Lenovo’s ThinkPad lineup adds AMD Ryzen to its configurations

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Email Twitter: @MindHead1 May 7th, 2020 inNews

As more PC OEM’s experiment with AMD, it seems others are feeling confident enough to offer the chipset in their flagship offerings, among them is Lenovo adding it to its ThinkPad lineup.

Today, Lenovo announced that its ThinkPad E Series laptops would be powered by AMD Ryzen 4000 Series, while its T, X, and L ThinkPad series would come equipped with an AMD Ryzen Pro 4000 Series Mobile processors variant in the near future.

In addition to adding AMD to the E-Series lineup, Lenovo is also updating the screen-to-body ratio with thinner bezels, fingerprint reader integrated into the power button as well as optional IR cameras with Glance by Mirametrix technology.

The updated E-Series will also sport the customary 2020 ultrabook mainstays such as dual-array far-field microphones, Dolby Audio software pushed through Harman branded speaker sets, WiFi 6, and the Lenovo branded 12 Mil-Spec industrial design.

Aside from being a well-rounded SMB-centric device, Lenovo is flexing one of the few advantages AMD brings to the table aside from improved mutlti-threaded performance and that’s with lowered starting prices for devices.

  • ThinkPad E14 is expected to be available from June 2020, starting at $639.
  • ThinkPad E15 is expected to be available from June 2020, starting at $639.
  • ThinkPad T14 will be available in June 2020, with an expected starting price of $849.
  • ThinkPad T14s will be available in June 2020, with an expected starting price of $1029.
  • ThinkPad X13 will be available in June 2020, with an expected starting price of $ 849.
  • ThinkPad L14 will be available in June 2020, with an expected starting price of $ 649.
  • ThinkPad L15 will be available in June 2020, with an expected starting price of $ 649.

AMD is making a push for PC viability as Intel struggles with flaws and cutting the die on its latest chips. With most SMB devices designated for processor-heavy tasks, it’ll be interesting to see how these new AMD configurations hold up day-to-day in contrast to their Intel-based counterparts and how worried should Intel ultimately be.

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