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Lenovo ThinkPad S Series

Lenovo ThinkPad S531Processor: Intel Core i7 3537U, Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8670M
Display: 14.0 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.86kg, 2.05kg
Price: 1100, 1200 euro
Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
: - %, performance: 85%, features: 70%, display: 73%
mobility: 75%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 79%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad S440

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad S440Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad S440
Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8670M 2048 MB
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 1.86kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

84% Review Lenovo ThinkPad S440 Touch Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Achilles' heel. The ThinkPad S440 is one of the newest ultrabooks from Lenovo: slim, powerful and enduring. With its current components, clever features and a matted multitouch display the Lenovo ultrabook might be able to put itself right at the top of the competition. We found out if it really does.
Recenze: Lenovo ThinkPad S440 - první ThinkPad v hliníku
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Superior mechanical resistance; fast charging; comfortable keyboard; one-link docking. Negative: Noisy fan; below average quality speakers; no indication of battery charge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2013

 

Lenovo ThinkPad S531

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad S531Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad S531
Processor: Intel Core i7 3537U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8670M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.05kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

84% Review Lenovo ThinkPad S531 Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Think Slim! Business notebooks are usually conservative and rather bulky working devices. Lenovo’s ThinkPad S531 is one alternative that wants to eliminate this prejudice. It combines typical business features with a slim ultrabook design. We checked if the attractive specifications are convincing.
Ревю на Lenovo ThinkPad S531 – ултра тънък, ултра здрав
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: High performance; slim and rugged; battery life; Full HD screen; loud and clear sound; fast SSD; good cooling system. Negative: GPU performance; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/27/2013

 

Comment

Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

AMD Radeon HD 8670M: Lower mid-range graphics card based on the GCN architecture.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

4500U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.0 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

3537U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q1 2013. Offers a core clock of 2.0 - 3.1 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1200 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.86 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

2.05 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


84%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-09-30 (Update: 2013-09-30)