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Finally, Lenovo launched the specifications of its “ThinkPad E485” and “ThinkPad E585” laptops which are based on AMD’s Ryzen Mobile processors. These new notebooks are the first Ryzen Mobile-powered PCs which are solely aimed at the SMB market segment. In terms of design, they have a classic black chassis and ergonomic keyboards. These ThinkPads also possess a TPM 2.0 chip.
Both the Lenovo’s ThinkPad notebooks namely E485 & E585 will be offered in various different configurations targeting a wide range of prices. These different configs are totally based on AMD’s Ryzen 7 2700U with the Radeon Vega 10, Ryzen 5 2500U with the Radeon Vega 8 or Ryzen 3 2200U with the Radeon Vega 3 APUs.
Even the laptops can be equipped with up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory using two SO-DIMMs likely running at 2400 MT/s. As far as the storage is concerned, it consists of a 512 GB PCIe/NVMe M.2 SSD, a 500 GB HDD, a 1 TB HDD or a combination of an SSD and a hard drive. Providing plenty of space for all kinds of storage.
Both AMD Ryzen Mobile-based ThinkPads are almost identical, with the only difference is of the model E485 which has a 14-inch screen, whereas the model E585 has a 15.6-inch display. In terms of display, the manufacturer plans to provide two antiglare LCD options for both the laptops i.e. ThinkPad E485 & E585 with a resolution of 1366×768 & 1920×1080 respectively. Not just the monitors, the ergonomic keyboards which have track points and trackpads also have slight different keyboards as well. Its 15.6-inch versions come with a full-sized keyboard with an additional Numpad, whereas the 14inches come with a classic notebook keyboard layout.
In terms of connectivity, both the laptops are fitted with a 1×1 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1 controller, a GbE port, a USB 3.1 Type-C header, two USB Type-A (3.0 and 2.0) headers, an HDMI output, a micro SD card reader, a 720p webcam, a TRRS audio jack for headsets, a state of the artDolby Advanced Audio-badged speakers, a microphone array, and so on. The systems are also fitted with a discrete TPM 2.0 chip which is meant to enable the support for various kinds security applications. Its also feature fingerprint readers, therefore biometric security is also available for these range of laptops.
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They come with a 45 Wh battery which is rated for 9-hour operation. With its larger display, its expected that the E585 design will consume more power than the E485 and therefore offering a shorter battery life, but surpringly Lenovo rates both to function for about 9 hours. Good news is that the E585 can easily provide a larger battery pack and hence offering a longer battery life.
These new Lenovo ThinkPad E485 and ThinkPad E585 notebooks will arrive to soon in the coming weeks. When it comes to pricing, according to sources they’ll be quite affordable laptops. We’ll keep you updated once it hit the markets.