Skip to main content

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 Business Laptop (20TD003KUS)

Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen 2 Business Laptop (20TD003KUS)

This model ranked #8 among Laptops priced over $950 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 $1210.

Who it's For

  • Road Warrior
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck83th percentile
Versatility48th percentile
Power (General Purpose)89th percentile
Power (Graphical)70th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)68th percentile
Storage Space34th percentile
Portability0th percentile
Battery Autonomy82th percentile
Ease of Maintenance61th percentile
Longevity73th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck67th percentile
Versatility54th percentile
Power (General Purpose)76th percentile
Power (Graphical)59th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)62th percentile
Storage Space26th percentile
Portability1th percentile
Battery Autonomy77th percentile
Ease of Maintenance50th percentile
Longevity50th percentile

Specs

Screen

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

Operating System

Windows, Professional 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): w365 × d240 × h18.9

Dimensions (in): w143.7 × d609.6 × h48.01

Weight (kg): 1.7

Weight (lbs.): 3.75

Features

  • Windows Professional Edition
  • 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.

Browse the software library for more options and find compatible hardware

Other laptops in the same price range

Showing 1-6 of 8 items.
Asus ROG Strix G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513QC-BS91-CB)

Asus ROG Strix G15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (G513QC-BS91-CB)

ranked #1 among Laptops priced over $950

If you're looking for a relatively affordable computer for visual work and even gaming away from your desk, this laptop could be of interest. The abse

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Serious Music Producer
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck97th percentile
Versatility89th percentile
Power91th percentile
Storage Space40th percentile
Portability61th percentile
Battery Autonomy55th percentile

Specs

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050, 4 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,499.
HP ENVY x360 13-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop (13-ay0007ca)

HP ENVY x360 13-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop (13-ay0007ca)

ranked #2 among Laptops priced over $950

This versatile 2-in-1 laptop is a great candidate for productivity on the go, study or even travel.

Who it's For

  • Road Warrior
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck97th percentile
Versatility88th percentile
Power73th percentile
Storage Space40th percentile
Portability89th percentile
Battery Autonomy85th percentile

Specs

Screen

13", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 6 Graphics

Memory

8 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

512 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,149. You could save 17% right now.
HP ENVY x360 13-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop (13-ay0008ca)

HP ENVY x360 13-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop (13-ay0008ca)

ranked #3 among Laptops priced over $950

This versatile 2-in-1 laptop comes with a stylus for note-taking and even drawing (although I'm not sure how it would compare to a Cintiq).

Who it's For

  • Road Warrior
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck93th percentile
Versatility81th percentile
Power73th percentile
Storage Space26th percentile
Portability89th percentile
Battery Autonomy85th percentile

Specs

Screen

13", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 6 Graphics

Memory

8 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

256 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,049.
MSI GF75 Thin 17-inch laptop (GF75 10UEK-003CA)

MSI GF75 Thin 17-inch laptop (GF75 10UEK-003CA)

ranked #4 among Laptops priced over $950

This powerful PC is a compelling option if you're looking to play games or handle graphical tasks away from your desk.

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Serious Music Producer
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck93th percentile
Versatility89th percentile
Power95th percentile
Storage Space40th percentile
Portability59th percentile
Battery Autonomy23th percentile

Specs

Screen

17", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i7-10750H

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, 6 GB

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Acer Nitro 5 15-inch Gaming Laptop (AN515-55-73GS)

Acer Nitro 5 15-inch Gaming Laptop (AN515-55-73GS)

ranked #5 among Laptops priced over $950

If you've been looking for a laptop to play your favourite games, this one could be worth your while. It doesn't exactly sport the latest or greatest

Who it's For

  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Gamer
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Serious Music Producer
  • And more!

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck80th percentile
Versatility96th percentile
Power83th percentile
Storage Space40th percentile
Portability65th percentile
Battery Autonomy2th percentile

Specs

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i7-10750H

GPU

Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650 Ti, 4 GB

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,199.
Asus ExpertBook P2451 14-inch laptop (P2451FA-Q73P-CB)

Asus ExpertBook P2451 14-inch laptop (P2451FA-Q73P-CB)

ranked #6 among Laptops priced over $950

This laptop is all about productivity and security, and thanks to straightforward construction and detailed maintenance instructions, it can also be q

Who it's For

  • Serious Multitasker
  • Serious Music Producer
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck71th percentile
Versatility71th percentile
Power62th percentile
Storage Space40th percentile
Portability79th percentile
Battery Autonomy72th percentile

Specs

Screen

14", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i7-10510U

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

16 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,320.