Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 2 (AMD) vs Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Intel, 2020)

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Key Differences

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Advantages of the Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 2 (AMD)
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • Slightly easier to carry: weighs 120 grams less (around 0.26 lbs)
  • Supports next-generation Wi-Fi 6 wireless networks
Advantages of the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Intel, 2020)
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 4 versus 2
  • Thinner bezels and 8% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • 45% sharper screen – 227 versus 157 pixels per inch (PPI)
  • Provides 25% higher max. screen brightness: 500 vs 400 nits
  • Much smaller footprint: 12% more compact case (100.1 vs 113.8 square inches)

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Tests and Specifications

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Weight 1.28 kg (2.82 lbs) 1.4 kg (3.09 lbs)
Dimensions 327.5 x 224 x 16.4 mm
12.89 x 8.82 x 0.65 inches
304.1 x 212.4 x 15.6 mm
11.97 x 8.36 x 0.61 inches
Area 734 cm2 (113.7 inches2) 646 cm2 (100.1 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~73.6% ~79.4%
Side bezels 8.8 mm 8.8 mm
Colors Black, Gray Silver, Gray
Material Aluminum Aluminum
Transformer No No
Opening angle 180° -
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Liquid metal No -
Number of fans 1 2
Max. fan speed (RPM) - 6200 RPM
Noise level (max. load) 34 dB 42.1 dB


Size 14 inches 13.3 inches
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 157 ppi 227 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:10
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 2560 x 1600 pixels
HDR support No Yes, HDR10
Sync technology No No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Glossy (Antireflective)
Ambient light sensor No Yes
Display tests
Contrast 1418:1 1600:1
sRGB color space 91.8% 99.9%
Adobe RGB profile 67.2% 77.4%
DCI-P3 color gamut 69.7% -
Response time 70 ms 40 ms
Max. brightness


Voltage - 12.96 V
Full charging time 1:30 hr 1:50 hr
Battery type Li-Po Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Left Left, Right
Charge power 65 W 61 W
Cable length - 2 meters
Weight of AC adapter 376 grams 276 grams


CPU name
Base frequency 2.6 GHz 2.0 GHz
Turbo frequency 4 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores 4 4
Threads 8 8
L3 Cache 8 MB 6 MB
Integrated GPU Radeon RX Vega 6 Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7
Fabrication process 7 nm 10 nm


Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 15 W 15 W
Type Integrated Integrated
Fabrication process 7 nm 10 nm
GPU base clock 0 MHz 300 MHz
GPU boost clock 1500 MHz 1100 MHz
Memory size System Shared System Shared
Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory speed 4.27 Gbps 3.73 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 384 512
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 24 64
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 8 8


RAM size
Channels 2x4 GB 2x8 GB
Clock 4266 MHz 3733 MHz
Upgradable No No
Total slots - 2


Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x) Custom
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x256 GB 1x512 GB
Upgradable Yes No
Total slots 1 -
NVMe Yes Yes


Audio chip Realtek ALC3287 -
Speakers 2.0 2.0
Power 2x2W -
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Loudness 67.6 dB 80.1 dB
Microphones 2 3


Wi-Fi standard v6 v5
Bluetooth v5.2 v5
Fingerprint Optional Yes
Infrared sensor Optional No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
USB-A 2x USB 3.2 No
USB Type-C 2x USB 4.0 4x USB 3.1
Thunderbolt No Thunderbolt 3
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.0 No
DisplayPort No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No No
SD card reader Yes No
Proprietary charging port No No


Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.5 mm 1 mm
Size 11.5 x 6.1 cm 11.1 x 6.6 cm
Surface Plastic Glass
Windows Precision Yes No
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