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Lenovo ThinkPad

Lenovo ThinkPad
alaScore 90

995 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 995 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and battery. The keyboard and screen are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the touchpad.

portability, screen, keyboard, battery, usability

touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = 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.

usability, portability, size, screen, keyboard

value for money, design

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 X201 - 12.1 Notebook - Core I5 I5-560M / 2.66 GHz, 30.8cm-Display"

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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.

portability, usability, reliability, performance, value for money

touchpad

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

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 10.1" 64GB Win 8 Pro Tablet with Stylus(367927U)Thinkpad T420S 14" 320GB 4GBLenovo ThinkPad T530 23594LU 15.6" LED Notebook - Intel - Core i5 i5-3230M 2.6GHz - Black

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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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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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LenovoEssential G580 59371414 Dark Brown 3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3230M Processor - (2.60GHz 1600MHz 3MB)

 

There is no glory in being basic or entry-level when it comes to laptops. Yet, for many of us, all the computer that's needed is something that spends most of its time in one place and handles Web browsing, social networking, e-mail, word processing,...

The Lenovo G580 provides good processing performance for the money; it boots quickly; it has a full keyboard with number pad and an optical drive; and its speakers and Webcam perform well.

The G580 is thick and heavy. Battery life is less than 4 hours. Navigating Windows 8 with the touch pad takes some practice. There was no Bluetooth in the version we reviewed.

For basics on a budget, the Lenovo G580 gets the job done. Just don't skimp on the configuration.

Editor's Choice!

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Lenovo ThinkPad T430s

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad T430s is a first-class business notebook that strikes just the right balance of power, portability and endurance.

Industry-leading keyboard; Long battery life with bay battery; Bright hi-res screen; Good low-light webcam

Dull colors on display; Touchpad gestures not smooth

Click to EnlargeWith its high-res screen, speedy processor options, discrete graphics and best-in-class keyboard, Lenovo's ThinkPad T430s is a superb business notebook. Users who want longer battery life should consider the ThinkPad T430, which weighs...

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Lenovo ThinkPad T430s User Review

 

If a standard 14-inch business laptop is too thick and heavy for your everyday work needs then the Lenovo ThinkPad T430s with its thinner dimensions and lighter weight might be[...]

Well built ; Easily upgradeable ; Quality, backlit keyboard (+ ThinkLight) and pointing options ; Capability to have a massive amount of storage with 3 drives installed (mSATA SSD, primary and UltraBay)

Weak screen / variability in manufacturers ; Weak battery life ; Cost premium over T430 ; Included bloatware (and clean installing Windows requires jumping through hoops) ; Keyboard switched to chiclet-style

Overall, the T430s is a rock solid business machine capable of handling some more demanding programs, despite its low weight and thinness. The easy upgradability is nice, especially as other manufacturers reduce the number of user-replaceable parts....

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Lenovo ThinkPad X201 3626

 

Few brands have as firmly established a brand identity as the Lenovo ThinkPad (and the IBM ThinkPad before that). The iconic look and feel of these systems have changed in only subtle ways over the years, maintaining a road-tested list of features,...

Powerful processor in a 12-inch laptop; excellent battery life; typical ThinkPad-quality construction.

Bulky for a 12-inch laptop; expensive for a nongaming system.

Anyone looking for the power of a midsize laptop in a compact 12-inch body has only a few choices, and none to date tops Lenovo's excellent ThinkPad X201.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X201s

 

This powerful, long-lasting business ultraportable is a great choice for demanding road warriors.

The The $1,659 ThinkPad X201s offers an industry leading combination of power, generous screen real estate, and endurance that road warriors will love. Unfortunately, if you’re interested in doing video conferencing, you’ll have to look to such systems...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible:No / Yes
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: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch / 2-Point Touch / Multi Touch / No
True Resolution: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 / 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):GMA 4500MHD / GMA 5700MHD / GMA X4500HD / HD GPU / HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD GRAPH. 4400 / HD Graphics 4000 / HD Graphics 4400 / 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 HD 7310 / Radeon HD6310 / RADEON HD7340

Processor

Chipset Brand:AMD / Intel / Intel ® / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:AMD A68M / HM55 / HM76 / HM77 / QM57 / QM67 / QM77 / QM87 / Unknown
Processor:ATOM / Celeron / CORE I3 / CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7 / E1-SERIES / E2-SERIES
Processor Brand:AMD / Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:1007U CELERON / 877 CELERON / 887 CELERON / E1-1200 / E2-1800 / I3-2310M / I3-2367M / i3-3110M / I3-3120M / i3-3217U / I3-3227U / I3-330M / I3-370M / I3-380M / I3-390M / I3-4010U / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-3320M / I5-3427U / I5-4200U / I5-4300U / I5-520M / I5-520UM / I5-540M / I5-560M / I7-3520M / I7-4500U / I7-620LM / I7-620M / I7-640LM / I7-640M / U3400 / Z3770 ATOM
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