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
  ThinkPad X395
HD
ThinkPad X395
FHD
Display Diagonal 13.3" 13.3"
Resolution 1366×768 1920×1080
Type TN IPS
Brightness 250 cd/m² 300 - 400 cd/m²
Touch No Optional 10-points multitouch
Privacy No Optional PrivacyGuard
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
15 W
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
15 W
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
15 W
RAM Capacity up to 16 GB
Type DDR4-2400/2666
Storage Capacity up to 1 TB PCIe/NVMe SSD
Options ?
Wi-Fi Intel 9260 Wireless AC 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi module
Bluetooth 5.0
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
Battery Capacity 48 Wh
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.
Warranty extensions.
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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Source: Lenovo

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  • rrinker - Friday, May 10, 2019 - link

    Must be great to have Superman eyes. I have a 14" HP that has a 1080 screen and I need 150% setting in Windows to comfortably use it. I ALWAYS use an external monitor (two, actually) int he office, both 24" and running at 1080. It's PLENTY. Higher res just means using scaling, and web sites STILL don't work well with that, even if most apps handle it just fine. Or maybe it's just web browsers running under Windows that don't handle it very well. I am strongly considering upgrading my main home system from 23" displays to 27" - still at 1080. Just to make it easier to see. Not everyone wants or needs an ultra high resolution, and certainly not for basic business applications. These are not exactly desktop replacement machines. Documents, email, browsing - perfectly fine in 1080, even 768. 768 does not work for me, simply because my job involves a lot of remoting into and configuring systems, where the server screen itself needs 1024x768 to be usable, so the laptop needs to be better.
    Specs here seem pretty decent, it's not some bargain basement $300 laptop piece of junk using AMD, and STILL the AMD fanboys aren't happy.
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  • akvadrako - Friday, May 10, 2019 - link

    I have normal 20/20 vision and mostly look at text; the difference in readability is significant enough that it's stressful to go back. Of course one would use scaling – ideally exactly 200%. No idea what you mean about websites not working; maybe that's a Windows bug. Reply
  • npz - Friday, May 10, 2019 - link

    Well 200% scaling (or likely more) just proves you don't have good enough eyes to actually resolve the pixels. The strain from before you mentioned is likely coming from Apple's use of thick, blurry text which they absolutely love. Those thick outlines coupled with a font rendering that uses LOTS of subpixel blending would lead to strained eyes without enough fine pixels to blend away the blurriness of the blended edges.

    Windows has less of an issue with lower resolution and fonts because of the use of much thinner text coupled with lighter subpixel blend and coupled with byte code interpreter for certain fonts that align the edges with the pixel grid.

    But in general, for anything with bitmaps -- from pictures coming in webpages to scaling bitmap text is problematic with any amount of scaling. I like to use bitmaps fonts and remote desktops which are displayed as images -- so scaling is a big no-no.
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  • akvadrako - Monday, May 13, 2019 - link

    > Well 200% scaling (or likely more) just proves you don't have good enough eyes to actually resolve the pixels.

    That doesn't make any sense. Scaling makes the text the same size as on low-res screens, but with twice as much detail. Most people can definitely tell the difference between 110 DPI and 220 DPI, even at arms length.

    Also 200% scaling is fine with bitmaps - each pixel becomes 4 pixels. In that case, the increased resolution doesn't help of course, but it doesn't hurt either.
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  • viggy96 - Thursday, May 9, 2019 - link

    Many enterprises choose to save money with the 1366x768 display option, which is why Lenovo still offers it. I'm sure that Lenovo would love to get rid of that option, but does not as enough customers express demand for that particular option. Reply
  • Cliff34 - Thursday, May 9, 2019 - link

    That's what I think. Save money but you lose productivity with a low res screen. Reply
  • silverblue - Friday, May 10, 2019 - link

    I imagine that a lot of business users have docking stations; I certainly do, and nearly every person I work with who has a dock also has a secondary display. 768p is a bit of a downgrade, however, especially if you're used to a 1080p panel. Reply
  • Daeros - Monday, July 15, 2019 - link

    More like make it easier for your late 40's users to see an aging, unchangeable, internally developed application. Reply
  • Valantar - Friday, May 10, 2019 - link

    Lenovo has a thing for using crappy low-res panels for their entry-level SKUs of Thinkpad laptops. Nothing AMD-specific about that, look at the Intel-based X390 or X280. Reasonably sure it's a battery life thing, but it's still quite inexcusable in 2019. Reply
  • kaidenshi - Friday, May 10, 2019 - link

    What does that have to do with AMD at all? Intel based business laptops across the spectrum still have crappy 768p TN panels, it's not unique to Thinkpads nor AMD based systems. It's a symptom of the market segment, not CPU vendor-specific.

    That said, over $1000 for a laptop with anything less than a 1080p screen is indeed criminal.
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