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The Lenovo ThinkPad T400s is a laptop offered by Lenovo designed for performance, portability and energy efficiency.

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Pros

Excellent multi-touch trackpad

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Typical robustness found in ThinkPad lineup

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Very little keyboard flex

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eSATA port

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excellent ThinkVantage and battery proprietary software included

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Thinner/lighter/cleaner form factor than original T400

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internal GPS / 3G options

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memory can be replaced / added without taking the keyboard off

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digital DisplayPort video output

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oversized escape and delete keys

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little to no bloatware

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ThinkPlus EasyServ repair program is awesome - they ship you a box, you send in your laptop, they fix it very quickly, they send it back to you

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good fingerprint reader

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very fast, battery-efficient, and affordable, SSD option

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quiet operation

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UltraBay retrofit battery available - adds 50% to battery life

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very durable laptop

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excellent 1-year standard warranty program with many local service providers

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dual monitor docking station available

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no gaps between keys to prevent crumbs from infiltrating your system

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robust, smooth display hinge

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highly customizable directly from the manufacturer

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Cons

Only integrated graphics available - no advanced video card option

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storage drive limited to 1.8" form factor

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no 9-cell battery option

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questionable value compared to the T400 - less powerful, more expensive

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complicated battery life software - so many profiles, settings

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doesn't always wake up from sleep in a quick way

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fairly poor viewing angles on screen

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matte case can leave visible smudges easily - not that easy to wipe off

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Lenovo Wifi software sometimes competes with Windows 7 built-in Wifi

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requires an adapter for HDMI TVs and monitors

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fewer status LEDs than T400 - down to 7 from 15

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Rather poor quality display with bad contrast ratio (95:1) and high black luminance.

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no external status light indicator for battery, sleep, power found on T400

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1-2" vertical band of defective pixels sporadically appears from the top to bottom of the screen

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multi-touch trackpad not as good as Macbook Pro

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Not very robust. Screen has problems after 3 months

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The Lenovo ThinkPad T400s is a laptop offered by Lenovo designed for performance, portability and energy efficiency. It is similar to the popular T400, but comes in at a smaller form factor: 1 lbs lighter and thinner. It is powered by a Intel Core 2 Duo Processor and has a Integrated Intel GMA 4500 MH. It comes standard with 2 GB of DDR3 memory, 160 GB of hard drive space and has a 14.1" WXGA+ TFT LED backlit LCD display and with optional camera. There is built in ThinkPad 802.11BGN WiFi with the option to upgrade to the Intel WiFi Link 5100 (AGN) with My WiFi Technology. The device also comes with a built-in DVD writer and comes with Windows 7. There are several other customizable options upon purchase.

Specifications
  • Processor options:
    • Intel Core 2 Duo SP9400 processor (2.40GHz 1066MHz 6MBL2)
    • Intel Core 2 Duo SP9600 processor (2.53GHz 1066MHz 6MBL2)
  • Operating system options: 
    • Windows 7
  • Display type: 14.1 WXGA+ TFT, w/  LED Backlight (Camera)
  • System graphics options:
    • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD with vPro
  • Total memory: 2 DIMMS of PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1067MHz SODIMM Memory (upgradable to 8GB)
  • Pointing device: UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad)
  • Optical drive:
    • DVD Recordable 8x Max Dual Layer, Ultrabay Slim (Serial ATA)
  • Bluetooth: Optional Integrated Bluetooth PAN
  • Wireless card options:
    • ThinkPad WiFi (BGN)
    • Intel WiFi Link 5100 (AGN) with My WiFi Technology
  • Mobile Broadband: Integrated Mobile Broadband upgradable
  • Battery: 6 cell Li-Ion Battery
  • Weight: 3.91 lbs
  • Warranty : 1 Year Depot Warranty - TopSeller 
Post Review
Erik
08/10/2010 11:23

I love this laptop, however, I had a major screen defect appear after a few months. A 2" vertical band of my screen just stopped working. It was still under warranty, so I made use of the ThinkPlus EasyServ program and shipped my laptop to their repair facility using one of their boxes they had delivered to my house. I received my repaired laptop back within 2 business days. Awesome!

Erik
12/17/2009 11:49

Just ordered this guy. I'll review it more, once I get my hands on it.

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