Lenovo ThinkPad E16 Gen 1 (Intel, 2023) Business Laptop
Specifications of the Lenovo ThinkPad E16 Gen 1 (Intel)
Here are the specs of the Lenovo ThinkPad E16 Gen 1 (Intel) with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.
|Laptop Type||Standard non-convertible laptop
This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.
Business-class laptops usually have more advanced security and system manageability features and improved ruggedness than consumer laptops.
The mid-range performance of this laptop allows you to easily complete your daily home and office computing tasks. It additionally has some potential for heavier duties like professional photo and video editing. However, if you regularly do these tasks, a high-performance laptop is recommended. More info about performance of the laptop can be found in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
The laptop offers high performance needed for heavier tasks like multimedia creation or design. On the negative side, high-performance laptops tend to consume more battery power than the standard ones. Read more about performance of this notebook in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
|About Performance||Whether this laptop is mid-range or high-performance depends on the selected processor option.|
The 16" screen diagonal is slightly longer than the most popular 15.6". It provides a lot of screen real estate, while avoiding bulkiness of the 17.3" laptops.
|Screen Resolution||1920x1200 pixels Full HD+
This screen resolution provides a decent image sharpness and a lot of space on the display for the user interface and programs. It's similar to the popular Full HD 1920x1080. However, these resolutions aren't as good as the premium-class 4K Ultra HD and similar.
This screen resolution provides decent picture sharpness and a lot of space on the display for the user interface and apps. It’s somewhat better than the popular Full HD. However, these resolutions aren’t as good as the premium-class 4K and similar.
|Touchscreen||Finger multi-touch input (optional)
The device optionally comes with touchscreen capability.
|Other Display Specs||IPS type
Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.
Anti-glare coating reduces ambient light reflections, as opposed to the glare-type displays with more vivid colors.
|About Laptop Display||It depends on the laptop configuration what screen resolution among the mentioned above is included.
Learn about laptop PC displays here.
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core i3-1315U 13th Gen
The Core i3-1315U is a lower-mid-range laptop CPU, with performance that easily meets everyday home and office computing needs. If you plan to do heavier tasks like video editing, recommended are more robust processors like the Core i5 and i7 series chips, preferably from the high-performance H or P series.
Intel Core i5-1335U 13th Gen
The i5-1335U is a typical mid-range processor, very commonly used in various mainstream laptop models. The CPU is excellent for the usual day-to-day home and office duties. It also delivers a decent speed for heavier tasks like videography. But, if you mainly do heavy computing, a high-performance Core H or P series processor is a better choice than the U series.
Intel Core i7-1355U 13th Gen
The i7-1355U is one of the fastest laptop processors from the mainstream Intel Core U series. But, it isn’t as fast as its high-performance Core H and P series i7 counterparts. On the positive side, the i7-1355U and other U series CPUs have lower power consumption than them, while delivering excellent performance for most tasks, including the heavier ones like multimedia creation.
Intel Core i5-1340P 13th Gen
The Core i5-1340P is an upper-mid-range processor for laptops. The CPU is more than capable of smooth everyday home and office computing, with extra performance for heavier duties like media creation. However, it isn’t as good as the Core i7 P-series and Core i5 H-series for the heavier tasks.
Intel Core i7-1360P 13th Gen
The Core i7-1360P is a higher-end processor for laptops. It provides excellent performance for heavier duties like video editing, besides effortless day-to-day computing. The i7-1360P more powerful than the more common Core i7 U series counterparts, but also weaker than the i7 H series.
Intel Core i5-13500H 13th Gen
The Core i5-13500H is a higher-end laptop processor. It lacks the power of the Core i7 H series but it's nevertheless a fast CPU commonly used in gaming and other high-performance laptops. On the negative side, the Core H series CPUs consume more power and run hotter than the typical mainstream Core U chips.
Intel Core i7-13700H 13th Gen
The Intel Core i7-13700H is among the fastest laptop processors. It’s commonly used in gaming and other high-performance laptops. Computing speed is the top priority of the i7-12700H, as opposed to power efficiency and affordable pricing.
|About Processors||The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.
The multiple CPUs listed above mean you have multiple CPU options at the time of the laptop purchase.
Click on the CPU name to learn more about it.
|Graphics (GPU)||Intel UHD Graphics of 13th Gen Core i3 processors
The 13th Gen Core i3 processors come with built-in Intel UHD graphics. It is a very basic graphics processing unit, suitable only for the lightest PC games. The Intel UHD GPU is weaker than the popular Iris Xe, found in the 13 Gen Core i5 and i7 CPUs.
Intel Iris Xe graphics
The Iris Xe graphics of the 11th, 12th and 13th Gen Intel Core processors delivers an improved, yet still basic, 3D gaming performance over the widely used Intel UHD. But, it greatly lags behind the gaming-class GPUs like the Nvidia GeForce GTX / RTX series found in gaming-class laptops. Overall, the Iris Xe is suitable only for light gaming.
Nvidia GeForce MX550 2GB video card
The Nvidia GeForce MX550 2GB is an entry-level dedicated video card. It's good for light-to-medium graphics intensive gaming. The MX550 can't provide graphics and gaming performance of the video cards like the GeForce RTX or GTX series you can find in gaming-class laptops. But, it's certainly better than the common Intel and AMD non-dedicated graphics processors built into the main processors.
|About Graphics Processors||Graphics processor (GPU) is the main factor for 3D gaming performance. It also affects performance of other graphics intensive tasks like some image and video editing operations.
The list above with multiple GPUs means you have multiple GPU choices at the time of the purchase.
It depends on the selected main processor what integrated graphics processor you get.
Integrated graphics built into the main CPU is present on all laptops, including those with optional dedicated video cards.
Click on the GPU name to lean more about it.
|System Memory (RAM) Size||8GB RAM
The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2023. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.
16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.
24GB or more is recommended for extremely heavy multi-tasking and special applications.
|About RAM||System memory (RAM) size determines multi-tasking capability of a laptop - how many tasks and programs you can run at the same time. Some programs and games may require large RAM to run properly.
The multiple options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different RAM choices.
Learn about RAM of laptop PCs here.
|Data Storage||256GB SSD
256GB is a decent capacity. If you tend to download and store a lot of large files like movies and install many programs, 512GB or more is a better choice.
512GB storage capacity is recommended if you store a lot of large files and install many programs.
1000GB (1TB) SSD
1TB is an excellent storage capacity. The sizes above 512GB, including 1TB, are recommended for those who store a lot of large files.
|About Data Storage||Storage capacity determines how much data you can store locally on your laptop. SSD storage is much faster than HDD storage.
The multiple storage options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different storage choices.
Learn about laptop PC data storage here.
|Keyboard & Input||Keyboard with dedicated number pad
There's a separate numeric pad located on the right side of the keyboard.
Keyboard backlight (optional)
Keyboard backlight makes typing in dark environments easier. On this laptop model, keyboard backlight is an optional feature.
Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface
The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
Pointing stick with accompanying click buttons
In the middle of the keyboard there's a pointing stick as an alternative to touchpad-based pointer navigation. The pointing stick is accompanied by left and right click buttons located between the keyboard and touchpad areas.
|Speakers & Audio||Stereo speakers
As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
|Camera||Front-facing web camera
Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.
HD 720p resolution
This is the most common web camera resolution in laptops. However, it's low in comparison to camera resolutions of modern smartphones, so it can't produce as sharp picture.
Full HD 1080p resolution
This is a high laptop web camera resolution in comparison to the common 720p. But, 1080p is low in comparison to resolutions of modern smartphone front cameras.
Face-recognition camera (optional)
The dedicated infra-red face recognition cameras in laptops are used for Windows Hello log-ins, without password typing. The feature is optional on this laptop.
|Wireless & Networking||Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX wireless
The 802.11AX is the latest Wi-Fi wireless networking standard. It’s also known as Wi-Fi 6. When connected to 802.11AX-compatible routers, the 802.11AX modules in laptops bring improvements over the older standards in terms of data transfer speeds and multi-device connectivity.
Ethernet LAN port
The laptop has an Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to wirelessly connect the computer to Bluetooth peripherals like Bluetooth mice and keyboards, as well as to smartphones, and other compatible devices.
|USB Ports||2 x USB Type A
A pair of full-size USB ports.
2 x USB-C
A pair of compact Type-C USB ports.
|Video Output Ports||1 x HDMI
HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.
Video out via USB-C
The laptop can deliver digital video output via USB-C.
|Media Card Reader||None
The laptop has no SD card slots. For reading from and writing to SD and microSD memory cards, you'll have to use a separately sold memory card reader via a USB cable.
|Other Features||Ruggedized chassis
The chassis of the laptop has an improved build to better withstand physical shocks.
Thunderbolt 4 is a high-speed peripheral connectivity technology for compatible devices. The Thunderbolt connection goes via USB-C interface.
Fingerprint reader (optional)
This laptop optionally comes with a built-in fingerprint reader. It improves security and enables easier system log-ins.
|Battery||47 WHr capacity
57 WHr capacity
|About Battery||The battery capacity of the typical mid-tier laptop ranges from 40 to 50 WHr. Capacities above 50 WHr are considered to be excellent.
The laptop comes with one of the two battery capacity options.
The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
|Casing Material||Aluminum base (optional)
|Windows Version||Windows 11 Home
Windows 11 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition.
Windows 11 Pro
Windows 11 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows 11 Home.
|About Windows Version||There are multiple Windows options at the time of the purchase.
User can upgrade from Windows Home to Pro version at an additional cost anytime.
A typical laptop warranty.
|Year of Release||2023|
|Country / Region||Worldwide
The listed specs are general / worldwide specs of the model. Some of its specs may vary depending on the particular configuration and region.
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