Guaranteed for 3 years, the slim and light versatile Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 (21A00071FR) business-oriented laptop with 14-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display performs well in everyday use and under modest multimedia work thanks to its 16GB of RAM and AMD Octo Core Ryzen 7 5800U Lucienne processor with Vega graphics part suitable for light gaming. Equipped with a fast 512GB SSD storage that boosts its responsiveness, this black Windows 10 Pro laptop is equipped with a backlit keyboard accompanied by a TrackPoint, a dual biometric authentication system combining fingerprint reader and Infrared webcam but also connectivity with Wi-Fi 6 and USB-C.
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 (21A00071EN) performance, battery life
The Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 (21A00071EN) is a thin and light compact notebook designed for everyday multipurpose use on the go.
Many users will be satisfied with the overall performance delivered by this thin and light multi-purpose laptop. This is because it is built around 16GB of RAM and a low-power AMD Octo Core Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) processor.
In addition, thanks to the Radeon Vega graphics solution directly inserted into the Ryzen 7 Octo Core, you can watch photos and videos but also indulge in light games.
This core is also suitable for modest multimedia processing that takes advantage of RAM and multi-core, such as video conversion or photo editing.
However, it is better to opt for a PC with a non-low-power processor and/or an adequate dedicated graphics card if you plan to do processor- and/or graphics-intensive work often.
On the storage side, we find an SSD that rivals the standard hard drives in terms of capacity with its 512 GB while being silent, less energy consuming, more robust and much faster.
In practice the SSD ensures a much better reactivity and fluidity than a hard disk, which implies for example much faster treatments as well as the starts/stops and launches of applications, or a faster arrival on the cards of the online games.
Of course, if 512 GB is not enough, you can rely on an external storage device. Opting for a USB-c/USB 3.0 device is an interesting solution for fast transfers.
As for the autonomy, count on about 8 hours on battery in light use for this mobile computer whose transport is as easy as for an Ultrabook thanks to its contained weight, its compactness and its thinness, what to interest the professional nomads.
Specifications of the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 (21A00071EN)
|Screen(s)||14” Full HD LED IPS 72% NTSC 400 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||512GB 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 6 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|
The Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 (21A00071EN) vs. the competition
The Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 (21A00071FR) is currently on special offer at Lenovo France and is one of the only laptops in its category to offer a 3-year warranty with such a powerful processor (Octo Core), a Pro system as well as a dual biometric authentication system.
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 (21A00071EN) chassis, connectivity, screen
Ruggedized to meet the U.S. military standard MIL-STD-810H, this thin and light all-purpose laptop has a sleek black design.
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Guaranteed for 3 years (by courier or to go) against 2 years usually, it runs on Windows 10 Pro, an edition more complete than Windows 10 classic because of its advanced tools for network management and security like BitLocker.
It is possible to authenticate in a simple and secure way by a double factor via Windows Hello because a fingerprint reader is integrated as well as a webcam with infrared technology allowing facial recognition.
The connectivity integrated into this laptop is good, including 2 USB-C, wireless Wi-Fi ax (more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.1 for remote connections and communications, an HDMI video output useful to easily connect this PC to a TV or monitor for example, Ethernet and audio ports without forgetting 2 USB 3.0 guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
The keys of the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, of course, which is useful for better distinguishing the keys in reduced ambient light.
In addition to the touchpad, there is another pointing solution, this time more precise: a TrackPoint that is often appreciated by professionals.
The screen lends itself well to the display of High Definition content such as videos because it has a Full HD definition associated with a 16/9 format. The screen also offers a more faithful colorimetry than average with large vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its IPS technology while its anti-reflection treatment makes it more readable in bright environments (eg: outdoor) than a glossy slab.