Lenovo Thinkpad T480s IPS Laptop: i5-8250U, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM Warranty

Regular price £649.00

Item condition:

A good condition business laptop (the photos are from the listed unit). Sold on the VAT Margin Scheme (EU buyers: we're unable to zero VAT). The screen works well. The keypad/trackpad/palmrest has some wears / looks visibly shiny. The outside has some visible wears/marks (scratch/marks on the lid/edge/base, etc). The laptop comes with charger only, in a repacked box. Pre-setup, ready to use. Has a 12-month RTB warranty with us only. May have some Lenovo warranty remaining** (the serial number suggests Lenovo warranty until 2022, tends to be EU wide, local response level may vary, see photo 6). The battery system has a high 90% of the original capacity (checked by HWMonitor, estimation only). Very powerful laptop in a thin & light design, expect the normal heat/noise.

Spec (of the listed unit):

  • Intel Core i5-8250U @1.6Ghz, upto 3.4Ghz TurboBoost (6MB SmartCache, Intel HD)
  • The real-world performance is not far from the Core i7.
  • 256GB SSD (M.2)
  • 14.0" FHD IPS Display, wide viewing angle, matte finish 1920x1080 (non-touch)
  • 8GB RAM included (DDR4, 1x8GB)
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Backlit UK QWERTY keypad 
  • WiFi 802.11 AC (Intel Dual-Band 8285, Bluetooth,
  • No WWAN, no Fingerprint reader,
  • Integrated 57Wh Battery
  • Security: ThinkShutter,  TPM 2.0, Kensington™ lock slot
  • Dimension: 331 mm x 226.8 mm x 18.45 mm / 13.03" x 8.92" x 0.72", from 1.31kg
  • Ports: Thunderbolt™ 3, 1x USB-C, 2 x USB 3.0, Card reader, audio jack, HDMI, Ethernet

What's included:

  • Lenovo T480s Laptop 
  • Lenovo AC Charger (with the UK plug cable)
    • EU buyer: if you'd like an EU plug cable included (instead of the UK plug cable), just leave a note at checkout.


This item is sold under HMRC's VAT Margin Scheme (as result you will not be able to claim-back the VAT on this purchase). Under the margin scheme, the total listed price is inclusive of VAT - the invoice will only display the total price, the VAT portion cannot be separately displayed as per accordance to the HMRC's VAT Margin scheme requirement.

Peace of mind:

We include a 12-month return to base coverage from the date of arrival.

Our technician will provide support (simply contact us). If the initial remote diagnostics shows the need, we may request for you to get the item to us for servicing (within 30 days, repair/replace, or refund available); after the initial 30 days, a refund will only be arranged if repair or replacement is not possible. After the initial 30 days, the onus of the postage cost is with the buyer.

  1. During the service, we cannot be held responsible for any data loss that may occur, as we may be required to reinstall the Operating System (which will erase previous data). We are unable to offer data recovery. As a good practice, we advise our customers to regularly back up their data. 
  2. This does not apply to cosmetic wear due to use, nor existing issue(s) already noted in the original listing, nor does it cover any consumable part (e.g. the battery). During the service, if damage due to misuse is found, e.g. liquid damage /drops, cracked screen, etc, then the cover will be voided (set out fully in the "additional return policy details" below).
  3. **Our 12-month RTB cover, is separate to any remaining manufacturer's warranty. To be clear, any remaining manufacturer's warranty is not considered a part of this listing's offer, and should be considered as bonus only, should you aim to use it (the rationale is that whilst the Lenovo laptops' warranty follow the serial number & are normally serviceable under such warranty - we have no influence over the manufacturers' warranty policy in the future, should they adjust); as such we stand by our 12-month RTB limited hardware cover only, as a part of this listing.


Business-Ready, Right Out Of The Box

  • With powerful processing, a superb OS, a long battery life, the ThinkPad T480s is designed to enhance your productivity, anywhere. 
  • Easy to use, deploy, and service, this 14” robust laptop has a host of cutting-edge technology, including solid-state storage. 
  • All of this, plus the legendary ThinkPad reliability and support.

An IT manager’s dream

As standard, the ThinkPad T480s has a match-on-chip fingerprint reader, anti-spoofing technology that authenticates log-in credentials and helps safeguards your data, and ThinkShutter, a webcam cover that you can open and close. 

Raises performance levels—and eyebrows

Delivering higher performance and far faster than its predecessor, the new 8th generation Intel® Core™ processor is designed to take your productivity to new heights. Backed by the increased efficiency and speed of DDR4 memory (up to 24 GB), the T480s gives you the power of a desktop PC and the freedom of a portable laptop.

No power? No sweat

Fully charged, the T480s gives you longer battery life*. When running low, the laptop's rapid charging feature delivers 80% capacity in just one hour. So over a lunch break or meeting, the battery can be easily boosted to provide a longer battery life. 

* CruiseTech note: the quoted figure is from Lenovo,  estimated based on MobileMark 2014. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors. As result, we do not guarantee it will reach the manufacturer's max run time. 

Where form meets function

Inspired by ThinkPad customers, this latest T-Series ThinkPad has a USB-C docking connector on the side rather than underneath, enabling the T480s to be just 18.45 mm / 0.73 inch thin and weigh only 1.31 kg. It also has a range of convenient ports, including the lightning-quick Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3. In addition, should you need to work for an extended time, the renowned ThinkPad ergonomic keyboard has a comfortable feel (this listed unit has non-backlit keypad).

Get closer to the action

By configuring your T480s with the wide viewing angle IPS display, you can have more fun during your downtime.

Tested for battle, built for success—anywhere

Every ThinkPad laptop undergoes stringent testing for reliability and durability, including the ability to survive in hazardous physical and environmental conditions.

Brilliant, eye-catching

With its vast array of vivid colors and wide-angle views, the 14" display brings all your visuals, entertainment, and other multimedia to life. Together, they add a superior sharpness and performance boost so your work can truly shine.

Why choose CruiseTech?

Refurbished with Care

We focus on the products from the well-known brands, which we are confident about recommending. They've been thoroughly checked & tested through our processes (by our technicians). You could be assured that we pride ourselves on the quality products we sell, and the service we provide.

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Rang for advice before ordering. Laptop came within 24 hrs after ordering. Can't fault it. Human voices, good prices, quick delivery. Thank you.

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Excellent online information, great laptop ,was as new totally unmarked,and very fast service.

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