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Lenovo ThinkPad E490-20N8000RGE


Lenovo ThinkPad E490-20N8000RGE
Lenovo ThinkPad E490-20N8000RGE (ThinkPad E490 Series)
Intel Core i5-8265U 4 x 1.6 - 3.9 GHz, Whiskey Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 1100 MHz, single channel,
8 GB 
, DDR4-2666, single channel, two storage slots (both occupied)
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, Lenovo NV140FHM-N49, IPS, glossy: no
Intel Cannon Lake Z390 (Cannon Lake-H)
SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDHTNG, 213 GB free
Conexant CX11880 @ Intel Cannon Point-LP PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo port, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, TPM 2.0
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 9260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.9 x 329 x 242 ( = 0.78 x 12.95 x 9.53 in)
45 Wh, 4050 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.1 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, McAfee LiveSafe (trial version), 12 Months Warranty
1.8 kg ( = 63.49 oz / 3.97 pounds), Power Supply: 358 g ( = 12.63 oz / 0.79 pounds)
730 Euro



Average Score: 75.23% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 64%, features: 65%, display: 85% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad E490-20N8000RGE

85.9% Lenovo ThinkPad E490 (i5-8265U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
The ThinkPad E490 scores with a quiet or silent operation, very good input devices, simple maintenance options, and a long battery life. In addition, the device stands out with a good price-performance ratio. The test unit that was made available to us can be purchased for slightly more than 700 Euros (~$780; currently $678 in the US for a similar model).
60% Lenovo ThinkPad E490 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English version
Lenovo's ThinkPad E490 is a good choice if you're looking for a great keyboard, decent performance and workday-long battery life. But be wary of its dull display, tiny speakers and unreliable touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad E490
Source: PC Mag English version
The ThinkPad E490 is a more budget-conscious alternative to Lenovo's 14-inch, business-mainstream ThinkPad T490. It's available with Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 power and a 768p or 1080p display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Lenovo ThinkPad E490 review: The bare minimum for a ThinkPad
Source: Neowin English version
The Lenovo ThinkPad E490 is perfectly average, packing in the core features that make a ThinkPad a ThinkPad and shedding anything else. It has the all-black body, the solid build quality, a good keyboard, and of course, a TrackPoint.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 75%


Intel 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.

i5-8265U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.9 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.» 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.

1.8 kg:

This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.

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.

75.23%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2019-08-11 (Update: 2019-08-11)