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T490 & T590 - First Look

Q: T490 & T590 - First Look

This review in regards to the next Generation T series from Lenovo.

The machine I tested is based on a Intel i7-8565U 8th Generation Whiskey Lake 1.8GHz quad-core CPU. It came with 16 GB of DDR4 memory and a bright 14? QHD(2560 x 1440) with Dolby Vision 500 nit IPS screen. The screen I got according to HWiNFO64 is Model LEN40AE with a Monitor name of B14QAN02.0. It looks to my naked eye as the same as my X1 Yoga 3 screen with Dolby Vision. It?s a very nice screen. This screen does not support touch. The side bezels have shrunk(see pictures below).

As for graphics. It came with a Intel UHD Graphics 620 and Nvidia GeForce MX250 with 2GB GDDR5 memory.

For connectivity it came with 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports, 1 USB Type-C, 1 HDMI 1.4, 1 Thunderbolt 3, a MicroSD Card reader and 1 Audio Jack. An interesting feature on this laptop that I personally have not seen before is the left side USB C port can charge other USB C devices. It can output 5V at 1.5A. I personally have not been able to try this. The Thunderbolt 3 USB C port can also output 5V at 1.5A PLUS it can charge another laptop using P to P 2.0 charging function. I was not able to test this feature either.

For Networking the T490 came with a Intel AC 9560 and mine came with a Fibocom L850-GL and Bluetooth 5.0. It also included a Full size ethernet port.

For Docking it supports Thunderbolt 3 Dock, Side Mechanical Dock and USB 3.0 Dock.

For Storage Lenovo equipped this machine with a KXG6AZNV512G TOSHIBA SSD. There is no more 2.5 inch storage option.

Rounding it out my T490 came with a normal Webcam and a IR camera that supports Windows Hello. It logs me in much easier than the fingerprint reader on my X1 Y3. It also came with a dual array far-field microphone, NFC, smart card reader as well.

Battery size is 50Wh. I have not had a chance to test battery life yet. With the included Type-C 65W charger it supports RapidCharge.

My initial impression of this machine is extremely positive. It feels very well built. Trackpoint works great/better than on my X1Y3. The default trackpoint settings right out of the box worked fine. The top cover does not seem to get smudged as easily as on my Yoga. I feel on my Yoga i have to keep wiping it down. I set up Windows Hello easily with the IR camera. It also comes with the Think Shutter camera cover. No more tape for me! Unlike before you can get IR camera and ThinkShutter at the same time. I turn on laptop and it logs me in quickly and without fuss unlike using the fingerprint reader on my Yoga. Sorry for all the references to my Yoga. It's been my daily driver since i got it last year.

I really like the screen on this laptop. There were no dead pixels and the screen was uniform to my naked eye. Its very bright and with great colors. Not washed out like on my TP25. In my office I typically have it set to 50% brightness. Based on screen resolution and the size of the screen I set it at 150% scaling. According to the spec sheet there are 6! Screen options. Mine came with the WQHD IPS display with Dolby Vision 500nit screen. Other options will be 14? HD screen (250 nit), 14? FHD IPS(300 nit), 14? FHD IPS Touch (300nit), 14? FHD IPS with PrivacyGuard(400 nit), 14? Low Power FHD IPS (400 nit) and finally the one I got 14? WQHD IPS with Dolby Vision (500 nit).

Keyboard feels good like all the Thinkpads I have had in the past. Anytime I use another company's laptop it just reminds me of how great Thinkpad keyboards are.

It has up to 16 GB memory soldered and you can add up to 32GB DDR4 SODIMM in the available socket for a total of 48 GB. Mine came with 8GB soldered and 8GB in the slot

Below are some Benchmarks I ran along with pictures of the laptop.

While I am typing this review the fan never comes on. Stays around 39 degrees Celsius to 41 degrees Celsius.






During the running of the benchmarks the fan spun up but went back to off within 2 minutes of ending the benchmarks except for Furmark which took about 5 minutes for fan to turn off. The machine never felt hot even on the bottom unlike on the X1 Y3.

On a side note during the short time I have had the laptop when I turn off the laptop I lost no power over 3 days and only 2% the next 4 days. This for me is a huge improvement over the X1Y3 where I lose 1-3% daily even when shutdown.
Overall I really like the laptop. Its fast, quiet and cool running. Its also light weight. Spec sheet shows weight starting at 3.23lbs/1.46kg. I weighed mine and the laptop came in at 1496g based on my configuration and the charger came in at 313g.

Anyone wanting a laptop that has a great keyboard, screen and quiet will like this laptop. From what I understand it will be available for sale in June of 2019.

If anyone has any questions feel free to ask. I will do my best to answer.

Mod edit: A post with the T590 information and photos is on the 2nd page

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A: T490 & T590 - First Look

Thank you for your review. The T490 seems to be a really good laptop.

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With the T480 and T580 models it was possible to add a M.2 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 2 in the WWAN slot, mutually exclusive with WWAN. Has this capability been removed for the T490 and T590 models?  The psref section concerning storage doesn't mention anything about the WWAN slot for the T490 and T590 models. But the psref for T480 and T580 does. Can someone confirm or dismiss if this means that the capability has been removed?

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With the T480 and T580 models it was possible to add a M.2 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 2 in the WWAN slot, mutually exclusive with WWAN. Has this capability been removed for the T490 and T590 models?  The psref section concerning storage doesn't mention anything about the WWAN slot for the T490 and T590 models. But the psref for T480 and T580 does. Can someone confirm or dismiss if this means that the capability has been removed?

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When installing our new T490 and T590 through SCCM - and using the lenovo sccm driver pack, the touchpad is not responsive to gestures only button clicks - The Trackpoint works fine... Installing Lenovo drivers for mouse and touchpad after the installation does not help.If I look at the driver in Device Manager, everything seems fine - There is a Synaptics Pointing Device present - but also some Microsoft HID Compatible touchpad drivers. If I remove the HID Compatible touchpad drivers - the touchpad starts working - but after a few restarts they are installed again and the touchpad is dead again.Trying to manually install the Synaptics drivers for the HID Compatible touchpad - does not help.Installing on Windows 10 1809 

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This review in regards to the next Generation T series from Lenovo.  
 
The machine I tested is based on a Intel i7-8565U 8th Generation Whiskey Lake 1.8GHz quad-core CPU.  It came with 16 GB of DDR4 memory and a bright 14? QHD(2560 x 1440) with Dolby Vision 500 nit IPS screen.  The screen I got according to HWiNFO64 is Model LEN40AE with a Monitor name of B14QAN02.0. It looks to my naked eye as the same as my X1 Yoga 3 screen with Dolby Vision.  It?s a very nice screen. This screen does not support touch.  The side bezels have shrunk(see pictures below).
 
As for graphics.  It came with a Intel UHD Graphics 620 and Nvidia GeForce MX250 with 2GB GDDR5 memory.
 
For connectivity it came with 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports, 1 USB Type-C, 1 HDMI 1.4, 1 Thunderbolt 3, a MicroSD Card reader and 1 Audio Jack.  An interesting feature on this laptop that I personally have not seen before is the left side USB C port can charge other USB C devices.  It can output 5V at 1.5A. I personally have not been able to try this. The Thunderbolt 3 USB C port can also output 5V at 1.5A PLUS it can charge another laptop using P to P 2.0 charging function.  I was not able to test this feature either.
 
For Networking the T490 came with a Intel AC 9560 and mine came with a Fibocom L850-GL and Bluetooth 5.0.  It also included a Full size ethernet port.
 
For Docking it supports Thunderbolt 3 Dock, Side Mechanical Dock and USB 3.0 Doc... Read more

A:T490 & T590 - First Look (review, benchmarks)

Thank you for your review. The T490 seems to be a really good laptop.

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Hi there guys, Hope this reaches the official team in charge of developing the UEFI for this two laptops. I would like to see an option in the graphic settings to allow me to disable the dedicated GPU (Nvidia MX250 in my case) and run only the laptop with the integrated Intel GPU and another option to run in normal "hybrid" mode. I have observe too, that when I select the option to give the integrated Intel GPU 512MB of video memory it does not retain the option after reboot and sometimes it doesn't even allow me to choose that option.Maybe a bug, I don't know, but I would like to have that fixed too.I'm using the latest UEFI/BIOS (1.52) by the way. Thanks for any feedback in advance. Best Regards,

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Hi I have searched on Lenovo's pages and cannot find any documentation that confirms that "Thinkpad Ultra Dock" docking station (in my case 40AJ0135EU) is compatible with the latests T490(s)/T590(s) series. Does anyone know? ThanksKind regards

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Hi there, Another BIOS/UEFI request, is there a chance to unlock/create the option to enable/disable Intel SpeedShift option with the corresponding levels for AC and Battery scheme (0-254) to give the user the option to choose either SpeedStep or SpeedShift? With an 8th generation CPU I would expect to see this new technology enabled on this laptops instead of the software controlled SpeedStep that is currently enabled and avaiable. Measuring the dpc latency and forcing the SpeedShift setting via third-party software I'm able to see a lot lower and stable dpc latency that translates into a smoother experience and a better workflow in this machines. Will wait for some feedback, thanks in advance for the attention. Best Regards,

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Hi,  just received a bunch of T490 laptops. We are installing them from a customized image with MDT. For this we first change the secure boot mode from user mode to setup mode. After the installation we'd like to change it back to user mode ( I assume this is the correct approach). How can we do this?

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Hi all, I contact you after (at least) 2 days of tries-and-errors experience ... I saw a lot of proposed solutions but none are working in my case. I receive a new T590 (excellent PC) but I cannot start existing VM or create new with Oracle VirtualBox. This VM is runnig on other PC's with same version of VirtualBox, but other model of Lenovo (fe P70) The Bios is (in my point of view) well configured in order to allow Virtualization feature (Secutity > Virtualization > (as far I remember) DMA enable, Virtualization enable, vt-d enable, biometric enable) I updated the Bios of this host (N2IET77W 1.55)Check Windows 10 properties comparing colleague's PC where all is OKCheck Windows features found on internet solutionsCheck the ability of processor to run Vitual machinsCompare Bios setup with running machinsCompare Widows setup with running machinsSearch and search on google solutions.... Who can help me or give me a tip ? Don't hesitate if additional info is needed. Thanks for your reading and future help François T590 (I7 - 16Go Ram - 256Go SSD)Win 10 1903 Enterprise (10.0.18362 Build 18362 VirtualBox Error messageFailed to open a session for the virtual machine xxxx.Call to WHvSetupPartition failed: ERROR_SUCCESS (Last=0xc000000d/87) (VERR_NEM_VM_CREATE_FAILED).Result Code:E_FAIL (0x80004005)Component:ConsoleWrapInterface:IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}

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Hi, I'm trying to use my t590 under the new Fedora 31 linux and the experience is rather unplesent as for the fan noise goes. If there is nothing going on in the system then eveything is quiet so at least that's fine, but when the load starts to ramp up (browsing using firefox) the fan goes to maximu gear, spins as long as the the load persists and some time after (several seconds) and goes down to the lowest speed. Under Windows the fan is way more quiet and gradually increases its speed as the system load persists. Is there any way to make it behave like that under linux? 

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I received my brand new 4k T590 a week or so ago, it looks nice, it works ok but I'm finding it really uncomfortable to use.  The front edges of the wrist-rest area are sharp - not burred, nor broken but sharp.  The plastic slab into which the trackpad is embedded and upon which you rest your hands actually "overhangs" the plastic base of the laptop by a mm or so, making a small but distinct lip across the front of the machine.  Sadly, the profile of that lip is straight, not sculpted down as in previous models - this makes it noticably sharp and tends to dig into your wrist and palms when typing, especially the left palm when using the mouse.  The front of my old(er) T580 doesn't suffer from this, its front edge is sculpted down and is silky smooth, as if it was designed with the knowlege that palms and wrists would come into contact with it... Has anyone else experienced this?  I'm wondering if this is an ergonomic failure across the model type or do you think it's just specific to my particular machine?  

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Hello,  I've been experiencing some issues when using my T590 with the ThinkPad Thunderbot 3 Dock Gen 2 (40AN0135US.) I'll list all I've been experiencing and dock setup.  Dock Setup2x Lenovo P24h-10 connected to HDMI Dock outputs Ethernet3.5mm cable to speakers135W power adapter supplied with dockUSB-C cable connected to T5901. When I connect the USB-C cable to the first USB-C port (first from the left with the power cable icon) one monitor displays at 2560x1440 but the other maxes out at 1920x1080 and has some distortion.  2. When I connect the USB-C cable to the Thunderbolt 3 port (second from the left with Thunderbolt icon) both monitors display at 2560x1440. The problem then is that sometimes my machine doesn't want to charge. Additionally, when using this port i have experienced the 1920x1080 max out and distortion once or twice. I was able to get around this by opening my laptop as a third display which then started displaying the correct resolutions on all displays. Eventualy I was able to close my laptop and the two monitors displayed correctly when using this setup.  Lastly, as I was writing this I connected the dock to the T590 in each scenario I wrote up above to ensure I had everything correct. When I connected into scenario 2, my machine recognized the dock but neither of my two monitors displayed anything. I re-connected back to the first USB-C port and my monitors came back (same resolution settings as scenario 1.) ... Read more

A:T590 Dock Issue

I forgot to mention all FW is up to date via Lenovo Vantage. 

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Hi Guys I was about to order a p53s with an UHD screen howevere the UK website does no longer have the UHD display available as an optional extra. I read the T590 has a below average display. How does the display compare on the P53s as i cant find much info on its display. Thanks. I registered on the Lenovo Site. I got a discount code for 10% to my email. I see on the  website it is reducing the price automatically using a'pseriessave' code. Can i use both of my discounts together? nIts a bit of a con hading out discounts codes when they discount it on the website anyway.

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PSREF (https://psref.lenovo.com/Product/ThinkPad/ThinkPad_T590) says that the T590 can be purchased with a "UHD (3840x2160) HDR" display. I can't find that option when I try to buy a T590. How do I buy a T590 with a UHD panel?





Lenovo Stuff: ThinkPad T400 (2764CTO) + Advanced Dock, ThinkPad T440p + Ultra Dock, assorted batteries, screws, and nubs

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Is there a secret to turning on the ThinkPad T590. I just got it yesterday and I thought it was just a simple depress the power button and it comes on. It seems there is no rhyme or reason to just depressing the power button. I just opened it up and it has taken me almost 15 minutes and it finally came on.Yes, it is charged up. 

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Hello,I've had this problem for a while now, where apparently randomly the touchpad would start working slow.Movement would overall seem slower, and it would more often than not miss taps, so to click reliably i would have to use the physical buttons.I tried messing with bios power settings but they would bring no change.The problem only happens when plugged in with an AC adapter, one i bought on amazon to bring with me while working, while the original one that came with the laptop i'd leave at home.I haven't noticed any other difference from normal behavior, other than the touchpad lag.The one I bought is *supposedly* original, from Lenovo's amazon page, but has a different model ID from the one in the laptop packaging.  Here are the infos on both adapters:AC Adapter from amazon (CAUSES THE PROBLEM):-------------------------------------------------MODEL:      ADLX65YCC3ALENOVO PN:  SA10M13950      FRU PN: 01FR026INPUT:      100-240V~1.8A 50-60HzOUTPUT:     20V--3.25A/15V--3A/9V--2A/5V--2AMFG DATE:2019/098SSA10M13950C1SG89H1D78REV:500-------------------------------------------------Original one (DOESN'T cause the problem):-------------------------------------------------MODEL:      ADLX65YDC3DLENOVO PN:  SA10R16870      FRU PN: 02DL124INPUT:      100-240V~1.8A 50-60HzOUTPUT:  &n... Read more

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I think the whole keyboard on my T590 is too dim, as is the screen, even with the maximum brightness setting. I don't understand why it's so DIM. What's the point of backlighting a keyboard if you still can't make out what the keyboard keys are?
 
Moderator note: off-topic post moved to its own thread. Subject edited to match content. Was: Re: Yoga 3 backlit keyboard - right side dim

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Hi,I am wondering whether the Thinkpad T590's UHD 4K display makes use of PWM, accross all or any levels of brightness.I read that the FHD version had no PWM, so I'm hoping the same goes for the UHD.

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Hi,I am wondering whether the Thinkpad T590's UHD 4K display makes use of PWM, accross all or any levels of brightness.I read that the FHD version had no PWM, so I'm hoping the same goes for the UHD.

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I just got a T590 and started using it last week. I have two pairs of speakers, one (Harman Kardon) a little nicer than the other (Alans). When I first started using the laptop, I could play music using the Harman Kardon speakers just fine. A couple days in, I played music from the Alans speakers. After that, I tried to play music again from the HKs, but it won't work. It's almost like the laptop thinks the HK speakers are a microphone. When I connected them, a little microphone icon appeared on the screen. Under the sound settings in the control panel, it showed both external speakers and an external microphone, and when I tried to play music, it would show that the volume of the external microphone was very high, and the volume of the external speakers on but very low. The sound coming though the speakers was soft, garbled, and mixed with a lot of noise. I got the same results with a pair of headphones. The Alans speakers still work. In the Device Manager, my sound controller is "Realtek High Definition Audio(SST)". I have tried both disabling and re-enabling it, and uninstalling it and letting the computer reinstall, and downloading the driver from Lenovo and manually reinstalling. This did not fix the problem. It is the latest version (6.0.1.8673). I saw in this post something about using a driver called "High Definition Audio Device" (the generic one from Windows?), but I didn't see that as an option when I tried to update the driver using available driver... Read more

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Just received a T590 Thinkpad recently and the NumLock key on the number pad is driving me nuts!  Is there a way do disable it?Thanks

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I have an extremely bizarre issue with my new ThinkPad T590 laptop and how the system is detecting a lid closure.  After getting my system it started going into a "sleep" loop whenever I was using it as a laptop (not docked).  When docked with external monitors, keyboard, and mouse and with the lid closed the system behaves great.  But if it is undocked and I'm using it like an actual laptop the system would start going to sleep right in the middle of me typing.  The batter was fine and the events would happen even when plugged in.  If left alone & only the mouse used the system worked just fine but then when typing it would go to sleep & need waking up. On a whim I tried changing the power management in Windows to disable sleep when the lid is closed.  After I did this I still would have my screen go black while I was typing, but now it would come back up instantly and I could continues from where I was typing.  So my working theory is that there is something odd with the lid closure detection. Up till now the issue appeared completely random & I could not predict when it would occure.  But today I finally found a way to induce the event reliably.  If I have my hands in proper home-row position over the "asdf-jkl;" keys and then reach for the "5" button on the number row the system will, I'm suspecting, detect a lid closure.  I don't even have to press the key, only reach for it.  The event doesn't ... Read more

A:Bizarre T590 lid closure issue

Do you have something magnetic on your hand?  Jewelry?

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Hello, i recently purchased a thinkpad t590 CTO, it shipped with:- UEFI BIOS 1.54 (N2IET76W)- ECP 1.15 (N2IHT31W)The newest versions are UEFI 1.55 and ECP 1.16.I dont use windows, I run debian unstable on an encrypted root partition, so when fwupdmgr didn't work (*) I blamed it on it dropping files on a location not reachable by the bios, and moved on to the bootable ISO.I used that to make a bootable USB (dd if=n2iur15w.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=1M), and booted off of it.It showed a grey screen with 3 options, to run the update was "2" > "Y" > enter > enter > "Y".At this point it would work for a few seconds and then it would pop a red window saying: Error
Failed to verify Secure Flash image.
The utility process has not completed. I tried disabling the bios rollback prevention option (someone on another thread mentioned it), but it made no difference.I saw some other recent threads about faulty bios updates on other thinkpad models, could this be a similar situation?Am I doing something wrong / missing something?Thanks for any help.(*) for the sake of competion, fwupdmgr did see there was a new bios version, and it apparently ran correctly, getting to a "reboot required, do you want to reboot now?" line. But then, rebooting just made the system go back to the boot manager, showing no sign of any work being done (or skipped/errors) on bios updates.

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Hi all quick question on what wattage is minimum for T590 charger? Looking at purchasing PD charger with QC port... Thanks

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Hi all,I have a T590 with mx250 GPU, and 65W power adapter. i 'm planning to buy a 90W or a 135w power adapter. So, I'm worried if it is compatible with my T590 or it will affect my laptop gradually and if the battery will get damaged gradually. Thanks

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 Need some affirmation from the experts (assuming you all are....) that the system will perform phenominally, or I do need to cancel the order and go for the bigger power of P52?My knowledge of hardware - 3.5 out of 10. I know the parts, but not how they all specifically work.  Ordered the T590 after making concessions that I didn't "need" to get the P52 becuase I don't run engineering or 3D programs. My mom is a software engineer, who works remotely, and is currently travelling the US and Mexico, moving many times per year. Two years ago, her company gave her a T480 to work with and she's still using it. As my only computer - I assume the T series will be good enough?  My usage:Heavy internet browser use - searching through the realtor MLS system, dotloop, docusign, Adobe Pro, etc... Need several websites up and running at once.Uploading and downloadng documents onto my computer and regularly into different websites. Emailing files several times a day. Light stock trading using TD Ameritrade software. Personal and business financal Excel use.Document and PDF creation/editing.  Need bigger (15.6) screen to have 2 documents/sites displayed at the same timeWeight is a small factor, but I've got no problem with 5-6lbs.Price - $2,500-ish is comfortable for me because my entire financial life is through the laptop. I don't like to go too cheap on tools.Gaming: Spider Solitaire  Goals:Fast performa... Read more

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Hi all,I have a T590 with mx250 GPU, and 65W power adapter. i 'm planning to buy a larger capacity charger,  should i go for a 90W or a 135w power adapter ?i don't mind the extra weight Thanks

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Is there a WinPE driver pack available for the T590?Checking the list here, there only seems to be the sccm driver pack. https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/solutions/ht074984

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Hello everybody.!I would appreciate any help.Started getting BSOD(Attempted_Switch_From_DPC) almost every other day and I've paid attention that this usually happens when laptop is idle.My laptop is a month and a half old and it shipped with 8GB DDR4 ram soldered in MB(  base ram speed is 2666mhz but the real working speed that shown in Task Manager is 2400 because of CPU).So I decided put extra RAM and it turned out that my laptop supports up 48GB RAM so I bought 32GB DDR4 2666 module from Samsung and got 40GB in total. I'm not sure maybe it's coincidence but I started getting these BSODs after these things: installing RAM, updating BIOS, updating Windows system (Cumulative update), using USB type-C adapter with 3-USB and 1-LAN output.  I don't know who the culprit is.Here is the link to the DUMP file, data from Msinfo and Speccy -  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AjF0Y2tXlq21hAVSSnCL8_95zho4?e=rt8xuIMy laptop is Lenovo ThinkPad T590Records from Event Viewer:Log Name:      SystemSource:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PowerDate:          11-Sep-19 11:43:42Event ID:      41Task Category: (63)Level:         CriticalKeywords:      (70368744177664),(2)User:          SYSTEMComputer:      LAPTOP-1NK0CFUHDescription:Th... Read more

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I am new to working with Lenovo hardware and will be working on a new T590 (Windows 10). I like to repartition the drive by shrinking the C:\ OS partion and creating a new D:\ partion for data. This simplifies making WindowsSytemImages and backing up data. I expect that in addition to the normal Windows partions there are 1 or more Lenovo partions which include a factory restore image. I have learned that on some systems changing partions will break the restore functions. Can anyone tell me what I can and can not do with these partions? The manual on page 48 covers creating a restore USB device. Will this tool create the EXACT factory delivered image, including all partions, back onto this or a new hard drive (as opposed to some other configuration => less drivers and other tools)? I routinly make WindowsImageBackups and know how to use these. Are there any other Lenovo Image or restore realted tools I should know about?

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We got a new Lenovo T590 and when i went to Image it, it went through the normal process and everything was fine until it boots into windows 10 for the first time. It disconnects from ethernet even though its plugged in, and the trackpad doesnt work. It seems as though the driver for Ethernet adapter is being uninstalled when it first boots into windows because its missing completely from the network connections screen in the control panel. Any ideas on what could be causing this? Thanks

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Hi, I am considering to buy the 4K version of one of these laptops. I have used the X1E but I am bothered by the fan noise even under BIOS 1.19. Do these laptops have noisy fan issues? Are they fully compatible with Linux right out of the box? I mean do all functions work right after installation of Linux without further work from the user? How is the battery life? Thanks. 

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Hi,my company bought a hundred t590s and i'm creating a master image to doplying using WDS.Our thinkpad have 2 graphics cards (intel UHD 620 and Nvidia GeForce MX250).I installed graphics driver using System Update but i can't see Nvidia and Intel control panel, they aren't installed.I search on the web for a solution. I found that intel and nvidia control panel are installable from Windows Store, but windows store apps are instelled only for a single user but non provisioned for all users. I try to using dism for add provisioned package to the image but with no success.can someone help me? 

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I recently bought laptop and docking station. I have problem that when I dock my laptop - nothing is working besides power button which gives me possiblity to only turn on/off computer through docking station. Diode which should signalize that laptop is connected to docking station is not lighting up. Do you have any suggestions why is this happening? I don;t plug in also any power cord to docking station but is this necessery for working? 

A:Lenovo T590 20N4 doesn't connect to pro docking station 40AH20V

Is some power cable required for this station to work?

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Hi All I have a T590 with mx250 GPU, and 65W power adapter. i 'm planning to buy a larger capacity charger, however the 135W power adapter is a slim tip adapter and the t590 does not have a slim tip port. is there an alternative ? thanks

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This review in regards to the next Generation T series from Lenovo.  
 
The machine I tested is based a Intel i7-8565U 8th Generation Whiskey Lake 1.8GHz quad-core CPU.  It came with 16 GB of DDR4 memory and a bright 14? QHD(2560 x 1440) with Dolby Vision 500 nit IPS screen.  The screen I got according to HWiNFO64 is Model LEN40AE with a Monitor name of B14QAN02.0. It looks to my naked eye as the same as my X1 Yoga 3 screen with Dolby Vision.  It?s a very nice screen. This screen does not support touch.
 
As for graphics.  It came with a Intel UHD Graphics 620 and Nvidia GeForce MX250 with 2GB GDDR5 memory.
 
For connectivity it came with 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports, 1 USB Type-C, 1 HDMI 1.4, 1 Thunderbolt 3, a MicroSD Card reader and 1 Audio Jack.  An interesting feature on this laptop that I personally have not seen before is the left side USB C port can charge other USB C devices.  It can output 5V at 1.5A. I personally have not been able to try this. The Thunderbolt 3 USB C port can also output 5V at 1.5A PLUS it can charge another laptop using P to P 2.0 charging function.  I was not able to test this feature either.
 
For Networking the T490 came with a Intel AC 9560 and mine came with a Fibocom L850-GL and Bluetooth 5.0.  It also included a Full size ethernet port.
 
For Docking it supports Thunderbolt 3 Dock, Side Mechanical Dock and USB 3.0 Dock.
 
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My needs can be satisfied with T590/P53s and they have num keypad. P1/X1 Extreme on the other hand have powerful CPU (45W, 6 cores) and powerful GPU (good for 3D rendering, GIS explorations). Gaming is not a big consideration. Rational for GPU is really from a GIS perspective (in case there is some 3D modeling). T590/P53s - adequate, does not get hot, relatively quiet. Soldered RAM -- if a problem then that is not easily rectified. Is this ever an issue? I mean, RAM going bad (I have had this once only in business laptops). If soldered RAM goes bad, can the add-on still work? Or have to replace MoBo. P1/X1 Extreme -- more future proof, Carbon bodies, two DIMM slots. Powerful GPU - great for gaming and 4K displays. No soldered RAM issue. But seems that we are still discovering issues with cooling, fan noise, and battery life is limiting (hard to get advertised battery life without much tweaking).  Price diff b/w two, on sale, is about $250. Very tempting to go with P1/Xtreme but battery life/cooling issues are becoming a drag.  Appreciate any guidance.

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Dear Lenovo, Please consider updating BIOS so that the WWAN PCIe port can be used for a second M.2 SSD, including the ability to boot from it. Regards, everyone.

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Currently I use an x201 with a T61 as backup. Notebook is getting a bit dated and have started to shop for a new ThinkPad. I think I am going to go back to the T series. Is the config below overkill? BTW I do research work, which entails writing reports, Internet research, watching conferences online etc. Nothing heavy duty but I also want better than average tech. What can I dumb down to save money or should I stick to the current config? Will probably extend the warranty and expect the T490 to last 10 years like my other TPs. I plan to put the SSD in an enclosure and buy a 500GB model on my own rather than overpay Lenovo. OR may just keep the 256GB in and wait for prices to drop on the 1TB then make the switch. 16GB of RAM to be added later but want to have 16GB soldered. Anyway to order it with Windows Home and use my old Windows 7 Pro 64 bit (have two licenses laying around) to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro? Should I go with integrated graphics and dumb down the screen? One more question, I read some complaints about the heat vent being on the right side. I use a mouse 100% of the time and the track point has never been used by me nor do intend to use it. Is heat going to be a real problem? Configuration DetailsProcessor : Intel® Core? i7-8565U (1.80GHz, up to 4.60GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 cores, 8MB Cache)Operating System : Windows 10 Pro 64Operating System Language : Windows 10 Pro 64 EnglishMicrosoft Productivity Software : Microsoft Office 3... Read more

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Ok, instead of ordering the T490 with a larger SSD, I decided to save some money by ordering a larger SSD on amazon. Then the tought occured to me whether I can use the existing SSD as well, and move it to the WWAN port, since that's an M2 port as well. According to some other forum threads, the problem is that the WWAN port only accepts PCIe SSDs for some other laptops. Great. The small 128GB SSD is PCIe.So I opened up the laptop (I was going to open it anyway, to install the larger SSD), and I installed the small 2242 one in the WWAN port.It doesn't work. It is not recognized by the system. Why? I have no idea. I'm posting here hoping someone more knowledgeable can shed some light into the matter.Here's an album I made in the process: https://imgur.com/a/vOullkg    

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During a windows update, when starting up, my Lenovo froze to a black screen. Keyboards LEDs are still reacting, power LEDs are always on, screen backlight is on, but it won't turn off. I held the power button continuously for minutes, held it shortly, plugged it in and out the power supply, etc. The next step would be going in and unplugging the battery, but I risk damaging it and is certainly not the way a laptop should be handled. Is there another way to do a power cycle? It's hardly using any power and thus it will take a few hours to run out of battery power.

A:How to turn off Lenovo T490?

Displayport To HDMI

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Hello,I've been experiencing lately what seems to me as a serious throttling issue while "gaming" (take WoW Classic for example, lowest settings possible at 2500x1900ish). Basically, the game runs perfectly smooth for the first 2 minutes after each launch, but quickly goes into slow-mo after that (fps drops to 20-30 fps). So I downloaded GPU-Z, and saw this (see attached).  Looking at the GPU clock (1st line); the first two minutes are at 1600ish and after that, it drops to 139 MhZ. At the same time, PrefCap Reason (9th line) goes from Blue (VRel; limited by reliabilty voltage) to Pink (Thrm; limited by temperature limit). Temps look good, plus I have this notebook cooling fan underneath the laptop just in case.I've started experiencing this after a BIOS uptade (currently; 1.58, 26/11/2019 according to msinfo32). Before that, I had NO problems whatsoever.Any idea how to fix this?Thank you very much

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i imaginne the gfx is but i wonder about the cpu. can i buy a 82xx cpu and replace it with an 8550 post sale?

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