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Lenovo ThinkPad

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1019 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the reliability and keyboard are generally positive. The screen and portability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 15 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo X201 - Microsoft Authorised Refurbisher Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Ultra Portable Laptop - Intel i5-240m (4 x Logic 2.40Ghz CPU) 2GBLenovo Thinkpad 20BN002DJP Intel ® 1460 MHz 64 GB 2048 MB Flash Hard Drive Intel ® HD GPULenovo ThinkPad T430SD 14-inch Notebook (Intel Core i7-3520M 2.9GHz Processor, 4GB DDR3-SDRAM, 180GB SSD, Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit)

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 327 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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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.

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Notebookcheck's Best of April 2013 ? Smartphones and Tablets

 

Chief and Indians. In April, we reviewed a lot of smartphones and tablets - more than ever before. The HTC One from the Taiwanese company clearly stands out from the huge crowd of mid-range models. The pre-series Sony Xperia Tablet Z is an interesting...

Of all the things to miss, HTC misses a bug with the camera application. We would also like to list the speakers once more. A ghetto blaster for the pocket

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Review Lenovo ThinkPad T431s Ultrabook

 

A reimagined T Series. It is the thinnest and lightest ThinkPad T

Internal roll cage, magnesium alloy base and carbon fiber lid; Dual video-out and docking port; Improved AccuType keyboard with greater feedback; Higher contrast and brightness compared to T430 and T430s; New glass trackpad is responsive and very...

Small sacrifice to rigidity due to slimmer chassis; Narrower display bezel for a slightly weaker lid; Louder fan under medium to high loads; No dedicated Nvidia GPU options; Inaccurate colors if not calibrated; Only 2x USB ports; Non-removable battery

Lenovo has managed to decrease the size and weight of a T Series notebook even further to fit Ultrabook specifications without sacrificing too much on build quality sturdiness, and upgradeability.

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Review Lenovo ThinkPad T430u Ultrabook

 

New family member. Lenovo expands its T400 range with a mobile ultrabook that is to appeal to both business and private customers alike. Classic ThinkPad assets as well as high-performance, including a dedicated GPU, make the T430u an attractive total...

Good manufacturing quality ; Excellent keyboard ; Low noise development ; High application performance ; Fast SSD ; Gaming suitability ; USB 3.0 and DisplayPort ; 3 year warranty

Somewhat thicker and heavier than other ultrabooks ; Weak speakers ; Dark screen ; Average battery life

The additional GeForce graphics card is quite unusual in a business device. It also makes the ThinkPad interesting for casual gamers

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Review Update Lenovo ThinkPad T430s Notebook

 

More power! Having already taken a close look at the cheap US version of the ThinkPad T430s, we now turn to the high end configuration with a Core i7 processor and a 180 GB SSD. Can Lenovo justify a price of over 1700 Euros (~$2200) for its business...

Excellent wormanship and stability ; Excellent input devices ; Strong application performance ; High mobility ; Extensive connectivity options ; 3 year warranty

Dissapointing TN panel ; Very loud DVD drive ; Weak speakers ; High price

Even without an additional Nvidia GPU, work with CAD programs like SolidWorks is possible; a sign of the advances that the Intel graphics solution has made in past years

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Review Lenovo ThinkPad T430s Notebook

 

Slimmer without the drawbacks. The T430s is sold as both a thinne

Classic ThinkPad quality; VGA and DisplayPort output; SIM card and WWAN connectivity; Ultrabay and Docking Port expansions; Matte display; Backlit keyboard and ThinkLight

Unimpressive battery life; Low contrast ratio; Small touchpad; Average speakers; Costly accessories; Chiclet keys can feel soft to some; Fewer configurable options compared to T430

For it's size, the notebook offers more features and easy end-user serviceability than any Ultrabook could hope for.

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Review Lenovo ThinkPad X201 Notebook

 

Tender Evolution? Lenovo delivers the new X201; an updated and up

Very robust case; Good mobility; Very good keyboard; Various upgrades possible; VGA output is good: up to 1280x1024 pixels; Long guarantee; UMTS module; Long battery life; Good program performance; Bright display with a matt surface

Somewhat small touchpad; Long battery life but the battery itself is heavy and large; Constant noise emission; Display has low contrast ratio and colour space; No eSata, USB 3.0, Diplayport or HDMI

Similar hardware and positioning, the HP Elitebook 2540p. Even the Acer Travelmate Timeline X 8371 has business properties such as a matt display and a docking port but it is only available with a Core i3-330UM currently.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T431s Review

 

The T431s values form over function; offering a great portable design, but with subpar specs for its high-end price point.

Excellent Build Quality ; Portable Design ; Long Battery Life ; High-Quality Keyboard

Mediocre Performance ; Limited Screen Viewing Angles

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Lenovo ThinkPad T431s

 

Lenovo's ThinkPad T431s is a comfortable mix of old and new. Like past T-series laptops, it is first and foremost built for business and the wear and tear of daily use -- on and away from a desk. But, thanks to some careful tweaking, it's not stodgy...

The Lenovo ThinkPad T431s is a simple, straightforward business laptop that is built tough, has ample security options, and is thin and light enough for daily commuting. It also has an excellent keyboard and works well with Windows 8.

If having the latest Intel processors or discrete graphics is important, you'll have to pass.

A buttoned-down T-series with some modern touches, the Lenovo ThinkPad T431s is a business laptop you won't mind traveling with unless you need the latest and greatest components.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T431s review: A high-priced Ultrabook without the high-end specs

 

Lenovo's pricey new entry in the Ultrabook market caters deftly to business users, but it fails to deliver most of what's good about Ultrabooks: speed, portability, and convenience.

Outstanding backlit keyboard ; Fingerprint reader ; Lots of ports

Dull, uninspired design ; Fairly heavy and bulky ; No touchscreen

Lenovo's pricey new entry into the Ultrabook market caters deftly to business users, but it fails to deliver most of what's good about Ultrabooks: speed, portability, and convenience.

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / 4G / No
Embedded UMTS:3G / No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader / 3 in 1 Card Reader / 4 in 1 Card Reader / 5 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch / No
True Resolution:Full HD / WSXGA / WSXGA+ / WUXGA+ / WXGA / WXGA+

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino / Centrino 2 / Centrino 2 VPro / Centrino Pro / Centrino vPro / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino / Centrino 2 / Centrino 2 VPro / Centrino Pro / Centrino vPro / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:DOS / NO OS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Professional Downgradable to XP / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Downgradable
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable / Tablet

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / Intel / Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT 720M / GeForce GT 730M / GeForce GT730M / GMA 4500MHD / GMA 5700MHD / GMA X4500HD / HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD GRAPH. 4400 / HD GRAPHICS 4600 / Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / INTEL HD GPU / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / NVS 5200M / NVS 5400M / QUADRO NVS 5200M / QUADRO NVS 5400M / Radeon HD6310 / RADEON HD7340

Processor

Chipset Brand:AMD / Intel / Intel ® / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:AMD A68M / HM55 / HM76 / HM77 / QM57 / QM67 / QM77 / QM87 / QS87 / Unknown
Processor:ATOM / Celeron / CORE I3 / CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7 / E2-SERIES
Processor Brand:AMD / Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:1007U CELERON / 877 CELERON / 887 CELERON / E2-1800 / I3-2310M / I3-2367M / i3-3110M / I3-3120M / i3-3217U / I3-3227U / I3-330M / I3-370M / I3-380M / I3-390M / I3-4000M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-3320M / I5-3337U / I5-3427U / I5-4200M / I5-4300M / I5-4300U / I5-520M / I5-520UM / I5-540M / I5-560M / I7-3520M / I7-3687U / I7-4500U / I7-4600M / I7-4700MQ / I7-4900MQ / I7-620LM / I7-620M / I7-640LM / I7-640M / U3400 / Z3770 ATOM
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