[Video Review] Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 – the budget option is surprisingly good


Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 (Intel) in-depth review

As of lately, laptop manufacturers rarely change the visual design of their second (and even third) generation devices. However, considering the name change that happened last year, Lenovo made a bigger improvement this year, even though the name of their new ThinkPad E14 only includes a "Gen 2", the CPU options you can choose from are far more superior.This device comes with either the AMD Ryzen 4000U series or the Intel Tiger Lake devices. And our particular unit features the latter. Additionally, this business machine comes with only 1080p display options, which is a pleasant change. H[...]

Pros

  • Its keyboard is backlit and great for typing
  • Has a Fingerprint reader that stores your finger's print upon pressing the power button
  • Good contrast ratio and comfortable viewing angles (LG LP140WFA-SPD2)
  • Supports dual PCIe x4 SSDs, and some models feature a WiFi 6 card
  • Doesn't use PWM (LG LP140WFA-SPD2)
  • Charges via USB Type-C

Cons

  • Average battery life
  • Covers only 52% of sRGB (LG LP140WFA-SPD2)
  • Lacks an SD card reader

Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 (Intel) - Specs

  • LG LP140WFA-SPD2 (LGD05FA)
  • Color accuracy  5.4  4.0
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 8000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 40GB
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Home
  • Battery
  • 45Wh, 3-cell
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 324 x 220 x 17.9 ~ 19.9 mm (12.76" x 8.66" x 0.70")
  • Weight
  • 1.59 kg (3.5 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 2.0
  • HDMI
  • 1.4
  • 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
  • Backlit keyboard
  • optional
  • Microphone
  • Dual Array Microphone
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W, Dolby Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Lock

All Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen 2 (Intel) configurations

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