Lenovo ThinkPad T470s vs T490s

In this post we will compare Lenovo ThinkPad T470s and Lenovo ThinkPad T490s

Lenovo ThinkPad T470sLenovo ThinkPad T490s
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Key Features

Lenovo ThinkPad T470sLenovo ThinkPad T490s
High-performance processor and operating systemLightweight portability and heavyweight performance
All-day battery lifeRedesigned narrower bezel yields a sleek and modern design
Plenty of storage and RAMAn amazing 14” FHD touchscreen display
Stereo speakers and a hi-res webcamEnhanced security and privacy features
Plus the legendary ThinkPad reliability and support.Up to 20 hours of battery life, and an aluminum cover for the Silver option
Just might just be our best T-Series business laptop ever

Technical Specification

ModelLenovo ThinkPad T470sLenovo ThinkPad T490s
Processor
Up to 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-6600U Processor with vPro™ (2.60GHz, up to 3.40GHz with Turbo Boost, 4MB Cache)8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8665U with vPro™ (1.90GHz, up to 4.80GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8MB Cache)
Operating SystemLenovo ThinkPad T470sLenovo ThinkPad T490s
Windows 10 ProWindows 10 Pro
GraphicsLenovo ThinkPad T470sLenovo ThinkPad T490s
Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 520Integrated Intel® UHD 620 graphics
Webcam / MicrophoneLenovo ThinkPad T470sLenovo ThinkPad T490s
720p HD720p HD with ThinkShutter privacy cover
Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) with ThinkShutter
MemoryLenovo ThinkPad T470sLenovo ThinkPad T490s
8GB DDR4 2133MHz8GB DDR4 2400 MHz (Soldered)
StorageLenovo ThinkPad T470sLenovo ThinkPad T490s
256GB SSD PCIe512GB SSD PCIe
AudioLenovo ThinkPad T470sLenovo ThinkPad T490s
Dolby Advanced Audio™Dolby Audio™ Premium
Stereo SpeakersDual far-field microphones
BatteryLenovo ThinkPad T470sLenovo ThinkPad T490s
Up to 10.5 hours of battery lifeUp to 20 hours* 57Wh,
Rapid Charge technology available with 65W AC
DisplayLenovo ThinkPad T470sLenovo ThinkPad T490s
14” FHD (1920 X 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nits14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits
14” FHD (1920 X 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 250 nits
Dimensions (W x D x H)Lenovo ThinkPad T470sLenovo ThinkPad T490s
13.25 x 9.15 x 0.79″ / 331 x 226.8 x 18.8 (mm)12.95” x 8.90” x 0.63” / 328.8 x 226.15 x 16.7 (mm)
WeightLenovo ThinkPad T470sLenovo ThinkPad T490s
Starting at 2.9 lbs (1.3 kg)Starting at 2.98 lbs (1.35 kg)
ColorLenovo ThinkPad T470sLenovo ThinkPad T490s
BlackBlack
SecurityLenovo ThinkPad T470sLenovo ThinkPad T490s
Fingerprint Reader (optional)Fast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilities
dTPM 2.0
Optional: Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint reader
ThinkShutter
Optional: PrivacyGuard
Optional: PrivacyAlert (requires PrivacyGuard)
Kensington lock slot
WWANLenovo ThinkPad T470sLenovo ThinkPad T490s
WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A Cat9 (Optional)
WLANLenovo ThinkPad T470sLenovo ThinkPad T490s
Intel® 8260 802.11AC (2 x 2) with vPro™WLAN: Intel® Dual-Band 9560 with vPro™ 802.11 AC (2 x 2)
Bluetooth®Lenovo ThinkPad T470sLenovo ThinkPad T490s
Bluetooth® 4.1Bluetooth® 5.0
PortsLenovo ThinkPad T470sLenovo ThinkPad T490s
3 x USB 3.1** Gen 1 (USB 3.0, one Always On)2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** (one Always On)
USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 / Thunderbolt 3 (w/ the function of Power Delivery and DP)1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
3.5 mm Combo Audio Jack1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
1 x HDMI™Combo MicroSD card reader / Micro-Sim slot
1 x RJ45 Gigabit LANSmart card reader (Optional)
1x CS13 DockingHeadphone / mic combo
1 x Media Card Reader (SD 3.0, UHS-I)HDMI 1.4
1 x Smart Card Reader (Optional)RJ45 Gigabit via Ethernet Extension Adapter (Optional)
1x Micro SIM
KeyboardLenovo ThinkPad T470sLenovo ThinkPad T490s
Spill resistant
Bottom-load backlight with white LED lighting (Optional)
Supported DockingLenovo ThinkPad T470sLenovo ThinkPad T490s
ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2
ThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra Dock