Professionally oriented, the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 (21A0006VFR) is a thin and light black multipurpose laptop offering a dual biometric authentication solution fingerprint reader + Infrared webcam, in addition to a backlit keyboard, trackpoint and connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and USB-C. This Windows 10 Pro laptop with 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display whose responsiveness is enhanced by the fast SSD storage with a large capacity of 1TB performs well in everyday use and under modest multimedia work with its 16GB of RAM and powerful AMD Octo Core Ryzen 7 5800U Lucienne processor with Vega graphics module suitable for light gaming.
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 (21A0006VFR) performance, battery life
The Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 (21A0006VFR) is for those looking for a thin and light compact notebook PC for versatile use on the go.
Easy to carry thanks to its compactness, its thinness and its controlled weight, it is able to last approximately 8 hours on battery in light use what the nomads will appreciate.
To do this, it relies on low energy components such as its SSD storage with a large capacity of 1TB, which can accommodate multiple software and files.
Because an SSD consumes less energy than a hard disk. It also offers other advantages: greater resistance to shocks, silent operation and greater speed.
In concrete terms, the SSD guarantees a much better fluidity and reactivity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard disk.
Thanks to the SSD, start/stop, processing and launching of applications are much faster, and you get to the online game maps faster.
While no dedicated graphics card is on board, you can indeed watch photos and videos but also play light games. And this is thanks to the Radeon Vega 8 graphics module directly integrated into the processor.
This is a low-power AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Cezanne Octo Core Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U, here associated with 16 GB of RAM to provide good overall performance to satisfy many users.
And especially those who perform modest multimedia work using multi-core and RAM, such as photo editing or video encoding.
On the other hand, if you want to do a lot of processing that requires a lot of CPU and/or graphics resources, you’d be better off with a PC based on a non-low-power processor and/or an appropriate dedicated graphics card.
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 (21A0006VFR) Features
|Screen(s)||14” Full HD LED IPS 72% NTSC 300 cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U Lucienne (1.9 GHz, 8 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (soldered) LPDDR4x 4266 MHz|
|Graphic card||AMD Radeon Vega 8 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4, 2280)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1, 1 Always On) + 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 2.0, microSD card reader|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes + TrackPoint|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via fingerprint reader + infrared webcam|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W), Dolby Audio|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Pro 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||8 hours / Li-Polymer 50Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.46 Kg / 329 x 227 x 17.9mm|
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 (21A0006VFR) versus the competition
The Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 (21A0006VFR) is currently on promotion at Lenovo France and is positioned as one of the only laptops in its category to benefit from such a powerful processor (Octo Core) with an SSD of such an important capacity but also to run under Pro system.
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 (21A0006VFR) chassis, connectors, screen
All in black, this thin and light multipurpose laptop has a discreet and professional look. It meets the U.S. military standard MIL-STD6810H.
It runs on Windows 10 Pro, a more complete system than the classic Windows 10 with its advanced network management and security tools like BitLocker.
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A dual biometric authentication system secured via Windows Hello and a TPM 2.0 security chip is offered: a fingerprint reader integrated into the power button as well as an Infrared webcam allowing facial recognition.
This laptop has a good connectivity composed of 2 USB-C, Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi ax (more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely wireless, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect to a TV or monitor for example, audio and Ethernet ports or 2 USB 3.0 ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit of course which is useful to better distinguish its keys in low light.
It comes with the traditional touchpad and the more rare and precise TrackPoint as a pointing system.
Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen reproduces colors more faithfully than the average while ensuring large viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. The screen also lends itself very well to the display of High Definition content such as videos by its Full HD definition and its 16/9 format. As it is treated anti-reflection, the screen also offers a better visibility than a glossy slab in bright environments (eg: outdoor).