expired ThinkPad Ryzen E485 (14" FHD IPS/Ryzen 5 2500U/8GB DDR4/128GB NVMe) $809.10, E585 (15.6" FHD) $854.10 @Lenovo AU (+10% ShopBack)
Extra 10% off limited time sale for the new Thinkpad E-series, E485 and E585, with Ryzen Mobile APUs (coupon code AMD10).
(ShopBack is having a 10% cashback rate at the moment too! As per ragrum's confirmation with ShopBack rep, the cashback stacks!)
The devices have an unoccupied internal 2.5" SATA port for storage expansion. (Thanks kasaresj for linking a youtube how-to for internal components access.)
For $809.10, the base spec of E485 is very similar to the base spec of the popular intel i5-equipped E480 (just $10.10 more for this E485 with better graphics). (Full spec see https://www.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-edge/...):
- AMD Ryzen™ 5 2500U Quad-Core (4 Cores 8 Threads, 2 GHz base frequency, 3.6 GHz boost)
- Integrated AMD Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics
- 14.0" FHD IPS (1920x1080) AntiGlare Display
- 8GB(4+4) DDR4 2400MHz Memory
- 128GB Solid State Drive PCIe OPAL2.0 M.2 2242 (16GT/s)
- Windows 10 Home 64-bit
- WiFi Qualcomm QCNFA435AC, 1x1 + Bluetooth 4.1
- 2 x USB 3.1 (1 x AlwaysOn), 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C, 1x HDMI, Ethernet (RJ45), MicroSD, Combo audio/mic jack
- Dimensions (W x D x H) 329 x 242 x 21.9 mm
- Starting at 1.75 kg
The 15.6" E585 is $854.10 with the same base spec, except bigger screen and chasis.
CPU performance wise, the Ryzen 5 and 7 APUs are on par with intel's i5 and i7 U-series mobile quad-cores, while graphics wise the integrated Vega 8's performance is lesser than the discrete nVidia MX150, but on par/better than MX130/940MX, depending on benchmark/tests.