Lenovo is refreshing some of its AMD-powered mobile workstations by equipping new systems with AMD Ryzen Pro 6000 series processors.
The most powerful new model is the new ThinkPad P15v Gen 3 with a Ryzen 7 Pro 6000H series processor and NVIDIA RTX A2000 graphics. But the smallest is the new Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 3, which is a notebook with a 2.8 pound starting weight and support for up to an AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 6850U processor and Radeon 680M integrated graphics.
While integrated graphics won’t deliver the same level of performance as a discrete GPU, AMD’s Ryzen 6000 series chips feature graphics based on the company’s RDNA architecture, which means that the iGPU should be competitive with entry-level mobile solutions from NVIDIA like the company’s MX series.
Here’s a spec sheet for the new ThinkPad P14S Gen 3:
|Lenovo Thinkpad P14s Gen 3 specs|
3840 x 2400px, 500 nit, HDR400, touchscreen
1920 x 1200px, 300 nit, touchscreen
1920 x 1200px, 300 nit, non-touch
1920 x 1200px, 400 nit, non-touch, low-power
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 6850U (8-cores, 16 threads)|
AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 6650U (6 cores, 12 threads)
|Graphics||AMD Radeon 680M (12 CU)|
AMD Radeon 660M (6 CU)
|Memory||8GB / 16GB / 32GB|
|Storage||Up to 2TB|
PCIe NVME Gen 4
|Ports||2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C|
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x HDMI 2.0b
1 x Gigabit Ethernet
1 x 3.5mm mic/headphone
1 x smart card reader
FIBOCOM L860R 4G LTE Cat 16 (optional)
Quectel Cat 4 EM05 (optional)
|Webcam||39.3 Wh or 52.5 Wh|
65W USB Type-C charger
|Battery & charging||720p|
1080p with IR for face login
Face recognition (optional)
Webcam privacy cover
|Dimensions||317.7 x 226.9 x 17.9mm|
10.42″ x 7.44″ x 0.59″
Lenovo says the laptop also incorporates at least 95% recycled plastic in the speaker enclosure, 52.5 Wh battery, and power supply. The packaging is also made from 90% recycled or sustainable materials.
The company is also launching a new 16 inch model called the ThinkPad P16s Gen 1 which has similar specs, but comes with a larger display (available in 2560 x 1600 or 1920 x 1200 pixel options), has a numeric keypad, and has a starting weight of 3.7 pounds for a model with a 52.5 Wh battery. There’s also an 86 Wh battery option for the larger model.
I picked a T14 AMD gen3 up last month during the July sale. Ryzen 7 6850 (6nm) does really well… have not done any serious gaming on it yet. It was tricky to get dual boot working. Lenovo has been very good at having replacement OEM batteries at a reasonable price.