibrated)
CalMAN - color fidelity (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Saturation (calibrated)

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 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17.2 ms rise
↘ 14.8 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. » 81 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
48.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22.8 ms rise
↘ 26 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. » 80 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37.7 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 not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17047 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The ThinkPad T15 Gen2 can be used outdoors as long as shady places are preferred. Working in direct sunlight is possible, but image content is difficult to read. In addition, the matte surface of the display is very coarse-grained and thus also contributes to limited visibility.

The built-in IPS panel has very stable viewing angles, which allows reading content from almost any viewing angle without distortions or falsifying colors.

Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2 - viewing angles
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2 - viewing angles
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2 - Outdoor use
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2 - Outdoor use
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2 - Outdoor use
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2 - Outdoor use

Performance - MX450 with low clock frequency

Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2 - HWInfo
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2 - GPUz
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2 - GPUz

Processor

Lenovo uses an Intel Core i7-1165G7 in our test configuration. This processor belongs to the Tiger Lake generation and can process up to eight tasks simultaneously with its four cores. The clock rates are between 2.8 and 4.7 GHz, whereby the performance under longer load depends on the set TDP and the cooling system.

With a PL1 of 35 watts and a PL2 of 64 watts, Lenovo is at the upper end of the configuration options. The performance is correspondingly good, which ensures one of the upper places in our test field depending on the discipline. The T15 Gen2 can also keep up with the competition under permanent load. The performance drop of approximately 6% in our Cinebench R15 endurance test is only slight.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100 Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø882 (865.11-931.88)
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø731 (710.18-922.13)
Schenker Vision 15 Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø968 (957.88-1027.12)
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00 Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø689 (632.32-756.56)
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø906 (876.83-971.84)
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)
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1512 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1263 - 1534, n=44)
1429 Points ∼95%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1303 Points ∼86%
Average of class Office
  (208 - 1578, n=42, last 2 years)
1239 Points ∼82%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5156 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (3773 - 6862, n=49)
5136 Points ∼100%
Average of class Office
  (943 - 9653, n=43, last 2 years)
5033 Points ∼98%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4805 Points ∼93%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
585 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
580 Points ∼99%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (471 - 588, n=66)
553 Points ∼95% -5%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
539 Points ∼92% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
516 Points ∼88% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
Intel Core i7-10510U
474 Points ∼81% -18%
Average of class Office
  (191 - 606, n=120, last 2 years)
448 Points ∼77% -23%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2312 Points ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2233 Points ∼97% -3%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2001 Points ∼87% -13%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1999 Points ∼86% -14%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1285 - 2657, n=66)
1972 Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Office
  (159 - 3672, n=121, last 2 years)
1718 Points ∼74% -26%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
Intel Core i7-10510U
1636 Points ∼71% -29%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
228 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
227 Points ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
221 Points ∼97% -3%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
220 Points ∼96% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (158 - 230, n=60)
215 Points ∼94% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
Intel Core i7-10510U
188.33 Points ∼83% -17%
Average of class Office
  (75 - 230, n=123, last 2 years)
175 Points ∼77% -23%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1027 (957.88min - 1027.12max) Points ∼100% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
971 (738.23min - 869.87max) Points ∼95% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
932 (865.11min - 931.88max) Points ∼91%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
922 Points ∼90% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (599 - 1027, n=68)
855 Points ∼83% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
Intel Core i7-10510U
756.56 (632.32min - 756.56max) Points ∼74% -19%
Average of class Office
  (134 - 1614, n=127, last 2 years)
737 Points ∼72% -21%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Average of class Office
  (302 - 3319, n=112, last 2 years)
799 Seconds * ∼100% -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
Intel Core i7-10510U
680 Seconds * ∼85% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
624 Seconds * ∼78%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (468 - 958, n=65)
612 Seconds * ∼77% +2%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
578 Seconds * ∼72% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
530 Seconds * ∼66% +15%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
518 Seconds * ∼65% +17%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5396 MIPS ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5389 MIPS ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5249 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (4625 - 5507, n=65)
5209 MIPS ∼97% -3%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5099 MIPS ∼94% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
Intel Core i7-10510U
4788 MIPS ∼89% -11%
Average of class Office
  (2389 - 5565, n=112, last 2 years)
4444 MIPS ∼82% -18%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
26819 MIPS ∼100% +23%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
24070 MIPS ∼90% +11%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
23940 MIPS ∼89% +10%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (15556 - 27405, n=65)
22979 MIPS ∼86% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
21730 MIPS ∼81%
Average of class Office
  (4963 - 43914, n=112, last 2 years)
20697 MIPS ∼77% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
Intel Core i7-10510U
18137 MIPS ∼68% -17%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1586 Points ∼100% +6%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1557 Points ∼98% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1539 Points ∼97% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (882 - 1595, n=64)
1514 Points ∼95% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1490 Points ∼94%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
Intel Core i7-10510U
1232 Points ∼78% -17%
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1648, n=108, last 2 years)
1173 Points ∼74% -21%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5878 Points ∼100% +24%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1821 - 5926, n=64)
5145 Points ∼88% +8%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5055 Points ∼86% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4822 Points ∼82% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4753 Points ∼81%
Average of class Office
  (873 - 6502, n=108, last 2 years)
3966 Points ∼67% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
Intel Core i7-10510U
3850 Points ∼65% -19%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
7.58 fps ∼100% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
7.3 fps ∼96% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
6.92 fps ∼91%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (1.39 - 8.47, n=65)
6.34 fps ∼84% -8%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
6.21 fps ∼82% -10%
Average of class Office
  (1.15 - 11.1, n=111, last 2 years)
5.5 fps ∼73% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
Intel Core i7-10510U
5.24 fps ∼69% -24%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Office
  (21.5 - 180, n=103, last 2 years)
60.9 s * ∼100% -44%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
Intel Core i7-10510U
54.5 s * ∼89% -29%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
50 s * ∼82% -18%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (21.5 - 88.1, n=63)
48.6 s * ∼80% -15%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
45.8 s * ∼75% -8%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
44.2 s * ∼73% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
42.3 s * ∼69%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Office
  (0.542 - 1.578, n=108, last 2 years)
0.692 sec * ∼100% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.648 sec * ∼94% -13%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7
  (0.552 - 1.002, n=65)
0.591 sec * ∼85% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.586 sec * ∼85% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.573 sec * ∼83%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.571 sec * ∼83% -0%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.568 sec * ∼82% +1%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
932 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
135 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
227 Points
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System performance

The Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen 2 can only secure a place in the midfield in the PCMark 10 test for assessing the system performance. While the single score of the "Productivity" discipline is still very good, the other scores are a bit below expectations. Nevertheless, the notebook can be used smoothly in everyday use. The operating system and applications start quickly and we couldn't determine any micro-stutters or similar.

Which performance other notebooks achieve in comparison can be seen in our CPU benchmark list.

PCMark 10
Score
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
5606 Points ∼100% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (4823 - 5814, n=8)
5321 Points ∼95% +1%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
5306 Points ∼95% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5258 Points ∼94%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
5158 Points ∼92% -2%
Average of class Office
  (1900 - 5690, n=118, last 2 years)
4320 Points ∼77% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
3861 Points ∼69% -27%
Essentials
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
10522 Points ∼100% +18%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
9372 Points ∼89% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (8088 - 9955, n=8)
9136 Points ∼87% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8938 Points ∼85%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
8930 Points ∼85% 0%
Average of class Office
  (4469 - 10608, n=118, last 2 years)
8680 Points ∼82% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
7935 Points ∼75% -11%
Productivity
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
8678 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
8650 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (7826 - 9292, n=8)
8574 Points ∼99% -1%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
8519 Points ∼98% -2%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
6852 Points ∼79% -21%
Average of class Office
  (2917 - 9512, n=118, last 2 years)
6685 Points ∼77% -23%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
6379 Points ∼74% -26%
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
5878 Points ∼100% +15%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
5330 Points ∼91% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (4812 - 5878, n=8)
5228 Points ∼89% +2%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
5165 Points ∼88% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5104 Points ∼87%
Average of class Office
  (1270 - 5878, n=118, last 2 years)
3847 Points ∼65% -25%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
3088 Points ∼53% -39%
PCMark 10 Score
5258 points
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DPC latencies

In the test with LatencyMon, the ThinkPad T15 Gen2 shows increased interruption times. Thus, it is only suitable for real-time applications to a limited extent.

LatencyMon - Statistics
LatencyMon - Statistics
LatencyMon - Driver
LatencyMon - Driver
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
7445.5 μs * ∼100% -441%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
2991.4 μs * ∼40% -117%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
GeForce MX330, i7-10510U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
1809.5 μs * ∼24% -31%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
1376.3 μs * ∼18%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
GeForce MX350, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
685.3 μs * ∼9% +50%

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage

Lenovo installed a 1 TB Samsung PM981a SSD in our test configuration. This offers very good write and read rates and reached second place in our test field.

What performance can be expected from other mass storage devices can be seen in our HDD/SSD benchmark list.

Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel SSD 660p 1TB SSDPEKNW010T8
Schenker Vision 15
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV1T02
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
Average Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-22%
50%
-24%
-42%
-18%
Write 4K
227.6
214.4
-6%
238.1
5%
159.1
-30%
118.8
-48%
140 ?(76.2 - 229, n=36)
-38%
Read 4K
75.47
58.5
-22%
79.21
5%
55.61
-26%
37.55
-50%
49.9 ?(34.3 - 75.5, n=36)
-34%
Write Seq
2100
1678
-20%
4138.8
97%
1435
-32%
1224
-42%
2036 ?(776 - 2975, n=35)
-3%
Read Seq
2017
1648
-18%
4132.9
105%
1435
-29%
1589
-21%
2013 ?(973 - 2639, n=35)
0%
Write 4K Q32T1
646.2
643.9
0%
696.88
8%
512.3
-21%
409.5
-37%
461 ?(268 - 656, n=36)
-29%
Read 4K Q32T1
728
599.8
-18%
757.59
4%
540.6
-26%
335.5
-54%
499 ?(289 - 730, n=36)
-31%
Write Seq Q32T1
2983
1760
-41%
5187.1
74%
2682
-10%
1427
-52%
2903 ?(788 - 3033, n=36)
-3%
Read Seq Q32T1
3558
1853
-48%
7117
100%
2902
-18%
2353
-34%
3479 ?(2853 - 3568, n=36)
-2%
AS SSD
-51%
31%
-21%
-60%
-15%
Seq Read
2694.42
1753.96
-35%
5427.2
101%
2371.99
-12%
1885.99
-30%
2537 ?(1938 - 3066, n=36)
-6%
Seq Write
2369.76
1566.75
-34%
3886.1
64%
2230.28
-6%
1225.76
-48%
2071 ?(1248 - 2837, n=36)
-13%
4K Read
68.42
52.97
-23%
72.89
7%
50.21
-27%
32.37
-53%
53.1 ?(44.3 - 68.4, n=36)
-22%
4K Write
208.12
167.86
-19%
219.34
5%
139.77
-33%
100.81
-52%
131 ?(87.4 - 208, n=36)
-37%
4K-64 Read
1960.91
586.35
-70%
2208.94
13%
1430.15
-27%
841.66
-57%
1463 ?(762 - 2093, n=36)
-25%
4K-64 Write
1934.9
857.61
-56%
2265.2
17%
1367.95
-29%
485.05
-75%
1801 ?(1074 - 2152, n=36)
-7%
Access Time Read *
0.032
0.097
-203%
0.033
-3%
0.059
-84%
0.102
-219%
0.0494 ?(0.032 - 0.087, n=35)
-54%
Access Time Write *
0.081
0.038
53%
0.02
75%
0.03
63%
0.037
54%
0.0426 ?(0.017 - 0.128, n=36)
47%
Score Read
2299
815
-65%
2825
23%
1718
-25%
1063
-54%
1770 ?(1078 - 2449, n=36)
-23%
Score Write
2380
1182
-50%
2873
21%
1731
-27%
708
-70%
2139 ?(1471 - 2527, n=36)
-10%
Score Total
5846
2421
-59%
7069
21%
4325
-26%
2286
-61%
4797 ?(3309 - 6095, n=36)
-18%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-37% / -39%
41% / 39%
-23% / -22%
-51% / -53%
-17% / -16%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3558 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2983 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 728 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 646.2 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2017 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2100 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 75.47 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 227.6 MB/s

Continuous power read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card

Besides the internal Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 Lenovo also installs an Nvidia GeForce MX450 in the ThinkPad T15 Gen2. However, it delivers sobering results in the 3DMark benchmarks that are only slightly above the level of the internal graphics unit.

This is due to the fact that the MX450 is operated with a base clock of only 750 MHz in its lowest configuration. For comparison, we use the Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2 whose MX450 operates with a base clock of 1,395 MHz and leads our test field in most disciplines.

How other graphics units performed in our test can be seen in our GPU benchmark list.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i7-1165G7
8296 Points ∼100% +25%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (6341 - 9580, n=13)
8076 Points ∼97% +22%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6971 Points ∼84% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6616 Points ∼80%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6332 Points ∼76% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, Intel Core i7-10510U
4616 Points ∼56% -30%
Average of class Office
  (599 - 11538, n=119, last 2 years)
3838 Points ∼46% -42%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i7-1165G7
29054 Points ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (25467 - 33806, n=10)
28203 Points ∼97% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i7-1165G7
27150 Points ∼93% -7%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7
24967 Points ∼86% -14%
Average of class Office
  (3280 - 30980, n=99, last 2 years)
16264 Points ∼56% -44%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, Intel Core i7-10510U
15595 Points ∼54% -46%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
5759 Points ∼100% +28%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (4336 - 5573, n=14)
4761 Points ∼83% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i7-1165G7
4611 Points ∼80% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i7-1165G7
4506 Points ∼78%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7
4364 Points ∼76% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, Intel Core i7-10510U
3581 Points ∼62% -21%
Average of class Office
  (449 - 8114, n=116, last 2 years)
2633 Points ∼46% -42%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1975 Points ∼100% +82%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (1086 - 2300, n=13)
1713 Points ∼87% +58%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1611 Points ∼82% +48%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1338 Points ∼68% +23%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1086 Points ∼55%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
NVIDIA GeForce MX330, Intel Core i7-10510U
1059 Points ∼54% -2%
Average of class Office
  (194 - 2886, n=97, last 2 years)
903 Points ∼46% -17%
3DMark 11 Performance
7035 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
19688 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4299 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1222 points
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Gaming performance

The MX450's performance varies a lot in games. Depending on the title, smooth frame rates in FullHD with reduced detail levels are possible, but it strongly depends on the respective game. In comparison, the possible frame rates vary between below average and good depending on the game.

We have listed what gaming performance can be expected in other titles in our GPU games list.

The Witcher 3 - 1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
63.1 fps ∼100% +17%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (34 - 81.4, n=13)
60.4 fps ∼96% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
53.8 fps ∼85%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
46.9 fps ∼74% -13%
Average of class Office
  (9.7 - 76.3, n=56, last 2 years)
38 fps ∼60% -29%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX330
34.2 (27min - 42max) fps ∼54% -36%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
34 fps ∼54% -37%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 1920x1080 Standard Quality
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (25 - 34.5, n=10)
27.9 fps ∼100% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
26 fps ∼93% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
25.1 fps ∼90%
Average of class Office
  (6.6 - 38.3, n=38, last 2 years)
17.9 fps ∼64% -29%
Far Cry 5 - 1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:T
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
34 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (24 - 41, n=6)
33.3 fps ∼98% -2%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
30 fps ∼88% -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
24 fps ∼71% -29%
Average of class Office
  (10 - 46, n=31, last 2 years)
18.8 fps ∼55% -45%
X-Plane 11.11 - 1920x1080 med (fps_test=2)
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
73.5 fps ∼100% +15%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
63.9 fps ∼87%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (38.2 - 77.9, n=18)
60.6 fps ∼82% -5%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
52 fps ∼71% -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX330
47.3 fps ∼64% -26%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
39.3 fps ∼53% -38%
Average of class Office
  (3.96 - 80.7, n=111, last 2 years)
25.6 fps ∼35% -60%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1366x768 med (1/3)
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
121 (106.1min) fps ∼100% +5%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
120 (105.4min) fps ∼99% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100
Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
115 (99.7min) fps ∼95%
Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen1-20S7S02U00
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX330
107 (93.5min) fps ∼88% -7%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (35.5 - 126, n=18)
107 fps ∼88% -7%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
76.2 (49min) fps ∼63% -34%
Average of class Office
  (14.6 - 130, n=115, last 2 years)
61.3 fps ∼51% -47%

The cooling system of the T15 Gen2 can compensate for fluctuations when games are played over a longer period of time. Therefore, performance drops during long gaming times are not to be expected.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100 GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR: Ø18 (14-21)
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 98.5 53.8 32.5 18 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 125 115 86.6 78.6 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 52.8 25.1 12.7 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 87.2 63.9 39.6 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 73 34 26 24 fps
Cyberpunk 2077 (2020) 33.9 14 8.3 3.2 fps

Emissions - Low-noise fan

Noise emissions

The fan of the Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2 is audible with a volume of up to 37.6 dB(A), but it does not push itself to the fore with its even noise. We could not determine any other noises in our test device.

Noise Level

Idle
24.2 / 24.2 / 24.2 dB(A)
Load
34.5 / 37.6 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: 24.2 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2029.431.327.429.42523.327.923.823.33131.232.132.131.24026.92829.826.95030.124.826.730.16322.723.321.122.7802120.821.52110026.927.224.726.912519.22220.819.216019.722.71919.72002121.319.52125018.820.317.618.831518.720.217.118.740019.221.313.619.250021.224.514.321.263022.825.512.122.880023.426.511.523.4100024.127.610.824.1125024.928.310.824.9160026.528.510.526.5200022.726.110.522.7250024.628.210.924.6315021.625.511.421.6400021.425.511.721.4500016.92111.916.9630014.718.612.114.7800013.315.412.213.31000012.713.312.112.71250012.512.91212.51600011.612.211.311.6SPL34.537.624.234.5N1.92.50.61.9median 21median 22.7median 12.1median 21Delta3.13.52.73.122.225.62525.622.22830.434.527.52827.727.726.72927.724.322.921.723.224.328.628.120.624.128.621.120.721.320.421.116.816.615.817.216.817.118.415.71917.115.616.214.715.715.616.116.616.313.616.114.416.516.613.114.4131515.512.41312.716.516.71212.71318.318.212.11312.216.816.912.112.212.516.616.711.612.512.316.315.91212.312.517.917.711.812.513.720.920.612.313.712.720.820.611.812.713.5232311.913.512.718.518.512.312.712.918.118.113.112.913.215.315.413.213.213.214.414.313.413.213.614.113.913.413.613.813.913.913.613.813.713.613.71413.713.613.613.516.313.61313.113.113.71325.230.430.324.925.20.61.21.20.60.6median 13.2median 16.5median 16.3median 13.1median 13.211.51.70.91hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen2-20W5S00100Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20TD002MGE

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

The surfaces of the Lenovo notebook heat up to 55.1 °C (131.8 °F) under load. The warmest point is at the rear center of the bottom. The palm rests are cool enough at all times with temperatures of up to 30 °C (86 °F) to allow working with the laptop.

During our approximately one-hour endurance stress test, the temperatures inside rose up to 97 °C (206.6 °F). The clock rates drop to an average of 1.5 GHz, which is below the base clock. However, the system remained operable and quickly stabilized again after the end of the test. Users will therefore not have to deal with restrictions due to excessive temperatures.

Max. Load
 39.9 °C
104 F
42.2 °C
108 F
39.9 °C
104 F
 
 35.5 °C
96 F
37.7 °C
100 F
40.1 °C
104 F
 
 29.5 °C
85 F
30.2 °C
86 F
29.7 °C
85 F
 
Maximum: 42.2 °C = 108 F
Average: 36.1 °C = 97 F
48.1 °C
119 F
55.1 °C
131 F
53.5 °C
128 F
45.7 °C
114 F
45.2 °C
113 F
42.3 °C
108 F
29.2 °C
85 F
31 °C
88 F
32.2 °C
90 F
Maximum: 55.1 °C = 131 F
Average: 42.5 °C = 109 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.8 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 20.8 °C = 69 F | Voltcraft IR-900