Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 laptop review: 21:10 ultrawide productivity booster – NotebookCheck.net Reviews

The Lenovo ZenBook Duo. Cramming a second display onto a laptop has been challenging for makers like Asus, HP, and even Apple. However, we think Lenovo is closest to nailing the concept for a more seamless user experience.

The Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 directly succeeds last year’s ThinkBook Plus Gen 2. Though you can’t tell from the name alone, the Gen 3 model is a significant change from its predecessor in more ways than most other laptops. While the Gen 2 model is a 16: 10 13.3-inch convertible with a secondary 12-inch E-Ink touchscreen, the Gen 3 model is a 21: 10 17.3-inch clamshell with a secondary 8-inch IPS touchscreen. The two models are so different that arguments could be made about the naming of the Gen 3 model in relation to Gen 2 as they both serve very different purposes.

Our Gen 3 review configuration includes the 12th gen Core i7-12700H CPU with 16 GB of soldered RAM and 512 GB PCIe4 storage for approximately $1600 USD. A Core i5-12500H SKU is available, but all options come with the exact same primary 3072 x 1440 matte IPS touchscreen, secondary 8-inch 800 x 1280 IPS touchscreen, and integrated Iris Xe graphics.

Alternatives to the ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 include the 15-inch Asus ZenBook Pro Duo series and other 17-inch laptops designed for content creators or office productivity like the LG Gram 17 or Dell XPS 17.

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Memory

16 GB 

, LPDDR5, 2400 MHz, Dual-Channel, 52-44-44-104

Display

17.30 inch 21: 10, 3072 x 1440 pixel 196 PPI, 10-point capacitive, native pen support, MNH300HB1-1 CSOT T3, IPS, Secondary display: 8-inch, 800 x 1280, multitouch, glossy: no, 120 Hz

Mainboard

Intel Alder Lake-P PCH

Storage

Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB, 512 GB 

Soundcard

Intel Alder Lake-P PCH – cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)

Connections

3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, 1 Fingerprint Reader

Networking

Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2

Size

height x width x depth (in mm): 17.9 x 410 x 228 ( = 0.7 x 16.14 x 8.98 in)

Battery

70 Wh Lithium-Polymer

Operating System

Microsoft Windows 11 Pro

Camera

Webcam: FHD 1080p IR

Primary Camera: 2.1 MPix

Additional features

Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Lenovo Vantage, Pen Settings, Smart Appearance, Welcome, McAfee, 12 Months Warranty

Weight

1.977 kg ( = 69.74 oz / 4.36 pounds), Power Supply: 342 g ( = 12.06 oz / 0.75 pounds)

Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

The chassis shares the same aluminum alloy materials as on other ThinkBook models like on the recent ThinkBook 16 G4 Plus. Thus, if you’ve held a ThinkBook model in the past, then the smooth dark gray surfaces of the ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 will feel instantly familiar. The design targets casual offices and SMB environments in between the consumer-centric Yoga and more traditional ThinkPad models.

Build quality is slightly below that of a Yoga or ThinkPad X series model. The lid and base are a bit more susceptible to twisting and creaking likely due to the larger 17.3-inch form factor and relatively thin skeleton. Alternatives like the smaller ZenBook Duo or heavier XPS 17 feel firmer and with a more solid feel especially in regards to their hinges.

The elongated aspect ratio has resulted in a chassis that’s both wider but shorter than other 17-inch laptops. It’s thankfully still thin and lightweight when considering its size category. The XPS 17, for example, is half a kilogram heavier.

It would be a crime if the Gen 3 model came with fewer ports than the much smaller last generation model. The system integrates two USB-C ports much like its predecessor plus new USB-A and HDMI ports along the rear for a wider variety of options. Note that only one of the two USB-C ports is compatible with Thunderbolt, but either can be used for charging or DisplayPort.

There is no SD card reader which is a little disappointing considering the large form factor and focus on office/editing tasks.

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; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1556 (1493-1624)

; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1418 (1217-1477)

The 2 MP camera is sharper than the ones on the XPS series but still not as good as the 5 MP cameras on many newer HP models. Both an IR sensor and shutter are present for Hello support and privacy, respectively.

ColorChecker

6.8 ∆E

12.8 ∆E

8.9 ∆E

10.6 ∆E

6.4 ∆E

10.9 ∆E

13.9 ∆E

3.2 ∆E

10.6 ∆E

5.7 ∆E

10.2 ∆E

15.7 ∆E

4.8 ∆E

7.4 ∆E

12 ∆E

10.6 ∆E

8.2 ∆E

12.9 ∆E

17.5 ∆E

16.2 ∆E

15.2 ∆E

14.9 ∆E

12.5 ∆E

9.3 ∆E

ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3: 10.73 ∆E min: 3.2 – max: 17.53 ∆E

The bottom panel is secured by nine T5 Torx screws. We recommend removing the pen from the rear first and then using that opening to more easily detach the panel from the base.

There is not much to upgrade once inside as both the WLAN and RAM modules are soldered.

The system integrates an active stylus much like on last year’s Gen 2 model. The standard one-year limited manufacturer warranty applies if purchased in the US.

The typing experience remains identical to other ThinkBook laptops including the ThinkBook 14 G4 despite the inclusion of the secondary touchscreen. The wider footprint allows for a relatively spacious clickpad, touchscreen, and keyboard all on one laptop whereas they can feel cramped on a smaller 14-inch or 15-inch ZenBook.

Key feedback is shallow and light not unlike the keyboards on many Yoga, IdeaPad, or midrange Ultrabook models. ThinkPad keyboards are generally firmer and with deeper travel in comparison.

The clickpad is of a decent size unlike the tiny one on the ZenBook Duo UX481 (12 x 7.5 cm vs. 5.5 x 7 cm). Gliding is smooth and responsive due in part to the faster 120 Hz native refresh rate of the main display. Clicking on the clickpad is firm and with a loud auditory click for satisfying feedback.

The main IPS display may be of an atypical aspect ratio, but it carries the same characteristics as most other high-end IPS panels. The ~1000:1 contrast ratio, reasonably fast black-white response times, fast 120 Hz native refresh rate, and >95 percent P3 color coverage all make the display surprisingly good for both graphics, editing, and everything in between. Both colors and response times in particular are deeper and faster, respectively, than the panel on the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 while maximum brightness remains about the same.

407.8

cd/m²
419.7

cd/m²
386.2

cd/m²
385.5

cd/m²
405

cd/m²
357.2

cd/m²
393.4

cd/m²
395.3

cd/m²
352.7

cd/m²

Distribution of brightness

MNH300HB1-1 CSOT T3

X-Rite i1Pro 2

Maximum: 419.7 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 389.2 cd/m² Minimum: 4.81 cd/m²

Brightness Distribution: 84 %

Center on Battery: 405 cd/m²

Contrast: 1191:1 (Black: 0.34 cd/m²)

ΔE Color 2.69 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.3

ΔE Greyscale 1.4 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5

87.8% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)

100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)

96.8% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)

Gamma: 2.1

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

MNH300HB1-1 CSOT T3, IPS, 3072×1440, 17.30
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

CSOT T3 MND307DA1-5 (LCD), IPS, E-Ink, 2560×1600, 13.30
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

170PUW1-A00, IPS, 1920×1200, 17.00
LG Gram 17 (2022)

LG Philips LP170WQ1-SPF2, IPS, 2560×1600, 17.00
Dell XPS 17 9720

Sharp LQ170R1, IPS, 3840×2400, 17.00
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD

AU Optronics AUO329B, IPS, 3840×2160, 17.30
Display P3 Coverage

96.8

70.1

-28%

96.2

-1%

98.1

1%

94.8

-2%

86.9

-10%

sRGB Coverage

100

98

-2%

99.8

0%

99.9

0%

100

0%

100

0%

AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage

87.8

72.2

-18%

84.7

-4%

85.9

-2%

100

14%

99.6

13%

Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *

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Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession – a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.

Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19737 (minimum: 5 – maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Outdoor visibility is similar to the LG Gram 17 or XPS 17 as they all have similar maximum brightness levels. On the Lenovo, however, glare is more noticeable along the sides of the screen due to its larger-than-normal aspect ratio. You’ll still want to work under shade whenever possible to maximize visibility.

Wide IPS viewing angles
Wide IPS viewing angles

From a utility standpoint, the secondary screen works smoothly and perfectly for snapping different windows back and forth to the main display. It’s 10: 16 aspect ratio in particular works better for a wider variety of applications and programs when compared to the narrower secondary displays on the competing Asus ZenBook Duo series.

The screen also comes with unique auxiliary features not found on Asus models. For example, there are options to sync the brightness with the main display or to mirror only a specific 800 x 1280 pixel portion of the main display.

8-inch Secondary IPS Touchscreen 800 x 1280 Resolution
Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Maximum Brightness 393.6 nits
Black-to-White Response Times 16.8 ms rise, 10.4 ms fall
Gray-to-Gray Response Times 18.0 ms rise, 18.8 ms fall
Contrast Ratio 579:1
sRGB Coverage 80.6 percent
Gamma 2.55
CCT 7840
Grayscale Avg DeltaE2000 6.4
Colorchecker dE 2000 6.03
Colorchecker dE 2000 Max 9.45
Default screen orientation and layout between the two displays
Default screen orientation and layout between the two displays

Unfortunately, the secondary display comes with similar disadvantages as some early ZenBook Duo models. Its colors, refresh rate, contrast ratio, graininess, and viewing angle glare in particular are all noticeably inferior to the main display. Image quality is more akin to a cheap 8-inch Android tablet rather than an iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab S. If 1:1 image quality reproduction between the primary and secondary displays is important for your workloads, then dual external displays will still be your best option.

We also experienced several bugs on the second screen. Firstly, its brightness would sometimes not sync with the main display. Secondly, the primary display would often be turned off when waking from sleep leaving only the second display on even if both displays were active prior to entering sleep mode. Thirdly, the screen will respond to touch even if it is disabled through Windows which can lead to many accidental inputs to the main display. Users must remember to manually press the ‘S Star’ key (or the Insert key) on the keyboard to toggle touch sensitivity. And lastly, many inputs go unregistered on the second screen which can become frustrating during use. Many of these features show promise, but they could certainly benefit from more development time.

We set our unit to Extreme Performance mode via Lenovo Vantage and Performance mode via Windows prior to running any of the benchmarks below. Owners should become familiar with the pre-installed Vantage software as it is the control center for updates, performance, and auxiliary functions of the laptop. The screenshots below show some of the features available on the software.

CPU performance is 20 to 25 percent slower than the average Core i7-12700H in our database. The performance deficit is large enough that even laptops with the “slower” Core i5-12500H like the Honor MagicBook 15 can match or outperform our Lenovo. Nonetheless, processor performance is still faster than the lower-power Core i7-1260P or Core i7-1165G7. The advantage is especially wide when compared to the Core i5-1130G7 that powered last year’s ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 model.

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MSI Creator Z17 A12UGST-054 Intel Core i9-12900H: Ø2349 (2273.63-2626.4)

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

1972 Points

Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit

92.1 fps

Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit

97.8 %

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

245 Points

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PCMark 10 results are higher than many laptops running on Core U-series or older H-series CPUs while being lower than those with dedicated GPUs like the XPS 17 9720.

Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD

GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


7088 Points ∼100% +28%

Dell XPS 17 9720

GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB


6879 Points ∼97% +24%

Average Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (5541 – 6281, n=6)





5905 Points ∼83% +7%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB


5541 Points ∼78%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


5069 Points ∼72% -9%

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR


4918 Points ∼69% -11%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1130G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


4482 Points ∼63% -19%

Average Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (10569 – 11699, n=6)





11225 Points ∼100% +1%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB


11119 Points ∼99%

Dell XPS 17 9720

GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB


10369 Points ∼92% -7%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1130G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


10226 Points ∼91% -8%

Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD

GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


10212 Points ∼91% -8%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


9993 Points ∼89% -10%

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR


9214 Points ∼82% -17%

Dell XPS 17 9720

GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB


9257 Points ∼100% +38%

Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD

GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


9098 Points ∼98% +36%

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR


7769 Points ∼84% +16%

Average Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (6690 – 8038, n=6)





7293 Points ∼79% +9%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB


6690 Points ∼72%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


6391 Points ∼69% -4%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1130G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


6004 Points ∼65% -10%

Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD

GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


10403 Points ∼100% +68%

Dell XPS 17 9720

GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB


9203 Points ∼88% +48%

Average Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (6207 – 7401, n=6)





6838 Points ∼66% +10%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB


6207 Points ∼60%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


5537 Points ∼53% -11%

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR


4511 Points ∼43% -27%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1130G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


3982 Points ∼38% -36%

PCMark 10 Score 5541 points

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LatencyMon reveals no major DPC issues when opening multiple browser tabs of our homepage or when running Prime95 stress for 30 seconds. 4K video playback at 60 FPS is also perfect with no dropped frames.

Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD

GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


2676 μs ∼100% -300%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1130G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


1673 μs ∼63% -150%

Dell XPS 17 9720

GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB


1011.2 μs ∼38% -51%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB


669.7 μs ∼25%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ


444.2 μs ∼17% +34%

… smaller is better

Our test unit ships with the same 512 GB Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH SSD as found on the Dell XPS 17 9720. Though not as speedy as the Samsung PM9A1 series, the drive would exhibit no throttling issues for a consistent level of performance even when stressed.

Only one PCIe4 x4 2280 slot with no secondary options
Only one PCIe4 x4 2280 slot with no secondary options

CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1:
6361 MB/s

CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1:
4300 MB/s

CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1:
443.9 MB/s

CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1:
378 MB/s

CDM 5 Read Seq:
3252 MB/s

CDM 5 Write Seq:
3353 MB/s

CDM 5/6 Read 4K:
61.19 MB/s

CDM 5/6 Write 4K:
139.1 MB/s

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: Ø6445 (5381.71-6593.03)

Raw graphics performance is a few percentage points slower than the average laptop in our database with the same integrated Iris Xe 96 EUs GPU. It’s too bad that there are no discrete GeForce GTX/RTX or even MX options to choose from which could have boosted graphics performance significantly. The integrated Intel solution is on the slower side when considering the large 17-inch category.

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H


13196 Points ∼100% +191%

Dell XPS 17 9720

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12700H


12939 Points ∼98% +185%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, Intel Core i5-12500H


10621 Points ∼80% +134%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

NVIDIA GeForce MX550, Intel Core i7-1260P


6257 Points ∼47% +38%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i5-11300H


5573 Points ∼42% +23%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (2286 – 5955, n=133)





4804 Points ∼36% +6%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-12700H


4542 Points ∼34%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7


4496 Points ∼34% -1%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1240P


4480 Points ∼34% -1%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1130G7


3586 Points ∼27% -21%

Dell XPS 17 9720

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12700H


4960 Points ∼100% +268%

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H


4943 Points ∼100% +267%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, Intel Core i5-12500H


3938 Points ∼79% +192%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

NVIDIA GeForce MX550, Intel Core i7-1260P


2526 Points ∼51% +87%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i5-11300H


2300 Points ∼46% +71%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (707 – 1871, n=131)





1462 Points ∼29% +8%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1240P


1364 Points ∼28% +1%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-12700H


1348 Points ∼27%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7


1333 Points ∼27% -1%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1130G7


1056 Points ∼21% -22%

Dell XPS 17 9720

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12700H


5470 Points ∼100% +254%

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H


5070 Points ∼93% +228%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, Intel Core i5-12500H


4326 Points ∼79% +180%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

NVIDIA GeForce MX550, Intel Core i7-1260P


2818 Points ∼52% +82%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i5-11300H


2498 Points ∼46% +62%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (789 – 2133, n=129)





1627 Points ∼30% +5%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-12700H


1545 Points ∼28%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1240P


1528 Points ∼28% -1%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7


1497 Points ∼27% -3%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1130G7


1160 Points ∼21% -25%

Dell XPS 17 9720

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12700H


17674 Points ∼100% +214%

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H


17074 Points ∼97% +204%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, Intel Core i5-12500H


15411 Points ∼87% +174%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

NVIDIA GeForce MX550, Intel Core i7-1260P


10331 Points ∼58% +84%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i5-11300H


9580 Points ∼54% +70%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (2867 – 7202, n=123)





6320 Points ∼36% +12%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7


6293 Points ∼36% +12%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-12700H


5624 Points ∼32%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1240P


5064 Points ∼29% -10%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1130G7


4404 Points ∼25% -22%

3DMark 11 Performance
6297 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
21960 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4301 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1545 points

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Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU


283 fps ∼100% +225%

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q


236 fps ∼83% +171%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile


217 fps ∼77% +149%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550


159 fps ∼56% +83%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450




136 (12.2min, 38.3P0.1, 86.7P1) fps ∼48% +56%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




87.1 (84min) fps ∼31%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350




86 (81min) fps ∼30% -1%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (28.9 – 109, n=116)





83.3 fps ∼29% -4%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




69.9 (4.99min, 11.5P0.1, 34.4P1) fps ∼25% -20%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs


66 fps ∼23% -24%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU


179 fps ∼100% +250%

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q


166 fps ∼93% +224%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile


141 fps ∼79% +175%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550


94 fps ∼53% +84%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450




81.4 (34.1min, 42.6P0.1, 59.5P1) fps ∼45% +59%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (21.4 – 74.1, n=118)





53.2 fps ∼30% +4%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




51.2 (5min) fps ∼29%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350




48.6 (46min) fps ∼27% -5%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




45.1 (2.75min, 21.1P0.1, 25.5P1) fps ∼25% -12%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs


39.5 fps ∼22% -23%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU


99 fps ∼100% +226%

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q


95.9 fps ∼97% +215%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile


78 fps ∼79% +157%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550


51 fps ∼52% +68%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450




42.8 (12.2min, 16.6P0.1, 29.7P1) fps ∼43% +41%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




30.4 (28min) fps ∼31%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350




29.9 (27min) fps ∼30% -2%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (10.6 – 45.9, n=117)





28.2 fps ∼28% -7%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




25.8 (12.2min, 13.1P0.1, 16.1P1) fps ∼26% -15%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs


20.7 fps ∼21% -32%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU




49 (46min, 46P1) fps ∼100% +266%

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q




48.5 (44min, 45P1) fps ∼99% +262%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile




39.6 (38min, 38P1) fps ∼81% +196%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550


29 fps ∼59% +116%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450




24.3 (12.1min, 14.5P0.1, 19.1P1) fps ∼50% +81%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350




16.7 (14min) fps ∼34% +25%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (8.79 – 20.1, n=107)





14 fps ∼29% +4%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




13.4 (12min) fps ∼27%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




9.65 (8min, 9P1) fps ∼20% -28%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




9.53 (4.59min, 4.84P0.1, 7.56P1) fps ∼19% -29%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU


63 fps ∼100% +294%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile


49 fps ∼78% +206%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (14.6 – 25.9, n=22)





19.6 fps ∼31% +23%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




16 (10.7min) fps ∼25%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU


52 fps ∼100% +288%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile


42 fps ∼81% +213%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (11.7 – 21.7, n=22)





16.4 fps ∼32% +22%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




13.4 (9.5min) fps ∼26%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU


43 fps ∼100% +306%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile


30 fps ∼70% +183%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (9.8 – 16.9, n=21)





12.6 fps ∼29% +19%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




10.6 (8.1min) fps ∼25%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU


34 fps ∼100% +295%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile


25 fps ∼74% +191%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (7.4 – 16.8, n=19)





10.6 fps ∼31% +23%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




8.6 (6min) fps ∼25%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU


128.4 fps ∼100% +229%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile


112.6 fps ∼88% +189%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550


80.3 fps ∼63% +106%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450


65.3 fps ∼51% +67%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350


48.6 fps ∼38% +25%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs


39 fps ∼30%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (14.9 – 56.5, n=104)





38 fps ∼30% -3%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs


25.9 fps ∼20% -34%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU


73.1 fps ∼100% +243%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile


60.8 fps ∼83% +185%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550


38.2 fps ∼52% +79%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450


33 fps ∼45% +55%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350


23 fps ∼31% +8%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs


21.3 fps ∼29%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (11.2 – 28, n=100)





21.2 fps ∼29% 0%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs


15.2 fps ∼21% -29%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU


52.7 fps ∼100% +214%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile


42.9 fps ∼81% +155%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550


23.9 fps ∼45% +42%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450


21.2 fps ∼40% +26%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs


16.8 fps ∼32%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (9.73 – 27.8, n=94)





16.6 fps ∼31% -1%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350


14.5 fps ∼28% -14%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs


10.4 fps ∼20% -38%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU


135.7 fps ∼100% +212%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile


117 fps ∼86% +169%

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q


106 fps ∼78% +144%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550


101.1 fps ∼75% +132%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450


88.3 fps ∼65% +103%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350


66.7 fps ∼49% +53%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs


43.5 fps ∼32%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs


40 fps ∼29% -8%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (13.4 – 88.4, n=134)





38.4 fps ∼28% -12%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs


36.8 fps ∼27% -15%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU


114.8 fps ∼100% +238%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile


93.6 fps ∼82% +175%

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q


92 fps ∼80% +171%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550


81.5 fps ∼71% +140%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450


73.4 fps ∼64% +116%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350


62.7 fps ∼55% +84%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (11.6 – 69.5, n=135)





34.3 fps ∼30% +1%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs


34 fps ∼30%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs


25.9 fps ∼23% -24%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs


24.6 fps ∼21% -28%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU


95.8 fps ∼100% +215%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile


82.3 fps ∼86% +171%

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q


78.6 fps ∼82% +159%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550


67 fps ∼70% +120%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450


62.6 fps ∼65% +106%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350


53.9 fps ∼56% +77%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (11.1 – 59.8, n=134)





30.8 fps ∼32% +1%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs


30.4 fps ∼32%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs


25 fps ∼26% -18%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs


21.5 fps ∼22% -29%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU




187 (165.4min) fps ∼100% +48%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile




159.3 (143.4min) fps ∼85% +26%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550




142 (128.7min) fps ∼76% +13%

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q




131 (114.1min) fps ∼70% +4%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350




126 (109.8min) fps ∼67% 0%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




126 (98min) fps ∼67%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450




123 (110.1min) fps ∼66% -2%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




102.9 (79.9min) fps ∼55% -18%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (36 – 148, n=131)





95.2 fps ∼51% -24%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




81.5 (50.6min) fps ∼44% -35%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU




170.8 (149.9min) fps ∼100% +82%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile




143.6 (127min) fps ∼84% +53%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550




126.4 (114.3min) fps ∼74% +34%

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q




120 (106.3min) fps ∼70% +28%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350




119 (102.7min) fps ∼70% +26%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450




112 (100.6min) fps ∼66% +19%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




94.1 (76.3min) fps ∼55%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (31.6 – 108.5, n=131)





72.7 fps ∼43% -23%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




65.1 (44.4min) fps ∼38% -31%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




63.7 (42.7min) fps ∼37% -32%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU




160.3 (138.8min) fps ∼100% +230%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile




138.1 (121.4min) fps ∼86% +184%

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q




115 (101.9min) fps ∼72% +137%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550




112 (101.3min) fps ∼70% +130%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450




104 (91.9min) fps ∼65% +114%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350




80.4 (66.9min) fps ∼50% +65%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (23.2 – 88.1, n=131)





49.9 fps ∼31% +3%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




48.6 (45.1min) fps ∼30%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




39.5 (16.5min) fps ∼25% -19%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




29.8 (26.8min) fps ∼19% -39%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU




145 (124.9min) fps ∼100% +223%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile




130.1 (114.7min) fps ∼90% +190%

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q




109 (96.4min) fps ∼75% +143%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550




106.7 (96.4min) fps ∼74% +138%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450




95.5 (80.2min) fps ∼66% +113%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350




73.4 (61.5min) fps ∼51% +63%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (20.6 – 78.5, n=131)





46 fps ∼32% +2%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




44.9 (41min) fps ∼31%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




34.8 (15.1min) fps ∼24% -22%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




28.6 (24.8min) fps ∼20% -36%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU




186.8 (1.581min, 166.7P1) fps ∼100% +87%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile




183.2 (2.84min, 125P1) fps ∼98% +83%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550




165.8 (4.82min, 100P1) fps ∼89% +66%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450




165 (4.85min, 111P1) fps ∼88% +65%

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q


155 fps ∼83% +55%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350




141 (8.38min, 83.3P1) fps ∼75% +41%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




100.1 (15.4min, 55.6P1) fps ∼54%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (52 – 157, n=90)





91.2 fps ∼49% -9%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




89.6 (11.4min, 47.6P1) fps ∼48% -10%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




59.9 (13min, 33.3P1) fps ∼32% -40%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450




141 (4.54min, 90.9P1) fps ∼100% +134%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350




86.9 (24min, 34.5P1) fps ∼62% +44%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




70.2 (10.3min, 40P1) fps ∼50% +17%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (35.1 – 109, n=77)





67.8 fps ∼48% +13%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




60.2 (13.3min, 52.6P1) fps ∼43%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




48.7 (10.7min, 31.3P1) fps ∼35% -19%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU




180.2 (2.48min, 125P1) fps ∼100% +196%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile




175.8 (3.76min, 125P1) fps ∼98% +189%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550




155.6 (4.88min, 90.9P1) fps ∼86% +156%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450




154 (5.16min, 90.9P1) fps ∼85% +153%

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q


150 fps ∼83% +146%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350




115 (5.06min, 55.6P1) fps ∼64% +89%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




76.1 (12.4min, 32.3P1) fps ∼42% +25%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (24.1 – 137, n=93)





76.1 fps ∼42% +25%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




60.9 (10.3min, 52.6P1) fps ∼34%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




54.6 (12.8min, 31.3P1) fps ∼30% -10%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450




135 (5.64min, 76.9P1) fps ∼100% +124%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350




69 (23.7min, 33.3P1) fps ∼51% +15%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




61.3 (12.8min, 38.5P1) fps ∼45% +2%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




60.2 (15.1min, 50P1) fps ∼45%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (20 – 109, n=76)





59.2 fps ∼44% -2%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




43.4 (10.3min, 25.6P1) fps ∼32% -28%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU




146.6 (5.54min, 100P1) fps ∼100% +633%

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q


111.8 fps ∼76% +459%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile




111.5 (33.4min, 71.4P1) fps ∼76% +458%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550




77.6 (15.6min, 52.6P1) fps ∼53% +288%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450




68.3 (24.7min, 45.5P1) fps ∼47% +242%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350




45.8 (0.907min, 20.8P1) fps ∼31% +129%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (9.39 – 51.6, n=88)





22.8 fps ∼16% +14%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




20 (8.3min, 14.7P1) fps ∼14%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




19.3 (4.98min, 14.5P1) fps ∼13% -3%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




17.9 (5.96min, 12.8P1) fps ∼12% -10%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU




72.5 (6.08min, 47.6P1) fps ∼100% +709%

Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q


58.5 fps ∼81% +553%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile




55.8 (15.1min, 37P1) fps ∼77% +523%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550




35 (2.25min, 22.7P1) fps ∼48% +291%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450




30.5 (3.93min, 20P1) fps ∼42% +240%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350




23.7 (1.708min, 15.2P1) fps ∼33% +165%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (4.22 – 22.9, n=81)





9.52 fps ∼13% +6%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




8.96 (4.13min, 5.08P1) fps ∼12%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




8.84 (2.2min, 6.49P1) fps ∼12% -1%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




7.27 (3.57min, 4.52P1) fps ∼10% -19%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU




296 (121min, 227P1) fps ∼100% +297%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile




198.7 (96.8min, 155P1) fps ∼67% +166%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550




156 (122.9min, 132.5P1) fps ∼53% +109%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450




134 (96.7min, 110P1) fps ∼45% +80%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350




92.7 (72min, 76.8P1) fps ∼31% +24%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (40.6 – 105, n=88)





83.5 fps ∼28% +12%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




74.6 (16.5min, 22.3P1) fps ∼25%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




71.1 (16.5min, 23.1P1) fps ∼24% -5%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




60.4 (13.8min, 18.3P1) fps ∼20% -19%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU




131 (97.2min, 107P1) fps ∼100% +309%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile




89.7 (71.8min, 77.7P1) fps ∼68% +180%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550




61 (44min, 53.4P1) fps ∼47% +91%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450




53.2 (44.2min, 46.6P1) fps ∼41% +66%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (17.9 – 48.3, n=88)





35.5 fps ∼27% +11%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350




32.3 (27.7min, 28.5P1) fps ∼25% +1%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




32 (15.6min, 18.4P1) fps ∼24%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




27.1 (7.1min, 13.5P1) fps ∼21% -15%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




25 (11.5min, 14.1P1) fps ∼19% -22%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU




105.3 (70min, 78.5P1) fps ∼100% +313%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile




74 (52.9min, 56.5P1) fps ∼70% +190%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550




53 (42.1min, 43.9P1) fps ∼50% +108%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450




46.7 (38.7min, 39.3P1) fps ∼44% +83%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (15 – 38.1, n=88)





28.7 fps ∼27% +13%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




25.5 (6.6min, 14.3P1) fps ∼24%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350




25 (20.5min, 21.4P1) fps ∼24% -2%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




21.7 (5.7min, 7.54P1) fps ∼21% -15%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




20.6 (6.8min, 11P1) fps ∼20% -19%

Dell XPS 17 9720

Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU




90.6 (63.5min, 68.2P1) fps ∼100% +349%

Honor MagicBook 14 2022

Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile




65.3 (38.1min, 50.7P1) fps ∼72% +223%

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 3 24IAP7

Intel Core i7-1260P, NVIDIA GeForce MX550




38.1 (29.5min, 30.3P1) fps ∼42% +89%

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16IHU6

Intel Core i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450




32.2 (15.7min, 25.4P1) fps ∼36% +59%

Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs

  (12.4 – 30.8, n=86)





23.3 fps ∼26% +15%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Intel Core i7-12700H, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs




20.2 (5.4min, 6.96P1) fps ∼22%

LG Gram 17 (2022)

Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




18.9 (6min, 7.2P1) fps ∼21% -6%

Asus Vivobook 15 K513EQ

Intel Core i7-1165G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350




18.8 (14.8min, 15.1P1) fps ∼21% -7%

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Intel Core i5-1130G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs




18.2 (5min, 5P1) fps ∼20% -10%

0510152025303540455055606570758085Tooltip

Fan noise when idling on desktop ranges between 26 and 28 dB(A) depending on the power profile against a silent background of 22.7 dB(A). Thus, the internal fans are never truly silent in most scenarios which is perhaps the consequence of utilizing a Core H-series CPU instead of the slower but more efficient Core U option. The fans tend to pulse up to 35 dB(A) if web browsing or word processing on Extreme Performance mode and so we recommend Balanced or “Intelligent Cooling” mode when running undemanding applications.

Running higher loads like games induces a fan noise between 39 and 43 dB(A) which is much louder than on the smaller ThinkBook Plus Gen 2.

Fan noise profile (White: Background, Red: System idle, Blue: 3DMark 06, Orange: Witcher 3, Green: Prime95+FurMark stress)
Fan noise profile (White: Background, Red: System idle, Blue: 3DMark 06, Orange: Witcher 3, Green: Prime95+FurMark stress)

Noise Level

Idle

26.3 / 26.3 / 27.9 dB(A)

Load
42.2 / 46.5 dB(A)
  red to green bar

 

30 dB

silent

40 dB(A)

audible

50 dB(A)

loud

 

min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 22.7 dB(A)

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Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1130G7, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
LG Gram 17 (2022)

Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1240P, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
Dell XPS 17 9720

GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD

GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i9-11980HK, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
off / environment *

22.7

25.4

-12%

29.4

-30%

25.1

-11%

24

-6%

25

-10%

Idle Minimum *

26.3

25.4

3%

29.4

-12%

25.12

4%

24

9%

30

-14%

Idle Average *

26.3

27.4

-4%

29.9

-14%

25.15

4%

24

9%

32

-22%

Idle Maximum *

27.9

32.2

-15%

29.9

-7%

26

7%

24

14%

41

-47%

Load Average *

42.2

32.2

24%

31.6

25%

36.9

13%

43.9

-4%

43

-2%

Witcher 3 ultra *

39.8

32.2

19%

31.6

21%

48.4

-22%

51

-28%

Load Maximum *

46.5

34.5

26%

31.6

32%

37.2

20%

48.4

-4%

59

-27%

… smaller is better

Surface temperatures are cooler than expected even when running demanding loads. Hot spots are only about 33 C on the top and bottom, respectively, compared to 50 C or warmer on the LG Gram 17 under similar conditions. The larger surface area of the wide 21: 10 aspect ratio has a positive effect on overall temperature development.

  30 °C

86 F
33.2 °C

92 F
27.2 °C

81 F
 
  30.6 °C

87 F
31.4 °C

89 F
24.4 °C

76 F
 
  25.2 °C

77 F
26.2 °C

79 F
24 °C

75 F
 
Maximum: 33.2 °C = 92 F

Average: 28 °C = 82 F
27.4 °C

81 F
32.8 °C

91 F
27.6 °C

82 F
25.6 °C

78 F
30.8 °C

87 F
27.8 °C

82 F
24.6 °C

76 F
27.2 °C

81 F
25.8 °C

78 F
Maximum: 32.8 °C = 91 F

Average: 27.7 °C = 82 F

Power Supply (max.)  46 °C = 115 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer

(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 28 °C / 82 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.

(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 33.2 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.

(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 32.8 °C / 91 F, compared to the average of 36.6 °C / 98 F

(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.2 °C / 81 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.

(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 26.4 °C / 79.5 F and are therefore cool to the touch.

(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 27.8 °C / 82 F (+1.4 °C / 2.5 F).

When running Prime95 to stress the CPU, clock rates and board power draw would spike to 3.6 GHz and 80 W, respectively, lasting for only a few seconds and reaching a core temperature of 98 C. Clock rates and board power draw would then swiftly fall to 3 GHz and 60 W before eventually stabilizing at 2.8 GHz and 52 W, respectively, to keep core temperatures just under 90 C. Repeating this test on the XPS 17 with the same Core i7-12700H CPU would result in similar clock rates but at a cooler core temperature of 75 C.

GPU clock rates and temperature when running Witcher 3 would stabilize at 1297 MHz and 85 C, respectively, which is a common range for thin Core H-powered multimedia laptops like the Dell Inspiron 16 Plus 7620.

Running on battery power impacts performance. A 3DMark 11 run on batteries would return Physics and Graphics scores of 16704 and 5421 points, respectively, compared to 18948 and 6524 points when on mains.

CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C)
System Idle 36
Prime95 Stress 2.6 88
Prime95 + FurMark Stress 1.9 1147 72
Witcher 3 Stress ~1.9 1297 85
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Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (77.5 dB)

Bass 100 – 315 Hz

(±) | reduced bass – on average 14% lower than median

(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.4% delta to prev. frequency)

Mids 400 – 2000 Hz

(±) | higher mids – on average 5% higher than median

(+) | mids are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)

Highs 2 – 16 kHz

(+) | balanced highs – only 1.4% away from median

(+) | highs are linear (2.5% delta to prev. frequency)

Overall 100 – 16.000 Hz

(+) | overall sound is linear (13.7% difference to median)

Compared to same class

» 8% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 87% worse

» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 20%, worst was 51%

Compared to all devices tested

» 14% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 83% worse

» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.7 dB)

Bass 100 – 315 Hz

(+) | good bass – only 3.8% away from median

(+) | bass is linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)

Mids 400 – 2000 Hz

(+) | balanced mids – only 1.3% away from median

(+) | mids are linear (2.1% delta to prev. frequency)

Highs 2 – 16 kHz

(+) | balanced highs – only 1.9% away from median

(+) | highs are linear (2.7% delta to prev. frequency)

Overall 100 – 16.000 Hz

(+) | overall sound is linear (3.6% difference to median)

Compared to same class

» 0% of all tested devices in this class were better, 0% similar, 99% worse

» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 17%, worst was 41%

Compared to all devices tested

» 0% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 100% worse

» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Idling on desktop on Power Saver mode draws as little as 7 W when at the minimum brightness level and with the secondary screen off. If the secondary screen is enabled and set to its maximum brightness level, consumption will be about 2.8 W higher. Idling on desktop with both screens set to maximum brightness and on Extreme Performance mode demands just under 17 W to be as much as faster 17-inch laptops with discrete GPUs.

Running higher loads like games demands between 50 and 65 W compared to only ~40 W on most Core U- or P-series laptops with the same integrated Iris Xe 96 EUs GPU like the LG Gram 17.

Overall power consumption is about 2x higher than the previous generation ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 in most cases due to the increase in size and performance and the added utility from the secondary display.

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB, IPS, 3072×1440, 17.30
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

i5-1130G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ, IPS, E-Ink, 2560×1600, 13.30
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

i7-9750H, Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR, IPS, 1920×1200, 17.00
LG Gram 17 (2022)

i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ, IPS, 2560×1600, 17.00
Dell XPS 17 9720

i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, Micron 3400 MTFDKBA512TFH 512GB, IPS, 3840×2400, 17.00
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD

i9-11980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ, IPS, 3840×2160, 17.30
Idle Minimum *

7.4

5

32%

11.3

-53%

4

46%

7.8

-5%

25

-238%

Idle Average *

16.4

7.9

52%

16

2%

12.2

26%

15.1

8%

28

-71%

Idle Maximum *

16.8

8.3

51%

16.8

-0%

13.2

21%

17

-1%

40

-138%

Load Average *

62.3

30.9

50%

93.6

-50%

34

45%

114

-83%

114

-83%

Witcher 3 ultra *

50

25.2

50%

106

-112%

39.4

21%

115.2

-130%

176

-252%

Load Maximum *

107.9

66.8

38%

186.6

-73%

65.9

39%

135.6

-26%

236

-119%

… smaller is better

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Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3 i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs; Prime95 V28,10 Stress (external Monitor): Ø96.4 (82.1-108)

Samsung Galaxy Book2 15 i7-1260P, A350M; Prime95 V28,10 Stress (external Monitor): Ø58.1 (47.2-62.5)

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3 i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs; Cinebench R15 Multi (external Monitor): Ø103.4 (83.7-107.8)

Samsung Galaxy Book2 15 i7-1260P, A350M; Cinebench R15 Multi (external Monitor): Ø53.2 (49.7-54.9)

Samsung Galaxy Book2 15 i7-1260P, A350M; Cinebench R23 Multi (external Monitor): Ø60.1 (42.5-62.5)

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3 i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs; 1280×720 FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test (external Monitor): Ø47.7 (44.5-58.1)

Samsung Galaxy Book2 15 i7-1260P, A350M; 1280×720 FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test (external Monitor): Ø60.5 (47.4-62.4)

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3 i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs; 1920×1080 The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor): Ø48.3 (46.4-56.1)

Samsung Galaxy Book2 15 i7-1260P, A350M; 1920×1080 The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor): Ø53.2 (49.5-57.8)

Runtimes are average at best for a 17-inch laptop. Battery capacity is smaller than on the LG Gram 17 or Dell XPS 17 for a WLAN runtime that is several hours shorter. We’re able to clock in just under 5.5 hours of real-world WLAN usage with the secondary display active compared to 9+ hours each on the aforementioned Asus and Dell.

Charging from empty to full capacity takes between 1 and 1.5 hours when Rapid Charge is enabled.

Battery Runtime

Idle (without WLAN, min brightness) 8h 03min
WiFi Websurfing 5h 20min
Load (maximum brightness) 0h 59min
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

i7-12700H, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 70 Wh
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen2 Core i5

i5-1130G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs, 53 Wh
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T

i7-9750H, Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, 57 Wh
LG Gram 17 (2022)

i5-1240P, Iris Xe G7 80EUs, 80 Wh
Dell XPS 17 9720

i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, 97 Wh
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR YD

i9-11980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, 99 Wh
Reader / Idle

483

1692

250%

WiFi v1.3

320

453

42%

352

10%

669

109%

551

72%

334

4%

Load

59

99

68%

179

203%

70

19%

70

19%

H.264

412

844

673

Witcher 3 ultra

104

Pros

+ high quality 21: 10 IPS touchscreen with P3 colors

+ relatively cool surface temperatures

+ integrated active stylus

+ lightweight for the size

+ Thunderbolt 4 support

Cons

secondary touchscreen image quality not nearly as good as the primary display

underperforming Core H-series CPU

hinges could be stronger

no discrete GPU options

average battery life

In review: Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 IAP. Test unit provided by Lenovo
In review: Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 IAP. Test unit provided by Lenovo

The ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 is unique in its size category and not just for its 8-inch secondary display or 21: 10 form factor. More specifically, it is one of the few 17-inch laptops to ship with an Intel 12th gen Core H processor and absolutely no discrete graphics options at all. This approach has allowed for a relatively slim and light chassis design in spite of the second display and longer chassis dimensions.

A key disadvantage to the model is that it may be underpowered for some users. CPU performance is slower than many other 17-inch laptops with the same Core i7-12700H processor and the lack of a dGPU will likely turn away most power users. The latter is a shame because the primary display has the colors and features for graphics editing while the secondary display can be inherently useful for heavy multitasking. As long as your workloads aren’t particularly GPU heavy, then this drawback shouldn’t be too much of an issue.

The ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 optimizes productivity by giving users more screen real-estate than most other laptops in the market. You’ll have to give up a bit of graphics performance along the way, however.

As for the integrated secondary display, the feature is most useful for file explorer windows, texts, command lines, and other applications where color accuracy isn’t a huge concern. Its touchscreen functionality isn’t as reliable as on a smartphone or tablet, however, and so we find the display easiest to use with a mouse instead.

If you have the desk space for an external secondary monitor like the Lepow C2, then the ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 becomes much less compelling. Users who are constantly on the move or don’t have space for external monitors are the ones who will find this Lenovo surprisingly spacious when compared to other 17-inch models.

The ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 is not yet available at major resellers like Amazon, Best Buy, or Newegg. Users can purchase directly from Lenovo starting at $1500 USD for the Core i5 option or $1600 for our Core i7 configuration.

Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen3

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Allen Ngo

Connectivity

70 / 80 → 87%

Games Performance

68 / 78 → 88%

Application Performance

95 / 95 → 100%

Office – Weighted Average

Allen Ngo, 2022-09-22 (Update: 2022-09-22)