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Lenovo ThinkPad L480

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad L480. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the keyboard. The durability is also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed comments about the battery. There are some critical opinions about the price and portability.

durability, keyboard

sound, screen, portability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad L480 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad L480 review: This basic business notebook falls a little short

 

Lenovo's ThinkPad L480 has the great keyboard and quality build of this classic business brand, but its lower price includes compromises in display quality and performance.

Excellent ThinkPad keyboard ; A wide variety of port options ; Durable construction

Review model lacked a touchscreen ; Audio was muddier than it should be ; Battery life is on the low end

Lenovo’s L480 offers basic competency for business users, and there’s nothing intrinsically wrong with that. But the trade-offs the Lenovo made are tough ones. The screen is mediocre, even before you factor in the lack of touch—and the heavy premium...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad L480

 

Though the Lenovo ThinkPad L480 is functional as a business laptop, there's virtually nothing remarkable about it to set it above its competition.

Decent battery life; Well-designed keyboard

Subpar display; Bad audio; Mediocre value

Jul, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Audio
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in subwoofer:N
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):45
Battery life (max):12.2
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Quick Charge:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:N
Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

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

Design

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

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Display brightness:250
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
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):1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Windows keys:Y

Memory

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

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac
WWAN:N

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N
Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Docking connector:Y
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4b
SmartCard slot:Y
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.40
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor frequency:1.60
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-8250U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:8
Stepping: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
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 Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI: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® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:124967
Processor code:SR3LA
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

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

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
SSD capacity:256
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:235
Height :22.5
Weight:1.68
Width:335