Lenovo ThinkPad T490 20RYS01J00 (14 Inch 60Hz FHD/10th Gen Intel Core i5 10210U/16GB RAM/ 512GB SSD/Windows 10 Professional/Intel UHD Graphics 620)
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Laptop Review: Lenovo ThinkPad T490 20RYS01J00
The Lenovo ThinkPad T490 20RYS01J00 is powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core i5 10210U and Intel UHD Graphics 620 Integrated graphics . Other key specs include 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. The Display here is a 14 Inch 60 Hz FHD (1920 x 1080) Panel.
CPU: 10th Generation Intel Core i5-10210U
The i5-10210U is an upper-mid-range processor and can be found in thin and light/2in1 laptops. The quad-core processor comes with 8 Threads and is based on 14 Nm Comet Lake Architecture. The 10210U has a base clock of 1.6 GHz and the clock speed can be turbo boosted to up to 4.2 GHz and 6MB of L3 Cache. Intel has specified a TDP of 15 watts, therefore with the i5 10210U, you can expect a good battery life. However, depending on the use case, TDP can vary between 10 Watts and 25 Watts.
The i5-10210U is almost as powerful as the 8th gen i7 8565U according to userbenchmark.com. The i5-10210U is based on the same architecture as i5-8265u just with higher clock speeds.
How is the Lenovo ThinkPad T490 20RYS01J00 for Gaming?
The Intel UHD should be able to handle most modern games that are not very graphic demanding such as League of Legends, Dota 2, Minecraft, CS: GO, GTA 5, and Fortnite. But consider this it only has 5 percent of the benchmark performance when compared with industry-leading Nvidia RTX 3090. The other limitations here include the 60Hz refresh rate and (1920×1080) resolution. *These benchmarks are for the Intel UHD graphics.
- Low ( 720p): 42 FPS
- Mid ( 1080p): 10 FPS
- High ( 1080p): 9 FPS
- Ultra (1080p): 5 FPS
PUBG ( PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds)
- Low( 720p): 26 FPS
- Mid ( 1080p): 14 FPS
- Ultra (1080p): 11 FPS
- Low (768p): 40 FPS
- Mid (768p): 32 FPS
- High (1080p): 4 FPS
- Ultra (1080p): 3 FPS
CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
- Low (768p): 60 FPS
- Mid (768p): 60 FPS
- High (768p): 60 FPS
- Ultra (1080p): 39 FPS
League of Legends
- Low (720p): 60 FPS
- Mid (1080p): 60 FPS
- High (1080p): 59 FPS
- Ultra (1080p): 52 FPS
- Low (768p): 39 FPS
- Mid (1080p): 26 FPS
- High (1080p): 15 FPS
- Ultra (1080p): 8 FPS
- Low (768p): 17 FPS
- Mid (1080p): 4 FPS
- High (1080p): 2 FPS
The Intel UHD Graphics 620 has 24 graphical units. It is based on Gen. 9.5 architecture based on a 14 nm manufacturing process. It can support 4K at 60Hz with a peak resolution support of 4096×2304 pixels and it can support up to a maximum of three displays with this graphics processor.
When it comes the day to day tasks it is very capable of handling most of them however when it comes to much heavier workloads such a 3D rendering the UHD graphics 620 is not a good solution.
Specification: Lenovo ThinkPad T490 20RYS01J00 (14 Inch 60Hz FHD/10th Gen Intel Core i5 10210U/16GB RAM/ 512GB SSD/Windows 10 Professional/Intel UHD Graphics 620)