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Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 Business Laptop (20TD003KUS)

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 Business Laptop (20TD003KUS)

This model ranked #7 among Laptops priced $1000-1500 in terms of bang-for-the-buck.

With an evident focus on the needs of businesses, this laptop might not have the most exciting look, but it is proven tech in a sturdy, easy-to-maintain package.

This model offers detailed documentation regarding maintenance and upgrades by laptop standards, which will help prolong the laptop's life and make it more adaptable to evolving needs, especially if you consider doing it yourself.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Protective Case. Some people get a protective case for their Laptop. It can be a matter of personalization or protection, but if you get a case, try to get one which doesn't make drops more likely.$20+

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this Laptop.$30+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $110 on accessories, for a total cost of $1060.

Who it's For

  • Road Warrior
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Photo Editor
  • Multitasker
  • Audio Editor

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck65th percentile
Versatility35th percentile
Power (General Purpose)69th percentile
Power (Graphical)75th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)67th percentile
Storage Space51th percentile
Portability47th percentile
Battery Autonomy76th percentile
Ease of Maintenance88th percentile
Longevity67th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck49th percentile
Versatility52th percentile
Power (General Purpose)50th percentile
Power (Graphical)58th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)56th percentile
Storage Space38th percentile
Portability63th percentile
Battery Autonomy76th percentile
Ease of Maintenance71th percentile
Longevity51th percentile

Specs

Screen

15.6", 1920×1080 (FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

Operating System

Windows 10, Pro Edition

CPU

Intel Core i5-1135G7, 4 cores clocked from 2.4 to 4.2 GHz

GPU

Intel Iris Xe Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

256 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Battery

45Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w36.5 × d24 × h1.89

Dimensions (in): w14.37 × d9.45 × h0.74

Weight (kg): 1.7

Weight (lbs.): 3.75

Features

  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • HDMI
  • IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.)
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • Thunderbolt
  • USB 2
  • USB Type-C
  • USB Type-A
  • USB 3.2
  • TPM & other Encryption Hardware
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • Built-in Number Pad
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi 6 ax

Maintenance and Upgrades

Commonly Replaced Components

Battery: A technician can help you with that

Local Storage: Easy project for an enthusiast

Memory: A technician can help you with that

GPU: Can't be repaired or updated

Additional Ressources

Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this laptop to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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