Lenovo ThinkPad T14 (Gen 2) review: Same practical design with a new selection of processors
Lenovo supplied Windows Central with a review unit of the ThinkPad T14 (Gen 2) with Intel hardware. Compared to the first-gen model, it has new ports, new CPUs, faster RAM, and a couple of different display options. This is mainly a performance refresh; the two laptops are essentially indistinguishable when placed next to each other.
My review model has an 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1145G7 vPro CPU, a 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe solid-state drive (SSD) that is upgradeable, and a 14-inch 1920x1080 (FHD) display. The 16GB of RAM is soldered to the motherboard, but there is an extra free slot available for upgrades and to achieve dual-channel performance. Lenovo offers either 8GB or 16GB of soldered RAM from the factory.
Like the first-gen ThinkPad T14, the Gen 2 model is configurable with 4G LTE. It works with eSIM or an optional physical Nano-SIM slot. NFC and a Smart Card reader are also options for enterprise buys.
This review unit costs about $1,719 after one of Lenovo's frequent discounts, but it does have quite a few upgrades over basic models. If you're on a tighter budget, models currently start at $1,280 at Lenovo. You can configure hardware as you please at Lenovo's official site, but there are also models available at plenty of third-party retailers like Amazon and Newegg. There are also AMD-based ThinkPad T14 models available, which I cover in the competition section.
Following are the exact specs found in my ThinkPad T14 (Gen 2) review unit.