ThinkPad E490s (14") Laptop

Lenovo ThinkPad E490s front left side view

ThinkPad E490s (14") Laptop

The perfect travel companion

The ThinkPad E490s laptop boasts a sleek metallic design, two colour options, and a narrow borderless display—all of which are sure to impress. What’s more, the durable construction and powerful performance with the latest Intel® CPUs, blazing-fast SSD options, and AMD discrete graphics make this the perfect choice for professionals on the go.


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  • Features


    Say goodbye to vulnerability

    The ThinkPad E490s’ security features help your SMB take control. The fingerprint reader adds secure biometric authentication, while the discrete trusted platform module (TPM) encrypts data at the hardware level. Plus, the ThinkShutter privacy cover prevents being spied on through the webcam. We take care of security so you can take care of business.

    Lenovo ThinkPad E490s laptop open 180 degrees.

    Packed with power

    The ThinkPad E490s features the latest Intel® Quad Core™ processors, fast memory, and responsive SSD storage—which means everything’s accelerated, from booting up to everyday computing and opening media-rich files.

    Lenovo ThinkPad E490s laptop open 90 degrees, showing Skype on screen.

    Turn heads

    When it comes to being on the go, at 1.67 kg / 3.68 lbs, the ThinkPad E490s is light enough to tuck under your arm while heading to your next client meeting. And at just 17.9 mm / .70” thin, it’s sure to look good too.

    Lenovo ThinkPad E490s laptop open 90 degrees, angled slightly right.

    Built for business—tested for life

    The ThinkPad E490s is tested against industry-standard quality checks to ensure reliability. Our ThinkPad E Series PCs undergo testing for hinge life-cycle durability, fan testing to keep thermals in check, vibration and shock tests for everyday handling and transporting, and even keyboard testing to verify sturdiness and longevity of keys and components. When you buy the ThinkPad E490s, you get the perfect blend of value and durability.

    Lenovo ThinkPad E490s laptop open 90 degrees, shot from below showing part of bottom and display.

    Go from 0 to 80 in 60 minutes

    The ThinkPad E490s boosts your productivity with up to 11.5 hours of battery life.* What’s more, when you do need to plug in, Rapid Charge technology brings your laptop back up to 80% capacity in just an hour. So a 60-minute lunch break or a layover can easily charge your battery for more than a day’s work.

    * Based on testing with MobileMark 2014. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors. Rapid Charge functionality requires the 65W adapter.

    Lenovo ThinkPad E490s laptop showing top metallic cover in Black.
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  • Ratings & Reviews

    Ratings & Reviews

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  • Tech Specs

    Tech Specs

    Description Specifications
    Processor Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core i7-8565U (1.80GHz, up to 4.60GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 cores, 8MB Cache)
    Operating System Windows 10 Pro 64
    Display 14” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits
    Memory 8GB DDR4 2400MHz
    Battery Up to 11.5 hours on a 42Whr battery* with Rapid Charge technology available
    *Based on testing with MobileMark 2014. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.
    Storage 512GB SSD PCIe-NVMe
    Graphics Integrated Intel® UHD 620 Graphics
    • dTPM 2.0
    • Match-on-Host fingerprint reader with Windows Hello
    • ThinkShutter privacy cover
    • Kensington lock slot
    • Dolby® Audio™
    • Skype-certified dual-array mic
    Camera 720p HD camera with integrated microphone
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 329mm x 232mm x 17.9mm / 12.96” x 9.13” x 0.70”
    Weight Starting at 3.68 lbs (1.67 kg)
    Colour Black
    • 802.11 AC (2 x 2)
    • Bluetooth® 4.2
    Ports / Slots
    • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
    • 2 x USB 3.1**
    • 1 x USB 2.0
    • HDMI 1.4b
    • RJ45
    • MicroSD card reader
    • Headphone / mic combo
    Preloaded Software
    • Lenovo App Explorer
    • Lenovo Vantage
    • McAfee Live Safe (trial)
    • Microsoft Office 2016 (trial)
    What’s in the box
    • ThinkPad E490s
    • 65watt AC adapter
    • Quick start guide
    • 3 Cell Li-Cylinder 42Wh
    Specifications may vary depending upon region.

    **The actual transfer speed of the USB 3.1 [Gen 1] will vary and, depending on many factors, such as the processing capability of host and peripheral devices, file attributes and other factors related to system configuration and your operating environments, will be slower than a speed of [5 Gbit/s].


    Left Side
    ThinkPad E490s Left Side Ports
    • 1. USB-C
    • 2. HDMI 1.4b
    • 3. USB 3.1** (always on)
    • 4. USB 3.1**
    • 5. Headphone / mic combo
    Right Side
    ThinkPad E490s Right Side Ports
    • 6. MicroSD card reader
    • 7. USB 2.0
    • 8. RJ45
    • 9. Kensington lock slot
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  • Services


    Lenovo offers a comprehensive portfolio of services to support and protect your ThinkPad investment—so you can focus on your business, not your IT.

    Premier Support

    Bypass phone menus and scripted troubleshooting to access advanced-level technicians with the expertise needed to quickly diagnose and solve problems.

    Accidental Damage Protection (ADP)

    Protect your investment from operational or structural damage caused by common accidents like drops, spills, or electrical surges. This fixed-cost, fixed-term protection plan minimizes unexpected repairs for predictable budgeting and provides significant savings relative to the cost of non-covered repairs.

    Warranty Extensions

    Get a fixed-term, fixed-price service solution to match the lifecycle of your device and fit within your budget. Choose from a range of solutions, including next business day on-site, 9x5x4, and 24x7 response time windows. Purchasing an extension at the time of a system purchase saves 15-30% over the price of purchasing it post-warranty.

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