ThinkPad E490

Impressive features. Incredible value.

A sleek design, small footprint, and smart metallic construction ensure the ThinkPad E490 laptop is the perfect choice for professionals on the go. This lightweight SMB device boasts powerful performance with the latest Intel® CPUs, dual storage drive options, and AMD discrete graphics. Plus, robust security features keep your data safe.

Say goodbye to vulnerability

ThinkPad E490’s optional security features help your SMB take control. The fingerprint reader adds secure biometric authentication, while the discrete trusted platform module (TPM) encrypts data at the hardware level. We take care of security so you can take care of business.

Packed with power

The ThinkPad E490 features the latest Intel® Quad Core™ processors and it’s Intel Optane™ ready—which means that when you choose this memory option, everything’s accelerated, from everyday computing and opening media-rich files to loading high-performance games.

Tech Specs

Processor Up to 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8565U

Operating System Up to Windows 10 Pro


14” FHD IPS antiglare (1920 x 1080)

14” HD antiglare (1366 x 768)

Memory Up to 32GB (2 DIMM)

Battery Up to 13.6 hours on a 45Whr battery* with Rapid Charge technology

*Based on testing with MobileMark 2014. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.


Up to 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD

Up to 500GB (7200 RPM)

Up to 2TB (5400 RPM) 2.5 SATA HDD

Optional: Dual Drive storage

Optional: Up to 16GB Intel® Optane™ Memory


Integrated Intel® graphics

Discrete AMD Radeon RX 550X, 2GB


dTPM 2.0

Optional: Match-on-Host fingerprint reader with Windows Hello

Kensington lock slot


Dolby® Audio™

Skype-certified dual-array mic

Camera HD 720p

Dimensions (W x D x H)

Metal cover: 329mm x 242mm x 19.9mm / 12.9” x 9.5” x 0.78”

Plastic cover: 329mm x 242mm x 21.9mm / 12.9” x 9.5” x 0.86”

Weight Starting at 1.84kg / 4.06lbs




Connectivity Up to Intel 2×2 11ac & Bluetooth® 4.1 combo

Ports / Slots

USB-C (supports power delivery & can be used as DisplayPort)

2 x USB 3.1

USB 2.0

HDMI 1.4b


MicroSD card reader

Headphone / mic combo

AC Adapter


65W supports Rapid Charge functionality

Preloaded Software

Lenovo App Explorer

Lenovo Vantage

McAfee Live Safe (trial)

Microsoft Office 2016 (trial, except in Japan)

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