1366 x 768 (HD)
1.6 GHz octa-core
1366 x 768
Lenovo ThinkPad L480 Full Specification
Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) Security Chip
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Edition
PROCESSOR & CHIPSET
Intel Core i5 (8th Gen) 8250U / 1.6 GHz
Max Turbo Speed
Number of Cores
integrated the memory controller
1 x 4 GB
Rated Memory Speed
Max Supported Size
2400 MHz – 2400 MHz
LCD Backlight Technology
1366 x 768 (HD)
Image Aspect Ratio
Diagonal Size (metric)
Display Resolution Abbreviation
Hard Drive Capacity
Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) Security Chip
Data Link Protocol
Bluetooth 4.1, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE
Interface (Bus) Type
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
AUDIO & VIDEO
Intel UHD Graphics 620
Stereo speakers, dual array microphone
Run Time (Up To)
Lenovo ThinkPad L480 Overview
Lenovo ThinkPad L480 review is here what’s up guys it is Ankit from the Review Planet and yes we are finally going to review the Lenovo ThinkPad L480 what an awesome laptop so it’s been already I believe about a week and a half two weeks that I’ve been using it and I’m pretty excited about it so let’s get down to the review ok so the overall case material on the ThinkPad L480 first things first is black love that color the case material the entire body is actually made out of PC and ABS plastic the weight it’s around three point 71 pounds making it for me it feels extremely light due to the case material. It’s pretty sturdy pretty solid I think if you drop it a couple of times I don’t think it would break or crack alright so talking about the Lenovo ThinkPad L480 price case material if you look around this beautiful L480 it has a lot of ports and connections so if you have a laptop to the point that you’re able to open it up open it up this way awesome let’s take a look on the right hand side on the right hand side we have one combo jack which Lenovo ThinkPad L480 amazon allows us to hook up a mic and have phone we have a three point one USB and our vents right here this is what releases Lenovo ThinkPad Specs the hot air on the left-hand side we have an RJ45.
We have a micro SD card slot an HDMI an additional three point one USB Lenovo ThinkPad L480 Full Specification always-on charging we have two type-C ports and this one right here is actually the port that allows you to hook up the docking station to extend your connectors all right so we spoke about the case material on the L480 we also talked about the ports and connection let’s open this guy up awesome let’s turn it on power button is located right here on the right-hand side upper awesome you would normally see on the ThinkPad the power button located on the right-hand side or sometimes in the middle but for this one it is actually located right here so let’s power this guy up. Now one of the cool things I love about the L480 is that it comes with the fingerprint scanner awesome that is a huge plus and I actually have it configured so I’m going to use my finger to log in here awesome pretty CMAs pretty awesome pretty fast Lenovo ThinkPad L480 amazon beautiful now let’s start with the trackpad I’m a little disappointed on the trackpad because I don’t know if the review unit that I receive is a bad one or this is a common issue with the L480 now for the trackpad on the lower left-hand side if I click on the corner nothing happens something’s supposed to happen to look what happens.
Body and Design
When I click on the right hand side see I get the right click right click right so you’re probably saying you know but you’re not doing clicking anything let’s click on this folder right here see I’m not able to double click and open it up but I’m able to use the Reich when Lenovo ThinkPad L480 Full Specification I look closely to the trackpad on the lower left-hand corner it looks like for some reason it’s like suck in I don’t know if that’s a defect with the L480 or it’s just a review unit it came like that. I don’t know just keep in mind if you do purchase at L480 test out the lower left side of the trackpad to see if it works right now I’m trying to click a folder and it’s not working another thing I don’t like about the trackpad is it gets extremely dirty if you have oily fingers you will see all the oil on the Lenovo ThinkPad L480 amazon trackpad don’t get me wrong the trackpad distance between the home keys is nice right I didn’t have a lot of issues other than the lower left corner.
That’s the only problem that I had now for the keyboard the keyboard felt really nice I liked the feeling and the texture of the keys itself if you’re taking a nickel in a dime and you put it in between the keys that is the distance between Lenovo ThinkPad L480 amazon each key it got Lenovo ThinkPad L480 Full Specification to the point that I was able to type with no problem extremely fast without making a lot of mistakes that’s awesome the keyboard is backlit allows you to hit the function key in the spacebar to turn it on huge plus for me. I love that feature a lot another thing that bothers me with a lot of these think pads is the location of the function key and the control key I kept on hitting the function key when I needed to do a copy or Lenovo ThinkPad Specs a pace or cut normally the control he is where the function key is that in the function keys supposed to be with a control key but there is an option within Windows 10 that you know Lenovo provides an application that allows you to switch the function key in the control key you are able to do that if you want to use the control key the way it’s supposed to be.
Now the thing Pat L480 comes with a beautiful 14 inch full HD anti-glare non-touch display which is a huge plus for me with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 which is pretty awesome I think the Nick’s is about 250 this is the highest on brightness and this is the lowest right now this is the lowest I’m still able to see the wallpaper as well as the folders and the shortcuts on the desktop so let’s raise up the brightness awesome at the very top of the screen you’re going to get a webcam which is 720p fix focus. This webcam works extremely well if you’re doing Skype calls if you’re doing zoom meetings as well as go to meetings during my time using the L480 at home I use the laptop the way I normally use it right I did notice that a lot of the heating was coming around the monitor area, not around the keyboard which was really strange but around this area right here on the screen. That’s where a lot of the heat was being produced now for fan noise the only time that I heard fan noise is when I was running PC mark a to do the battery test for you guys and I heard it around here this location right here is where the vent is that so you know that’s kind of common it Lenovo ThinkPad L480 amazon wasn’t to the point that it was like a like a jet engine Lenovo ThinkPad L480 Full Specification but it did go up and then it goes it went down Lenovo ThinkPad L480 and eventually.
I just didn’t hear it as much alright so we touch base on the display the webcam the trackpad the keyboard all the ports the casing material that good stuff how about the specifications I need a machine that’s capable of handling Photoshop Illustrator InDesign premiere after-effects because that’s what I’m constantly doing 24/7 so let’s right-click on the taskbar. Let’s go to task manager and look at the specifications on the Lenovo L480 now this particular model if I go to performance it is running a quad-core Intel i5 8250 you processor clock Lenovo ThinkPad L480 Full Specification speed is around 1.6 T but you could get it up to 3.4 I believe for memory this guy only has 8 gigs of memory Lenovo ThinkPad Specs for the GPU it comes with an Intel Ultra HD graphics 620 now this machine is able to handle 4k I have a premier file open right here and I have a time sequence. Which is 4k and 1080p now the 1080p is capable of running with no problem and it’s running full I’m not playing like 1/4 of a playback I’m playing everything full playback I’m going to pause this and let’s go on a 4k now the 4k same thing full playback it’s smooth Lenovo ThinkPad Specs enough for me to do some edits and trim it and render it with no problem on this machine now the L480 battery life caught me off-guard so uh what I like to do for a lot of my laptops is run PC Mark 8 run it 3 times Lenovo ThinkPad L480 price in between charge it to 100% and on the last fourth test I take it home charge at 100%.
I write now how long it takes to charge and at home I’m using it I’m using it with premiere I’m using it with Photoshop I’m watching movies online doing all that stuff that I normally do with my laptops so on battery test number 1 PC mark gave it 3 hours 48 minutes the second test I gave it about 2 hours and 59 minutes and then on the last test with PC mark about 4 hours and 6 minutes now with these numbers that PC mark a provided I was assuming maybe I could get five hours maybe six hours depending on how I use it on the fourth time. That’s when I started jotting down how long it takes to charge so let’s close that up and it took me fifty-six minutes to charge this battery super-fast you got to understand the battery port is a Type-C connection so you’re going to get that fast charging 56 minute is fast now for the fourth test I’ve roughly got 4 hours and 13 minutes and 1 to 2 days 2 days of usage I started with a hundred percent at 8:13 and around ten Lenovo ThinkPad L480 Full Specification thirty-seven and nine fifty-four percent I kind of fell asleep on the laptop and went inside this Lenovo ThinkPad L480 hybrid kind of sleep mode.
And I woke up the next morning with 45 percent around 438 I shut it down and I started using it around 7 o’clock at night and I stepped away around 7:45 with 28 percent and then overall around 9:30 that’s when they completely shut off so a grand total with me stepping away was around 4 hours and 13 minutes and that’s what kind of surprised me that the battery time was so low and it was so accurate. What PC mark was providing with my disappointment on the battery life on the L480 I was like come on Lenovo why so I first thought to myself okay with all the specifications it has the specs that I need to work you know to do my work right so the price has to be extremely high so let’s look at the Lenovo site on the ThinkPad L480 now starting prices about 756 dollars.
Video and Audio Quality
Lenovo ThinkPad L480 price you can check on the Amazon that’s not that bad right let’s go down a little bit let’s look at the tech specs you can either get a phishing processor which is awesome now the model that I have right now is the one point 60 gigahertz and if you go up to three-point forty with Lenovo ThinkPad L480 turbo boosts you are able to get this generation processor high-five which kind of sucks because that means you can’t get an i7 processor for the operating system you’re going to get Windows 10 home for displayed. You got a three options which is cool all of them are 14 inches you’re only going to get the HD who I don’t really recommend getting that 1366 by 768 go for the full HD one and I will stick with the IPS anti-glare which is the model that I have right here with you guys for graphics you could either go with the ultra HD 620 or the HD 620 battery life there stating 12 hours kind of proved that wrong there is a model that you could get the infrared 720 camera that’s awesome this particular model is not the one that I have for IR the max memory is 32 gigs. Which is a huge plus and the max storage capacity is only 512 awesome it has a bunch of other security features definitely D TPM is a huge plus for us IT people that’s awesome Lenovo ThinkPad L480 Full Specification now how about the pricing because starting price is only 656 and that one is only going to give you an Lenovo ThinkPad L480 price I three processor what wow that sucks that really sucks. What and that’s only going to give you 1366 by 768 No so if you spend $1300 you’re going to get the better processor right for HD IPS anti-glare multi-touch it’s optional if you don’t want the multi-touch you’re definitely going to get that 512 solid-state drive and the Ultra HD graphics 620 also for this particular model you’re going to get the IR and the 720p this model that I have here is only the 720p HD camera which is okay and the fingerprint reader, yes oh my god the cheap one does not have a fingerprint reader. Take a look Another Thinkpad Model Here.
No you should automatically have that on all the ding pads that sucks alright so let’s conclude our review on the ThinkPad L480 the only two things that disappoint me on the ThinkPad L480 is the trackpad the you that I had on the lower left-hand side corner that’s a huge problem for me because I don’t know if I receive a bad review unit or if you guys purchase a new unit on the Lenovo site. You’re going to get the same problem if you do make sure you check that out another problem that I had was the battery life sucks this guy is so expensive and you’re only going to get at least four and a half to five hours that’s not good for me I think patch to last a long time don’t get me wrong the specifications are there I’m able to run all my programs that I use each day but the battery life I don’t want to be locked down having this machine on a power adapter because of the battery problem I do love the fact that it does come with a fingerprint scanner huge plus Lenovo ThinkPad Specs for me because that’s an additional security layer right huge plus heating issue the only problem that I had was around the monitor not around the keyboard which was a big plus the keyboard is backlit I love the feelings Lenovo ThinkPad L480 price of the keys again I’m a huge fan Lenovo ThinkPad L480 Full Specification with the keyboard on the ThinkPad lineup. This particular model has all the Lenovo ThinkPad L480 review parts that I need to get myself up and running I love the fact that it has an Ethernet jack. Because I’m able to plug in hardwired I didn’t do any gaming on it but I could probably get away maybe do League of Legends on low frames but you never know and that’s it guys hope you guys enjoy my full hands-on review on the ThinkPad L480 if you have any comments or concerns or questions or whatever leave it at the bottom of the video don’t forget about hitting that like button and I catch you guys on the next one peace out.