ThinkPad T590 vs ThinkPad E590

Today we will compare ThinkPad T590s and ThinkPad E590 in this post.

Overview

ThinkPad T590sThinkPad E590
14″ Laptop(15″) Laptop

Key Features

ThinkPad T590ThinkPad E590
Lightweight portability and heavyweight performanceA sleek design, durable construction, and high performance
Redesigned narrower bezel yields a sleek and modern designPerfect choice for professionals who take technology seriously
An amazing 14” FHD displaySmall business laptop boasts powerful Intel® CPUs, dual storage drive options
Enhanced security and privacy featuresRobust security features to keep your data safe
Up to 20 hours of battery life, and an aluminum cover for the Silver option
Just might be our best T-Series business laptop ever

Technical Specifications

ModelThinkPad T590ThinkPad E590
Processor
Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8665U with vPro™ (1.90 GHz, up to 4.80 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8265U Processor (1.60GHz, up to 3.90GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 cores, 6MB Cache)
Operating System
Windows 10 ProWindows 10 Pro
Display
14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits15.6” 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, anti-glare, low power, 400 nits
14.0″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS, glossy, Dolby Vision™ HDR, 500 nits
Memory
Up to 16 GB DDR4 2400MHz (Soldered)8 GB DDR4 2400MHz
Battery
Up to 20 hours* 57Wh,Up to 11 hours on a 45Whr battery* with Rapid Charge technology
Rapid Charge technology available with 65W AC
Storage
Up to 1 TB PCIe SSD256 GB PCIe SSD
Graphics
Integrated Intel® UHD GraphicsIntegrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620
Audio
Dolby Audio™ PremiumDolby® Audio™
Dual far-field microphonesSkype-certified dual-array mic
2 x 1.5W stereo speakers
Dimensions
12.95” x 8.90” x 0.63” / 328.8 x 226.15 x 16.7 (mm)369mm x 252.5mm x 19.9mm / 14.52” x 9.94” x 0.78”
Weight
Starting at 2.98 lbs (1.35 kg)Starting at 4.68 lbs (2.12 kg)
Camera
720p HD with ThinkShutter privacy cover720p HD
Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) with ThinkShutter
Keyboard
Spill resistantSpill resistant
Bottom-load backlight with white LED lighting (Optional)English (Optional backlit)
Color
BlackBlack
Silver
Connectivity
WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A Cat9 (Optional)Intel® 9260 802.11AC (2 x 2)
WLAN: Intel® 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0Bluetooth® 5.0
WLAN: Intel® 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2) with vPro™ & Bluetooth® 5.0
Ports/Slots
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** (one Always On)1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)2 x USB 3.1**
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)1 x USB 2.0
Combo MicroSD card reader / Micro-Sim slotHDMI 1.4b
Smart card reader (Optional)RJ45
Headphone / mic comboMicroSD card reader
HDMI 1.4Headphone / mic combo
RJ45 Gigabit via Ethernet Extension Adapter (Optional)
Security
Fast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilitiesdTPM 2.0
dTPM 2.0Optional: Match-on-Host fingerprint reader with Windows Hello
Optional: Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint readerKensington® lock slot
ThinkShutter
Optional: PrivacyGuard
Optional: PrivacyAlert (requires PrivacyGuard)
Kensington lock slot
Supported Docking
ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2
ThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra Dock
What’s in the box
ThinkPad T490sThinkPad E590
65W AC Adapter (required for rapid charging)65watt AC adapter
Quick Start GuideQuick start guide
3 Cell 57Whr Li-Ion internal battery

Expert Review

ThinkPad T590

If you’re not working mainly with an external screen and would like to enjoy the best possible image quality, you should definitely resort to the upgrade. Apart from the minimally grainy image on white surfaces, we can hardly criticize anything about the screen. However, why Lenovo doesn’t provide a profile for working in the smaller sRGB color space still remains a mystery.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T590 has an IPS panel with a Full HD resolution, comfortable viewing angles and good contrast ratio. Its backlight doesn’t flicker, however, the panel has a very narrow color coverage and not too high maximum brightness. read more

ThinkPad T590 vs P53s

In this post we will compare ThinkPad T590 vs P53s

Overview

ThinkPad T590sThinkPad P53s
(14″) Laptop(15”) Mobile Workstation

Key Features

ThinkPad T590ThinkPad P53s
Lightweight portability and heavyweight performancePowerful Intel® processing and NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics
Redesigned narrower bezel yields a sleek and modern design15.6″ mobile workstation
An amazing 14” FHD displayWeighing just 3.87lb / 1.75kg, provides on the go power
Enhanced security and privacy featuresEpic battery life
Up to 20 hours of battery life, and an aluminum cover for the Silver optionOptional 4K UHD display with Dolby Vision™ HDR
Just might be our best T-Series business laptop everGreat for students, engineers, finance professionals, and designers

Technical Specifications

ModelThinkPad T590ThinkPad P53s
Processor
Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8665U with vPro™ (1.90 GHz, up to 4.80 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8665U with vPro™ (1.90GHz, up to 4.80GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8MB Cache)
Operating SystemThinkPad T590ThinkPad P53s
Windows 10 ProWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro – Lenovo recommends Windows 10 Pro for business
DisplayThinkPad T590ThinkPad P53s
14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits, 45% NTSC color gamut
14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 250 nits, 45% NTSC color gamut
14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, low power, 400 nits15.6″ UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS, anti-glare with Dolby Vision™ HDR, 500 nits, 100% Adobe color gamut
14.0″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS, glossy, Dolby Vision™ HDR, 500 nits
MemoryThinkPad T590ThinkPad P53s
Up to 16 GB DDR4 2400MHz (Soldered)Up to 48GB DDR4 2400MHz
BatteryThinkPad T590ThinkPad P53s
Up to 20 hours* 57Wh,Up to 15 hours* on 57Wh, includes Rapid Charge technology**
Rapid Charge technology available with 65W ACUp to 11 hours on a single one-hour charge
StorageThinkPad T590ThinkPad P53s
Up to 1 TB PCIe SSDUp to 2TB SSD PCIe-NVMe
256GB SSD SATA
GraphicsThinkPad T590ThinkPad P53s
Integrated Intel® UHD GraphicsNVIDIA® Quadro® P520 2GB
AudioThinkPad T590ThinkPad P53s
Dolby Audio™ PremiumStereo speakers with Dolby Audio®
Dual far-field microphones
DimensionsThinkPad T590ThinkPad P53s
12.95” x 8.90” x 0.63” / 328.8 x 226.15 x 16.7 (mm)14.4” x 9.76” x 0.75” / 365.8 x 248 x 19.1 (mm)
WeightThinkPad T590ThinkPad P53s
Starting at 2.98 lbs (1.35 kg)Starting at 3.87 lbs (1.75 kg)
CameraThinkPad T590ThinkPad P53s
720p HD with ThinkShutter privacy cover720p HD camera with ThinkShutter privacy cover
Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) with ThinkShutterOptional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) with ThinkShutter
KeyboardThinkPad T590ThinkPad P53s
Spill resistantSpill resistant
Bottom-load backlight with white LED lighting (Optional)Precision Keyboard with numeric pad
Backlit with white LED lighting
ColorThinkPad T590ThinkPad P53s
Black
Silver
ConnectivityThinkPad T590ThinkPad P53s
WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A Cat9 (Optional)WLAN: Intel® 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0
WLAN: Intel® 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0WLAN: Intel® 9560 vPro™ 802.11 AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0
WLAN: Intel® 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2) with vPro™ & Bluetooth® 5.0NFC (Optional)
WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL LTE-A CAT9 (Optional)
Ports/SlotsThinkPad T590ThinkPad P53s
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** (one Always On)2 x USB-A 3.1 Gen 1** (1 always on)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt™ 3 (DisplayPort, Data transfer)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (DisplayPort, Data transfer)
Combo MicroSD card reader / Micro-Sim slotHDMI 1.4b
Smart card reader (Optional)MicroSD card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)
Headphone / mic comboHeadphone / mic combo
HDMI 1.4Optional Smart card reader
RJ45 Gigabit via Ethernet Extension Adapter (Optional)RJ45 Ethernet
Docking connector
SecurityThinkPad T590ThinkPad P53s
Fast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilitiesDiscrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) 2.0
dTPM 2.0Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilities
Optional: Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint readerOptional IR camera (for login with Windows Hello)
ThinkShutterOptional Match-on-chip fingerprint reader
Optional: PrivacyGuardThinkShutter
Optional: PrivacyAlert (requires PrivacyGuard)Kensington lock slot
Kensington lock slotOptional Smart card reader
Supported DockingThinkPad T590ThinkPad P53s
ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2
ThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra Dock
What’s in the boxThinkPad T590ThinkPad P53s
ThinkPad T490sThinkPad P53s
65W AC Adapter (required for rapid charging)65w AC adapter
Quick Start Guide3 Cell 57Wh internal battery
3 Cell 57Whr Li-Ion internal batteryQuick start guide

Expert Review

ThinkPad T590

With the optional 4K display, the ThinkPad T590 finally gets a high-quality display, which is also matte. However, the increased energy demand has a massive impact on battery life.

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ThinkPad P53s

Lenovo ThinkPad P53s’ display has a Full HD IPS panel with comfortable viewing angles, good contrast ratio and backlight that doesn’t flicker. On the downside, it covers quite a modest part of sRGB (52%).

laptopmedia.com

The ThinkPad P53s is a cheap alternative for users who are looking for a specialized GPU but don’t require a high-end configuration. read more

ThinkPad T490s vs T590

Today we will compare ThinkPad T490s and ThinkPad T590 in this post.

Overview

ThinkPad T490sThinkPad T590
14″ Laptop(15″) Laptop
Starting at:$799.00

Key Features

ThinkPad T490sThinkPad T590
Lightweight portability and heavyweight performance15.6” FHD display, starting weight of 3.87 lbs / 1.75 kg
Redesigned narrower bezel yields a sleek and modern designA great mobile workhorse
An amazing 14” FHD displayDual far-field noise-cancelling microphones
Enhanced security and privacy featuresKeyboard with number keypad
Up to 20 hours of battery life, and an aluminum cover for the Silver optionGreat security features
Just might be our best T-Series business laptop everLong battery life, and the availability of global LTE-A connectivity

Technical Specifications

ModelThinkPad T490sThinkPad T590
Processor
Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8665U with vPro™ (1.90 GHz, up to 4.80 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8365U Processor with vPro™ (1.60 GHz, up to 4.10 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 6 MB Cache)
Operating SystemThinkPad T490sThinkPad T590
Windows 10 ProWindows 10 Pro
DisplayThinkPad T490sThinkPad T590
14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits15.6″ 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, anti-glare, low power, 400 nits
14.0″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS, glossy, Dolby Vision™ HDR, 500 nits
MemoryThinkPad T490sThinkPad T590
Up to 16 GB DDR4 2400MHz (Soldered)8 GB DDR4 2400MHz
BatteryThinkPad T490sThinkPad T590
Up to 20 hours* 57Wh,Up to 14.98 hours* 57Wh
Rapid Charge technology available with 65W ACRapid Charge technology available with 65W AC
StorageThinkPad T490sThinkPad T590
Up to 1 TB PCIe SSD256 GB PCIe SSD
GraphicsThinkPad T490sThinkPad T590
Integrated Intel® UHD GraphicsIntegrated Intel® UHD Graphics
AudioThinkPad T490sThinkPad T590
Dolby Audio™ PremiumDolby Audio™ Premium
Dual far-field microphonesDual far-field microphones
DimensionsThinkPad T490sThinkPad T590
12.95” x 8.90” x 0.63” / 328.8 x 226.15 x 16.7 (mm)14.4″ x 9.76″ x 0.75″ / 365.8 x 248 x 19.1 (mm)
WeightThinkPad T490sThinkPad T590
Starting at 2.98 lbs (1.35 kg)Starting at 3.87 lbs (1.75 kg)
CameraThinkPad T490sThinkPad T590
720p HD with ThinkShutter privacy coverHD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy cover
Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) with ThinkShutterOptional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) with ThinkShutter
KeyboardThinkPad T490sThinkPad T590
Spill resistantSpill resistant
Bottom-load backlight with white LED lighting (Optional)Bottom-load backlight with white LED lighting (Optional)
ColorThinkPad T490sThinkPad T590
BlackBlack
Silver
ConnectivityThinkPad T490sThinkPad T590
WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A Cat9 (Optional)WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A Cat9 (Optional)
WLAN: Intel® 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0WLAN: Intel® 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2) with vPro™ & Bluetooth® 5.0
WLAN: Intel® 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2) with vPro™ & Bluetooth® 5.0WLAN: Intel® 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0
Ports/SlotsThinkPad T490sThinkPad T590
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** (one Always On)2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** (one Always On)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
Combo MicroSD card reader / Micro-Sim slotHDMI 1.4
Smart card reader (Optional)Headphone and microphone combo jack
Headphone / mic comboMicroSD card reader
HDMI 1.4RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
RJ45 Gigabit via Ethernet Extension Adapter (Optional)Optional Smartcard reader
SecurityThinkPad T490sThinkPad T590
Fast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilitiesFast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilities
dTPM 2.0dTPM 2.0
Optional: Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint readerOptional: Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint reader
ThinkShutterThinkShutter, webcam privacy cover
Optional: PrivacyGuardKensington lock slot
Optional: PrivacyAlert (requires PrivacyGuard)
Kensington lock slot
Supported DockingThinkPad T490sThinkPad T590
ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2
ThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra DockThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra Dock
What’s in the boxThinkPad T490sThinkPad T590
ThinkPad T490sThinkPad T590
65W AC Adapter (required for rapid charging)65W AC Adapter (required for rapid charging)
Quick Start GuideQuick Start Guide
3 Cell 57Whr Li-Ion internal batteryQuick Start Guide

Expert Review

ThinkPad T490s

The Lenovo ThinkPad T490s means business. Look beyond the defiantly anachronistic stylings and you’ll find a solid, reliable machine with security features beyond those of most other consumer-grade devices.

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Lenovo doesn’t tinker with the basic design and usability of its ThinkPad laptops very much. So the keyboard here is as good as ever, being responsive and effortless to work with. Build quality and portability are attractions too, while long battery life and rapid charge support are real deal-makers. read more

ThinkPad T490S vs T495S

Today we will compare ThinkPad T490s and ThinkPad T495s in this post.

Overview

ThinkPad T490sThinkPad T495s
14″ Laptop(14″) Laptop
Starting at:$1,115.40

Key Features

ThinkPad T490sThinkPad T495s
Lightweight portability and heavyweight performance2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Pro CPU
Redesigned narrower bezel yields a sleek and modern designRadeon™ Vega Graphics
An amazing 14” FHD displayLightweight and portable
Enhanced security and privacy featuresSlim bezel display
Up to 20 hours of battery life, and an aluminum cover for the Silver optionAll-day battery life
Just might be our best T-Series business laptop everTop-notch security features
Optional WWAN connectivity

Technical Specifications

ModelThinkPad T490sThinkPad T495s
Processor
Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8665U with vPro™ (1.90 GHz, up to 4.80 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)AMD® Ryzen™ 5 Pro 3500U Processor (2.10 GHz, up to 3.70 GHz Max Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 4 MB Cache)
AMD® Ryzen™ 7 Pro 3700U Processor (2.30 GHz, up to 4.0 GHz Max Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 4 MB Cache)
Operating SystemThinkPad T490sThinkPad T495s
Windows 10 ProWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro – Lenovo recommends Windows 10 Pro for business
DisplayThinkPad T490sThinkPad T495s
14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits
14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, touchscreen, anti-glare, 300 nits
14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, low power, 400 nits14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, Low Power, anti-glare, 400 nits
14.0″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS, glossy, Dolby Vision™ HDR, 500 nits14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, PrivacyGuard, anti-glare, 400 nits
MemoryThinkPad T490sThinkPad T495s
Up to 16 GB DDR4 2400MHz (Soldered)Up to 16 GB DDR4 2400MHz
BatteryThinkPad T490sThinkPad T495s
Up to 20 hours* 57Wh,Up to 14 hours*, 57Wh
Rapid Charge technology available with 65W ACRapid-charging technology available with 65W AC
StorageThinkPad T490sThinkPad T495s
Up to 1 TB PCIe SSDUp to 1 TB PCIe SSD
GraphicsThinkPad T490sThinkPad T495s
Integrated Intel® UHD GraphicsIntegrated AMD Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics
Integrated AMD Radeon™ Vega 8 GraphicsIntegrated AMD Radeon™ Vega 10 Graphics
AudioThinkPad T490sThinkPad T495s
Dolby Audio™ Premium
Dual far-field microphones
DimensionsThinkPad T490sThinkPad T495s
12.95” x 8.90” x 0.63” / 328.8 x 226.15 x 16.7 (mm)12.95″ x 8.9″ x 0.6″ / 329 x 225.8 x 16.1 (mm)
WeightThinkPad T490sThinkPad T495s
Starting at 2.98 lbs (1.35 kg)Starting at 2.81 lbs (1.27 kg)
CameraThinkPad T490sThinkPad T495s
720p HD with ThinkShutter privacy cover720p HD camera with microphone
Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) with ThinkShutterIR & 720p HD camera with microphone
KeyboardThinkPad T490sThinkPad T495s
Spill resistant
Bottom-load backlight with white LED lighting (Optional)
ColorThinkPad T490sThinkPad T495s
Black
Silver
ConnectivityThinkPad T490sThinkPad T495s
WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A Cat9 (Optional)WLAN: Intel® 9260 802.11 AC (2 x 2)
WLAN: Intel® 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0Bluetooth® 5.0
WLAN: Intel® 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2) with vPro™ & Bluetooth® 5.0WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE CAT9 (optional)
Ports/SlotsThinkPad T490sThinkPad T495s
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** (one Always On)Smart card reader (Optional)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Always on)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)USB 3.1** Gen 2
Combo MicroSD card reader / Micro-Sim slot2 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort)
Smart card reader (Optional)HDMI 2.0
Headphone / mic comboHeadphone / mic combo
HDMI 1.4Kensington® lock slot
RJ45 Gigabit via Ethernet Extension Adapter (Optional)
SecurityThinkPad T490sThinkPad T495s
Fast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilitiesdTPM 2.0
dTPM 2.0ThinkShutter
Optional: Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint readerMatch-on-Chip touch fingerprint reader
ThinkShutterOptional PrivacyGuard
Optional: PrivacyGuardOptional IR camera for Windows Hello
Optional: PrivacyAlert (requires PrivacyGuard)
Kensington lock slot
Supported DockingThinkPad T490sThinkPad T495s
ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2
ThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra Dock
What’s in the boxThinkPad T490sThinkPad T495s
ThinkPad T490sThinkPad T495s
65W AC Adapter (required for rapid charging)65W AC Adapter
Quick Start GuideInternal battery
3 Cell 57Whr Li-Ion internal batteryQuick start guide

Expert Review

ThinkPad T490s

The ThinkPad T490s is a perfect laptop for businesses or anyone who wants a bright screen while working exclusively on spreadsheets or other office software. It ultimately lacks the power, performance or audio for much else.

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The T490s is a beautiful laptop that’s thinner and lighter than the T490, but for the price of the higher-end models, you might have a hard time choosing between it and the X1 Carbon, especially if you want maximum portability. read more

ThinkPad T590 vs ThinkPad E15 (Intel)

Today we will compare ThinkPad T590s and ThinkPad E15 (Intel) in this post.

Overview

Key Features

ThinkPad T590sThinkPad E15 (Intel)
14″ Laptop(15”, Intel) Laptop
Starting at:$584.35
ThinkPad T590ThinkPad E15 (Intel)
Lightweight portability and heavyweight performanceA 15.6” FHD display
Redesigned narrower bezel yields a sleek and modern designSleek, durable aluminum finish
An amazing 14” FHD displayEnhanced processing, memory, and storage
Enhanced security and privacy featuresDiscrete graphics
Up to 20 hours of battery life, and an aluminum cover for the Silver optionState-of-the-art speakers and audio
Just might be our best T-Series business laptop everBuilt-in security, reliability, and affordability
Stellar performing laptop for any small business professional

Technical Specifications

ModelThinkPad T590ThinkPad E15 (Intel)
Processor
Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8665U with vPro™ (1.90 GHz, up to 4.80 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)10th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-10110U (2.10GHz, up to 4.10GHz with Turbo Boost, 2 Cores, 4MB Cache)
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10210U (1.60GHz, up to 4.20GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 6MB Cache)
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10510U (1.80GHz, up to 4.90GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8MB Cache)
Operating SystemThinkPad T590sThinkPad E15 (Intel)
Windows 10 ProWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro – Lenovo recommends Windows 10 Pro for business
DisplayThinkPad T590sThinkPad E15 (Intel)
14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) anti-glare, 220 nits
14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits
14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, low power, 400 nits
14.0″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS, glossy, Dolby Vision™ HDR, 500 nits
MemoryThinkPad T590sThinkPad E15 (Intel)
Up to 16 GB DDR4 2400MHz (Soldered)Up to 16GB DDR4 2666MHz
BatteryThinkPad T590sThinkPad E15 (Intel)
Up to 20 hours* 57Wh,Up to 12.2 hours on a 45Whr battery*
Rapid Charge technology available with 65W ACRapid Charge technology available**
StorageThinkPad T590sThinkPad E15 (Intel)
Up to 1 TB PCIe SSDUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
500GB HDD 7200RPM
1TB HDD 5400RPM
Optional: Dual-drive storage
GraphicsThinkPad T590sThinkPad E15 (Intel)
Integrated Intel® UHD GraphicsIntegrated Intel® UHD Graphics
AMD Radeon™ RX 640 2GB (Optional)
AudioThinkPad T590sThinkPad E15 (Intel)
Dolby Audio™ PremiumDolby Audio™
Dual far-field microphonesDual-array Skype for Business-certified mics
2 x 2W speakers by Harman
DimensionsThinkPad T590sThinkPad E15 (Intel)
12.95” x 8.90” x 0.63” / 328.8 x 226.15 x 16.7 (mm)368mm x 245mm x 18.9mm / 14.48″ x 9.64″ x 0.74″
WeightThinkPad T590sThinkPad E15 (Intel)
Starting at 2.98 lbs (1.35 kg)Starting at 4.3 lbs (1.9 kg)
CameraThinkPad T590sThinkPad E15 (Intel)
720p HD with ThinkShutter privacy cover720p HD
Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) with ThinkShutter
KeyboardThinkPad T590sThinkPad E15 (Intel)
Spill resistantFull-sized keyboard with number pad
Bottom-load backlight with white LED lighting (Optional)Optional: Backlight
ColorThinkPad T590sThinkPad E15 (Intel)
BlackBlack
Silver
ConnectivityThinkPad T590sThinkPad E15 (Intel)
WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A Cat9 (Optional)802.11AC (2 x 2) WiFi 5
WLAN: Intel® 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0Bluetooth®️ 5.0
WLAN: Intel® 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2) with vPro™ & Bluetooth® 5.0
Ports/SlotsThinkPad T590sThinkPad E15 (Intel)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** (one Always On)USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Power Delivery and DisplayPort Alt Mode)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)2 x USB 3.1** Gen 1 (1 always on)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)USB 2.0
Combo MicroSD card reader / Micro-Sim slotHDMI 1.4b
Smart card reader (Optional)RJ45
Headphone / mic comboHeadphone / mic combo
HDMI 1.4
RJ45 Gigabit via Ethernet Extension Adapter (Optional)
SecurityThinkPad T590sThinkPad E15 (Intel)
Fast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilitiesDiscrete TPM 2.0
dTPM 2.0Kensington lock slot
Optional: Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint readerThinkShutter physical webcam cover (Optional)
ThinkShutterSmart Power On (integrated fingerprint reader with power button) (Optional)
Optional: PrivacyGuard
Optional: PrivacyAlert (requires PrivacyGuard)
Kensington lock slot
Supported DockingThinkPad T590sThinkPad E15 (Intel)
ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2
ThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra Dock
What’s in the boxThinkPad T590sThinkPad E15 (Intel)
ThinkPad T490sThinkPad E15
65W AC Adapter (required for rapid charging)65W AC Adapter
Quick Start Guide3 cell 45Wh internal battery
3 Cell 57Whr Li-Ion internal batteryQuick start guide

Expert Review

ThinkPad T590

If only the screen was better: The ThinkPad T590 is a good laptop, but the LCD disappoints us.

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With the optional 4K display, the ThinkPad T590 finally gets a high-quality display, which is also matte. However, the increased energy demand has a massive impact on battery life.

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ThinkPad E15

Lenovo ThinkPad E15’s display has an IPS panel with a Full HD resolution, comfortable viewing angles, and good contrast ratio. However, this is where the positives about it pretty much end. Its disadvantages include poor color coverage and accuracy, and most notably – PWM usage, across all brightness levels, apart from the maximum. Of course, our Health-Guard profile completely resolves this issue. read more

ThinkPad T590 vs X390

Today we will compare ThinkPad T490s and ThinkPad X390 in this post.

Overview

ThinkPad T590ThinkPad X390
(15″) Laptop(13″) Laptop
Starting at:$799.00Starting at:$1,099.99

Key Features

ThinkPad T590ThinkPad X390
15.6” FHD display, starting weight of 3.87 lbs / 1.75 kgA 13.3” business laptop with a 12” footprint
A great mobile workhorseMore than 17.6 hours* of battery life
Dual far-field noise-cancelling microphonesEnhanced security measures like PrivacyGuard with PrivacyAlert and ThinkShutter
Keyboard with number keypadGlobal LTE capability
Great security features
Long battery life, and the availability of global LTE-A connectivity

Technical Specifications

ModelThinkPad T590ThinkPad X390
Processor
Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8665U with vPro™ (1.90 GHz, up to 4.80 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10210U Processor (1.60 GHz, up to 4.20 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 6 MB Cache)
Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8665U Processor with vPro™ (1.90 GHz, up to 4.80 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 MB Cache)
Operating SystemThinkPad T590ThinkPad X390
Windows 10 ProWindows 10 Pro
DisplayThinkPad T590ThinkPad X390
14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits13.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits13.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits
14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits13.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits
14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, low power, 400 nitsIntegrated Intel® UHD Graphics
14.0″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS, glossy, Dolby Vision™ HDR, 500 nits
MemoryThinkPad T590ThinkPad X390
Up to 16 GB DDR4 2400MHz (Soldered)Up to 16GB DDR4 2400MHz (Soldered)
BatteryThinkPad T590ThinkPad X390
Up to 20 hours* 57Wh,Up to 17.6 hours with 48 Whr battery*
Rapid Charge technology available with 65W AC
StorageThinkPad T590ThinkPad X390
Up to 1 TB PCIe SSDUp to 512 GB PCIe SSD
GraphicsThinkPad T590ThinkPad X390
Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics
AudioThinkPad T590ThinkPad X390
Dolby Audio™ PremiumDolby Audio™ Premium
Dual far-field microphonesDual far-field microphones
DimensionsThinkPad T590ThinkPad X390
12.95” x 8.90” x 0.63” / 328.8 x 226.15 x 16.7 (mm)12.3″ x 8.6″ x 0.67″ / 311.9 x 217.2 x 16.9 (mm)
WeightThinkPad T590ThinkPad X390
Starting at 2.98 lbs (1.35 kg)Starting at 2.84 lbs (1.28 kg)
CameraThinkPad T590ThinkPad X390
720p HD with ThinkShutter privacy cover720p HD with ThinkShutter privacy cover
Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) with ThinkShutterIR & 720p HD with ThinkShutter privacy cover (Optional)
KeyboardThinkPad T590ThinkPad X390
Spill resistant
Bottom-load backlight with white LED lighting (Optional)
ColorThinkPad T590ThinkPad X390
Black
Silver
ConnectivityThinkPad T590ThinkPad X390
WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A Cat9 (Optional)WLAN: Intel® 9560 802.11AC (2 x 2)
WLAN: Intel® 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0Bluetooth® 5.0
WLAN: Intel® 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2) with vPro™ & Bluetooth® 5.0WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A Cat9 (Optional)
Ports/SlotsThinkPad T590ThinkPad X390
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** (one Always On)2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** (one Always On)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
Combo MicroSD card reader / Micro-Sim slotMicroSD card reader/Micro-SIM combination slot
Smart card reader (Optional)Smart card reader (Optional)
Headphone / mic comboHeadphone / mic combo
HDMI 1.4HDMI 1.4
RJ45 Gigabit via Ethernet Extension Adapter (Optional)RJ45 via Ethernet Extension adapter (sold separately)
SecurityThinkPad T590ThinkPad X390
Fast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilitiesThinkShutter
dTPM 2.0PrivacyGuard
Optional: Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint readerPrivacyAlert (requires PrivacyGuard)
ThinkShutterLock slot
Optional: PrivacyGuarddTPM 2.0
Optional: PrivacyAlert (requires PrivacyGuard)Fingerprint reader
Kensington lock slot
Supported DockingThinkPad T590ThinkPad X390
ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2
ThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra Dock
What’s in the boxThinkPad T590ThinkPad X390
ThinkPad T490sThinkPad X390
65W AC Adapter (required for rapid charging)65W AC adapter (required for Rapid Charge)
Quick Start GuideQuick Start Guide
3 Cell 57Whr Li-Ion internal battery6 Cell Li-Ion 48Whr internal battery

Expert Review

ThinkPad T590

The Lenovo ThinkPad T590 is the lightest and most compact 15.6-inch ThinkPad of the T series. In the past, people were forced to choose the smaller 14-inch models if they did not want to use an extremely thick and heavy laptop. This is not really the case anymore. Still, the smaller Lenovo ThinkPad T490 is probably still the better choice for most users.

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ThinkPad X390

This laptop’s display has a Full HD IPS panel with a very good contrast ratio, comfortable viewing angles and a wide color coverage (97% of sRGB). Moreover, its backlight doesn’t use PWM to adjust its brightness levels and despite the fact that the default color accuracy is not great, when we applied our Gaming and Web design profile, we got one of the most accurate displays in terms of color representation. read more

ThinkPad T490 vs ThinkPad T14 (Intel)

Today we will compare ThinkPad T490 and ThinkPad T14 (Intel) in this post.

Overview

ThinkPad T490ThinkPad T14 (Intel)
(14”, Intel) laptop
Starting at:$941.40Starting at:$954.00

Key Features

ThinkPad T490ThinkPad T14 (Intel)
Does everything but make the coffee14″ business laptop with powerful Intel® processing
Starting weight of just 3.23 lbs / 1.46 kg, perfect for portabilityTop rated professional graphics
New narrow bezel designBlazing-fast WiFi
Enhanced security and privacy featuresEpic battery life
Up to 16.11 hrs of battery lifeDurability tested and graded
Preferred laptop for serious business professionals.ThinkShield security solutions
Time saving features: Modern Standby and Wake on Voice
Perfect for professionals on the go-from the office, sky or home

Technical Specifications

ModelThinkPad T490ThinkPad T14 (Intel)
Processor
Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8665U Processor with vPro™ (1.90 GHz, up to 4.80 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10210U Processor (1.60 GHz, up to 4.20 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 6 MB Cache)
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10510U Processor (1.80 GHz, up to 4.90 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10310U Processor with vPro™ (1.70 GHz, up to 4.40 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 6 MB Cache)
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10510U Processor (1.80 GHz, up to 4.90 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10610U Processor with vPro™ (1.80 GHz, up to 4.90 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)
Operating System
Windows 10 ProUbuntu Linux
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro – Lenovo recommends Windows 10 Pro for business
Display
14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits14″ HD (1920 x 1080) anti-glare, 220 nits
14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits
14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, low power, 400 nits14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits
14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, Low Power, 400 nits
14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare with PrivacyGuard, Touchscreen, 500 nits
14″ UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS, glossy with Dolby Vision™ HDR 400, 500 nits
Memory
Up to 24 GB DDR4 2400MHzUp to 48GB DDR4 2667MHz
1 x DIMM / 1 x soldered
Battery
Up to 16.11 hours* 50WhrUp to 16.5 hours* (MM14)
Rapid Charge available with 65W AC adapterUp to 10.5 hours* (MM18)
Up to 50 Whr
Rapid Charge technology available with 65W AC
Storage
Up to 512 GB PCIe SSDUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
Graphics
Integrated Intel® UHD GraphicsIntegrated Intel® UHD Graphics
Optional: NVIDIA® GeForce® MX330 with 2GB
Audio
Dolby Audio™ PremiumDolby Audio™ Speaker System
Dual Array far-field microphonesDual far-field microphones
Dimensions
329mm x 227mm x 17.9mm / 12.95″ x 8.94″ x 0.70″17.9mm x 329mm x 227mm / 12.9” x 8.9” x 0.70”
Weight
HD: 3.37 lbs (1.53 kg)Starting at 3.23 lbs (1.46 kg)
FHD IPS / touchscreen & non-touch: 3.41 lbs (1.55 kg)
FHD low power: 3.23 lbs (1.46 kg)
FHD with PrivacyGuard: 3.56 lbs (1.61 kg)
WQHD: 3.23 lbs (1.46 kg)
Camera
HD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy cover720p HD with ThinkShutter
Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) + HD with ThinkShutterOptional Hybrid Infrared (IR) & HD720p with ThinkShutter
Keyboard
Spill resistantSpill resistant
Bottom-load backlight with white LED lighting (Optional)Optional backlight with white LED lighting
Lenovo Quick Clean* (App that disengages keyboard / touchpad for up to 90 seconds)Call-control keys (F9-F11)
Color
BlackBlack
Connectivity
WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A Cat9 (Optional)Optional WWAN: Integrated Global Mobile Broadband LTE-A, CAT 9
WLAN: Intel® 9560 802.11AC (2 x 2)WLAN: Intel® Wi-Fi 6™ AX201 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0
WLAN: Intel® 9560 802.11AC (2 x 2) with vPro™WLAN: Intel® Wi-Fi 6™ AX201 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0 with vPro™
WLAN: Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 802.11AX (2 x 2)
Bluetooth® 5.0
Optional: NFC†
Ports/Slots
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** (one Always On)2 x USB 3.2** Gen 1 (1 always on)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)1 x USB-C / Thunderbolt™ 3 (DisplayPort, Data Transfer, Power Delivery)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)1 x USB-C (DisplayPort, Data Transfer, Power Delivery)
MicroSD card readerMicroSD card reader
Smart card reader (Optional)Optional: Smart card reader
Headphone / mic comboHeadphone / mic combo
Micro-SIM slot*HDMI 1.4
HDMI 1.4RJ45
RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
Security
Fast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilitiesFast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilities
dTPM 2.0dTPM 2.0
Optional: Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint readerOptional match-on-chip touch fingerprint reader
ThinkShutter, webcam privacy coverThinkShutter privacy cover
Optional: PrivacyGuardOptional: PrivacyGuard
Optional: Privacy AlertKensington lock slot
Kensington lock slot
Supported Docking
ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2
ThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra DockThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra Dock
Side mechanical docking
What’s in the box
ThinkPad T490ThinkPad T14
65W AC Adapter (required for rapid charging)65W AC adapter
Quick Start Guide3 Cell 50Wh internal battery
3 Cell 50Whr Li-Ion internal batteryQuick start guide

Expert Review

ThinkPad T490

If you like the latter two features, the ThinkPad T480 is still available from Lenovo, though it doesn’t quite offer the same performance. Overall, the T490 is an impressive Ultrabook with tons of configurations options available, upgradeable SSD and RAM, and optional LTE connectivity.

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ThinkPad T14 (Intel)

Different in name but otherwise the same: The Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 1 is only a small update of the ThinkPad T490. There are indeed some detail improvements, but overall, the question of whether it makes sense arises. read more

ThinkPad T15 vs ThinkPad T490

Today we will compare ThinkPad T15 and ThinkPad T490 in this post.

Overview

ThinkPad T15ThinkPad T490
(15”, Intel) laptop
Starting at:$1,026.00Starting at:$941.40

Key Features

ThinkPad T15ThinkPad T490
Expansive 15.6″ premium mobile workhorseDoes everything but make the coffee
Powerful Intel® processingStarting weight of just 3.23 lbs / 1.46 kg, perfect for portability
Discrete graphic and display optionsNew narrow bezel design
Keyboard with number padEnhanced security and privacy features
Time-saving call-control keysUp to 16.11 hrs of battery life
Modern Standby and Wake on Voice featuresPreferred laptop for serious business professionals.
Great for data-driven professionals

Technical Specifications

ModelThinkPad T15ThinkPad T490
Processor
Up to 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10610U Processor with vPro™ (1.80 GHz, up to 4.90 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8665U Processor with vPro™ (1.90 GHz, up to 4.80 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10510U Processor (1.80 GHz, up to 4.90 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)
Operating System
Ubuntu LinuxWindows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro – Lenovo recommends Win 10 Pro for business
Display
15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits
15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits
15.6” 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS, anti-glare, with Dolby Vision™, 500 nits15.6” 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS, anti-glare, with Dolby Vision™, 500 nits14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, low power, 400 nits
Memory
Up to 48GB DDR4 2667MHzUp to 24 GB DDR4 2400MHz
1 x DIMM / 1 x soldered
Battery
Up to 15.3 hours* (MM14)Up to 16.11 hours* 50Whr
Up to 9.9 hours* (MM18)Rapid Charge available with 65W AC adapter
Up to 57 Whr
Rapid Charge technology available with 65W AC
Storage
Up to 1TB PCIe SSDUp to 512 GB PCIe SSD
Graphics
Integrated Intel® UHD GraphicsIntegrated Intel® UHD Graphics
Optional: NVIDIA® GeForce® MX330 2GB GDDR5
Audio
Dolby Audio™ Speaker SystemDolby Audio™ Premium
Dual far-field microphonesDual Array far-field microphones
Dimensions
19.1mm x 365.8mm x 248mm / 0.75” x 14.4” x 9.7”329mm x 227mm x 17.9mm / 12.95″ x 8.94″ x 0.70″
Weight
Starting at 3.86 lbs (1.75 kg)HD: 3.37 lbs (1.53 kg)
FHD IPS / touchscreen & non-touch: 3.41 lbs (1.55 kg)
FHD low power: 3.23 lbs (1.46 kg)
FHD with PrivacyGuard: 3.56 lbs (1.61 kg)
WQHD: 3.23 lbs (1.46 kg)
Camera
720p HD with ThinkShutterHD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy cover
Optional Hybrid Infrared (IR) & 720p HD with ThinkShutterOptional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) + HD with ThinkShutter
Keyboard
Spill resistantSpill resistant
Optional backlight with white LED lightingBottom-load backlight with white LED lighting (Optional)
Call-control keys (F9-F11)Lenovo Quick Clean* (App that disengages keyboard / touchpad for up to 90 seconds)
Color
BlackBlack
Connectivity
WWAN: Optional: Integrated Global Mobile Broadband LTE-AWWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A Cat9 (Optional)
WLAN: Intel® Wi-Fi 6™ AX201 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0WLAN: Intel® 9560 802.11AC (2 x 2)
WLAN: Intel® Wi-Fi 6™ AX201 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0 with vPro™WLAN: Intel® 9560 802.11AC (2 x 2) with vPro™
WLAN: Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 802.11AX (2 x 2)
Bluetooth® 5.0
Optional: NFC†
Ports/Slots
2 x USB 3.2** Gen 1 (1 always on)2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** (one Always On)
1 x USB-C / Thunderbolt™ 3 (DisplayPort, DataTransfer, PowerDelivery)1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
1 x USB-C (DisplayPort, DataTransfer, PowerDelivery)1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
MicroSD card readerMicroSD card reader
Optional: Smart card readerSmart card reader (Optional)
Headphone / mic comboHeadphone / mic combo
HDMI 1.4Micro-SIM slot*
RJ45HDMI 1.4
RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
Security
Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilitiesFast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilities
dTPM 2.0dTPM 2.0
Optional match-on-chip touch fingerprint readerrOptional: Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint reader
ThinkShutter privacy coverThinkShutter, webcam privacy cover
Kensington lock slotOptional: PrivacyGuard
Optional: Privacy Alert
Kensington lock slot
For T490 Healthcare Edition:
FIPS-201 Fingerprint Reader
RFID Reader
IR camera with Windows Hello
dTPM 2.0
ThinkShutter camera cover
Optional: PrivacyGuard
Optional: PrivacyAlert
Kensington lock slot
Supported Docking
ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2
ThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra DockThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra Dock
Side mechanical docking
What’s in the box
ThinkPad T15ThinkPad T490
USB-C 65W (supports Rapid Charge)ThinkPad T49065W AC Adapter (required for rapid charging)
3 Cell 57Wh internal batteryQuick Start Guide
Quick start guide3 Cell 50Whr Li-Ion internal battery

Expert review

ThinkPad T15

Lenovo ThinkPad T15’s display has an IPS panel with a Full HD resolution, comfortable viewing angles, and good contrast ratio. Thankfully, its backlight doesn’t flicker, but on the downside, it covers only half of the colors of the sRGB gamut.

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ThinkPad T490

Overall, the T490 with only an Intel GPU should be more than enough for people who do not need the added graphics capabilities that the GeForce MX250 brings. If you occasionally like to game after work or need a laptop on which you can process video edits, then the T490 with an NVIDIA GPU would be a better choice in our opinion. read more

ThinkPad T15 vs ThinkPad P15S

Today we will compare ThinkPad T15 and ThinkPad P15S in this post.

Overview

ThinkPad T15ThinkPad P15S
(15”, Intel) laptop(15”) Mobile Workstation
Starting at:$1,026.00Starting at:$1,101.42

Key Features

ThinkPad T15ThinkPad P15S
Expansive 15.6″ premium mobile workhorseA lightweight 15.6″ mobile workstation
Powerful Intel® processingPowerful Intel® Core™ processors
Discrete graphic and display optionsNVIDIA® Quadro® graphics
Keyboard with number padEpic Battery life
Time-saving call-control keysReal workstation power on the go
Modern Standby and Wake on Voice featuresGreat for students, engineers, and designers
Great for data-driven professionals

Technical Specifications

ModelThinkPad T15ThinkPad P15S
Processor
Up to 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10610U Processor with vPro™ (1.80 GHz, up to 4.90 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10210U Processor (1.60GHz, up to 4.20GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 6MB Cache)
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10310U Processor with vPro™ (1.70GHz, up to 4.40GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 6MB Cache)
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10510U Processor (1.80GHz, up to 4.90GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8MB Cache)
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10610U Processor with vPro™ (1.80GHz, up to 4.90GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8MB Cache)
Operating System
Ubuntu LinuxWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 Pro – Lenovo recommends Windows 10 Pro for business
Windows 10 Pro – Lenovo recommends Win 10 Pro for business
Display
15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits, 45% NTSC
15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits, 45% NTSC
15.6” 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS, anti-glare, with Dolby Vision™, 500 nits15.6” 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS, anti-glare, with Dolby Vision™, 500 nits15.6″ UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS, anti-glare with Dolby Vision™, HDR 400, 600 nits
Memory
Up to 48GB DDR4 2667MHzUp to 48 GB DDR4 2667MHz
1 x DIMM / 1 x soldered1 soldered, 1 DIMM
Battery
Up to 15.3 hours* (MM14)Up to 16.5 hours (MM14) & Up to 10.2 hours (MM18) includes Rapid Charge technology†
Up to 9.9 hours* (MM18)Up to 80% on a single one-hour charge
Up to 57 Whr
Rapid Charge technology available with 65W AC
Storage
Up to 1TB PCIe SSDUp to 2 TB PCIe NVMe SSD
Graphics
Integrated Intel® UHD GraphicsNVIDIA® Quadro® P520 2 GB GDDR5
Optional: NVIDIA® GeForce® MX330 2GB GDDR5
Audio
Dolby Audio™ Speaker SystemStereo speakers with Dolby Audio™
Dual far-field microphones
Dimensions
19.1mm x 365.8mm x 248mm / 0.75” x 14.4” x 9.7”365.8mm x 248mm x 19.1mm / 14.4″ x 9.76″ x 0.75″
Weight
Starting at 3.86 lbs (1.75 kg)Starting at 1.75kg / 3.87lb
Camera
720p HD with ThinkShutterHD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy cover
Optional Hybrid Infrared (IR) & 720p HD with ThinkShutterOptional: Hybrid IR & 720p HD camera with Windows Hello
Keyboard
Spill resistantPrecision spill-resistant keyboard with numeric pad
Optional backlight with white LED lightingOptional backlit with white LED lighting
Call-control keys (F9-F11)
Color
BlackBlack
Connectivity
WWAN: Optional: Integrated Global Mobile Broadband LTE-AWLAN: Intel® Wi-Fi 6™ AX201 802.11AX (2 x 2)
WLAN: Intel® Wi-Fi 6™ AX201 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0Bluetooth® 5.1
WLAN: Intel® Wi-Fi 6™ AX201 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0 with vPro™Optional: WWAN: Fibocom L850 LTE-A CAT9
Ports/Slots
2 x USB 3.2** Gen 1 (1 always on)2 x USB-A 3.2** (Gen 1, with 1 always on)
1 x USB-C / Thunderbolt™ 3 (DisplayPort, DataTransfer, PowerDelivery)USB-C 3.2 (Gen 2, with Thunderbolt™ 3, DisplayPort, data transfer, power delivery)
1 x USB-C (DisplayPort, DataTransfer, PowerDelivery)USB-C 3.2 (Gen 1, with DisplayPort, data transfer, power delivery)
MicroSD card readerHDMI
Optional: Smart card readerRJ45 Ethernet
Headphone / mic comboMicroSD card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)
HDMI 1.4Headphone / mic combo
RJ45Optional: Smart card reader (UHS-1)
Side docking connector
Security
Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilitiesDiscrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) 2.0
dTPM 2.0Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilities
Optional match-on-chip touch fingerprint readerrThinkShutter privacy shutter
ThinkShutter privacy coverOptional: Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint reader
Kensington lock slotOptional: Hybrid IR camera with Windows Hello
Kensington security lock slot
Optional: Smart card reader
Supported Docking
ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2
ThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra Dock
Side mechanical docking
What’s in the box
ThinkPad T15ThinkPad P15s Mobile Workstation
USB-C 65W (supports Rapid Charge)65W AC adapter
3 Cell 57Wh internal battery3-cell 57Wh internal battery
Quick start guideQuick start guide

Expert Review

ThinkPad T15

Its only downside, if you will, is its high power consumption resulting in below average battery life. In addition, temperatures were fairly high on this particular SKU but the fan was very quiet in return. Wi-Fi 6 support is foiled by high DPC latencies. Otherwise, the T15’s strengths and weaknesses are identical to the ThinkPad T590.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T15’s display has an IPS panel with a Full HD resolution, comfortable viewing angles, and good contrast ratio. Thankfully, its backlight doesn’t flicker, but on the downside, it covers only half of the colors of the sRGB gamut. read more

ThinkPad T15 vs T590

Today we will compare ThinkPad T15 and ThinkPad T590 in this post.

Overview

ThinkPad T15ThinkPad T590
(15”, Intel) laptop(15″) Laptop
Starting at:$1,026.00Starting at:$1,889.00

Key Features

ThinkPad T15ThinkPad T590
Expansive 15.6″ premium mobile workhorse15.6” FHD display, starting weight of 3.87 lbs / 1.75 kg
Powerful Intel® processingA great mobile workhorse
Discrete graphic and display optionsDual far-field noise-cancelling microphones
Keyboard with number padKeyboard with number keypad
Time-saving call-control keysGreat security features
Modern Standby and Wake on Voice featuresLong battery life, and the availability of global LTE-A connectivity
Great for data-driven professionals

Technical Specifications

ModelThinkPad T15ThinkPad T590
Processor
Up to 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10610U Processor with vPro™ (1.80 GHz, up to 4.90 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8665U Processor with vPro™ (1.90 GHz, up to 4.80 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)
Operating SystemThinkPad T15ThinkPad T590
Ubuntu LinuxWindows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro – Lenovo recommends Win 10 Pro for business
DisplayThinkPad T15ThinkPad T590
15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits
15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 250 nits
15.6” 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS, anti-glare, with Dolby Vision™, 500 nits15.6” 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS, anti-glare, with Dolby Vision™, 500 nits
MemoryThinkPad T15ThinkPad T590
Up to 48GB DDR4 2667MHzUp to 16 GB DDR4 2400MHz
1 x DIMM / 1 x soldered
BatteryThinkPad T15ThinkPad T590
Up to 15.3 hours* (MM14)Up to 14.98 hours* 57Wh
Up to 9.9 hours* (MM18)Rapid Charge technology available with 65W AC
Up to 57 Whr
Rapid Charge technology available with 65W AC
StorageThinkPad T15ThinkPad T590
Up to 1TB PCIe SSDUp to 512 GB PCIe SSD
GraphicsThinkPad T15ThinkPad T590
Integrated Intel® UHD GraphicsIntegrated Intel® UHD Graphics
Optional: NVIDIA® GeForce® MX330 2GB GDDR5
AudioThinkPad T15ThinkPad T590
Dolby Audio™ Speaker SystemDolby Audio™ Premium
Dual far-field microphonesDual far-field microphones
DimensionsThinkPad T15ThinkPad T590
19.1mm x 365.8mm x 248mm / 0.75” x 14.4” x 9.7”14.4″ x 9.76″ x 0.75″ / 365.8 x 248 x 19.1 (mm)
WeightThinkPad T15ThinkPad T590
Starting at 3.86 lbs (1.75 kg)Starting at 3.87 lbs (1.75 kg)
CameraThinkPad T15ThinkPad T590
720p HD with ThinkShutterHD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy cover
Optional Hybrid Infrared (IR) & 720p HD with ThinkShutterOptional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) with ThinkShutter
KeyboardThinkPad T15ThinkPad T590
Spill resistantSpill resistant
Optional backlight with white LED lightingBottom-load backlight with white LED lighting (Optional)
Call-control keys (F9-F11)
ColorThinkPad T15ThinkPad T590
BlackBlack
ConnectivityThinkPad T15ThinkPad T590
WWAN: Optional: Integrated Global Mobile Broadband LTE-AWWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A Cat9 (Optional)
WLAN: Intel® Wi-Fi 6™ AX201 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0WLAN: Intel® 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2) with vPro™ & Bluetooth® 5.0
WLAN: Intel® Wi-Fi 6™ AX201 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0 with vPro™WLAN: Intel® 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0
Ports/SlotsThinkPad T15ThinkPad T590
2 x USB 3.2** Gen 1 (1 always on)2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** (one Always On)
1 x USB-C / Thunderbolt™ 3 (DisplayPort, DataTransfer, PowerDelivery)1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
1 x USB-C (DisplayPort, DataTransfer, PowerDelivery)1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
MicroSD card readerHDMI 1.4
Optional: Smart card readerHeadphone and microphone combo jack
Headphone / mic comboMicroSD card reader
HDMI 1.4RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
RJ45Optional Smartcard reader
SecurityThinkPad T15ThinkPad T590
Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilitiesFast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilities
dTPM 2.0dTPM 2.0
Optional match-on-chip touch fingerprint readerrOptional: Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint reader
ThinkShutter privacy coverThinkShutter, webcam privacy cover
Kensington lock slotKensington lock slot
Supported DockingThinkPad T15ThinkPad T590
ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2
ThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra DockThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra Dock
Side mechanical docking
What’s in the boxThinkPad T15ThinkPad T590
ThinkPad T15ThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra Dock
USB-C 65W (supports Rapid Charge)65W AC Adapter (required for rapid charging)
3 Cell 57Wh internal batteryQuick Start Guide
Quick start guide3 Cell 57Whr Li-Ion internal battery

Expert Review

ThinkPad T15

The Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen 1 is somewhat lost in the undefined space between price-performance ratio and quality. The lack of AMD option will make this a much less desirable alternative.

notebookcheck.net

With an expansive 39.62cms (15.6) display and keyboard with number pad, the ThinkPad T15 is a premium mobile workhorse for data-driven professionals whose technology needs aren’t confined to their desk. From powerful Intel® processing, to options like NVIDIA® discrete graphics, a 4K display, and time-saving call-control keys, Modern Standby, and Wake on Voice, this laptop delivers everything you need and want to get your job done. read more