The Thinkpad E595 – Ryzen 5 3500U from Lenovo : perfect for multimedia use

In a few words

Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.

Thinkpad E595 the right choice for surfing the internet?

Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.A minimum quality level is important to guarantee reliability over time. It is a balance between a 1st price and the latest multi-processor designed for professionals.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.This product will thus perfectly meet your needs.With this Thinkpad E595, Lenovo is well positioned in relation to other competing models.The screen is quite large, with 15.6 inches. Not necessarily easy to carry around. The processor which equips this model, one Ryzen 5 3500U, will be largely sufficient; it may even be too powerful compared to the need. Its power will give you the assurance of having a laptop that will work very well for 10 years. In addition, this model will make your web browsing sessions pleasant and fluid. With 8 Gb of RAM, it Thinkpad E595is a good product. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
For hard drive sizing, Lenovo decided to put 256 Gb. This is the standard model. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. Considering the offers currently available in terms of public cloud, and your internet usage, it is highly likely that you will never completely fill the disk space of this laptop.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 8 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. This laptop is in the middle of the range for its autonomy. Because of this last point, you can either switch to a competitor’s laptop or always have the product plugged in; it’s up to you.

The Thinkpad E595- the right model for streaming and videos ?

The Thinkpad E595 will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. We discovered through the tests we put it to, that it is one of the best on the market. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
Lenovo presents this model in a large size version. A 15.6 inches screen, and a resolution of 1920×1080 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
One of the disadvantages of this size, however, is the overall weight: 2.1 kg that will have to be transported.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the Thinkpad E595 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The processor installed on this model is a high-end Ryzen 5 3500U. The result is extremely efficient for managing multiple tasks in parallel such as watching one movie and downloading another. This means that several billion calculations can be carried out simultaneously.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one AMD Radeon Vega 8, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 4 ports. It’s better than the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
As for battery life, it Thinkpad E595 can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. You have 8 hours of autonomy in unplugged mode, which is in the average. 

The Thinkpad E595 to use while travelling.

Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. This seems to be the issue that the Lenovo didn’t really take into account in the design of this Thinkpad E595. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.1 Kg. It’s unpleasant to carry. For a laptop it”s bulky to move. The reason for that ? The size of the screen.  Its weight is a disadvantage, but the15.6 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The viewing is up to the mark.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
Thanks to its processor Thinkpad E595, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. With its processor, the manufacturer has chosen to produce one of the most powerful laptops in its range.
On the other hand, these are estimated data based on average laptop usage.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 8 hours before the breakdown.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 256 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
When away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. The main reason is its 15.6 inches, which makes it one of the largest in its class; every move, with its weight, may be difficult.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this Thinkpad E595 for travel use.

The Thinkpad E595 to make audio or video editing. 

If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. It appears that this Thinkpad E595meets this need perfectly. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Lenovo has designed an interesting product. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 Pro system.
This laptop is efficient and cheaper than most of its direct competitors for such uses.It has the necessary software to carry out your first audiovisual editing. If needed, you can install more pro-oriented applications on the 256 Gb available of the hard disk.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. Here with 256 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. The available battery life is of 8 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. A result in the average of the competitors.
On the connection side, the Thinkpad E595i s equipped with USB 3 technology. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
It Thinkpad E595 is consequently well designed for this type of use. Audio and video editing will be easier than ever. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.

The Thinkpad E595- the right model to play with?

Today’s most popular gaming titles require performance and can take up huge amounts of storage space: this laptop meets both of these requirements. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. Thanks to this Thinkpad E595, Lenovo has designed a laptop powerful enough to meet this need.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
Lenovo has also chosen a processor Ryzen 5 3500U which has the merit of doing many calculations in parallel, and for the graphic part, the AMD Radeon Vega 8, for a good result. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor Ryzen 5 3500U’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
For the vast majority of users, this brings a result perfectly adapted to most of the games of the moment.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
With its 256 Gb of space, this Thinkpad E595 is on a level playing field with its competitors. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
For online gaming, it Thinkpad E595 has high quality Wi-Fi. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
With 2.1 Kg, it is likely to remain on your desk more often than in a case to take it on a trip.
By offering 8 hours of autonomy, this computer is in the middle of the market.
In summary, an excellent machine, whether for the graphics, the processor, or the acceptable weight, this Thinkpad E595 is an excellent choice for video game use. Cheaper than many other less powerful laptops. The right tool for maximum performance!

Thinkpad E595 for office automation ?

Whatever the type of operating system, it is possible today to have an office use on all laptops. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. This Thinkpad E595 is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It is equipped with Windows 10 Pro.
Given its size, it is not advisable to be taken away too often. This model weighs 2.1 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
This computer was really designed for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
Our tests have verified that the matt treated screen limits the effects of light. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. About 256 Gb, more than enough for office use.
In conclusion, the Thinkpad E595 is an excellent choice for office use. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.

Finally, the Thinkpad E595….

This laptop is finally the one that allows you to enjoy its excellent performance whatever the use you will make of it. It performs well in almost everything, the Thinkpad E595 remains reasonable in terms of price.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
In summary, we advise this model for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks