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I received my ThinkPad T495 with AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 3500U last Friday. It is really worth it particularly for Software Developers! Just make sure you get a 32 GB RAM or more. See what the general specs of this device in my previous post, Lenovo ThinkPad T495: Just Bought It!
For more information on ThinkPad T495, please visit www.lenovo.com.
Initially I thought it would be assembled in Malaysia.
I wanted a ThinkPad T460
The only laptop I can directly compare my ThinkPad T495 with is a ThinkPad T460 laptop issued to me by my employer. It is a company laptop and it has been configured for maximum security and privacy protection for compliance. The configuration may affects the laptop’s overall performance and may make it run slower.
I know the comparison is unfair and even invalid. But I remember I really wanted a T460 (or something very similar) and thought of purchasing one until I saw the AMD Ryzen deals from Lenovo!
My T460 Basic Information
My T495 Basic Information
Here are some photos I took.
ThinkPad T495 is smaller (more compact?) and way lighter!
The only setback I have is that the battery seems to stop charging when it reaches 80% full. However, it performs well and can last for 3-4 hours in “Battery Saver” mode with heavy usage, e.g., programming.
UPDATES: The reason why charging stops are 80% is because it is configured so in Lenovo Vantage
There seem to be no overheating issues with ThinkPad T495! I can say so because for my ThinkPad T460, I needed to purchase a vacuum exhaust fan to suck out heat from it when I work at home, i.e., home office.
Please note I did not encrypt my disk with BitLocker. I thought it is unnecessary.
UPDATES: I noticed I do not hear its fan
Heat Exhaust is on the right side
Why I am still using a vacuum exhaust fan if there are no overheating issues? Actually, there is really no need for it. However, I bought it for my T460. I might as well use it for my T495.
With Mic On
With Mic Off
Screen without anti-glare or privacy filter at full brightness!
With anti-glare or privacy filter at full brightness!