Lenovo ThinkPad E16 Gen 1 (AMD) review – snappy business device with long battery life

If you need a no-frills business device that doesn’t cost a whole fortune, the Lenovo ThinkPad E16 Gen 1 (AMD) could possibly be on your shortlist. The machine has all the necessary features for standard office tasks. It offers a big 16″ display with a 16:10 aspect ratio which is the right choice for a workhorse because the panel is taller. If you are browsing the Web a lot or if you are editing tons of MS documents on a daily basis, you’re going to value the added vertical screen space.

Speaking of which, you can choose between four display models – three 1200p IPS variants (one of them is a touchscreen) and one 1600p unit. We didn’t opt for the latter since the 1920×1200 resolution is okay for normal work and it’s also battery-friendly. Power-wise, the laptop relies on 15W Zen 3 Barcelo-U Refresh CPU options which is a wise decision when it comes to price / performance ratio. These chips are still powerful enough for home or office usage. Let’s not forget the fact that they are well-known for their great efficiency.

The base security extras are okay for not-so-expensive notebooks – dTPM 2.0 chip for data and password encryption, a Web camera with a privacy shutter, a Kensington Nano Security slot, and a self-healing BIOS. For connectivity, you get Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1, and a decent port selection

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/lenovo-thinkpad-e16-gen-1-amd/


Specs, Drivers, What’s in the box

Lenovo ThinkPad E16 Gen 1 (AMD) - Specs

  • CSOT MNG007QS1-3 (LEN41B5)
  • Color accuracy  4.7  4.1
  • up to 4000GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 + 1x 2242 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4  See photo
  • RAM
  • up to 40GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Pro, Windows 10 Home, Windows 11 Home, Windows 10 Pro, No OS
  • Battery
  • 57Wh, 3-cell, 47Wh, 3-cell, 47Wh, 57Wh
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 356.1 x 247.7 x 19.85 mm (14.02" x 9.75" x 0.78")
  • Weight
  • 1.77 kg (3.9 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 1.4b
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.1
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD / FHD with Privacy Shutter, Fixed Focus
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Dual Microphone Array, Dolby Voice
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W Stereo Speakers, Dolby Atmos
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Nano Lock


All drivers and utilities for this notebook can be found here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-edge-laptops/thinkpad-e16-gen-1-type-21jt-21ju/downloads

What’s in the box?

Inside the box, you’ll find the laptop itself, a couple of manuals, and a 65W USB Type-C charger.

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