ThinkPad T495 vs ThinkPad t480

Today we will compare ThinkPad T495 and ThinkPad t480 in this post.


ThinkPad T495ThinkPad T480
(14″) Laptop(14″) Laptop

Key Features

ThinkPad T495ThinkPad T480
Equipped with AMD Ryzen CPU and Vega GPU14” laptop, robust yet light enough to accompany you anywhere
Built to work longer, faster, and more efficientlyBoasting with the latest power-packed processors
Optional WWAN connectivity will keep you online without a WiFi signal.Ample storage and memory
Battery lasts all day and recharges in less time than a standard layoverAll-day battery life and fast charging
An optional backlit keyboard and an array of ports
Enhanced security features to safeguard your work
Tested and built for durability and reliability

Technical Specifications

ModelThinkPad T495ThinkPad T480
Up to AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 3700U Processor (2.30GHz, up to 4.0GHz Max Boost, 4 Cores, 4MB Cache)8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8250U Processor (1.60 GHz, up to 3.40 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 6 MB Cache)
7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7300U Processor with vPro™ (2.60 GHz, up to 3.50 GHz with Turbo Boost, 2 Cores, 4 Threads, 3 MB Cache)
Operating System
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro – Lenovo recommends Windows 10 Pro for businessWindows 10 Pro
14.0″ HD (1366 x 768) anti-glare, 220 nits14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits
14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits
14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, touchscreen, anti-glare, 300 nits
Up to 32 GB DDR4 2400MHz8 GB DDR4 2400MHz
Up to 14.9 hours*, 50WhUp to 14.4 hours* (48Wh)
Rapid-charging technology available with 65W AC
Up to 1 TB PCIe SSDUp to 512 GB PCIe SSD
Integrated Radeon™ Vega 8 GraphicsWindows 10 ProIntegrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620
Integrated Radeon™ Vega 10 GraphicsIntegrated Intel® HD Graphics 620
Dolby Audio Premium™
Dual-array microphones
13.03″ x 8.94″ x 0.7″ / 331 x 227 x 17.9 (mm)13.25″ x 9.15″ x .78″ / 336.6 x 232.5 x 19.95 (mm)
Starting at 3.4 lbs (1.54 kg)3.6 lbs (1.63 kg)
720p HD camera with microphoneStandard: 720p HD camera with ThinkShutter and microphone
IR & 720p HD camera with microphoneOptional: IR camera with microphone – required for facial recognition. ThinkShutter is not available on configurations with the IR Camera.
Spill resistant
English (Optional backlit)
Spanish (Optional backlit)
WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE CAT9 (optional)Intel® 8265 802.11AC (2 x 2) + Bluetooth® 4.1 with vPro™
WLAN: Intel® 9260 802.11 AC (2 x 2)Intel® 8265 802.11AC (2 x 2) + Bluetooth® 4.1
Bluetooth® 5.0
USB 3.1 (Gen 1) (Always on)2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** (one Always On)
USB 3.1 (Gen 2)**1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
2 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)**1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
MicroSD card readerHeadphone and microphone combo jack
HDMI 2.04-in-1 SD card reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC)
Smart card reader (Optional)RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
Headphone / mic comboOptional Smart card reader
dTPM 2.0Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication
ThinkShutterMatch-on-chip touch fingerprint reader (optional)
Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint reader (Optional)IR camera (optional) for facial recognition
IR camera for Windows Hello (Optional)ThinkShutter (only with 720p HD camera)
dTPM 2.0
Kensington® lock slot
What’s in the box
ThinkPad T495
65W AC Adapter
3 Cell Li-Ion, 50Wh Internal battery
Quick start guide

Expert Review

ThinkPad T495

The only real downside is the lack of Thunderbolt 3 and a slightly reduced overall CPU performance. Unfortunately, the latter seems to be an artificial restriction imposed by the manufacturer, especially considering that the Intel-equipped T490 is allowed to consume more energy. Nevertheless, the T495’s quad-core remains powerful and fast enough, especially for an office laptop.

Lenovo ThinkPad T495 is a good business laptop. Sturdy, with decent battery. Stylish and discreet. Collected and functional. Some features rival even the ultra-class models… although you have to pay extra for them.

ThinkPad t480

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

Though it falters in the realm of display color quality and a few other sparse categories, Lenovo’s venerable ThinkPad T480 remains a top competitor within the business market. It is a product of years of refinement and careful revision, rivaled only by a handful of truly top-notch machines.