• CPU: Intel Core i5-8265U
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) (64-bit, 2GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • Weight: 1.75 kg (3.9 lbs)


  • Very quiet under load
  • Great battery life
  • Simplistic and rigid design
  • Astonishing keyboard with spill resistance and backlight
  • Fingerprint recognition


  • Uses PWM to adjust brightness (BOE NV140FHM-N49) (Our Health-Guard profile can take care of that)
  • Covers only 53% of sRGB (BOE NV140FHM-N49)
  • Underperforming GPU, probably because of software issues

Lenovo ThinkPad E490 - Specs

CPU Performance #29
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 0.5%
  • Intel Core i7-8550U 1%
  • Intel Core i5-8265U
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3550H 0.1%
  • Intel Core i5-10210U 3128.4%
GPU Performance #99
  • AMD FirePro W5170M (2GB GDDR5) 0.1%
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 0.3%
  • AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) (64-bit, 2GB GDDR5)
  • AMD Radeon RX 540 (4GB GDDR5) 0.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX230 (2GB GDDR5) 0.4%
14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
Color accuracy
256GB M.2 NVMe SSD
8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
Windows 10
329 x 242 x 19.9 mm (12.95" x 9.53" x 0.78")
1.75 kg (3.9 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • HDMI 1.4b
  • Card reader microSD (mSD/mSDHC/mSDXC)
  • Ethernet LAN Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2x2)
  • Bluetooth
  • Audio jack 3.5mm audio jack
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD 720p camera, fixed focus
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Digital-array microphones
  • Speakers 2x 1.5W
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • MIL-STD-810G military certification
  • Spill-resistant keyboard


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DISPLAY: 14.0-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name BOE NV140FHM-N49
Diagonal 14.0"
Pixel density 157.35 ppi
Brightness cd/m2
sRGB %
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 22 inches (56 cm)
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Lenovo ThinkPad E490 in-depth review

Today, we are looking at the 14-inch version of a, apparently, very familiar device. It is called the Lenovo ThinkPad E490 and as with its bigger brother (the ThinkPad E590), it is a copy-paste of its predecessor - the ThinkPad E480, respectively. This is not a bad thing, whatsoever, since these devices are known for their rigid-ness and solid performance. Lenovo offers you a Full HD IPS screen or a 768p TN panel if you are more on the budget. However, we would strongly recommend getting the[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-8265U

GPU Performance: AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) (64-bit, 2GB GDDR5)

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