Mobile workstations are getting more popular than ever. With that said, we are glad that Lenovo hasn’t deprived the ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 of upgrade options for the future.
1. Remove the bottom plate
In order to take this notebook apart, you need to undo all 6 Phillips-head screws. After that, remove the SIM card tray, and pop the bottom panel with the help of a plastic pry tool.
Inside, you will find a 50Wh battery pack.
3. Мemory and storage
In terms of memory, you get either 8 or 16GB of RAM soldered to the motherboard. You can fit up to 32GB more via the single SODIMM slot. As for the storage, there is one M.2 slot that supports Gen 4 drives.
4. Cooling system
As you can see, there are two heat pipes cooling both the CPU and the GPU. Additionally, there are heat spreaders over the processor VRMs, and the graphics memory.
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 (Intel) in-depth review
Here we go again... Another manufacturer claiming to have made a mobile workstation, but this time - it has a 14-inch display! What is needed for a device to be considered as a workstation, though? Well, firstly, it has to be compliant with a bunch of standards. Here we have a vPro processor, and a Quadro graphics card, so we supposed that this is a check. Then, you need the power to run certain applications. This is a bit of a gray zone because the ThinkPad P14s Gen 2 in this configuration [...]Read the full review
- Covers 89% of sRGB colors (BOE NE140FHM-N61 (LEN40A9))
- High color accuracy when Gaming and Web design profile is installed (BOE NE140FHM-N61 (LEN40A9))
- The spill-resistant keyboard is great for typing
- Wi-Fi 6 and LTE support plus optional super-fast fingerprint reader and IR face recognition systems
- Well-populated I/O with 2x Thunderbolt 4 and a MicroSD card slot
- Great input devices
- Decent battery life
- PWM up to 101 nits (BOE NE140FHM-N61 (LEN40A9))
- The cooling is overwhelmed when both the CPU and GPU are stressed
- Slow pixel response times