Lenovo announces ThinkBook 14s Gen 2 laptop lineup with Intel Tiger Lake and AMD Ryzen 4000U processors
Lenovo is updating all its relevant laptop series with Intel’s 11th gen Tiger Lake CPUs, including the second generation ThinkBook 14s models. Like most of the ThinkBook lineup that is getting refreshed this October, the 14s Gen 2 laptops will also be featuring AMD Ryzen 4000U APU options.
The Intel versions will be slightly bulkier and pack more features than the AMD versions. Nevertheless, both versions come with anodized aluminum top and bottom covers with Mineral Gray tint, making these laptops some of the lightest in their class. Other standard options featured on both versions include an HD webcam with ThinkShutter, dual 2 W Harman speakers plus dual-array mic, fingerprint reader integrated in the power button, 180-degree hinge, and Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1.
Lenovo is equipping the Intel versions with up to an i7 Tiger Lake CPU, which can be coupled in turn with up to 40 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM and up to 2 TB SSD storage through dual PCIe slots (Gen 4 + Gen 3) or up to 3 TB SSD+HDD storage combo option. If the Xe-LP iGPUs do not seem enough, users can opt for an Nvidia GeForce MX450 discrete GPU with 2 GB GDDR6 VRAM. The Intel versions have quite a few 14-inch display options: TN FHD anti-glare / IPS FHD anti-glare / IPS FHD 100% sRGB anti-glare / IPS FHD anti-glare touchscreen. Port selection for the Intel models include Thunderbolt 4, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 full-functional plus 2x USB-A 3.2 connectors, HDMI 2.0b video out, SD card reader, audio combo jack and GbE jack. The Intel version chassis is 0.7-inches thick and weigh 3.1 lbs. Battery options include a 40 Wh and a 60 Wh pack.
As previously stated, the AMD versions do not come with that many features / options, so they are lighter and slimmer, with a 0.59-inch profile and 2.80 lbs weight. Lenovo is equipping these with Ryzen 4000U APUs (presumably up to the 4800U model) coupled with up to 16 GB of LPDDR4x-4266 RAM and up to 1 TB of PCIe Gen 3 NVME SSD storage. There is no discrete GPU option here, unfortunately. The only display option is an IPS FHD anti-glare panel with 300 nits peak luminance and 100% sRCG color gamut. Port selection only includes 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, HDMI 2.0b video out and audio combo jack. There is also only one battery option with a 56 Wh pack.
All 14s Gen 2 models will start shipping in October, with the Intel versions starting at $569 and the AMD versions starting at $549.