Impressive features. Incredible value.
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Impressive features. Incredible value.
Say goodbye to vulnerability
The ThinkPad E490’s security features help your SMB take control. The optional fingerprint reader adds secure biometric authentication, while the discrete trusted platform module (TPM) encrypts data at the hardware level. We take care of security so you can take care of business.
Dazzle with style
When it comes to being on the go, not only is the ThinkPad E490 light enough to tuck under your arm while heading to your next client meeting, but it’s sure to look good too. Choose the durable plastic top cover with HD displays for a more cost-effective model, or stick with the metal version on the FHD display for a thinner model. Either way, there are two colors to convey your personal style: sleek Silver or classic Black.
Built for business—tested for life
The ThinkPad E490 is tested against industry-standard quality checks to ensure reliability. Our ThinkPad E Series PCs undergo a range of testing like 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 E490, you get the perfect blend of value and durability.
Go from 0 to 80 in 60 minutes
The ThinkPad E490 boosts your productivity with 13 hours of battery life.* What’s more, when you do need to plug in, Rapid Charge technology provides 80% capacity in just an hour. So a 60-minute lunch break or a layover can easily boost 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.
Ratings & Reviews
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Description Specifications Processor
- 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-8145U Processor (2.10GHz, up to 3.90GHz with Turbo Boost, 2 cores, 4MB Cache)
- 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8265U Processor (1.60GHz, up to 3.90GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 cores, 6MB Cache)
- 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8565U Processor (1.80GHz, up to 4.60GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 cores, 8MB Cache)
- Windows 10 Home
- Windows 10 Pro – Lenovo recommends Windows 10 Pro
- 14” HD (1366 x 768) anti-glare
- 14” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS anti-glare
Memory Up to 32 GB DDR4 2400 MHz (2 DIMM) Battery Up to 13.6 hours on a 45Whr battery* with Rapid Charge technology*Based on testing with MobileMark 2014. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors. Storage
- Up to 512 GB PCIe SSD
- 500 GB 7200 RPM
- 1 TB 5400 RPM
- Optional: Dual Drive storage
Graphics Integrated Intel® UHD 620 Graphics Security
- dTPM 2.0
- Optional: Match-on-Host fingerprint reader with Windows Hello
- Kensington® lock slot
- Dolby Advanced Audio™
- Skype-certified dual-array mic
Camera 720p HD Dimensions (W x D x H)
- Metal cover: 12.9” x 9.5” x 0.78” / 329 x 242 x 19.9 (mm)
- Plastic cover: 12.9” x 9.5” x 0.86” / 329 x 242 x 21.9 (mm)
Weight Starting at 1.84kg / 4.06lbs Keyboard
- Spill resistant
- English (Optional backlit)
- Spanish (Optional backlit)
- Intel® Dual Band Wireless AC (2 x 2) 9560
- Bluetooth® 5.0
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
- MicroSD card reader
- Headphone / mic combo
- Lenovo App Explorer
- Lenovo Vantage
- McAfee Live Safe (Trial)
- Microsoft Office 2016 (Trial)
What’s in the box
Specifications may vary depending upon region.
- ThinkPad E490
- 65watt AC adapter
- Quick start guide
** The actual transfer speed of the USB 3.1 [Gen 2] 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 [10 Gbit/s]
Ports / Slots
- 1. USB-C
- 2. HDMI 1.4b
- 3. USB 3.1 (always on)
- 4. USB 3.1
- 5. Headphone / mic combo
- 6. MicroSD card reader
- 7. USB 3.0
- 8. RJ45
- 9. Kensington lock slot
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