Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KN001QGE
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The Lenovo ThinkPad E480 not only continues to wear the E series badge with pride but also returns to its roots by displaying some traditional ThinkPad traits. This new model is definitely a job well done.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 71%
Model: The Lenovo ThinkPad E480-20KN001QGE is a business ready laptop. It is designed to maximize productivity while ensuring the best value. Although it packs some extra weight and can run noisy, it delivers a durable metal chassis and competitive performance for a mainstream laptop. The rounded corners and edges give way to a more angular, rectangular design with clean lines, which looks much more sophisticated than the somewhat clumsy predecessor. With the case materials, Lenovo is changing from a coated plastic lid to a black-finished aluminum display cover. The base unit is made of black plastic with a smooth coating in the palm rest area. The display frame and the underside are made of brushed plastic. the E480 is also available in a silver color. As for the display, it is a Full HD IPS screen with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. pixels. The display built into the E480 is matte and without touch-options. The E480 achieves at least a maximum brightness of 251 cd/m² in the middle segment of the display. The matte display surface in combination with sufficient brightness allows outdoor use, but one should definitely avoid the sun. In the shadows or in cloudy weather, a user can use the E480 outside without problems.
The hardware specifications featured is the Intel Core i5-8250U processors. The processor is a quad-core processor. The four cores clocked with 1.6 GHz (basic clock) or 3.4 GHz running in turbo. The Intel UHD Graphics 620 is always available, paired with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD. The E480 is not a gaming notebook, but PC games are possible. Newer titles are playable, but details and resolution have to be reduced. Although the E480 is a business notebook, Lenovo says it will be best for smaller companies. Therefore, the E480 does not have all the security features found in the Enterprise ThinkPads of the T or L series. For example, a smart card slot is missing. However, there is a basic set of security features. In addition to TPM 2.0, this also includes a touch-based fingerprint reader placed between the keyboard and the ThinkPad logo in the wrist-rest. This fingerprint reader works just as well as with the other ThinkPads. The E480 was built to last and tested for durability. It packs the renowned ThinkPad reliability and is backed by a one- or two-year base warranty, with up to three years total available. Lenovo's E480 incorporates an internal lithium-polymer battery with exactly the same battery capacity as its predecessor. In fact, the battery has a capacity of 45 watt-hours. E480 is one of the first models of the E-series with an optional illuminated keyboard (white backlit, two-stage). Not only that, the keys of our Chicony keyboard have a smooth feel, a sufficiently large stroke (about 1.8 mm) and a crisp pressure point. As a conclusion, the ThinkPad E480 is a tempting notebook with powerful components for an affordable price. It is essentially aimed at business users who are looking to get the benefits of ThinkPad laptops at a more affordable price tag.
Hands-On-Artikel von Jagadisa RajarathnamIntel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620. Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
71%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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