ThinkPad T480 Review

ByKonstantin Yokota 2019-12-27 792

In the eyes of many consumers, ThinkPad has always been the representative of high-end laptops. Excellent product quality and stable system performance are all the impressions it brings to us in the past. However, in order to make more consumers experience the charm of ThinkPad, ThinkPad has added a lot of product lines in recent years, and these new products allow some consumers with a small budget to experience the features of ThinkPad T480.

 

Young people who have just started work may not have a lot of budget to buy an expensive business laptop, so the ThinkPad T480 series should be one of the best choices for such consumers. The computers in this product line not only have good performance, but also enjoy many exclusive designs of ThinkPad. Now, the ThinkPad T480 is in front of us, with a 1080p screen on the front, an eighth-generation Intel Core processor inside, and an independent graphics card from AMD. The performance is enough to meet the actual needs of each scene, and the comprehensive experience is excellent.

 

As we all know, ThinkPad has always given people a strong temperament, it has also become the best work partner in the hands of many people. Similarly, ThinkPad T480 also has many designs and functions from the ThinkPad family. Can it bring us a new experience and become a "real productivity tool" for the broad masses of young consumers? Today, let's use the actual hand experience to answer your questions.

Metal fuselage brings new experience

In our inherent impression, ThinkPad often appears with words such as "tough" and "mature". However, after I saw the ThinkPad wing 480, I was still surprised by its design. Because most ThinkPad still use the classic black design, but the ThinkPad wing 480s in my hand have a silver body and look a little bit lively. Of course, the A side of the ThinkPad wing 480 uses a frosted texture, so the overall feel is quite excellent.

 

In order to improve the appearance of notebooks, metal fuselage has gradually become the mainstream of the pen industry. I saw the same design on ThinkPad wing 480. The A side of the notebook is designed with an all-metal body, plus the "ThinkPad" logo, in the upper left corner fully illustrates the classic.

It is worth mentioning that despite the metal fuselage design, the weight of the ThinkPad wing 480s still meets the needs of business people. Officials say the product weighs 1.75kg and the thickest part of the fuselage is 19.9mm. According to my measurement, the weight of this notebook is 1834g, which is not much different from the official data. The measured weight of

 

In fact, people have to face the laptop screen every day, so a screen with a good look and feel can bring people an excellent experience. In order to display more content and meet the needs of business people, the ThinkPad Wing 480s use a 14-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, which is rare in products at the same price.

 

In addition, the screen of ThinkPad wing 480 also uses a IPS wide-angle panel with a visual angle of up to 170 °, and the screen surface is foggy, this anti-reflective design is more suitable for office workers, greatly improving the comfort of the eyes.

Business people say that ThinkPad is the first choice for business people. I think it has something to do with its high product recognition and its keyboard feel. After all, business people need to deal with work on laptops for a long time, and if the keystroke feel is not good enough, it is bound to affect productivity.

ThinkPad should not be afraid of anyone when it comes to the touch of the keyboard. The ThinkPad T480 in my hand also has a good experience. Its keyboard adopts X-type support structure, which is very stable when tapping, and there is no "baggy" phenomenon of other notebook keyboards. Moreover, many notebooks now adopt ultra-thin keyboard design in order to make their products lighter and thinner, but such a design will make it feel like tapping on a steel plate, and it is inevitable that the fingers will feel uncomfortable after typing for a long time. Fortunately, the keyboard of ThinkPad Wing 480 has the key range of 1.8mm, which can provide excellent rebound effect, which also inherits the excellent tradition of the ThinkPad family.

 

In addition, ThinkPad's classic "Little Red Dot" design is also preserved in this notebook. With the three-button design below, you can operate the mouse without leaving the keyboard, which also provides consumers with a new choice in addition to the touchpad.

As a favorite of business people, the "stability" of notebooks can be said to be very important. In terms of stability, the performance of ThinkPad wing 480 is also a surprise. It has a splash-proof design to prevent liquid from seeping into the fuselage. ThinkPad T480 can also help you minimize risk in unexpected situations.

It is worth mentioning that the hinge of ThinkPad T480 continues the consistent characteristics of ThinkPad. It is equipped with a metal hinge shaft with a screen opening and closing angle of up to 180 °. Officials say the shaft has passed 30,000 opening and closing tests, enough to ensure the firmness and durability of the fuselage. The screen opening and closing angle of

 

Although we will not bring ThinkPad wing 480s up the knife mountain or down the fire sea, as the product used most frequently by business people, stability is very important. ThinkPad Wing 480 has successfully passed 11 military standard tests based on the MIL-STD-810G standard and can maintain normal operation in different extreme environments. In other words, when you use ThinkPad Wing480, you don't have to worry about the complexity of the scenario, it is a very stable tool, ready to help you with your work.

"Elixir" is generally used to describe that it can work in any situation, it means omnipotent, in my opinion, the performance of ThinkPad wing 480s is worthy of this word.

 

Now many computers will save a lot of interfaces in order to be extremely light and thin. The beautiful name is "release unlimited expansion power through the feature-rich USB-C interface", but in fact, many consumers need to buy a large number of additional converters. It not only increases the cost of use, but also easily leads to inconvenience at work. The

 

But if you bring the ThinkPad wing 480, you can say goodbye to a series of converters. Because the interface of this notebook is very complete, there are full-function Type-C interface, HDMI interface, USB3.0 interface and 3.5mm headphone interface on the left side of the fuselage, and RJ45 network port, USB interface and SD card reader on the right side of the fuselage. It can be said that this kind of equipment is enough to meet the daily office needs, whether it is to connect the projection or the keyboard and mouse in the office, there is no need for additional converters.

For a laptop, battery performance should be a top priority. If we take it out and use it for an hour or two, it will obviously not be able to meet the needs of business people. The ThinkPad T480 has a built-in 45Wh lithium battery. After my actual test, it can be used continuously for more than 7 hours when playing 1080p video. And if we do some lightweight office work outside, there will be no problem with using it for most of the day. What surprises me even more is that the ThinkPad wing

Also supports fast charging technology. Using the original charger, you can charge about 80% of the electricity in an hour. In other words, even if you work continuously all morning, you can quickly get your laptop back to its best condition with an hour's lunch break, which gives ThinkPad T480s the ability to fight for a long time.

 

It is worth mentioning that the charging interface of ThinkPad wing 480s is Type-C interface. With the increasing popularity of this interface, many products have adopted this interface for power supply. This means that even if you forget to bring the standard power adapter, you can use someone else's charging device to power the laptop.


Of course, if your use scene is mostly mobile office, I would recommend you to buy an accessory from Lenovo-"thinkplus lipstick power supply". It has a compact fuselage and supports 65W charging power. Officials say it weighs only 126g and it won't take up much space in the bag.

In the eyes of some consumers, the use of business books is mostly on the job. But in fact, this idea is still a little one-sided. A business book that meets the needs of contemporary young consumers should not only give us a hand in the process of work, but also meet some simple entertainment needs. After all, business people need a combination of work and rest, and they also need some entertainment to relax their body and mind when they are too tired.

 

This time the ThinkPad wing 480 is equipped with Intel's eighth-generation core processor and 8GB DDR4 memory, which is sufficient to meet daily office needs.

This time I got the version with Core i5muri 8250U. To put it simply, the i5Mel 8250U is a quad-core and eight-thread design, manufactured by 14nm process, with a reference frequency of 1.6GHz, a 6m three-level cache and a 15W (TDP) thermal power design. This kind of CPU is very common in lightweight notebooks, and there is no problem with using it on ThinkPad Wing480s. 

 

The i5mur8250U equipped with ThinkPad wing 480 scored 3611 points in a single core and 10822 points in a multi-core, so it is no problem to deal with office scenes in terms of scores.

What is even more gratifying is that the ThinkPad Wing 480is also equipped with a AMD Radeon 5502GB stand-alone graphics card, which is sufficient to meet practical needs, whether it is connecting to a large screen to make pictures or playing games in your spare time.

 

I used 3DMark to test the performance of this AMD Radeon 5502GB stand-alone graphics card. After testing, this graphics card has a score of 3090 in 3DMark. Of course, this achievement is certainly not comparable to that of some game books, but for some business people, this independent GPU is enough to meet the entertainment needs of leisure time.

I think different consumers will be able to give different answers. However, those products that are stable and easy to use are sure to be loved by many business travelers.

 

ThinkPad wing 480 is obviously a good product. Good keyboard feel and good hardware performance at the same price are the unique advantages of this notebook. Coupled with the rich expansibility and the gold-lettered signboard of "ThinkPad", it is enough to become a new choice for some young business travel consumers.

Maybe you are still struggling with so many notebooks that you don't know which one to choose. Then take a look at this ThinkPad wing 480. maybe some of its features will greatly improve your efficiency and create a new business travel experience for you.


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