Summary: I am quite disappointed that the LCD screen has a yellow hue to it. I have two older Thinkpads (T42p) that are dim but the whites are white, not yellowish. Reading on Google, it appears that some T400 PC's have this problem. Apparently some T400's have a LED backlight and others have CCFL backlight. LED backlight is good white and CCFL backlight has the yellow hue. See this video for comparison. [...] I have tried the color calibration without success.
Excerpt: Staples dropped the ball on this one.I like the laptop but it sat at staples from Monday to Friday with no e-mail or call.I called to check on it and they told me the store had it on Monday.The other thing on the web site under specs it said there was 3 meg of ddr3 ram.<br />It is actually 3 meg of ddr2 ram.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy to Use, Quality Construction, Reliable
Summary: As mentioned in an another review, great machine but overpriced at over $800. I paid about $1400 4 years ago and have a 160 GB HDD. If this one had a 1TB HDD and 4 GB RAM, it still has a dated processor which is fine unless you're doing intensive work. So around $300 as it sits and $450 with HDD and RAM upgrades would be about right. As far as durability, the Panasonic Toughbook is the only more robust laptop from other than boutique shops.
Excerpt: As a graduate student, this laptop was included as a part of my first semester’s tuition. Initially I had high expectations for what it could deliver, but unlike most people I have found the headaches to outweigh the benefits. The specifications on the laptop are great and the chassis is relatively simple but sturdy. In terms of pros, the processor is fast, the built in webcam is nice, and the keypad is layout is great.
Excerpt: I've been using this laptop for 18 months now for business. in that time, I've had the motherboard replaced because the charging circuit would not allow the battery to be charged. First I though it was the battery, but it wasn't. The extended warranty took care of it without hassle. Memory and the cpu are adequate for business use, and I haven't played any intensive games on it.
Excerpt: I am an avid computer user and use both PCs and Macs every day between work and home. At home we have 2 Lenovo T400 laptops, and we have been pretty satisfied with them, although we do see problems with them over time. It seems that they are suseptible to viruses, although I believe that all PCs are. There is just so much junk preloaded onto the computer when you receive it, that you almost have no chance of not getting a virus.
Summary: I've been a software engineer for 15 years and I was assigned this laptop by my workplace, a large Internet company. I've used it for 5 months with two docking stations, after using a Compaq nc6400 for a few years. Pros: * matte screen, not one of those annoyingly reflective new ones * the high-capacity battery lasts 5-6 hours with light use and Wi-Fi on. You can watch a 2-hour movie and have battery to spare.
Summary: I own this laptop with the LED backlit screen. I purchased my laptop directly from Lenovo March 2009 and installed Win7 almost a month after purchasing. What's typical about win7 on laptops is the lack of battery life. It's miserable. On Vista I had near 12hours of uninterrupted use with the extended battery, while on win7 i'm lucky to get 3.5 hours on a dimmed screen. That's Microsoft's fault, not Lenovo's.
Summary: The laptop that arrived is generally awesome - in very, very good physical and functional shape, except: 1. Battery - the nine cell battery would be great, except Windows immediately warned that it needed to be replaced. Lenovo battery app shows that it is three years old, has been cycled 300 times and is down to 30% charge capacity. In other word - junk. 2. Keyboard - the keys must have shown some wear, because they put letter stickers over every key.