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Lenovo Debuts Commercial Desktops and Notebooks Featuring 7th Generation AMD PRO Processors

Built for business, the new AMD processors offer robust security, reliability, and increased energy efficiency. By ChannelPro

At the Canalys Channels Forum in Barcelona, Spain, AMD showcased the Lenovo ThinkCentre M715 Tiny and ThinkPad E475 and E575, new commercial desktop and notebooks featuring 7th Generation AMD PRO APUs (formerly codenamed "Bristol Ridge PRO").

The latest generation of AMD PRO APUs provides up to 14 percent more compute performance, up to 22 percent more graphic performance, and up to 32 percent more energy efficiency than the previous generation AMD PRO processors.

"These AMD PRO based-systems from Lenovo are optimized for business and deliver increased computing and graphics performance," says Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager, Computing and Graphics Group, AMD. "These systems combine commercial-grade quality, performance, and stability with excellent video and audio capabilities, helping [to] ensure businesses are more productive and collaborative.”

Available October 31, Lenovo’s new ThinkCentre M715 Tiny is 94 percent smaller than a traditional desktop tower and can be placed almost anywhere with optional under desk, wall, and monitor back mounting options. The 35W 7th generation AMD PRO processors within the desktop are designed for ultra-small form factor PCs, boasting superb compute and graphics performance with high efficiency.

Weighing 4.1lbs. (1.87kg) and measuring less than 1-inch (23.7mm) thin, the new ThinkPad ThinkPad E475 and E575 notebooks feature AMD Radeon R5 M430 graphics, enhanced VOIP features, and improved microphones for videoconferencing. The Lenovo ThinkPad E475 and E575 will be available on November 7.

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