Lenovo ThinkPad E485 / E585: Affordable Ryzen Mobile ThinkPads to be released in April
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So far, the available selection of laptops with the AMD Ryzen Mobile CPUs (codename: Raven Ridge) is rather limited – despite the good performance of these new chips. The Chinese manufacturer Lenovo for example has only one laptop with Ryzen on the market as of now, which is the consumer-focused IdeaPad 720s-13ARR. The 2018 ThinkPads are all Intel-based.
This state of affairs may change soon, as Lenovo will release two new low-end ThinkPads with Ryzen Mobile. The new models ThinkPad E485 and ThinkPad E585 are based on the ThinkPad E480 and ThinkPad E580.
The E485 and E585 could be a substantial expansion of the Ryzen laptop-portfolio, as even E-ThinkPads feature the renowned ThinkPad keyboard and TrackPoint. The release of those models could also allow for some interesting comparisons, as their Intel-counterparts E480 and E580 did exhibit some heat problems caused by the combination of the Intel Kaby-Lake-R CPUs and the dedicated AMD Radeon RX 550. It is possible that the AMD-equipped models will fare better, which Notebookcheck will undoubtedly find out when we get our hands on them.
Lenovo will release the ThinkPad E485 and ThinkPad E585 in April.
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