The black 14" ThinkPad T490s Laptop from Lenovo is designed with the performance, security, and portability that business users need. To keep up with your day-to-day tasks, it features a 50Wh battery and comes with a 65W USB Type-C adapter for rapid charging. Specs-wise, it's powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5-8265U quad-core processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe solid-state drive. Should you need more space, you can install an additional drive as well as attach external storage solutions using its multiple USB ports, which include two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port, and one Thunderbolt 3 port over USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C.
Its 14" IPS display, driven by an integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 chipset, features a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution for crisp and clear playback. It also supports HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort over USB Type-C/Thunderbolt 3, so you can mirror or extend your display for enhanced viewing and multitasking. Other integrated features include a microSD card reader, Micro-SIM slot, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 5.0, a 720p webcam, dual far-field microphones, speakers, a fingerprint reader, and an audio in/out jack. The operating system installed is Windows 10 Pro.
Windows 10 Pro
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana, can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the Internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Laptop, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information-gathering skills.
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
Additional Windows 10 Pro Features
The Pro version of Windows 10 includes all of the features of Windows 10 Home plus many designed specifically for business users, including Hyper-V virtualization, BitLocker disk encryption, and remote desktop access. Devices will also be able to join domains and the Azure Active Directory, and they can even access a specialized version of the Windows Store featuring custom, company-specific applications.
- Lenovo T490 14" Specs
Operating System Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit)
CPU 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5-8265U Quad-Core
Maximum Boost Speed 3.9 GHz
L3 Cache 6 MB
Memory Type 2400 MHz DDR4
Total Installed Memory 8 GB
Memory Configuration 1 x 8 GB (Onboard)
Buffered Memory No
ECC Memory No
Graphics Type Integrated
GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620
Panel Type IPS
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Maximum Brightness 250 cd/m2
Storage and Expansion
Total Installed Capacity 256 GB
Solid State Storage 1 x 256 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe
Optical Drive None
Ports 2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
USB Type-C Ports 1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery)
1 x Thunderbolt 3 (Supports DisplayPort and Power Delivery)
Display 1 x HDMI 1.4
Audio 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
Built-In Speakers Yes
Built-In Microphones Yes
Media Card Slots 1 x microSD (Unspecified Type)
Ethernet 1 x RJ45 (Gigabit)
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
MU-MIMO Support 2 x 2
SIM Card Size 1 x Micro
Webcam User-Facing: 720p
Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion
Capacity 3-Cell: 50 Wh
Maximum Runtime 16.1 Hours
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard Full-Size Keyboard with Backlight
Pointing Device TouchPad, Pointing Stick
Security Kensington Lock Slot, Infineon TPM Software Professional Package, Fingerprint Reader
Power Supply 65 W
Dimensions 12.95 x 8.94 x 0.7" / 329 x 227 x 17.9 mm
Weight 3.4 lb / 1.54 kg
Package Weight 4.635 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.5 x 11.8 x 3.2"