When it comes to Lenovo, users have come to expect a level of reliability, even for smaller budget models. Even if the budget or mid-range models don’t come with the most powerful components, they should still offer convenience and ease of use. The Lenovo ThinkPad L14, for instance, is a 14-inch mid-priced notebook that is designed to deliver the assets the typical office worker or professional needs to get the job done.
Unlike many other modern laptops, Lenovo doesn’t try to draw buyers in with a sleek, sophisticated-looking unit, which more often than not turn out to be not all that great performance-wise. The L14 is the exact opposite. It looks pretty basic, but it turns out that its construction materials are very sturdy. The hardware inside offers a decent amount of performance, power, and speed.
It has its fair share of assets, like a 14-inch FHD IPS display with anti-glare technology. This anti-glare coating helps balance any potential brightness issues, making it easy to view the screen in just about any lighting condition. Some configurations are even available with a touchscreen. The 720p HD camera does an excellent job of capturing colorful images and video. Dolby Audio helps enhance the sound so that users can enjoy listening to music, streaming movies, video chatting, and more.
Lenovo ThinkPad L14 Keyboard and TrackPoint
As for the keyboard, well, if it’s not broken, why fix it? The ThinkPad models’ keyboards haven’t changed much over the years. They are amongst the sturdiest keyboards in the industry. On top of being relatively large and sturdy, they are comfortable as well. The classic TrackPoint is a tiny red dot that some people can hang out with, and some people do not. Regardless, you can always use a mouse with the Lenovo ThinkPad L14 and try and get a touchscreen model.
A 10th generation Intel Core processor powers these machines. Some models have Intel Core i5 processors (quad-core – up to 4.20-GHz with turbo boost), and some have i7 processors (4-cores – up to 4.9-GHz with turbo boost). All 10th Gen. Intel Core processors run fast and smoothly, as they feature eight threads and an 8MB cache.
How much memory can you expect with this 14-inch ThinkPad? There is room for up to 32GB (2 x DIMM) DDR4 2667-MHz memory. Storage either comes as a PCIe SSD (up to 512GB), HDD 5400 RPM (up to 2TB), or HDD 7200 RPM (up to 1TB). A PCIe SSD is always the better option, even though it might cost a bit more. Lastly, for the graphics, the Lenovo ThinkPad L14’s base configuration has integrated Intel UHD graphics. Still, the model can be configured with AMD Radeon 625 (2GB).