Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 3 (Intel Core 12th Gen) Business Laptop
Specifications of the Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 3
Here are the specs of the Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 3 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 14" laptop screens are a compromise between portability of 13.3" or smaller laptop displays and comfort of the popular 15.6-inchers.
|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 a decent image sharpness and a lot of space on the display for the user interface and programs. It's slightly better than the popular Full HD. However, it isn't as good as the premium-class 4K Ultra HD and similar resolutions.
|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 i7-1255U 12th Gen
The Core i7-1255U 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 counterparts. On the positive side, the i7-1255U and other U series CPUs have lower power consumption than them.
Intel Core i7-1265U 12th Gen
The Core i7-1265U is a fast laptop processor aimed at business laptops. It isn’t as fast as its high-performance Core H and P series counterparts, but it has a lower power consumption than them. In comparison to the similar and more popular i7-1255U, the business-oriented i7-1265U provides some advanced enterprise-class features for remote manageability and system security.
Intel Core i5-1235U 12th Gen
The Core i5-1235U is a mid-range processor. It's excellent for usual day-to-day computing. 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 i5-1245U 12th Gen
The Core i5-1245U is a mid-range processor designed for business laptops. Besides easy completion of the common computing tasks, it offers decent performance for heavier tasks like videography. However, it isn't as fast in heavy computing as the high-performance Core H or P series counterparts. As opposed to the similar and more popular i5-1235U, the business-oriented i5-1245U provides some advanced enterprise-class features for remote manageability and system security.
Intel Core i5-1240P 12th Gen
The i5-1240P is an upper-mid-range processor for laptops. It is more than capable of smooth everyday home and office computing. It provides extra performance for heavier duties like video editing, but it isn't as good as the Core i7 P-series and Core i5 H-series for these duties. On the other side, the i5-1240P is faster than its Core i3 P-series and i5 U-series counterparts.
Intel Core i5-1250P 12th Gen
Performance-wise, the Core i5-1250P is very similar to the more popular i5-1240P, but it additionally provides full Intel vPro business-class system management feature set including remote manageability. These upper-mid-range laptop CPUs enable effortless everyday home and office computing and additionally deliver extra oomph for heavier tasks like video editing. They are however a class below the Core i7 P and Core i5 H series, but also faster than the Core i3 P and i5 U series counterparts.
Intel Core i7-1260P 12th Gen
The i7-1260P is a higher-end processor for laptops. It provides excellent performance for heavier duties like video editing, besides effortless day-to-day computing. It isn't as fast as the Core i7 H-series counterparts, but on the other hand, it is faster than the its Core i7 U-series and Core i5 P-series.
Intel Core i7-1270P 12th Gen
The Core i7-1270P is very similar to the more popular i7-1260P, but it additionally provides Intel vPro remote manageability technology. These higher-end processors provide excellent performance for heavier duties besides routine daily tasks, but aren't as fast as the Core i7 H-series. On the other hand, they are faster than the its Core i7 U-series and Core i5 P-series counterparts.
Intel Core i7-1280P 12th Gen
The i7-1280P is a top performing processor in the Intel Core P series, which sits between the weaker Core U series and high-performance Core H series. The i7-1280P is a decent alternative to the Core H series i5 and i7 processors, which run hotter and consume more power. The i7-1280P is a good choice for those who do heavier duties like video editing besides everyday tasks.
|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.
|Graphics (GPU)||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.
Integrated graphics built into the main CPU is present on all laptops, including those with optional dedicated video cards.
|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.
32GB is recommended for extremely heavy multi-tasking and special applications. For most users, everything above 16GB is an overkill.
40GB is recommended for extremely heavy multi-tasking and special applications.
48GB RAM size is very large and good extremely heavy multi-tasking and special applications. For most users, this size is an overkill.
|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.
2000GB (2TB) SSD
2TB is a huge storage capacity and rarely used in laptops. The size is 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 without dedicated number pad
The laptop has no separate numeric pad you can typically find on the right side of the keyboard on many laptop models.
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.
4G LTE connectivity (optional)
This laptop optionally comes with support for 4G LTE mobile broadband 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.
Intel vPro (optional)
Intel vPro technology is used for remote system management, improved security, and other business-centric tasks. On this laptop model, vPro is optional. On laptops with newer Intel Core processors, the full Intel vPro feature set is called vPro Enterprise, as opposed to basic vPro Essentials.
SmartCard reader (optional)
SmartCard readers are used for reading data from ID cards, digital certificate cards, and similar. On this laptop it is an optional feature.
|Battery||39 WHr capacity
52.5 WHr capacity
|About Battery||The first battery capacity is typical for this kind of a laptop, while the enhanced one is excellent.
The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
|Casing Material||Aluminum (optional)
|Windows Version||Windows 11 Home in S mode
Windows 11 Home in S mode is a light and very secure Windows with limited third-party software support. You can upgrade it for free to full Windows 11 Home that can run every modern Windows program.
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.
A typical laptop warranty.
|Year of Release||2022|
|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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