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Lenovo ThinkBook 15p 4K laptop review: Multimedia allrounder with a great 4K display but weak connections

Premium screen, entry-level connections. Lenovo has equipped its entry-level business series again with a Comet Lake processor, combining the CPU with a GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, and thus turning the device into a multimedia allrounder. With this, it now offers the same specs as the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3, but at a lower price. Our detailed test reveals any advantages the ThinkPad might still have or not have, compared to the ThinkBook.

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.