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Can Photoshop run on Lenovo Thinkpad T14s Gen1

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Can a Lenovo Thinkpad T14s Gen1 intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10310U @1.70GHz 2.21GHz 8GB RAM 237GB carry Photoshop without hanging/lagging while working 

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Can a Lenovo Thinkpad T14s Gen1 intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10310U @1.70GHz 2.21GHz 8GB RAM 237GB carry Photoshop without hanging/lagging while working 

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No, probably not. This model seems more intended for use as an office computer, not a graphics computer. Looking at it spec by spec:

 

CPU, Intel Core i5-10310U: Nothing wrong with the Core i5 itself, but this model has only 4 cores. That is a low number for computers today. Probably fine for basic to moderate Photoshop work, but wil

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Definitely marginal if it does, not a pleasurable experience IMO.

 

Designed for on-the-go professionals, the 14" ThinkPad T14s Laptop from Lenovo delivers the performance and security you need to stay productive while on-the-go. Powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5-10210U quad-core processor with 16GB of DDR4 memory and fast 256GB M.2 NVMe PCIe solid-state drive, this laptop can quickly load and multitasking a wide variety of applications. The laptop also features a 14" 1920 x 1080 resolution FHD IPS display for clear images, whether you're working on documents, browsing the internet, or watching videos with the Dolby-enhanced speakers. Compatible monitors may be connected to the USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 ports for extended viewing space. Both ports also support power delivery. Transfer files from the built-in microSD card reader or connect compatible peripherals such as external storage drives to the available USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A and Type-C ports for max throughput rate of 5 Gb/s. Thunderbolt 3 devices can be connected and daisy chained for a data transfer rate of up to 40 Gb/s.

The ThinkPad T14s is secured by a built-in Trusted Platform Module security chip that encrypts your data and a ThinkShutter webcam cover to protect your privacy. Other features include Bluetooth 5.0, fast 802.11ax Wi-Fi, and a Gigabit Ethernet port for connecting to your network. Windows 10 Pro 64-bit comes pre-installed on the system.

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The Lenovo ThinkPad T14s is equipped with a 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5-10210U quad-core processor, 16GB of DDR4 memory, and a 256GB M.2 NVMe PCIe solid-state drive to quickly load and multitask applications.
Privacy & Security
A built-in Trusted Platform Module encrypts your data. Use the ThinkShutter to switch off the webcam when it's not in use to help ensure your privacy.
High-Speed Data Ports
The Lenovo ThinkPad T14s includes two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, a USB 3.1 Type-C port with DisplayPort and power delivery support, and a Thunderbolt 3 port that allows you to daisy chain compatible devices for a maximum throughput of 40 Gb/s.
Stay Connected
Collaborate with others via video chat using the built-in 720p webcam and dual-array far-field microphones. The laptop's 802.11ax Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet provide high-speed connections to your network.
Immersive Experiences
This laptop features a 14" 1920 x 1080 resolution FHD display for clear images, whether you're working on documents, browsing the internet, or watching videos with Dolby-Enhanced stereo speakers.

 

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Can a Lenovo Thinkpad T14s Gen1 intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10310U @1.70GHz 2.21GHz 8GB RAM 237GB carry Photoshop without hanging/lagging while working 

By @KellyOlams

 

No, probably not. This model seems more intended for use as an office computer, not a graphics computer. Looking at it spec by spec:

 

CPU, Intel Core i5-10310U: Nothing wrong with the Core i5 itself, but this model has only 4 cores. That is a low number for computers today. Probably fine for basic to moderate Photoshop work, but will lag under load. To reduce lag, 6 cores or more is preferable today.

 

RAM, 8GB: This is inadequate in more than one way. If you look at the Photoshop System Requirements, 8GB RAM meets the Minimum requirement, but is only half of the Recommended requirement. This then is consistent with the CPU: The amount might work for basic Photoshop use, but will lag under load. To reduce lag, and for the reason in the next section, meet or exceed the Recommended level of 16GB RAM.

 

Graphics, Intel UHD: This is relatively weak if you want to use the computer for graphics. First, it’s integrated graphics, which makes it less powerful than the discrete graphics hardware found in graphics workstations. Second, because it’s integrated graphics, it must take graphics memory from the system. This is the other reason 8GB RAM will lead to lag: An application like Photoshop will need to use graphics memory, Intel UHD integrated graphics will reserve part of the system memory for that purpose, so in the end, it leaves much less than 8GB RAM available for Windows and Photoshop to use. Such low available RAM can lead to memory shortages which leads to lag. To solve this, the computer should have 16GB RAM or more so that there is enough for the system to share with applications and Intel UHD graphics.

 

Storage, 237GB: Is that really a 256GB SSD that is left with 237GB free after Windows is installed? Either way, it is a minimal amount of storage if the computer will be used for graphics.  One thing about professional graphics applications such as Photoshop is that they like to set aside space for large temporary scratch files so that they can work with larger documents when memory is limited. But if a computer has only 237GB of free storage, and if that will be even less after installing applications and saving documents, then there is a real risk that storage will fill up, leaving no free space. If that happens, it’s very bad: It can lead to severe lag, and instability (crashes). It’s recommended that you buy enough computer storage that there is always at least 100GB unused when starting Photoshop, even more if an image has a high number of megapixels or layers.

 

All around, that does look like a simple office computer, not a Photoshop computer. The low specs will result in lag.

 

In short, if you want a PC where Photoshop lag is reduced, aim to meet or exceed the Recommended (not Minimum) level in the Photoshop system requirements, and also look for:

CPU: 4 cores are OK, but get more if you can afford to.

RAM: Start at 16GB, but get more if you can afford to.

Graphics: If it has integrated graphics, the computer should have at least 16GB RAM, preferably more. If it has discrete graphics, it should meet the DirectX and graphics memory requirements listed in the Photoshop system requirements; to minimize lag it should exceed those requirements.

Storage: Probably start at 512GB, but get more if you can afford to, depending on how many large files and applications you plan to store in the laptop itself.

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Very helpful thank you so much 

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