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Lenovo's ThinkPad E15 Gen.2 AMD offers a more compact design and a lot more performance

ThinkPad E15 Gen.2
ThinkPad E15 Gen.2
The ThinkPad E15 Gen.2 features a new more compact design and offers more performance thanks to an AMD CPU. The IPS display is still very dim and the underside still gets very hot under load.

The Lenovo ThinkPad E15 is a cheap office notebook with a 15.6-inch display. For less than 1000 Euros (~ $1191), buyers get a rigid chassis, modern communications modules, and very good input devices. In addition to the Intel model, Lenovo also offers an AMD model. It is known as the E15 Gen.2 and has a new, more compact design.

The AMD Ryzen 7 processor offers a lot more CPU and GPU performance than the Intel alternative. Lenovo configured the fan to run at the lowest speed possible, which is why the surface temperatures hit more than 60 °C (140 °F). When compared to the AMD variant, the Intel version offers slightly better battery life.

The fact that the E15 is a low-end device is most apparent when it comes to the screen and the selection of ports. The E15 features an outdated USB 2.0 port and its screen is quite dim (250 cd/m²). Moreover, the colour reproduction leaves a lot to be desired. These problems are present in both Intel and AMD models.

Those who are looking for a cheap and reliable office notebook should get the ThinkPad E15 Gen.2 with an AMD processor. It offers more performance and is cheaper. You can learn more about the ThinkPad E15 in the following reviews:

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Andreas Osthoff, 2020-11-29 (Update: 2020-11-29)