What you need to know
- Lenovo announced the ThinkPad E14 and E15 which will be available with Ryzen 4000 series processors.
- The ThinkPad T14, T14s, X13, L14, and L15 will all also have options for Ryzen 4000 series processors.
- The ThinkPad E14 and E15 are expected in June 2020 starting at $639 (opens in new tab).
Lenovo announced today that several new ThinkPad laptops will have options for AMD Ryzen 4000 series processors. The newly announced ThinkPad E14 and ThinkPad E15 join the ranks of Lenovo's laptops that have options for Ryzen processors. Lenovo also announced that select ThinkPad T, X, and L series laptops powered by Ryzen 4000 series chips are coming next month. The ThinkPad E14 and E15 are expected in June 2020 with a starting price of $639. The ThinkPad T14 ($849), ThinkPad T14s ($1,029), ThinkPad X13 ($849), ThinkPad L14 ($649), and ThinkPad L15 ($649) are also expected in June 2020.
Lenovo's announcement today focuses primarily on the ThinkPad E14 and E15. They have an updated design featuring an 85 percent screen to body ratio. They also include several security features that Lenovo highlights for business users. Both laptops include a fingerprint reader built into the power button and an optional IR camera with Glance by Mirametrix technology. Glance is an AI technology that detects people, allowing the device to automatically lock when a person steps away. Both laptops also pass twelve Mil-Spec tests, which Lenovo highlights maximizes long term reliability.
The ThinkPad E14 and E15 feature Harman branded speakers with Dolby Audio software. They also have dual array far field microphones and support hotkeys for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business.
On the inside, the ThinkPad E14 and E15 are available with AMD Ryzen 4000 series processors, ranging up to the Ryzen 7 4700U.
Lenovo announced the ThinkPad T, X, and L series laptops earlier this year, but they will soon have options for Ryzen 4000 series chips.
AMD's Ryzen Mobile 4000 U-series chips are popping up in more and more laptops, including Lenovo's IdeaPad 5. These are new chips that AMD is setting up to compete with Intel's laptop offering. You can read more about the chips in our complete breakdown.
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