ThinkPad P16 Gen 1 Review Part 2: The Story and The Red Line中文

2022-11-28 22:54:37 | Source: | Writer:song1118
For this 2022 annual mobile workstation Armageddon, the plan in the author's mind is: the 16-inch DELL Precision 7670, HP ZBook Fury 16 G9 and ThinkPad P16 Gen 1, as the three representative heavy warships in the annual mobile workstation, appear in turn

Positioning: Heavy-duty flagship

For this annual mobile workstation Armageddon in 2022, the plan in the author's mind is:

The 16-inch DELL Precision 7670, HP ZBook Fury 16 G9 and ThinkPad P16 Gen 1, as the three representative heavy warships in the mobile workstation of the year, appear in turn, and compete for the core points of the preset battlefield---- like a chicken game: only one overall strongest is left!

Then, the 17-inch DELL Precison 7770 as a super-heavy battleship and the 17-inch MSI CreatorPro X17, which can be called a super-heavy battleship, both of which have huge displacement and lack of maneuverability, temporarily hide and ambush on the periphery of the battlefield, wait for the so-called "strongest" to be produced above, and then give a fatal blow...

Back in the real world, the ThinkPad P16 Gen 1 and HP ZBook Fury 16 G9 have arrived at the preset positions for shelling test firing, which I have already sent out in the previous part of the review.

The DELL Precision 7670 and 7770 are not as fast as in previous years, and although they have appeared in radar detection range, they have not entered the artillery range, and only one destroyer (DELL Precision 3470) arrived on the battlefield at 10:36 a.m. on November 19, and is currently in the process of armament.

As for the MSI CreatorPro X17, the author would like to praise it: it resolutely ignored the military expenditure and sent two ships in one go: a mid-range version (RTX A3000 graphics card) has arrived at the periphery of the battlefield, and another top-equipped version is on the way to cross the ocean at the speed of "Forward Four" regardless of fuel consumption...

Returning to the protagonist of this article, the ThinkPad P16 Gen 1 (known as "ThinkPad P16 2022" in China ----hereinafter referred to as "P16G1"):

As the flagship of the ThinkPad mobile workstation (and at the same time the flagship of all ThinkPads), it is without a doubt that it is called a heavy battleship---- with dimensions of 364 x 266 x 30.23 mm and a minimum weight of 2.95 kg;

Its firepower system is also worthy of the word flagship---- using the strongest Intel mobile version Core i9 processor and the strongest Nvidia laptop version professional graphics card;

It is also said to be expensive on the defense system---- and the weight of the heat dissipation module alone is said to reach about 600 grams;

In addition, it also adopts a new livery---- body storm gray thunder black contrast design, and a thin red line embedded in the rear---- although this will not have any magic effect, but at least theoretically it can boost the morale of the favorite users!

To sum up, coupled with the battlefield propaganda campaign of 5,000 words and 50 pictures in the previous article, the author, like all readers, is also very looking forward to the excellent performance of the P16G1 on the battlefield.

All right! Beat the drums!


Screen: Good and bad

Optional models

According to official information, the P16G1 has four optional screens:

When the author purchased, I chose the third one, and its detailed parameters are:

WQUXGA (3840x2400 resolution), 16:10 ratio, screen-to-body ratio of 83.4%;

170 degree wide viewing angle IPS, maximum brightness up to 600 nits, contrast ratio up to 1500:1,

Color gamut 100% Adobe RGB, factory X-Rite Pantone color correction;

Support Dolby Vision, Display HDR400, low blue light, anti-glare, backlight for DC dimming.

The reason why the author chose the third screen is because it is a matte screen, which does not have the reflection effect brought by the mirror surface of the touch mirror screen, and the brightness is higher.

Use AIDA64 and HWiNFO64 to view the P16G1 screen information, the name is LEN41B1, the model ID is LP160UQ1-SPB1, and use Windows HDR settings to verify that HDR is supported---- which is exactly the same as the screen used by the ThinkPad P1 Gen 5 (P1 Hermit 2022) that I previously reviewed.

So also pay attention to:

The P1G5 has a Pantone certified color calibration on its screen and comes pre-installed with X-Rite Color Assistant for color configuration management, but X-Rite Color Software cannot be used when HDR is enabled.

X-Rite color management software factory presets have 7 screen color preset files, namely Default (default), Adobe RGB, DICOM_Dim, DICOM_Office, Display P3, Rec. 709, sRGB, plus Not calibrated (no calibration), a total of 8 screen color configurations for users to call freely.

In the industry's authoritative screen information website screen library (user login) query, the screen LP160UQ1-SPB1 used by this P16G1 is LG display product, the description is as follows:


The response time is 30 ms (standard upstream + downstream) and the vertical refresh rate (Fv) is 60Hz;

The backlight is a WLED-emitting side-entry light source, and the theoretical service life of the light source is 15,000 hours;

eDP (4 Lanes) signal interface, a total of 40pins, terminal connection, driving voltage of 3.3V;

The display area measures 343.99×214.99 (width × height) mm, the appearance dimensions are 350.49×226.65 (width × height) × 4.6 (thickness) mm, the net weight is 330g, and the appearance style is thin screen (PCBA bend, thickness ≤ 3.0 mm).

Other parameters are no different from the official specifications of P16G1.

The author measured it using Spyder X Elite, and the results are as follows.
Color gamut (Gamut).

  100% sRGB;

  99% AdobeRGB;

  92% P3;

  96% NTSC;

Among them, 99% of Adobe RGB measured results are 100% different from the official claim.

The above results are better than the P1G5 that I have tested before.

It should be noted that when the author measured, the color profile of X-Rite color software was set to the default state, and did not switch to the Adobe profile--- which is to avoid affecting the brightness test, when switching to a different color profile, the screen brightness will automatically adjust accordingly---- so this is only the performance of the default color configuration.

Brightness and Contrast

P16G1 whether in the hybrid graphics card or in the discrete graphics card state, its screen brightness is normal, the measured maximum brightness is 660.5 nits, more than the official nominal 600 nits a lot, the contrast ratio at the highest brightness is 1300:1, lower than the official calibration of 1500:1, but it is also a very good result.

Use X-Rite color management software to call the other 7 color profiles, and also test the brightness, contrast and white point under the 7 different color profiles, respectively, as shown in the figure, the author will not repeat one by one, the key point: to ensure that the color gamut is accurate, the screen brightness must be one-to-one.

Tone Response:

In the Default configuration, the hue response curve and display gamma (display luminosity) 2.2 coincide well;

The gray scale fluctuates by 20~80%, between 7275 and 7180 Kelvin, which is better than the P1G5 that the author tested.

The test results for the other six color configurations are shown in the following two figures.

Screen uniformitu:

Color uniformitu, with a maximum Delta E value of 3.6 at the brightest, is also better than the P1G5 I tested. Overall, the color uniformity of this screen is excellent.

Luminance Uniformitu for Brightness

At 50% brightness, the maximum difference in brightness is 22%, which is not as good as the P1G5 that I tested.

Overall, the brightness of this screen varies greatly, and the brightness uniformity is somewhat insufficient.

Color Accuracy:

The Delta E value has a maximum value of 3.50 at 1D, and the average value is 0.81, which is not as good as the P1G5 that I tested, but it is still excellent overall.

Monitor Rating:

Finally, according to the evaluation criteria of Spyder X Elite, this screen is given the following comprehensive evaluation (Monitor Rating):

color gamut and contrast ratio with a 5-star out of 5;

Color accuracy and color uniformity with a 4.5-star rating;

Color uniformity is rated 4 stars

The tonal response is 3.5 stars;

The white dot is a 3-star rating

The brightness uniformity is 2.5 stars

In the end, the overall score is 4 stars, which is not as good as the P1G5 that I tested, but it is still an excellent score.

From the above measured data, the screen used in this P16G1, its overall display effect is excellent, with excellent color gamut, contrast and color accuracy and color uniformity, especially its brightness exceeds the official nominal 10%, it is rare to highlight the screen of the best, of course, the current brightness is still not comparable to the miniLED screen.

Coupled with support for HDR400 and support for Dolby Vision high dynamic display, the author has measured a good viewing effect in bright outdoor light, and its screen display effect can also ensure that users can use comfortably under sunlight.

The same P1G5 screen as the author reviewed before: 16:10 3840x2400 resolution, bringing ultra-high picture detail and more display content, low blue light and DC dimming are the icing on the cake, improving the user's comfort for long-term use.

There are two disadvantages:

1. The screen brightness uniformity of this P16G1 is general, and the brightness difference at 50% brightness is 22%---- in theory, the official can "quibble" This is just a case, but the theory should also be linked to practice.

2.3840x2400 resolution screen with a frame rate of only 60Hz. If you need a higher screen frame rate, you need to choose a 2560x1600 resolution screen with a frame rate of up to 165Hz.

In summary, the author believes that the screen of this P16G1, except for the screen brightness uniformity performance, is very good in other aspects, and it is still the current first-class screen, which can meet the vast majority of the needs of content creation users, and there is no problem for professional graphic design users mainly targeted at mobile workstations.

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