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Lenovo ThinkPad E485/E585 with AMD Ryzen Mobile CPUs get detailed specs

ThinkPad models always come with the signature ergonomic keyboard and the red TrackPoint. (Source: Lenovo)
ThinkPad models always come with the signature ergonomic keyboard and the red TrackPoint. (Source: Lenovo)
The E485 model will feature a 14-inch 1366 x 768 IPS screen, while the E585 will come with a 15.6-inch FHD display. Hardware configurations for both variants are identical and include AMD Ryzen Mobile CPUs all the way up to Ryzen 7 2700U coupled with up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 1 TB HDDs, plus up to 512 GB NVMe SSDs on select SKUs.

Announced back in February, the ThinkPad E485/585 notebooks from Lenovo represent the company’s first lineup to integrate AMD’s Ryzen Mobile CPUs in models dedicated to small/medium-sized businesses. What sets apart these new models from the general consumer variants is the discrete TPM 2.0 security chip that enables support for a wide array of security applications.

As with most models, the only differences among the two versions are the screen size and the overall size and weight. The E485 variant will incorporate a 14-inch IPS display with 1366 x 768 resolution and will weigh 3.85 lbs, while the E585 will sport a 15.6-inch 1080p display, bringing the total weight up to 4.62 lbs.

Both variants will feature several configurations that are meant for different budgets. The entry-level configuration comes with a Ryzen 3 2200U dual-core/4-thread CPU cclocked at 2.5 GHz (3.4 GHz boost) that integrates a Vega 3 GPU with 192 stream processors clocked at 1.1 GHz. Next up is the mid-range AMD Ryzen 5 2500U quad-core/8-thread variant clocked at 2.0 GHz (3.8 GHz boost), which integrates a Vega 8 GPU with 512 stream processors clocked at 1.1 GHz. For the high-end sector, there is the Ryzen 7 2700U quad-core/8-thread CPU clocked at 2.2 GHz (3.8 GHz boost) that includes a Vega 10 GPU with 640 stream processors clocked at 1.3 GHz. All three CPU solution get a maximum TDP of 15 W.

The list of shared features includes:
•    Up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM
•    Up to 1 TB HDD plus up to 512 GB NVMe SSD (only on select SKUs)
•    Dual Wi-Fi + GbE + Bluetooth 4.2
•    Connectos: 2x USB-A 3.0, 1x USB-A 2.0, 1x USB-C 3.0, HDMI out, audio/mic ports
•    microSD card reder
•    fingerprint reader (only on select SKUs)

Unfortunately, Lenovo still has not provided pricing information for each variant, but the entry-level 14-inch models are expected to retail for around US$600.

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-04-19 (Update: 2019-04-30)
Bogdan Solca
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