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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 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 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.


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

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


1.86 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.05 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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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» Hi-Grade Notino W760C
Core i3 350M

Devices with the same GPU

» HP Slate 8 Plus
, 8.0", 0.35 kg
» Asus MeMO Pad 7 ME572C
Atom Z3560, 7.0", 0.269 kg
» Alcatel One Touch Fire E
Snapdragon 200 8210, 4.5", 0.103 kg
» Acer Aspire E3-111-C5NY
Celeron N2830, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» HP Slate 8-1401
, 7.8", 0.315 kg
» HP Slate 7 Plus 1301
, 7.0", 0.295 kg
» Asus Transformer Book Trio
Atom Z2580, 11.6", 1 kg
» Point of View ONYX 527
, 7.0", 0 kg
» Sony Xperial L
, ", 0 kg
» Velocity Micro Cruz
, 7.0", 0.5 kg
» Samsung TX100-7
, 10.1", 1 kg
» Olive OlivePad V-T100
, 7.0", 0.41 kg
» Archos 7
, 7.0", 0.65 kg
» Camangi WebStation
, 7", 0.4 kg
» PC Nextday LogiQ 89-2411
, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Datawind Ubisurfer
, 7.0", 0.7 kg
» Elonex ONEt
, 7", 1 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Toshiba Satellite L50-A-1CE
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200M
» Medion Akoya E6241-MD98562
HD Graphics 4600, Core i3 4100M
» Acer Aspire E5-551G-T5TW
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), Kaveri A10-7300
» HP Pavilion 15-058ng
Radeon R7 M260, A-Series A10-5745M
» MSI CX61-2PC385W7W
GeForce 820M, Core i3 4100M
» Eurocom M5 Pro
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Lenovo ThinkPad L540-20AU002QGE
HD Graphics 4600, Core i5 4330M
» Acer Extensa 2509-P3ZG
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530
» HP 15-g094sa
Radeon R5 (Kaveri), A-Series A8-6410
» Toshiba Satellite L50-B-17M
Radeon R5 M230, Core i3 4005U
» HP Envy 15-k050sh
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4510U
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-09-30 (Update: 2013-09-30)