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Lenovo ThinkPad

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1284 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the keyboard and build quality. The battery and performance also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the connectivity, while there are some mixed reviews about the value for money.

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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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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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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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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Buyer's Guide: Top Notebooks of March 2013

 

The ultimate superlatives. Innumerable devices found their way to Notebookcheck's tests again in March. We would like to supply an overview of premium devices with this article and facilitate any potential buying intentions. ... read 05/11/2013...

There were no new desktop replacement/gaming devices in for review. Many of the Top Ten ranked laptops have been in their customary place for several months. That suspiciously sounds like innovation doldrums and can ultimately be explained with the...

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Review Lenovo ThinkPad X230t (N2C2AGE) Convertible

 

All-rounder for professionals. Flexibility - this feature is very

Long battery runtimes; High application performance; High-quality case; Excellent keyboard; Extensive port configuration; Low noise levels

Very small touchpad; Protruding battery; Digitizer accuracy could be better; Display is slightly bouncing

Comparable business convertibles are the Fujitsu Lifebook T902 and Stylistic Q702, HP EliteBook 2760p or Dell Latitude XT3.

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Review Lenovo ThinkPad X230i Notebook

 

Mobile office. The Lenovo ThinkPad X230i presents a cheap entry i

Very low noise emissions; Good possible upgrades (in comparison to the rest of the class); USB 3.0 included; Very good keyboard; Keyboard backlight; Good battery life; Bright display with a matte surface

Case is weak in certain spots; Display has weak contrast and low viewing angle stability; Somewhat poor port positioning

First would be the ThinkPad X230 with IPS display. However, even the Dell Latitude E6330 and HP ProBook 6360b are worth a look. If you can live without typical business qualities, then you might favor the Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A or the Samsung 900X3C.

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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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Lenovo X1 Carbon Review

 

Last year, Lenovo came out with the Lenovo Thinkpad X1, a laptop that was unprecedented in the company's history. Lenovo is coming back with a follow-up in the the Lenovo X1 Carbon. The new laptop builds upon the strengths of [...]

Overall, the Lenovo X1 Carbon is an amazing work laptop. It has a very sturdy design that is also low-maintenance. It has an awesome keyboard that is unrivaled in my opinion – even my desktop keyboard is jealous of it. The ergonomics are really tuned...

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Lenovo ThinkPad X230 2306-2AU Laptop Review

 

Upgraded Professionalism. The 2012 refresh of the X220 may look t

Impressive CPU performance with Ivy Bridge; Improved battery life over the original; Slimmer profile with the same build quality as the thicker X220; No CPU or GPU throttling; Easily upgradeable and expandable; Many available ports (USB 3.0 now...

Tight positioning of physical ports; Relatively high idle and load surface temperatures; Slightly louder fan noise at full stress compared to X220; Spongy touchpad click keys; Average multi-touch performance; Poor speakers; Precision Keyboard will be...

The stellar CPU performance means the X230 is capable of heavier tasks that its small size would otherwise suggest. Users can also play modern 3D games in low settings, which while visually unimpressive, is considered a great boon in a notebook this size.

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 / Unknown
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 / 7 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader / Single Card Reader
Firewire:No / Yes
TV Output:No / Unknown / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN:No / Unknown / Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9 / 4:3 / 5:4 / Unknown
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch / 2-Point Touch / Multi Touch / No
True Resolution:Full HD / SXGA / SXGA+ / Unknown / UXGA / WSXGA / WSXGA+ / WUXGA+ / WXGA / WXGA+ / XGA

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 / Unknown
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 / ATI / Intel / Intel ® / Not Applicable / nVidia / Unknown
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF N12P-NS1 / GEF N12P-NS2 / GEFORCE GT635M / GeForce GT730M / GMA 4500MHD / GMA 5700MHD / GMA 900 / GMA X4500HD / HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD GRAPH. 4400 / HD GRAPHICS 4600 / Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 2000 / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / INTEL HD GPU / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / k.A. / Mobility FireGL V3200 / Mobility Radeon 9100 / Mobility Radeon HD 5145 / Mobility Radeon X300 / Not Applicable / NVS 5200M / NVS 5400M / On Board / QUADRO NVS 5200M / QUADRO NVS 5400M / QUADRO NVS4200M / RAD HD7640G / RAD HD8550G / RAD HD8570M / Radeon 7500 / Radeon HD6310 / RADEON HD7340 / Radeon X300

Processor

Chipset Brand:AMD / ATI / Intel / Intel ® / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:750 / 915 / 915G / 915GM / 915PM / A70M FCH / A76M FCH / AMD A68M / HM55 / HM65 / HM67 / HM76 / HM77 / QM57 / QM67 / QM77 / QM87 / QS87 / Unknown
Processor:A8-SERIES / ATOM / Celeron / Celeron M / CORE I3 / CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7 / E2-SERIES / Pentium M
Processor Brand:AMD / Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:1007U CELERON / 380 / 730 / 740 / 745 / 750 / 760 / 770 / 780 / 877 CELERON / 887 CELERON / A8-4500M / A8-5500 / A8-5550M / B820 / E2-1800 / I3-2310M / I3-2328M / I3-2350M / I3-2367M / I3-2370M / i3-3110M / I3-3120M / i3-3217U / I3-3227U / I3-330M / I3-350M / I3-370M / I3-380M / I3-390M / I3-4000M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / i5-2500 / I5-2520M / I5-2540M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-3320M / I5-3337U / i5-3360M / I5-3380M / I5-3427U / I5-4200M / I5-4300M / I5-4300U / I5-430M / I5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I5-520M / I5-520UM / I5-540M / I5-560M / I7-2620M / I7-2640M / I7-3520M / I7-3687U / I7-4500U / I7-4600M / I7-4700MQ / I7-4900MQ / I7-620LM / I7-620M / I7-640LM / I7-640M / Not Applicable / U3400 / Z3770 ATOM
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