Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 5 (Intel) review – well-build comfortable business notebook

The Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 5 (Intel) is a pure business device that isn’t too pricey. Here, you aren’t going to find fancy features such as WWAN, SIM Card slot, or NFC. All the essential functions are part of the package – Wi-Fi 6 (or optional 6E), dTPM 2.0 secure chip for passwords and data encryption, a Nano Security Slot, and a privacy shutter for the Web camera.

The device comes with nine CPU options including 13th Gen Raptor Lake U, P, and H-series processors. The top variant is the Core i7-13700H which should be a serious challenge for the cooling considering the compact dimensions of the laptop. There is an optional iGPU – NVIDIA GeForce MX550. Display-wise, we can see two 1200p IPS models (one of them is a touchscreen unit) and the most expensive variant is a 2.2K model. All panels have an anti-glare coating and a 16:10 aspect ratio. No TN screens – yay!

This is another MIL-STD 810H-certified device from the brand and since there is metal involved in the build, we can expect at least decent rigidity. The price of this machine is lower compared to the ThinkPad T14s Gen 4 and ThinkPad T14 Gen 4 and one of the reasons is that this laptop uses DDR4 memory instead of DDR5 or LPPDDR5.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/lenovo-thinkpad-e14-gen-5-intel/


Specs, Drivers, What’s in the box

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 5 (Intel) - Specs

  • BOE NV140WUM-N43 (LEN403D)
  • Color accuracy  5.0  3.9
  • up to 1000GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x 2242 PCIe NVMe 4.0 x4 + 1x 2242 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4  See photo
  • RAM
  • up to 48GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Pro, No OS, Windows 11 Home
  • Battery
  • 47Wh, 57Wh
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 313 x 219.3 x 17.99 mm (12.32" x 8.63" x 0.71")
  • Weight
  • 1.41 kg (3.1 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 2.0
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 4.0, Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.0 (4K@60Hz)
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.1
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • optional
  • Web camera
  • HD / FHD with Privacy Shutter, Fixed Focus
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Microphone
  • Dual Microphone Array, Dolby Voice
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W Stereo Speakers, Dolby Atmos
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Nano Lock


All drivers and utilities for this notebook can be found here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-edge-laptops/thinkpad-e14-gen-5-type-21jk-21jl/21jk/downloads

What’s in the box?

The package contains the laptop itself, some paperwork, and a 65W Type-C adapter.

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