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Lenovo Thinkpad T480

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Han-Kwang Nienhuys

Introduction

This 14-inch laptop was introduced in 2018 and can run Mint 19.1 (based on Ubuntu 18.10) out of the box. Like many other Thinkpads, it is sold in many different configurations. I have only tested with a live USB image, not a full install.

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Specifications

NameLenovo Thinkpad T480
ProcessorIntel Core i5-7200U, i5-7300U, i3-8130U, i5-8250U, i5-8350U, i7-8550U, i7-8650U
Screen14 inch HD (1366*768) anti glare, 14 inch FHD (1920*1080) anti glare IPS, 14 inch WQHD (2560*1440) anti glare IPS (On-cell multitouch available on FHD models only.)
RAM8 - 32 GB
Optane™Intel Optane memory, PCIe NVMe
SSD128 - 512 GB (additonal HDD optional)
Optical Driven/a
BatteryOptional integrated Power Bridge 24Wh battery + External 24, 48, 72Wh batteries
BiometricsFingerprint (Optional), Windows Hello IR Camera (Optional)
GraphicsIntegrated UHD620 and (optional) NVIDIA Geforce MX150 (available only on i7 models in EMEA)
Network Intel Ethernet I219-V (non-vPro), Intel Ethernet I219-LM (vPro), Wireless (Intel AC 8265), Bluetooth 4.1

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
SSDYes
GraphicsYesIntel HD; NVidia seems to have drivers available; not tested.
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothYes
USBYes
Card ReaderNot tested
FingerprintNoAs far as I know people are trying to crack the Synaptics sensors on newer ThinkPads, so this might change in the future.
IR CameraYes
CameraYes

Notes

To select a boot device or enter BIOS setup: press ENTER immediately when the red Lenovo logo appears. You only have about a second.

It is likely possible to control the battery charging to extend the lifetime of the built-in battery; see Thinkpad battery management. I have not tested this on the T480.

lenovo_thinkpad_t480.txt · Last modified: 2020/02/18 07:56 by 2.49.121.157