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Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L50010US

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L50010US
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L50010US (ThinkPad T480 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 300 - 1150 MHz, Memory: 1200 MHz, 23.20.16.5018
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2400
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, 10-point multi-touch; embedded touch, B140HAK01.0, TFT-LCD, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Sunrise Point-LP
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, 512 GB 
Soundcard
Realtek High Definition Audio
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: SD, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-LM (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20 x 337 x 233 ( = 0.79 x 13.27 x 9.17 in)
Battery
24 Wh Lithium-Ion, hot-swappable for other capacities
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.63 kg ( = 57.5 oz / 3.59 pounds), Power Supply: 290 g ( = 10.23 oz / 0.64 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 87.3% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 95%, performance: 85%, features: 62%, display: 89% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L50010US

88.9% Lenovo ThinkPad T480 (Core i7-8650U, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Think again. Today, we take a look at our second T480 configuration, this time with a Core i7-8650U, 512 GB NVMe SSD, and an FHD embedded touchscreen—at a lower price than before: a little over $1,700. Can this revised configuration take care of business?
80% Lenovo ThinkPad T480
Source: PC Mag English
Lenovo's ThinkPad T480 is the very definition of a workhorse business laptop, with a killer keyboard and a nifty hot-swappable battery. (Just spend the extra bucks for the bigger power pack.)
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
93% Lenovo ThinkPad T480 review: A powerful, efficient workhorse notebook with USB-C Thunderbolt 3
Source: Techaeris English
If you’re looking for an efficient, powerful, business-focused laptop to take on the go, the Lenovo ThinkPad T480 is an excellent choice given its performance, specifications, customization options, and price point.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 95% performance: 95% display: 95% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95%

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Series:

The Lenovo ThinkPad T480 is a business laptop that is robust yet light enough to accompany users everywhere. Lenovo’s ThinkPad laptop offers a lot of customization when it comes to hardware components. This means that a user can customize the business notebook to fit their personal needs. The secondary battery, which can be added to the main internal battery, is a special feature here. As a genuine business notebook, the T480 has several security features to offer: Besides the almost-obligatory TPM-2.0 module and Kensington lock, the T480 also has many other features, such as NFC, an optional SmartCard reader, and the always-included fingerprint reader. The fingerprint scanner works flawlessly with Windows Hello. The manufacturer relies on a black case with a seemingly rubberized surface. This is why the device is very easy to hold, though it does make the laptop very susceptible to smudges. The chassis is made of tough plastic and is therefore very rigid. The hinges have no problem holding the display lid in a set position and have an opening angle of 180 degrees. When it comes to the dimensions, the ThinkPad T480 is almost identical to its predecessor, the T470. However, the additional battery has quite an impact on the overall weight of the device - the relatively high overall weight of 1.8 kg (3.96 lb) can be attributed to the 48-Wh ancillary battery.

The T480 comes with an Intel Core i5-8350U CPU, an Nvidia MX150 GPU, 8 GB of RAM and a 256GB PCIe SSD. This is why the business notebook can be used not only for simple office work but also for image and video editing and, to a very limited extent, for gaming. Besides that, the 720p lens on the ThinkPad T480 captures images with solid colors and brightness for a built-in webcam. In terms of the ports, only slight changes were made when compared to the Lenovo T470: On the left-hand side, a previously-available USB Type-A port has been replaced by a Docking port, which used to be located on the underside. Many extras from Lenovo can be connected through this port. This is why the number of normal USB-3.0 Type-A ports has been reduced to only two. That being said, the Docking port is connected via Thunderbolt 3. The power jack has also been removed. The ThinkPad T480 is now charged via a USB Type-C port. The ThinkPad T480 is the battery-life king: With its six-cell, 72-watt-hour battery attached, the T480 lasted 17 hours, which involves continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi. Because the ThinkPad T480 uses Lenovo's hot-swappable Power Bridge battery system, users can even carry extra batteries with them and swap them in without shutting the laptop down.

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.
8650U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.9 and 4.2 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
14":

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.
1.63 kg:

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.


87.3%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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