Lenovo t14 vs Lenovo t490: Which Is Better?

Are you trying to find out which laptop is better between Lenovo t14 vs Lenovo t490?

In this article I will explain the main differences and help you understand the pros and cons of each.

By the end of this article you will know which Lenovo laptops is the best one for you!

WINNER
OEM Lenovo ThinkPad T490 Laptop 14” FHD IPS Display 1920x1080, Intel Quad Core i5-8365U, 24GB RAM, 512GB NVMe, Fingerprint, W10P
OEM Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 2 Laptop 14” FHD 1920x1080 IPS, Intel Quad Core i5-1135G7 (Beats Intel i7-10510U), 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe, FP, WiFi 6, 3Y, W11P
Title
Lenovo ThinkPad T490
Lenovo ThinkPad T14
CPU
Intel Quad Core i5-8365U 1.6GHz - 4.1GHz
Intel Quad Core i5-1135G7 2.4GHz – 4.2GHz
GPU
Intel UHD
Intel Iris Xe functions as UHD Graphics
Memory
24GB RAM
16GB RAM
Storage
512GB NVMe
512GB NVMe
Display
14" FHD Anti-glare (1920x1080) IPS
14" FHD (1920x1080) IPS
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WINNER
OEM Lenovo ThinkPad T490 Laptop 14” FHD IPS Display 1920x1080, Intel Quad Core i5-8365U, 24GB RAM, 512GB NVMe, Fingerprint, W10P
Title
Lenovo ThinkPad T490
CPU
Intel Quad Core i5-8365U 1.6GHz - 4.1GHz
GPU
Intel UHD
Memory
24GB RAM
Storage
512GB NVMe
Display
14" FHD Anti-glare (1920x1080) IPS
Check Price
OEM Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 2 Laptop 14” FHD 1920x1080 IPS, Intel Quad Core i5-1135G7 (Beats Intel i7-10510U), 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe, FP, WiFi 6, 3Y, W11P
Title
Lenovo ThinkPad T14
CPU
Intel Quad Core i5-1135G7 2.4GHz – 4.2GHz
GPU
Intel Iris Xe functions as UHD Graphics
Memory
16GB RAM
Storage
512GB NVMe
Display
14" FHD (1920x1080) IPS
Check Price

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Lenovo T14 Vs. Lenovo T490

Both of these laptops are great, but which one is better than the other and why?

Lenovo T14

The T14 has a similar battery life to the T490 which is around 16hrs. It comes with an i5 processor which is quite good. It also is kitted with a 512gb NVMe SSD depending on the model.

The T14 has a 720p webcam and 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, 2 x USB Type-C ports one as a Thunderbolt 3 port, and an HDMI 1.4 port.

It’s a quality 14 inch laptop which is slightly lesser powered than the T490. However some people say that the Iris Xe graphics on the T14 are better than the UHD graphics on the T490.

However, I don’t know if this makes much of a difference because they are both integrated graphics meaning you won’t be playing AAA games anyway.

Lenovo T490

The T490 is similarly priced but has a better display and significantly more memory. It is also the more popular one on amazon in terms of reviews.

The T490 can also be kitted with an i7 which is a big upgrade from the T14’s i5. It comes with many ports being 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C /Intel Thunderbolt 3, and an HDMI 1.4.

It has a 720p webcam and a WQHD display which is very prestine.

The Verdict

The Lenovo Thinkpad T490 is our choice for the winner of this laptop showdown.

It has a more powerful i7 8665U processor and a more prominent display with a feature rich case. I think this model is more bang for your buck than the Lenovo T14.

If you like the above two laptops, then here are some more popular laptops that are very similar.

These are the most popular ones on amazon right now and some of these are on sale as we speak.

Grayson
Grayson is a laptop specialist who writes informational articles and reviews about all kinds of laptops.