Lenovo V17 G2 reviewed: The 17-inch laptop is affordable when going without the MX350
With the V17 G2, Lenovo offers a light, 2.16 kg (~4.8 lb), 17-inch laptop for office use. Thanks to Nvidia's MX350 it is also suitable for simple gaming. However, how powerful is the GeForce graphics compared to the integrated Intel GPU to make the GPU upgrade for 300 Euros (~$307) worthwhile?
The FHD IPS display is sufficiently bright at 308 Nits and covers the sRGB color space to 87%. In addition, it offers surprisingly good response times with 14 ms from black to white.
Other relevant attributes for the office operation are the input devices, and Lenovo successfully delivers with its keyboard. Typing comes easy with the clearly defined pressure point and comfortable resistance, and the touchpad is also very responsive, even if it is a little small.
The case is made from plastic and has an "iron grey" color. Aside from some minor points, it is solid. On the other hand, the connection equipment leaves something to be desired. There is no charging or DisplayPort via USB-C and no RJ45, and Lenovo uses an USB-2.0 port as well as a slow SD card reader. The battery life of 6 hours while web surfing is also not very good, even if this is not a priority in a 17-inch laptop for most people.
The system and CPU performance can be called good, which is ensured by the Core i7-1165G7, but a Core i5 would also be sufficient for the targeted usage scenario. It often even surpasses AMD's Ryzen 5 5500U, and not only in the single-core benchmarks. However, in our The Witcher 3 benchmark, the Nvidia GPU is only about 37% faster than the integrated Intel iGPU.
Our tested top configuration with 16 GB of RAM (1x SO-DIMM) and 512 GB SSD is available for 979 Euros (~$1001) from Notebooksbilliger.de in Germany. Without the Nvidia graphics card and with a Core i5 CPU, the Lenovo V17 G2 is even available for 699 Euros (~$715). However, the competitors also offer some interesting alternativeshttps://www.awin1.com/cread.php?awinmid=11657&awinaffid=343879&clickref2=news&ued=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cyberport.de%2F%3FDEEP%3D1CA0-05K%26APID%3D6.
You can find more detailed information and numerous benchmarks in our detailed review of the Lenovo V17 G2 ITL.