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Lenovo ThinkPad T590 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad T590-20N40009GE

The ThinkPad T590 was introduced to the tech scene with a simple, new look but with a promise to increase day-to-day productivity while capitalizing on several of its core features. Lenovo has stepped up on its game in terms of graphics. One of the most notable traits when it comes to its new bezel design is the seemingly larger display area, which boasts increased brightness and improved color accuracy, all thanks to the discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX250. Compared to its predecessors, this mobile graphics card also demonstrated a slight increase of clock speeds, and runs at a better pace should the device be configured to lower settings. This particular model also boasts a rather large 15.6-inch display without adding to the burden of its weight.

The ThinkPad T590 is fairly slim and light despite of its size in order to ensure uncompromised portability for those who travel around often. The ThinkPad T590 is said to be 11 percent lighter than the previous version, capping at 1.72 kg (3.8 lbs) at most, thus rendering it as one of the many practical working tools to be considered for various offsite projects. The ThinkPad models are known to be tested against 12 military-grade requirements, and the T590 is all but an exception. Over 200 quality checks were run to ensure that the ThinkPad can operate under harsh and extreme conditions. The results from these tests proved that the ThinkPad T590 can still operate smoothly under real-world environmental stresses throughout its entire service life. This enables users to comfortably access modern technology even if they were stationed outdoors where gadgets are susceptible to malfunction due to prolonged environmental exposure.

The ThinkPad T590 houses an estimate of 15 hours of battery life. Though battery life varies significantly with different settings and usage, the incorporation of rapid-charge technology for this model, which comes with the 65 W AC adapter, enables the laptop to be charged sufficiently in a short duration of time. This feature is bound to be appreciated by users especially for those who lead a fast-paced lifestyle in the hustle and bustle of big cities. Lenovo capitalized on security of its consumers’ privacy by including the ThinkShutter feature in this particular model. ThinkShutter is a clever, physical built-in sliding cover resting next to the webcam of the device. This may seem to be a small and insignificant tweak, but it is a subtle and effective solution for anyone concerned about their privacy. Furthermore, this model also offers additional (but optional) security measures such as the incorporation of a Hybrid Infrared (IR) camera and touch fingerprint reader for biometric login.

The Lenovo ThinkPad T590 is only available in the color black, maintaining its modern chic aesthetic and minimalistic theme. This makes the device suitable to be carried into business and professional settings. Consumers from all walks of life are also able to benefit from the model’s improved graphics and security for the betterment of their productivity.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Processor: Intel Core i7 i7-8565U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Display: 15.60 inch
Weight: 1.75kg, 1.837kg, 1.9kg
Price: 1500, 1800, 2049 euro
Average Score: 86.9% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
: - %, performance: 75%, features: 74%, display: 88%
mobility: 72%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 90%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T590-20N4002VGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad T590-20N4002VGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad T590-20N4002VGE
Processor: Intel Core i7 i7-8565U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX250 2048 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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86.6% Lenovo ThinkPad T590 business laptop review: Large & lightweight, but bad screen | Notebookcheck
The Lenovo ThinkPad T590 is a larger version of the popular ThinkPad T490. The bigger chassis offers some advantages and the ThinkPad T590 is the lightest 15.6-inch ThinkPad of the T series so far. Unfortunately, it is worse than its smaller sister model in one key aspect.

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T590-20N4000DPB

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad T590-20N4000DPBNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad T590-20N4000DPB
Processor: Intel Core i7 i7-8565U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.75kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Lenovo ThinkPad T590 review – a versatile “corporate workhorse”
Source: Laptop Media English
Let’s put it this way – Lenovo has done a very good job in building this device. It stays up to the promise of being a corporate workhorse, by the corporate workhorse standards. We imagine that they would prioritize security features and versatility on top of pure performance figures and input device perfection.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2019

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T590-20N40009GE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad T590-20N40009GENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad T590-20N40009GE
Processor: Intel Core i7 i7-8565U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX250 2048 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 1.837kg
Price: 2049 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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87.2% Lenovo ThinkPad T590 laptop review: The 4K display offers excellent image quality but requires a lot of energy | Notebookcheck
The standard 1080p display in the ThinkPad T590 wasn't able to convince us in our review. Fortunately, Lenovo offers an optional 4K matte display that provides excellent image quality. However, you have to accept a loss in battery life in exchange.

 

Comment

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.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce MX250: Successor of the MX150 and still based on the same Pascal GP108 chip (similar to the desktop GT 1030) but with higher clock speeds. Available in two versions, a normal 25 Watt version and a low power version with 10 Watt TDP and reduced performance. The 25 Watt version e.g. offers a 21% higher boost clock than the old MX150 leading to a 5% performance gain.

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

i7-8565U: 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 1.8 and 4.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


1.75 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

1.9 kg:


86.9%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Asus VivoBook A512FL, i5 10210U, MX250
GeForce MX250, Comet Lake i5-10210U
MSI Modern 15 A10RB
GeForce MX250, Comet Lake i7-10510U

Devices with the same GPU

Asus VivoBook S14 S433FL-EB180T
GeForce MX250, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14.00", 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire 5 A514-52G-7045
GeForce MX250, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14.00", 1.6 kg
Dell Vostro 14 5490, i7-10510U, MX250
GeForce MX250, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14.00", 1.484 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i Carbon
GeForce MX330, Tiger Lake i7-1165G7, 13.30", 0 kg
Lenovo Thinkpad E15-20RD004JSP
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 15.60", 0 kg
Lenovo ThinkBook 15-IIL-20SM001VMH
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Ice Lake i5-1035G4, 15.60", 1.8 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3-81W100HKIN
Vega 2, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Athlon 3050U, 15.60", 1.9 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ADA05-81W100DHGE
Vega 3, Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU) 3020e, 15.60", 1.85 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20UJ0014GE
Vega 6, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 PRO 4650U, 14.00", 1.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad L14, i5-10210U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 14.00", 1.61 kg
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05-82A200A5GE
Vega 8 R4000, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4800U, 14.00", 0 kg
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05-82A20087MH
Vega 8 R4000, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4800U, 14.00", 0 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad E14-20T6000RSP
Vega 6, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U, 14.00", 1.7 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 81WA00B1US
UHD Graphics 610, Comet Lake Pentium Gold 6405U, 14.00", 1.5 kg
Lenovo Legion Y740SI-81YX000VGE
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, Comet Lake i7-10750H, 15.60", 1.7 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ADA05-81W100KHSP
Vega 3, Raven Ridge (Ryzen 2000 APU) 3020e, 15.60", 1.9 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2019-20QF00AEMH
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 i7-8565U, 14.00", 1.4 kg
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IML-20RR0003GE
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 13.30", 0 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15IIL05-81WE0096SP
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Ice Lake i5-1035G1, 15.60", 1.9 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad S145-81V70008BR
Vega 8, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3500U, 15.60", 2.5 kg
Lenovo Chromebook C340-15, i3-8130U
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i3-8130U, 15.60", 1.98 kg
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14IIL05, i5-1035G4
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Ice Lake i5-1035G4, 14.00", 1.55 kg
Lenovo Ideapad L340-15API-81LW00HUMH
Vega 10, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R7 3700U, 15.60", 2.2 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ARE05-81W4006GMB
Vega 6, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U, 15.60", 1.9 kg
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARH05
Vega 8 R4000, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4800U, 14.00", 1.5 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 20T8000YMH
Vega 6, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U, 15.60", 0 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ADA05
Vega 8, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3500U, 15.60", 1.9 kg
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Lenovo ThinkPad T590-20N4000DPB
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Stefan Hinum, 2019-08-27 (Update: 2019-08-27)