Of the newest ThinkPad models coming out, the T490s is being described as the “premium” one. It offers heavyweight performance combined with lightweight portability. With features like a whopping 20 hours of battery life and an attractive aluminum cover (Silver option), you can’t really ask for more from a work computer. The Lenovo ThinkPad T490s also has a thinner chassis than its predecessor, the T480s. Also, the bezels around the screen with the new model are reduced somewhat.
There are options for the 14-inch anti-glare display, including the “low-power FHD” option if you want to preserve the battery life. However, if you’d prefer refined details, amazingly accurate colors, Dolby Vision HDR technology, and increased brightness, you’ll definitely want to consider the WQHD panel with its 500-nits and 2560 x 1440 resolution. There are a few options in between, such as an FHD IPS multi-touch (1920 x 1080 / 300-nits) screen.
In addition to the slight reduction of the bezels around the screen, this new T490s model features a bottom-load keyboard that is more tightly integrated into the palm rest area. It’s also tested against 12 military-grade requirements and has undergone over 200 quality checks to ensure that it can run in the most extreme of conditions, from desert dust storms to cold blizzards. You won’t have to worry if you accidentally drop the Lenovo ThinkPad T490s or bump it up against something – it is more than durable enough to survive.
Processor of Lenovo ThinkPad T490s Laptops
The processor is an 8th Gen. Intel Core i5 or i7 model, depending on how you choose to have it customized. There are four-cores with each of these options. The i5 processor has a 6MB cache and can get up to 3.90-GHz w/ Turbo Boos. The i7 processor has an 8MB cache and can get up to 4.60-GHz with turbo boost. There is up to 32GB of onboard memory available (DDR4 – MHz). There is a good amount of storage for this lightweight notebook. Its PCIe SSD drive can hold up to 1TB of data. The graphics are integrated (UHD 620) and offer good performance.
The default camera it comes shipped with is an HD 720p with a “ThinkShutter” privacy cover. There is an option for a hybrid infrared (IR) camera if you need one. As for the batteries, you can expect up to 20 hours with the 57-Wh unit. With the 65-W AC, rapid charge technology is available.
The Lenovo ThinkPad T490s is clearly among the best new notebooks. It’s always a good idea to check for Lenovo coupons before ordering online so that you can save as much money as possible.