04-01-2019 05:07 PM
The two sound similar, I'm posting this in hopes others don't make the same mistake. I ordered a T580 and saw that the Smart Card reader was a CAD$14 option. I ordered the option so I can transfer photos from my digital camera memory card. The two are not the same, the 4-in-1 memory card reader is standard on the T580 to read memory cards including SD cards.
It turns out the Smart Card reader is in fact a security device, you phsycially insert a card before the laptop will start. My machine was on it's way but I didn't see a "smart card reader" in the list of features I ordered. I went through the RMA process on the undelivered laptop only to learn the Smart Card reader is not the same as an SD card reader. The machine as spec'd COULD read SD cards afterall. The rep at Levono said many people may that mistake to confuse an SD card with a smart card.