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Lenovo ThinkPad T490 i5 8GB 512GB

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SKU: 20N20034ZA
Does everything but make the coffee With a starting weight of just 3.23lb / 1.46kg, the ThinkPad T490 is perfect for portability. A slim bezel keeps the focus on a larger screen area than previous models, and there’s a range of display options from touchscreen to built-in PrivacyGuard to Dolby Vision®. Long battery life and robust security make this the laptop for serious business professionals.
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Dazzle yourself & others

Choose dramatic Dolby Vision® high-dynamic-range (HDR) technology, available on the WQHD panel that boasts increased brightness, expanded contrast, amazingly accurate colors, and refined detail. Combine with discrete graphics and the T490 is perfect for working with multimedia. Or go with the FHD low-power option for enhanced battery life. No matter which display you choose, the T490 features a new bezel design with a larger display area.

Tested for battle, built for life

Like all ThinkPads, the T490 is tested against 12 military-grade requirements and more than 200 quality checks to ensure they run 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 T490 delivers up to 16.1 hours of battery life*. And if you’re running low, Rapid Charge technology provides 80% capacity in just an hour. So a 60-minute lunch break or a layover can easily boost your battery up to more than 12 hours. What more could you need for life on the go?

All battery life claims are approximate and based on results using both the MobileMark® 2014 battery-life benchmark tests. Actual battery life will vary and depends on many factors such as product configuration and usage, software use, wireless functionality, power management settings, and screen brightness. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with time and use.

Stay connected

Whether you’re out in the world or working at your desk, the T490 keeps you connected. The optional LTE-A card keeps you up and running worldwide*. Or 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—and it’s shared across all newer ThinkPads.

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

Backside of Lenovo ThinkPad T490 open 80 degrees.

We’ve got your back—and your front

Keep your business data—and your privacy—safe with the T490 laptop’s comprehensive suite of ThinkShield security features. Its discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) encrypts data and works in conjunction with Windows 10 security. ThinkShutter, a physical camera cover, blocks the lens to ensure that you’re only seen when you want to be. And the fingerprint reader uses biometrics to log you in with a simple touch.

For your eyes only

As part of ThinkShield security, we offer a combination of hardware and software that work together to ensure what’s on your display is for your eyes only. PrivacyGuard is an electronic privacy filter built into your system that decreases the angle of vision on your display, such that only your eyes, when facing head-on, can see content. All others see a darkened screen. PrivacyAlert* is an integrated software that works with the IR camera to ensure that if others look over your shoulder, then a popup notifies you of the potential threat.

*Requires the optional IR camera.

Lenovo ThinkPad T490 closeup of ThinkShutter, the privacy cover for the camera.

T490 Healthcare Edition

Designed for use within a healthcare environment, the ThinkPad T490 Healthcare Edition (HE) does practically everything but take the patient’s temperature! It’s engineered with an antimicrobial surface and includes a program that enables quick sanitizing without shutting down. Rigorous testing confirms that this device will easily withstand the 10,000 expected wipe-downs likely to occur during the course of its lifecycle.

Seamless security for healthcare professionals

A built-in RFID reader aligns computer access with facility access—certified by Imprivata® for compatibility with all major single sign-on providers. An FIPS 201-compliant fingerprint reader exceeds biometric security requirements for electronic prescriptions for controlled substances (EPCS), helping hospitals ensure a higher level of encryption and network security while simplifying workflow for clinicians.

Processor Intel® Core™ i5 8265U
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Display 14" FHD IPS (1920 x 1080, 250 nits)
Graphics Intel UHD 620
Battery Up to 16.1 hours** 50Wh Rapid Charge available with 65W AC ** Based on testing with MobileMark 2014. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.
Camera HD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy cover Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) + HD with ThinkShutter
Memory 8GB
Storage 512GB SSD
Connectivity WWAN: Optional: Integrated Global Mobile Broadband LTE-A* WLAN: Intel® Dual-Band Wire-less 2 x 2 AC /WiFi 6 (AX) Bluetooth® 5.0 Optional: NFC† * Not available with Healthcare Edition. †NFC is standard on the Healthcare Edition.
Security Fast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilities dTPM 2.0 Optional: Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint reader ThinkShutter, webcam privacy cover Optional: PrivacyGuard Optional: PrivacyAlert Kensington lock slot For T490 HE: FIPS-201 Fingerprint Reader RFID Reader Optional: IR camera with Windows Hello dTPM 2.0 ThinkShutter camera cover Optional: PrivacyGuard Optional: PrivacyAlert Kensington lock slot
Audio Dolby Audio™ Premium Dual far-field microphones
Weight 1.6700
Dimensions 329mm x 227mm x 18.9mm
Keyboard Spill resistant Bottom-load backlight with white LED lighting Lenovo Quick Clean† (App that disengages keyboard / touchpad for up to 90 seconds) †Available only on Healthcare Edition.
Ports / Slots 2 x USB 3.1 (Gen 1) 2 x USB-C (1 Thunderbolt™ 3) MicroSD card reader Smart card reader Micro-SIM slot* Headphone / mic combo HDMI 1.4 RJ45 * Not available on Healthcare Edition.
Color Black
AC Adapter 45W 65W (required for Rapid Charge)
Supported Docking ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2 ThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra Dock Docking stations sold separately.
warranty 3 Year Carry In Warranty

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