Lenovo ThinkPad X395 Review - Classic Business Laptop Elegant But Tough

Lenovo ThinkPad X395 Review - Classic Business Laptop Elegant But Tough

ThinkPad has been known for a long time as a legendary brand for business laptops. This also made Lenovo interested in acquiring from IBM in 2005. The Chinese computer manufacturer continued it as a powerful and reliable flagship laptop. One of the latest is Lenovo ThinkPad X395.

Lenovo ThinkPad X395 Review - Classic Business Laptop Elegant But Tough

This laptop was introduced in mid-2019, but only now have we had time to review it. Fortunately, the laptop life cycle is indeed long. Unlike the smartphone, even after five months, there has been a new series of successors. So that the products we are declaring are still relevant for now.

Bringing ThinkPad's breeds, this laptop also brought a legacy from the previous series. Design that has survived for approximately 15 years until now. Duration of time that makes the design "Timeless".

How Lenovo can make ThinkPad designs can survive so long. Maybe our reviews this time can provide a little picture of how cooked ThinkPad series products are. Come, see the following Lenovo ThinkPad X395 review!

Design

Lenovo ThinkPad X395 is still built on the same design base as its predecessor. Starting from the diagonal logo in the laptop cover section, to the red point above the letter "I". Including a firm curve on several parts of the laptop. It could be boring for those of you who are progressive in style.

First, we see the keyboard. We consider ThinkPad's keyboard to be one - if it's not the first - the best design. Each of the keys is made comfortable and facilitates usage. Do not forget the traits of TrackPoint in the middle between the letter G, B, H. Trackpoint serves to run the cursor or scroll on the laptop without the need to move the fingers to the TrackPad section.

Then underneath there is a trackpad and three-click pad. Compared to other laptops that commonly use two ClickPads. The existence of an additional pad in the center has its function. The center pad can be used for document scroll or web pages. And enlarge items on the laptop screen. The point is to facilitate users.

Palm Rest or ThinkPad X395's hand holder also includes wide. Make your arm tired quickly when used typing. In the left palm rest, tucked into a small box functioning for finger scan. Yup, the security feature has been embraced on this reliable laptop.

There is a modern touch in the curve of the casing and laying the port features. Including discharge ventilation that is not too visible. Indeed, in general, the feature of ThinkPad is still and will continue to exist. Because the visualization is so attached.

Oh yes. Overall Lenovo ThinkPad has a dimension of 311.9 x 217.2 x 16.9 millimeters combined with a screen measuring 13.3 inches. combined with a weight of around 1.28 kilograms. Relatively light for a laptop-sized almost 14 inches.

Display

This kind of high-end laptop screen section is of course very capable. Having an area of 13.3 feels right to present visual work. Bezels that line around the screen are relatively thick. Especially on the upper side of the screen that is also embraced the front camera.

The laptop front camera is very suitable to use for video conferences and video calls. Match right now again Work From Home. How come. The ability of a lens at 720p resolution making your face so can look bright. Plus the ThinkShutter security feature, to close the lens while not being used to maintain privacy.

Although it has a different range for the screen features, the average has used IPS technology (In-Plane Switch) Full High Definition, at a resolution of 1920 x 1080, 300-400 nit. IPS technology allows the screen to dampen light reflections. So users won't feel uncomfortable when looking at the screen.

This Laptop Visual Display affair utilizes a graphics card from AMD Radeon Vega. With a frame rate that is quite well used for streaming and gaming.

Security

Just name laptop work. Then a complete security feature is needed to protect important data sets in it. So it is not surprising that Lenovo provides ThinkPad X395 with abundant security features.

Some security features in this laptop are made layered and scattered. Kensington Lock Slots can be found on this laptop. It is a standard feature to avoid theft of your laptop. Especially if the laptop is often left in the office. Of course, additional keys are needed if they want to apply this feature.

Lenovo ThinkPad X395 Review - Security

Switch to digital security models. Like security on Fingerprint Reader, where you can apply match-on-chip options so as not any finger can be used to access the menu. Of course, you need your fingerprints or the main owner.

The authentication process can also be done through the FIDO (fast identity online) application that requires a network of data connected with the security center. And TPM (Trusted Platform Module), a security data encryption that is usually applied to work laptops or businesses like ThinkPad X395.

Such security equipment, certainly makes the user calm in everyday activities. Not to forget the durability of a laptop that already has military standards. Already complete.

Port & connectivity

A work laptop like ThinkPad X395 certainly has adequate network connectivity devices. From business ports until the applicable network options that can be completely obtained in this laptop.

Starting from the interface on the casing. You will find a USB 3.1 order (Gen 1 & Gen 2). Plus USB Type C (Gen 2) Several two ports are used to charge the battery and other device connectivity.

Other ports for external memory needs are obtained from the existence of microSD card readers and Smart Card Reader. What is a smart card reader? If you don't know yet. This port is for cards that have a memory chip in them. Usually found in certain identity cards or membership cards.

Continuing the need for connectivity in the ThinkPad X395. There are native ethernet and HDMI 2.0 ports too. Not to forget the existence of headphones/mic combo, to connect with another audio speaker device. And it's a new port and visible connectivity.

Next, there are several embedded connectivity features. Bluetooth 5.0 and WLAN Intel 9260 Wireless-AC 2x2AX into two main features obtained. The other is the WWAN (Wireless Wide Area Network) feature or a wireless area network. This feature has a difference in terms of utilization of wider LTE networks with WLAN.

WWAN network technology makes the laptop as if it functions as a cellphone. Able to receive a broader signal - usually in urban scope - even though there are no local hotspot areas. But you need to configure this feature set at the beginning of the laptop activation. Or along with the expert.

Performance

Lenovo claims that the ThinkPad X395, like all other ThinkPad laptops, has been through a fairly heavy test. The question test is 12 standards for military-grade aka military grade. Making this laptop has durability against dirt, elevation, and gravity, and water spills around you. Remember, just spill or droplets, so don't be soaked in water too.

The casing and cover are so solid. Also supported by qualified innards. ThinkPad X395 has been supported with the 2nd Gen of AMD Ryzen Pro APU. In the unit you test, it is equipped with Ryzen 7 Pro 3700U. U (utility) processor is identical to multipurpose capabilities. So it is not surprising if, in addition to work and business needs, this laptop has also been able to handle graphics work for gaming.

The AMD work processor is based on 4 cities with 8 threads and 10 GPU cores. The base clock is at 2.3 GHz with a maximum performance reaching 4.0 GHz. With a maximum temperature to stay at 95 degrees. This laptop will suck consumption in the range of 15-25 watts depending on usage.

This was obtained from the existence of a Vega graphics card. With AMD FreeSync ™, available on the FHD screen, no longer broken, and the dynamic frame rate is optimized - you can enjoy videos and games more.

The last is the ability of batteries that are the core of all work on the laptop. The ThinkPad X395 is equipped with a battery offering battery life up to 14.5 hours *. And if the battery capacity is a little, Rapid Charge technology provides 80% capacity in just an hour. So with 60 minutes stop, you can easily get battery capacity to use up to more than 11.5 hours.

Lenovo ThinkPad X395 Review - Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X395 Specifications

  • Type: Laptop, Notebook
  • Processor: AMD® Ryzen™ 5 Pro 3500U Processor (2.10 GHz, up to 3.70 GHz Max Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 4 MB Cache)
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro
  • Graphics: Integrated AMD Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics
  • Memory: 8 GB DDR4 2400MHz
  • Storage: 256 GB PCIe SSD
  • Camera: 720p HD camera with microphone, (Optional) IR & 720p HD camera with microphone
  • Audio: Dolby Audio™ Premium, Dual far-field noise cancelling microphones
  • Battery: Up to 14.5 hours* 48Wh, Rapid Charge technology available with 65W AC
  • Screen: 13.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits
  • Weight: Starting at 2.83 lbs (1.28 kg)
  • Color: Black
  • Connectivity: WLAN: Intel® 9260 802.11 AC (2 x 2), LAN: Available via RJ45 Extension Adapter, Bluetooth® 5.1, WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE CAT9 (optional)
  • Ports: USB 3.1 (Gen 1) (Always on), USB 3.1 (Gen 2)**, 2 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)**, Ethernet port via RJ45 Extension Adapter (Sold separately), MicroSD card reader, Smart card reader (Optional), Headphone / mic combo, HDMI 2.0
  • Price: $731.40 (Price depends on the place of purchase)

Conclusion

It was No doubt that Lenovo ThinkPad X395 was the spearhead series of Lenovo. Ditacurized for work and business, this laptop comes with a variety of features to support these activities. The price can indeed be said to be quite high especially when choosing the best field.

It seems like there is no blemish from this laptop. If the design is considered ancient, but for us, it is one of the powers of the ThinkPad series. Make it classical and elegant. At the end of the word, this laptop is the best choice for increasing your productivity.

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