Lenovo has recently announced two additions to its range of ThinkPads – ThinkPad E14 and ThinkPad E15.
However, it’s the fact that these ThinkPads will reportedly feature AMD‘s Ryzen 7 4700U chip that’s taken the tech world by storm.
Designed for wafer-thin laptops, the Ryzen 7 4700U chip has consolidated its position as one of the fastest 15W processors, making it a direct competition of Intel’s Core i7 chips.
The company had previously announced in February that new ThinkPads in the pipeline will be fitted with the Ryzen processors, as the move to AMD‘s Ryzen processor adds more value to ThinkPad’s portfolio in terms of performance, battery life, and security. The ThinkPads getting the upgrade in 2020 include the T14s, T14, X13, L14, and L15.
The following is the pricing for the new 2020 ThinkPads:
- ThinkPad E14 starts at $639
- ThinkPad E15 starts at $639
- ThinkPad X13 starts at $849
- ThinkPad L14 starts at $649
- ThinkPad T14 starts at $849
- ThinkPad T14s starts at $1029
“We are delighted to partner with AMD and leverage their ground-breaking 7nm process technology within our ThinkPad laptops, and to offer our customers class-leading computing solutions that will help ensure business continuity during and beyond these challenging times,” said Jerry Paradise, Lenovo‘s vice president of global commercial portfolio and product management in a statement.
According to Lenovo, the upgraded laptops have an 85% screen-to-body ratio, touch fingerprint reader, new security features, and an additional infrared camera, with the camera automatically locking your laptop when the user isn’t in front of it.
Further, the laptops will feature the new E-series sports speakers from Harman, Wi-Fi 6 support, dual-array far-field microphones, and hotkeys for quick access to Skype or Teams.
The newest ThinkPads are expected to be available for purchase in June.