AMD’s first Ryzen Mobile processors launched in late 2017, but so far we’ve only seen a handful of laptops powered by the chips. More could be on the way soon though.

A leaked product roadmap for Lenovo’s ThinkPad line of business laptops suggests that at least two Ryzen-powered notebooks are coming in April.

Leaked Lenovo roadmap

The Lenovo ThinkPad E485 will likely be a 14 inch notebook that’s similar to the current ThinkPad E480… but with an AMD processor instead of an Intel chip.

Lenovo’s upcoming ThinkPad E585 is likewise expected to be an AMD alternative to the Intel-powered 15.6 inch ThinkPad E580.

According to a leaked product slide, both feature narrow bezels, USB Type-C ports, and a “new thinner, lighter design,” although it’s unclear if that means thinner than the Intel versions or just thinner than previous-generation laptops.

Lenovo currently sells both the ThinkPad E480 and E580 for $630 and up. The 14 inch model is a 3.9 pound laptop that measures about 13″ x 9.5 x 0.8″ and the larger model measures 14.5″ x 9.9″ x 0.8″ and weighs about 4.7 pounds.

Both are available with 768p or 1080p display options, and interestingly they’re both currently available with optional AMD Radeon RX 550 graphics.

via NotebookCheck and ibxt

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4 replies on “Lenovo ThinkPad E485 with AMD Ryzen leaked, coming in April (ThinkPad E585 too)”

  1. we do not want a thinner and ligher design! We want an Ethernet port and socketed RAM!!! dammit

  2. Interesting. I’m a long time user of the T-series Thinkpad (since the very beginning), and I’d definitely be open to buying an AMD version next time I need a new system.

    1. You’d be more interested in the A series. The A485 is due out at some point later in the year, and it will be the AMD variant of the T480. (The A475 came out last year with a pre-Ryzen CPU.) The E series are of a much lower build quality. Also the Intel version of this generation of the E series apparently has a lot of problem with heat dissipation. I’s quite possible that the E485 will fix that, but it’s also possible that it won’t.

      1. Yeah, I wouldn’t buy an E-series Thinkpad. It’s always been T-series. Will certainly keep an eye on the A-series too.

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