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Lenovo ThinkPad T470

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad T470. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and portability. The durability and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive views about the image quality and screen.

keyboard, performance, durability, portability, usability

sound, screen, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad T470 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (

Lenovo ThinkPad T470 (Core i5, Full-HD) Notebook Review


New revision of the business classic. The ThinkPads from the T-series represent typical business notebooks for many users. Lenovo does not only equip the new T470 with modern processors and ports, but also a completely new chassis. Update: Luminance on...

sturdy chassis with good build quality ; excellent input devices ; mate IPS screen with wide opening angle ; good system performance ; comprehensive security features ; Thunderbolt 3 with USB-C ; quiet and cool operation ; long battery runtime ; decent...

high color deviations and low color gamut ; tinny sound ; high price

The new ThinkPad T470 put up a convincing performance in many sections, despite some drawbacks. The new chassis is only slightly smaller and lighter than before, but both the build quality and the stability are very good. The keyboard is still one of...

Feb, 2017

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Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Lenovo ThinkPad T470


The Lenovo ThinkPad T470 exemplifies the mainstream business laptop, with a no-nonsense body, manageable weight, excellent keyboard, dual pointing devices, and long battery life.

Comfortable keyboard. 17 hours of battery life with upgraded battery. Hot-swappable battery. Ethernet port and Thunderbolt 3 port.

Muddy sound. Matte screen finish dulls colors.

In many ways, the Lenovo ThinkPad T470 might be close to ideal for business. It has classic aesthetics, is powerful enough for most office tasks, is comfortable enough to satisfy a wide range of business users, can be configured up or down depending on...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Wall (

Lenovo ThinkPad T470 Review: All Business


The ThinkPad T470 is very much a ThinkPad: that means a durable design with proven reliability. There's a lighting fast PCIe SSD under the hood, an industry-leading keyboard, and one of the best batteries we've seen on a business notebook.

Fantastic Keyboard ; Mindblowing battery life ; Strong performance

Dim display ; Poor sound quality

Honestly, there’s very little to nitpick when it comes to the Lenovo ThinkPad T470. Sure the display is a bit dimmer than we would have liked and the audio quality can produce a tinny sound, but the laptop’s focus isn’t multimedia. This is an...

May, 2017

Expert review by : Avram Piltch (

Lenovo ThinkPad T470


There are lighter business laptops and systems with more processing power, but the ThinkPad T470 offers the best balance between portability and usability on the market today. Whether you're a corporate IT manager, a worker bee in a cubicle or just an...

Epic battery life; Best-in-class keyboard; Thunderbolt 3 port; Speedy PCIe SSD

Dim screen; Tinny sound

With epic battery life, a fantastic keyboard and every possible port, the ThinkPad T470 is a productivity worker's dream machine.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Jamie Bsales (

Lenovo ThinkPad T470 Review and Ratings


The T470 is tops among midsize business or college-bound laptops. It delivers durability, configurability, and a wealth of features—plus the best laptop keyboard money can buy.

Durable design ; Excellent keyboard and screen ; User-swappable (and hot-swappable!) battery ; Very good performance and battery life ; Attractive price

No option to upgrade to discrete graphics engine ; Ho-hum Webcam

As with the ThinkPad T470s, the T470 comes with Windows 10 Home (64-bit) by default, or you can step up to Windows 10 Pro, as on our tester machine, for $30. All models come in what Microsoft calls "Windows 10 Signature Edition": a clean build of...

Jul, 2017

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Lenovo ThinkPad T470


beautiful design and robust build quality.

Bluetooth mouse drops connection when downloading plugins for other applications.

Nov, 2017

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Lenovo ThinkPad T470



Prefer a separate mouse

Nov, 2017

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Nov, 2017

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Lenovo ThinkPad T470


Great build quality, the keyboard is solid and responsive, the design is sleek yet robust and a great size for use at home or travel. Start up, use and shut down is fast and without any delay. Screen size and brightness is where it needs to be.

None. Some users have detailed screen brightness as an issue. Its perfect for long usage and everyday use. Its good for watching films.

Oct, 2017

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Lenovo ThinkPad T470


Excellent battery Rugged design Built to last

Display a bit dim

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications


Audio chip:Realtek ALC3268
Audio decoders:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2


Battery Capacity:24 / 48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):24 / 48
Battery life (max):13.9 / 18
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:3 / 3+3


Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera signal format:720p


Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Glass fiber / Glass fiber, Magnesium / Glass fiber, Plastic / Polyphenylene sulfide
Intel segment tagging:Home office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):400:1 / 700:1
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel type:IPS
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:Swiss
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G:N / No
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
SIM card support: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4b
SmartCard slot:Y / Yes
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45


Bus type:Opi
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-7200U / i5-7300U / i7-7500U
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.10 / 3.5
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.50 / 2.6 / 2.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-7200U / i5-7300U / i7-7500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series
Processor socket:BGA1356 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:95443 / 95451 / 97472
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR340
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Password protection:HDD, Power on, Supervisor / Y
Password protection type:HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes


Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0
Solid-state drive interfaces:NVMe 3.0
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:3.48 / 3.64