Thursday, May 7th 2020

Lenovo Announces ThinkPad Laptops Powered by AMD Ryzen PRO 4000

Today, Lenovo announced the new ThinkPad E14 and E15 with up to AMD Ryzen 7 4700U processors with Radeon Graphics bringing an improved design, higher performance and enhanced productivity features for SMB customers. Also, selected ThinkPad T, X and L series powered by AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 Series Mobile Processors announced in February are coming very soon. Delivering smarter IT innovations for better user experiences, the latest ThinkPad models meet today's increasing remote working needs.

Engineered for effortless productivity virtually anywhere, the new ThinkPad E14 and E15 offers a smart choice for SMB decision makers. An updated design with an improved screen to body ratio of 85%, the E series also offers the security and durability needed in a changing world. Innovative security features are provided on ThinkPad E series for the first time, including a touch fingerprint reader and an optional IR camera with Glance by Mirametrix technology. The touch fingerprint reader integrated into the power button offers one touch power and logon. The software-enabled Glance feature responds to users' presence, automatically locking the laptop when the user steps away, and also offers a Snap Window and Smart Pointer function for multi display setups.
Productivity experience is also enhanced with great audio-visual innovations for the best remote collaboration experience. Harman branded speakers with Dolby Audio software, dual array far field microphones and Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business hot keys integrated into the legendary ThinkPad keyboard facilitate unified communications. Optional WiFi 6 maximizes throughput for stable connections.

In a new world of uncertainty, SMB businesses and users need technology they can depend upon with the tools to work wherever they need. ThinkPad business laptops deliver legendary durability and the new E series is no different. Twelve Mil-Spec tests maximize long term reliability. Furthermore, ThinkPad E14 and E15 gives users powerful AMD Ryzen 4000 Series processing power with legendary durability and business critical productivity and security features.

"AMD's Ryzen for Business portfolio delivers advanced performance, security and battery life to our ThinkPad portfolio," said Jerry Paradise, vice president, commercial portfolio, Lenovo PC & Smart Devices. "We are delighted to partner with AMD and leverage their ground-breaking 7nm process technology within our ThinkPad laptops, and to offer our customers class-leading computing solutions that will help ensure business continuity during and beyond these challenging times."

Lenovo's AMD Ryzen powered portfolio offers customers choice with a broad selection of laptops with incredible multi-threaded performance and power efficiency. AMD PRO Technologies offer improved security, manageability and platform longevity to meet the stringent needs of enterprise deployments. Find out more about AMD Ryzen PRO 4000 Series and 4000 U-Series Mobile Processors here.

Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, client business unit, AMD, adds: "Lenovo ThinkPad provides users innovation in the world of modern business notebook technology with anytime-anywhere performance, impressive endurance and strong security features. Building on our long-term partnership allows us to bring the AMD Ryzen for Business portfolio to new and existing ThinkPad customers around the world."

Pricing and Availability
  • ThinkPad E14 is expected to be available from June 2020, starting at $639.
  • ThinkPad E15 is expected to be available from June 2020, starting at $639.
  • ThinkPad T14 will be available in June 2020, with an expected starting price of $849.
  • ThinkPad T14s will be available in June 2020, with an expected starting price of $1029.
  • ThinkPad X13 will be available in June 2020, with an expected starting price of $ 849.
  • ThinkPad L14 will be available in June 2020, with an expected starting price of $ 649.
  • ThinkPad L15 will be available in June 2020, with an expected starting price of $ 649.
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16 Comments on Lenovo Announces ThinkPad Laptops Powered by AMD Ryzen PRO 4000

#1
Minus Infinity
Too bad they still use that garbage screen aspect ratio. Dell, Microsoft and Apple have seen the light any others moving away from 16:9 crap?
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#2
lexluthermiester
Minus Infinity
Too bad they still use that garbage screen aspect ratio. Dell, Microsoft and Apple have seen the light any others moving away from 16:9 crap?
And what is wrong with the worldwide standard 16:9 aspect ratio?:rolleyes:

I'm more concerned about the absence of 17" offerings... Very lacking oversight...
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#3
silentbogo
Minus Infinity
Too bad they still use that garbage screen aspect ratio. Dell, Microsoft and Apple have seen the light any others moving away from 16:9 crap?
It's not a gimmicky luxury laptop, it's a professional tool at adequate price. Dell XPS at any size also uses 16:9 aspect ratio (at least up to this year, if rumors about upcoming XPS15 are true).
The main reason is because it's used widely for actual work (which may involve manual labor, dirt and grime), requires maintenance and must meet certain repairability and serviceability requirements. 16:9 LCDs are common and cheap. Available at your local grocery store at isle 99.
No one in their right mind (except for US Dept. of Education) would buy macs or surface laptops en-masse, cause in case of an LCD "accident" you can't just plop a $60-$80 replacement in it under 5 minutes, or speedily keep replacing keyboards every time some dumbass spills coffee/carrot juice/beer on it.
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#4
wolar
I have to agree on the aspect ratio, for thinkpads there should atleast be one line that use 16:10 or even 4:3. Besides, they already have too many product lines that they blur together and don't really make much sense. E series is basically the same as L but cheaper, T series stopped being about usability and became more about thin and shit like that for some reason so its very similar to X series. Leaving only the P series that seems to be what it should kinda be.
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#5
lexluthermiester
wolar
16:10
I could live with that. 1920x1200 is a good resolution, or even 2560x1600. However...
wolar
4:3
You couldn't PAY me to go back to that. Hell no!
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#6
TheLostSwede
lexluthermiester
I could live with that. 1920x1200 is a good resolution, or even 2560x1600. However...

You couldn't PAY me to go back to that. Hell no!
3:2 is the "new thing" on productivity laptops...
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#7
lexluthermiester
TheLostSwede
3:2 is the "new thing" on productivity laptops...
Eww, pass. No way in hell.
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#10
medi01
I'd prefer 16:10 too, curiously, Lenovo even had those screen listed against AMD powered E15 (of insane value, with 10% discount it was 600 something Euro for 512GB/16GB/4800u and IPS screen), but as per support, that was a mistake in configurator.

As for why, going sideways makes sense for big screens (you can still keep that screen estate in sight).
No wonder user who voiced against 3:2 and 4:3 also wanted 17" screen.

PS
When picking up stuff such as tablet, advantage of 4:3 for anything, but consuming video, was obvious.
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#11
TheLostSwede
lexluthermiester
Again, pass.
You only like round pixel numbers on your displays?
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#12
lexluthermiester
TheLostSwede
You only like round pixel numbers on your displays?
No, I like only widescreen aspect ratio's.
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#13
TheLostSwede
lexluthermiester
No, I like only widescreen aspect ratio's.
I guess you're waiting for the first 21:9 laptop screens then?
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#14
lexluthermiester
TheLostSwede
I guess you're waiting for the first 21:9 laptop screens then?
Nope. That's already happened.
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#15
TheLostSwede
lexluthermiester
Nope. That's already happened.
Oh? I guess I missed that entirely then. Can't have been more than a single model.
I wish we could go back to 16:10 personally.
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#16
lexluthermiester
TheLostSwede
Can't have been more than a single model.
Acer Predator was one, I think there's been one other but I can't remember who made it. If Acer had done the Predator with a 16:9 or 16:10 screen, I likely would have bought one.
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