The keys have a good size 1. The slightly smaller arrow keys have remained unchanged, which might cause typing mistakes. The key travel is longer than that of Chiclet keyboards from other manufacturers. The pressure point is clearly noticeable and gives the user a good feedback. The typing noise is hardly audible. It features a roughened rubber cap which provides a good grip and works very precisely and reliably. The Touchpad has been modified. The multi-touch capable ClickPad features a size of 10 x 5.
Although it is slightly smaller than that of the ThinkPad L , it still offers sufficient space for gesture control. Fingers glide easily on its smooth surface. The key travel of the ClickPad is short and its pressure point is well defined and audible through a loud clicking. They move easily and inputs are hardly audible. Our test model comes with a matte The display has a good contrast However, the average display brightness of Positive aspects include no PWM flickering at all and almost no noticeable backlight bleeding in dark images.
The LG display shows a DeltaE color deviation of 8. A value smaller than 3 would be ideal. The LG panel is slightly greenish without calibration. Calibration improves the values. It decreases the DeltaE color deviation to 4. Grayscales improve significantly after calibration. However, only If PWM was detected, an average of minimum: 5 - maximum: Hz was measured. The viewing angle stability of the IPS display is good and remains quite legible from any position.
Outdoor use is possible thanks to its matte surface and good contrast. However, a place in the shade is recommended because of the low display brightness. In direct sunlight, almost nothing can be read from the screen. The Lenovo ThinkPad L is a mid-range inch business notebook.
Its performance is definitely sufficient for everyday office tasks. The ThinkPad series offers a number of security features for protecting important data. Our test model can be protected by biometric access control. However, they can be configured in Lenovo's online shop. For mobile data connections, an LTE module is also an option.
Before selecting the processor, customers should carefully consider the required performance, since it is not possible to replace this component after purchase. Our test model comes with an Intel Core iU dual core processor. The base clock of the CPU is 2. Thanks to the Turbo mode, the clock rate can increase to 2.
This is caused by the low clock rates of the U. The system performance suffers from the use of a conventional hard drive. An SSD would have improved the performance. The results of the PCMark 8 Benchmarks meet the expected performance of the system. In some cases, devices in our comparison group with a more powerful Intel Core i7 perform significantly better. The RPM drive performs as expected. It achieves an average transfer rate of The latter delivers significantly higher performance, yet also a significantly lower storage capacity.
Buyers have to decide, which compromise they want to make. Since the system comes with a single RAM module only, it works in the slower single channel mode that in turn has a negative impact on the graphics performance. Adding a second, identical RAM module will help here. The graphics core supports DirectX 12 and decodes H. However, under Windows 7, you will need alternative software in order to run such videos since the Windows Media Player does not support H. In addition, the performance depends on the CPU model used.
Among the devices in our comparison group, only rivals with a dedicated graphics card perform better. You should not expect too much in terms of gaming performance. Nevertheless, the performance is only sufficient for playing older games in HD resolution and with minimum presets. Since the L is purely a business notebook, a more powerful graphics solution is not required. However, the HD Graphics is quite sufficient for enjoying a break with a game of solitaire.
While idling, the device works very quietly at a measured noise level of In this scenario, the small fan is mostly at a standstill and only the hard drive is audible. The quietest devices in our comparison are almost all on par.
Our test model reaches a maximum system noise of only Finally, we can confirm that Lenovo has significantly improved the system noise compared to the predecessor model. While idling, the surfaces of the Lenovo ThinkPad always remain cool. The maximum temperature of None of the devices in our comparison group have problems in this regard. At the beginning of the test, the maximum frequency was 2. It fell to 2. However, we could not observe such a behavior during Cinebench.
The small stereo speakers of the Lenovo ThinkPad L sit left and right on the front edge. They are good for video telephony. High tones sound clear up to maximum volume. Mid tones and basses can be imagined, but they are hardly noticeable. The maximum volume is suitable for this notebook and you will probably only rarely need it - since the speakers are really loud.
We recommend the use of a small 2. As in the predecessor, sound output via a stereo jack works flawlessly. Lenovo has significantly improved the power consumption compared to the ThinkPad L This is probably due to the new, frugal CPU. While the system is idling and additional energy saving functionality is enabled, the power consumption is about 8. Although this is a good value, the smaller ThinkPad L sibling gets along with 7. However, at 14 inches also is slightly smaller. The small power adapter has to be able to provide a maximum of This is an excellent value, which makes all other devices in our comparison group appear inferior.
Thus, the Lenovo ThinkPad L's small power adapter rated at 45 watts provides sufficient capacity. The battery life reflects the good results in power consumption. The easily removable lithium ion battery has a capacity of 48 Wh and provides a maximum battery life of h. Under load, the battery lasts h. In the practical Wi-Fi test web sites are opened at 30 s intervals , the laptop achieves a runtime of h. The technological progress becomes apparent in direct comparison to the ThinkPad L predecessor.
In using more frugal ULV processors, Lenovo has done everything right in this device. The lower power consumption is reflected in good battery runtimes. The expandability of the ThinkPad models is good and security features have not been neglected. You can hardly complain about the good interface layout. Moreover, the connectivity can be enhanced by using a docking station. With the upgrade from Haswell to Skylake, Lenovo has made the right decision, but the ThinkPad L lacks several minor details for a really good business notebook.
Nevertheless, there are several points of criticism including the relatively poor display. While it provides wide viewing angles, it performs only modestly in color coverage. In addition, the display brightness is rather average and makes working in very bright environments more difficult. Use of an SSD would increase the system performance.
We would wish, the keyboard had a subtle background light for better legibility in dark environments. Despite the criticism, the Lenovo ThinkPad L is a good business notebook. The performance of the frugal Skylake SoC is more than sufficient for everyday office tasks. Those who cannot do without a docking station or the TrackPoint have almost no alternative to the ThinkPad models.
At long last, Lenovo has refreshed the entry-level ThinkPad and equipped the business notebook with an up-to-date Intel processor from the Skylake series. Our in-depth review will reveal whether Lenovo has managed this. Business Laptop Windows ThinkPad. Intel Core iU 2 x 2. Lenovo homepage Lenovo notebook section. Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications. Operating System. Input Devices. Keyboard of the ThinkPad L Subpixel grid.
AdobeRGB color coverage As usual, we provided the ICC profile for download. Grayscales after calibration. Color fidelity. Color fidelity after calibration. Color saturation. Viewing angles of the Lenovo ThinkPad L Outdoor use in direct sunlight. Outdoor use on a sunny day. Available with fingerprint reader, the swipe of your finger becomes your password. No matter what you connect to, the L has the ports you need — including legacy ports — to connect to the devices you need to get the job done.
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Robust Security Available with fingerprint reader, the swipe of your finger becomes your password. Flexible Connectivity No matter what you connect to, the L has the ports you need — including legacy ports — to connect to the devices you need to get the job done.
It has 2. There is a tiny bit of flex, but I didn't notice it when I was typing. I found the keyboard to be very comfortable, but I wish there was a little more feedback when I pressed the keys down. On the 10fastfingers. The 3. I found it to have too much friction against my fingers, which felt weird when I scrolled. Sound emanating from the ThinkPad L's speakers is a muddled mess.
When I listened to "Ghostbusters I'm Not Afraid " Fall Out Boy's guitars and vocals struggled for control of the track, and the bass was all but nonexistent. The vocals cleared up a bit during Missy Elliott's verse, as the guitars became much softer, but the problems resumed soon after. The included Dolby Audio app features equalizer presets for voice, music, gaming and movies, but none of them improved the quality of the sound.
We recommend you leave it on the default setting. Powered by a 2. I had 16 tabs open in Chrome one of which was streaming p video from YouTube before I noticed some lag when switching between pages. On the Geekbench 3 synthetic overall benchmark test, the L scored 6,, falling short of the mainstream category average of 7, It took the L 32 seconds to copy 4. The Latitude E matched that time exactly, and the ThinkPad T was even faster with a speed of The Tecra A40's hard drive was sluggish, attaining a rate of only The L took 4 minutes and 30 seconds to complete our OpenOffice spreadsheet macro test, which pairs 20, names and addresses.
This was faster than the average of and the exact same time as the Toshiba Tecra A The T was slightly quicker at , while the Latitude E took the gold with its time of It earned a score of 61, on the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited benchmark test, which is lower than the mainstream category average of 73, The L has enough juice to last your entire workday on a charge.
It ran for 8 hours and 58 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test, which consists of browsing the web continuously over Wi-Fi. That's much better than the mainstream category average, and it outlasted the Tecra A40 and the Latitude E The T blew the competition out of the water, enduring for with its standard three-cell battery and an incredible with an extended six-cell battery. The p webcam is fantastic for teleconferencing. A selfie I took with the camera was sharp and vivid.
My red T-shirt popped and the teal wall at the far end of the room appeared as it does in real life. I could also make out facial details such as my dimple and the individual hairs on my head. The L stayed pretty cool throughout our testing. After streaming 15 minutes of video from Hulu, the bottom of the laptop reached The center of the keyboard The preinstalled software on the L is a mix of useful utilities from Lenovo and some bloatware baked into Windows Lenovo has added Companion, which runs hardware scans and provides easy access to Support and Settings, which lets you configure the audio, the battery, wireless settings, the display and the camera.
Lenovo offers a one-year warranty on the L If you don't see exactly what you want among the existing options, you can customize any of the starting configurations for additional cost. The T is Lenovo's standard inch standard-bearer with a lighter, slimmer design, better build quality, longer battery life, superior display and more configuration options including Core i7 processors.
Diese bieten unter anderem deutlich umfangreichere Verwaltungs- und Netzwerkfeatures. Diese wird mit drei Schrauben an der Base-Unit fixiert. Ein vollwertiger Nummernblock ist bei dem ThinkPad L vorhanden. Beim ThinkPad L , dem kleineren Bruder, muss darauf verzichtet werden. Das ThinkPad L besitzt auch immer noch den klassischen Trackpoint. Dieser hat eine angeraute Gummiabdeckung, die einen guten Halt bietet. Der Tastenhub des Clickpads ist kurz und hat einen deutlichen Druckpunkt.
Das ergibt eine rechnerische Pixeldichte von dpi. Das Display hat einen guten Kontrast Damit verfehlt der Wert immer noch den Zielbereich. Bei den Graustufen ist nach der Kalibrierung eine deutliche Verbesserung zu verzeichnen. Aufgrund der geringen Displayhelligkeit sollte ein Platz im Schatten aufgesucht werden. Bei direkter Sonneneinstrahlung ist so gut wie nichts mehr auf dem Bildschirm zu erkennen. Mit dieser Ausstattung verlangt Lenovo etwa Euro.
Genauer gesagt handelt es sich um einen Intel Core iU. Ein Ergebnis, welches durch niedrigere Taktraten des U zustande kommt. Das beeinflusst die Leistung der Grafikeinheit negativ. Bei der Gaming Performance sollte nicht zu viel erwartet werden. Das ist kein Grund, um beunruhigt zu sein.
Dieser Wert sinkt nach ca. Sollte es doch einmal vorkommen, dass Musik oder ein Film abgespielt werden soll, so empfehlen wir den Einsatz eines kleinen 2. Wahrscheinlich ist dieses das Resultat der neuen, stromsparenden CPU. Allerdings ist es mit 14 Zoll auch eine Nummer kleiner. Die guten Werte der Energieaufnahme spiegeln sich auch in einer guten Akkulaufzeit wider. Das Resultat dieser Symbiose ist ein geringer Energieverbrauch, der sich wiederum auch in guten Akkulaufzeiten widerspiegelt.
Eine deutliche Kampfansage ist auch der Preis, der mit unter 1. Die Erweiterungen der ThinkPad-Modelle sind gut und auch die Sicherheitsfeatures kommen nicht zu kurz. Eine gute Verteilung der vorhandenen Schnittstellen gibt kaum Anlass zur Kritik. Auch ist die Displayhelligkeit eher durchschnittlich und erschwert das Arbeiten bei sehr hellen Arbeitsumgebungen.
Mit deutlich unter 1. Intel Core iU 2 x 2. Lenovo Startseite. Bios Security Settings des Thinkpad L Tastatur des ThinkPad L Touchpad und Trackpoint des ThinkPad L Graustufen unkalibriert. Graustufen kalibriert. Farbtreue unkalibriert. Farbtreue kalibriert. Blickwinkel des Lenovo Thinkpad L Cinebench R15 Cinebench R Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit. System Performance. PCMark 8 Home. PCMark 8 Creative.
Lenovo ThinkPad L Inch Laptop PC, Intel Core iU up to GHz, 8G DDR3L, G SSD, VGA, MDP, Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Multi-Language Support English/. The Lenovo ThinkPad L is a mid-range inch business notebook. Its performance is definitely sufficient for everyday office tasks. The. Our $1, ThinkPad L came with a GHz Intel Core iU CPU, 8GB of RAM, a p display and a GB SSD. The $ base model includes.