Story image

Lenovo releases new ThinkPad devices

13 May 2019

Lenovo has released the latest additions to its ThinkPad portfolio: the T495, T495s, and X395 - Windows 10 laptops, with up to the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 PRO Mobile Processors with Radeon Vega graphics.

With two models weighing under three pounds, these new products offer businesses a mobile experience with security, performance, manageability and durability. 

Stated battery life is up to four more hours on a single charge and increased performance by up to 18% as compared to benchmarks of the prior generation.

“These new flagship ThinkPad series mark the first time AMD benefits are inside our thin and light T, Ts, and X laptops,” says Lenovo intelligent devices group commercial product portfolio vice president Jerry Paradise. 

ThinkPad T495 

  • Up to 2nd Gen Ryzen 7 PRO Mobile Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics, designed to boost productivity, enhance multimedia and improve energy efficiency. Enhanced with Radeon FreeSync technology for pixel quality and a fluid frame refresh rate, virtually free of screen stutters, designed for video, presentations and light PC gaming.
     
  • G-force crash hazard shock procedure to protect against bumps.
     
  • 14-inch Full HD (1920x1080) display at 400 nits to make text and icons easier to see in dim surroundings even at a lower power setting than other PCs its size.
     
  • T495 and T495s include ThinkPad’s dual far-field microphones on the AMD models for improved 360° reception to enhance VoIP conferencing performance in noisy environments.
     
  • Side mechanical docking with flexible support mechanics to enable self-levelling at nearly any angle.
     
  • Optional ePrivacy filter for side viewing protection.

ThinkPad X395

  • Includes the ThinkShutter, an integrated camera security cover.
     
  • Optional ePrivacy filter for side viewing protection.
     
  • AMD Memory Guard (transparent secure memory encryption (TSME) helps provide protection against cold boot attacks if an attacker has physical access to the system.
     
  • AMD Memory Guard provides OS and application- independent DRAM encryption, performing real-time encryption/decryption of system RAM.

ThinkPad T495s

  • Includes Lenovo ThinkShield, an end-to-end security platform.
What the future of fibre looks like in NZ
The Commerce Commission has released its emerging views paper on the rules, requirements and processes which will underpin the new regulatory regime for New Zealand’s fibre networks.
Gen Z confidence in the economy is on the decline
Businesses need to work hard to improve their reputations.
Why NZ businesses have less than two years to adopt digital before disruption hits
Research found that digital disruption is already impacting two-thirds of New Zealand organisations.
Dell EMC launches interactive AI Experience Zones
The AI Experience Zones are designed to educate visitors about how to start, identify, and implement an AI project.
What NZ can learn from the Baltimore cyberattack
“Businesses must control physical access to their computers and secure their networks."
Infratil seeks clearance to acquire up to 50% stake in Vodafone NZ
The commission will give clearance to a proposed merger if they are satisfied that the merger is unlikely to have the effect of substantially lessening competition in a market.
Hands-on review: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Software
I came across a wee gem of advice when researching the world of data recovery. As soon as you get that sinking feeling and realise you’ve lost a file, stop using your computer.
Deepfakes the 'next wave of concern' - but can law really stomp it out?
Enforcing the existing law will be difficult enough, and it is not clear that any new law would be able to do better. Overseas attempts to draft law for deepfakes have been seriously criticised.