3 / 5 stars - Lenovo's ThinkPad L480 is the entry-level member of the Thinkpad club of business notebooks, but its excellent keyboard can't redeem a mediocre display and performance.
Review date: September 28, 2018 | Model: Lenovo ThinkPad L480
Lenovo’s L480 offers basic competency for business users, and there’s nothing intrinsically wrong with that. But the trade-offs the Lenovo made are tough ones. The screen is mediocre, even before you factor in the lack of touch—and the heavy premium Lenovo charges if you want that capability. Middling battery life and multimedia features don’t do much to redeem it, though the typically excellent keyboard makes it a pleasure to type upon. In general, Lenovo’s ThinkPad L480 feels like the business notebook your IT department saddles you with for work, and what you gratefully set aside in the evening for a more comfortable computing experience. While it’s competent, you may be better served by looking at some of the other notebooks we’ve compared it to.Reviewed by: Mark Hachman | Read full review...
8 / 10 - A no-frills ThinkPad that won't break the bank
Review date: July 28, 2018 | Model: Lenovo ThinkPad L480
If you've ever wanted to invest in a ThinkPad but you don't want to spend a lot of money, this is the one for you. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga are some of my favorite laptops around, but not everyone can afford them. With the L480, you can have the bells and whistles of a ThinkPad, such as their renowned keyboards, but without spending as much money... If you're looking to spend under $1,000 on a new laptop, you'll definitely enjoy the Lenovo ThinkPad L480.Reviewed by: Rich Woods | Read full review...