Lenovo ThinkPad E16 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad E16 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad E16 G1 Core i5-1335UProcessor: AMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R7 7730U, Intel Raptor Lake-U i5-1335U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 8, Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Display: 16.00 inch
Weight: 1.814kg, 1.823kg
Price: 780, 938 euro

Average Score: 83.4% – good
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)

performance: 78%, features: 67%, display: 87%, mobility: 71%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 92%

Lenovo ThinkPad E16 G1-21JUS08X00

The latest to join the Lenovo family is none other than the Lenovo ThinkPad E16 G1 AMD. As far as its design is concerned, this device is anthracite in colour, quite similar to the T14s G2. In addition, the slightly roughened, rubberized surfaces are also the same and have a very high quality feel to it. While the fingerprints are still visible, it is much less than before. Furthermore, the screen’s edges are narrower due to its 16:10 format, while the rest of the design remains more or less the same. Overall, the workmanship is free from gaps and is definitely outstanding, as is the stability. This is simply proven by the lid which can hardly be twisted, and targeted pressure on the back lid does not result in any image distortions.

As for the display, this laptop has been incorporated with a matte, 16-inch IPS panel from CSOT with a 2,560 x 1,600 pixel resolution in the 16:10 format. Well, in comparison to the WUXGA panel of the ThinkPad T16 Intel, this display is not a so-called “low-power LCD.” With the measured values of both panels being fairly similar, it leaves mainly the better calibration of the WQXGA panel to stand out in the state of delivery. On the other hand, this device also includes a 1.080p webcam which is definitely identical to that in the ThinkPad T16 Intel. It is a great option for virtual calls and meets for office or personal use. In terms of its processor, this model has been equipped with the AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 6650U which is a hexa-core processor. It allows an overall smooth web browsing experience with several tabs and simultaneous 4K YouTube video reproduction poses absolutely no problem. However, due to its more powerful Turbo, the device still keeps a slight advantage in browser benchmarks such as Mozilla Kraken or Octane v2.

As for its graphic card, the AMD Radeon 660M of the Ryzen 5 PRO has been used here. It is possibly the weaker of the two solely available integrated graphics solutions of the ThinkPad T16 AMD. While older games can be played at medium to high detail settings, new games are at most just barely playable in low settings, since this model is not designed for gaming. Apart from that, this laptop carries a 52.5 Wh battery which allows web surfing for 10:35 hours. While it might not be the best option available out there, this is still quite decent for a laptop though. Overall, it is definitely a great laptop from Lenovo. However, it still requires more exploration, depending on the need and preference of the user as it might be at the liking of some but not others though.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E16 G1-21JUS08X00Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E16 G1-21JUS08X00
Processor: AMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000) R7 7730U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 8
Display: 16.00 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 1.814kg
Price: 938 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Lenovo ThinkPad E16 G1 Core i5-1335U

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E16 G1 Core i5-1335UNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E16 G1 Core i5-1335U
Processor: Intel Raptor Lake-U i5-1335U
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs
Display: 16.00 inch, 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixels
Weight: 1.823kg
Price: 780 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 80% – good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews

85.5% Lenovo ThinkPad E16 G1 Intel review: Core i5 is neck-to-neck with AMD Ryzen 7 | Notebookcheck
If you’re not excited about spending thousands of dollars on a fancy ThinkPad X1 Carbon, then the more down-to-Earth ThinkPad E16 G1 might be worthwhile. Just make sure to choose the correct display, battery, and CPU option.

80% Lenovo ThinkPad E16 Gen 1 Review
Source: PC Mag English
Lenovo’s ThinkPad E16 won’t convince brand loyalists to give up their mainstream ThinkPad T or premium ThinkPad X series laptops, but it also won’t cost them nearly as much. We wish the display was brighter, and that Intel fans could order the higher-resolution screen offered with AMD configurations. However, the the E16 makes few compromises for its low price, making it an excellent alternative to a ThinkBook or consumer laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%

80% Lenovo ThinkPad E16 Gen 1 Review
Source: PC Mag English
Lenovo’s ThinkPad E16 won’t convince brand loyalists to give up their mainstream ThinkPad T or premium ThinkPad X series laptops, but it also won’t cost them nearly as much. We wish the display was brighter, and that Intel fans could order the higher-resolution screen offered with AMD configurations. However, the the E16 makes few compromises for its low price, making it an excellent alternative to a ThinkBook or consumer laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/29/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%

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Lenovo: Lenovo (“Le” from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM’s PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.

In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.

In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

AMD Vega 8: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) and a clock of up to 2.100 MHz.

Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 80 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


AMD Cezanne (Zen 3, Ryzen 5000):

R7 7730U: A Zen 3-based octa-core APU for laptops running at 2 GHz to 4.5 GHz and featuring the Vega 8 iGPU (8 CUs clocked at up to 2,000 MHz). Refresh of the 2022 Ryzen 7 5825U with the same specifications.

Intel Raptor Lake-U:

i5-1335U: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 2 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 12 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 0.9 to 4.6 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


16.00:

This range for display formats was and is a rarity. It is larger than the general standard of 15 inches, but not yet in the range of large workstations. One usually has higher screen resolutions available, but portability suffers from that.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


No weight comment found (one expected)!


83.4%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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