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Lenovo ThinkPad E495 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad E495-20NE000JGE

The Lenovo ThinkPad E495 gives intelligent, powerful AMD processing and legendary ThinkPad durability. Its discrete TPM chip and biometric fingerprint reader help safeguard data, while multiple ports make multitasking a breeze. With dual-drive storage, FHD display, and backlit keyboard options, the stylish E495 is a smart choice for business professionals on the move. Thanks to its solid durability, users can carry the ThinkPad E495 with them everywhere. What’s more, with its smooth lines and metallic finish, the E495 looks as much at home at a client presentation as it does in a workplace or cafe. The Lenovo ThinkPad E495 measures at 329 x 242 x 19.9 mm and weighs at 1.75 kg / 3.87 lbs. There are two color options, which is black and silver options. The ThinkPad E495 allows users to multitask with ease anywhere. It boasts a TPM chip to encrypt sensitive data and an optional fingerprint reader to restrict machine access. Together with built-in durability and reliability, it’s easy to see why the E495 is appreciated by IT managers. With up to an AMD Ryzen 7 processor and AMD integrated graphics, the ThinkPad E495 gives the user the responsive performance to get things done fast. It is paired with 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and a 500 GB SSD. It's also primed for FHD, so users can be entertained at home or on the go. User can choose either a 14” IPS HD or IPS FHD display. Both displays are equipped with anti-glare technology to help minimize the risk of eye strain from poor lighting.

As for input and output, whether it’s a USB-C, USB 3.1, or HDMI, the ThinkPad E495 has a range of up-to-date ports to connect with other devices. It also features advanced wireless technology, so users can always be in the loop wherever they are. Users can also opt for a backlit keyboard, ideal for when users need to burn the midnight oil. Poor webcams and sound quality are not ideal for conference calls, especially for business purpose. The ThinkPad E495 has a built-in HD webcam, mics that are Skype for Business certified, and stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio. As a conclusion, the Lenovo ThinkPad E495 is a solid performance office laptop with a narrow bezel. Not only good in performance, but it also has a more affordable price tag with the AMD processor and graphics specification. It is catered towards office and business users who need good performance, durability and portability on the go.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Processor: AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 8
Display: 14.00 inch
Weight: 1.787kg
Price: 660 euro
Average Score: 84.2% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
: - %, performance: 67%, features: 61%, display: 81%
mobility: 72%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 93%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad E495-20NE000JGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad E495-20NE000JGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E495-20NE000JGE
Processor: AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 8
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.787kg
Price: 660 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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84.2% Lenovo ThinkPad E495 Laptop Review: Inexpensive office device with a lot of power, but without keyboard illumination | Notebookcheck
The ThinkPad E495 offers more power than the Intel equivalent with its AMD Ryzen SoC, but the low-priced laptop is unnecessarily slowed down by the manufacturer in terms of equipment.

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo ThinkPad E495: Portátil compacto, confiable y duradero
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; powerful processor; nice connectivity. Negative: No backlit keys; no DisplayPort.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad E495: Portátil compacto, confiable y duradero
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; powerful processor; nice connectivity. Negative: No backlit keys; no DisplayPort.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2020

 

Comment

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.


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

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.

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


AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU):

R5 3500U: Mobile Quad-Core APU using Zen+ cores clocked at 2.2 to 3.8 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 8 CUs clocked at up to 1200 MHz.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


1.787 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

1.787 kg:


84.2%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-11-18 (Update: 2020-11-18)