ThinkPad A285


ThinkPad A285

Business booster

The ThinkPad A285 is a powerful 12.5-inch enterprise laptop that has everything you need to get the job done. The latest AMD Ryzen™ Pro processing and Radeon™ Vega graphics make multitasking a cinch. Biometric and encryption security protect critical data.

Business booster

  • Features


    An IT admin's dream

    The ThinkPad A285 features robust biometric security and data encryption, ensuring a high level of enterprise-grade protection. And with easy serviceability, you get ready access to internal hardware components for troubleshooting or upgrading. When it comes to IT, we’ve got you covered.

    Protects data and privacy

    The ThinkPad A285's discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) encrypts your data and passwords. Windows Hello uses biometric sensors to recognise you, for superior protection when you unlock your device with your face or fingerprint. And the HD camera includes ThinkShutter, a privacy cover that lets you decide when your camera can see.

    Your portable companion

    Starting at 1.27 kg, this 12.5-inch laptop is easy to carry, whether you're on the move between meetings or running across town. And with up to 10.55 hours of battery life and rapid-charging that takes a battery to 80-percent in 60 minutes, you won't have to worry about charging time. 

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    You won't want to look away

    AMD Radeon™ Vega graphics make visuals more lifelike, colours more vibrant, and lag time a thing of the past. Review project creative designs, edit photos, and enjoy the crisp, clear display quality that the ThinkPad A285 offers.

    Tested for toughness

    Like all ThinkPads, the ThinkPad A285 is tested against industry-standard quality checks to ensure reliability. Our ThinkPads undergo a range of testing like hinge life-cycle durability, fan testing to keep thermals in check, vibration and shock tests for everyday handling and transporting, and even keyboard testing to verify sturdiness and longevity of keys and components. You get the perfect blend of value and durability when you purchase one.

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    Docking is a snap

    The ThinkPad A285 integrates with the ThinkPad Pro Dock (40AH0135AU; sold separately), a system that’s shared across most of the 2018 ThinkPad models. The new USB-C side mechanical dock easily connects with two male Type-C plugs that slide into and automatically level your device. Once docked, your ThinkPad stays securely in place and sits at a slightly tilted ergonomic angle for comfort.

    ThinkPad A285 with the ThinkPad Pro Dock
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  • Tech Specs

    Tech Specs

    Description Specifications
      AMD Ryzen™ PRO Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics
    • Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U (4C/8T/2.0GHz/2MB/DDR4-2400/Radeon Vega 8 Graphics), or
    • Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U (4C/8T/2.2GHz/2MB/DDR4-2400/Radeon Vega 10 Graphics)
    Operating System
    • Windows 10 Home 64
    • Windows 10 Pro 64 - Lenovo recommends Windows 10 Pro.
    Display 12.5" FHD (1920x1080), anti-glare, IPS, 300 nits, 800:1 contrast ratio, 170° viewing angle
    Multi-Touch On-cell touch, supports 10-finger gesture
    • AMD Radeon Vega Graphics in processor only
    • Supports external digital monitor via HDMI or USB Type-C
    • Supports 4 x displays
    • Max. resolution: 5120x2880 @60Hz (USB Type-C); 4096x2160 @60Hz (HDMI)
    Memory 8GB / 2400MHz DDR4, soldered to systemboard, no socket
    Webcam 720p HD camera with ThinkShutter, fixed focus
    Storage M.2 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 4, 32Gb/s
    Optical drive None
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 307.7 x 209.8 x 17.4 mm
    Weight Starting at 1.27 kg
    Case colour Black
    Case material
    • Display cover: PPS
    • Bottom: Magnesium/Aluminium
    Battery 6-cell (48Wh), integrated
    Battery life1 Up to 10.55 hours
    AC adaptor 65W USB Type-C, supports Rapid Charge (charge up to 80% in 1 hour)
    Keyboard 6-row, spill-resistant, multimedia Fn keys, backlight
    UltraNav™ TrackPoint® pointing device and buttonless Mylar surface touchpad
    Fingerprint reader Touch style Match on Chip (MoC)
    Audio support
    • HD Audio, Realtek® ALC3287 codec
    • Stereo speakers, 2W x 2, Dolby® Audio™ Premium
    • Dual array mic
    • Combo audio/mic jack
    Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet connection via optional ThinkPad Ethernet Extension Cable Gen 2
    Wireless LAN Realtek RTL8822BE, Wi-Fi 2x2 11ac + Bluetooth 4.2
    Wireless WAN None
    Security chip Discrete TPM 2.0, TCG Certified
    NFC None
    • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (AlwaysOn)
    • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2
    • 2 x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2
    • 1 x HDMI
    • 1 x ethernet extension connector
    • 1 x microSD card reader (in the combo slot with nano-SIM card2)
    • 1 x smart card reader (optional)
    • 1 x combo audio/mic jack
    • 1 x side docking connector
    • 1 x security keyhole

    Specifications and availability may differ from that promoted or available from Lenovo resellers from time to time.

    • 1 MobileMark 2014. Battery life (and recharge times) will vary based on many factors including screen brightness, applications, features, power management, battery conditioning and other customer preferences.
    • 2 nano-SIM card slot is supported only on WWAN models. WWAN models are not available on Australia and New Zealand.



    • 1. USB-C connectors / power connectors
    • 2. Ethernet extension connector Gen 2
    • 3. USB 3.1 Gen 2
    • 4. HDMI
    • 5. Combo audio/mic


    • 1. Smart card reader (Not available on Australia and New Zealand)
    • 2. USB 3.1 Gen 1 (AlwaysOn)
    • 3. Mini security-lock slot


    • 1. microSD card reader (in the combo slot with nano-SIM card2)
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