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Lenovo ThinkPad

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and price. The usability and portability also get good feedback, but there are mixed reviews on the connectivity and keyboard. There are some less positive comments about the touchpad.

performance, portability, usability, price, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviews about the durability and price are on the whole positive. The usability and reliability also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the touchpad and keyboard. Opinions are divided on the portability.

performance, reliability, usability, price, durability

keyboard, touchpad

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkPad T530 23594LU 15.6" LED Notebook - Intel - Core i5 i5-3230M 2.6GHz - BlackLenovo ThinkPad T530 23594LU 15.6" LED Notebook - Intel - Core i5 i5-3230M 2.6GHz - Black

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lenovo ThinkPad from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the performance. The price is also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the battery and reliability.

price, performance

reliability, battery

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 33472QU 12.5" LED Convertible Ultrabook/Tablet - Wi-Fi - Intel - Core i5 i5-3Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 33472QU 12.5" LED Convertible Ultrabook/Tablet - Wi-Fi - Intel - Core i5 i5-3

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (

Lenovo X1 Carbon Review (2014)


The Lenovo X1 Carbon 2014 follows the step of the previous X1 Carbon (2012) and the original Thinkpad X1. It is thinner, gets much better battery life and incorporates a high-DPI display. Its Carbon construction allows it to be the only 14” laptop that...

Filed in Computers >Featured >Reviews . Tags: Laptop Reviews and Lenovo.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: rxl77 (

Portable One MX vs. IBM ThinkPad T43 Review (pics, specs)


This review will highlight my personal opinions on both the IBM ThinkPad T43 and Portable One MX laptops and I will compare the two on a variety of categories, as I'm sure the prospective T43 / MX buyer will be cross-shopping the two. I'll also attempt...

I would definitely explore future Portable One product offerings, as they also have a X series competitor in their UX laptop. In the future, if they were to come out with a widescreen glossy screen, and perhaps upgrade their keyboard, I would certainly...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (

Lenovo Thinkpad T43 Laptop


For those of you who are as paranoid as I am about protecting the contents of your laptop, a portable with a biometric fingerprint reader offers security as well as geek appeal. IBM's latest incarnation of its T line of thin-and-light laptops...

Superb battery life

Difficult to upgrade RAM

The T43 performed as expected for a 1.86-GHz Pentium M 750, earning a WorldBench 5 score of 84--not at the top of the numbers chart but a good result nonetheless

May, 2005

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (

Lenovo Thinkpad T43 Notebook Model 2687D8U (1.8GHz Pentium M Centrino, 512MB, 60GB, DVD?RW, Windows XP, 14.1


Artwork: Rick Rizner, John Goddard

Superb battery life

Difficult to upgrade RAM

This slim unit includes a handy biometric fingerprint reader as well as an ExpressCard slot.

May, 2005

Expert review by: Tom Brant (

Lenovo ThinkPad Stack Review and Ratings


Road warriors and executives who travel with a team and need to share connections and conference calls will appreciate this uniquely integrated mobile-accessory set.

Incorporates power bank, hard drive, NAS, wireless router, and speakerphone in a tiny stackable unit ; Flexible, modular magnetic design ; Components can be bought separately ; Well-designed app interface

Expensive, compared with separate, non-integrated alternatives

The ThinkPad Stack is a remarkable for its versatility and design. We’ve never seen separate mobile-storage, Internet, and audio devices that integrate so well. On the other hand, several integrated products have many of the Stack’s features for a...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Morry Teitelman (

Lenovo Thinkpad Twist Convertible Ultrabook Review


As one of the newest members of Lenovo's Thinkpad line, the Lenovo Thinkpad Twist attempts to bridge the gap between laptops and tablets in a convertible Ultrabook format. We decided to put the Twist through the normal suite of benchmark and functional...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Irwin Allen Rivera (

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist First Impressions


The ThinkPad Twist is Lenovo's newest ThinkPad in ultrabook form and it dons Windows 8: its touchscreen swivels to one side and can be turned to face the person in front of you. (A slightly different range of twisting is possible with the Twist's...

The Lenovo ThinkPad Twist is a Windows 8 Intel-powered convertible notebook with touch interface features and a multi-posture screen (mult-hinged). Lenovo is targeting the pro-sumer, SMBs, small offices, home offices, and the higher educaiton segment.

Dec, 2012

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Lenovo ThinkPad W


The Lenovo ThinkPad W series of powerful business laptops pack quite a punch. Get the details in our review.

The processor and graphics card on the Lenovo ThinkPad W530 are outstanding

This business laptop lacks an HDMI port and is a little bulky

The powerful processor and graphics card are weighed down a bit by the size of the device, but the Lenovo W Series business laptop is still an excellent choice.

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Lenovo ThinkPad X


The Lenovo ThinkPad X230 has great battery life and a powerful processor. Find out more in our review.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X230 is extremely light and has fantastic battery life

This business laptop does not come with an optical drive

While it's easily portable and long lasting, this business laptop is tough to recommend due to its lack of connectivity options.

Expert review by: Alex Roth (

Lenovo ThinkPad T431 review


A new ThinkPad from Lenovo with boldly stripped down look

Another great ThinkPad keyboard ; Sleek new face ; Simple touchpad design ; Durable ; Good old TrackPoint mouse

Not so light for an ultrabook ; No touch screen option ; ThinkPad die hards may balk at new mouse design

While the ThinkPad has long been a go to brand for the IT professionals who choose the machines their co-workers will be carrying, this design refresh seems oriented toward getting the average user to turn his head.

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications


Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1280 x 800
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1 / 1.3
Front camera signal format:720p
Rear camera: No


Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business / Professional


Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD+ / No
Panel Type:IPS


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512 / 2
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064 / 0.128 / 1.024
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000 / AMD Radeon HD 7000 / Intel GMA / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.65
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Input Device

Buttons type:Pressed buttons


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:No / Yes


4G:No / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G standards:WiMAX

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
TV out port type:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21 / 21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L2 / L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L2 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield / Ivy Bridge / Penryn / Sandy Bridge / Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 800 series for Mobile / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3800 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3900 Mobile Extreme Edition series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-800 Mobile series
Processor system type:Up
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17 / 35 / 45 / 55

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Intel�� Secure Key: Yes
Intel�� Small Business Advantage (Intel�� SBA): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:33099 / 37255 / 43124 / 43529 / 43544 / 43560 / 47341 / 47663 / 49020 / 49653 / 50072 / 50178 / 52220 / 52224 / 52229 / 52231 / 52952 / 52955 / 53438 / 53442 / 53450 / 53452 / 53464 / 59798 / 64893 / 64895 / 64896 / 64903 / 65697 / 65707 / 65708 / 65714 / 69361 / 70272 / 70846 / 70847 / 71096 / 71459 / 72054 / 72055 / 72056 / 72057 / 75460 / 76308 / 88194 / I3-2370M / I5-3210M / I5-3320M
Processor package size:31 / 34 / 35 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023) / 42 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28


Password protection: Yes


Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro


Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:24

Technical Details

Built-In Optical Drive: Yes