The ThinkBooks form Lenovo’s intersection between the IdeaPads for consumers and the ThinkPads for business users. The new ThinkBook 15p represents a spin-off from last year’s ThinkBook 15. Lenovo now includes a Geforce 1650 Ti Max-Q, resulting in the ThinkBook offering almost the same equipment as the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3, only at a lower price.
However, you should not confuse the ThinkBook 15p with the ThinkBook 15 Gen2, since their equipment characteristics are very different. The model without the “p” in the label has a ULV processor (Intel Gen 11) and better connections (Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 Gen2), while our “p” test unit scores with a dedicated GPU and a significantly brighter display (600 vs. 250/300 nits), but lacks the other advantages.