Lenovo Thinkpad X390: Review and Tech Specifications

Lenovo Thinkpad X390:
Written by Nanuduke

Lenovo Thinkpad X390 is one of the thinkpad’s latest members. It professionally combine features found on more premium laptops at an affordable price. The Lenovo Thinkpad X390 combines strong build quality, powerful performance, and a great keyboard into a captivating productive travel business laptop.

This 13.3-inch business laptop boasts the 8th generation Intel Core processor, inbuilt LTE, super powerful security and a display with Dolby Vision HDR support option.

Design of Lenovo Thinkpad X390

As a successor of the remarkable ThinkPad X280, the Lenovo ThinkPad X390 sure offers more and the design is one to look out for.

Although, unlike one of its extended family, the Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga which gives access to fold up to 360-degree hinge you will only get to fold your laptop in 180 degrees on the Thinkpad X390.

However, one of the main heads-up about the Lenovo Thinkpad X390 is the sleek, slim, portable design. It is crafted with an (polyphenylene sulfide) plastic lid and a base made of glass fiber reinforced with more metal parts, hence the light weight and durability.

Lenovo has put effort into trimming down the bezel of the Lenovo Thinkpad X390 as a result leaving behind a thinner bezel compare to its competitors. The display bezels are thinner on the sides than on the top and bottom.

On the Lenovo Thinkpad X390 chassis bottom is a luxuriously thick keyboard with backlit and  spill resistance features. The U-shaped Keycap spread edge- to-edge of the chassis.

Similarly, there is the TrackPoint rubber pointing stick at the centered between the G, H, and B keys. The Lenovo Thinkpad X390 also has a smooth Trackpad positioned below the entire keyboard,so, you get excellent palm positioning.

Display of Lenovo Thinkpad X390

The Lenovo ThinkPad X390 comes with a 13.3-inch with 16:9 aspect ratio and a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, thus resulting to up to 142 PPI per pixel density all in three variant.

Furthermore, the Lenovo ThinkpadX390 higher variant also has a brighter 400 NITs IPS LCD touch screen display. It comes with Lenovo Privacy Guard, a privacy system that makes the screen impossible to read if you are not right in front of it. However, there is a cheaper display with HD resolution and TN display technology.

Processor and Storage

Lenovo Thinkpad X390 boast of a powerful 8th-generation Whiskey Lake quad-core CPUs, up to the Core i7-8565U processor.

This powerful chipset is backed up by the new Intel Integrated UHD Graphics 620 which is nearly 2X faster than its predecessor and Up to 32 GB 2400 MHz DDR4 of memory storage.

For smooth user experience, the Thinkpad X390  run on Windows 10 Pro operating system out-of-the-box and a MicroSD card reader which can be configured up to 1TB PCIe SSD.

Battery Capacity of Lenovo Thinkpad X390

The Lenovo X390 is powered by a massive battery which is claimed to last 17.6 hours on a charge. It also comes with Lenovo’s Rapid Charge utility, this fast charging technology enables the laptop to use a 48W charger to raise the battery level to 64% in just one hour.

Other Features

The Lenovo ThinkpadX390 offers two USB-C ports, one with Thunderbolt 3, an Ethernet connection, a USB-A 3.1 Gen 1 port, and a full-size HDMI port. Similarly, there’s a fingerprint sensor on the wrist rest right beside the trackpad, and an IR sensor for Windows Hello login next to the 720p webcam.

For further security purpose, the Thinkpad X390 webcam comes with ThinkShutter a tiny sliding cover that sits next to the webcam at the top of the device.  Likewise, the Lenovo ThinkPadX390 laptops comes with the Newer high-end feature an option called “PrivacyGuard.”

This feature helps in restricting the usable vertical and horizontal viewing angles of the LCD display. This feature works in conjunction with Windows 10 security to offer the best privacy security.

Finally, the Lenovo ThinkPadX390 laptop also features Dolby Audio Premium. Lenovo ThinkpadX390 delivers crystal-clear audio when watching videos or taking a call. As well as a dual far-field mics to ensure that you’ll be heard clearly on every call you make.

Lenovo Thinkpad X390 Price and Availability

The Lenovo ThinkPad X390 has a starting price of $979 and price in Nigeria is expected to start at around 465,000 Naira, depending on configuration of the laptop.

Lenovo Thinkpad X390 Specifications

Here are a few specs of the Lenovo X390:

General Features

  • OS: Up to Windows 10 Pro
  • Processor: Up to 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 with vPro
  • GPU: Intel® Integrated Graphics
  • Memory: Up to 32 GB 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM
  • Colours: –
  • Dimension: 311.9 mm x 217 mm x 16.5 mm (non-touch), 311.9 mm x 217.2 mm x 16.9 mm (touchscreen)
  • Weight: Starting at 1.22 kg / 2.7 lbs

Display & Keyboard

  • Display: 13.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080), IPS, 400-nit Touchscreen with PrivacyGuard and Non-touchscreen option.
  • Keyboard: Spill resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting.
  • Pointing Device: –


  • Built-in Storage: Up to 1 TB PCIe SSD
  • Optical Storage: –
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Ports & Connectivity

  • Webcam: Yes
  • USB Ports: USB 3.1, 2 x USB-C Ports
  • HDMI: Yes, 1.4 HDMI
  • Thunderbolt Ports: Yes (via one USB Type C port)
  • DisplayPort: –
  • VGA: –
  • Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes
  • SD Slot: Yes
  • Mic/Headphone: Yes
  • WLAN: Intel® Dual-Band Wireless-AC 2 x WiFi 6 (AX)
  • Bluetooth: –
  • NFC: Yes
  • Docking Connector: –
  • Mobile Broadband: Optional 4G LTE

Other Features

  • Optional fingerprint reader
  • Windows Hello with IR camera
  • Dolby Audio Premium
  • Dual far-field microphones
  • PrivacyAlert
  • Thinkshutter
  • Kensington lock slot
  • Smart card reader


  • Battery: 48 Wh Battery
  • Use Time: Up to 17.6 hours

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