Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 review (gen 1 model- Ryzen 9, RX 6500M, OLED)


  1. Altandmain

    December 1, 2023 at 2:59 am

    The Z16 Gen 2 is out and upgraded the laptop to Zen 4.


    Doesn't look like much else has changed.

    One big flaw of the laptop is that it doesn't have an HDMI 2.1 port, which limits external monitor choices. Also, no USB A port, just USB C. There is also no Thunderbolt 4 port, which also limits external monitors. Port selection could be better on this laptop for sure.

    The Z16 Gen 2 was out in early November 2023, although there don't seem to be very many discounts, as it's a only released for a been a couple of months. It's quite expensive right now for the specs. There weren't any holiday discounts, just the usual price. We might not see a discount until 2024, which is when Zen 5 is due.

    Another missed opportunity is some medium end discrete GPU options, although the cooling system would need to be upgraded to accommodate them.

    • Altandmain

      December 2, 2023 at 11:05 pm

      There is one other feature I should note – Lenovo changed its solution for the Touchpad with the Z16 Gen 2.

      Lenovo now uses Sensel touchpads on the Z16 Gen 2.

      Here's a video about it: youtube.com/watch?v=jX95U1fBM9A

      The claim though is that it has a "Macbook" like touchpad. That's a big deal for some people I know.

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