Our Lenovo ThinkPad P16s Gen 1 (21CK002NFR) review
Guaranteed 3 years, the Lenovo ThinkPad P16s Gen 1 (21CK002NFR) is a new versatile laptop targeting professionals with high performance in daily use, with multimedia content and moderate gaming thanks to its 16 GB of RAM and the AMD Rembrandt Hexa Core Ryzen 5 Its 6650U processor with Radeon 660M graphics. Featuring a 16-inch IPS Full HD 16/10th anti-glare screen, this discreet black laptop whose responsiveness is enhanced by fast 512 GB SSD storage is equipped with a backlit keyboard with TrackPoint, a reader fingerprint or Wi-Fi 6E and USB-C connectivity.
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s Gen 1 (21CK002NFR) Specifications.
|screen(s).||16” 2.8K IPS 45% NTSC 300cd/m² 16/10th (1920×1200, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 6 6650U Rembrandt (2.9 GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (soldered) LPDDR5 6400 MHz|
|Graphic card||Radeon 660M is integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4, 2280)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI (4K@60Hz)|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2, Qualcomm® Wi-Fi® 6E NFA725A), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes + TrackPoint|
|Windows Hello||Yes, through the fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) Dolby Audio|
|Operating system||Windows 11 Pro 64 bit|
|Autonomy revealed / Battery||7 hours / Li-Ion 52.5Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.81 Kg / 361.98 x 255.5 x 20.5|
The Lenovo ThinkPad P16s Gen 1 (21CK002NFR) against the competition
The Lenovo ThinkPad P16s Gen 1 (21CK002NFR) is current on sale by Lenovo France and meets many competitors in its category where it is however one of the only ones to run under the Pro system but also guaranteed for 3 years.
Chassis, connectors, screen of Lenovo ThinkPad P16s Gen 1 (21CK002NFR)
Guaranteed for 3 years compared to the usual 2 years, it enables a discreet, durable professional design due to its compliance with the MIL-STD-810H military resistance standard, its finesse, its lightness and the its black color.
This versatile laptop PC is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its 2 USB-C, its 6E ax Wi-Fi wireless module (newer and better than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.1 for remote connections and communication, its audio and Ethernet ports, its practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor for example or its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) which guarantees transfers made up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are plugged in.
You can authenticate yourself with biometric recognition through Windows Hello and the integrated fingerprint reader.
The chiclet keyboard can also be backlit, which is practical for better recognition of its keys in the event of reduced ambient light.
Note the presence of a double pointing system that combines the traditional touchpad with the rarer and more accurate TrackPoint that is often appreciated by professionals.
Moreover, this versatile laptop runs Windows 11 Pro, a more complete system than the classic Windows 11 with advanced network management and security tools such as BitLocker.
The screen reproduces colors more faithfully than usual while ensuring a wide viewing angle, both horizontally and vertically, thanks to its sRGB and IPS specifications. The screen is also very good at displaying High Definition content thanks to its Full HD definition, while its 16/10th format is more comfortable in height than the classic 16/9th. Because it is anti-reflective, the screen is also more readable than a glossy panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors) while it is more restful for the eyes in the long run.
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s Gen 1 (21CK002NFR) performance, battery life
The Lenovo ThinkPad P16s Gen 1 (21CK002NFR) is a comfortably sized notebook PC designed for everyday multimedia-oriented general-purpose use.
Many users will enjoy the overall performance that this thin and light mobile computer brings as it is built around the AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 5 6600U low-power Hexa Core Rembrandt processor and 16 GB of RAM.
In addition, thanks to the Radeon 660M graphics module integrated directly into Ryzen 5, you can watch photos and videos but also indulge in simple games.
In addition, the core is suitable for embedded multimedia work using multicore and RAM, such as photo editing or video conversion.
On the other hand, if the goal is to frequently perform processing that consumes processor and/or graphics resources, it is better to switch instead to a PC based on a processor that is not low power and/or an appropriately dedicated graphics card.
On the storage side, there’s an SSD that clearly improves day-to-day responsiveness and fluidity compared to a simple hard drive.
Thanks to the SSD, the starts / stops, processing and launching of applications are faster in particular, and we reach the cards of online games faster.
Because SSD is faster than a hard drive but less energy, more stable and quieter.
With its 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity similar to that offered by standard hard drives. However, if you need more space, you can always rely on an external storage unit. Opting for a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting solution for getting fast transfers.
As for autonomy, count on around 7 hours of battery operation in light use for this mobile computer whose format is certainly not the most nomadic there is. Its transportation is however facilitated by its delicacy and lightness.