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The UHD panel of the Lenovo ThinkPad P15s is (almost) the brightest ThinkPad LCD screen of all time

The UHD screen in the Lenovo ThinkPad P15s is (almost) the brightest LCD screen in a ThinkPad ever.
The UHD screen in the Lenovo ThinkPad P15s is (almost) the brightest LCD screen in a ThinkPad ever.
In the past, bright displays and ThinkPads did not come hand in hand. Now, finally, another model cracks the 600-nit mark. The panel in the P15s, which is the brightest in the ThinkPad series, is also used in other workstation-grade ThinkPads.
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Lenovo’s ThinkPads come with poor displays.

This was something that people said a couple of years ago. These days, though, high-end models come with very respectable screens. Lenovo’s attitude towards its business laptops used to be: As long as it works, it is good enough for office tasks.

Thankfully, things have changed over the last few years. Not only have low-resolution TN screens and underwhelming Full HD displays become a thing of the past, now there are plenty of ThinkPads with good or even very good screens.

This is particularly true in the workstation segment, where Lenovo has put in a lot of work. Now we have a laptop with the brightest 15.6-inch screen that we have ever seen in a ThinkPad. This is why we decided to review the ThinkPad P15s.

The UHD panel used in the ThinkPad P15s has an average brightness of 608 cd/m². To find a ThinkPad with a similar display brightness we had to go all the way back to 2008, which is when the Lenovo ThinkPad T400 with a special screen intended for outdoor use was released.

Aside from the display, the Lenovo ThinkPad T15s Gen 1 is basically identical to the ThinkPad T15, because it has the same design. The 600-nit display is also used in other current ThinkPads such as the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 and the more powerful ThinkPad P15.

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Benjamin Herzig
Editor of the original article: Benjamin Herzig - Managing Editor - 912 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
I was an ardent reader of Notebookcheck’s laptop reviews even back in school. After writing reviews as a hobby, I then joined Notebookcheck in 2016 and have worked on device reviews and news articles ever since then. My personal interest lies more with laptops than smartphones, with business laptops being the most interesting category for me. Technology should make our lives and work easier and good laptops are an essential tool for that to happen. This is why laptop reviews are not just my work but are also my passion.
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Benjamin Herzig, 2021-01-13 (Update: 2021-01-13)