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Old 21-04-2019, 12:14 AM   #1741
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Can I ask, how's the Ubuntu or other Linux distro compatibility with AMD chips? Been thinking of getting an affordable thinkpad to run Ubuntu



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Old 21-04-2019, 03:39 PM   #1742
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any thoughts on the ryzen5 lenovo yoga 530?
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Old 22-04-2019, 07:08 PM   #1743
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Can I ask, how's the Ubuntu or other Linux distro compatibility with AMD chips? Been thinking of getting an affordable thinkpad to run Ubuntu

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Some modification to Grub is required for Linux to boot without errors..
https://bamelex.wordpress.com/2019/0...thinkpad-e585/

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPa...191484/page/20


Btw, how's the battery life of your Mi A2?
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Old 23-04-2019, 11:03 AM   #1744
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Got another E485 for my frd...Really cheap and good buy...
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Old 23-04-2019, 12:53 PM   #1745
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Some modification to Grub is required for Linux to boot without errors..
https://bamelex.wordpress.com/2019/0...thinkpad-e585/

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPa...191484/page/20


Btw, how's the battery life of your Mi A2?
Thanks! will look through the links.

The A2, it's currently running 2 active SIM card and got it during 2018's Black Friday. Morning 7am 100% till 3pm is about 10-20%. For me I'm satisfied as it's a budget mid-range phone. performance is starting to show slow-ness. Might reset it soon.
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Old 24-04-2019, 10:29 PM   #1746
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guys.. those who did a clean install of windows, how do you get office installed again??
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Old 24-04-2019, 11:16 PM   #1747
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guys.. those who did a clean install of windows, how do you get office installed again??
Can download the installer from MS Office website.
There is 365 and the Office 2019.
Older version of Officer MS website should have them.
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Old 25-04-2019, 03:54 PM   #1748
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Anyway before I start tearing it apart again, anyone can share their idle and load temps please? I tested mine in a non-airconditioned room. Temp as per probe is about 29 degs. For mine, it idles at 45 minimal and loads to about 80 to 82 degs.
I just got my E585, on stock paste with 1.52 BIOS the CPU do not go beyond 80C with a room temperature of around 29C.
This is only with a CPU load and not a combined CPU/GPU load.
Seems like the BIOS throttles the CPU once it reaches 80C.
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Old 26-04-2019, 12:46 PM   #1749
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How is the performance of E585?
Saw reviews in Lenovo website, someone feedback this notebook is slow even with SSD option.
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Old 26-04-2019, 01:00 PM   #1750
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I just got my E585, on stock paste with 1.52 BIOS the CPU do not go beyond 80C with a room temperature of around 29C.
This is only with a CPU load and not a combined CPU/GPU load.
Seems like the BIOS throttles the CPU once it reaches 80C.
Thanks for sharing. I believe CPU will drop to base clock if not lower when it hits 80 to 82 degs. Even with combined CPU/GPU load, it will throttle heavily due to TDP constraint.
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Old 26-04-2019, 02:40 PM   #1751
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How is the performance of E585?
Saw reviews in Lenovo website, someone feedback this notebook is slow even with SSD option.
The notebook is not slow with the SSD M2 NVME option.
I got a Samsung PM981 in mine but components can change based on Lenovo's whim.

On A/C power, it's slightly faster than my old i7-3770 desktop from 2012 in CPU-Z single & multiple threaded benchmarks.
They are almost 7 years apart in age, but one must also consider the 77W TDP of the i7 desktop to the 15W TDP of the Ryzen 2500U.
When running on battery, Ryzen is much slower.
I need to dig my screen-shots to compare A/C power & battery only performance.

Overall, it's pretty good for the price, but road warrior it definitely is not, as it runs out of battery power within 4.5-5 hours.

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Old 26-04-2019, 10:49 PM   #1752
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How is the performance of E585?
Saw reviews in Lenovo website, someone feedback this notebook is slow even with SSD option.
I've been using the E485 for few months now. While its slower when booting up as compared to my full fledged desktop, it is not unexpected since we are looking at a 15W vs 95W CPU. Once it is fully boot up, I never really felt that it is slow.
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Old 27-04-2019, 11:53 AM   #1753
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How is the performance of E585?
Saw reviews in Lenovo website, someone feedback this notebook is slow even with SSD option.
Usually laptop that are ship, the preload OS comes with bloatware.
If you know how to fresh install than do a clean install.
Speed will vastly improve over factory image that is loaded onto the laptop.
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Old 27-04-2019, 03:50 PM   #1754
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If I choose SSD M2 NVME option, could I add on another 2TB hardisk later? I need big storage.

Does it come with normal hardisk cage if I choose SSD option?

The notebook is not slow with the SSD M2 NVME option.
I got a Samsung PM981 in mine but components can change based on Lenovo's whim.

On A/C power, it's slightly faster than my old I7-3770 desktop in CPU-Z single & multiple threaded benchmarks.
When running on battery, it's much slower.
I need to dig my screen-shots to compare A/C power & battery only performance.

Overall, it's pretty good for the price, but road warrior it definitely is not, as it runs out of battery power within 4.5-5 hours.
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Old 27-04-2019, 09:31 PM   #1755
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Usually laptop that are ship, the preload OS comes with bloatware.
If you know how to fresh install than do a clean install.
Speed will vastly improve over factory image that is loaded onto the laptop.
Actually, the laptop have relatively few bloatware pre-installed.
The main ones I have seen so far:
1) MS Office 2016 trial (from MS Store)
2) Mcafee Total Protection (30 days trial)
3) Lenovo Vantage & other Lenovo tools which are useful
All of these can be uninstalled.
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