Conclusion: The Lenovo ThinkPad T400s is one of the first Windows 7 notebooks to have a multi touch display, and it’s fast at running most productivity applications. It has the signature ThinkPad look and solid build, a great keyboard and a good camera for web conferencing.
Pros: Fast performance for productivity apps, music and video playback, solidly built., Fast performance, solidly built.
Cons: Expensive multi-touch feature., Multi-touch feature is expensive.
Excerpt: Lenovo loves to push and prod at the boundaries of notebook technology. Sometimes these results are fascinating (as with the dual-screen ThinkPad W700ds). And sometimes they fall flat, as is the case with the ThinkPad T400s with multitouch hardware.
Pros: Lovely textured trackpad (ironically redundant given the multitouch screen). Still offers solid ThinkPad design and sturdiness. Turns Paint into Fingerpaint — fun!
Cons: Huge price markup for touch features. Massive performance, weight and battery hit. Stretching to use multitouch screen is uncomfortable for more than a few seconds, making extended touch usage nearly impossible and rarely accurate.
Conclusion: The system also snubs wild arcade-game and FPS action, with mediocre Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500 MHD integrated graphics the only video hardware option (the regular ThinkPad T400 is available with discrete graphics).
Conclusion: The Lenovo ThinkPad T400s is a big-screen iteration of the ThinkPad X300 and commands the same kind of awe.
Pros: Lightest in its class. Exquisitely thin. Modular optical drive included. Fast, but energy efficient processor. Very nice resolution. Tough as nails. Phenomenal typing experience. Excellent green credentials.
Cons: FireWire and extra card slot were concessions that had to be made. No extended batteries.
Summary: In terms of performance, the T400s scored very well in Futuremark's PCMark Vantage test suite. The notebook didn’t fare quite as well in the 3DMark benchmark due to its Intel integrated graphics.