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Lenovo ThinkPad T490

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad T490. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the performance and durability. The energy efficiency and battery are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the screen. There are some less positive reviews 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 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

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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 : Benjamin Herzig ( )

Revisión del portátil ThinkPad T490 de Lenovo: Un portátil de empresa con una batería de larga duración y una iGPU revisa otra variante del Lenovo ThinkPad T490, esta vez el modelo con sólo una GPU Intel. El portátil profesional cuenta con un procesador Intel Core i5-8265U, 8 GB de RAM DDR4 y una unidad SSD PCIe NVMe de 256 GB. Siga leyendo para...

diseño resistente;más compacto y ligero que su predecesor;conectividad variada;cómodos dispositivos de entrada;pantalla brillante y de colores precisos;eficiente panel Full HD;rendimiento superior a la media de la CPU;El ventilador normalmente...

la pantalla tiene tiempos de reacción deficientes;sin ranura para tarjetas SD de tamaño completo;Thunderbolt 3 sólo utiliza dos carriles PCIe;el caso es difícil de abrir;no hay soporte para Power Bridge

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (

Breve Análise do Portátil Lenovo ThinkPad T490 (i7, MX250, Low Power FHD)


A Notebookcheck analisa o Lenovo ThinkPad T490, o mais novo portátil de negócios de 14 polegadas da Lenovo. Será que o portátil ThinkPad T490 da Lenovo, com sua carcaça muito mais compacta, ainda é um bom portátil de negócios? Descubra nesta análise!

Carcaça resistente;Mais compacto e leve que o predecessor;Muitas opções de conexão;Dispositivos de entrada muito confortáveis;LCD FHD brilhante e colorida de baixa energia;Desempenho de CPU acima da média;Utiliza a versão de 25 W da MX250;A ventoinha...

Tela com tempos de resposta lentos;Sem leitor de cartões SD de tamanho completo;Thunderbolt 3 com apenas duas faixas PCIe;A carcaça é difícil de abrir;A carcaça esquenta sob carga;Afogamentos durante o teste de estresse;Ruído do alto-falante e da...

May, 2019

Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig ( )

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


Notebookcheck revisa el Lenovo ThinkPad T490, el nuevo portátil empresarial de 14 pulgadas de Lenovo. ¿El portátil ThinkPad T490 de Lenovo con su carcasa mucho más compacta sigue siendo un buen portátil de negocios? Descúbrelo en esta revisión exhaustiva!

carcasa resistente;más compacto y ligero que su predecesor;varias opciones de conexión;dispositivos de entrada muy cómodos;brillante y colorido LCD FHD de bajo consumo;rendimiento superior a la media de la CPU;utiliza la versión de 25 W del MX250;el...

pantalla con malos tiempos de respuesta;sin lector de tarjetas SD de tamaño completo;Thunderbolt 3 con sólo dos carriles PCIe;el caso es difícil de abrir;el caso se calienta bajo carga;estrangulamiento durante la prueba de esfuerzo;silbido de la bobina...

May, 2019

Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (

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


Notebookcheck testet das Lenovo ThinkPad T490, der neueste Business-Laptop von Lenovo mit 14-Zoll-Display. Ist der Lenovo-Laptop T490 auch mit seinem deutlich kompakteren Gehäuse weiterhin ein gutes Arbeitsgerät? Finden Sie es heraus, indem Sie diesen...

robustes Gehäuse;kompakter & leichter als Vorgängermodell;vielfältige Ausstattung;sehr komfortable Eingabegeräte;helles & farbstarkes Low-Power-Full-HD-LCD;überdurchschnittliche CPU-Leistung;25-Watt-Version der MX250 verbaut;Lüfter steht meistens...

Display mit schlechten Reaktionszeiten;kein SD-Kartenslot in voller Größe mehr;Thunderbolt 3 nur mit zwei PCIe-Lanes angebunden;Gehäuse ist schwer zu öffnen;hohe Gehäusetemperaturen;Drosselung im Stresstest;Spulenfiepen & rauschende Lautsprecher...

May, 2019

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