[Video Review] Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 – full Tiger Lake power with surprisingly bad iGPU performance


Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 (Intel) in-depth review

Last year, Lenovo started another brand in the name of the ThinkBook series. It was aimed at people with a more stylish personality and should have been a ThinkPad under disguise. As you know, the latter is known for its robustness and industrial look, so the new design choices were refreshing.Nevertheless, the old unit was poised with some build quality issues, as well as a lack of features, and in the model, we tested - aggressive PWM for brightness adjustment. This leaves a lot of room for improvement for the new model, which we will look through today.The ThinkBook 15 Gen 2, featu[...]

Pros

  • Adequate price tag
  • Two M.2 NVMe drives
  • Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6 connections + SD card reader on board
  • The power button is equipped with an optional fingerprint reader
  • Sustains the larger 28W power limit
  • Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (LG LP156WFC-SPD1)
  • It has comfortable viewing angles and a good contrast ratio (LG LP156WFC-SPD1)

Cons

  • Build quality is not the best
  • Surprisingly poor iGPU performance
  • Uneven luminance across the area of the screen (LG LP156WFC-SPD1)
  • Covers only 51% of sRGB (LG LP156WFC-SPD1)

Lenovo ThinkBook 15 Gen 2 (Intel) - Specs

  • LG LP156WFC-SPD1 (LGD0563)
  • Color accuracy  4.9  3.8
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 8000GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD
  • RAM
  • up to 40GB
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Home, No OS
  • Battery
  • 45Wh, 45Wh, 3-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 357 x 235 x 18.9 mm (14.06" x 9.25" x 0.74")
  • Weight
  • 1.70 kg (3.7 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 1.4b
  • Card reader
  • MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ac/ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.0/5.1
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • optional
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Dual Array Digital Microphone
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W, Dolby Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Lock Slot
  • Slot Integrated Bluetooth Earbuds

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