Speaking from direct experience, the last two years or so have presented many different scenarios for work environments. Whether folks were working in an office full-time, remotely full-time, or a hybrid combination of both, challenges were faced with regards to providing the right technology for their workload. Thankfully, laptops have been around since 1981, and in their 41 years have made some pretty significant leaps in their performance offerings. One modern example of that is the Lenovo ThinkPad T15g Gen 2, which we are taking a look at in this review. The T15g is designed with graphics-intensive workloads in mind, so those that would typically rely on a tower-based PC of some sort can still get their work done in a remote or hybrid setting without having to lug around a big box. Our review sample of the T15g is configured with a slew of awesome hardware, like an 11th Gen Core i7 CPU, 32GB of RAM, PCIe Gen4 storage, and an RTX 3080 GPU – plenty of power for heavy workloads on the go! Enough chit chat, let’s get a good look at the ThinkPad T15g Gen 2!
Processor: Intel Core i7-11850H(2.5Ghz)
Memory: 2×16 GB (LPDDR4 3200), 4 slots available
SSD: 954GB Micron PCIe Gen4
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Intel UHD
Display: 15″ (1920×1080)
Battery: 94 Wh LiPo
Wireless: Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 160MHz
The ThinkPad T15g Gen 2 is packaged in a standard retail-style box that you would find at your typical brick and mortar store. There is plenty of foam padding around the laptop to keep it protected during shipping, and a separate section of the box is dedicated for the power supply and associated cords.
Inside the box you will find the 230 Watt charger for the laptop, as well as a small user guide. The 230 Watt charger is quite large, as it needs to support a pretty hefty list of components. Connectivity to the laptop is provided via Lenovo’s proprietary rectangular plug.