Lenovo ThinkPad T14

Lenovo ThinkPad T14

Lenovo ThinkPad T14

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BEST RATING
Keyboard Quality:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.5/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.9/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.8/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Very Good8.4/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.3/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.5/10
BATTERY: Good7.8/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.5/10
SIZE: 14"

The Lenovo ThinkPad T14 is a midrange, premium business laptop that combines strong performance with high durability and good build quality, making it well-suited for general use and engineering tasks. It is equipped with robust AMD Ryzen 7 processing power, ample 32 GB of RAM, and a capable AMD Radeon GPU, which means it will handle most tasks effectively, including 3D rendering and machine learning, though it may not be the best for intensive gaming despite decent graphics capabilities. The display has a 16:10 aspect ratio, offering more vertical space, and delivers good color accuracy and brightness; however, it is not a touchscreen. Its 39.3 Wh battery supports about 9 hours of typical use, making it fairly portable given its weight of around 3 pounds, with a respectable balance between performance and mobility. It has a backlit keyboard, a fingerprint reader, and a variety of ports including USB-C with charging support, but lacks Thunderbolt. If you require extensive I/O connectivity or advanced features like facial recognition, this laptop has them. It was released in January 2023, ensuring modern hardware and features. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • High-resolution, bright display
  • Robust build quality, durable
  • Large storage and RAM capacity
  • Powerful AMD Ryzen 7 processor
  • Good heat management and fan noise
Cons
  • Subpar 3D/ML performance graphics
  • Limited fast motion screen capabilities
  • No touchscreen option available
  • Higher weight limits portability

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:
4.6
The Lenovo ThinkPad T14 is equipped with a powerful CPU and ample RAM, which ensures smooth performance for a variety of applications, while its high-quality IPS screen offers clear and vibrant visuals. Additionally, its light weight and good battery life make it easy to carry around, and the excellent keyboard quality is a bonus for those who type a lot.
Portability:
4.6
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
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.
Operating Noise:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Build Quality:
4.4
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.
Engineering & Design:
4.3
The Lenovo ThinkPad T14 is well-equipped for engineering and design due to its powerful AMD Ryzen 7 processor and AMD Radeon GPU, which provide robust computational and graphical performance needed for demanding tasks. Its high-quality IPS display offers good color accuracy with strong coverage of sRGB color space and a high brightness level, contributing to a clear and vibrant visual experience for precision work.
Battery Life:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.1
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.
Gaming & AI:
3.9
The Lenovo ThinkPad T14 is suitable for gaming and 3D tasks because it includes an AMD Radeon 780M GPU that can handle graphically intensive workloads. Additionally, its IPS display panel with a 60Hz refresh rate provides quality visuals and fluid motion for such applications.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$2,029
Release Date
September 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12.5'' x 8.9'' x 0.7''
Weight
2.96 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
Graphics
Radeon 780M
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
32 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 Hours
Battery Capacity
39.3 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
321 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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8/10
Portability Score
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8.5/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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8.4/10
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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7.5/10
Webcam
1440p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Benjamin Herzig | December 2023
"We like a lot about this laptop. It has many ports, with the inclusion of RJ45-Ethernet as a defining feature. WWAN is upgradable for maximum flexibility and the ThinkPad has many security functions. Working with the ThinkPad input devices is a lot of fun, and Lenovo puts in a serviceable Low Power panel. The AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 7840U delivers a great performance and does not drain the battery fast. Fan noise and temperatures are nothing special, but also far away from bad. With the user replaceable keyboard, the ThinkPad T14 Gen 4 has a special feature rarely present on most modern laptops."

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