2019 Lenovo Thinkpad T480 14″ Flagship Business Laptop, i5-8250U, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD Review

2019 Lenovo Thinkpad T480 14″ Flagship Business Laptop

2019 Lenovo Thinkpad T480 14 Inch Flagship Premium Business Laptop

2019 release Lenovo Thinkpad T480 is a 14-inch premium business laptop with a quad core eighth generation Intel i5 processor, very large 1TB SSD, 16GB DDR4 SDRAM and Windows 10 Pro with HESVAP accessories.

The Intel i5-8250U ( 6MB SmartCache) is an ultra low voltage quad core processor with a base speed of 1.6GHz up to 3.4GHz max with turbo boost when required by the more complex tasks. It has a Passmark benchmark score of 7680 as a high-end CPU. It runs four cores and 8 threads in parallel, is at the lower end of the high-end CPU’s list, but quite fast and powerful to carry out a variety of business tasks.

The TDP- Thermal Design Power is 15 watts on average, between 10 watts and 25 watts. The upgraded high-bandwidth 16GB memory would be more than enough for anyone’s multitasking needs and will help run several apps and browsers simultaneously. 1TB Solid State Drive is good for both high speed and massive storage space for all your files and improves the total performance and smooth responsiveness of this laptop for business, daily use or even entertainment.

The 14-inch LED-backlit anti-glare HD display has the 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 400:1 contrast ratio and 220 nits of brightness. This is not a gaming laptop and doesn’t come with a dedicated card but the integrated Intel UHD 620 with a video card benchmark score of 1055 with a mid-range graphics performance. The picture quality of the high definition 720p webcam is satisfactory for a business laptop.

For connectivity it has the Fingerprint Reader, Intel 802.11ac Wireless 8265ac (2×2) and Bluetooth v4.1, an HDMI 1.4b output, the GigaBit Ethernet Port (RJ-45), 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2019 Lenovo Thinkpad T480 14 Inch Flagship Premium Laptop1, 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 / Thunderbolt 3 (40 GB/s max throughput), 4-in-1 multi-format media card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC) and a headphone/ microphone combo jack. There is no optical CD/DVD drive on this one and you’ll get a mouse pad, a HDMI cable and a USB extension cord with your purchase.

Lenovo Thinkpad T480 weighs 3.63 pounds and measures 13.2 x 9.2 x 0.8 inches. The keyboard is non-backlit and doesn’t have a numeric pad but is quite comfortable to type on and the touchpad is responsive. It has the 3-cell 24 WHr and 3-cell 24 WHr Li-ion batteries for a longer battery life. This Thinkpad’s manufacturer box is opened, it is tested and inspected, defects significantly decreased and the RAM is upgraded to 16GB. Delivery is fast and reliable via Amazon.com, and you’re getting a good quality business machine with a very sturdy build for the price.

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