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Not only for students. The new 14-inch ThinkPad T480 is being offered right now at a large discount through Lenovo’s Campus Program. The business laptop is set to follow in the footsteps of its successful predecessor T470 (91 %). Our review device comes with an Intel Core i7-8550U CPU and an Nvidia GeForce MX150. We explore in this review whether the updated hardware can make the new ThinkPad a success and whether it can score some major points in the “soft” areas such as the temperature, volume, energy consumption and battery life.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T480-i7-8550U-MX150-FHD-Laptop-Review.293682.0.html

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T480 (i7-8550U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 04:46:01 »
How thick is the laptop with the extended battery?

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T480 (i7-8550U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2018, 16:00:11 »
It's confirmed the Thunderbolt port uses only 2 PCIe lanes? Thanks.

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T480 (i7-8550U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 15:37:00 »
Is it known if the (optional) WQHD panel used in the T480 is the same as the one used in the T480s?

Thanks!

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T480 (i7-8550U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2018, 14:41:34 »
The photos of the right and left side are swapped.

ARDA HATUNOGLU

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T480 (i7-8550U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 21:14:12 »
Placing the included SSD in the empty M.2 slot inside the T480 is out of the question, because the slot is intended for a WWAN module and therefore cannot accommodate an M.2-2280 SSD with a length of 80 mm. If you do decide to get a second SSD, you should look for one with a shorter length.

What does it mean intended instead of a WWAN module? If we want to place a second SSD do we need to take the WWAN module out?

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T480 (i7-8550U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 10:40:57 »
Regarding the 65W and 45W options.

The article states that you could not pick a 45W adapter in Lenovo's configuratior and it seems to have been axed.

It's correct that you probably couldn't pick it, but it has not been axed.

If you buy the iGPU variant of the laptop, it comes with the 45W adapter and can be upgraded to the 65W adapter at a very low cost. However, if you're configuring a model with the MX150 GPU, you can only pick a 65W charger.

Which makes sense. Like you said, the 45W charger would be underpowered for your review unit. However that's not necessarily true for the models without a dedicated GPU. (But I recommend a 65W charger anyways, the price difference is super tiny)

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T480 (i7-8550U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2018, 23:23:57 »
The phrase, “that being said” appeared 11 times in this article. In one case, it appeared twice within three sentences (that’s when it started to be noticeable.)

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T480 (i7-8550U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2018, 12:46:10 »
It has thunderbolt-3.  That was supposed to allow us to plug a docking station with a video card into the unit when it was on a desk.

It seems weird to me that no one discusses that.  Take it on the go, plug in the GTX 1070 in the box.  That is PLENTY for gaming, and boosts video editing capabilities.  So, can it do it, or not?

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T480 (i7-8550U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2018, 01:48:53 »
It has thunderbolt-3.  That was supposed to allow us to plug a docking station with a video card into the unit when it was on a desk.

It seems weird to me that no one discusses that.  Take it on the go, plug in the GTX 1070 in the box.  That is PLENTY for gaming, and boosts video editing capabilities.  So, can it do it, or not?

Since the MX150 is using x4 PCIe lanes, I'm thinking the thunderbolt 3 port on this is only a 2-lane. Might hamper your gaming ability unless you use an external monitor.

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T480 (i7-8550U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2018, 10:22:30 »
Is there a way to unlock the full four lanes for 2280 SSD on T480 - without s?

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T480 (i7-8550U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2018, 12:36:45 »
Unfortunately no. T480 has great battery life, keyboard and connectivity but the pros cut short and the rest are deal-breakers.

Lenovo needs to make a T-series 2 in 1 with 1050 graphics combining X-series features: vibrant screens, glass touchpad, tactile keys, richer speakers and such. Something like Asus ZenBook Pro 14, but with a Thinkpad convertible spin on it.

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T480 (i7-8550U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2019, 00:08:54 »
no such thing as short or not, doesn't matter

 

 
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