ThinkPad T480

Designed for serious business

Raise the bar with the ThinkPad T480. Boasting the latest power-packed processors and an all-day battery, this 14" laptop is robust yet light enough to accompany you anywhere. Practical touches include a backlit keyboard and an array of ports, while the enhanced security features help safeguard your work wherever the job takes you.


An IT manager’s dream

The ThinkPad T480 has a match-on-chip fingerprint reader, anti-spoofing technology that authenticates log-in credentials and helps safeguards your data, and ThinkShutter, a webcam cover that you can open and close. It also has an integrated global LTE-A feature that keeps you connected around the world, WiFi or not.

Furthermore, to help save time setting up and deploying each T480, there’s Microsoft AutoPilot. This cloud-based solution lets you preconfigure every laptop so that they are ready to use right out of the box.

Raises performance levels—and eyebrows

Delivering higher performance and far faster than its predecessor, the new 8th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor is designed to take your productivity to new heights. Backed by the increased efficiency and speed of DDR4 memory (up to 32 GB), the T480 gives you the power of a desktop PC and the freedom of a portable laptop.

Where form meets function

Inspired by our ThinkPad customers, this latest T-Series business machine has a USB-C docking connector on the side rather than underneath, enabling the T480 to be just 19.95 mm / 0.79 inch thin. It also has a range of convenient ports, including the lightning-quick Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3. In addition, should you need to work on the go or in low-light conditions, the renowned ThinkPad ergonomic keyboard has a convenient backlight.

Tech Specs

Processor Up to 8th generation Intel® Core™ i7 with vPro™

Operating System

Up to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


Intel® UHD 620

NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 with 2 GB GDDR5 (optional)


Standard: 720p HD camera with ThinkShutter

Optional: IR camera – required for Windows Hello and facial recognition, but it does not have ThinkShutter


Up to 32 GB DDR4


Up to 1 TB OPAL2 M.2 SSD

Up to 1 TB HDD


Dolby® Audio Premium™

Dual-array microphones


Optional: Up to 30.3 hours with dual battery (24 + 72 Whr)*

Standard: Up to 13.9 hours with dual battery (24 + 24 Whr)*

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


Touch: 14" HD TN

Touch: 14" FHD IPS

Non-touch: 14" FHD IPS

Non-touch: 14" WQHD IPS

Dimensions (W x D x H) 336.6 mm x 232.5 mm x 19.95 mm / 13.25" x 9.15" x .078"


Starting at 1.58 kg / 3.49 lbs




Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication

Match-on-chip touch fingerprint reader

IR camera (optional) for facial recognition

ThinkShutter (only with 720p HD camera)

dTPM 2.0

Kensington™ lock slot


Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC (2 x 2)

Bluetooth® 4.2

WWAN Integrated global mobile broadband LTE-A


Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3


2 x USB 3.0

Headphone and microphone combo jack

4-in-1 SD card reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC)



Smart card reader

Nano SIM

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