Lenovo ThinkPad T480s 14″ Thin & Light Business Laptop

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The Lenovo ThinkPad T480s is a thin-and-light notebook from the PC maker’s T-series business-class lineup. The 2.9-pound ThinkPad T480s provides a 14-inch IPS wide viewing angle display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixel), WQHD (2560 x 1440 pixel), and touchscreen options, the 8th Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processor options (i5-8250U, i5-8350U, i7-8550U, and i7-8650U), a battery life of “up to 15.6 hours” using integrated 57 WHr battery, and a robust networking and connectivity feature set. The components are packed in a 0.7″ thin ruggedized chassis, making the T480s a highly portable travel companion.

Alongside the Intel Core CPUs with the Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics, the notebook offers optional Nvidia GeForce MX150 2GB dedicated video card, up to 24GB of system memory, and up to 1TB of solid state drive storage. Besides the optional touchscreen, for interaction with software you can use the notebook’s ergonomic keyboard with optional backlight, trackpad, and Lenovo’s recognizable TrackPoint navigation stick located in the middle of the keyboard.

Here you can find some model examples of the ThinkPad T480s and their prices (as of 11/5/2018) on Lenovo Store:

  • 20L7S1KW00: Full HD display, i5-8250U CPU, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, non-backlit keyboard, Windows 10 Home, Black, $951
  • 20L70028US: Full HD touch display, i7-8650U CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, backlit keyboard, Windows 10 Pro, Black $1,551
  • 20L7002BUS: WQHD display, i7-8650U CPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, backlit keyboard, Windows 10 Pro, Black $1,836

Lenovo’s T480s has stereo speakers, a 720p web camera, optional infra-red camera for face recognition, and a fingerprint reader. There are two USB 3.1 ports and two USB-C 3.1 ports with Thunderbolt I/O support on one of them and DisplayPort video out support on both. Furthermore, the laptop has an HDMI video output, a 4-in-1 microSD media card reader, a SmartCard reader, Wireless-AC Wi-Fi , Ethernet LAN port, Bluetooth, and optional 4G LTE mobile broadband connection.

The laptop comes with Windows 10 Pro or Home.

Specifications of the Lenovo ThinkPad T480s

Here's the specs sheet of the Lenovo ThinkPad T480s. For comparison against other laptops, use the "Compare Specs" button.

Brand Lenovo
Laptop type Standard non-convertible laptop

Business laptop
Screen size 14-inch
Screen resolution 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 8GB (for comfortable multi-tasking)

12GB (for very comfortable multi-tasking)

16GB (for heavy multi-tasking)

24GB (for heavy multi-tasking and pro use)
Data storage 128GB SSD (small but usable capacity)

256GB SSD (decent capacity)

512GB SSD (very good capacity)

1000GB (1TB) SSD (excellent capacity)
DVD optical drive None
Keyboard, input Backlit keyboard without dedicated number pad

Non-backlit keyboard with number pad

Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface

Pointing stick

Speakers and audio Stereo speakers

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
Camera Front-facing web camera
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 MicroSD card reader
Other features 4G LTE mobile broadband connectivity (optional)

Fingerprint reader

Intel vPro system management technology (optional)

SmartCard reader

Spill-resistant keyboard

Thunderbolt 3.0 peripheral connectivity technology
Battery 57 WHr capacity

"Up to 15.6 hours" of battery life
Weight 2.9 pounds
Height 0.7"
Width 13"
Depth 8.9"
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 7, 2018

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