Lenovo ThinkPad T480 Review

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Lenovo ThinkPad T480 is one of ThinkPad T series product line that still attract the attention of it fans. The laptop has an attractive aspect which include; match – on – chip fingerprint reader, anti – spoofing technology that authenticate log in credentials and also helps safeguard your data. However, the laptop webcam is designed with a cover that enables you to open and close it. ThinkPad T480 has an integrated global LTE – A feature that keeps you connected around the globe. In addition, the laptop comes with cloud – base solution that helps pre-configure the laptop so as to save time setting up the laptop.

Lenovo ThinkPad T480


Screen – 14.0-inch 2560 X 1440 IPS matte screen

Processor – Intel Core i7 – 8550U (1.8GHz, 8M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz)

Graphics – NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2GB GDDR5 and Intel UHD 620

Memory – 8GB DDR4 2400MHz

Storage – 512 GB PCle SSD

Connectivity – Intel 8265AC and Bluetooth 4.1

Ports – USB 3.0 X 2, HDMI, Thunderbolt 3.0, USB Type C, Micro SD, SIM card slot

Battery – 57 Wh

OS – Windows 10

Weight – 1.34kg



Lenovo ThinkPad T480 is designed without Lenovo logo but looks exactly like ThinkPad X1 Carbon with about two difference, which is the addition of SD card reader to ThinkPad T480s and it cancels narrow bezel design. The body of the laptop laptop is made of carbon fibre and metal material that gives it an excellent appearance.

The laptop is also designed with Windows Hello facial recognition, and several ports which include a Thunderbolt 3.0 port a mini – Ethernet interface, an RJ45 network interface, a USB 3.0 port, HDMI port, an SD card slot, a USB Type-C (USB 3.0) port, and an earphone – microphone 2-in-1 port. In addition, there is a SIM card slot hidden in the axis part of the laptop body.

Lenovo ThinkPad T480



The 14-inch IPS screen of the laptop gives a resolution of 2560 pixels by 1440 pixels, and the screen’s sRGB colour gamut covers 97% and also its brightness is about 298nit. The features of the screen gives the screen an superb performance when tested.

The keyboard is designed to give the best performance. However, the keyboard has a long key travel and good key cap, the fingerprint reader module is placed under the keyboard which makes it easier to unlock the laptop.


Display and Performance

There are many versions of Lenovo ThinkPad T480 with different processor. The reviewed version is powered by by 8th-generation Core i7-8550U processor based on KabyLake Refresh frame design. It has 1.8 GHz, and about 4.0 GHz maximum frequency, this features gives the processor a normal performance.

Lenovo ThinkPad T480



In addition, the tearing down of Lenovo ThinkPad T840 is very easy. It only requires the removal of the screws on the back cover and after that remove the back cover. The laptop also has a reserve memory slot for DDR4, to enable the user upgrade the capacity up to 24GB. Moreover, the wireless network card and M.2 SSD can be change easily by the user.

During performance, the temperature on the back cover was observed to be high but it has little adverse effect on laptop’s daily usage. Furthermore, the laptop has a long lasting battery life of about 11 hours, this gives the laptop an advantage over it competitors.


Lenovo ThinkPad T480s has showcase great features that makes it one of the best lightweight laptop in the market. However, with low price rate, excellent keyboard, 720 Web webcam, good appearance, long lasting battery life and superb performance, Lenovo ThinkPad T480 laptop worth fighting for.

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