Lenovo ThinkPad P15v Gen 3 – Top 5 Pros and Cons

Compared to traditional gaming laptops, workstations might bring similarly powerful hardware. Still, they also need to provide other features, like increased security and certifications for using professional software like CAD and other statistics, analysis, and visualization programs, etc. These cost a fair bit, but large enterprises want them and are willing to pay more. The Lenovo ThinkPad P15v Gen 3 brings these, as well as a lot of performance from its Alder Lake H-series processors and pro-grade NVIDIA GPUs.

Yes, the T600 and the T1200 aren’t terminators, but GPUs. While they use the older Turing architecture they can still be valuable for rendering and 3D modeling. Of course, there’s the NVIDIA RTX A2000 as well, which is more powerful and has the newer (still 2-year-old Ampere architecture.). You also have a 4K UHD display, so the GPU will be working to push all those pixels.

Today we’re presenting you with LaptopMedia’s top 5 picks about the Lenovo ThinkPad P15v Gen 3.

Lenovo ThinkPad P15v Gen 3: Full Specs / In-depth Review

3 reasons to BUY the Lenovo ThinkPad P15v Gen 3

1. I/O

The port selection of ThinkPad includes two USB Type-A 3.2 (Gen. 1) ports, one USB Type-C 3.2 (Gen. 1) port, an HDMI 2.0 port, an SD card reader, a LAN port, and a 3.5 mm audio jack. There are two optional ports, including a SIM card slot and a SmartCard reader.

2. Display quality

The 4K IPS display can feel overkill, as there are tons of pixels. The image coming off is very crispy, with a pixel density of 282 PPI and a Retina distance of only 30 cm, which means that you can hardly see the individual pixels. The UHD display reaches 639 nits at peak brightness while covering 97% of the sRGB gamut, 87% of the DCI-P3 gamut, and 98% of the AdobeRGB gamut.

The panel is a bit wild when it comes to color accuracy, as even with our Design and Gaming profile, we managed to lower the dE value only down to 2.4. While that’s fine, there’s still some way to go in order to get it below 2.

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Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.


Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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3. Upgradeability

The upgradeability of the ThinkPad P15v Gen 3 consists of two SODIMM slots for up to 64GB of DDR5 memory and two M.2 PCIe x4 slots for Gen 4 SSDs.

Here’s our teardown video, which shows how to access both the RAM and storage slots.

2 reasons NOT to buy the Lenovo ThinkPad P15v Gen 3

1. Cooling

Max CPU load

The cooling setup of the laptop doesn’t look to be able to handle the Core i7-12700H, as the chip is running really hot in our stress test effortlessly reaching 93°C, while maintaining a 53W TDP in long runs.

Intel Core i7-12700H (45W TDP) 0:02 – 0:10 sec 0:15 – 0:30 sec 10:00 – 15:00 min
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v Gen 3 3.08 GHz @ 2.53 GHz @ 91°C @ 87W 2.79 GHz @ 2.36 GHz @ 93°C @ 68W 2.50 GHz @ 2.10 GHz @ 93°C @ 53W

Real-life Gaming

The NVIDIA T1200 is able to run at 40W and a sub-1400 MHz clock speed, which is fine, as most of these workstation GPUs don’t really need to clock that high or reach high wattages.

NVIDIA T1200 GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 2 min) GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 30 min) GPU frequency/ Core temp (Max Fan)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v Gen 3 1375 MHz @ 76°C @ 40W 1386 MHz @ 74°C @ 40W

Comfort during full load

A positive about the setup is that it’s pretty quiet even at full throttle, as the single fan doesn’t produce much noise, while the temperature on the outside is manageable, at 43.8°C.

2. Battery life

The battery pack comes with a 68Wh capacity, and it lasts for 9 hours and 46 minutes of Web browsing, or 6 hours of video playback. Now, we conduct the battery tests with the Windows Better performance setting turned on, screen brightness adjusted to 120 nits and all other programs turned off except for the one we are testing the notebook with.

All Lenovo ThinkPad P15v Gen 3 configurations:

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