Lenovo ThinkPad P16

Lenovo ThinkPad P16

Lenovo ThinkPad P16

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BEST RATING
Keyboard Quality:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.0/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.9/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.9/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Very Good8.3/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.2/10
PORTABILITY: Poor5.8/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.6/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.2/10
SIZE: 16"

The Lenovo ThinkPad P16 is a premium business laptop at a midrange price, well-suited for engineering with its Intel i7 processor and Nvidia RTX A1000 graphics card. The 16-inch IPS display offers a high resolution and decent color accuracy, beneficial for design work. It comes with 512 GB of storage and 16 GB of RAM, which is expandable. While it is sturdy with excellent keyboard quality and capable of handling demanding applications, it is heavy and less portable. The battery life is reasonable, giving you ample unplugged time for typical usage. Overall, the ThinkPad P16 balances performance and price for professional tasks but is not ideal for on-the-go usage. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • High resolution screen
  • Robust build quality
  • Powerful main processor
  • Dedicated Nvidia GPU
  • Windows 11 Pro installed
Cons
  • Relatively heavy at 6.5 pounds
  • Short battery life of 10 hours
  • Not very portable
  • No touchscreen

Ratings by Category

Keyboard Quality:
4.7
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.6
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Build Quality:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Software Development:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Content Creation:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use:
4.4
The Lenovo ThinkPad P16 is good for general use due to its powerful Intel i7 processor and substantial memory, which ensure smooth multitasking and fast application performance. Its high-resolution IPS screen delivers crisp visuals and accurate colors, while the excellent keyboard, ample storage, and 10-hour battery life make it a solid choice, albeit with limited portability due to size and weight.
Engineering & Design:
4.4
The Lenovo ThinkPad P16 is excellent for engineering and design due to its high-performance CPU and GPU, which handle demanding applications, coupled with ample RAM for multitasking and a superior screen that displays a wide color gamut accurately. Although it's less portable due to its weight and has moderate battery life, its keyboard quality and operational noise are optimally balanced.
Battery Life:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Operating Noise:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Gaming & AI:
3.9
PerfectRec’s Gaming and AI Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as AI performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and AI work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,449
Release Date
July 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 10.5'' x 1.2''
Weight
6.5 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-12800HX
Graphics
RTX A1000 (60 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours
Battery Capacity
94 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
3840 x 2400
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
569 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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8.5/10
Portability Score
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5.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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7.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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9/10
Speaker Quality Score
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9.1/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
3
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Eric Grevstad | February 2023
"It's only a few months since we gave the MSI CreatorPro X17 one of our rare 4.5-star ratings and our top mobile workstation honor, but the Lenovo ThinkPad P16 Gen 1 matches that achievement in a more premium overall build. Ultimately, its build quality, screen, and keyboard give our latest Editors' Choice nod to the Lenovo—it's enough of a monster on almost all fronts that it simply cannot be ignored."

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