Lenovo ThinkPad A485

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  1. Mobius 1

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    pm me then
     
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    I chatted with Lenovo sales rep, they said the current expectation is mid-late September. Hopefully!
     
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    Decided to bite the bullet and ordered the A485 to replace my trusty T420 and slim T420s for mobile duties.

    - AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U Processor (2MB Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)
    - Windows 10 Home 64
    - 14.0 FHD (1920x1080) IPS Non-Touch
    - 8GB DDR4 2400MHz SODIMM
    - Radeon Vega 10 Graphics
    - 720p HD Camera with Microphone and ThinkShutter
    - Keyboard Backlit - English UK
    - Hardware dTPM2.0 Enabled
    - 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm, 2.5", SATA3
    - 3 Cell Li-Ion 24Wh Front
    - 6 Cell Li-Ion Battery 72WH Cylindrical Rear
    - 65W AC Adapter (3pin) - UK (USB Type C)
    - RTL8822BE+BT 2x2
    - Think 3 Year On-site

    Set me back £843.28 (about $1085 USD) from Lenovo UK Rewards Store which includes employee perk discount, bank holiday discount, taxes and shipping.

    I deliberately went with the lowest RAM and HDD config as I have 2x 16GB Crucial DDR4 2400MHz modules (which I got crazy cheap on eBay a while back but got nothing to use it on until now) and a 2.5" Intel 2500 256GB SSD lying around so that will be my main boot drive - should be interesting to see how it fares against my T420.
     
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    Only has 1 ram slot though?

    Also the heatsink looks really small, doubt that it's going to fully cool the ryzen cpu.

    HMM: https://usermanual.wiki/Lenovo/tpa485hmmen.102690528/view
     
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    The A485 has 2 RAM slots supporting up to 32GB DDR4, the HMM demonstrates only one module as an example but you can just about see the second bank above it (see Specsheet for detailed info).

    I'll be monitoring the cooling solution as just like you I'm a bit skeptical on the single heatpipe solution. Hard to tell if there are different fan part numbers for different CPUs as the Service Parts List is not up for this model yet, we just have to wait and see.
     
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    that's a bit misleading, thanks for the info

    do tell us about the cooling solution, I'm curious too.

    do you plan to repaste?
     
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    Is there a way to check if a ryzen laptop bios can be modified or not? Flashing can be done on hardware.
     
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    @PatchySan is your power consumption (SOC only) limited to 15w on A485?
     
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