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Lenovo ThinkPad T470s

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad T470s. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the screen and durability are overall positive. The battery and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the energy efficiency and image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad T470s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470s – What is the best display option?

 

Agony of choice. We compare the displays for the new ThinkPad T470s. WQHD, Full HD or touchscreen – how does the choice influence the picture quality as well as the battery runtime?

Lenovo still equips expensive business laptops like the ThinkPad T470s with mediocre Full HD screens. There is a trend towards higher resolution panels (often with better characteristics), but there are much better Full HD panels on the market. This is...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470s (Core i7, WQHD) Laptop Review

 

High-end business. We review the top-tier configuration of the new Lenovo ThinkPad T470s. Besides a healthy amount of memory as well as storage and a new Kaby Lake processor, the Chinese manufacturer also implements a brighter WQHD panel. We are a bit...

light and sturdy case ; bright WQHD panel ; great keyboard ; numerous security features ; LTE integrated ; USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ; long battery runtime ; 3-year warranty

high temperatures ; limite CPU Turbo ; significantly reduced performance on battery power ; inconvenient position of the USB-C port ; high price

The ThinkPad T470s is one of the devices that Lenovo updated only a little this year. The previous T460s was already a very good business notebook, so this is not a big issue. The new ThinkPad T470s is still a good business notebook with a light as...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

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: Charles P Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo Thinkpad T470s Review

 

This premium 14-inch business notebook offers a good mix of business-friendly features and battery life, but is it outdone by Lenovo's own ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th generation/2017)?

Competitively priced ; Excellent keyboard and touch pad/pointing stick ; Supports snap-in docking solutions ; Good IPS screen

Chassis could feel more solid ; Slightly larger than previous generation model

The ThinkPad T470s is an upgrade over the outgoing ThinkPad T460s, and a solid competitor to the Dell Latitude 14 7000 (7480). It combines a healthy mix of business-friendly features, including a good screen, first-class input devices, docking...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470s

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad T470s isn't revolutionary, but is a reliable and travel-friendly business laptop loaded with modern features and ports, making it a worthy upgrade to its predecessor.

Light and portable design. Touch screen. Myriad port and connectivity options. Comfortable keyboard. Long battery life.

Feature set and performance don't stand out among similarly priced competitors. Lacks removable battery.

The ThinkPad T470s doesn't bring any real innovation to the field, but rather, incrementally improves on a proven concept with some smart updates. It has a current-generation processor, the latest ports, a travel-friendly design, and new security...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew E. Freedman (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470s Review

 

Light, slim and packed with ports, Lenovo's ThinkPad T470s ($1,124 to start; models tested range up to $2,102.99) offers the strong performance, great keyboard and overall versatility of Lenovo's popular ThinkPad T470, but it weighs a much lighter 2.9...

Great keyboard; Little bloatware; Solid performance; Thin and light

Below-average battery life; Poor screens on lower-end models

The Lenovo ThinkPad T470s is a thin computer with strong performance and a wonderful keyboard, but competitors offer lower weight or longer battery life.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: (techaeris.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470S review: Great battery, nice screen, good performance

 

Business and home users will enjoy a lightweight laptop with a very nice HD display with great viewing angles.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Jamie Bsales (computershopper.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470s Review and Ratings

 

The refreshed ThinkPad T470s brings a faster CPU and other enhancements to one of our favorite thin-and-light laptops. It isn't cheap, but near-perfection rarely is.

Top-notch screen ; Excellent keyboard ; Good pep, battery life in test configuration ; Deep connectivity ; ThinkPad durability

Upgrades make it pricey ; Low-res Webcam

The T470s comes with Windows 10 Home by default, or you can step up to Windows 10 Pro, as on our tested machine, for $30. All models come with what Microsoft calls "Windows 10 Signature Edition," a clean build of Windows with no trialware, third-party...

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3268
Audio decoders:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1

Battery

Battery Capacity:24 / 26 / 49
Battery capacity (Watt hours):24 / 26 / 49
Battery life (max):10.5 / 18
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 3+3

Camera

Color sensor:N
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:MIL-STD-810G
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

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

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):700:1
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / Wide Quad HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Graphics

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 / 1150
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

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:Swiss / US English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Number of pointing stick buttons:1
Number of touchpad buttons:3
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:20 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:20 / 32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 16 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
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
WWAN:No / Yes

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

L2 cache:512
LAN controller:Intel I219-LM
Warranty note:3 Year On-site

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Stylus pen: No

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: No
Electronic compass: No
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Gyroscope: No
Proximity sensor: No

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:Opi
Chipset:Intel SoC
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
L3 cache:4
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-7200U / i7-7600U
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.10 / 3.9
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 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-7200U / i7-7600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i7-7600 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1356 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:H0
System bus data transfer rate:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

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 / Yes
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™: 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 Cache: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 / 97466
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR33Z
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

Security

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

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC / SD / SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0 / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:NVMe 3.0 / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.93 / 8.94 / 9.15
Height:0.785
Height (front):0.665 / 0.709
Height (rear):0.74 / 0.787
Weight:2.91 / 2.98 / 3.48
Width:13 / 13.3