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Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MW000JMH

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Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MW000JMH
Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MW000JMH (ThinkPad A285 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U 4 x 2 - 3.6 GHz, Zen
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
12.5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 176 PPI, glossy: no
Storage
256 GB SSD
Connections
4 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 1 HDMI, Card Reader: SD
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.8 x 307.7 x 209.8 ( = 0.7 x 12.11 x 8.26 in)
Battery
48 Wh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Additional features
Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MW000JMH

80% Lenovo ThinkPad A285 (20MW000JMH) Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%

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The Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MW000JMH is a powerful 12.5-inch laptop. It belongs to the ThinkPad series, which means it features great security and ruggedness for business and working-on-the-go purposes. The ThinkPad A285 features state-of-the-art biometric security and data encryption, making sure it achieves a high level of enterprise-grade protection. Users have ready access to internal hardware components for faster troubleshooting or upgrading, which means users can service the laptop by themselves. The ThinkPad A285's discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) encrypts user data and passwords. The built-in 720p HD camera includes ThinkShutter, a privacy cover that lets users decide when their camera can see. Like all ThinkPads PCs, the A285 is tested against 12 military-grade requirements and more than 200 quality checks to ensure it runs in extreme conditions. The Lenovo ThinkPad A285 starts at 1.26 kgs/2.78 lbs, which makes it very easy to carry around for work. Furthermore, users can travel without worries with up to 10.2 hours of battery life. It can also be charged quickly enough with the RapidCharge technology that charges the system by up to 80% in just 60 minutes.

 

Under the hood, it has an AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor, 8 GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and an AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics processor. The graphics card makes visuals more realistic and colours more vivid without lag time. Aside from that, the Ryzen 5 makes multitasking a breeze. As for the display, the Lenovo ThinkPad A285 has a 12.5-inch IPS 16:9 panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixel and a pixel density of 176 PPI. The ThinkPad comes with four USB-C 3.2 ports, an HDMI port and an SD card reader. It also supports DisplayPort 1.4 via USB-C. If more input/output ports are desired, users can attach the ThinkPad Pro Dock (sold separately). It can be shared across most of the 2018 ThinkPad models. The new USB-C side mechanical dock easily connects and automatically levels the device. Once docked, the ThinkPad stays securely in place. Besides, it has a 4G LTE-A option which will keep users connected regardless of WiFi availability. In conclusion, the Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MW000JMH is a very light and small laptop with good performance. It is a very handy device for working professionals to work on the go, especially in some uncommon environments such as construction sites.

 

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

AMD Vega 8: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) and a clock of up to 1100 MHz.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


R5 2500U: Mobile APU that integrates four Zen cores clocked at 2 to 3.6 GHz. The TDP is configurable between 12 to 25 Watt (15 W nominal) and the integrated Radeon RX Vega 8 is clocked at up to 1100 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.5":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.2 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-03-18 (Update: 2020-03-18)