In this post, we will check out some of the latest Thinkpads that come with Intel 11th Gen or Ryzen 5000 processors.
Lenovo's ThinkPad lineup of laptops attracts many business users and comes with a no-nonsense simple black aesthetic look. All thanks to its build quality, industry-leading keyboards, and accurate pointing stick.
Thinkpads have been a darling of corporates even before Lenovo acquired the Thinkpad division from IBM. I still have an old ThinkPad that was made by IBM and it still boots.
Thinkpads are rugged, robustly build workhorses meant for people who share the same traits.
You will find a ThinkPad of your budget with the best hardware equipped from this lineup. Not only corporates but bloggers, professional artists, creators, or even students love the exceptional typing experience of the Thinkpad.
Apart from the great keyboard and reliability, Lenovo is able to improve the performance and battery life using the latest Gen Intel and AMD processors.
We are covering Thinkpad E15 (15 Inch), E14(15 Inch),
Let's check out some of the best and latest Thinkpad machines, starting with the most affordable Thinkpad E15.
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 - 15 Inch, Core i3 - Price Rs. 42,990
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 is the affordable notebook available with INR 40,990 online. It comes loaded with some fantastic features and specifications that will help you to ease your daily computing tasks.
Additionally, the device comes with a large 15.6 inches FHD display with an anti-glare coating. Also, the display is TUV Rheinland Low blue light certified. It runs on Windows 10 Home.
There is an Intel 11th Gen Core i3-1115G4 processor that powers the machine with 2 cores and 4 threads architecture, and it has a 6 MB smart cache. In addition, it clocks at 3.0 GHz and can boost up to 4.1 GHz. Furthermore, the device pairs 4 GB DDR4 RAM with 3200 MHz frequency (expandable up to 32 GB) and 256 GB SSD storage for fast transfer.
The port section includes - Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2, USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4b, headphone/microphone combo jack, and RJ45. The webcam comes with a 720p resolution and privacy shutter.
The laptop has 6 rows spill-resistant keyboard. Also, the touchpad supports multi-touch controls. Further, the company claims that the 45 WHr battery will deliver up to 10 hours of life on a single charge.
- Screen Size - 15.6 inches FHD panel
- Resolution - 1920*1080p
- Processor - Intel 11th Gen Core -i3 115G4, 2 cores and 4 threads
- Graphics Card - Intel UHD Graphics
- Operating System - DOS
- RAM - 4 GB DDR4 (3200 MHz)
- Storage - 256 GB NVMe SSD
- Webcam - 720p with privacy shutter
- Connectivity - Dual band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.1
- Keyboard - Non-backlit with fingerprint reader
- Battery - 45 WHr with up to 10 hours battery backup
- Weight - 1.7 kg
ThinkPad E15 - Ryzen 4600U, 8 GB Ram and 256 GB SSD - Price Rs. 49,990
The above-mentioned Thinkpad E-15 is also available with the AMD Ryzen 4600U processor that is way more powerful than the Intel Core i3.
The Ryzen 4600U comes with 6 Cores and an 8 MB L3 Cache. It has a base clock speed of 2.1 GHz and has a Boost clock speed of 4.0 GHz. You can get a 30-40% performance boost over the Intel Core i3. The Notebook also comes with 8 GB DDR4 ram with 3200 MHz clock speed.
The rest of the specs are the same as the Intel Core i3 model, I have shared above.
ThinkPad E15 - Intel Core i5, 8 GB Ram and 512 GB SSD Price Rs. 68,990
There is also an Intel Core i5 option available but it is too expensive considering the specs upgrade. The ThinkPad E15 with the Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor offers a 2.4 Ghz base speed, 4.2 Ghz max speed, 4 Cores, 8 Mb Smart Cache. Besides the notebook has 8 GB of DDR4 memory and 512 GB of SSD Storage.
In my opinion, the AMD Ryzen 4600U option is the best considering the lower price and excellent performance.
Next, let's check out the 14 Inch Thinkpad Notebooks. These have similar specs and features as above mentioned E-15 but come with smaller 14-inch screen size.
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 (2021) - Price Rs. 54,990 or $600 - Recommended
The Thinkpad E-14 is compact and is an ideal business laptop made for professionals.
The Lenovo ThinkPad E14 (2021) passes 12 military-grade tests, which defines that the notebook is spill-proof and highly portable.
Specifications details for Lenovo ThinkPad E14:
The Lenovo ThinkPad E14 is the business laptop, which is powered by the potent AMD Ryzen 5 5600U processor that has a 2.3 GHz base clock speed, and Up to 4.2 GHz maximum turbo boost. It has 6 cores and an 8 MB cache.
Additionally, the notebook comes with 14 inches screen size. It has FHD (1920*1080p) anti-glare display.
The machine doesn't come loaded with Windows, but you can get it installed from any computer shop by paying a fee.
It has a 720p HD web camera with Thinkshutter that ensures security.
Furthermore, it pairs 8 GB DDR4 RAM and 512 GB SSD storage. The laptop packs a massive battery that has up to 13 hours of backup (supports rapid charging).
The port comprises - USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Gen1, USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C, HDMI 1.4b, RJ-45, and 3.5mm combo jack.
It has a fingerprint reader and a spill-resistant keyboard with Trackpoint.
The professional and portable laptop measures 1.59 kg weight and 19 mm thickness.
Key Specification Thinkpad E14:
- Screen Size: 14 Inches
- Resolution: 1920 * 1080p
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 5600U, 2.3 GHz base clock speed, up to 4.2 GHz turbo frequency, 6 cores
- Graphics Card: Integrated AMD graphics
- Operating System: DOS
- RAM: 8 GB DDR4
- Storage Capacity: 512 GB SSD
- Web Camera: 720p HD camera with ThinkShutter
- Connectivity: WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2
- Keyboard: Non-Backlit spill-resistant keyboard
- Battery life: up to 7 hours. 45 WHr.
- Weight: 1.69 kg
Lenovo Thinkpad E14 - Intel Core i3, 4 GB Ram and 256 GB SSD - Price Rs. 43,990
The Thinkpad E14 is also available in a cheaper less powerful option that is suitable for most basic tasks. However, if you have a higher processing need, you should choose the AMD-powered E14 or E15.
The Notebook comes with the 11th Gen Intel Core i3 processors, with 2 Cores and 4 threads with a max turbo boost speed of 4.1 GHz. There is 4 GB ram and 256 GB SSD which may seem low to most buyers.
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s, Ryzen 5850U, 16 GB Ram - Price Rs. 99,990
Lenovo Thinkpad P14s is a powerful Notebook that comes with the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 series processor and Integrated Radeon graphics.
The laptop has an Aluminum body that has 12-MIL-STD-810H grade certification. Also, the notebook can handle accidental knocks, drops, and spills.
Additionally, the machine comes with 14 inches FHD (1920*1080p) display with 300 nits brightness and a 170-degree viewing angle, and DC dimming. Also, it runs Windows 10 Profesional operating system and will get an upgrade to Windows 11.
Powering the Notebook is the AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U processor with 8 cores and 16 threads. It clocks at 1.9 Ghz and has a maximum boost speed of up to 4.4 GHz. Also, it has 16 MB L3 cache memory. AMD Radeon graphics carry the graphical tasks.
Moreover, it pairs 16 GB DDR4 RAM, which is expandable to 32 GB. The storage comes with 512 GB NVMe M.2 SSD.
The port section comprises - 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, HDMI 2.0, microSD card reader, RJ45, 3.5 mm combo jack, and a side docking connector.
The 50 WHr battery claims to run for 12.5 long hours on a single charge. The laptop has 180-degree hinges, and it is a thin and lightweight device measuring only 1.5 kg weight and 17.9 mm thickness.
The Notebook offers fast performance thanks to the 8 Core processors and 16 GB Ram. The display is better than most other cheap laptops and the overall build quality is excellent. If you have the budget and want a Thinkpad this is an ideal choice.
- Screen Size - 14 inches FHD display
- Resolution - 1920*1080p
- Processor - AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U with 8 cores and 16 threads
- Graphics Card - AMD Radeon Graphics
- Operating System - Windows 10 Professional
- RAM - 16 GB DDR4 (3200 MHz)
- Storage - 512 GB NVMe SSD
- Webcam - 720p with privacy shutter
- Connectivity - Dual band WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2
- Keyboard - Backlit with fingerprint reader
- Battery - 50 WHr with up to 12.5 hours battery backup
- Weight - 1.55 kg
Upcoming - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano - Intel 11th Gen CPU (Tiger Lake):
Lenovo has recently launched the most anticipated Notebook - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano. As per the company, this laptop is the lightest ThinkPad ever launched. It weighs less than 1 kg.
It is powered by Intel's latest 11th Generation - Tiger Lake processor and is part of Intel's Evo program. The laptop also supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos to offer exceptional visual and sound quality.
The Thinkpad has a choice for touch and non-touch display. The X1 Nano is the first ThinkPad with an update of AI and biometric ThinkShield security specialties. Notably, the X1 Nano's price starts at USD 1399 (approx. INR 1,02,299).
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Specifications:
Powering the ThinkPad is Intel's new 10 nm-based 11th Gen processor. You can configure it up to Core-i7. Also, there are improved graphics capabilities, thanks to the Intel Iris Xe GPU.
The laptop can be pre-loaded with Windows 10 Pro or Ubuntu Linux OS. Notably, the screen has a 16:10 aspect ratio that is excellent for reading and editing documents. The laptop comes with a 13 inches 2K display with a 2160 * 1350 pixels resolution along with Dolby Vision. It has 100% sRGB and 450 nits brightness.
As far as the storage is considered, it will have internal storage of up to 1 TB PCIe NVMe and also has up to 16 GB LPDDR4x RAM. The light-weight ThinkPad weighs 907g and measures dimension at 292.8 * 207.7 * 13.87 mm.
The 48 Whr battery with 65W charging supports claims to have a lifespan of 17.3 hours, on a single charge. Additionally, X1 Nano includes the connectivity sections likewise Intel WIFI 6 AX201, LTE 5G CAT20, LTE 4G CAT9, and Bluetooth 5.0. Further, the I/O ports comprise 2 * Thunderbolt 4 and 3.5 mm audio jack.
Lenovo takes the security solemnly with an IR camera alongside a ThinkShutter cover and fingerprint scanner.
- Screen Size: 13 Inches, IPS Panel, 450 Nits Brightness, 100% sRGB Color gamut.
- Resolution: 2160*1350
- Processor: Intel 11th Gen processor up to Core i7 (Quad-Core)
- Graphics Card: Intel Iris Xe graphics
- Operating System: Windows 10 Pro or Ubuntu Linux OS
- RAM: up to 16 GB LPDDR4x
- Storage Capacity: up to 1 TB SSD
- Web Camera: IR camera with ThinkShutter
- Keyboard: Backlit
- Battery: Battery powered with 17.3 hours battery life
- Weight: 907g (Light Weight)
- Price: starts at USD 1399 (approx. INR 1,02,299)
Written By - Heena Makwana, Edited By Kanuj Sharma