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Lenovo ThinkPad T400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 205 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and usability. The durability and keyboard are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the design. Some have doubts about the connectivity and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad T400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad T400

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad T400 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the product: Lenovo ThinkPad T400 6473 - Core 2 Duo P8600 / 2.4 GHz - Centrino 2 - RAM 2 GB - HDD 250 GB - DVD-Writer - GMA 4500MHD - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : Blu

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad T400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad T400 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkPad T400 7417Lenovo ThinkPad T400 7417 Laptop Battery - Premium TechFuel 9 cell, Li-ion BatteryLenovo T400 P8400 7417PKU 14.1-Inch Laptop

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Review Lenovo Thinkpad T400 (6474-19G) Notebook

 

Business Device from Tradition. As Value Line models are thought

Good office performance; Excellent input devices; Splash-proof keyboard; ThinkLight keyboard light; ThinkVantage tools; UltraBay Slim Slot; Docking port; Buckling resistant hard disk; Very quiet in idle and office mode

Vertical USB ports; Port arrangement for lefties; Recovery DVDs/CDs aren't included

The bigger T500 from Lenovo and in any case the Latitude E6400 from Dell. Other business notebooks with the same processor and graphic chip, but also with a larger display (15.4 inch) would be the Toshiba Satellite Pro S300 or the HP Compaq 6730b.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T400s (MultiTouch)

 

A revamped version of Lenovo's slim ThinkPad T400s adds an innovative touch-screen package to the first Windows 7 laptop we've reviewed.

Excellent quality and construction; thoughtful keyboard layout; inventive touch-screen features

Expensive; touch-screen features have limited real-world usefulness for most

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Lenovo ThinkPad T400

 

Lenovo's ThinkPad T400 is another fine entry into its portfolio, but be prepared to spend extra to get the features you need.

Great structural integrity, Dual-navigation system, Keyboard downlight

Short battery life — make sure to buy a six- or eight-cell battery

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Updated Lenovo ThinkPad T400 Review

 

Upgrade and expansion is a step harder than most notebooks, but still very simple. To gain access to all user-replaceable parts, you simply remove five screws and carefully remove the palmrest and keyboard. Here you gain access to an open WWAN slot,...

Screen backlight makes me wonder where I put my sunglasses ; Excellent battery life even with high brightness screen ; Improved keyboard support ; Excellent ThinkPad build quality

ThinkLight still needs some work

One feature that has been on ThinkPads almost forever is the ThinkLight, which is a small white LED located above the screen that illuminates the keyboard. On every other model that has this light, it works as intended and gives a little light on the...

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Thinkpad T400

 

ThinkPads are the three-piece power suits of the laptop world, delivering sturdy hardware and high-end components in an unassuming black chassis. The new T400 is no exception. Excellent battery life and useful productivity applications are wrapped in a...

Outstanding battery life The amazingly handy ThinkVantage suite

Lackluster speakers could use some oompf Graphics are suitable for work only

Though Lenovo's ThinkPad T400 costs more than Acer's TravelMate 6293, this all-purpose laptop is a pretty compelling package. At $1419 (as of March 9, 2009), the Thinkpad T400 gives you sturdy construction, great battery life, smart design, and some...

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Lenovo ThinkPad T400 Laptop Review

 

Outstanding battery life ; The amazingly handy ThinkVantage suite

Lackluster speakers could use some oompf ; Graphics are suitable for work only

The Thinkpad T400 couples long battery life with useful features for an efficient workhorse in a simple black shell.

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Lenovo Thinkpad T400 Review

 

The $1,549 Lenovo ThinkPad T400, when bundled with its nine-cell battery, isn't the lightest 14.1-inch notebook we've tested, but it is one of the most powerful and longest lasting machines in its class. The switchable graphics, blazing fast processor,...

Solid performance, Switchable graphics, Long endurance with extended battery

Design a bit dated, Mediocre hard drive performance, Bulky with nine-cell battery, Memory card slot not standard

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Lenovo ThinkPad T400 Review

 

The new 14-inch ThinkPad T400 is the latest Lenovo notebook based off of the Intel Montevina platform. This computer offers all new features such as hybrid graphics, LED backlit displays, and power-saving refinements that let the notebook get...

10 hours of battery life with the 9-cell battery ; Very bright LED backlit LCD ; Under normal conditions is very cool and quiet ; Hybrid graphics that let you switch between great 3D performance or great battery life

Keyboard flex in a ThinkPad ... the end of an era ; Keyboard light that blinds you instead of just illuminating the keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad T400 proved to be an exceptional 14" business notebook, giving almost unheard-of battery performance under modest running conditions. Nearly 10 hours of runtime with the extended battery easily puts this notebook into the all-day...

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Lenovo ThinkPad T400 First Look

 

The new 14-inch T400 ThinkPad is the latest Lenovo notebook based off of the Intel Montivena platform. This computer offers all new features such as hybrid graphics, LED backlit displays, and power saving refinements that let the notebook get...

Expect to see more information covered in our full review that will be up in the next few days, as well as our upcoming Lenovo ThinkPad T500 first look

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Lenovo Thinkpad T400

 

There are subtle yet noteworthy differences between the T400 and the 6930p. First, despite its 56-Wh extended battery, the T400, at 5.2 pounds, weighs a tenth of a pound less than the 6930p with its 37-Wh configuration. Both have 14-inch widescreen...

Dual graphics chipsets. Fastest Centrino 2 processor that's not branded Extreme. Fast, spinning hard drive. Wide range of wireless options. Excellent resolution on an LED screen. Priced well below past launches. Impressive battery life, especially with...

BD-ROM option would be nice

Lenovo's T-Series has once again set the bar for business laptops with up-to-date performance parts and a new Centrino 2 feature named Switchable Graphics.

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA / WXGA+

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino 2 VPro / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino 2 VPro / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:NO OS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Professional Downgradable to XP / Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Business /XP Professional Twinload / Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows Vista Ultimate / Windows XP Professional
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM / DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel / Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA 4500MHD / GMA X4500 / GMA X4500HD / GMA X4500MHD / Mobility Radeon HD3470 / Radeon HD3470

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:45GM / 45PM / 945GM / 945PM / Unknown
Processor:Celeron Dual / Core 2 Duo / Core™ 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:P7370 / P8400 / P8600 / P8700 / P8800 / P9700 / SP9400 / T1600 / T9400 / T9550
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