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Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GE
Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GE (ThinkPad A285 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U 4 x 2 - 3.6 GHz, Zen
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000) - 1024 MB VRAM, Core: 1100 MHz, Memory: 1200 MHz, Shared Memory, 23.20.826.9216
Memory
8 GB 
, DDR4-2400, soldered, Dual-Channel
Display
12.50 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 176 PPI, N125HCE-GN1, IPS LED
Mainboard
AMD CZ FCH
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ, 256 GB 
, M.2 SSD (NVMe)
Soundcard
Realtek Audio
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined stereo jack, Card Reader: MicroSD, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.4 x 307.7 x 209.8 ( = 0.69 x 12.11 x 8.26 in)
Battery
48 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 6 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p with ThinkShutter
Additional features
Speakers: 2 W Stereo, Keyboard: 6-row Chiclet with TrackPoint, ThinkPad Ethernet Extension Adapter Gen 2 , 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.145 kg ( = 40.39 oz / 2.52 pounds), Power Supply: 341 g ( = 12.03 oz / 0.75 pounds)
Price
1439 EUR

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 88.4% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 71%, features: 68%, display: 84% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 92%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad A285-20MX0002GE

88.4% Lenovo ThinkPad A285 (Ryzen 5 Pro, Vega 8, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The new design now accommodates an AMD system and is called A285 within the ThinkPad A-series. We check how the 12-inch AMD-powered device can compete with the Intel-based competition.
The Lenovo ThinkPad A285 (12.5-Inch) Review: Ryzen Pro Gets Down to Business
Source: AnandTech English Archive.org version
Despite the issues with AMD’s mobile platform, there’s little doubt there is demand for their products, and for those in the market for a well-built Ryzen Mobile laptop, it’s hard to look further than this. If your business is interested in devices with DASH support, AMD’s Ryzen Pro series has you covered with open-source device management, comparable with Intel’s vPro offerings. Lenovo is offering a great product featuring AMD Ryzen, with a quiet and reliable design, plenty of business features, and a laptop that is incredibly easy to travel with. Hopefully AMD can sort out its power issues soon, and make their product more competitive in such a competitive design as this Lenovo ThinkPad A285.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/18/2018

Comment

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 PRO 2500U: Mobile business 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. Compared to the consumer Ryzen 5 2500U, the PRO versions offer additional security features.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.50":

This range of display format is largely the upper limit for tablets and the lower limit for subnotebooks.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small in size and therefore easily portable. The tiny display has the added advantage of requiring little power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions, which one is used to from a standard laptop, are almost not usable.

The same applies to tablets in this size range.

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


Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.

In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.

In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.


88.4%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.


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Stefan Hinum, 2019-01- 2 (Update: 2019-04-30)