IFA 2022 | Lenovo launches large multimedia ThinkBook 16p with USB4 and 165 Hz screen
ThinkBooks are not known to be high end laptops, as they clearly take a position beneath the ThinkPads in Lenovo's laptop portfolio. Despite this, ThinkBooks sometimes offer premium features. One such model is the Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2, a big laptop with a 16 inch screen, Rzen 5000H and the Nvidia RTX 3000, interesting specs for the multimedia segment. At the same time, the ThinkBook 16p was cheaper than the "real" premium models like the ThinkPad X1 Extreme.
With the new ThinkBook 16p G3, Lenovo wants to continue that story. This happens in a low-risk way, as the ThinkBook 16p G3 is carrying over a lot of stuff from its predecessor, like the design. Really, there is only one outward design change when it comes to the silver-grey chassis, as different from its predecessor, the ThinkBook 16p G3 now has a HDMI port.
The majority of the changes in comparison to the ThinkBook 16p G2 are happening on the inside of the Lenovo laptop. Obligatory is of course the CPU update, Lenovo stays with AMD and is now using Ryzen 6000H. Alongside the platform update, Lenovo adopts LPDDR5 instead of DDR4 memory, with a maximum of 32 GB soldered RAM. Also new: One of the USB C ports is now a USB4 port. Not changed is the GPU, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 powered last years ThinkBook 16p G2 and that is still the case.
While nothing changes at this front, Lenovo at least gives the new model a new LCD option, as there is a new WQXGA panel with a 165 Hz refresh rate.
The ThinkBook 16p G3 is apparently going to be available very soon for €2,000 in EMEA.