• CPU: Intel Core i5-8265U
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Display: 14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB (1x 8192MB) - DDR4, 2400MHz
  • Weight: 1.52 kg (3.4 lbs)

Pros

  • Industrial build quality
  • The display doesn't use PWM to adjust its brightness levels (LG Display LP140WF3-SPD2)
  • Pleasant spill-resistant keyboard with long travel and clicky feedback
  • Great I/O selection
  • Supports Thunderbolt
  • Charges with USB Type-C

Cons

  • Warms up under heavy load
  • Its display covers only 52% of sRGB (LG Display LP140WF3-SPD2)
  • Micro SD instead of a full-sized SD card reader

Lenovo ThinkPad T490 - Specs

CPU Performance #24
  • Intel Core i7-8705G 0.4%
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 0.5%
  • Intel Core i5-8265U
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3550H 0.1%
  • Intel Core i7-7820HQ 1.1%
GPU Performance #162
  • Intel Iris Graphics 540 0.1%
  • Intel HD Graphics 4400 0.2%
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge) 0.1%
  • AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) 0.1%
Display
14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
LG LP140WF3-SPD2
Color accuracy 5.5 -> 3.9
HDD/SSD
512GB SSD NVMe
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 M.2 NVMe slot
RAM
8GB (1x 8192MB) - DDR4, 2400MHz
OS
Windows 10 Pro
Battery
50Wh, 3-cell
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Glass Fiber
Dimensions
329 x 227 x 17.9 mm (12.95" x 8.94" x 0.70")
Weight
1.52 kg (3.4 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2), Thunderbolt 3, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort, HDMI
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI 1.4b
  • Card reader microSD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack combo audio / microphone jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 2W
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 14.0-inch, 1920x1080, IPS

Name LG LP140WF3-SPD2
Diagonal 14.0"
Pixel density 157.35 ppi
Brightness 275 cd/m2
sRGB 52%
PWM frequency No PWM (Flicker-Free)
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920x1080
Becomes "Retina" from 22 inches (56 cm)
Contrast 1010:1
dE Color Checker 5.5 3.9
PWM Rating 10.0: (safe)

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T490 in-depth review

While all of the manufacturers are rushing to innovate, changing the design philosophy of their laptops every year, there is one brand that stays true to its legacy. Even though the ThinkPads, in general, have become thinner and lighter with the passage of time, they still look pretty much the same as the original IBM models. Take a look at the ThinkPad T490 for example. It still features the U-shaped keys. It still has all of the security features of a premium ThinkPad and, of course, it still[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-8265U

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
price
790.00+7.3%
performance
738.00+0.3%
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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0.00-100%
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13986.00-100%
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)
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9.30-14.7%
performance

GPU Performance: Intel UHD Graphics 620

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 4.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Superposition benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

Some games you can play on this laptop

GTA V
quality
average
32 fps
X
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
quality
average
61 fps
35 fps
22 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
quality
average
88 fps
40 fps
X
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
quality
average
122 fps
X
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 19
quality
average
37 fps
30 fps
20 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
quality
average
144 fps
108 fps
80 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
quality
average
31 fps
X
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
quality
average
76 fps
28 fps
X
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
quality
average
110 fps
88 fps
65 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
quality
average
76 fps
24 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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