Wednesday, May 8th 2019

Lenovo Launches New ThinkPad Laptops Based on New AMD Ryzen PRO processors

Lenovo has released a trio of new Windows 10 laptops based on new, 2nd generation AMD Ryzen PRO processors, in their famous ThinkPad form factor. There are two models that are part of the T series of ThinkPads, while one is part of X series. For reminding, the T series is the flagship line that offers the best balance between ruggedness, features, processing power, and portability in a 14 or 15-inch unit, while the X series focuses on portability.

The new ThinkPads use the second generation of AMD Ryzen PRO processors, which are 12nm improvements of the previous 14nm Ryzen Family. They carry the 3000 name branding but are similar to the 2000 series of desktop CPUs.

The three new models - T495, T495s, and X395 all promise better battery life and better display brightness which this time goes up to 400 nits, with AMD FreeSync support as well. Of course, all the standard ThinkPad features like camera cover, dual far-field microphones, and optional PrivacyGuard screen covers, are included.

Thinkpad T495 and T495s are 14-inch models, while X395 is the 13-inch model. The T495 will be available late May 2019, while T495s will become available at early June 2019. For the X395, availability is expected early June 2019. They all have a starting price of $1089 USD which comes with Athlon Pro 300U in the basic configuration.

They pack anything from dual-core Athlon Pro 300U with Vega 3, to quad-core Ryzen R7 PRO 3700U with Vega 10. All the chips inside are within the 15W TDP which means they are quite efficient and should offer better battery life. For more details on configuration options and availability in your region, please visit the Lenovo Website. Source: Lenovo
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8 Comments on Lenovo Launches New ThinkPad Laptops Based on New AMD Ryzen PRO processors

#1
Caring1
Those prices need to be cut a third IMO, especially the base Athlon equipped model.
If those chips are configurable, as no doubt they are, why set it to the base limit of 15W TDP when it would be much more capable at 45W TDP.
If they are concerned about battery life, make the laptop a bit thicker and put more cells in the battery!
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trog100
people want thin and light thats why.. :)

the TDP is only for base clocks anyways.. real power usage is always much more..

trog
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Crackong
The Lenovo website says "3300U /3500U / 3700U" for the X395 and "Up to 3700U" for the T495 and 495s .

I cannot find the "300U option" nor the "$1089 pricing".
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Caring1
Crackong said:

I cannot find the "300U option" nor the "$1089 pricing".
T495S is shown at that price for me when I look.
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Crackong
Caring1 said:

T495S is shown at that price for me when I look.
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I have to wonder if Lenovo is reading our region and showing different pages to us.
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AleksandarK
Crackong said:

The Lenovo website says "3300U /3500U / 3700U" for the X395 and "Up to 3700U" for the T495 and 495s .

I cannot find the "300U option" nor the "$1089 pricing".
The models can be different in different regions.

For example in mine, these models arent shown at all, yet.
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Crackong
AleksandarK said:

The models can be different in different regions.

For example in mine, these models arent shown at all, yet.
That's why I've visited the Lenovo US website to check the USD pricing.
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Zareek
Caring1 said:

Those prices need to be cut a third IMO, especially the base Athlon equipped model.
Lenovo professional series machines are always more expensive compared to their competition. It's like paying the Apple tax but in Lenovo's case, you actually get something, durability and reliability. I can't speak for the latest generations but time has shown they build their machines better. I've seen it first hand. My former employer 50-60% of their T400 series circa 2008 still run. I stopped by about a month ago to say hi and I was offered a stack of them. No one wants them because they are so old, the point is they still run! I think the T in T series stands for Tank! I personally have an X201(2011) and a T440p(2013) both still work well. The sum total of repairs on them, replaced some key caps and upgraded both with SSDs.
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