Lenovo ThinkPad T490

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Lenovo ThinkPad T490

ThinkPad T490
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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 profession

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.

Tech Specs

Operating System
Up to Windows 10 Pro
Up to 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5/i7 vPro™
14" HD TN antiglare (1920 x 1080, 250 nit)*
14" FHD IPS (1920 x 1080, 250 nit)
14" FHD IPS Touchscreen (1920 x 1080. 300 nit)
14" FHD IPS with PrivacyGuard (1920 x 1080, 400 nit)
14" FHD IPS Low Power (1920 x 1080, 400 nit)*
14" WQHD IPS with Dolby Vision® (2560 x 1440, 500 nit, Adobe 100% color gamut)*
* Not available with Healthcare Edition (HE).
Up to 48GB
Up to 1TB PCIe SSD
Optional: Intel® Optane Memory*
* Not available with Healthcare Edition.
Intel UHD 620
Optional: NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250*
* Not available with Healthcare Edition.
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.
HD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy cover
Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) + HD with ThinkShutter
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 For T490:
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

Dolby Audio™ Premium
Dual far-field microphones
Starting at:
FHD IPS / touchscreen & non-touch: 3.41lb / 1.55kg
FHD low power: 3.23lb / 1.46kg
FHD with PrivacyGuard: 3.67lb / 1.67kg
WQHD: 3.23lb / 1.46kg
Dimensions (W x D x H)
329mm x 227mm x 18.9mm / 12.95” x 8.94” x 0.74”
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.
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
* Not available on Healthcare Edition.
AC Adapter
65W (required for Rapid Charge)
Supported Docking
ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2
ThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra Dock
Docking stations sold separately.


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