Product Comparison: Lenovo ThinkPad L490 (20Q5002QGE) vs Lenovo Thinkpad L480 (20LS001AUK)


General Specifications
Brand
Lenovo
Lenovo
Model
ThinkPad L490 (20Q5002QGE)
Thinkpad L480 (20LS001AUK)
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Thanks to the ThinkShutter, optional touch fingerprint reader and IR camera, the ThinkPad L490 is designed with security in mind. It's also very configurable and will make your employees lives easier with up to a 12-hour battery.
The 14-inch ThinkPad L480 has the versatility, power, and portability to keep up - and to make your job easier. The perfect business partner. Your IT staff will rest easy with the optional infrared camera and touch fingerprint reader, knowing they give the L480 greater security.
Key Specs
Screen Size
14 in.
14 in.
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro
Processor Speed
1.6 GHz
1.6 GHz
System Memory (RAM)
8 GB
8 GB
Storage Capacity
256 GB
256 GB
Battery Life
12 hours
12 hours

Lenovo ThinkPad L490 (20Q5002QGE)

Lenovo Thinkpad L480 (20LS001AUK)

Lenovo ThinkPad L490 (20Q5002QGE)

Lenovo Thinkpad L480 (20LS001AUK)

Lenovo ThinkPad L490 (20Q5002QGE)

Lenovo Thinkpad L480 (20LS001AUK)

Lenovo ThinkPad L490 (20Q5002QGE)

Lenovo Thinkpad L480 (20LS001AUK)

Lenovo ThinkPad L490 (20Q5002QGE)

Lenovo Thinkpad L480 (20LS001AUK)

Size & Weight
Height
0.9 in.
0.88 in.
Width
13.2 in.
13.19 in.
Depth
9.3 in.
9.25 in.
Weight
3.72 lbs.
3.7 lbs.

Lenovo ThinkPad L490 (20Q5002QGE)

Lenovo Thinkpad L480 (20LS001AUK)

Lenovo ThinkPad L490 (20Q5002QGE)

Lenovo Thinkpad L480 (20LS001AUK)

Lenovo ThinkPad L490 (20Q5002QGE)

Lenovo Thinkpad L480 (20LS001AUK)

Lenovo ThinkPad L490 (20Q5002QGE)

Lenovo Thinkpad L480 (20LS001AUK)

Processor
Processor Model
Intel Core i5-8265U
Intel Core i5-8250U
Number of Cores
4
4
Graphics
Intel UHD Graphics 620
Intel UHD Graphics 620

Lenovo ThinkPad L490 (20Q5002QGE)

Lenovo Thinkpad L480 (20LS001AUK)

What customers say about "Processor"
Lenovo ThinkPad L490 (20Q5002QGE) 14" Laptop
  • Great device! Fast and reliable Intel CPU and brilliant keyboard.
  • It is a very fast and solid laptop. 8th gen Intel i5 processor is very god.
  • Solid build quality. Equipped with well performing CPU.
  • The laptop processor is able to handle everyday tasks so much more smoothly than the other laptops in it's price range.
  • Sturdy design and CPU runs most things well, keyboard is comfortable and responsive.
Lenovo Thinkpad L480 (20LS001AUK) 14" Laptop
  • This is a great notebook. Processor is fast and the battery life last a long time.
  • Wonderful machine. Excellent portability. Processor fast for this small of a machine.
  • It’s pretty fast and easy to use.
  • The laptop is fast enough. Great processor.
  • The size is great but the processor is so slow.
Memory
Type of Memory (RAM)
DDR4-SDRAM
DDR4-SDRAM
Type of Storage
SSD
SSD
Card Reader
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Memory"
Lenovo ThinkPad L490 (20Q5002QGE) 14" Laptop
  • All the speed an functionality you want from a business PC with a reliable ssd drive.
  • Fast RAM, reliable SSD, light and easy to use. It has a great battery life.
  • Great size, powerful, fast operation with 256gb of SSD.
  • It's slower to start up than my last laptop.
  • I wish that the default Solid State Disk has more space.
Lenovo Thinkpad L480 (20LS001AUK) 14" Laptop
  • I found the SSD drive to be fast, the computer boots in a few seconds.
  • It loads up fast - has a nice feeling keyboard - all the features of Windows 10 - it is quite lightweight.
  • The screen and speakers are very good and the system is pretty fast.
  • The volume of the SSD drive is enough to store a large amount of information.
  • Great amount of RAM for multitasking.
Features
Display Type
FHD IPS
FHD IPS
Screen Resolution
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Discrete Graphics
AMD Radeon 535
No
Discrete Graphics Memory
2 GB
Extras
Discrete Trusted Platform Module 2.0, ThinkShutter, Windows Hello facial software
USB Sleep-and-Charge, Dolby Audio, Spill-resistant keyboard, Keyboard backlit, Fingerprint reader, Trusted Platform Module
What customers say about "Features"
Lenovo ThinkPad L490 (20Q5002QGE) 14" Laptop
  • Screen surprised me with nice colours and excellent resolution.
  • This device has everything I need to work, stay mobile and be sure that nothing will happen with laptop. Excellent battery life.
  • Awesome fast thinkpad. Touch screen feature is amazing.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad L490 is the very essence of elegance and convenience. Features lot of security.
  • Take it move it around the place without any worry of any hang up. Very long battery life.
Lenovo Thinkpad L480 (20LS001AUK) 14" Laptop
  • Looks good, feels as solid as one can expect, nice response feel on the keys, crisp display and bright, and lightning fast.
  • The keyboard feels great, with a nice balance of being chunky and "clicky" while still being compact.
  • The size and being very light. Easy to use and easy set up.
  • It feels well built, not flimsy. Great laptop.
  • The display, in my opinion, is excellent; and I'm also very happy with the size and feel of the keyboard.
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Network
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Ethernet
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Ethernet
Number of USB Ports
4
5
USB Type C
Yes
Yes
Other Ports
Headphone/Microphone 3.5mm jack, HDMI
HDMI, Headphone/Microphone 3.5mm jack, SmartCard, Docking connector

Lenovo ThinkPad L490 (20Q5002QGE)

Lenovo Thinkpad L480 (20LS001AUK)

What customers say about "Connectivity"
Lenovo ThinkPad L490 (20Q5002QGE) 14" Laptop
  • Easy to setup and use. Has good connectivity. Highly recommend.
  • I am very pleased with my new Lenovo. Nice looking and stylish as usual. Packed with Type-C ports, which is just great.
  • Great build quality, nice design and lot of USB ports.
  • Everything runs smoothly on this laptop. And I appreciate Type-C ports.
  • Hard to connect external display or projector without VGA port.
Lenovo Thinkpad L480 (20LS001AUK) 14" Laptop
  • So many ports in such a tiny machine.
  • The WiFi range is quite good. I remained connected to my WiFi for just about fifty feet, and the signal needed to pass through walls.
  • The Wi-Fi connection is great. Simple set up from the start.
  • There’s plenty of ports despite the small size, and the the inclusion of HDMI is surprising.
  • It connects to HDMI and spends watching TV all day.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE, FCC
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