The Lenovo Thinkpad T590 is a 15″ laptop released in 2019 with a sleek design and increased battery life. It is under the Thinkpad brand which undergo military grade testing and reliability/quality checks.
The Lenovo Thinkpad T590 specs and accessories are detailed as well as questions about RAM options, SSD upgrades and ports available.
Do you have a question about the Thinkpad T590? I tried to cover all of them in this article, see if I answered yours.
Tell Me All About The Thinkpad T590
- Lenovo Thinkpad T590 Specs
- Can You Upgrade RAM On Thinkpad T590?
- Can You Upgrade the SSD On Thinkpad T590?
- What Ports Does The T590 Have?
- What Is The Warranty On The T590?
- What Battery Does The T590 Have?
- Lenovo Thinkpad T590 Docking Station:
- Additional T590 Information:
Lenovo Thinkpad T590 Specs
These are the specs for the T590 type 20N4 sold in North America. Details for individual models can be found in the table below.
The T590 has the 8th generation Intel® Core™ i5 / i7 Processor.
|Core i5-8265U||4/8||Up To 3.90 GHz||6MB|
|Core i5-8365U||4/8||Up To 4.10 GHz||6MB|
|Core i7-8565U||4/8||Up To 4.60 GHz||6MB|
|Core i7-8665U||4/8||Up To 4.80 GHz||6MB|
The T590 graphics is either the Intel UHD Graphics(Intel UHD Graphics 620) or NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250.
|Intel UHD Graphics 620||Integrated onto CPU||Shared With CPU|
|NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250||Discrete||2GB Memory|
The T590 display comes as either Full HD(FHD) or Ultra HD(UHD) as show in this table, some are touchscreen. Note that UHD (3840×2160) is considered 4K.
To answer a question, is the Thinkpad T590 4K, the answer is yes on models with UHD display.
|On Some||IPS||250 nits||700:1||Anti-Glare|
T590 Specs (Popular U.S. Models):
These shown in the table are all of type 20N4 and have backlit keyboards and fingerprint readers.
|20N4001LUS||Intel Core i7-8565U (4C / 8T, 1.8 / 4.6GHz, 8MB)||Integrated Intel UHD Graphics||8GB Soldered DDR4-2400 + 8GB SO-DIMM DDR4-2400||512GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0×4 NVMe Opal2||10-point Multi-touch||15.6″ FHD (1920×1080)|
|20N4001KUS||Intel Core i5-8265U (1.60 GHz, up to 3.90 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 6 MB Cache)||Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics||8 GB DDR4 2400MHz (Soldered)||256 GB PCIe SSD||No||15.6″ FHD (1920×1080)|
|20N4001TUS||Intel Core i7-8565U (4C / 8T, 1.8 / 4.6GHz, 8MB)||Integrated Intel UHD Graphics||8GB Soldered DDR4-2400||512GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0×4 NVMe Opal2||No||15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) IPS|
|20N4001UUS||Intel Core i7-8565U (4C / 8T, 1.8 / 4.6GHz, 8MB)||Integrated Intel UHD Graphics||8GB Soldered DDR4-2400 + 8GB SO-DIMM DDR4-2400||256GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0×4 NVMe Opal2||No||15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) IPS|
|20N4002RUS||Intel Core i5-8365U (4C / 8T, 1.6 / 4.1GHz, 6MB)||Integrated Intel UHD Graphics||16GB Soldered DDR4-2400||512GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0×4 NVMe Opal2||10-point Multi-touch||15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) IPS|
|20N4004PUS||Intel Core i7-8665U (4C / 8T, 1.9 / 4.8GHz, 8MB)||Integrated Intel UHD Graphics||16GB Soldered DDR4-2400||1TB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0×4 NVMe Opal2||No||15.6″ UHD (3840×2160) IPS|
|20N4004QUS||Intel Core i7-8665U (4C / 8T, 1.9 / 4.8GHz, 8MB)||Integrated Intel UHD Graphics||16GB Soldered DDR4-2400||1TB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0×4 NVMe Opal2||No||15.6″ UHD (3840×2160) IPS|
|20N4005PUS||Intel Core i5-8265U (4C / 8T, 1.6 / 3.9GHz, 6MB)||NVIDIA GeForce MX250||8GB Soldered DDR4-2400 + 8GB SO-DIMM DDR4-2400||512GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0×4 NVMe Opal2||No||15.6″ UHD (3840×2160) IPS|
As you can see, some models of the T590 do have a touchscreen.
Can You Upgrade RAM On Thinkpad T590?
The T590 memory specs are:
DDR4-2400, One memory soldered to systemboard, one DDR4 SO-DIMM slot, dual-channel capable.
The maximum memory for the Thinkpad T590 is 48GB.
To achieve the max. RAM of 48GB, your laptop will need to already have 16GB soldered to the board. Then install a 32GB DDR4-2666 in the available slot.
See below for two possible memory configurations:
- Up to 40GB (8GB soldered + 32GB SO-DIMM) DDR4-2400
- Up to 48GB (16GB soldered + 32GB SO-DIMM) DDR4-2400
Looking for information on how to upgrade the RAM on your T590? Read my article titled: Thinkpad T480 RAM Upgrade, the procedure is identical except the T480 has two memory slots and the T590 only one.
Can You Upgrade the SSD On Thinkpad T590?
The T590 supports one drive of type M.2 PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x4.
Either M.2 2280 SSD or M.2 2242 SSD
Here are the specs for the SSD. Note the maximum SSD for the T590 is 2TB.
- M.2 2280 SSD up to 2TB
- M.2 2242 SSD up to 128GB
- Optional Intel Optane™ Memory integrated with SSD, M.2
Performing the SSD upgrade is similar to the RAM upgrade, remove the back cover and locate the M.2 slot. As always, remember to backup data and plan to reinstall an OS on your new drive.
What Ports Does The T590 Have?
Ports for the T590 are listed below and are from Lenovo.com. Note the USB-C ports.
- 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1
- 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Always On)
- 1x USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 (support data transfer, Power Delivery and DisplayPort™ 1.2)
- 1x USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 / Thunderbolt 3 (support data transfer, Power Delivery and DisplayPort 1.2)
- 1x HDMI 1.4b
- 1x microSD card reader
- 1x Ethernet (RJ-45)
- 1x headphone / microphone combo jack (3.5mm)
- 1x side docking connector
What Is The Warranty On The T590?
I pulled the warranty information for the T590 from the Lenovo support website. Basically it shows a 1 year depot or onsite service. Some models do show a 3 year depot warranty.
Enter your serial number to verify the warranty:
Base T590 Warranty Options:
- 1-year depot service
- 1-year limited onsite service
- 1-year depot with 2-year system board service
- 1-year + 2-year depot service
- 1-year + 2-year limited onsite service
- 3-year (1-yr battery) depot service
- 3-year (1-yr battery) limited onsite service
- No base warranty
What Battery Does The T590 Have?
The battery for the T590 is an Integrated Li-Polymer 57Wh battery that supports Rapid Charge (charge up to 80% in 1hr) with 65W AC adapter.
All the T590 20N4 models come with a 65W USB-C charger.
Lenovo Thinkpad T590 Docking Station:
The options for the Thinkpad T590 docking station are: ThinkPad Thunderbot 3 Dock Gen 2 (40AN0135US.), ThinkPad USB-C Dock Gen 2, and Thinkpad Ultra Docking Station.
Check out these docking stations from Amazon.com. Note, this contains affiliate links in which I get paid a commission if a purchase is made.
Additional T590 Information:
365.8 x 248 x 19.1 mm (14.40 x 9.76 x 0.75 inches)
Thinkpad T590 Weight:
The weight of the T590 depends on the model, it is at least 3.84 lbs and up to 3.99 lbs.
T590 has an Intel Wireless-AC 9560, 802.11ac Dual Band 2×2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5.1, M.2 card.
I tried to cover all the Lenovo Thinkpad T490 questions I have seen. The specs and available accessories are shown above as well. If you own or are looking for a laptop, I think you can agree the Thinkpad T590 is worth consideration.