Summary: The best ultrabooks balance portability with processing horsepower. The ThinkPad T440s isn't without its limitations, thanks to its relative bulk and limited screen options. Still, with a deep bench of upgrade options and excellent build quality, the Lenovo ThinkPad T440s makes the most of its...
Pros: The ThinkPad's customizable models have an excellent catalog of upgrades.
Cons: The T440s is bulky compared to competing ultrabooks.
Summary: More power for business. The small ThinkPad is equipped with high quality components: Core i7 processor, full HD IPS display, fast SSD, 3G modem and GeForce graphics core. A good battery life adds to the list. The ideal device for mobile use?
Pros: Compact, well-manufactured casing, Good equipment, Very good keyboard, Very good IPS display, Very good performance, Works silently, Good battery life, Possible to play games on it, Recovery DVD for Windows 8 Pro, 3G modem, 36 month warranty, The device as a whole convinces.
Cons: One needs to get used to the clickpad, Limited CPU performance for simultaneous graphics load, No docking port
Summary: A must-have. The T440s is currently one of the most sought-after products on the mobile business market. But with so many versions available, it is not exactly easy for a buyer to figure out which model is best suited to his or her individual needs.
Pros: Compact case, Good hardware and connectivity options, Good keyboard, Very good display, Very good application performance, Runs quietly, Remains cool under load, Long battery life, This high-end version of the ThinkPad T440s has everything a mobile workhorse ought to have.
Cons: Clickpad takes some getting used to, Limited CPU performance when the graphics load is heavy, Bulky spare battery, The free-standing TrackPoint keys from the predecessor series.
Lenovo ThinkPad T440s Ultrabook Review: The Ultimate Business Ultraportable?
3 February 2014
Excerpt: Arguably some of the most thoughtful machines on the market are Lenovo’s venerable ThinkPads, which—while sporadically brave in their assertions—are still among the most conservative (yet simultaneously practical) notebooks available.
Summary: If you’ve ever worked in a professional environment for an extended period of time, chances are you’ve used an IBM-come-Lenovo at some point. Their simple black rectangle designs with the little red dot on the keyboard are downright iconic, but although Lenovo has made smaller refinements on the...
Conclusion: Multimedia mavens may wish that the T440s offered faster image and video editing benchmark scores, but we expect that most business users will be more than happy with the notebook's solid overall performance.
Pros: Lightweight and durable design, Excellent keyboard and touch pad, Loud audio, Crisp and vivid 1080p touch screen, Power Bridge tech lets you switch batteries without powering down
Cons: Slower multimedia performance than competing models
Conclusion: The Lenovo ThinkPad T440s is a very well-made business ultrabook, but even great battery life, decent performance, and a few unique features aren't enough to make it stand out above the rest.
Pros: Solid performance from Intel Core i5-4200u processor. Speedy performance, thanks to solid-state drive.
Cons: Local storage is small (128GB). No HDMI output. Touchpad quirks may not appeal to all users.
Summary: The Lenovo ThinkPad T440s propels the popular enterprise line in the right direction. The transition to Intel’s fourth-generation CPUs along with the interchangeable batteries offer outstanding battery life, while the boost in specs provide even better performance.
Pros: Excellent IPS touch-screen, Durable chassis design, Long battery life (with swappable batteries), Strong performance
Cons: Not exactly lightweight, Extended battery design is awkward, Expensive
Conclusion: There’s no doubt that the T440s represents a new direction for the ThinkPad line, but whether it’s a better direction is harder to say. In some areas, such as size, weight and display quality, this new ThinkPad is clearly superior to its older siblings.
Pros: Great keyboard, Decent 1080p touchscreen, Can run up to 28 hours on optional 6-cell battery
Cons: Some materials feel cheap, Poor audio quality, Frustrating touchpad, Mediocre value
Summary: Modernized classic. This year, with the ThinkPad T440s models, Lenovo takes on the legacy of the highly acclaimed T series and does not limit it to just updating the components. It is to be the ultimate in performance and to bring a range of practical updates.
Pros: Lightweight, Case quality, Thin, Keyboard, High system performance, Expandability, Low noise, Low heat, Power Bridge System, The Lenovo ThinkPad T440s offers many basic properties that are refined with a lot of interesting details. High mobility together with very low emissions, great workmanship...
Cons: Low contrast display and narrow viewing angles, Poor clickpad keys, Limited CPU performance when under heavy graphics load