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Lenovo ThinkPad T490 vs T490s

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In this article we will compare Lenovo ThinkPad T490 vs Lenovo ThinkPad T490s.

Lenovo ThinkPad T490Lenovo ThinkPad T490s
Starting at:$1,217.30Starting at:$1,399.30
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Key Features

Lenovo ThinkPad T490 Lenovo ThinkPad T490s
Does everything but make the coffeeLightweight portability and heavyweight performance
Starting weight of just 3.23 lbs / 1.46 kg, perfect for portabilityRedesigned narrower bezel yields a sleek and modern design
New narrow bezel designAn amazing 14” FHD touchscreen display
Available with a touchscreen with built-in PrivacyGuardEnhanced security and privacy features
Up to 16.11 hrs of battery lifeUp to 20 hours of battery life, and an aluminum cover for the Silver option
Preferred laptop for serious business professionals.Just might just be best T-Series business laptop ever

Technical Specification

Model Lenovo ThinkPad T490 Lenovo ThinkPad T490s
Processor
Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8665U with vPro™ (1.90GHz, up to 4.80GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8MB Cache)Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8665U with vPro™ (1.90GHz, up to 4.80GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8MB Cache)
Up to 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10510U (1.80GHz, up to 4.90GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8MB Cache)
Operating SystemLenovo ThinkPad T490 Lenovo ThinkPad T490s
Window 10 HomeWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 ProWindows 10 Pro
DisplayLenovo ThinkPad T490 Lenovo ThinkPad T490s
14″ HD (1366 x 768) anti-glare, 220 nits14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits
14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits
14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits14.0″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS, glossy, 500 nits
14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, low power, anti-glare, 400 nits
14″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS, glossy, 500 nits
MemoryLenovo ThinkPad T490 Lenovo ThinkPad T490s
Up to 48GB DDR4 2400MHz Up to 32GB DDR4 2400 MHz (Soldered)
BatteryLenovo ThinkPad T490 Lenovo ThinkPad T490s
Up to 16.11 hours* 50WhrUp to 20 hours* 57Wh,
Rapid Charge available with 65W AC adapterRapid Charge technology available with 65W AC
StorageLenovo ThinkPad T490 Lenovo ThinkPad T490s
Up to 1TB SSD PCIeUp to 1TB SSD PCIe
GraphicsLenovo ThinkPad T490 Lenovo ThinkPad T490s
Up to Integrated Intel® UHD 620 graphicsIntegrated Intel® UHD 620 graphics
NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 2GB
AudioLenovo ThinkPad T490 Lenovo ThinkPad T490s
Dolby Audio™ PremiumDolby Audio™ Premium
Dual Array far-field microphonesDual far-field microphones
Dimensions (W x D x H) Lenovo ThinkPad T490 Lenovo ThinkPad T490s
329mm x 227mm x 17.9mm / 12.95″ x 8.94″ x 0.70″12.95” x 8.90” x 0.63” / 328.8 x 226.15 x 16.7 (mm)
WeightLenovo ThinkPad T490 Lenovo ThinkPad T490s
HD: 3.37 lbs (1.53 kg)Starting at 2.98 lbs (1.35 kg)
FHD IPS / touchscreen & non-touch: 3.41 lbs (1.55 kg)
FHD low power: 3.23 lbs (1.46 kg)
FHD with PrivacyGuard: 3.56 lbs (1.61 kg)
WQHD: 3.23 lbs (1.46 kg)
ColorLenovo ThinkPad T490 Lenovo ThinkPad T490s
BlackBlack
Silver
ConnectivityLenovo ThinkPad T490 Lenovo ThinkPad T490s
WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A Cat9 (Optional)WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A Cat9 (Optional)
WLAN: Intel® Dual-Band 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2)WLAN: Intel® Dual-Band 9560 with vPro™ 802.11 AC (2 x 2)
WLAN: Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 802.11 AX (2 x 2)Bluetooth® 5.0
Bluetooth® 5.0
Optional: NFC†
Ports/SlotsLenovo ThinkPad T490 Lenovo ThinkPad T490s
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** (one Always On)2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** (one Always On)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
MicroSD card readerCombo MicroSD card reader / Micro-Sim slot
Smart card reader (Optional)Smart card reader (Optional)
Headphone / mic comboHeadphone / mic combo
Micro-SIM slot*HDMI 1.4
HDMI 1.4RJ45 Gigabit via Ethernet Extension Adapter (Optional)a
RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
CameraLenovo ThinkPad T490 Lenovo ThinkPad T490s
HD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy cover720p HD with ThinkShutter privacy cover
Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) + HD with ThinkShutterOptional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) with ThinkShutter
KeyboardLenovo ThinkPad T490 Lenovo ThinkPad T490s
Spill resistantSpill resistant
Bottom-load backlight with white LED lighting (Optional)Bottom-load backlight with white LED lighting (Optional)
Lenovo Quick Clean* (App that disengages keyboard / touchpad for up to 90 seconds)
SecurityLenovo ThinkPad T490 Lenovo ThinkPad T490s
Fast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilitiesFast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilities
dTPM 2.0dTPM 2.0
Optional: Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint readerOptional: Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint reader
ThinkShutter, webcam privacy coverThinkShutter
Optional: PrivacyGuardOptional: PrivacyGuard
Optional: Privacy AlertOptional: PrivacyAlert (requires PrivacyGuard)
Kensington lock slotKensington lock slot
FIPS-201 Fingerprint Reader
RFID Reader
IR camera with Windows Hello
dTPM 2.0
ThinkShutter camera cover
Optional: PrivacyGuard
Optional: PrivacyAlert
Kensington lock slot
Supported DockingLenovo ThinkPad T490 Lenovo ThinkPad T490s
ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2
ThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra DockThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra Dock
What’s in the boxLenovo ThinkPad T490 Lenovo ThinkPad T490s
ThinkPad T490ThinkPad T490s
65W AC Adapter (required for rapid charging)65W AC Adapter (required for rapid charging)
Quick Start GuideQuick Start Guide
3 Cell 50Whr Li-Ion internal battery3 Cell 57Whr Li-Ion internal battery

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