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Lenovo ThinkPad T490 (14-inch, 2019) Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad T490 (14-inch, 2019) Series. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the energy efficiency and performance. The battery and durability also get good views. Many are critical about the size and usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad T490 (14-inch, 2019) Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mark Coppock (

Lenovo ThinkPad T490 review: A classic workhorse


The ThinkPad T490 is an excellent replacement for the venerable T480 as the line's workhorse laptop. It's fast enough for productivity work and can be upgrade to perform better at creative tasks and gaming, and it has excellent build quality and...

Excellent build quality ; Superior keyboard and great touchpad ; Very long battery life ; Option for discrete graphics

The ThinkPad T490 proves that ThinkPads still dance to their own groove

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (

Lenovo ThinkPad T490 Review


Introduced earlier this year, the Lenovo ThinkPad T490 is a “do it all” business laptop that has a wide gamut of possible...

Mil-STD-810G, Spill-proof ; Lots of ports ; Excellent keyboard ; Highly configurable CPU and Display

Below-average battery per Lbs ; 720p base display

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (

Lenovo ThinkPad T490 Review: The WQHD HDR panel convinces in the test, but makes only limited sense in an office laptop


Like the ThinkPad X1 Extreme before it, the 14-inch ThinkPad T490 also gets a higher resolution WQHD panel with 100% AdobeRGB color-space coverage. The excellent image quality is countered by a reflective display surface and increased power consumption.

robust case;more compact and lighter than the predecessor;diverse equipment;very comfortable input devices;bright and saturated display with a high color-space coverage;above average CPU performance;25-watt version of the MX250 is used;fan is mostly...

very reflective display with significantly increased power demands;no color profile for sRGB;no full-sized SD card slot anymore;Thunderbolt 3 is only connected with two PCIe lanes;case is hard to open;high case temperatures;throttling in the stress...

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (

Lenovo ThinkPad T490 (i7, MX250, Low Power FHD) Laptop Review


Notebookcheck reviews the Lenovo ThinkPad T490, the newest 14-inch business laptop from Lenovo. Is the Lenovo ThinkPad T490 laptop with its much more compact case still a good business laptop? Find out in this comprehensive review!

sturdy case;more compact & lighter than the predecessor;various connection options;very comfortable input devices;bright & colorful low-power FHD LCD;above-average CPU performance;utilizes the 25 W version of the MX250;fan is turned off most of the...

display with bad response times;no full-size SD card reader;Thunderbolt 3 with just two PCIe lanes;case is difficult to open;case gets hot under load;throttling during the stress test;coil whine & speaker noise;less flexible without PowerBridge

May, 2019

Expert review by : Anuj Bhatia (

Lenovo ThinkPad T490 review: Gold standard for professionals, still


Lenovo ThinkPad T490 review: I do think corporates would be ready to drop in a lakh on a notebook that is light and thin, has the best keyboard and offers strong performance along with a number of security features.

Oct, 2019

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Lenovo ThinkPad T490 review – a businessman’s companion


While all of the manufacturers are rushing to innovate, changing the design philosophy of their laptops every year, there is one brand that stays true to its legacy. Even though the ThinkPads, in g…

Industrial build quality;The display doesn’t use PWM to adjust its brightness levels (LG Display LP140WF3-SPD2);Pleasant spill-resistant keyboard with long travel and clicky feedback;Great I/O selection;Supports Thunderbolt;Charges with USB Type-C

Warms up under heavy load;Its display covers only 52% of sRGB (LG Display LP140WF3-SPD2);Micro SD instead of a full-sized SD card reader

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

Recensione del Laptop Lenovo ThinkPad T490: Aggiornamento Comet Lake-U


Lenovo aggiorna il suo ThinkPad T490 un'ultima volta prima dell'imminente lancio del ThinkPad T14. L'aggiornamento è talmente limitato, tuttavia, che si può optare per il ThinkPad T490 dell'anno scorso o semplicemente aspettare il ThinkPad T14.

la corsa dei tasti è più profonda di quella della maggior parte degli Ultrabooks;Tasti TrackPoint e mouse;Opzione 4G LTE WAN;schermo tattile opaco;facilità di manutenzione;Wi-Fi 6

temperature elevate sotto carico;batteria più piccola del ThinkPad T480;nessuna opzione 6-core Core i7-10710U;nessun alloggiamento interno SATA III da 2,5 pollici;cornici spesse in alto e in basso;RAM non aggiornabile;otturatore della webcam

Mar, 2020

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (

Recensione del Notebook Lenovo ThinkPad T490: Il pannello WQHD HDR ha convinto nei test, ma ha poco senso su un computer da lavoro


Come già il ThinkPad X1 Extreme prima di esso, ora anche il ThinkPad T490 da 14 pollici è dotato di un pannello WQHD a risoluzione superiore con copertura del 100% dello spazio colore AdobeRGB. L'eccellente qualità dell'immagine è controbilanciata da...

case robusto;più compatto e più leggero del predecessore;molte dotazioni;dispositivi di input molto confortevoli;display luminoso e saturo con un'elevata copertura dello spazio colore;prestazioni della CPU superiori alla media;Viene utilizzata la...

display molto riflettente con un aumento significativo della potenza richiesta;nessun profilo di colore per sRGB;nessun alloggiamento per schede SD a grandezza naturale;La Thunderbolt 3 è collegata solo a due corsie PCIe;case difficile da...

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (

Recensione del Computer Portatile Lenovo ThinkPad T490: un dispositivo business con ampia autonomia e una iGPU


Notebookcheck esamina un'altra variante del Lenovo ThinkPad T490, questa volta il modello con solo una GPU Intel. Il laptop aziendale è dotato di un processore Intel Core i5-8265U, 8 GB di RAM DDR4 e una SSD PCIe NVMe da 256 GB. Continuate a leggere...

design robusto;più compatto e leggero del suo predecessore;connettività varia;dispositivi di input comodi;display luminoso e preciso nei colori;pannello Full HD efficiente;prestazioni della CPU superiori alla media;la ventola rimane normalmente...

il display ha tempi di reazione scadenti;nessun alloggiamento completo per schede SD;Thunderbolt 3 utilizza solo due corsie PCIe;il case è difficile da aprire;nessun supporto Power Bridge

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (

Recensione del Computer Portatile Lenovo ThinkPad T490 (i7, MX250, Low Power FHD)


Notebookcheck esamina il ThinkPad Lenovo T490, il più recente portatile da 14 pollici business di Lenovo. Questo ThinkPad T490 Lenovo con il suo case molto più compatto è ancora un buon computer portatile business? Scopri in questa recensione completa!

case robusto;più compatto e leggero del predecessore;varie opzioni di connessione;dispositivi di input molto confortevoli;LCD FHD a bassa potenza, luminoso e colorato;prestazioni della CPU superiori alla media;utilizza la versione da 25 W dell'MX250;la...

display con tempi di risposta scadenti;nessun lettore di schede SD a grandezza naturale;Thunderbolt 3 con solo due linee PCIe;case difficile da aprire;il case si scalda sotto carico;throttling durante lo stress test;rumore elettronico e rumore...

May, 2019

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