Lenovo ThinkPad L15 Gen 2 (20X7003WFR), 15″ Pro Versatile Lightweight Thin Fast Secure AMD Cezanne Nomad 8h Laptop – LaptopSpirit

Our Lenovo ThinkPad L15 Gen 2 (20X7003WFR) review

Nomadic with an autonomy of 8 hours under Windows 10 Pro, the Lenovo ThinkPad L15 Gen 2 (20X7003WFR) is a versatile thin and light Pro-oriented laptop computer with its TrackPoint and its dual biometric authentication solution that combines a fingerprint reader with an Infrared webcam. This discreet black laptop with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-reflective sRGB screen excels in daily use and moderate multimedia processing with its 16 GB of RAM and the Octo Core Ryzen 7 Cezanne Its AMD processor with Radeon Vega 8 graphics solution can run light games. Fast 512 GB SSD storage that improves responsiveness but also has a backlit keyboard and connectivity with Wi-Fi ax and 2 USB-C are also in the program for this PC.

Lenovo ThinkPad L15 Gen 2 (20X7003WFR) Specifications.

screen(s). 15.6″ Full HD IPS thin edges 250cd/m² (1920×1200, anti-reflective)
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U Cezanne (1.9 GHz, 8 cores, TDP 15W)
RAM is installed 16 GB (1 x 16 GB) DDR4 3200MHz (soldered)
Graphic card AMD Radeon Vega 8 is integrated into the processor
Storage 512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe x4, 2280)
connectors 2 USB 3.2 (Gen1, 1 Always On) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1) + 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.0, microSD
Network Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6 Realtek RTL8852AE), Bluetooth 5.2 + Gigabit Ethernet + NanoSIM slot
Backlit keyboard Yes
Numeric keypad Yes + TrackPoint
Windows Hello Yes, by fingerprint reader + Infrarogue webcam
Audio system 2 speakers (2 x 2W) Dolby Audio
Operating system Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
Autonomy revealed / Battery 8 hours / Li-Polymer 45Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.99 Kg / 366.5 x 250 x 21

The Lenovo ThinkPad L15 Gen 2 (20X7003WFR) against the competition

The Lenovo ThinkPad L15 Gen 2 (20X7003WFR) is currently out in the promotion at Lenovo France and is positioned as one of the few in its category to offer a lot of RAM with a very powerful processor (Octo Core), a fingerprint reader + Infrared webcam, a TrackPoint but will also work under Windows Pro.

Chassis, connectors, screen of Lenovo ThinkPad L15 Gen 2 (20X7003WFR)

Steadfast in its adherence to the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810H, this thin and light laptop presents a discreet look with its black design.

This versatile black laptop PC runs Windows 10 Pro, a more complete system than classic Windows 10 including advanced network management and security tools like BitLocker.

And a 2-factor biometric authentication through Windows Hello technology and the integrated TPM 2.0 security chip is offered here thanks to the fingerprint reader and the Infrared webcam that allows facial recognition.

It is equipped with good connectivity with its 2 USB-C (compared to 1 maximum usual), its Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi ax modules (newer and better than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely wirelessly, its practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, for example, its Headphone/Micro combo audio port and Gigabit Ethernet or its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) which guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
In addition, a Nano-SIM slot is included, enough to add a 4G module for example.

The chiclet keyboard can obviously be backlit, making its keys easier to recognize in the event of reduced ambient light.

Lenovo ThinkPad L15 Gen 2 (20X7003WFR)

The screen uses classic specifications at this price level, that is, a 16:9 format combined with Full HD definition, which makes it suitable for videos and in general for High Definition content. In addition, both horizontal and vertical viewing angles are important due to IPS technology. It’s too bad however that the colorimetry is classic, inferior to high-end IPS panels. In any case, thanks to its anti-reflective treatment, the screen is more readable than a glossy panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).

Lenovo ThinkPad L15 Gen 2 (20X7003WFR) performance, battery life

The Lenovo ThinkPad L15 Gen 2 (20X7003WFR) is a discreet and secure black laptop designed for everyday mobile multitasking.

Its controlled weight and thinness make it easy to transport, which is remarkable because it can last about 8 hours on the battery in light use.

To do this, it relies on energy-efficient components like its low-power AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Cezanne Octo Core Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U processor. It comes with 16 GB of RAM to deliver great overall performance capable of satisfying many users.

This will be the particular case for those who do occasional multimedia processing with multicore and RAM, such as video conversion or photo editing.

However, to often perform work that requires CPU and RAM resources using multicore, it is better to turn to a PC with a not low-power processor and/or a sufficiently dedicated graphics card, but it will have of effect on autonomy and heating. in particular.

Here, there is no dedicated graphics card. All graphics are therefore managed by the Radeon Vega 8 graphics solution integrated into the Ryzen 7 Pro Octo Core. Admittedly modest, the Radeon Vega 8 still allows you to view photos and videos but also play light titles.

On the storage side, there is the logically quiet SSD but also more stable than a hard drive, less energy consuming and faster.

Lenovo ThinkPad L15 Gen 2 (20X7003WFR)

Its 512 GB capacity is in line with what standard hard drives offer. However, if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit such as a USB-C / USB 3.0 device to benefit from fast transfers.

In any case, an SSD clearly improves responsiveness and fluidity of use compared to a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, the starts / stops are faster for example as well as the processing and launching of the software, and we reach the cards of online games faster.

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