Lenovo ThinkBook 14s YOGA with Thunderbolt 4 -Review (Dec 2020)

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Video TABLE OF CONTENTS
Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/7VbEdvaIApk

00:00 – Intro
00:17 – Unboxing

02:05 – Product walk-through
03:24 — Ports and connections
04:21 — Keyboard functions

05:20 – Different Yoga modes
05:50 — Smart Pen and pen app
07:57 — WiFi & Webcam shutter

08:25 – Why this laptop? Who’s it for? What can you upgrade?

10:47 – Let’s turn it on
11:40 – Software (and bloatware check)
13:20 – I hate Micro$oft
17:32 – Hardware & upgrade possibilities

20:52 – My take & final words


This Lenovo ThinkBook 14s YOGA laptop is the latest model being sold November/December of 2020.

It’s the best, “cheapest” I’ve found with Thunderbolt 4 (future-proof, super fast 40 gbps transfer rates) that has a good number of ports, is upgradable (RAM and SSD slots) and has a pretty long battery life (8.4 hours) despite all the battery draining peripherals it has. All this thanks to the latest Intel Tiger Lake 11th Gen CPU.

For me, the main use case for this laptop is CONTENT CREATION – video/photo/graphics editing, with a second objective being light gaming. It had no problems running DaVinci Resolve 15 (which I consider to be a good, decently stable version for a laptop.) If ever I need more graphics power, the Thunderbolt 4 port gives me the option of picking up and attaching an external GPU.

Drew a sketch with ThinkBook 14s smart pen

Quick drawing with the included smart pen

(click image to enlarge)

For games, I’ve played 2 of them with mixed results:

  • Mass Effect 2 runs with no problems
  • Nier Automata lags on high and medium settings. But it plays fine on the lowest setting.


More info: https://www.lenovo.com

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Young

Young is a Jack-of-many-trades. He's lived/worked on several continents for all sorts of companies (and has had his own too.) He meditates with origami and likes coffee, though he really should lay off that stuff.

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