Refreshed at Mobile World Congress this year, the T-series is Lenovo's best-selling ThinkPad lineup. It's meant to be the workhorse of the family, and the T490s is the slimmed down version of its larger sibling.
I reviewed the ThinkPad T480s last year, and this one is 13% thinner. It doesn't have some of the features that are offered in the larger T490, such as dedicated graphics, or features that have historically been offered in the T-series like swappable batteries.
This is just a clamshell laptop that gets the job done and won't weigh down your bag. It only weighs 2.81 pounds, assuming that you get the FHD non-touch model, the one that Lenovo sent me. Like this year's ThinkPad T490, there's now an option for a QHD Dolby Vision screen. I can tell you from my review of the T490 that it's quite nice.
Check out our unboxing of the ThinkPad T490s below:
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