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Lenovo (via eBay) ThinkPad T490, 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, i5-8265U, 8GB, 256GB SSD, Win 10 Pro 64, UHD Graphics 620 *Price Drop*

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Processor 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8265U (1.60GHz, up to 3.90GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 cores, 6MB Cache)
Operating System Windows 10 Pro 64
Memory 8GB DDR4 2400MHz (Soldered)
Hard Drive 256GB SSD PCIe
Display Type 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits
Graphics Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620
Camera 720p HD
Wireless Intel® 9560 802.11AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0
Fingerprint Reader Fingerprint Reader
Keyboard US English
Warranty 1 Year Depot or Carry-in

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Thanks for sharing. I got one. Wonder why this is cheaper on ebay compared to Lenovo's website where it is on deal at $749.
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How much worse are E series compared to T?

I've seen E495s for 560 with Ryzen 7s that supposedly dances around the intel 8th gen iGPUs a few times over?
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How much worse are E series compared to T?

I've seen E495s for 560 with Ryzen 7s that supposedly dances around the intel 8th gen iGPUs a few times over?
No worse, but the T is thinner, lighter and tougher than E (but both are MIL-STD-810G military tested) according to Lenovo. The T490 starts @ 3.37 lbs (this isn't an ultrabook). The E490 is half a pound heavier.

Both are very upgradable (e.g. memory, storage, etc.)
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No worse, but the T is thinner, lighter and tougher than E (but both are MIL-STD-810G military tested) according to Lenovo. The T490 starts @ 3.37 lbs (this isn't an ultrabook). The E490 is half a pound heavier.

Both are very upgradable (e.g. memory, storage, etc.)
The T490 can not be upgraded like the T480. It's soldered on the board.
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Thanks for sharing. I got one. Wonder why this is cheaper on ebay compared to Lenovo's website where it is on deal at $749.
I see this sort of pricing with a lot of the PC brands (e.g. Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc.) I'm guessing it's a special deal they worked out with eBay.
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The T490 can not be upgraded like the T480. It's soldered on the board.
There's a free DIMM Slot. But you're right, 8GB is soldered and can't be replaced.
https://psref.lenovo.com/Product/...nkPad_T490
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There's a free DIMM Slot. But you're right, 8GB is soldered and can't be replaced.
https://psref.lenovo.com/Product/...nkPad_T490
One vs two slots on the T480. The battery isn't replaceable (externally on the T480), and something else which I forget off hand. Thinkpad groups don't recommend this model.
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Both RAM and SSD can be upgraded.
Since 8GB is soldered so the max we can upgrade to is 24GB.
SSD we can replace with 1TB max as per the spec for T490.
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The T490 can not be upgraded like the T480. It's soldered on the board.
Also...
Here's a great T490 review from my favorite Youtube tech review channel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r59G9aJiSmo

She shows you what the internals look like.​
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One vs two slots on the T480. The battery isn't replaceable (externally on the T480), and something else which I forget off hand. Thinkpad groups don't recommend this model.
True, you can't replace the battery on the T490, but the battery life is better on the T490, even compared with larger Whr batteries in the T480. And the T490 has rapid charge, which really comes in handy when you have a 1-hour layover.
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No worse, but the T is thinner, lighter and tougher than E (but both are MIL-STD-810G military tested) according to Lenovo. The T490 starts @ 3.37 lbs (this isn't an ultrabook). The E490 is half a pound heavier.

Both are very upgradable (e.g. memory, storage, etc.)
thanks.
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Looks like no backlit keyboard and no touchscreen on this unit.
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