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The Lenovo ThinkPad T480 makes you more productive with its industry-leading endurance and strong performance.

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Whether you’re writing a quarterly report for the board of directors or banging away on your senior thesis, you want a laptop that is not only fast but also makes you faster. With its 17+ hours of battery life, snappy keyboard and plethora of ports, Lenovo’s ThinkPad T480 helps you work quickly and focus on being productive, rather than worrying about running out of juice or finding a dongle. Starting at $1,049 ($1,636 as tested), this 14-inch laptop offers the best balance of usability, portability and price of any current best business laptops. Thanks to that, it’s one of the best ThinkPads around.

Design

The ThinkPad T480 has a design aesthetic that’s functional but not sexy, with the standard raven-black Lenovo chassis that’s adorned by a soft-touch lid. There’s been no change in looks for the past couple of years, so you probably couldn’t tell the T480 apart from a T470 or a T460.

At 13.25 x 9.15 x 0.78 inches and 3.58 pounds (3.98 pounds with the high-capacity battery), the T480 isn’t the slimmest or lightest 14-inch business laptop around. But it’s more than portable, and its relative heft leaves room for a hot-swappable battery — something you won’t find on the lighter ThinkPad T480s (3 pounds, 0. 72 inches thick) or the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2.49 pounds, 0.62 inches thick). The HP EliteBook 1040 G4 (3.4 pounds, 0.6 inches thick) and the 13-inch Dell Latitude 7390 (2.9 pounds, 0.7 inches thick) are both thinner and lighter.

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Ports

With the ThinkPad T480, your dongle budget shrinks to zero. This Lenovo laptop has every port you could possibly need, including dual two USB 3.0 connectors, a full-size Ethernet port, HDMI-out and an SD card reader.

The T480 uses a USB Type-C port for charging and provides a separate Thunderbolt 3 connection for plugging into high-speed peripherals, such as external graphics cards. Charging over Type-C allows the laptop to use an entire ecosystem of third-party chargers and docks.

With its tactile, smile-shaped keys and strong feedback, the ThinkPad T480’s keyboard offers a really good typing experience.

Durability and Security

This laptop can handle the rigors of business travel, without falling apart. Like all ThinkPads, the T480 has passed MIL-SPEC tests that subject it to extreme temperatures, humidity, dust and vibrations. It has also undergone Lenovo’s own bump tests.

If you’re buying the T480 for a large enterprise, you’ll appreciate that it’s available with Intel vPro, a technology that makes remote management easy. The laptop also comes with dTPM encryption, an optional fingerprint reader and an optional IR camera. The fingerprint sensor uses match-on-chip technology to make hacking less likely.

How Much Does the ThinkPad T480 Cost?

If you order the ThinkPad T480 from Lenovo.com, you can configure it to order, choosing your own display, memory, storage and CPU options. You can choose up to a Core i7-8650U CPU, 32GB of RAM and a 1TB PCIe SSD. The screen can go up to 1080p touch or 2560 x 1440 nontouch. There’s also an optional Nvidia MX150 discrete GPU.

The $1,049 starting configuration comes with a reasonably powerful Core i5-8250U CPU, but it has a low-res, 1366 x 768 display; just 4GB of RAM; and a 500GB hard drive. Our $1,636 review configuration has a Core i5-8350U CPU; Nvidia MX150 graphics; a 1920 x 1080, non-touch display; 8GB of RAM; and a 256GB SSD. Whatever else you choose, we strongly recommend that you get the 72=watt-hour battery ($29 premium) and at least the 1080p screen (an extra $53).

Display

Great for productivity, the 1920 x 1080, nontouch screen on our ThinkPad T480 provided sharp images and solid viewing angles, but its colors and brightness were nothing special. When I watched a trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising, colors like the orange fire coming from a Jaeger and the blue in John Boyega’s suit were accurate but didn’t pop. Fine details, like some medals on a military uniform, were easy to make out.

According to our colorimeter, the ThinkPad T480’s screen can reproduce a bland 77 percent of the sRGB color gamut, which is way less than the 111-percent premium-laptop category average. Its lighter brother, the ThinkPad T470s, returned a similar mark of 72 percent. However, both were blown away by the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (129 percent with 1080p screen, 199 percent with 2K HDR screen), the Dell Latitude 7390 (132 percent) and the HP EliteBook 1040 G2 (112 percent).

The screen’s matte surface keeps reflections at bay, which helps overcome the screen’s below-average brightness of 269 nits. The X1 Carbon (293 nits with 1080p screen, 469 nits with 2K HDR screen), EliteBook 1040 G4 (292 nits) and Latitude 7390 (286 nits) were all noticeably more luminous, as was the average for premium laptops (293 nits). The T470s had the same 269-nit score.

Audio

For a mainstream business laptop, the ThinkPad T480 actually sounds pretty good. When I played AC/DC’s “Back in Black,” the music was free from tinniness, and I could hear a small separation of sound between the percussion on the left and the guitar on the right. At maximum volume, the audio filled my dining room.

The built-in Dolby audio software, which lives in the Lenovo Vantage settings app, has profiles for voice, movies, music and games. By default, Dolby changes the sound profile based on what app you’re in, so it should know which one you need. You can also optimize the microphones for single or multiple voices and have the system filter out keyboard noise, in case you’re typing while on a call.

Keyboard, Touchpad and Pointing Stick

With its tactile, smile-shaped keys and strong feedback, the ThinkPad T480’s keyboard offers a really good typing experience. The keys have 1.7 millimeters of travel and require 72 grams of force, making them deeper and stronger than the keys on most business laptops. On the 10fastfingers.com typing test, I scored a rate of 105 words per minute with a 6-percent error rate, which is faster but more error-prone than I usually am.

ThinkPad aficionados may note that the keyboard on the T480, while great overall, isn’t as responsive as the one on last year’s T470 or the one on this year’s X1 Carbon (6th Gen), both of which have deeper travel (2 and 1. 8 mm) and stronger feedback.

Like other ThinkPads, the T480 has both a TrackPoint pointing stick and a buttonless touchpad. Though not everyone likes the feel of a pointing stick, I find it the most accurate and efficient method of navigation. When working on the ThinkPad, I was able to move around the desktop and type quickly, without ever lifting my hands off of the home row.

With its six-cell, 72-watt-hour battery, the T480 lasted an epic 17 hours and 19 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test

In my tests, the 3.9 x 2.6-inch buttonless touchpad provided accurate navigation around the desktop, without any sticking or jumping. The pad also responded immediately to multitouch gestures such as pinch-to-zoom and three-finger swipe.

Performance

WIth its Intel Core i5-8350U CPU, Nvidia MX150 GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB PCIe SSD, our Lenovo ThinkPad T480 was more than fast enough to handle every task we threw at it. I used the laptop as my work computer for a day, and even with dozens of tabs open and the occasional video conference, I never experienced any lag.

The laptop scored a strong mark of 12,047 on Geekbench 4, a synthetic test that measures overall performance. That’s way ahead of the premium-laptop category average (9,724) but slightly behind the Core i7-8650U-enabled Dell Latitude 7390 (13,990) and Core i5-8250U-powered X1 Carbon (13,173). The ThinkPad T480s with Core i5-8250U got a nearly identical score of 12,044, while the HP EliteBook 1040 G4, which still has a 7th Gen Core i5-7200U CPU, got just 8,360.

It took the T480 just 1 minute and 11 seconds to match 65,000 names with their addresses in Excel. That’s about 30 seconds better than the category average (1:42) and within 10 seconds of the T480s (1:01), the Latitude 7390 (1:07) and the X1 Carbon (1:11). The EliteBook took a full 2 minutes and 7 seconds.

When we transcoded a 4K video to 1080p using HandBrake, the T480 completed the task in 18 minutes and 9 seconds — much quicker than the category average (21:46), the T480s (19:14) and the X1 Carbon (19:00). The Latitude (17:00) was a little quicker.

The T480’s 256GB PCIe-NVMe SSD took just 19 seconds to copy 4.97GB of mixed media files, for a rate of 267 MBps. That’s about on a par with the category average (272.45 MBps) and the T480s (282.7 MBps). However, the X1 Carbon (565.4 MBps) and the Latitude 7390 (318.1 MBps) were much faster.

Graphics

With the optional Nvidia MX150 GPU on our review unit, we saw performance results that were good enough for any basic productivity task, media viewing or playing some low-end games.

When we fired up a game of Dirt 3, the system managed a strong rate of 117 frames per second at 1920 x 1080 resolution, which is nearly double the category average (60 fps) and the scores from the Lenovo ThinkPad T480s (57 fps), the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (64 fps), the Dell Latitude 7390 (56 fps) and the HP Elitebook 1040 G4 (63 fps).

On 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited, a synthetic graphics test, the T480 scored 132,991, which is far better than the scores from the T480s (73,764), the X1 Carbon (80,588) and the Latitude 7390 (80,426), as well as the category average (81,182).

Battery Life

Among all current-generation laptops we’ve tested, the ThinkPad T480 is the battery-life king. With its six-cell, 72-watt-hour battery attached, the T480 lasted an epic 17 hours and 19 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test, which involves continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi. That time dwarfs the premium-laptop category average (8:52) and the still-excellent endurance of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (11:01 with 1080p screen, 10:28 with 2K HDR screen), the ThinkPad T480s (11:29) and the Dell Latitude 7390 (10:23).

However, if you buy the ThinkPad with its default, three-cell battery, the endurance drops to a below-average mark of 8 hours and 7 minutes. So make sure you get the system with the 72-watt-hour battery ($29 extra at Lenovo.com). Because the ThinkPad T480 uses Lenovo’s hot-swappable Power Bridge battery system, you can even carry extra batteries with you and swap them in and out without shutting the laptop down.

Webcam

The 720p lens on the ThinkPad T480 captures images with solid colors and brightness for a built-in webcam. When I took some selfies, details on my face were clear, and everything in the room appeared luminous but a little whitewashed. If you don’t configure it with the optional IR camera, the T480 has Lenovo’s new ThinkShutter, which slides over the sensor to help protect your privacy.

Software and Warranty

Lenovo keeps it really simple with the ThinkPad T480’s preloaded software. There’s only one first-party utility: Lenovo Vantage, which gives you fine control over all the key settings, from the webcam to the audio output and the screen. The Smart Settings screen lets you choose whether you want the system to optimize for performance or for a cool and quiet experience.

Though Lenovo puts no bloatware on the laptop at all, the T480 still comes with the standard set of unnecessary apps that Microsoft shovels onto every Windows 10 computer. These include Bubble Witch Saga 3, Candy Crush Soda Saga, Spotify, Disney Magic Kingdoms and Autodesk SketchBook.

Lenovo backs the ThinkPad T480 with a standard one-year warranty on parts and labor, where the company pays for shipping both ways if you need service. You can pay extra to extend the warranty up to five years in total or to add accidental-damage protection or on-site service. See how Lenovo fared in our Tech Support Showdown and brand ratings.

Bottom Line

With its epic battery life, strong performance, snappy keyboard and durable design, the Lenovo ThinkPad T480 is one of the best productivity laptops you can get. If the T480’s dull screen doesn’t excite you, being able to get a ton of work done for over 17 hours on a charge should get you feeling juiced.

If you have a lot more money to spend, consider the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (starting at $1,519), which has a better keyboard and a more colorful display, along with a chassis that weighs more than a pound less. However, if you want the best battery life you can get, along with a strong typing experience and plenty of pop, the ThinkPad T480 is your best choice.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T480 Specs

Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
Brand Lenovo
CPU Intel Core i5-8350U
Card Slots SD memory reader
Company Website www.lenovo.com
Display Size 14.1
Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics 620
Hard Drive Size 256GB
Hard Drive Type NVMe PCIe SSD
Highest Available Resolution 2560 x 1440
Native Resolution 1920×1080
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Ports (excluding USB) HDMI, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.0, USB Type-C, Combo Headphone/Mic Jack, Ethernet
RAM 8GB
RAM Upgradable to 16GB
Size 13. 25 x 9.15 x 0.78 inches
Touchpad Size 3.9 x 2.6 inches
USB Ports 4
Video Memory Shared
Warranty/Support one year standard warranty
Weight 3.58 pounds / 3.98 pounds (with battery)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Model Intel Dual Band 8265 Wireless-AC

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20L5005LUS — Lenovo ThinkPad T480 20L5 – Core i5 7200U / 2.5 GHz – Win 10 Pro 64-bit – 8 GB RAM – 500 G

Highlights

  • An IT manager’s dream
  • Where form meets function
  • Power up without powering down
  • Stronger online security, made easy

Marketing description

14″ laptop, robust yet light enough to accompany you anywhereBoasting with the latest power-packed processorsAmple storage and memoryAll-day battery life and fast chargingAn optional backlit keyboard and an array of portsEnhanced security features to safeguard your workTested and built for durability and reliability.

Product Features

  • An IT manager’s dream
    The ThinkPad T480 has a match-on-chip fingerprint reader, anti-spoofing technology that authenticates log-in credentials and helps safeguards your data, and ThinkShutter, a webcam cover that you can open and close. It also has an integrated global LTE-A feature that keeps you connected around the world, WiFi or not.
  • Raises performance levels-and eyebrows
    Delivering higher performance and far faster than its predecessor, the new 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor is designed to take your productivity to new heights. Backed by the increased efficiency and speed of DDR4 memory (up to 32 GB), the T480 gives you the power of a desktop PC and the freedom of a portable laptop.
    Where form meets function
    Inspired by our ThinkPad customers, this latest T-Series business machine has a USB-C docking connector on the side rather than underneath, enabling the T480 to be just 19. 95 mm/ 0.79 inch thin. It also has a range of convenient ports, including the lightning-quick Intel Thunderbolt 3. In addition, should you need to work on the go or in low-light conditions, the renowned ThinkPad ergonomic keyboard has a convenient backlight.
  • Power up without powering down
    The T480 comes with built-in Power Bridge technology as standard. This innovation is the answer to’low battery’ warnings, especially if you are on the road or without a nearby power outlet. It allows you to swap out a battery and replace it with a fully charged one-without having to turn your machine off. You can also choose a T480 with a 72 Whr battery, which will run for up to 30.3 hours between charges.
    Get closer to the action
    By configuring your T480 with an optional touchscreen, you can interact more intuitively and easily with your work-and have more fun during your downtime.
  • Practical yet secure
    Thanks to Windows Hello, a touch fingerprint reader, and optional IR (infrared) camera, you can save time by logging in with just your finger or a smile. Alternatively, the standard webcam comes with ThinkShutter, a physical cover that you can slide open when you want to use the camera and then close it when you’re finished.
    Tested for battle, built for success
    Every ThinkPad laptop undergoes stringent testing for reliability and durability, including the ability to survive in hazardous physical and environmental conditions.
  • Stronger online security, made easy
    Signing into websites or making online payments usually involves trying to remember all kinds of passwords. Not so with the FIDO-Fast Identity Online-authentication capabilities that are built into the latest generation of ThinkPad laptops. By wrapping your user info and credentials into three secure layers, FIDO makes it safer and easier when you are online. This global solution also creates better security of web-based services and reduces cost for organizations. A win-win for everyone.
    One less thing to worry about
    For extra peace of mind, each T480 comes with a worldwide warranty as standard. This enables you to seek expert assistance and help in 160 countries across the globe.


20L5005LUS
Lenovo ThinkPad T480 20L5 – Core i5 7200U / 2.5 GHz – Win 10 Pro 64-bit – 8 GB RAM – 500 G

Highlights

  • An IT manager’s dream
  • Where form meets function
  • Power up without powering down
  • Stronger online security, made easy

Marketing description

14″ laptop, robust yet light enough to accompany you anywhereBoasting with the latest power-packed processorsAmple storage and memoryAll-day battery life and fast chargingAn optional backlit keyboard and an array of portsEnhanced security features to safeguard your workTested and built for durability and reliability.

Product Features

  • An IT manager’s dream
    The ThinkPad T480 has a match-on-chip fingerprint reader, anti-spoofing technology that authenticates log-in credentials and helps safeguards your data, and ThinkShutter, a webcam cover that you can open and close. It also has an integrated global LTE-A feature that keeps you connected around the world, WiFi or not.
  • Raises performance levels-and eyebrows
    Delivering higher performance and far faster than its predecessor, the new 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor is designed to take your productivity to new heights. Backed by the increased efficiency and speed of DDR4 memory (up to 32 GB), the T480 gives you the power of a desktop PC and the freedom of a portable laptop.
    Where form meets function
    Inspired by our ThinkPad customers, this latest T-Series business machine has a USB-C docking connector on the side rather than underneath, enabling the T480 to be just 19.95 mm/ 0.79 inch thin. It also has a range of convenient ports, including the lightning-quick Intel Thunderbolt 3. In addition, should you need to work on the go or in low-light conditions, the renowned ThinkPad ergonomic keyboard has a convenient backlight.
  • Power up without powering down
    The T480 comes with built-in Power Bridge technology as standard. This innovation is the answer to’low battery’ warnings, especially if you are on the road or without a nearby power outlet. It allows you to swap out a battery and replace it with a fully charged one-without having to turn your machine off. You can also choose a T480 with a 72 Whr battery, which will run for up to 30.3 hours between charges.
    Get closer to the action
    By configuring your T480 with an optional touchscreen, you can interact more intuitively and easily with your work-and have more fun during your downtime.
  • Practical yet secure
    Thanks to Windows Hello, a touch fingerprint reader, and optional IR (infrared) camera, you can save time by logging in with just your finger or a smile. Alternatively, the standard webcam comes with ThinkShutter, a physical cover that you can slide open when you want to use the camera and then close it when you’re finished.
    Tested for battle, built for success
    Every ThinkPad laptop undergoes stringent testing for reliability and durability, including the ability to survive in hazardous physical and environmental conditions.
  • Stronger online security, made easy
    Signing into websites or making online payments usually involves trying to remember all kinds of passwords. Not so with the FIDO-Fast Identity Online-authentication capabilities that are built into the latest generation of ThinkPad laptops. By wrapping your user info and credentials into three secure layers, FIDO makes it safer and easier when you are online. This global solution also creates better security of web-based services and reduces cost for organizations. A win-win for everyone.
    One less thing to worry about
    For extra peace of mind, each T480 comes with a worldwide warranty as standard. This enables you to seek expert assistance and help in 160 countries across the globe.

Technical Specifications

Product Type Notebook
CPU Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) 7200U / 2. 5 GHz
Max Turbo Speed 3.1 GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
Cache 3 MB
64-bit Computing Yes
RAM 8 GB (1 x 8 GB)
Max RAM Supported 32 GB
Technology DDR4 SDRAM
Speed 2133 MHz
Form Factor SO-DIMM 260-pin
Slots Qty 2
Empty Slots 1
Main Storage 500 GB HDD SATA 6Gb/s / 7200 rpm
LCD Backlight Technology LED backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 (HD)
Widescreen Yes
Image Aspect Ratio 16:9
Image Brightness 220 cd/m²
Graphics Processor Intel HD Graphics 620
Camera Yes – 720p
Camera Features ThinkShutter camera privacy
Sound Stereo speakers, dual array microphone
Codec Realtek ALC3287
Compliant Standards High Definition Audio, Dolby Audio Premium
Type Keyboard, TrackPoint, UltraNav
Keyboard Layout US
Features Spill-resistant, multi-touch touchpad, buttonless touchpad
Wireless 802. 11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1
Wireless Controller Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 – M.2 Card
Network Interface Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet Controller Intel I219-V
Installed Qty 2
Capacity 24 Wh
Run Time Up to 14.4 hours
Input AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Output 65 Watt
Interfaces USB 3. 1 Gen 1 ¦ USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Always On) ¦ USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 ¦ USB-C 3.1 Gen 2/Thunderbolt 3 ¦ HDMI ¦ Dock ¦ Headphone/microphone c …
Memory Card Reader 4 in 1 (SD Card, MultiMediaCard, SDHC Card, SDXC Card)
Color Black
Case Material Glass-fiber reinforced plastic, polyphenylene sulfide
Theft/Intrusion Protection Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)
Security Slot Type Kensington security slot
Included Accessories USB-C power adapter
Manufacturer Selling Program TopSeller
Dimensions (WxDxH) 13. 3 in x 9.2 in x 0.8 in
Weight 3.64 lbs
ENERGY STAR Certified Yes
Service & Support Limited warranty – 1 year – pick-up and return
Product Description Lenovo ThinkPad T480 – 14″ – Core i5 7200U – 8 GB RAM – 500 GB HDD – US
Operating System Win 10 Pro 64-bit
Processor Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) 7200U / 2.5 GHz (3.1 GHz) / 3 MB Cache
Memory 8 GB DDR4 (1 x 8 GB)
Storage 500 GB HDD / 7200 rpm
Optical Drive No optical drive
Display 14″ LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 620
Input Device TrackPoint, UltraNav
Keyboard US
Integrated Webcam Yes
Networking 802. 11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, Gigabit Ethernet
Battery 3-cell – up to 14.4 hours
Dockable Yes
Security Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) Security Chip, fingerprint reader
Localization Language: English
Environmental Standards ENERGY STAR Qualified
Manufacturer Warranty Limited warranty – 1 year – pick-up and return
manufacturer Lenovo
last_sync 07/10/2020

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Specifications

Graphics adapter

NVIDIA GeForce MX150 – 2048 MB VRAM, VRAM: 1469 MHz, Memory: 1502 MHz, G DDR5, 23.21.13.8816, Ja, Optimus

RAM

8 GB

, 1 x 8GB, DDR4-2400 MHz, max. 32 GB, 2 Slots

Display

14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pix. 157 PPI, Lenovo LP140WF6-SPB7, IPS, Model LEN40A9, glossy: No

Motherboard

Intel Kaby Lake-U + iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH

Storage

Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, 512 GB

, 446 GB frei, 446 GB free

Sound card

Intel Kaby Lake-U /Y PCH – High Definition Audio

Interfaces

3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Mikro- /Audio-Out-Kombo, Card Reader: Full SD, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC

Communications

Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi -Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4. 2, vorbereitet, Antennen verlegt

Dimensions

thickness x width x depth (mm): 20 x 337 x 233

Battery

72 Wh, 24 + 48 Wh (inner + extern Akku), Autonomy (manufacturer data): 15 hours.

Operating system

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit

Camera

Front camera: HD
main. Camera: 1 MP

Additional

Speakers: Stereo 2 x 2 Watt, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, externer Zusatzakku, 48 Wh, 36 Months warranty in Europe

Weight

1.776 kg, power adapter: 356 g

Cost

1400 Euro

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Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L6S01V00
Average score: 89.6% – Very good
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Value: -%, Performance: 78%, Features: 72%, Screen Quality: 83% Portability: 80%, Appearance: 87%, Ergonomics: 92%, Heating & Noise: 92%

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89. 6% Lenovo ThinkPad T480 (i7-8550U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Not only for students. The new 14-inch ThinkPad T480 is being offered right now at a large discount through Lenovo’s Campus Program. The business laptop is set to follow in the footsteps of its successful predecessor T470 (91%). Our review device comes with an Intel Core i7-8550U CPU and an Nvidia GeForce MX150. We explore in this review whether the updated hardware can make the new ThinkPad a success and whether it can score some major points in the “soft” areas such as the temperature, volume, energy consumption and battery life.

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce MX150 : Pascal architecture mobile graphics card, uses GP108 chip, is a notebook version of GeForce GT 1030. Contains 384 shaders and 2 GB GDDR5 video memory with 64-bit bus. The chip is manufactured using the 14 nm process technology.

GPUs in this performance category can handle many games, as long as you don’t chase maximum resolution and picture quality. The relatively moderate power consumption of such GPUs will provide an increase in battery life.

>> More information: Big video card rating.

i5-8550U : Kaby Lake Refresh quad-core energy efficient processor. The core frequency is from 1.8 to 4 GHz (Turbo Boost mode), there is support for HyperThreading. GPU frequency: 300 to 1150 MHz. The processor is manufactured according to the standards of 14nm + FinFET production.
>> More details: High processor rating.

14.00″ : This screen size is found in very large tablets and very portable laptops, including both regular and convertible (2-in-1) models. Due to scaling from the operating system, the contents of such a screen can be made reasonably easy to read, while still being relatively portable and moderate in power consumption.
>> More info: Rating laptops by display quality.0005

1.776 kilos : Normal weight for a 14″ to 17″ laptop.

89.6% : A good product with a few minor flaws.

All information – in our detailed reviews.

Lenovo ThinkPad T480 14″ Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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Lenovo ThinkPad T480 14″ Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

Lenovo ThinkPad T480 14″ Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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    Lenovo ThinkPad T480 14″ Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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    MSI GS66 Stealth 15. 6″ Intel Core i7-10870H 2.2GHz / Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop / 32GB RAM / 2TB SSD

    Lenovo ThinkPad T480 14″ Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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    Lenovo Yoga 9i 14″ Intel Core i7-1185G7 3GHz / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD

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    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) 14″ FHD IPS Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD

    Lenovo ThinkPad T480 14″ Intel Core i7 -8650U 1.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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    Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 16″ AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 6650H 3.3GHz / AMD Radeon RX 6500M / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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    User reviews

    Display

    screen size

    The larger the screen size, the better the user experience.

    resolution

    1920 x 1080px

    Resolution indicates the maximum number of pixels that can be displayed on the screen, expressed as the number of pixels on the horizontal axis and the number on the vertical axis.

    pixel density

    157ppi

    Pixel density is a measure of screen resolution expressed as pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. Higher pixel density results in sharper and clearer images displayed on the screen, resulting in a better viewing experience.

    Display type

    IPS, LCD, LED-backlit

    Type of technology used in the display.

    has a touch screen

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    You can operate the device by directly touching objects on the screen with your fingers.

    brightness

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    Nit is a measure of the light emitted by a display, equal to one candela per square metre.Bright displays are easier to read the screen, even in sunny weather.

    update rate

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    The frequency with which the screen is updated. The higher the frequency, the less flicker (less noise) and the more natural motion representation.

    contrast ratio

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    The contrast ratio is the visual distance between the lightest and darkest color that can be displayed on the screen. High contrast is a positive aspect of any screen.

    has an anti-reflective coating

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    This helps reduce reflections from your device.

    Performance

    RAM memory

    Random access memory (RAM) is a form of memory used to store work data and machine code currently in use.It is a temporary, fast-access virtual storage that can be read and modified in any order, allowing fast data processing.0005 RAM speed

    2400MHz

    Can support faster memory which speeds up system performance.

    Uses a flash storage device

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    Flash storage devices such as SSD drives do not use mechanical Because of this, they tend to be faster, quieter, and better able to withstand shock than traditional hard drives. 0005 built-in memory

    Built-in memory is the built-in space for storing system data, applications, and user data in the device. With more internal storage, you can store more files and apps on your device.

    CPU speed

    4 x 1.9GHz (Intel Core i7-8650U)

    CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second the processor can perform, considering all its cores (processors). It is calculated by adding the clock speeds of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors, each group of cores.

    processor thread

    8 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

    More threads result in better performance and better multitasking.

    VRAM

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    VRAM (video RAM) is the dedicated memory of the graphics card. More VRAM usually allows you to run games at higher settings, especially for things like texture resolution.

    This is an NVMe SSD

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    NVMe SSDs use the PCIe interface, which has a higher bandwidth than the SATA interface. This results in much faster read/write speeds compared to SSDs using SATA interface

    GPU clock speed

    300MHz (Intel Core i7-8650U)

    Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed

    Geotagging

    Geekbench 5 result (multi-core)

    2712 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

    Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform test that measures the performance of a multi-core processor. (Source: Primate Labs,2023)

    Geekbench 5 result (single core)

    927 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

    Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform test that measures the single core performance of a processor. (Source: Primate Labs, 2023)

    PassMark 9 result0005

    6417 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

    This test measures processor performance using multithreading.

    PassMark result (single)

    2175 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

    This test measures processor performance using a thread of execution.

    Cinebench R20 result (multi-core)

    1299 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

    Cinebench R20 is a test that measures the performance of a multi-core processor by rendering a 3D scene.

    Cinebench R20 result (single core)

    365 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

    Cinebench R20 is a test to evaluate the performance of a single core processor when rendering a 3D scene.

    Connectivity

    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-C) ports

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    USB 3.2 Gen 2 supports speeds up to 10 Gbps. It was previously known as USB 3.1 Gen 2. These ports use a USB-C connector.

    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-A) ports

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    USB 3.2 Gen 2 supports speeds up to 10 Gbps. It was previously known as USB 3.1 Gen 2. These ports use the older USB-A connector.

    USB 4 20Gbps ports

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    This version of USB 4 supports speeds up to 20 Gbps. Unlike USB 3.2, USB 4 can allocate bandwidth for video and data. These ports use a USB-C connector.

    USB ports 4 40Gbps

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    This version of USB 4 supports very high speeds up to 40 Gbps. Unlike USB 3.2, USB 4 can allocate bandwidth for video and data. These ports use a USB-C connector.

    Thunderbolt 3 ports

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    Number of Thunderbolt 3 compatible USB ports. These ports support speeds up to 40 Gb/s, including a minimum PCIe speed of 16 Gb/s. This ensures that it can support one external 4K screen.

    Thunderbolt 4 ports

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    Number of Thunderbolt 4 compatible USB ports. These ports support speeds up to 40 Gb/s, including a minimum PCIe speed of 32 Gb/s. This ensures that it can support two external 4K screens (or one external 8K screen).

    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-C) ports

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    USB 3.2 Gen 1 supports speeds up to 5Gbps. It was previously known as USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 3.0. These ports use a USB-C connector.

    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB-A) ports

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    USB 3.2 Gen 1 supports speeds up to 5Gbps. It was previously known as USB 3. 1 Gen 1 and USB 3.0. These ports use the old USB-A connector.

    has HDMI output

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    Devices with HDMI or mini HDMI ports can stream HD video and audio to the connected display.

    Battery

    Battery life

    Battery life (when in use) specified by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life, you will charge your device less frequently.

    charging time

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    Time required to fully charge the battery.

    battery capacity

    2040mAh

    Battery charge, or battery capacity, is the amount of electrical energy stored in the battery. The higher the battery charge, the longer the battery life.

    Has USB sleep-and-charge ports

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    USB sleep-and-charge ports can be used to charge devices when laptop

    Has a MagSafe power supply

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    The MagSafe power supply uses a power cord that attaches with magnets. If you pull it or pull it out sharply, the connector will easily and safely disconnect from the connector.

    Functions

    has a built-in speakers

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    Stereodines are provided from different channels on the left and right side and create a more saturated

    has a 3.5mm mini jack socket

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    most headphones.

    megapixels (front camera)

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    The number of megapixels determines the resolution of images taken with the front camera. The higher megapixel count means the front camera is capable of capturing more detail, which is an important consideration for high resolution selfies.

    yes Dolby Atmos

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    Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows you to interpret sounds as three-dimensional objects. Thus, Dolby Atmos provides sound in all 360 degrees.

    Stylus included

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    The stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touch screen with greater precision and is especially useful for drawing and letters

    Has a fingerprint reader

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    The device has a fingerprint scanner that identifies the user.

    number of microphones

    .

    Than The more microphones a device has, the better it filters out background noise and improves the overall sound recording quality

    Uses 3D face recognition

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    3D facial recognition systems such as Apple’s Face ID provide strong biometric authentication to unlock devices and confirm mobile payments.

    video recording (main camera)

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    Maximum resolution possible for videos taken with the main camera. You can also select other frame rates, these videos usually have lower resolutions.

    Other

    hour multiplier

    19 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

    The hour multiplier controls the processor speed.

    DirectX version

    12 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

    DirectX is used in games with a new version that supports better graphics.

    GPU Execution Units

    24 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

    A graphics processing unit (GPU) with more execution units can provide better graphics.

    ROPs

    3 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

    ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, such as writing the final pixel data to memory and for performing other tasks such as smoothing to improve the appearance type of graphics.

    textured units (TMUs)

    24 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

    TMUs take textured units and map them to the geometric location of the 3D scene.