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Lenovo ThinkPad E480

Lenovo ThinkPad E480
alaScore 93

19 reviews

Mar, 2019

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad E480. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The keyboard also gets good feedback.

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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 E480 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew Elliott (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad E480

 

Lenovo's 14-inch ThinkPad E480 packs some extra weight and can run noisy, but it delivers a durable metal chassis and competitive performance for a mainstream laptop.

Aluminum chassis. Competitive performance, thanks to eighth-generation Intel Core i5 chip. Respectable battery life. Comfortable keyboard.

Big and heavy for a 14-inch laptop. Cooling fan frequently engages. No support for Thunderbolt 3.

Bottom Line: Lenovo's 14-inch ThinkPad E480 packs some extra weight and can run noisy, but it delivers a durable metal chassis and competitive performance for a mainstream laptop.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Sebastian Bade (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad E480 (i5-8250U, UHD 620, SSD) Laptop Review

 

Unpretentious workhorse! Having recently reviewed the 2018 ThinkPad equipped with a Radeon RX 550 GPU, we now have the entry-level SKU in our lab. We are particularly interested in temperatures, which were the E480's most pronounced and prominent weak...

stylish and robust case ; excellent keyboard ; decent touchpad, very good trackpoint ; matte IPS panel with decent contrast ratio ; fast processor ; decent battery life ; low power consumption ; pleasantly quiet

slow PCIe NVMe SSD (write) ; MicroSD instead of SD card reader ; 12 month warranty ; just 4 GB of RAM

The Lenovo ThinkPad E480 is an affordable office notebook with powerful hardware. Its Intel Core i5-8250U processor is a powerful yet energy-efficient CPU leading to a better than average power consumption that battery life most certainly benefits...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (notebookcheck.net)

ThinkPad E480 (i5-8250U, RX 550) Laptop Review

 

Too hot stuff. The first 2018 ThinkPad is a real price-performance winner - a potential bestseller for Lenovo. Find out in our comprehensive review why the notebook is not recommendable in this configuration. Update BIOS 1.14: Massively reduced GPU...

Stylish & stable case ; Excellent keyboard ; Good touchpad, very good TrackPoint ; Matte IPS panel with good contrast values ; USB C with DP, PD & USB 3.1 Gen 2 ; Expandability: two RAM slots, M. 2 SSD + 2.5" HDD possible

Case warms up to dangerous 70 °C (158 °F) in the stress test ; Very slow PCIe-NVMe SSD ; Fan often runs with high frequency. Even in idle mode ; MicroSD instead of SD card reader ; Mediocre battery life ; GPU power reduction in battery operation ; Only...

The ThinkPad E480 is a tempting notebook with powerful components for an affordable price. However, one should not be blinded by a data sheet or theory: At the end of the day, performance in practice still counts. Hands off: If you do not want to burn...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Vignesh Giridharan (digit.in)

Lenovo ThinkPad E480 Review

 

Lenovo has finally equipped the ThinkPad E series with some serious edge. Read on to learn how.

Subtle yet solid body design ; Already great keyboard now backlit ; Charging via USB Type-C port

Grainy and dull HD Display ; Lacklustre hard drive performance ; Lifting it is a mini-workout

The Lenovo ThinkPad E480 not only continues to wear the E series badge with pride but also returns to its roots by displaying some traditional ThinkPad traits. This new model is definitely a job well done.

Sep, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Conexant CX11852
Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in subwoofer:N
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2
Speaker power:1.5
Speakers manufacturer:Conexant

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):45
Battery life (max):13 / 13.5 / 13.51
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3
Quick Charge:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:N
Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:Mil-Spec / MIL-STD-810G
Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance:Y

Design

Colour name:Black / Silver
Colour of product:Black / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), Polycarbonate / Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS),Polycarbonate / Aluminium
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black / Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):400:1
Display brightness:220 / 250
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touchscreen:N / Y

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon RX 550 / Not available
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1080
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel UHD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 620 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:N / Y
Keyboard language:English / German / Swiss
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
ScreenPad touch technology:Multi-touch
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Antenna type:1x1 / 2X2
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
SIM card support:N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
WWAN:N

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N
Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
AC adapters quantity:1
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack / USB Type-C
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4b
Microphone in:N
Number of USB ports with PowerShare support:1
PowerShare:Y
SmartCard slot:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):1
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.10 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 4 / 4.00
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.60 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 2.2 / 2.50 / 2.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i3-7130U / i3-8130U / i5-7200U / i5-8250U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:H0 / Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967 / 124977 / 137977 / 95443
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR3LA
Processor package size:42 x 24 / 42 x 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N / Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD,Power on,Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Bundled software:Lenovo CompanionPC Manager
Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / N / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Operating System Language:English / German
Trial software:McAfee Live Safe / McAfee Live Safe, Microsoft Office / McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:1000 / 500
HDD interface:SATA III
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 128
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
SSD capacity:128 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:NVMe,PCI Express
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:1000 / 500
Total SSDs capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 128 / 256 / 500 / 512 / 628

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:242
Height :19.9 / 21.9
Weight:1.75 / 1.78
Width:329