Update: Lenovo ThinkPad T14s with AMD Ryzen 4000 now fully customizable
When announced in February, Lenovo said that the AMD variants of the ThinkPad T14 and ThinkPad T14s were gonna be available in June. June came and went, with the two T series ThinkPad laptops nowhere to be seen. But the delay was not huge, as the new ThinkPad T14 Gen 1 and ThinkPad T14s Gen 1 with AMD Ryzen 4000 are now available to order on Lenovo's website.
The T series is Lenovo mainstream business laptop line, with the ThinkPad T14 as the direct replacement of the ThinkPad T495. The ThinkPad T14s on the other hand is the follow up to the ThinkPad T495s. Like their Intel counterparts, they keep the same design as their predecessors, but with new processors inside. This update is much more significant on the AMD side, as the AMD T14s and AMD T14 are the first T series ThinkPad laptops ever to feature octa core CPUs.
On the US site, the less expensive ThinkPad T14 is already fully configurable. For the thinner T14s, four preconfigured models are being offered. This limits the RAM to 16 GB (only available on the most expensive model). Also, the T14s can only the ordered with a lackluster 250 cd/m² panel as of now. At least, users get the choice between the AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U and the AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U in both cases.
Right now, the Lenovo T14 starts at $1,319 and the Lenovo T14s has a base price of $1,789. Typically, Lenovo ThinkPads become much cheaper after a few weeks, as Lenovo begins to apply discounts. Especially in the case of the ThinkPad T14s, waiting for the configurator to become available may be a good idea.
Update: Shortly after we published our article, Lenovo added the "Build your own" option to the ThinkPad T14s. This also meant a slight decrease in the starting price, as the lowest-end Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 1 with AMD CPUs currently costs $1,529. With the customization, Lenovo made all screen options available for the T14s. Also, there is now a 32 GB RAM option, though this is only available together with the AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 4750U.