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Old 02-07-2018, 03:29 PM   #1
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Question AMD Ryzen NB Discussion| Lenovo Thinkpad E495/E595/T495/X395 Well-rounder performance CPU + GPU

Previous generation of AMD Ryzen based laptop like Think E485/E585 was rather popular.
I will update here the newer gen models which are:

Thinkpad E495 (AMD Ryzen) - No review yet
Thinkpad E595 (AMD Ryzen) -

Pros
+very good input devices
+contrast-rich, bright IPS display
+good CPU performance
+fairly quiet
+good SSD
+GPU a lot faster than Intel UHD graphics
+very constant performance without drops
Cons
-only microSD reader
-GPU performance throttled (no dual-channel RAM)
-1x USB 2.0
-weak color-space coverage

Lenovo ThinkPad E595 Laptop Review

Thinkpad T495 (AMD Ryzen Pro) - No review yet
Thinkpad X395 (AMD Ryzen Pro) - No review yet

AMD Ryzen chips are unlike older generation, now most Ryzen APU chips offer well rounder performance for both CPU + GPU.
On par with Intel mobile chips while the integrated Radeon Vega graphics trash Intel UHD easily.

But for gaming discrete graphics will still outperform integrated Radeon graphics since it lack dedicated VRAM.
In SG the above are decent models whether for work, light gaming and etc.

The E series are budget while T and X are premium line.
Take note AMD Ryzen Pro features and cooling are different from
AMD Ryzen consumer.

Which to pick depend on your budget and usage.
Generally E series are decent enough.
Take note for what I know AMD based Thinkpad are sold online, have yet to see any retail shop selling it.

In SG there are other AMD Ryzen based laptop such as:
ASUS X512DA (*Uses HDD not SSD)
ASUS FX550DT Gaming laptop uses AMD H chips

No other models I have seen so far so AMD Ryzen laptop are rather rare.
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Old 02-07-2018, 03:52 PM   #2
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Good price. I was playing around with it, and by adding a 1080P IPS monitor +25, and upgrade to 16GB ram +110. All for 925.
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Wow! good pricing!
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Old 02-07-2018, 04:05 PM   #4
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good alternative to chinese laptop
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Old 02-07-2018, 04:08 PM   #5
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good alternative to chinese laptop
Which part of lenovo do you not understand?
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Old 02-07-2018, 04:28 PM   #6
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No lah Thinkpad sucks, Dell ish better right or not?
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:06 PM   #7
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Really is hoot now, think later.
U can't get a lappy so cheap that is on par with Intel i5 with geforce mx150 and SSD.
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What's the basic specs for the system?
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What's the basic specs for the system?
Ryzen 5 2500U
Has TPM
Has Matt Screen optional upgrade to FullHD
Qualcomm Wifi
USB C Charging Standards
Included SSD 256GB
I think it is fantastic
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:17 PM   #10
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What's the basic specs for the system?
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U Processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)

Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64

Display Type
15.6" HD 1366x768 TN AntiGlare

Memory
8GB DDR4 2400MHz SODIMM

Graphics
AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics

Hard Drive
None

Warranty
1 Year Depot or Carry-in(Local + International)

Pointing Device
NO Fingerprint Reader, Black Cover

Second Hard Drive
256GB Solid State Drive PCIe OPAL2.0 M.2 2280 (16GT/s)

Battery
3 Cell Li-Polymer Battery 45WH

Wireless
QCA QCNFA435AC with Bluetooth Version 4.1

Take note:
Panel best to go for Full HD
RAM if possible go for Dual Channel not single
HDD wise up to you but try not to get only HDD.
Windows 10 can run really slow on HDD.
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Upgrade to full hd is $25.

Upgrade to 12gb team is $50
To 16gb is $110

There's the 1 cents upgrade also.

Can't figure out whether can upgrade to Ryzen 7 to find out the cost.
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Upgrade to full hd is $25.

Upgrade to 12gb team is $50
To 16gb is $110

There's the 1 cents upgrade also.

Can't figure out whether can upgrade to Ryzen 7 to find out the cost.
At the moment don't see option for Ryzen 7.
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seems like the basic specs like really not bad though. just that not sure how is the temp of the system. although 1.75kg seems like quite okay weight (not too heavy and light though)
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seems like the basic specs like really not bad though. just that not sure how is the temp of the system. although 1.75kg seems like quite okay weight (not too heavy and light though)
better look at the interior design before purchasing
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better look at the interior design before purchasing
Why so? Instead of doing so, perhaps can try to find a review if you concern is cooling.
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