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.

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

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Brand

Lenovo

Laptop Type

Traditional laptop
Business-class

Screen Size

14-inch

Screen Resolution

1920×1080 pixels (Full HD)
2560×1440 pixels (QHD / WQHD)

Touchscreen

Optional

Other Display Specs

Anti-glare coating
IPS display tech (wide viewing angles)

Processor (CPU)

Intel Core i5-8250U 8th Gen "Kaby Lake R" quad-core 1.6-3.4GHz 6MB cache (~7,600 PassMark benchmark points)
Intel Core i5-8350U 8th Gen "Kaby Lake R" quad-core 1.7-3.6GHz 6MB cache (~8,600 PassMark benchmark points)
Intel Core i7-8550U 8th Gen "Kaby Lake R" quad-core 1.8-4GHz 8MB cache (~7,900 PassMark benchmark points)
Intel Core i7-8650U 8th Gen "Kaby Lake R" quad-core 1.9-4.2GHz 8MB cache (~8,300 PassMark benchmark points)

Graphics (GPU)

Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics
Nvidia GeForce MX150 2GB dedicated video card

System Memory (RAM)

8GB
12GB
16GB
24GB

Storage

128GB SSD
256GB SSD
512GB SSD
1000GB (1TB) SSD

DVD Optical Drive

None

Input

Non-backlit keyboard with numeric pad
Backlit keyboard without numeric pad
Multi-touch trackpad with integrated buttons
Pointing stick
Touchscreen

Speakers and Audio

Stereo speakers
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack

Camera

Front

Wi-Fi

802.11AC

Bluetooth

Yes

Ethernet LAN

Yes

USB

2 x USB 3.1
2 x USB-C

Video Ports

1 x HDMI
Video out via USB-C

Media Card Reader

Yes (MicroSD)

Other Features

3G / 4G LTE mobile broadband (optional)
Fingerprint reader
Intel vPro system management technology (optional)
SmartCard reader
Spill-resistant keyboard
Thunderbolt 3.0 technology

Battery

"Up to 15.6 hours" of battery life
57 WHr

Weight

2.9 pounds

Height

0.7"

Width

13"

Depth

8.9"

Windows Version

Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro

Warranty

1-Year

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Written by on March 7, 2018

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  1. Danijel Z

    Danijel Z

    As usual, a great review by MobileTechReview:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvWq9fS4eCU

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