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ThinkPad L14 AMD (14”)-Buying advice?

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Sep 11, 2013
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ThinkPad L14 AMD (14”)-Buying advice?


I bought Lenovo X1 Carbon 14 months last year, but it died last month. I want to get one so how is this one for live online classes and some basic stuff? Is this durable? This is on the deal right now so should I get this or wait?

ThinkPad L14 AMD (14”)
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Part Number 20U5S0NQ00
Processor : AMD Ryzen™ 5 Pro 4650U Processor (2.10 GHz, up to 4.00 GHz Max Boost, 6 Cores, 12 Threads, 8 MB Cache)
Operating System : Windows 10 Pro 64 preinstalled through downgrade rights in Windows 11 Pro 64
Graphics : Integrated AMD Radeon™ Graphics
Memory : 16 GB DDR4 3200MHz
Storage : 512 GB PCIe SSD
Display : 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits
Camera : 720p HD
Fingerprint Reader : None
Keyboard : US - English
WLAN : 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.2
NB_WWAN : None
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Jul 25, 2021
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I received a ThinkPad L14 Gen 2 Intel I7-1165G7 for my current work and also received a MacBook M1 Pro from my old work and I can tell you that the ThinkPad is durable but man, I'm trying to run 4 heavy Google Sheets and it struggles. Add a Google Meets and I feel like I have a Pentium laptop. The ThinkPad works decently well for very light loads and oh man, when the fan kicks, I feel like I'm flying a rocket ship. I'm 99% sure it's louder than my PC w/ a 3080TI.

On the other hand, I can run renders while working on my Google Sheets without any issues on my M1 Pro. Now the M1 Pro is probably overkill for your uses but a MacBook Air M1 starts at $1300 and is better in every way even with 8GB of RAM. The only difference is the storage being at 256GB instead of 512GB. I always recommend low-end laptop users to switch to the Mac ecosystem because it is legitimately the best bang for its buck at this time. If you want to stay in the Windows ecosystem, I'd say the XPS? but I'm not a big fan of Windows laptops so wouldn't be the best source of knowledge.