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ThinkPad T15g: Is Lenovo preparing a gaming ThinkPad with the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q?

ThinkPad T15g: Is Lenovo preparing a gaming ThinkPad with RTX 2080 Super Max-Q?
ThinkPad T15g: Is Lenovo preparing a gaming ThinkPad with RTX 2080 Super Max-Q?
A new ThinkPad laptop has appeared online: The Lenovo ThinkPad T15g Gen 1 appears to be a variation of the workstation ThinkPad P15 Gen 1. Different from the workstation model, the Lenovo T15g appears to feature Nvidia GeForce RTX GPUs, making it a gaming ThinkPad.

In the past, gaming and ThinkPad laptops were like natural enemies. After all, ThinkPads as business devices were meant for work, not for play. Consequentially, they were no good for playing games. The exceptions were the mobile workstation ThinkPads of the W and P series. Machines like the Lenovo ThinkPad P53 could play even the newest games, but with their professional Nvidia Quadro GPUs, they were not meant for gaming.

It appears that Lenovo sees a potential niche to expand its ThinkPad lineup into the gaming market after all: A new ThinkPad model called "ThinkPad T15g Gen 1" has appeared online on multiple certification sites and now also on Lenovo's support website.

While there are no official render pictures of the Lenovo T15g yet, the Korean certification website has a picture of the new laptop. It shows a laptop visually identical to the upcoming Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen 1. The obvious implication: Lenovo is reusing the ThinkPad P15 chassis for a gaming focused model.

How do we know that this would be a gaming focused model? Lenovo's support website already lists the drivers of the ThinkPad T15g. The GPU driver, which is shared between ThinkPad P15, P17, P15v, T15p and T15g, lists the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q. Since neither of the other ThinkPad laptops listed feature those GPUs, they have to be used in the ThinkPad T15g.

With the ThinkPad T15g reusing the design of the P15, it is probably identical in all other aspects, including the screen choices and Intel Comet-Lake H CPUs.

Other details about the Lenovo ThinkPad T15g are still unknown: When will it come out? And will it be released world-wide? Lenovo has released Asia exclusive ThinkPads in the past, which could certainly be the case here as well. So far, there has been no official announcement of the Lenovo ThinkPad T15g Gen 1.

List of the GPUs used in T15g, P15, P17, P15v and T15p
List of the GPUs used in T15g, P15, P17, P15v and T15p
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Benjamin Herzig, 2020-08-17 (Update: 2020-08-17)
Benjamin Herzig
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In 2010 I started to get more and more involved with technology, especially notebooks have been my passion ever since. Of course I came across the detailed tests of Notebookcheck very quickly. With time I learned more and more about notebooks and started writing small reviews about notebooks in forums and blog pages. To earn some extra money during my studies I turned my hobby into my profession and joined the team of Notebookcheck in 2016. My personal interest is especially in business notebooks.