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Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2

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Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2
Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 (ThinkPad Z16 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 7940HS 8 x 4 - 5.2 GHz, 82 W PL2 / Short Burst, 64 W PL1 / Sustained, Phoenix-HS (Zen 4)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX 6550M - 4 GB VRAM, Memory: 1065 MHz, 60 W TDP, GDDR6, 31.0.14058.13002, Switchable Graphics
Memory
64 GB 
, LPDDR5 6400 MH, 18-15--17-34, Quad Channel
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 3840 x 2400 pixel 283 PPI, 10-point capacitive, Samsung ATNA60YV04-0, OLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Soundcard
AMD Zen - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 3 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.8 x 354.4 x 237.4 ( = 0.62 x 13.95 x 9.35 in)
Battery
72 Wh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: 1080p w/eShutter & IR
Additional features
Speakers: 2 Watt Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Lenovo Commercial Vantage, Pen Settings, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.841 kg ( = 64.94 oz / 4.06 pounds), Power Supply: 502 g ( = 17.71 oz / 1.11 pounds)
Price
2600 USD

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 73.72% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 92%, features: 64%, display: 91% mobility: 67%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2

88.6% Radeon RX 6550M performance debut: Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 laptop review | Notebookcheck
RDNA2 isn't necessarily bad for an entry-level Radeon GPU, but it's getting long in the tooth and difficult to recommend at such a high $1600+ price tag. The fast Ryzen 9 Pro Zen 4 CPU and 4K OLED touchscreen are otherwise highlights for the ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 model.
70% Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 AMD Review: A Terrific Work Companion
Source: Make Use Of English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 (AMD) is easy to recommend for work due to its suave design, elegant OLED display, and impactful productivity performance. It falls into the mid to high price range, starting at just under $1,500 (rising quickly to the higher-end price range depending on your choice of configuration), and it has the build quality to justify it. If you're looking for a gaming laptop, look elsewhere. This isn't it. But it is a great companion for work, browsing the web, and kicking back with a video or TV show. The Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 (AMD) is an excellent laptop for productivity with a few downsides that can be overlooked if you're fond of the overall package. The 16-inch OLED display is a rare find in the work laptop space, and the performance is able to get the job done.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2024
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 Review
Source: PC Mag English
The ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 is a handsome, relatively trim full-size laptop with a terrific OLED display, and it's a powerful performer for anything short of workstation CGI rendering. But replacing the TrackPoint buttons with an uncharacteristically balky touchpad doesn't work for us, and we're put off by the missing USB-A and HDMI ports. Lenovo's exemplary build quality is what ultimately earns this laptop a 3.5-star review, but this time an Editors' Choice award is off the table.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2024
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 review: late to the game
Source: Digital Trends English
Maybe it was the introduction of so many other 16-inch laptops in 2023, but I wasn’t as impressed with the ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 as I was with the original model. Its aesthetic, while very nice, didn’t impress me as much, its slippery palm rest bugged me, and its battery life wasn’t very good. Even its performance was middle of the pack, especially when spending this kind of money. That’s not to say it’s not a solid option for anyone other than creators. In particular, larger companies that use complex security and management systems will like it a lot. This time around, though, my recommendation is only lukewarm rather than red hot as it was the first time.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2023
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 review: Does it beat the M3 MacBook Pro?
Source: Mashable English
Is the Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 a 14-inch M3 MacBook Pro killer? In some ways, yes. In others, no. If your workflow requires your GPU to do some heavy lifting (e.g., photo and video editing, light gaming, etc.), the ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 does, indeed, beat the M3 MacBook Pro. However, the M3 MacBook Pro outpaces the ThinkPad Z16 Gen 2 in processor performance by a hair. When it comes to battery life, forget it; the Apple laptop outperforms the Lenovo machine by a landslide.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/15/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90%

Comment

AMD Radeon RX 6550M: Entry-level mobile graphics card based on the RDNA 2 architecture. Offers 1024 cores (16 CUs) at a TDP of 50 -80 Watt but only a 64 Bit memory interface.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


R9 PRO 7940HS: High-End mobile 8-core processor based on the Zen 4 architecture. The CPU cores clock at up to 5.2 GHz and execute 16 threads simultaneously. Integrates an XDNA Ai-Engine. The TDP is configurable between 35 and 54 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


16.00":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.

In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.

In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.


73.72%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2024-03-24 (Update: 2024-03-24)