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Lenovo ThinkPad T480

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad T480. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and keyboard. The battery and performance are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the screen.

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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 T480 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T480

 

Lenovo's ThinkPad T480 is the very definition of a workhorse business laptop, with a killer keyboard and a nifty hot-swappable battery. (Just spend the extra bucks for the bigger power pack.)

Swoon-worthy keyboard. Strong performance. Hot-swappable battery. Attractive 1080p touch screen.

A little heavier than rivals. Standard battery lacks stamina.

Bottom Line: Lenovo's ThinkPad T480 is the very definition of a workhorse business laptop, with a killer keyboard and a nifty hot-swappable battery. (Just spend the extra bucks for the bigger power pack.)

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T480

 

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

Epic battery life (with extended battery); Snappy keyboard; Good performance

Dull screen; Heavier than competitors

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Christian Hintze (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad T480 (i7-8550U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review

 

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...

Thunderbolt 3 ; webcam cover (ThinkShutter) ; WWAN-ready, SmartCard reader, fingerprint scanner, NFC, TPM, Computrace ; good keyboard (with a backlight) & good touchpad ; display is bright and contrasty ; strong CPU & GPU, hardly any loss of power ;...

display is too sensitive to pressure ; screen-bleeding ; poor color-space coverage ; fragile bottom cover (maintenance) ; throttling on battery power ; SSD is handicapped through a slow connection ; underside can get really hot

The Lenovo ThinkPad T480 does a lot right and has no real flaws.The display that is very sensitive to pressure as well as the slowed-down but still mighty fast SSD are the main points of criticism that we have for the ThinkPad T480. As a matter of...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T480 review: A powerful, efficient workhorse notebook with USB-C Thunderbolt 3

 

Our Lenovo ThinkPad T480 review takes a look at another of the company's workhorse notebook offerings. Read our full review to see how it performs!

Jul, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3287
Audio Decoders:Dolby Audio Premium
Audio system:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in subwoofer:N
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1 / 2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):24 / 48 / 57 / 96
Battery life (max):13.2 / 13.6 / 13.9 / 14.4 / 15.6 / 19.8 / 21.8 / 30.3 / 7.2
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 3+3 / 3+6

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
Infrared (IR) camera:Y

Certificates

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

Design

Colour name:Black
Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic), Magnesium / Glass fiber, Magnesium
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):400:1 / 700:1
Display brightness:220 / 250 / 300
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD / Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available / NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
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® 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:Belgian / English / German / Spanish / Swiss / UK English / US International
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 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:On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 16 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade note:Additional memory sold separately

Networking

3G:N / Y
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
SIM card support:N / Y
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
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 8265
WWAN:N / Y

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:DVD-RW DL
LightScribe:N
Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

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

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:Y
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4b
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N
SmartCard slot:Y
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
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
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
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
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 / 3.50 / 3.60 / 4 / 4.00 / 4.2 / 4.20
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.60 / 1.7 / 1.70 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 1.9 / 1.90 / 2.50 / 2.60
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7200U / i5-7300U / i5-8250U / i5-8350U / i7-8550U / i7-8650U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-7300 Mobile Series
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 / Y
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 / Y
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® Optane™ Memory Ready:Y
Intel® OS Guard: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
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967 / 124968 / 124969 / 95443 / 97472
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR340 / SR3L8 / SR3L9 / 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
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD,Power on,Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / N / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Operating System Language:English / German / Multilingual / Spanish

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC / MMC,SD,SDIO,SDXC
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
Intel® Optane™ Memory module capacity:16
Intel® Optane™ Memory module installed:Y
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 128 / 180 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / NVMe / NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / NVMe 3.0,PCI Express 3.0
SSD capacity:1000 / 128 / 180 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
SSD interface:M.2 / NVMe / NVMe 3.0,PCI Express
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:500
Total SSDs capacity:1000 / 256 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 128 / 180 / 256 / 500 / 512 / 516 / 628

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:226.8 / 232.5
Height :18.4 / 19.9
Weight:1.32 / 1.52 / 1.58 / 1.63 / 1.65 / 1.67
Width:331 / 336.6