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The Lenovo ThinkBook 15p has a great display but bad connections for a business allrounder

The Lenovo ThinkBook 15p has a great display but bad connectivity for a business allrounder.
The Lenovo ThinkBook 15p has a great display but bad connectivity for a business allrounder.
Of course Lenovo places the ThinkBook series below its ThinkPads, but as a business laptop, the ThinkBook 15p offers surprisingly few and aged connection options. At the same time, at around $1600 Euros (~$1910), the device isn't really cheap. But at least it also bests the ThinkBook with one feature.
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We just finished our test of the Lenovo ThinkBook 15p with GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q and Intel Core i7-10750H. In this configuration, we are seeing this device for the first time for our testing, since it is a spin-off of the "regular" ThinkBook 15. However, there are large differences between the two laptops that share this name.

While the model without the "p" in its name is available in the second generation at this point, scoring with modern connections such as Thunderbolt 4 and USB 3.2 Gen 2, the three meager USB connections of the ThinkBook 15p still limp along at 3.0 speeds and Thunderbolt is not supported at all. Due to the similarity in their names, potential buyers have to be very careful to pick the right model here.

What the ThinkBook 15p lacks in connection options, the allrounder makes up for with a great 4K UHD IPS display. The high-resolution display is clearly the highlight of the ThinkBook 15p. At around 600 nits, it is surprisingly bright and offers a fairly high color space coverage and good contrast. If it weren't for the display, there would be hardly any reason to buy the ThinkBook 15p at its hefty price of 1600 Euros (~$1910), since the input devices, connection equipment, and maintenance options are better elsewhere, such as in the ThinkPad series.

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Christian Hintze
Editor of the original article: Christian Hintze - Managing Editor - 1634 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
A C64 marked my entry into the world of PCs. I spent my student internship in the repair department of a computer shop and at the end of the day I was allowed to assemble my own 486 PC from “workshop remnants”. As a result of this, I later studied computer science at the Humboldt University in Berlin, with psychology also being added to my studies. After my first job as a research assistant at the university, I went to London for a year and worked for Sega in computer game translation quality assurance. This included working on games such as Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and Company of Heroes. I have been writing for Notebookcheck since 2017.
Mark Riege
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Having worked as a programmer for 20 years (medical devices, AI, data management systems), I've been following the computer scene for many years and especially enjoy finding out about new technology advances. Originally from Germany but living in the US, I've been working as a translator more recently, with Notebookcheck allowing me to combine my interest in new devices and translation. Other interests include Buddhism, spending time in Tibetan monasteries, and translating ancient Tibetan texts.
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Christian Hintze, 2021-03-25 (Update: 2021-03-23)