Lenovo ThinkPad L480-20LS001AGE
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Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad L480-20LS001AGE
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.
Source: Good Gear Guide Archive.org 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
Source: PC World Archive.org 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%
Source: Neowin Archive.org 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%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org 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%
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN Archive.org 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.
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.
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 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.
69.13%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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