• CPU: Intel Core i5-8265U
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Display: 14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • Weight: 1.35 kg (3 lbs)

Pros

  • Thin, light but sturdy design
  • Pleasant spill-resistant keyboard with long travel and clicky feedback
  • Great I/O selection
  • Supports Thunderbolt
  • Charges with USB Type-C
  • Overperforming hardware

Cons

  • Gets pretty hot under heavy load
  • Micro SD instead of a full-sized SD card reader
  • High price

Lenovo ThinkPad T490s - Specs

CPU Performance #28
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 0.5%
  • Intel Core i7-8550U 1%
  • Intel Core i5-8265U
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3550H 0.1%
  • Intel Core i7-7820HQ 1.1%
GPU Performance #163
  • 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
HDD/SSD
512GB SSD PCIe NVMe
RAM
8GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
OS
Windows 10 Pro
Battery
57Wh
Dimensions
329 x 227 x 16.7 mm (12.95" x 8.94" x 0.66")
Weight
1.35 kg (3 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)
  • 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 1W
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS

Name 14.0”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
Diagonal 14.0"
Pixel density 157.35 ppi
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 22 inches (56 cm)

 

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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
795.00+8%
performance
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)
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GPU Performance: Intel UHD Graphics 620

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) 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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