Lenovo ThinkPad T450s-20BWS03F00
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad T450s-20BWS03F00
Working on details. Lenovo's ThinkPad T450s steps in big shoes. The expectations are high that the successor of the overall successful T440s is even a bit better. In fact, the T450s proves to be a carefully matured perfectionist - and it now challenges the competition from HP, Dell & co.
The return of the old master. What can be improved in an almost perfect notebook? Lenovo might have thought that it is better not to change too much and launched an only slightly revised edition of the T440s with the ThinkPad T450s. At least, the manufacturer (partly) answered the complaints about the predecessor's unusual five-button ClickPad.
Source: Notebooks.com Archive.org version
I own an earlier version of this computer and love it. Lenovo updated it in all the right ways, replacing some of the function keys with dedicated keys for settings, search and task switching instead of a pair of keyboard backlight brightness. They sped it up with newer specs and a faster SSD. At the same time we get the same great keyboard and overall design familiar to ThinkPad users.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/23/2015
Source: Techspot Archive.org version
Productivity is fine and good, but what if you want to have a little fun too? With Intel HD 5500 integrated graphics, don’t expect to have *too* much fun. I’m partly kidding, of course. We’re living in a low-fi gaming renaissance and the HD 5500 can handle many enjoyable titles. Just don’t expect to finish up Batman: Arkham Knight while waiting at the airport terminal.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
Even if you're not buying it for business, the ThinkPad T450s is the best notebook for getting work done. You can find other laptops with solid performance and high-res screens in the $850+ price range, but the T450s stands head and shoulders above the crowd with its best-in-the industry keyboard, durable chassis and epic battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
Although not as slim, sleek, and light as a consumer Ultrabook, the Lenovo T450s means business. Enterprise customers will appreciate the diverse selection of ports, long battery life and user-replaceable batteries, and an optional fingerprint scanner.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Compact size and lightweight; good performance; good input devices; good connectivity; long battery life; sufficient brightness and contrast. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2015
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Quality mechanical design; full connector kit; superior ergonomics. Negative: The whistle blower in the load.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/10/2015
Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
» 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.
5600U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
86.6%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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