Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 1 Laptop Review: The Intel model is the worse choice

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The Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 1 is a small update of last year’s Lenovo ThinkPad T490s, at least as far as the Intel version is concerned.

Unlike with last year’s T490s and T495s, this year AMD models are much more powerful. AMD chips deliver more than double the performance in the multi-core benchmarks. All Intel models have to offer are 4K screens and Thunderbolt 3 ports.

All in all, the Lenovo ThinkPad T14s is a great business laptop: It has a light, robust 14-inch chassis, one of the best keyboards on the market and a bright matte screen. Moreover, it features a relatively large battery and a good selection of ports. The drawbacks include the soldered-in RAM, hard-to-access card reader and coil whine, at least with the Intel model.

Very good is sometimes not good enough: The  Lenovo ThinkPad T14s with an Intel CPU is very impressive, but because of a faster AMD model, it is not an obvious choice for everyone.

We can recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad T14s with an Intel chip, but only if you really need a Thunderbolt 3 port. Otherwise, the AMD model appears to be a much better choice this year. A review of an AMD model is coming soon.

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