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Lenovo ThinkPad

Lenovo ThinkPad
alaScore 89

648 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 648 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the keyboard and battery. The usability and portability also get good reviews, but there are some critical views about the touchpad.

screen, portability, usability, battery, keyboard

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the performance and screen. The portability and size also get good feedback, but many are critical about the design and price.

usability, size, portability, screen, performance

price, design

100% 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 T430s i5-3320M 35,6cm (14") (N1RLQGE)

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 262 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Comments about the performance and price are generally positive. The reliability and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical opinions about the touchpad.

usability, portability, reliability, price, performance

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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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.

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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 Tablet review

 

Oh sure, the world may be off creating underpowered, web-based tablets, but Lenovo's not giving up on those who still need an old-fashioned, fully-powered tablet PC (all 10.1 of you). Truth be told, powerful is exactly how we would describe the new...

Durable, classic-looking chassis ; Stellar keyboard ; Responsive capacitive touchscreen

Battery juts out of back ; Small touchpad ; Tinny speakers

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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...

IBM T43 is just better in functionality and usability (keyboard, touchpad) and even in price (even without EPP, as T series starts at $1300). There is no compelling reason for me to keep the MX over the T43. Like I've repeatedly said, I absolutely need...

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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

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible:No / Yes
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / 4G / No
Embedded UMTS:3G / No
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 / 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
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch / Multi Touch / No
True Resolution:WSXGA / WSXGA+ / WUXGA+ / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino / No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Downgradable
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GPU / HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD GRAPH. 4400 / HD Graphics 3000 / HD Graphics 4000 / HD Graphics 4400 / Intel ® HD GPU / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / NVS 5200M / NVS 5400M / QUADRO NVS 5200M / QUADRO NVS 5400M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM76 / HM77 / QM67 / QM77 / QM87 / Unknown
Processor:ATOM / CORE I3 / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I3-2310M / i3-3110M / I3-3120M / i3-3217U / I3-4010U / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-3320M / I5-3427U / I5-4200U / I5-4300U / I7-3520M / I7-4500U / Z3770 ATOM
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