ThinkPad T490 (14") Laptop

T490 (14")

ThinkPad T490 (14") Laptop

Does everything but make the coffee

  • Starting weight of just 3.23 lbs / 1.46 kg, perfect for portability
  • New narrow bezel design
  • Multiple display options from touchscreen, to a built-in PrivacyGuard, to Dolby Vision®
  • Longer battery life and optional global LTE-A connectivity
  • Preferred laptop for serious business professionals.
Starting at:
$1,029.00

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Does everything but make the coffee

  • Features

    Features

    Dazzle yourself & others

    Choose dramatic Dolby Vision® HDR technology, available on the WQHD panel that boasts increased brightness, expanded contrast, amazingly accurate colors, and refined detail. Combine with optional discrete graphics, the ThinkPad T490 is perfect for working with multimedia. Go with the FHD low-power display option for enhanced battery life. No matter which display you choose, the ThinkPad T490 features a new narrower bezel design for a sleeker design and more productive workday.

    Tested for battle, built for life

    Like all ThinkPad laptops, the T490 is tested against 12 military-grade requirements and more than 200 quality checks to ensure it runs in extreme conditions. From the Arctic wilderness to desert dust storms, from zero gravity to spills and drops, you can trust this laptop to handle whatever life throws your way.

    Lenovo ThinkPad T490s showing WQHD display with Dolby Vision alongside FHD display.

    Go from 0 to 80 in 60

    The ThinkPad T490 delivers up to 16.1 hours* of battery life with the low-power FHD display. If you're running on empty, Rapid Charge provides an 80% charge in just an hour. So, a 60 minute lunch break or a layover is enough to boost your battery up to 12 hours. What more could you need for life on-the-go?

    * Based on testing with MobileMark 2014 on the low-power FHD display panel. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors. Note that Rapid Charge requires the 65W power adapter.

    Stay connected

    Whether you're out in the world or working at your desk, the ThinkPad T490 keeps you connected. The optional LTE-A card keeps you up and running worldwide*. Use the ThinkPad Pro Dock (sold separately), a USB-C side mechanical docking station that easily connects with two male Type-C ports that slide into and automatically level your device. Once docked, your ThinkPad stays securely in place and connects to all of your peripherals such as monitors, keyboards, and mice.

    * WWAN must be configured at time of purchase, as it's not upgradeable.

    Backside of Lenovo ThinkPad T490 open 80 degrees.

    What happens on your PC, stays on your PC

    Unless you decide to share it. The ThinkPad T490 offers an FHD panel with PrivacyGuard — an exclusive technology that keeps unwanted viewers from seeing what’s on your screen. ThinkShutter, a physical cover that ensures your camera is on only when you want it to be, is now available on all camera options. You can also add options like an infrared (IR) camera and touch fingerprint reader for biometric login.

    Lenovo ThinkPad T490 closeup of ThinkShutter, the privacy cover for the camera.
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  • Ratings & Reviews

    Ratings & Reviews

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  • Tech Specs

    Tech Specs

    Description Specifications
    Processor
    ?The processor runs the operating system and all applications. The faster the processor, the faster your programs run, but battery life can be affected.
    • Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8665U Processor with vPro™ (1.90GHz, up to 4.80GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8MB Cache)
    • Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core i5-8365U Processor with vPro™ (1.60GHz, up to 4.10GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 6MB Cache)
    Operating System
    • Windows 10 Home
    • Windows 10 Pro – Lenovo recommends Windows 10 Pro
    Display
    ?The display is the screen. Higher resolutions displays allow you to fit more content on the screen at once. IPS displays offer better colour and wider viewing angles.
    • 14.0" HD (1366 x 768) 220 nits anti-glare
    • 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) 250 nits IPS anti-glare
    • 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) 300 nits IPS anti-glare multi-touch
    • 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) 400 nits IPS with PrivacyGuard
    • 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) 400 nits IPS Low-power
    • 14.0" WQHD (2560 x 1440) 500 nits IPS glossy with Dolby Vision HDR, 100% Adobe color gamut
    Memory
    ?Memory, aka RAM, is used to store data temporarily as you are actively working on your laptop. It is not where your data is permanently stored. More memory can help your system run faster, especially if you have a lot of programs open at the same time.
    Up to 32 GB DDR4 2400 MHz (16GB Onboard + 16GB DIMM)
    Battery
    • Up to 16 hours* 50Whr with low-power FHD
    • Rapid Charge available with 65W AC adapter
    * Based on testing with MobileMark 2014. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.
    Storage
    ?Storage is where data, like documents and applications, resides permanently on your computer. Not to be confused with memory, which is only active when the computer is in use. Larger files like media files will need larger storage.
    Up to 1 TB PCIe SSD
    Graphics
    • Integrated Intel® UHD 620 graphics
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 2 GB
    Audio
    • Dolby Audio Premium
    • Dual far-field microphones
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 329mm x 227mm x 17.9mm / 12.95" x 8.94" x 0.70"
    Weight
    Starting at:
    • FHD IPS / touchscreen & non-touch: 3.35lbs (1.52 kg)
    • FHD low power: 3.23lbs (1.46 kg)
    • FHD with PrivacyGuard: 3.67lbs (1.67 kg)
    • WQHD: 3.17lbs (1.44 kg)
    Color
    Black
    Connectivity
    ?Wireless comes down to B, G, N or AC. The basics are B and G, G being faster than B with more range. AC is the fastest, but N has the furthest range and more frequency options.
    • WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A Cat9 (Optional)
    • WLAN: Intel® Dual-Band 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2)
    • Bluetooth® 5.0
    Ports/Slots
    • 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 2** Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
    • MicroSD card reader
    • Smart card reader (Optional)
    • Headphone / mic combo
    • Micro-SIM slot
    • HDMI 1.4
    • RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
    Camera
    • HD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy cover
    • Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) with ThinkShutter
    Keyboard
    • Spill resistant
    • Bottom-load backlight with white LED lighting (Optional)
    Security
    • Fast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilities
    • dTPM 2.0
    • Optional: Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint reader
    • ThinkShutter, webcam privacy cover
    • Optional: PrivacyGuard
    • Kensington lock slot
    Supported Docking
    • ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2
    • ThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra Dock
    Docking stations sold separately.
    What's in the box
    • ThinkPad T490
    • 65W AC Adapter (required for rapid charging)
    • Quick Start Guide
    • 3 Cell 50Whr Li-Ion internal battery
    Specifications may vary depending upon region.

    ** 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

    Lenovo ThinkPad T490
    Lenovo ThinkPad T490
    • 1. USB-C AC power
    • 2. USB-C Thunderbolt 3
    • 3. Dock Connector
    • 4. USB 3.1 (Gen 1)
    • 5. HDMI 1.4
    • 6. Headphone / mic combo
    • 7. MicroSD card reader
    • 8. Smart card reader (optional)
    • 9. USB 3.1 (Gen 1)
    • 10. RJ45
    • 11. Kensington lock slot
    • 12. Micro-SIM slot
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    • Models

      Models

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      1. New

        ThinkPad T490
        Part Number:  20N2001YUS

        Web Price:
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        ThinkPad T490

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        ThinkPad T490
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        ThinkPad T490
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        ThinkPad T490
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  • Services

    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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