Lenovo ThinkPad T440s Review
Lenovo ThinkPad T440s has been made keeping the business travelers in mind. The gizmo is a mobile computing device no doubt, which can be termed as a great business laptop with some user-friendly features of an ultrabook. But, it comes with a cost – similar to that of an ultrabook (or, even more). So, is it worth the price? Why will you choose a pricey laptop when a chic ultrabook is also available in the market? Find out these answer and more.
The Lenovo ThinkPad T440s is a laptop indeed as it weighs 1.7 kg (a little more for an ultrabook) and measures a boxy size of 331mm x 226mm x 20.85mm. Although, it is slim, it is not exactly a light-weight and conveniently-shaped gadget. However, like many costly ultrabooks, this one too is subjected to Mil-tests where it is made to withstand the external pressures of road travel, weather conditions, humidity, and extremes of temperatures.
The body is neatly made up of magnesium alloy and carbon – which makes it lighter than other laptops. However, touchscreen (and a robust keyboard) has made it costly and a little thick.
Powered by Intel’s Core i5 i5-3230M processor, the laptop is capable of high performance speed of 2.6GHz. There is a 3M cache option. The Ivy Bridge architecture of the processor makes it resilient to withstand multiple tasks, especially working with videos, 3D technology, seamless wireless activities, video-HD technology, and Quick Sync display. The processor provides a 4GB DDR3 RAM that offers a memory speed of 1600MHz. The storage capacity is not high as an ultrabook though. It is about 500GB and capable of storing good amount of data.
However, this laptop has an optical disc drive which many ultrabooks lack. It has an option for SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW dual layer option. There is a high-end graphics card, Intel HD Graphics 4400 which allows viewers to see high end animation easily. If needed, the user can use the webcam which also produces high-quality videos of 720p. The camera is sensitive to low lights and is equipped with HD face-tracking technology.
A detailed keyboard is at the rear end of the laptop. It has user-friendly keyboard with a trackpoint, function-lock facility, and a trackpad. The trackpad has 5-touchpoints. An LED-sensitive backlight is good enough for effortless typing even in the dark. Run in Win7 OS, the system can however, be upgraded to Win 8 if required. The 14-inch display is just right for watching high-end videos and images.
Aided with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, the laptop can be connected to the web even when the user is traveling. There is a RJ45 Ethernet connectivity option, mini-DisplayPort with audio VGA, a 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack, three USB3.0 ports, 4-in-1 SD Card Reader which can be used for a SD, SDHC, SDXC, or MMC card.
The 4th-generation processor offers good performance speed and is just right for uninterrupted video conferencing. The LCD display allows a high density resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The in-plane viewing gives realistic pictures that can be viewed at nearly 180-degree viewing angles. The Lenovo ThinkPad T440s is capable of a multi-touch facility – this is optional however.
The laptop is encrypted and can be synced with smartphones or a desktop. There is a finger reader encryption option to allow only the user to access the laptop. In short, there is no need to worry for any loss or theft of data.
The laptop is equipped with a powerful power-bridge battery – there are two 3-cell batteries. While one set is internal to the laptop, the extended one is replaceable. This signifies that users don’t have to shut down the laptop to power-up the gizmo.
Along with Near Field Communication (NFC), the travelers can share data, link their gizmo, pair up with networks by simply tapping two devices simultaneously. A useful VGA port can allow projector connections without any other attachments. One can listen to music with Dolby speakers that are added with a Home Theater. In short, there is audio and visual clarity.
Help and Customer Support
To know more about your laptop and how to use it conveniently, users can check the website. The support page offers tips and information on the product. It also has useful videos, troubleshooting utilities, warranty options, and customer care contact details. Buyers need to email their grievances or queries to the helpdesk.
At $900, the laptop is pretty high priced. True it has some features like an ultrabook – but, not all. Nevertheless, the 14-inch T440s hasgood features especially required for business travelers who need to constantly work with a laptop during their long hours of traveling. For such buyers, Lenovo ThinkPad T440s is useful indeed.
|Summary: With rich connectivity, long battery life and rugged design, the ThinkPad T440s will be a good tool on the way.!|