Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 3: Release date, price, and everything you need to know

Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 3: Release date, price, and everything you need to know

Lenovo refreshed many of its laptops at MWC 2022, and that includes the ThinkPad T14s lineup. The Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 3 comes with more performance courtesy of the new Intel and AMD processors, a taller 16:10 display, and a slightly thinner design. Previous models were already some of the most popular laptops Lenovo makes, so these improvements are building on top of an already great PC.

We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 3, including its full spec sheet, release date, and pricing. You can find it all below.

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Specs

Lenovo ThinkPad T14s specs

Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 3 (Intel) Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 3 (AMD)
CPU
  • Intel Core i5-1235U (15W, 10 cores, 12 threads, up to 4.4GHz, 12MB cache)
  • Intel Core i5-1245U (15W, 10 cores, 12 threads, up to 4.4GHz, 12MB cache)
  • Intel Core i5-1240P (28W, 12 cores, 16 threads, up to 4.4GHz, 12MB cache)
  • Intel Core i5-1250P (28W, 12 cores, 16 threads, up to 4.4GHz, 12MB cache)
  • Intel Core i7-1260P (28W, 12 cores, 16 threads, up to 4.7GHz, 18MB cache)
  • Intel Core i7-1270P (28W, 12 cores, 16 threads, up to 4.8GHz, 18MB cache)
  • Intel Core i7-1280P (28W, 16 cores, 20 threads, up to 4.8GHz, 24MB cache)
  • AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650 (19W, 6 cores, 12 threads, up to 4.5GHz, 16MB cache)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850 (19W, 8 cores, 16 threads, up to 4-7GHz, 16MB cache)
Graphics
  • Intel Iris Xe graphics
  • AMD Radeon 660M Graphics (Ryzen 5)
  • AMD Radeon 680M Graphics (Ryzen 7)
Storage
  • 256GB PCIe 4 x4 SSD
  • 512GB PCIe 4 x4 SSD
  • 512GB PCIe 4 x4 Performance SSD
  • 1TB PCIe 4 x4 SSD
  • 1TB PCIe 4 x4 Performance SSD
  • 2TB PCIe 4 x4 Performance SSD
  • 256GB PCIe 4 x4 SSD
  • 512GB PCIe 4 x4 SSD
  • 512GB PCIe 4 x4 Performance SSD
  • 1TB PCIe 4 x4 SSD
  • 1TB PCIe 4 x4 Performance SSD
  • 2TB PCIe 4 x4 Performance SSD
RAM
  • 8GB LPDDR5 4800MHz (soldered)
  • 16GB LPDDR5 4800MHz (soldered)
  • 32GB LPDDR5 4800MHz (soldered)
  • 8GB LPDDR5 6400MHz (soldered)
  • 16GB LPDDR5 6400MHz (soldered)
  • 32GB LPDDR5 6400MHz (soldered)
Display
  • 14-inch 16:10 Full HD+ (1920 x 1200) IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits, 45% NTSC
  • 14-inch 16:10 Full HD+ (1920 x 1200) IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits, touch, 45% NTSC
  • 14-inch 16:10 Full HD+ (1920 x 1200) IPS, low power, anti-glare, 400 nits, 100% sRGB
  • 14-inch 16:10 2.2K (2240×1400) IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits, 100% sRGB
  • 14-inch 16:10 2.8K (2880 x 1800) OLED, anti-glare, anti-reflection, anti-smudge, 400nits, 100% DCI-P3, DisplayHDR True Black 500, Dolby Vision, 90Hz refresh rate
  • 14-inch 16:10 Full HD+ (1920 x 1200) IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits
  • 14-inch 16:10 Full HD+ (1920 x 1200) IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits, touch
  • 14-inch 16:10 Full HD+ (1920 x 1200) IPS, low power, anti-glare, 400 nits, 100% sRGB
  • 14-inch 16:10 Full HD+ (1920 x 1200) IPS, Privacy Guard, anti-glare, 500nits, 100% sRGB
  • 14-inch 16:10 2.2K (2240×1400) IPS, anti-glare, 300nits
  • 14-inch 16:10 2.8K (2880 x 1800) OLED, anti-glare, anti-reflection, anti-smudge, 400nits, 100% DCI-P3, DisplayHDR True Black 500, Dolby Vision, 90Hz refresh rate
Battery
  • Up to 57Whr battery
  • Up to 57Whr battery
Ports
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4 / USB Type-C
  • 2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.2 Gen 1)
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0b
  • 3.5mm combo headphone jack
  • 1 x USB Type-C (USB 4.0)
  • 1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2)
  • 2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.2 Gen 1)
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0b
  • 3.5mm combo headphone jack
Audio
  • Dolby Audio speaker system with Dolby Voice
  • Dual microphones
  • Dolby Audio speaker system with Dolby Voice
  • Dual microphones
Webcam
  • 720p HD camera
  • 1080p Full HD camera
  • 1080p Full HD camera + IR camera
  • 720p HD camera
  • 1080p Full HD camera
  • 1080p Full HD camera + IR camera
Windows Hello
  • Fingerprint reader (in power button)
  • Optional: IR camera
  • Fingerprint reader (in power button)
  • Optional: IR camera
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 6E
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • 5G sub-6GHz (Cat20)
  • 4G LTE (Cat20)
  • Wi-Fi 6E
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • 5G sub-6GHz (Cat20)
  • 4G LTE Cat16)
Color
  • Storm Grey
  • Thunder Black
  • Storm Grey
  • Thunder Black
Size (WxDxH)
  • 317.5 x 226.9 x 16.6 mm (12.50 x 8.93 x 0.65 in)
  • 317.5 x 226.9 x 15.85 mm (12.50 x 8.93 x 0.62 in)
Starting weight
  • 2.7 lbs (1.22 kg)
  • 2.84 lbs (1.29 kg)
Price Starting at $1,399.99 Starting at $1,299.99

Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 3 release date

Along with many other laptops, the Lenovo ThinkPad T14s was announced at MWC 2022 in late February, but it was launched a few months later. The AMD models first showed up in May, and the Intel variants launched in June.

Lenovo ThinkPad lying flat with lid open

Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 3

However, it’s worth noting that the official release date doesn’t mean all of the configurations above are available already. The AMD models still aren’t available in build-to-order configurations (so you have to choose one of the presets), and even for the Intel model, not every option is available in the configurator. This isn’t unexpected, as these laptops models that offer many configurations tend to roll them out gradually to ensure the company can meet demand.

Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 3 price

Pricing for Lenovo’s laptops tends to vary a lot, because the company is almost always running some kind of promotion on its website. Officially, the AMD version will starts at $1,399, while the Intel model is a bit pricier, starting at $1,529.

Those are just the prices for the base configuration, so it will heavily depend on what you want to outfit your laptop with. There are a ton of configuration options for things like the processor, RAM, storage, and display, so the best way to know for sure how much you’ll be spending is to check out Lenovo’s website.

What’s new in the Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 3

As you’d expect, the Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 3 comes with some improvements over the previous generation, including better performance and a new taller display that makes that much better for productivity.

New processors and RAM

If there’s one upgrade you can almost always count on with a new generation of a laptop is upgraded processors. In this case, the ThinkPad T14s Gen 3 now comes with Intel’s 12th-generation Alder Lake or AMD’s Ryzen 6000 PRO series CPUs, depending on the model you choose.

Intel’s Alder Lake processors change things up significantly in terms of how they work. These CPUs have a hybrid architecture, mixing performance (P) and efficient (E) cores. This allows them to have far more cores than previous models, resulting in better performance and battery life overall. Lenovo is mostly using P-series processors, though there are some entry-level models using the U15 series. The P-series CPUs have up to 14 cores and 20 threads, while the U-series only goes up to 10 cores and 12 threads.

The AMD Ryzen 6000 PRO series isn’t as ground-breaking in terms of the CPU, so you still get up to 8 cores and 16 threads, but it does come with some under-the-hood improvements to overall performance. The big gains here are in the integrated GPU, though, with AMD promising as much as 3x faster graphics performance compared to Intel Iris Xe.

Both AMD and Intel processors now come with support for the new LPDDR5 RAM, so you can expect better performance on that front, too. The RAM on the Intel model is clocked at 4800MHz, while the AMD version is significantly faster at 6400MHz.

A 16:10 display

The other big upgrade with these models is the use of a taller 16:10 display, compared to the 16:9 panels of the past. Taller displays have been showing up in more and more premium laptops, so it’s great to see them come to Lenovo’s more mainstream devices. A taller form factor means you get more surface area, and the extra space can be useful for reading large pages, processing Excel sheets, or for UI elements in more complex apps like photo editors.

In addition to the taller aspect ratio, the display now comes with a few new configurations. First, there’s a 2.2K (2240 x 1400) IPS panel with 300 nits of brightness, for users who want a slightly sharper image without going for the 4K panel or anything too fancy. Then, the Intel model has an exclusive 2.8K (2880 x 1800) OLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate. This is pretty much the best overall panel, combining sharpness and a smooth refresh rate with the benefits of OLED, like true blacks and vivid colors.

Where to buy the Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 3

If you’re interested in buying the Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 3, the best place to do it is Lenovo’s own website. Business laptops often don’t make their way to traditional retailers like Best Buy or Amazon, and when they do, it’s only a couple of configurations. Buying from Lenovo gives you the most options, so you can get something that’s just right for you. You can check both Intel and AMD models below.

    The Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 3 comes with either 12th-gen Intel processors or AMD Ryzen 6000 series, plus it has a tall 16:10 display.

Interested in other options or don’t want to wait that long? We have a list of the best ThinkPads you can buy right now if you want a great business laptop. Otherwise, check out our roundup of the best laptops overall to see even more options.

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João Carrasqueira
João Carrasqueira

Editor at XDA Computing. I've been covering the world of technology since 2018, but I've loved the field for a lot longer. And I have a weird affinity for Nintendo videogames, which I'm always happy to talk about.

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