Our review of the Lenovo ThinkPad P16s Gen 1 (21CK002NFR).
Guaranteed for 3 years Lenovo ThinkPad P16s Gen 1 (21CK002NFR) AMD Rembrandt Hexa Core Ryzen 5 6650U processor with 16 GB of RAM and Radeon 660M graphics is a new universal laptop aimed at professionals with high performance in daily use thanks to multimedia content and modest gaming. Featuring a 16-inch IPS Full HD 16/10 anti-glare display, this discreet black laptop features a fast 512GB SSD storage, an illuminated keyboard with increased sensitivity TrackPoint, a fingerprint reader or Wi-Fi connectivity. 6E and USB-C.
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s Gen 1 (21CK002NFR) Specifications
|Screen(s)||16” 2.8K IPS 45% NTSC 300cd/m² 16/10 (1920×1200, antireflective)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 6 6650U Rembrandt (2.9 GHz, 6 cores)|
|Installed RAM (maximum)||16 GB (soldered) LPDDR5 6400 MHz|
|Graphics card||It is integrated into the Radeon 660M processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4, 2280)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI (4K@60Hz)|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2, Qualcomm® Wi-Fi® 6E NFA725A), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes + TrackPoint|
|Windows Hello||Yes, through the fingerprint reader|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) Dolby Audio|
|Operating system||Windows 11 Pro 64 bit|
|Declared autonomy / Battery||7 hours / Li-Ion 52.5Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.81 Kg / 361.98 x 255.5 x 20.5|
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s Gen 1 (21CK002NFR) versus the competition
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s Gen 1 (21CK002NFR) is currently available Sold by Lenovo France and meets many competitors in its category, but it is one of the only systems that work under the Pro system, which also comes with a 3-year warranty.
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s Gen 1 (21CK002NFR) chassis, connectors, screen
Guaranteed for 3 years compared to the usual 2 years, it meets the MIL-STD-810H military resistance standard, has a discreet, rugged professional design thanks to its slimness, lightness and black color.
This versatile laptop computer has 2 USB-C, 6E ax Wi-Fi wireless modules (Newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.1 for remote connection and communication, its audio and Ethernet ports, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor, or 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times, if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected, USB Faster than 2.0.
You can authenticate yourself biometrically with Windows Hello and biometric recognition via the integrated fingerprint reader.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is practical to better distinguish the keys when the ambient light is reduced.
Note the presence of a dual pointing system that combines the traditional touchpad with the rarer and more accurate TrackPoint, often appreciated by professionals.
Plus, this versatile laptop runs Windows 11 Pro, a more complete system than classic Windows 11 with advanced network management and security tools like BitLocker.
The screen reproduces colors more accurately than average, while providing wide viewing angles both horizontally and vertically thanks to sRGB and IPS specifications. The screen is also very well suited to the display of High Definition content due to its Full HD image, its 16/10 format height is more comfortable than the classic 16/9. Because it is anti-reflective, the screen is more readable in a bright environment (such as outdoors) than a glossy panel and is more comfortable on the eyes in the long run.
Lenovo ThinkPad P16s Gen 1 (21CK002NFR) performance, battery life
The Lenovo ThinkPad P16s Gen 1 (21CK002NFR) is a comfortably sized laptop designed for everyday multimedia-oriented general-purpose use.
Many users will be satisfied with the overall performance that this thin and light mobile PC provides, as it is built around an AMD APU (Accelerated Generation Unit) Ryzen 5 6600U low-power Hexa Core Rembrandt processor and 16GB of RAM.
In addition, thanks to the Radeon 660M graphics module directly integrated into Ryzen 5, you can view photos and videos, as well as enjoy simple games.
In addition, the core is suitable for multimedia work that uses multicore and RAM, such as photo editing or video conversion.
On the other hand, if the goal is to frequently perform processing that consumes processor and/or graphics resources, it is better to go for a computer based on a non-low-power processor and/or an appropriate dedicated graphics card instead.
On the storage side, there’s an SSD, which clearly improves responsiveness and fluidity on a day-to-day basis compared to a simple hard drive.
Thanks to the SSD, the start / stop, processing and launch of applications are especially faster, and we get to the cards of online games faster.
Because an SSD is much faster than a hard disk, it also consumes less energy, is more robust and quieter.
At 512 GB, the SSD offers a capacity similar to that offered by standard hard drives. However, if you need more space, you can always rely on an external storage device. Choosing a USB-C / USB 3.0 device is an interesting solution to get fast transfers.
As for autonomy, count on around 7 hours of battery life in light use for this mobile computer whose format is certainly not the most portable out there. However, its portability is facilitated by its thinness and lightness.