The laptop for workdays, work nights, & weekends
- Lightweight portability and heavyweight performance
- Redesigned narrower bezel yields a sleek and modern design
- An amazing 14” FHD touchscreen display
- Enhanced security and privacy features
- Up to 20 hours of battery life, and an aluminum cover for the Silver option
- Just might just be our best T-Series business laptop ever
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Act on your command
With Cortana Premium, you can speak commands to your ThinkPad T490s from across the room. The integrated far-field microphones ensure your voice carries its weight. Quickly and easily find files on your PC. Or call up your calendar to determine your schedule for the day or week. Speak your mind and boost your productivity at the same time.
Tested for battle, built for life
Like all ThinkPad laptops, the ThinkPad T490s 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.
Go from 0 to 80 in 60
The ThinkPad T490s delivers up to 20 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 16 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.
What happens on your PC stays on your PC
Unless you decide to share it. The ThinkPad T490s 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 available.
Whether you’re out in the world or working at your desk, the ThinkPad T490s keeps you connected. The optional LTE-A card keeps you up and running worldwide*. While the ThinkPad Pro Dock (sold separately), a USB-C side mechanical docking station easily connects with two male Type-C ports that snap 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.Show MoreLess
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Description Specifications Processor Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8665U with vPro™ (1.90GHz, up to 4.80GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8MB Cache) Operating System Windows 10 Pro Display
- 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits
- 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits
Memory8GB DDR4 2400 MHz (Soldered) Battery
* Based on testing with MobileMark 2014. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.
- Up to 20 hours* 57Wh,
- Rapid Charge technology available with 65W AC
Storage 512GB SSD PCIe GraphicsIntegrated Intel® UHD 620 graphics Audio
- Dolby Audio™ Premium
- Dual far-field microphones
Dimensions (W x D x H) 12.95” x 8.90” x 0.63” / 328.8 x 226.15 x 16.7 (mm) WeightStarting at 2.98 lbs (1.35 kg) Camera
- HD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy cover
- Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) with ThinkShutter
- Spill resistant
- Bottom-load backlight with white LED lighting (Optional)
Color Black Connectivity
- WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A Cat9 (Optional)
- WLAN: Intel® Dual-Band 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2)
- Bluetooth® 5.0
- 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)
- Combo MicroSD card reader / Micro-Sim slot
- Smart card reader (Optional)
- Headphone / mic combo
- HDMI 1.4
- RJ45 Gigabit via Ethernet Extension Adapter (Optional)
- Fast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilities
- dTPM 2.0
- Optional: Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint reader
- Optional: PrivacyGuard
- Optional: PrivacyAlert (requires PrivacyGuard)
- Kensington lock slot
Docking stations sold separately.
- ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2
- ThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra Dock
What’s in the box
Specifications may vary depending upon region.
- ThinkPad T490s
- 65W AC Adapter (required for rapid charging)
- Quick Start Guide
- 3 Cell 57Whr Li-Ion internal battery
** 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]
- 1. USB-C AC Power
- 2. USB-C Thunderbolt 3
- 3. Ethernet extension
- 4. USB 3.1 (Gen 1)
- 5. HDMI 1.4
- 6. Headphone / mic combo
- 7. Smart card reader (optional)
- 8. USB 3.1 (Gen 1) powered
- 9. Kensington lock slot
- 10. MicroSD / Micro-SIM combo
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The laptop for workdays, work nights, & weekends