Excerpt: While there are plenty of notebooks that can lay claim to stylishness, whether it’s with a sleek, metallic chassis or a trendy graphic enveloping the chassis, the Lenovo ThinkPad T400s foregoes the fashionable aesthetics in favor of comfort, performance, and reliability.
Pros: Lightweight and sturdy build; ergonomic keyboard; good on-the-go performance.
Cons: Isn't as light as ultraportables; SSD can be persnikety with some apps.
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).
Summary: Lenovo’s notebooks span the entire spectrum, offering low-cost models such as the G530 , netbooks such as the IdeaPad Y530 , and high-end models such as the ThinkPad W700 . Today, we’re taking a closer look at Lenovo’s newest offering, the ThinkPad T400s, a thin and light model that’s designed to...
Excerpt: Lenovo worked its magic on the company’s stalwart T-series, creating the lightest 14.1-inch laptop on the market. Business buyers and discriminating consumers will appreciate this thin-tech showcase.
Pros: Thinnest, lightest 14.1-inch wide-screen notebook available, Excellent productivity performance, Fantastic keyboard, Full security, durability, and manageability features, Solid-state-drive and WWAN options, Reasonable base price
Cons: Bland styling, Smallish battery, Mediocre 3D performance