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Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad T460s vs. ThinkPad X1 Yoga vs. ThinkPad Yoga 460

14-inch ThinkPad. The traditional PC is becoming obsolete according to Lenovo. Are these 14-inch convertible ThinkPad alternatives really any better than the classic and long-established T series?

The venerable ThinkPad series has been slowly expanding while incorporating features to better appeal to workstation users (P50/P70), Ultrabook users (X1 Carbon series), tablet users (ThinkPad Tablet 10), and convertible/detachable users (ThinkPad Helix, X1 Yoga, Yoga 460). In this comparison, we want to see what the traditional and time-proven 14-inch T series Thinkpad can offer against the more versatile ThinkPad Yoga 460 and X1 Yoga. Does merging the business-centric ThinkPad with the consumer Yoga mean sacrificing performance and quality along the way?

We encourage users to check out our dedicated review pages below for more data and detailed analyses of each of the three models. This comparison is by no means a replacement, but a condensed aid for those on the fence.

ThinkPad T460s
ThinkPad T460s
ThinkPad X1 Yoga
ThinkPad X1 Yoga
ThinkPad Yoga 460
ThinkPad Yoga 460

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Case

Each of the these three ThinkPads is made out of a combination of carbon fiber and magnesium and is certified under MIL-STD standards. Thus, they are all more tightly built and stronger than the average notebook or convertible aimed at general consumers. We find both the X1 Yoga and Yoga 460 to be rigid machines with tight gaps between transitioning materials as expected from the ThinkPad series, so the workmanship of these models is not any worse than a traditional ThinkPad.

When comparing these three to each other, however, there's no question that the T460s is the more robust machine. Its torsional resistance around the palm rests is superior to both the the X1 Yoga and Yoga 460 without being significantly thicker or even heavier. Meanwhile, we find the Yoga 460 to be the stronger convertible when compared to the X1 Yoga with less flexing and twisting. In turn, the model is slightly thicker, larger, and also several hundred grams heavier.

338 mm / 13.3 inch 236 mm / 9.29 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 1.8 kg4.03 lbs331 mm / 13 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 18.8 mm / 0.74 inch 1.4 kg2.98 lbs333 mm / 13.1 inch 229 mm / 9.02 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.3 kg2.92 lbs

Ports in Comparison

ThinkPad T460s
ThinkPad T460s
ThinkPad X1 Yoga
ThinkPad X1 Yoga
ThinkPad Yoga 460
ThinkPad Yoga 460

Connectivity

Lenovo is understandably hesitant on incorporating Thunderbolt 3 onto its lineup of ThinkPads as its proprietary Docking Port and OneLink+ options already include a wide range of optional docks that cater specifically to business users. With that said, we would have appreciated at least one USB Type-C Gen. 1 or Gen. 2 port for added versatility.

Important differences between the T460s, X1 Yoga, and Yoga 460 are the SIM slots, OneLink+ port, and SmartCard reader. No single model includes all three and users may want to choose the SKU with the connectivity features that are most important to everyday workloads. The X1 Yoga and Yoga 460 each come with an active stylus.

Ports and Connections

ThinkPad T460s ThinkPad X1 Yoga ThinkPad Yoga 460
USB 3x USB 3.0 2x USB 3.0 3x USB 3.0
Video-out 1x HDMI, 1x mDP 1x HDMI, 1x mDP 1x HDMI, 1x mDP
Audio Headphone jack Headphone jack Headphone jack
Other Gigabit RJ-45, SD reader, SmartCard reader, SIM slot, Docking Port, Kensington Lock MicroSD reader, SIM slot, Stylus, Volume rocker, OneLink+, Kensington Lock SD reader, Stylus, OneLink+, Kensington Lock
Storage Bays 1x M.2 1x M.2 1x 2.5-inch SATA III

Input Devices

Lenovo offers a very consistent typing experience with its AccuType chiclet keyboard throughout its mainstay ThinkPad series. Essentially all of our editors agree that the AccuType keyboard offers one of the best typing experiences when compared to Ultrabooks or other small form factor notebooks due to the spacious concave keys, deeper travel, and satisfactory feedback when pressed. It's the same typing and trackpad experience between the three notebooks with Lift-n-Lock available on the X1 Yoga and Yoga 460 for a more comfortable tablet mode.

ThinkPad T460s
ThinkPad T460s
ThinkPad X1 Yoga
ThinkPad X1 Yoga
ThinkPad Yoga 460
ThinkPad Yoga 460

Display

The T460s and X1 Yoga each have display options between 1080p FHD or 1440p WQHD. The X1 Yoga, however, is one of the first consumer notebooks to have OLED for massively improved colors, contrast ratio, and response times compared to standard IPS panels. Unfortunately, this nearly doubles the price of the notebook and the option remains out of range for most buyers.

The standard IPS panels between the three ThinkPads are sufficient for everyday use with some notable differences between them. In particular, the 1080p displays on the T460s and Yoga 460 are not as bright as the 1440p displays and have narrower color gamuts as well. All of our tested panels also suffer from pulse-width modulation with the exception of the T460s 1080p configuration, so users sensitive to onscreen flickering may want to stick with the 1080p option for the T460s.

ThinkPad T460s
ThinkPad T460s
ThinkPad X1 Yoga
ThinkPad X1 Yoga
ThinkPad Yoga 460
ThinkPad Yoga 460
ThinkPad T460s
ThinkPad T460s
ThinkPad X1 Yoga (OLED)
ThinkPad X1 Yoga (OLED)
ThinkPad Yoga 460
ThinkPad Yoga 460
Displays at a Glance

ThinkPad T460s ThinkPad T460s WQHD ThinkPad X1 Yoga ThinkPad X1 Yoga OLED ThinkPad Yoga 460
Size 14-inch IPS 14-inch IPS 14-inch IPS 14-inch OLED 14-inch IPS
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080 2560 x 1440 2560 x 1440 2560 x 1440 1920 x 1080
Pixel Density 157 PPI 210 PPI 210 PPI 210 PPI 157 PPI
Panel ID N140HCE-EAA VVX14T058J02 VVX14T058J10 Samsung ATNA40JU01-0 NV140FHM-N41
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20F9003SGELenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGELenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 20FQ-000QUSLenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
42 (19.6, 22.4)
35.6 (17.2, 18.4)
1 (0.5, 0.5)
38 (15.2, 22.8)
33.2 (14.8, 18.4)
Response Time Black / White *
29.2 (16, 13.2)
29.2 (14.4, 14.8)
1 (0.5, 0.5)
30.4 (6, 24.4)
31.6 (12.8, 18.8)
PWM Frequency
220 (90)
240 (100)
219 (99)
220 (50)
Screen
Brightness middle
226
257
279
284.7
238
Brightness
211
248
277
272
243
Brightness Distribution
89
94
91
89
88
Black Level *
0.22
0.26
0.383
0.28
Contrast
1027
988
743
850
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.44
4.59
5.15
5.24
4.91
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
17.18
9.72
8.28
11.22
10.28
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.87
6.38
5.44
7.32
3.72
Gamma
2.37 93%
2.51 88%
2.28 96%
2.22 99%
2.54 87%
CCT
6856 95%
6238 104%
5686 114%
6277 104%
7091 92%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
39.58
65
98
70.17
39.81
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
61.15
98
100
94.68
62.85
Total Average (Program / Settings)

* ... smaller is better

ThinkPad T460s FHD Color Profile
ThinkPad T460s FHD Color Profile
ThinkPad X1 Yoga OLED
ThinkPad X1 Yoga OLED
ThinkPad Yoga 460
ThinkPad Yoga 460

Performance

CPU Performance

Lenovo offers multiple ULV CPU options between the T460s, X1 Yoga, and Yoga 460 models, so our comparison below is only between the models we have on hand.

CineBench benchmarks show the T460s with the i7-6600U coming out ahead of the two other ThinkPads including the X1 Yoga with the same i7-6600U CPU. While the deltas are small, the consistency suggests that the T460s is able to maintain higher Turbo Boost clock rates than both the X1 Yoga and Yoga 460 even when they are equipped with the same processor. Our stress test below with Prime95 shows the T460s running at slightly higher clock rates than both its peers.

As for serviceability, both the T460s and X1 Yoga are relatively easy to open with the T460s offering the most expandability options as expected from a T series ThinkPad. The Yoga 460 includes tighter latches around its edges and is comparatively more difficult to service.

See our dedicated CPU pages on the Core i5-6200U, i7-6500U, and i7-6600U for more benchmarks and comparisons.

Hardware at a Glance

ThinkPad T460s ThinkPad X1 Yoga ThinkPad Yoga 460
CPU 2.3 GHz Core i5-6200U;2.6 GHz i7-6600U 2.5 GHz Core i7-6500U/2.6 GHz i7-6600U 2.3 GHz Core i5-6200U
TDP 15 W 15 W 15 W
RAM 4 GB DDR4-2133 soldered, Single-Channel, 1x SODIMM 8 GB DDR3 soldered, Dual-Channel 8 GB DDR3, Single-Channel, 1x SODIMM
GPU HD Graphics 520 HD Graphics 520 HD Graphics 520
ThinkPad T460s
ThinkPad T460s
ThinkPad X1 Yoga
ThinkPad X1 Yoga
ThinkPad Yoga 460
ThinkPad Yoga 460
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
141 Points ∼65%
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 20FQ-000QUS
128 Points ∼59%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
135 Points ∼62%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
115 Points ∼53%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
347 Points ∼8%
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 20FQ-000QUS
307 Points ∼7%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
305 Points ∼7%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
288 Points ∼7%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
1.57 Points ∼64%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
1.51 Points ∼62%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
1.31 Points ∼54%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
3.83 Points ∼9%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
3.32 Points ∼8%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
3.18 Points ∼7%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
5611 Points ∼54%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
12611 Points ∼17%
wPrime 2.0x
1024m (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 20FQ-000QUS
516.7 s * ∼6%
32m (sort by value)
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 20FQ-000QUS
16 s * ∼3%
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - --- (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
571.685 Seconds * ∼3%
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 20FQ-000QUS
629.7 Seconds * ∼3%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Physics (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
5291 Points ∼16%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
4981 Points ∼15%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
4310 Points ∼13%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Physics (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
3681 Points ∼9%
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 20FQ-000QUS
3433 Points ∼9%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
3385 Points ∼9%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
3058 Points ∼8%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
38353 Points ∼44%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Physics (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
38530 Points ∼46%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
30164 Points ∼36%
PCMark 7
System Storage (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
4636 Points ∼65%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
5118 Points ∼72%
Computation (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
15985 Points ∼56%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
12606 Points ∼44%
Creativity (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
8928 Points ∼62%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
8581 Points ∼59%
Entertainment (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
3888 Points ∼36%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
3289 Points ∼31%
Productivity (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
4550 Points ∼42%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
2361 Points ∼22%
Lightweight (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
4865 Points ∼66%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
3106 Points ∼42%
Score (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
5190 Points ∼57%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
4676 Points ∼51%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
4442 Points ∼68%
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 20FQ-000QUS
3986 Points ∼61%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
4410 Points ∼68%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
4199 Points ∼64%
Creative Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
4338 Points ∼41%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
3666 Points ∼35%
Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
3542 Points ∼58%
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 20FQ-000QUS
3137 Points ∼51%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
3489 Points ∼57%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
3034 Points ∼50%
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Pass 2 (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
22.62 fps ∼1%
Pass 1 (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
120.37 fps ∼45%

* ... smaller is better

GPU Performance

The same integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU can be found on each configuration. Its performance scales accordingly to the CPU, so the faster processor should theoretically have the faster HD Graphics 520 GPU. 3DMark and CineBench benchmarks show this to be the case as our T460s with the i7-6600U edges out all other models. The Yoga 460 and its slower i5-6200U is again slower by 15 to 20 percent when compared to the i7-6600U in the T460s. Nonetheless, most modern 3D titles are unplayable with integrated Intel HD Graphics at the native 1080p or 1440p resolution.

See our dedicated GPU page on the HD Graphics 520 for additional benchmarks and comparisons.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
1416 Points ∼3%
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 20FQ-000QUS
1374 Points ∼3%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
1458 Points ∼3%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
1193 Points ∼2%
Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
43.93 fps ∼18%
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 20FQ-000QUS
42.63 fps ∼17%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
38 fps ∼15%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
32.93 fps ∼13%
3DMark
3840x2160 Fire Strike Ultra Graphics (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
146 Points ∼1%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics (sort by value)
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
935 Points ∼2%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
931 Points ∼2%
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
651 Points ∼2%

Stress Test

To test system stability, we run both Prime95 and FurMark to simulate maximum stress. These unrealistic conditions do not represent daily workloads, but are instead meant to put both the CPU and GPU at 100 percent capacity.

The T460s outperforms both of its peers when under stress with higher stable clock rates and even lower core operating temperatures. Meanwhile, both the X1 Yoga and Yoga 460 experience more severe throttling with stable clock rates at almost half that of the T460s. A contributing factor to the performance discrepancies when under extreme loads may be due to the configurable TDP (cTDP) of the T460s where its processor can draw as much as 25 W compared to just 15 W on the other two ThinkPad models.

Lenovo ThinkPad T460s
Lenovo ThinkPad T460s
ThinkPad X1 Yoga US
ThinkPad X1 Yoga US
ThinkPad Yoga 460
ThinkPad Yoga 460
CPU and GPU Clock Rates Under Stress

ThinkPad T460s ThinkPad X1 Yoga ThinkPad Yoga 460
Processor Core i7-6600U Core i7-6500U Core i5-6200U
Rated GPU Core Clock (MHz) 300 - 1050 300 - 1050 300 - 1000
Stable GPU Core Clock on FurMark (MHz) 950 850 950
Rated CPU Core Clock (GHz) 2.6 2.5 2.3
Stable CPU Core Clock on Prime95 (GHz) 2.7 1.4 1.5
Average Core temperature 68 C 73 C 74 C
ThinkPad T460s
ThinkPad T460s
ThinkPad X1 Yoga
ThinkPad X1 Yoga
ThinkPad Yoga 460
ThinkPad Yoga 460

 

 

 

 

 

Emissions & Energy

System Noise & Temperature

All three notebooks are essentially silent when idling or under very low loads. The Yoga 460 is the quietest at just over 31 dB(A) under average loads to be just barely audible when typing or working in the office. The two systems with the faster Core i7-6600U CPU are the loudest under high loads at an audible 33 dB(A) up to 39 dB(A) when subjected to extreme stress. Otherwise, all three models are never uncomfortably loud during regular use and their fans do not frequently pulsate.

Surface temperatures are relatively low on our ThinkPad units even when under extreme processing stress. The internal cooling components do a good job at concentrating waste heat to only small portions of the notebook while the rest of the surfaces remain cooler. With that said, both the X1 Yoga and Yoga 460 have much warmer hot spots at well over 45 C whereas the T460s is in the lower 40 C range. The lower core operating temperatures and louder fan noise of the T460s compared to the X1 Yoga and Yoga 460 could be contributing factors to its slightly cooler hot spot.

Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGELenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 20FQ-000QUSLenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
Noise
off / environment *
29.2
28.8
28.9
28.9
Idle Minimum *
29.2
28.8
28.9
28.9
Idle Average *
29.2
28.8
28.9
28.9
Idle Maximum *
29.2
28.8
28.9
28.9
Load Average *
33.7
35.2
35.3
31.1
Load Maximum *
38.5
35.2
38.9
32.5

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption

The Yoga 460 and standard ThinkPad X1 Yoga are noticeably less demanding than the ThinkPad T460s and the ThinkPad X1 Yoga OLED. This correlates with their respective processors as the T460s and ThinkPad X1 Yoga OLED are each sporting the more powerful i7-6600U. Interestingly, the T460s draws more power when under average processing loads likely due to its ability to maintain higher Turbo Boost speeds.

Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
HD Graphics 520, 6600U, Samsung SSD SM951a 512GB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVKV512)
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 20FQ-000QUS
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN512HCJH
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
HD Graphics 520, 6600U, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZSLW1T0)
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, Liteonit LCH-256V2S
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum *
3.8
6.82
4.7
3.6
Idle Average *
7.1
8.21
8.6
6.9
Idle Maximum *
7.8
17.55
12.2
7.6
Load Average *
36.3
28.81
29.7
28
Load Maximum *
46
34.07
50.5
34.2

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The battery modules are integrated and non-removable on the Lenovo notebooks with capacities of around 50 Wh each. Users can expect runtimes of just over 5 hours under WLAN conditions on the T460s and X1 Yoga while the Yoga 460 can last for significantly longer at over 7.5 hours.

Secondary external battery packs from Lenovo are supported via docking ports for even longer runtimes if needed.

Lenovo ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE
49 Wh
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga 20FQ-000QUS
52 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga-20FRS1VS00
52 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460-20EM000QGE
53 Wh
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
833
922
824
674
WiFi v1.3
340
356
315
458
Load
62
120
132
142

Verdict

The expanded ThinkPad lineup is not so much a "dumbing down" of the classic T series as it is an attempt to cater to changing workplace habits and current notebook market trends.
The expanded ThinkPad lineup is not so much a "dumbing down" of the classic T series as it is an attempt to cater to changing workplace habits and current notebook market trends.

Moving from a traditional T460s ThinkPad to a Yoga-ized version will result in a few cut corners regarding case rigidity and performance. The X1 Yoga and Yoga 460 are more likely to throttle and run at higher temperatures than the T460s despite not being any thinner or lighter than the T460s. Beyond this, however, the systems are still strikingly similar. The matte screens are not any worse on the convertibles than the T460s, their AccuType keyboards are identical, and the Yoga 460 sports quieter fans and longer runtimes than both the T460s and the X1 Yoga.

The sturdier T460s may be the better option for users who want every drop of performance they can get from the ULV CPU. If battery life, tablet mode, and build quality matter the most, then the Yoga 460 is the better buy than the X1 Yoga at the cost of a larger footprint and heavier weight. Lastly, the X1 Yoga is the more versatile solution with its SIM slot, lighter weight, and brighter backlight compared to the Yoga 460.

ThinkPad T460sThinkPad X1 YogaThinkPad Yoga 460

+ Stronger and more rigid build

+ No pulse-width modulation on FHD configuration

+ Excellent system performance; No major throttling

+ Cooler operating and surface temperatures

+ Lighter and easier to handle than the Yoga 460

+ OLED options; Brighter display backlight

+ Less susceptible to flexing than the X1 Yoga

+ Standard 2.5-inch SATA III bay

+ Quieter fan noise

+ Significantly longer battery life

- No 360-degree hinge or integrated active stylus

- No OneLink+ dock

- FHD configuration is dimmer with a more limited color gamut

- Louder fan noise when under load

- Higher power consumption (i7-6600U SKU)

- More susceptible to flexing compared to the T460s and Yoga 460

- No SmartCard reader

- CPU throttling under extreme loads

- Louder fan noise when under load

- Larger footprint; noticeably heavier

- More difficult serviceability

- No SIM slot or SmartCard reader

- Limited color space on FHD configuration

- CPU throttling under extreme loads

ThinkPad T460s

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Allen Ngo, 2016-09-30 (Update: 2019-04-30)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.