Lenovo's ThinkPad X395: A 13.3-Inch AMD Ryzen Pro-Based Ultraportableby Anton Shilov on May 9, 2019 6:30 PM EST
Long one of AMD's closest and most eager laptop partners, Lenovo has introduced one of the industry’s first Ryzen Pro 3000-powered ultra-portable premium business laptops. The ThinkPad X395 features a 13.3-inch display, weighs around 1.28 kilograms, and promises a battery life of up to 14.5 hours.
Lenovo's ThinkPad X395 comes in the company's signature ultra-durable black carbon fiber chassis. Overall the laptop is 16.9 mm thick and has a footprint of 31.2 x 21.7 cm, with the carbon fiber body helping to keep the weight to just 1.28 kg. Meanwhile in terms of display technology, the base model includes a 1366×768 resolution TN panel. Higher-end models bump that up to a 1920×1080 IPS display, and include further options such as touch support and PrivacyGuard to protect against prying eyes.
As is typically the case for Lenovo, the company is offering the ThinkPad X395 in a variety of configurations to cover different price points. The base model includes an AMD quad-core Ryzen 3 Pro 3300U APU, while higher-end models offer the Ryzen 5 Pro 3500U and Ryzen 7 Pro 3700U. The APUs will be paired with up to 16 GB of DDR4-2400/2666 while storage is provided by an NVMe SSD, with sizes up to 1 TB.
When it comes to wireless connectivity, the ThinkPad has an Intel Wireless 9260 2×2 802.11ac + Bluetooth 5.0 controller as well as an optional 4G/LTE Cat 9 modem, which makes it one of a few AMD-based laptops with WWAN ever released. As for physical ports, the notebook features a Gigabit Ethernet port (dongle required), two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports, two USB 3.1 Type-A (Gen 1 and Gen 2) ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, a micro SD card reader, a smart card reader, and a 3.5mm audio jack for headsets. On which note, as is increasingly common for laptops in this segment, the X395 is powered entirely via USB-C. The system also includes far-field microphones, stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium badge, a spill-resistant keyboard, an UltraNav joystick, and a touchpad.
Being among Lenovo’s first X-series ThinkPads with AMD's Ryzen Pro inside, the ThinkPad X395 is clearly aimed at business/corporate users and fittingly supports an appropriate feature set. Besides DASH remote management, memory encryption, and other capabilities of AMD’s Ryzen Pro 3000 platform, the machine is also equipped with a 720p webcam with ThinkShutter privacy cover and optional IR sensors for Windows Hello, a match-in-sensor fingerprint reader, a dTPM 2.0 chip, and other typical pro-level ThinkPad features.
Lenovo’s ThinkPad X395 comes with a 48 Wh battery that the manufacturer says will last for up to 14.5 hours (based on testing using MobileMark 2014). Obviously, real-world results will be different, but Lenovo’s battery life tends to be ahead of the curve when it comes to AMD-powered notebooks.
|General Specifications of Lenovo's ThinkPad X395 Laptops|
|Brightness||250 cd/m²||300 - 400 cd/m²|
|Touch||No||Optional 10-points multitouch|
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 3 Pro 3300U: 4C/4T, 2.1 - 3.5 GHz, 1 MB L2 + 4 MB L3,
Vega 6 iGPU with 384 SPs at 1.2 GHz
|AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 3500U: 4C/8T, 2.1 - 3.7 GHz, 2 MB L2 + 4 MB L3,
Vega 8 iGPU with 512 SPs at 1.2 GHz
|AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 3700U: 4C/8T, 2.3 - 4 GHz, 2 MB L2 + 4 MB L3,
Vega 10 iGPU with 640 SPs at 1.4 GHz
|RAM||Capacity||up to 16 GB|
|Storage||Capacity||up to 1 TB PCIe/NVMe SSD|
|Wi-Fi||Intel 9260 Wireless AC 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi module|
|WWAN||Optional: Integrated Global Mobile Broadband LTE-A|
|USB||2 × USB 3.1 Type-A (Gen 1 and Gen 2)
1 × USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C (power, data, DP 1.2)
1 × USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C (data, DP 1.2)
|Ethernet||GbE with dongle (sold separately)|
|Other I/O||HDMI 2.0, 720p webcam with Windows Hello and ThinkShutter, TRRS connector for audio, speakers, microphone, microSD card reader, smart card reader|
|Figerprint Reader||Match-in-Sensor fingerprint reader|
|Security||discrete TPM 2.0 chip|
|Dimensions||Width||311.9 mm | 12.28 inches|
|Length||217.2 mm | 8.55 inches|
|Thickness||16.9 mm | 0.68 inches|
|Weight||1.28 kg | 2.83 pounds|
|Life||Up to 14.5 hours
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10 Pro|
|Support & Services||Premier Support by 'advanced-level technicians with the expertise' by phone.
Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) - a fixed-cost, fixed-term protection plan.
|Price||Starting at $1,089|
Lenovo’s ThinkPad X395 laptops will be available starting in June. Their prices will start at $1,089. By default, the machine comes with a one-year limited warranty, but this one can be extended up to three years with further options for Lenovo’s premium support as well as accidental damage protection.
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Rookierookie - Thursday, May 9, 2019 - linkYou mean the fact that Lenovo has offered dual-channel options for pretty much every Ryzen model that they released?
trivik12 - Thursday, May 9, 2019 - linkAMD laptop with intel wireless. Interesting. How many different vendors create Wifi cards. I know Intel and Killer(and Broadcom?).
phoenix_rizzen - Friday, May 10, 2019 - linkIntel (Killer is just custom software on Intel hardware now), Broadcom, Qualcomm/Atheros, RealTek, and RaLink are the ones I know of. Although the last two aren't that common as builtin/included wireless solutions; they're more common in USB wireless sticks.
piroroadkill - Friday, May 10, 2019 - linkI'm so tired of 16:9 laptop screens.. They just look wrong - huge bezels top and bottom, and small ones to the sides.
Daeros - Monday, July 15, 2019 - linkRight? Wouldn't this be great at 1920x1200? Or even 1920x1440?!
cen - Friday, May 10, 2019 - linkSold!
Valantar - Friday, May 10, 2019 - linkThis looks very good, particularly the simple fact that AMD chips are moving up the ThinkPad product stack. Given that I got a new work laptop less than half a year ago I'll won't be getting this, but I'll definitely be interested in a year when 7nm APUs come around. ThinkPad quality + a 15W 4c8t APU with some real gaming potential (and hopefully improved idle power draw)? Yes, please.
Foeketijn - Friday, May 10, 2019 - linkStill happy I bought my yoga 2 pro with a 3200x1800 IPS screen in 2014 for just over 1k. I'm amazed that size never caught on. Full HD is a gimmick on a laptop.
ACE76 - Friday, May 10, 2019 - linkYour not using that screen at it's native resolution...you probably have the size cranked to like 200% just to be able to see anything...there's no benefits gained aside from saying you have it.
Foeketijn - Friday, May 10, 2019 - linkWell actually, my eyes are quite good. Not all programs work nicely with that resolution.
I have it at 100% but 150% at my wife's account. So I definitely get your point. that not that far of FHD workspace. A lot of people see the crispness immediately though. (and might assume I work with a magnifier).