Lenovo T14 good for a $1200 laptop?

Hey guys,

My gaming desktop is getting a bit on now, it plays all the games I want it to but for general use I think its time to get a laptop.

The laptop wouldn't be for gaming unless its a pretty basic game whilst travelling or out and about.

This is a Lenovo T14 Gen 1 with a bunch of customisations coming to $1200.

Would this be a good buy?

These 2 CPU's are the same price, should I go for the i7?

10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10310U Processor with vPro™ (1.70 GHz, up to 4.40 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 6 MB Cache)
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10510U Processor (1.80 GHz, up to 4.90 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)

Processor : 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10510U Processor (1.80 GHz, up to 4.90 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)
Operating System : Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop Edition
Operating System Language : Ubuntu Linux
Onboard Memory : 16 GB DDR4 2667MHz (Soldered)
Total Memory : 16 GB DDR4 2667MHz (Soldered)
Hard Drive : 128 GB PCIe SSD
Display : 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits
Color : Black
Graphic Card : NVIDIA® GeForce® MX330 2GB
Camera : 720p HD
Keyboard : US English
Wireless : Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0
TPM Setting : Enabled Discrete TPM2.0
Absolute BIOS Selection : BIOS Absolute Enabled
Battery : 3 Cell Li-Polymer 50Wh
Power Cord : 65watt AC
Display Panel : 14.0" FHD(1920x1080) IPS Anti-Glare 300nits Touch, 720p HD Camera with Shutter, Mic, No WWAN, WLAN
Package Box : Standard Packaging
Language Pack : Publication-English
Warranty : 1 Year Depot or Carry-in


  • Where can you get that for $1,200?

    ThinkPad T14 is quite a solid business grade laptop. Not the fastest nor the lightest for the price, but well built and can take a beating. T14 is also available in Ryzen 5 4650U / Ryzen 7 4750U which would probably be a better choice if you are looking for maximum CPU performance.

  • They're great laptops and that's a great price

    Except for ONE thing - that default screen - 250nit 45% SRGB is pathetic, and the upgrade to the top of the line screen is 450 dollars (if its even available for the deal pricing). And its overkill anyway at 500 nits and HDR.

    For some inexplicable reason, the low power 400-nit FHD screen (that ALL the reviewers are looking at) isn't sold here, even if you want to pay for it. Really weird. They only let you upgrade to 300-nit touch (which is barely better) for a whole hundred, or the overkill 500 nit HDR for 450. And a lot of the deal pricing won't let you modify the screen choice.

    +1 for Ryzen, its going to be faster and cheaper, but no thunderbolt.

    The screen is literally the only reason I haven't bought a Ryzen T14 yet during some of the insane deals that have been going lately.