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Lenovo ThinkPad L480-20LS001AGE


Lenovo ThinkPad L480-20LS001AGE
Lenovo ThinkPad L480-20LS001AGE
Intel Core i5-8250U 4 x 1.6 - 3.4 GHz, Kaby Lake Refresh
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620,
8 GB 
, DDR4-2400, 1 slot filled, 1 slot empty, 32 GB max.
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, B140HAN02.4, IPS, glossy: no
Intel Kaby Lake-U + iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Toshiba KXG5AZNV256G, 256 GB 
, SSD, M.2-2280, 180 GB free
Realtek High Definition Audio
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: stereo, Card Reader: microSD
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.2
height x width x depth (in mm): 22.5 x 335 x 235 ( = 0.89 x 13.19 x 9.25 in)
45 Wh, 3980 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, power supply, 12 Months Warranty
1.667 kg ( = 58.8 oz / 3.68 pounds), Power Supply: 357 g ( = 12.59 oz / 0.79 pounds)
959 EUR



Average Score: 69.13% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 73%, features: 61%, display: 80% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad L480-20LS001AGE

86.5% Lenovo ThinkPad L480 (i5-8250U, UHD 620, IPS, SSD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
No-Frills! In the convoluted world of office devices, the Lenovo ThinkPad L480 positions itself below the T-Series, but above the more affordable E-Series, all by the same manufacturer. In this review, we shall dive into what sets the L-Series apart and whether this ThinkPad is worth a consideration.
Lenovo ThinkPad L480 review: This basic business notebook falls a little short
Source: Good Gear Guide English version
In general, Lenovo’s ThinkPad L480 feels like the business notebook your IT department saddles you with for work, and what you gratefully set aside in the evening for a more comfortable computing experience. While it’s competent, you may be better served by looking at some of the other notebooks we’ve compared it to.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2018
60% Lenovo ThinkPad L480 review: This basic business notebook falls a little short
Source: PC World English version
Lenovo's ThinkPad L480 is the entry-level member of the Thinkpad club of business notebooks, but its excellent keyboard can't redeem a mediocre display and performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad L480 review: A no-frills ThinkPad that won't break the bank
Source: Neowin English version
If you've ever wanted to invest in a ThinkPad but you don't want to spend a lot of money, this is the one for you. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga are some of my favorite laptops around, but not everyone can afford them. With the L480, you can have the bells and whistles of a ThinkPad, such as their renowned keyboards, but without spending as much money.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
50% Lenovo ThinkPad L480 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English version
Though the Lenovo ThinkPad L480 is functional as a business laptop, there's virtually nothing remarkable about it to set it above its competition.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 50%

Foreign Reviews

Trải nghiệm ThinkPad L480: laptop "xanh" với vật liệu tái chế, cấu hình văn phòng, 18,3 triệu
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN version
Positive: Impressive design; decent hardware; nice performance; excellent display. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/17/2019



The Lenovo ThinkPad L480 has the versatility, power, and portability to keep up and to make jobs easier. It is built to be the perfect business partner for professionals. The ThinkPad L series is considered the budget series of ThinkPads used in corporate environments. It provides a notable step-up in reliability and durability over common retail laptops for dependable long-term ownership. The L-series offers slightly better displays than the E-series. The ThinkPad L480 comes with Kaby Lake Refresh processors and is the direct successor to the ThinkPad L470. The graphics card in the L480 is the Intel UHD 620. There is the option of a discrete graphics card, the AMD Radeon 530. The ThinkPad L470 also had a discrete graphics card from AMD available, the AMD R5-M430. The AMD Radeon 530 is based on Polaris and can come with 2 GB of either DDR3 or GDDR5 memory. There are two memory slots in the ThinkPad L480, allowing up to two 16GB DDR4-SODIMM modules at 2400 MHz. The L480 still uses 2.5″ drives. The standard version will come with a hard drive, but the ThinkPad L480 is also upgradable with a PCIe SSD, making it an interesting budget choice. The display choices are either an HD TN panel or a FHD IPS panel which can be either touch or non-touch.

With the option of an integrated touch fingerprint reader and infrared camera, users will never need to remember their password again. They can simply touch the fingerprint scanner to access their L480, or use their face with Windows Hello facial recognition software to log in automatically. What’s more, the fingerprint reader thwarts biometric hacking with anti-spoofing technology. This means that the fingerprint image is saved inside the chip, and as such, it is not sent out for login authentication when a user signs in. The ThinkPad L480 was built for the road warrior. As it is 13% lighter and 8% thinner than the previous generation, it will go anywhere with ease. The L480 starts at 1.68 kg and is 200 g lighter than its predecessor. Its optionally backlit keyboard with white LEDs lets users use it in low-light surroundings and complete even the most urgent of tasks despite the late hour. Extensive I/O ports, such as USB Type-C, USB 3.0, and HDMI, make it easy to plug in most peripheral devices, while Near Field Communication (NFC) technology provides the luxury of wireless communication between the laptop and other nearby NFC devices. Dual-band AC (2x2) and Bluetooth 4.2 make wireless online connectivity a snap, but even if users are not near a router, integrated global mobile broadband LTE-A will keep them connected. With up to 12 hours of battery life, users will get a lot of uninterrupted work time without having to worry about electrical outlets. And even if a recharge is needed, the RapidCharge feature will give the user 80% battery capacity in an hour.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

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.

i5-8250U: 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.


There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.

In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.

In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.

69.13%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2018-07-26 (Update: 2019-04-30)