With the ThinkBook 15p, manufacturer Lenovo has promised its customers a lot. The notebook of the upper middle class should offer a strong performance in a robust and high-quality case. Against an appropriate surcharge one can equip the Notebook even with impressive hardware components. For example, a 4K display is optionally available, which is supposed to be able to display Adobe’s RGB color space in its entirety.
A lot of office at a good price
Lenovo seems to want to put the competition under pressure with its new office notebooks. After all, the manufacturer offers another device, the ThinkBook 15p, which is supposed to offer a lot of performance at a fair price. In contrast to the ThinkBook 15 Gen 2, which has almost the same name, Lenovo once again uses more technology. This already starts with the processor. The ThinkBook 15p gets an Intel Core i7 processor, which belongs to the Comet Lake H family. With its six or even eight processor cores, the ThinkBook offers amazing performance. In addition to hyperthreading, clock speeds of well over 5 GHz are no problem.
Optional inner life
Inside the ThinkBook 15p you can let off steam as you please. You can choose between the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q or GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q from Nvidia for the graphics card. Both come with a graphics memory of 4 GB. You’re also spoilt for choice when it comes to memory. This ranges from 8 GB to a maximum of 32 GB. In addition, the ThinkBook 15p offers two SSD slots in the M.2 form factor, where you can easily accommodate modern PCIe SSDs. With the display the buyers have the whale between two possibilities. In the standard model an IPS panel in Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) is used. This offers a solid 300 Nits brightness. Those who are not satisfied with this can opt for the premium display. Here a panel is used that not only has 600 Nits, but also 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) and a Pantone calibration on board.
Only solid battery life
The ThinkBook 15p uses a 57 Wh battery. However, this should only last 6.6 hours. This is probably due to the powerful chips. One will not be able to avoid a charging break with the 135 watt strong charger on a classic working day. The notebook with 15.6 inch display comes in pleasingly handy dimensions. It is only 2 cm thick and is said to weigh only 1.9 kg. As it should be for a Lenovo notebook, the ThinkBook 15p also offers a pleasing number of connections. The high-performance notebook offers 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen1 ports, a USB-C port (3.2 Gen1), HDMI 2.0, RJ45, AUX connectors and an SD card reader.
The ThinkBook 15p offers some practical extras that users can enjoy. One of them is an illuminated keyboard, which allows typing even in poor lighting conditions. In addition, the notebook offers a very large trackpad, which is also supposed to make operation easier. Of course, Lenovo’s in-house hinge is very special. This allows the user to open the display by 180 degrees. In addition, Lenovo provides further small features. In addition to a fingerprint sensor, which is hidden in the power button, the ThinkBook 15p also offers two rich stereo speakers, which should be able to provide a power of 2 watts. Audio expert Harman is supposed to provide a good sound with his tuning. For professional conferences or private video calls a 720p webcam is used, which protects against unwanted views thanks to Privacy Shutter. It is also pleasing that Lenovo has installed 15p fans in the ThinkBook, which are supposed to be relatively quiet. The maximum volume should be just 42 dB.
Prices and availability
Still in October of this year the Lenovo ThinkBook 15p is to come on the market. From a price of 999 euros, you can secure the powerful notebook.