In this article, I give you my Lenovo ThinkBook 15P review with specs included. This laptop comes in a stripe two-tone gray color that’s a little bit different than on other Lenovo laptops.
This is a Lenovo ThinkBook, not ThinkPad. This is their SOHO line of laptops and this one, in particular, is the ThinkBook 15p. Not to be confused with the ThinkPad P15, that I also reviewed, which is a business mobile workstation. Check out that review here: Lenovo ThinkPad P15 (Gen 1) Mobile Workstation Review.
This one is not just SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) for small and medium businesses or home use but particularly this is for creative types. It’s a 15.6-inch laptop as you can probably guess right away from the size of it and it has Intel H-series 45-watt CPU inside so the more powerful kind.
Lenovo ThinkBook 15P is available with a Full HD IPS full sRGB display or R 4K 10-bit HDR display that’s been color calibrated using X-Rite Pantone. So, that’s starting to sound pretty appealing and when you hear about the price too you’re going to be interested.
Speaking of that price now don’t be fooled by Lenovo’s website. I mean they often have great sales too but sometimes for brand new models that come out the price is pretty high. For example, they list a core i5 with a full HD display for $1449 but if you look on popular retail sites you may find much better deals.
My configuration was available for only thirteen hundred thirty five dollars and that has the Intel tenth-gen six Core i7 CPU. Plus, an Nvidia GTX card, the 1650Ti Max-Q graphics card, and a 4K wide-gamut display.
So that’s a pretty nice laptop for the price. You might think there must be something going on like the build quality is lower. But, no. It’s actually pretty good besides the fact it looks kind of cool in that two-tone look with that angle on the back going on.
It’s an aluminum lid on it. I didn’t find what the bottom is made of, it might feel plasticky but it gets pretty cold to the touch so I think it is aluminum as well.
Lenovo ThinkBook 15P is very rigid actually. The lid has no flex, the keyboard deck is firm on this so the build quality is good.
In terms of aesthetics and all that sort of thing, I don’t think it looks as chic as a Razer Blade or an XPS 15. It also depends on your taste but for this price, it looks pretty darn good.
So, all in all, that’s pretty powerful mobile workstation stuff going on. And, that Nvidia GTX card, the 1650Ti Max-Q (or the lower level that has 1650, not Ti, Max-Q) that’s still a pretty performing GPU. It is designed for creatives more than for gamers.
So if you’re looking for acceleration in Adobe Premiere, for example, or whatever video editing suite that you use and Photoshop (not that Photoshop often needs as much help honestly from dedicated graphics these days) you’ve got it.
And you’ve got a well-calibrated display to match that GPU and the wide gamma is sweet. But, even the full HD with full sRGB coverage is good enough for people who are designing content for the web.
Lenovo ThinkBook 15P Specs
Lenovo ThinkBook 15P has two RAM slots. Yes, it has upgradeable RAM which we kind of would expect for a laptop in this size range and in this class of machines, so that’s good.
The laptop I have has 16 GB of DDR4 2933 megahertz RAM. It has two slots, I have a single 16 GB module so that means it’s single-channel. If you add a second one you can go to dual-channel.
And it has an M.2 NVMe SSD that performs pretty well. Also, there’s a second slot that’s available too. So, if you want to add in the second drive, video editors, for example, who need more storage or if you have a big photo library and you’re using Adobe Lightroom, well, it’s there for you.
Lenovo ThinkBook 15P