Our review of the Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen 2 (20W600GMFR)
Ubuntu is installed on Linux Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen 2 (20W600GMFR) 3-Year Warranty, Professional General Purpose Ultrabook with NVIDIA Quadro Graphics Card, 16GB RAM and Intel Tiger Lake Core i7 Processor for Good Overall Performance. Equipped with a 512GB SSD storage that enhances its responsiveness, this powerful, slim and light black laptop takes advantage of a backlit keyboard, TrackPoint, fingerprint reader and even two connectors. Thunderbolt 4 USB-C and Wi-Fi ax.
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Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen 2 Specifications (20W600GMFR)
|screens)||15.6” Full LED IPS 45% NTSC 300 cd/m² (1920 x 1080, anti-glare)|
|Healer||Intel Core i7-1165G7 Ice Lake (2.8 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (maximum)||16 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200MHz (non-ECC)|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA Turing Quadro T500 4GB GDDR6 and Intel Iris Xe Integrated Processor|
|storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4, 2280, Opal2)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1, 1 always on) + 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.0, microSD card reader|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 ax (2 x 2, Intel AX201), Bluetooth 5.2|
|Numpad + TrackPoint||yes|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via the fingerprint reader|
|Sound system||2 speakers (2 x 2 watts), Dolby Audio|
|Operating System||Ubuntu-Linux Operating System|
|Declared autonomy / battery||9 hours / Li-Polymer 57Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.75 kg / 365.8 x 248 x 19.1 mm|
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen 2 (20W600GMFR) Against the Competition
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen 2 (20W600GMFR) is currently shown in Upgrade in Lenovo France It ranks as one of the only companies in its class running under a Linux distribution – Ubuntu in this case – to offer a professional graphics card with Thunderbolt connectivity, a backlit keyboard, a fingerprint reader, and a long warranty (3 years).
Chassis, Connectors, and Display for Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen 2 (20W600GMFR)
All dressed in black, they have a look of sobriety and professionalism with their versatility, lightness and robust magnesium-alloy design while compliant with the US Military Resistance Standard MIL-STD-810H.
This versatile Ultrabook has good connectivity including 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4 (compared to 1 usually max), Bluetooth 5.2 modules and wireless Wi-Fi ax modules (Newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) for remote connection and connectivity Practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example Audio port plus two USB 3.2 ports (USB 2.0 compatible) ensuring transfers 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals .
You can authenticate yourself biometrically via Windows Hello technology due to the presence of a fingerprint reader.
The bubble gum keyboard can obviously be backlit, which is very practical to better distinguish its keys in low ambient light conditions.
It comes with a dual pointing solution that combines the classic touchpad with the rarer and more accurate TrackPoint.
The screen adopts relatively standard specifications regarding its positioning in Full HD and 16:9 format suitable for high-definition content such as videos, while its IPS technology ensures large viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. But here the colorimeter is average, inferior to high-end IPS panels. In any case, since it is anti-reflective, the screen is more readable than the glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outside).
Performance and Battery Life for Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen 2 (20W600GMFR)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15s Gen 2 (20W600GMFR) is for those who are looking for a slim, lightweight, professional-oriented laptop for general purpose portable use.
Very easy to transport due to its thinness and controlled weight, the versatile Ultrabook targeting professionals can last up to 9 hours on battery in light use with the Iris Xe running.
Tested by us, Iris Xe allows you to view photos and videos but also to play mediocre titles. This is also the case with the dedicated NVIDIA T500 Pro graphics card capable of supporting a greater number of games and which is primarily designed to support the processor in terms of computing power under professional software, such as creating with the Adobe suite.
The Iris Xe is integrated directly into the low-power Intel Tiger Lake quad-core i7-1165G7 processor, combined with 16GB of RAM to provide good overall performance that will suit many users.
However, it is better to switch to a computer based on a non-low-power processor if you often plan to do work that consumes processor resources.
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On the storage side, there is an SSD that clearly enhances responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, the start / stop, processing and starting of applications are much faster for example, and we reach faster on online game cards.
It must be said that SSD is much faster than hard disk but also less power consuming, more powerful and silent. With 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity similar to the HDD standard. However, if you need more space, you can use external storage. Choosing a USB-C / Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 device is an interesting solution for fast transfers.