• CPU: Intel Core i7-8565U
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 615
  • Display: 14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 2000GB SSD
  • RAM: 40GB DDR4
  • 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 #75
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3500U 8.4%
  • Intel Core i5-10310U 42.7%
  • Intel Core i7-8565U
  • Intel Core i5-8265U 4.3%
  • Intel Core i5-1035G1 8.1%
  • Intel Core i5-1035G4 6.6%
GPU Performance #228
  • Intel UHD Graphics 620 1.3%
  • AMD Radeon 530 (2GB DDR3) 0.9%
  • Intel UHD Graphics 615
  • Intel HD Graphics 620 0.4%
Display
14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
LG LP140WF3-SPD2
Color accuracy 5.5 -> 3.9
HDD/SSD
2TB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 M.2 NVMe slot
RAM
40GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10 Pro
Battery
50Wh
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 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 3, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort, HDMI
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 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
  • Gifts Lenovo ThinkPad USB-C Dock Gen 2

 

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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 i7-8565U

GPU Performance: Intel UHD Graphics 615

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