Lenovo bringing AMD CPUs to its ThinkPad T495, T495s and X395 Series for the first time ever
AMD options aren't exactly new for the ThinkPad family. Lenovo has been offering AMD SKUs for its entry-level ThinkPad A and E Series such as the A275, A485, and E485 in contrast to their A270, A480, E480 Intel alternatives. It wasn't until today that the higher-end ThinkPad T series and X Series would also receive the same AMD treatment.
In keeping with the existing AMD ThinkPad naming convention, Lenovo will be launching its new AMD-powered laptops as the ThinkPad T495, T495s, and X395 to supplement the Intel-powered ThinkPad T490, T490s, and X390, respectively. AMD fans can configure up to the recently announced Ryzen 7 Pro 3700U Picasso APU that promises similar CPU performance as the pricier Intel Core i7-8550U or i7-8565U.
There are, however, a small handful of hardware changes to the AMD SKUs when compared to the Intel versions. For one, the AMD versions will not have Thunderbolt 3 ports or QHD panel options. Secondly, the AMD versions will carry newer HDMI v2.0 ports versus v1.4 on the Intel SKUs. The port differences between AMD and Intel are likely due to the motherboard and processor changes.
Existing docking stations for the T490 or X390 series will be compatible with the new AMD SKUs.
Finally, battery life is expected to be shorter on the AMD SKUs by about 45 minutes to 2 hours according to Lenovo. This is offset by the significantly faster graphics performance from the integrated Radeon RX Vega 8/10 GPU when compared to the UHD Graphics 620 series.
Expect the ThinkPad T495, T495s, and X395 to launch for $939, $1089, and $1089, respectively, when they start shipping in late May and June.
The Reliability of ThinkPadTM with the Power of New AMD®
New ThinkPad T495, T495s and X395 Laptops with up to 2nd Gen AMD RyzenTM 7 Pro Mobile Processors
Morrisville, NC – May 8, 2019 - LenovoTM announced today the latest additions to its trusted ThinkPad
portfolio: the T495, T495s, and X395. This all-new Windows® 10 laptop series, with up to the 2nd Gen
AMD Ryzen 7 Pro Mobile Processors and integrated AMD Vega graphics, joins the ranks of the industry-
leading ThinkPad T and X line-up with thin and light laptops under three pounds.
ThinkPad has kept the confidence of end-users through intense focus on design and engineering. These
new products offer companies the superior mobile experience that they demand, while still scoring
huge in the key areas of first-rate security, performance, manageability, and durability. Included are
features to ensure the top-notch experience expected from the Think family of products.
With a longer battery life up to four more hours on a single charge1
and increased performance by up to
18 percent as compared to benchmarks of prior generations, the new T and X series offers laptop buyers
serious feature upgrades without compromises to the high level of hardware security and
Expanded Features for a Changing World
As workspaces evolve, end-users want smarter, more secure devices that provide features and benefits
core to what makes a laptop central to their everyday lives. Whether on-the-job or on-the-go, personnel
will get outstanding performance with up to 2nd Gen Ryzen 7 Pro Mobile Processors and Integrated
AMD Vega Graphics, designed to boost productivity, enhance multimedia, and improve energy efficiency
for an exceptional user experience. Enhanced with RadeonTM FreeSyncTM technology, users will
experience gorgeous pixel quality and a fluid frame refresh rate, free of screen stutters—perfect for
videos, presentations, and light PC gaming on the side. By adding an extra G-force crash hazard shock
to our already exhaustive ThinkPad Mil-Spec tests, this new line of laptops is tough enough
to withstand the bumpy hazards of a hard day’s work. This, alongside all the customer-focused features,
is why ThinkPad continues to lead the way in workplace transformation and enabling smarter business.
Superior Sight & Sound
Experience a brighter, crisper display quality that doesn’t sacrifice device battery life1
, durability or its
overall sleek, slim look. New to the AMD series, the 14-inch Full HD (1920x1080) display at 400 nits
makes text and icons easier to see in dim surroundings even at a lower power setting than other PCs its
size. Paired with ThinkPad’s white backlit legendary keyboard, customers will experience superb
resolution at a comfortable viewing distance.
Brighter FHD screens offered on both ThinkPad T495 and T495s
Group calls can often be laden with issues such as poor audio, garbled voices and distracting background
noise. To reduce frustration, we’ve matched ThinkPad’s dual far-field microphones on our AMD models
for improved 360° reception to enhance VoIP conferencing performance, especially for participants in
noisy environments. We’ve also equipped devices with new side mechanical docking featuring new
flexible support mechanics to enable self-leveling at any angle for increased connectivity, stability, and
longer platform durability.
Smarter Security Measures in Place
Enjoy greater peace of mind with just a slide of the ThinkShutter, the all-in-one integrated camera
security cover that physically protects ThinkPad users from view of malicious webcam snoopers. For an
extra layer of security, we’ve also integrated an optional ePrivacy filter, the ThinkPad PrivacyGuard on
both the T495s and X395, shielding your screen content from any unwanted side glances from prying
onlookers. Users wanting an early warning someone might be “shoulder surfing,” only need wait a few
months for the added ThinkPad PrivacyAlert3
feature that automatically enables the PrivacyGuard.
Packed with these features and more, this line of laptops comes protected by one of the most
comprehensive end-to-end security platforms on the market, Lenovo ThinkShield. Data and device loss
or identity theft can happen at any time, costing companies millions of dollars in recovery. Trust
Lenovo’s cost-efficient, reliable, and built-in security features to safeguard your organization;
ThinkShield has enterprise-level CTOs covered during their product’s entire lifecycle from development,
supply-chain, to essential updates.
Powered by AMD and designed by the experts behind ThinkPad, Lenovo is making it easier to arm
people in the workplace with smarter, cost-effective technology. For more information on the Think
family of products, visit: www.lenovo.com/think.
North America Pricing and Availability:
ThinkPad T495 (14-inch) will be available in late May 2019, with a starting price of $939.
ThinkPad T495s (14-inch) will be available starting in early June 2019, with a starting price of $1089.4
ThinkPad X395 (13-inch) will be available starting in early June 2019, with a starting price of $1089.4
All battery life claims are approximate and based on test results using the MobileMark 2014 ver 1.5
battery life benchmark test. Actual results will vary and depend on numerous factors including product
configuration and usage, software, operating conditions, wireless functionality, power management
settings, screen brightness and other factors. The maximum capacity of the battery will naturally
decrease with time and usage. See bapco.com/products/mobilemark-2014/ for additional
Lenovo uses the US Department of Defense’s MIL-SPEC standards to test devices against hazardous
physical and environmental conditions to determine durability. Lenovo ThinkPad® devices are tested
against 12 categories and 22 MIL-STD 810-G procedures to prove their toughness. Method 516.6 Shock
adds Procedure V – Crash Hazard Shock, a test for high G force shock to the system.
ThinkPad PrivacyAlert slated to ship July 2019.
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