Lenovo Thinkpad Gaming Review

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Updated June 27, 2022

If you are in the market for the best laptop for Roblox, one that also serves as a workstation, the Lenovo Thinkpad Gaming Laptop attempts to reconcile both. It does this by having a fast 8th Gen Intel CPU for multitasking, while using Intel integrated graphics for some light gaming. Read on to learn more about this laptop, but also check out the best gaming laptops overall.

Why We Like It – Lenovo Thinkpad Gaming

PC games like Roblox don’t need much, which is where the Lenovo Thinkpad Gaming Laptop excels, while also having a fast 8th Gen 4-core Intel CPU for getting work done, too.

Pros
  • Fast 8th Gen Intel Core i7
  • Healthy number of ports
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Integrated graphics card
  • Better options available

Power & Performance

The Lenovo Thinkpad Gaming Laptops aren’t the best gaming laptops. It uses integrated graphics, which are notoriously inefficient for gaming. It does have a fast 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U, a 4-core CPU with a base frequency of 1.80Ghz, capping at 4Ghz. That’s enough to get 30-45 fps on Roblox, but you’re better off with an Ideapad gaming laptop, like the Lenovo L340 i5. It has a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, superior 9th Gen Intel Core i5, and 144Hz refresh rate for an overall better PC gaming experience. If you want one of the best two in one gaming laptops, check out our Microsoft Surface Book 2 Gaming review.

Battery

The specs on the Lenovo Thinkpad E580 aren’t all bad. It has a great battery life of nearly 8.5 hours. When you’re gaming or working, that’s a must-have feature, and perhaps a separate hard disk.

Ports & Expandability

You’ll find 16GB of RAM and 512GB Sata SSD, both of which are upgradable. Since the UHD 620 doesn’t have VRAM, we suggest upping the RAM to 32GB. As for ports, you’re getting a tonne of options, such as: one USB 2.0 Type-A, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, one HDMI 1.4, and a 3.5mm audio jack (Dolby Audio).

Related: Also check out our Lenovo Legion Y7000 review.

Build Quality

It has a plastic body with very little give and the lid is an attractive aluminum. It’s slightly better than the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Gaming Laptop, closer to the Lenovo Legion Y7000, but nowhere near the quality of the Asus ROG Zephyrus S Ultra Slim’s metal alloy build.

Value

You’ll find the Lenovo Thinkpad Gaming Laptop is less capable in gaming and more for multitasking. Sure, it has the UHD 620 for light gaming, but better options exist—like the Lenovo L340 i5—superior for gaming and computing, and with a cheaper price. If Roblox is all you’re worried about, outside of work, then you’re safe.

Lenovo Thinkpad Gaming Wrap Up

While the UHD 620 integrated graphics are just fine for Roblox, the Lenovo Thinkpad Gaming Laptop is better for multitasking than gaming. Its 8th Gen Intel Core i7 is still solid, even with 10th and 11th gen Intel cores around. You even get a bunch of ports to make use of. Ultimately, there are better options.

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