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Lenovo ThinkPad T460s (20F9 / 20FA)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad T460s (20F9 / 20FA). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the screen and keyboard are on the whole positive. The durability and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the size and price. There are some negative reviews about the touchpad and battery.

performance, portability, durability, keyboard, screen

battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad T460s (20F9 / 20FA) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad T460s (Core i5, Full HD) Ultrabook Review

 

Also a success with the base specs? After the high-end version of the ThinkPad T460s could already convince us, we now have a look at the base configuration. The Full HD panel in particular, however, cannot fulfill the high expectations.

sturdy and extremely lightweight chassis construction ; precise display hinges ; crisp keyboard ; fast Wi-Fi performance ; good application performance ; low noise and temperature development ; numerous security features ; decent battery runtimes ;...

low display brightness ; very low gamut ; high color deviations ; only 4 GB RAM ; limited expandability ; no USB-C ; long charging time

The base configuration of the Lenovo ThinkPad T460s is also a very good office notebook. For around 1,400 Euros (~$1591), you get a fast system with a sufficiently powerful processor and an SSD. Only the memory equipment is very limited with just 4 GB...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Till Schönborn (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad T460s (Core i7, WQHD) Ultrabook Review

 

On the way to perfection? Lenovo's T460s is proof that even an excellent notebook like the T450s can be improved. No device from the T4x0s series was ever so light and at the same time so powerful – but users will have to waive expandability and...

sturdy and extremely lightweight chassis construction ; precise display hinges ; crisp keyboard ; fast Wi-Fi performance ; integrated LTE ; high-resolution display with wide viewing angles ; very high application performance ; low noise and temperature...

limited expandability ; no USB-C ; average panel luminance ; high price

After around one week of comprehensive testing, we can say that the ThinkPad T460s is more than a boring Skylake update of the old T450s – and already one of the best business notebooks in 2016 in our opinion.Even though the design hardly changed, the...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T460s

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad T460s is slimmer and lighter than its predecessor, and remains a prime example of what your mobile office workers need in a business laptop.

Comfortable backlit keyboard. Dual pointing devices. Durable. Full set of I/O ports.

Relatively short battery life. Battery is not removable. Lacks USB-C.

The Lenovo ThinkPad T460s is a good laptop to purchase for the majority of your office workers. It has the dual pointing devices that old hands need, a comfortable keyboard for long typing sessions, and a decent array of I/O ports. But despite costing...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Review

 

Thin is in. For 2016, Lenovo shaved 0.8 pounds and 0.09 inches off its popular T450s to create an even more portable productivity workhorse in the 14-inch ThinkPad T460s. In shedding the weight, unfortunately, Lenovo got rid of the prior generation's...

Solid performance, light weight, wide viewing angles

Below-average battery life, stiff keyboard

Although we'd like more battery life, the ThinkPad T460s offers solid performance and wide viewing angles in a compact, durable chassis.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Review: One Step Forward, One Step Back

 

Lenovo's newest 14-inch business laptop delivers exceptional performance in a thinner and lighter design. Keep reading to find out if the weight loss was worth a weaker built-in battery.

Plenty of ports and expandable with docking station ; Surprisingly thin and light for its specs ; Beautiful touchscreen with wide viewing angles

Average battery life ; No replaceable battery ; Touchpad still disappoints

Lenovo once again managed to deliver a premium 14-inch business laptop by which most others will be judged. Unfortunately, the ThinkPad T460s doesn’t completely leapfrog its predecessor … and that is a potential problem for customers. Yes, the “road...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Kyle Funk (techaeris.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Review: A Great Ultrabook For Personal Or Business Use

 

Lenovo is claiming the ThinkPad T460s is an enterprise ready 14″ Ultrabook and while using this laptop for some time, I can see why Lenovo is using that phrase. It's thin and lightweight, performance ready to handle what you can throw at it, security...

Design is nice, keyboard is easy to use, and sound is great when not on your lap

Battery life could be a bit better along with the brightness

The Lenovo ThinkPad T460s is here to be your main laptop whether it's for your business or personal use. This Ultrabook will come with great performance, security, a quality display, and just enough battery life.

May, 2016

Expert review by: Brian Westover (toptenreviews.com_old)

Lenovo ThinkPad T 460s Review

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad T460s is a middle-of-the-road professional laptop, with a solid feature set and good day-to-day performance. It's a good work notebook for small businesses and home offices, provided you don't need the high-end performance or all of...

The ThinkPad T460s offers solid basic processing performance, well suited to standard productivity tasks and work in the average office.

It has the shortest battery life of the computers in our business laptops review.

The Lenovo ThinkPad T460s is a straightforward business laptop that meets basic performance needs while still being well built and highly reliable.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: (crn.com)

Review: Lenovo's ThinkPad T460s Is The Happy Medium Of The Ultrabook World

 

The CRN Test Center was impressed with the portability, durability and price of the new Lenovo laptop.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Jamie Bsales (computershopper.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Review and Ratings

 

Lenovo has updated its venerable ThinkPad T-series with a fresh design and the latest hardware bits. It's still one of the best 14-inch ultrabooks on the market, with the best keyboard of any business laptop.

Attractive design ; Extremely thin and light ; Unsurpassed keyboard ; Excellent sound system ; Business-friendly features, durability

No more removable battery ; Configuring with reasonable SSD storage space drives up the price

As is appropriate for a business notebook, Lenovo keeps bloatware to a minimum. You get the apps and utilities that ship with Windows 10 Pro, plus Lenovo’s own management utilities, and that's just about it. (All that irked us was a McAfee LiveSafe...

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD Audio
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1

Battery

Battery Capacity:26 / 47 / 49
Battery capacity (Watt hours):26 / 47 / 49
Battery life (max):10 / 10.5 / 7
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 3+3

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9 / 0.92 / 1
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:GreenGuard / GreenGuard, MIL-STD-810G / MIL-STD-810G, GREENGUARD;
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Carbon fiber, Magnesium, Plastic / Carbon fiber, Plastic / Carbon, FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic), Magnesium
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):700:1
Display brightness:250 / 300
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:2K Ultra HD / Full HD / QHD+ / Quad HD / Wide Quad 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

Docking station

Docking station connecting interface:WiGig
Docking station included:Y

Energy Management

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 930M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2160
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
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
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:N / 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 / Yes
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:12 / 16 / 20 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:20 / 24
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):20 / 24
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 16 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 16 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:N / No / Yes
3G standards:DC-HSPA+,HSPA,HSPA+ / DC-HSPA+,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS / HSDPA+,HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA / HSPA+ / HSPA,WCDMA
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
SIM card support:No / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 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 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, 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: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 95984.3
Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:8 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43
Storage temperature range (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD Audio
L2 cache:512
LAN controller:Intel I219-LM
On-board graphics adapter: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

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

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
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 / QPI
Chipset:Intel SoC
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L3 cache:4
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-6200U / i5-6300U / i7-6500U / i7-6600U
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-6200U / i5-6300U / i7-6500U / i7-6600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1356 / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1
System bus data transfer rate:4 / 5
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 Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
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® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
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® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: 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:88190 / 88192 / 88193 / 88194
Processor code:SR2EY / SR2EZ / SR2F0 / SR2F1
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS, Power on, SSD, User / HDD, Power on / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD, Supervisor / Power on, SSD, Supervisor / Power on, Supervisor / Y
Password protection type:BIOS, Power on, SSD, User / HDD, Power on / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD, Supervisor / Power on, SSD, Supervisor / Power on, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Solution Center, Companion, Setting,
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 10 / Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Professional
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe / Microsoft Office preloaded, McAfee LiveSafe / Microsoft Office, McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDIO, SDXC / MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SDXC
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 128 / 180 / 192 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / NVMe 3.0 / PCI Express / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / NVMe 3.0 / PCI Express / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:2.5" / M.2
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1 / 1000 / 128 / 180 / 192 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.93 / 8.94
Height (front):0.665 / 0.748
Height (rear):0.661 / 0.74 / 0.866
Power adapter weight:6
Weight:3 / 3.02 / 3.09 / 3.31
Width:13