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Goodbye Intel: Thinkpad T495s with AMD Ryzen is the better choice for many users

Goodbye Intel: Thinkpad T495s with AMD Ryzen is the better choice for many users
Goodbye Intel: Thinkpad T495s with AMD Ryzen is the better choice for many users
After our extensive review of the Lenovo ThinkPad T490s with Intel CPU and the much cheaper Thinkpad T495s with AMD Ryzen CPU, we can pronounce an almost unrestricted recommendation for the AMD variant. Why this is and whether there may not be a catch here, read here.

It seems that AMD has finally made its comeback on the notebooks. Although the Ryzen processors of the last generation have already been able to deliver good performance data, it failed due to high-quality design wins, that is to say devices that are marketed alongside Intel as an AMD version. With the Thinkpad T495s AMD has now arrived in the laptop upper class, and could impressively prove this in our review.

Thus, housing and display show no differences between the Intel and AMD version, this year finally good 1080p displays are offered. Differences can be detected only in performance, and for many, they are unexpectedly positive for AMD. CPU performance is similar in both versions, but AMD has a significant advantage in graphics performance.

The only drawback with our sample is the fan, which attracted attention with its rather high frequency whirring. Must be waived on Thunderbolt 3, but there is an immense price advantage of at least 300 euros for the AMD model. All further information can be found in our review of the Thinkpad T495s (buy now at Amazon).

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J. Simon Leitner, 2019-09-27 (Update: 2019-09-27)
J. Simon Leitner
J. Simon Leitner - Founder, Editorial Director
After my studies at the Vienna Technical University I dedicated myself completely to the project Notebookcheck as a co-founder. Since Commodore C64 and Atari 1040 ST, computers have been an integral part of my daily activities. Beside new technologies, especially electric mobility, my interest also belongs to architecture and construction engineering.