The Lenovo ThinkBook 16p Gen 3 succeeds the “Gen 2” laptop with the same name and keeps the overall concept but with newer internal components. In short, this is a fancy refresh, as you’ll see.
The ThinkBook 16p Gen 3 comes with everyone’s favorites: new CPU and GPU options, targeting creative enthusiasts and graphics professionals. After all, that’s the core value for any laptop meant to create graphics.
The CPU can be configured with “up to” the Ryzen 9 6900HX, a very performant mobile CPU. Users can select “up to” 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 2TB of SSD storage (two M.2 slots), and a GeForce RTX 3060 (6GB) as the fastest GPU option.
That is serious computing performance in a 4.38 Lbs chassis, and we’re looking forward to measuring the performance/Lbs ratio as it should be pretty good.
The 16-inch 2.5K display is the other highlight for Creative users who need reliable color rendering. Lenovo has an X-Rite Pantone certification and uses an ambient light sensor to tweak display settings in real-time to adapt to any environment automatically.
One display option has a 500 NITs brightness (HDR400 and Dolby Vision certified) and a 165Hz refresh rate. The more affordable one has 400 NITs and 60 Hz, but both options reproduce 100% of the sRGB color gamut.
Since it’s a professional computer, Lenovo has added a webcam privacy shutter and a Kengsinton NanoSaver lock port. This antitheft option is handy if you’re working in a cafe these days.
Talking about ports, there are four USB ports, including one USB-C, one USB4, and two full-size USB 3.2 Gen 2. The SD Card reader is a must-have for many photographers and is included, fortunately.
The 71Wh battery capacity is good, but with this kind of computing power, you should plug it in when using heavy applications. That said, the laptop can do more mundane things, such as movie playback, which is what the battery is for.
This light workstation’s pricing starts at $2379, and we’ll have to wait for Lenovo’s official configurator to see all the pricing details, but keep an eye on future updates.