ThinkPad T490

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Does everything but make the coffee

With a starting weight of just 3.23lb / 1.46kg, the ThinkPad T490 is perfect for portability. A slim bezel keeps the focus on a larger screen area than previous models, and there’s a range of display options from touchscreen to built-in PrivacyGuard to Dolby Vision®. Long battery life and robust security make this the laptop for serious business profession


Dazzle yourself & others

Choose dramatic Dolby Vision® high-dynamic-range (HDR) technology, available on the WQHD panel that boasts increased brightness, expanded contrast, amazingly accurate colors, and refined detail. Combine with discrete graphics and the T490 is perfect for working with multimedia. Or go with the FHD low-power option for enhanced battery life. No matter which display you choose, the T490 features a new bezel design with a larger display area.

Tested for battle, built for life

Like all ThinkPads, the T490 is tested against 12 military-grade requirements and more than 200 quality checks to ensure they run in extreme conditions. From the Arctic wilderness to desert dust storms, from zero gravity to spills and drops, you can trust this laptop to handle whatever life throws your way.

Tech Specs

Operating System

Up to Windows 10 Pro


Up to 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5/i7 vPro™


14" HD TN antiglare (1920 x 1080, 250 nit)*

14" FHD IPS (1920 x 1080, 250 nit)

14" FHD IPS Touchscreen (1920 x 1080. 300 nit)

14" FHD IPS with PrivacyGuard (1920 x 1080, 400 nit)

14" FHD IPS Low Power (1920 x 1080, 400 nit)*

14" WQHD IPS with Dolby Vision® (2560 x 1440, 500 nit, Adobe 100% color gamut)*

* Not available with Healthcare Edition (HE).


Up to 48GB


Up to 1TB PCIe SSD

Optional: Intel® Optane Memory*

* Not available with Healthcare Edition.


Intel UHD 620

Optional: NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250*

* Not available with Healthcare Edition.


Up to 16.1 hours** 50Wh

Rapid Charge available with 65W AC

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


HD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy cover

Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) + HD with ThinkShutter


WWAN: Optional: Integrated Global Mobile Broadband LTE-A*

WLAN: Intel® Dual-Band Wire-less 2 x 2 AC /WiFi 6 (AX)

Bluetooth® 5.0

Optional: NFC†

* Not available with Healthcare Edition.

†NFC is standard on the Healthcare Edition.

Security For T490:

Fast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilities

dTPM 2.0

Optional: Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint reader

ThinkShutter, webcam privacy cover

Optional: PrivacyGuard

Optional: PrivacyAlert

Kensington lock slot

For T490 HE:

FIPS-201 Fingerprint Reader

RFID Reader

Optional: IR camera with Windows Hello

dTPM 2.0

ThinkShutter camera cover

Optional: PrivacyGuard

Optional: PrivacyAlert

Kensington lock slot


Dolby Audio™ Premium

Dual far-field microphones


Starting at:

FHD IPS / touchscreen & non-touch: 3.41lb / 1.55kg

FHD low power: 3.23lb / 1.46kg

FHD with PrivacyGuard: 3.67lb / 1.67kg

WQHD: 3.23lb / 1.46kg

Dimensions (W x D x H)

329mm x 227mm x 18.9mm / 12.95” x 8.94” x 0.74”


Spill resistant

Bottom-load backlight with white LED lighting

Lenovo Quick Clean† (App that disengages keyboard / touchpad for up to 90 seconds)

†Available only on Healthcare Edition.


2 x USB 3.1 (Gen 1)

2 x USB-C (1 Thunderbolt™ 3)

MicroSD card reader

Smart card reader

Micro-SIM slot*

Headphone / mic combo

HDMI 1.4


* Not available on Healthcare Edition.



AC Adapter


65W (required for Rapid Charge)

Supported Docking

ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2

ThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra Dock

Docking stations sold separately.

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