Lenovo ThinkPad T480 14″ Business-Class Notebook

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The Lenovo ThinkPad T480 is a business-use 14-inch Windows notebook with military-grade rugged chassis. There are multiple display choices: entry-level HD panel, sharper Full HD display with IPS wide viewing angles and optional touch input, and a very crisp QHD IPS screen. Inside, this durable laptop packs the 8th Generation Intel Core processors (i5-8250U, i5-8350U, i7-8550U, or i7-8650U), up to 32GB of RAM, up to 1 Terabyte of solid state drive storage or a mechanical 500GB hard drive. You can bump up graphics performance with optional Nvidia GeForce MX150 2GB video card.

Here are some T480 configuration examples available on Lenovo Store:

  • 20L5S1RY00: HD display, i5-7200U CPU, Intel HD graphics, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD, non-backlit keyboard, Windows 10 Home, $649
  • 20L5S1S100: HD display, i5-7200U CPU, Intel HD graphics, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, non-backlit keyboard, Windows 10 Home, $779
  • 20L5S1S000: Full HD display, i5-8250U CPU, Intel UHD graphics, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, backlit keyboard, Windows 10 Home, $799
  • 20L5001GUS: Full HD display, i5-8250U CPU, Intel UHD graphics, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, backlit keyboard, Windows 10 Pro, $1,019
  • 20L5001FUS: WQHD display, i7-8650U CPU, Intel UHD graphics, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, backlit keyboard, IR face recognition camera, Windows 10 Pro, $1,784

The T480, as same as its larger T580 15.6″ sibling, stands out with its dual battery system with one fixed battery sealed inside the chassis and one removable battery. With the highest capacity removable unit the T480 can achieve a battery life of “up to 30.3 hours”.

Backlight on the laptop’s ergonomic keyboard is optional, as same as fingerprint reader and Windows Hello face recognition log-in feature. The keyboard is accompanied by a multi-touch trackpad, and Lenovo’s recognizable TrackPoint pointing device.

Specifications of the Lenovo ThinkPad T480

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Brand Lenovo
Laptop type Standard non-convertible laptop

Business laptop
Screen size 14-inch
Screen resolution 1366x768 pixels HD (entry-level sharpness)

1920x1080 pixels Full HD (very good sharpness)

2560x1440 pixels (high sharpness)
Touchscreen Yes (optional)
Other display specs IPS display tech (wide viewing angles)

Anti-glare coating
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-8250U 8th Gen (enables smooth everyday computing)

Intel Core i5-8350U 8th Gen (enables smooth everyday computing)

Intel Core i7-8550U 8th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling effortless daily computing)

Intel Core i7-8650U 8th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling effortless daily computing)
Graphics (GPU) Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics of 8th Gen Core i3, i5, i7 (for light gaming)

Nvidia GeForce MX150 2GB dedicated video card (for light gaming, but with improved smoothness)
System memory (RAM) size 4GB (for light multi-tasking)

8GB (for comfortable multi-tasking)

16GB (for heavy multi-tasking)

32GB (for ultimate multi-tasking and pro use)
Data storage 128GB SSD (small but usable capacity)

256GB SSD (decent capacity)

500GB HDD (very good capacity, but slow type of storage)

512GB SSD (very good capacity)

1000GB (1TB) SSD (excellent capacity)
DVD optical drive None
Keyboard, input Backlit keyboard with dedicated number pad

Non-backlit keyboard with number pad

Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface

Pointing stick

Touchscreen
Speakers and audio Stereo speakers

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
Camera Front-facing web camera

HD 720p (standard laptop webcam resolution)

Face-recognition camera (supports Windows Hello log-ins) (optional)
Wi-Fi wireless 802.11AC
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet network port Yes
USB ports 2 x USB 3.1 (standard full-size USB ports)

2 x USB-C (compact type of USB port)
Video ports 1 x HDMI

Video out via USB-C
Media card reader SD card reader
Other features 4G LTE mobile broadband connectivity (optional)

Fingerprint reader (optional)

Intel vPro system management technology (optional)

SmartCard reader (optional)

Spill-resistant keyboard

Thunderbolt 3.0 peripheral connectivity technology
Battery Battery life of "up to 30.3 hours" with the highest capacity configuration

Built-in 24 WHr battery plus rear 24 WHr battery (optional 48 WHr and 72 WHr rear batteries)

Power Bridge technology
Weight 3.6 pounds
Height 0.8"
Width 13.3"
Depth 9.2"
Windows version Windows 10 Home (standard Windows version)

Windows 10 Pro (Windows with added business-oriented features)
Warranty 1-year

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Published on March 15, 2018

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