Taking over the ThinkPad brand from IBM, Lenovo Philippines announced earlier this week their slimmest 14″ ThinkPad ever, the T400s.
The ThinkPad line is made for business consumers and not for the casual ones. IBM have a history of the same black and boxy look for all ThinkPad laptops and the T400s is no different. Basically, it’s not for the chic and stylish but it’s getting there.
During the presentation two things struck my mind on what’s good about this ThinkPad T400s (aside from its great specs). But first, here are its basic configuration:
Lenovo ThinkPad T400s
14.1″³ display screen @ 1440Ã—900 pixels
Intel Core 2 Duo SP 9600 2.53GHz
3GB DDR3 RAM
Intel X4500 Graphics
250GB SATA HDD
Built-in DVD-RW Dual-Layer or Blu-Ray
5-in-1 card reader or 34mm ExpressCard
VGA + Display Port
6-cell battery (average of 6 hours battery life)
Those specs are pretty top-notch and you would expect to pay premium price (more on that later) for them.
So what can you expect from the T400s?
Slim, Light and Sturdy
The T400s is the slimmest (0.5 inch thick) 14"-incher for the ThinkPad line and it’s also just a tad bit heavier than your average netbook (under 4 lbs).
Lenovo believes that your investment, not just your laptop but also your data in it should be well-protected. Even with the slimming down of the T400s, it can still withstand a lot of beating. Saw a video of it being ran over by a tractor and all they had to replace was the keyboard and LCD (slight crack). It is spill-proof as well; ask the storm chasers.
High display resolution for a 14″
The T400s has a native resolution of 1440 x 900 which is pretty impressive for a 14″. Usually, cheaper 14″ and even some 15″ laptops only have 1280 x 800 displays.
I saw what the display looked like on its matte screen and the icons weren’t that small at that high resolution. The screen looked bright and crisp and text was easy to read.
For the price of Php120,000+, Lenovo made sure that you get your money’s worth with the ThinkPad T400s. It’s a laptop that you will surely don’t have to upgrade in just a few years. Something that benefits enterprises who are very protective with their investment.
Lenovo even gives you the option for extended warranty that is not covered with the standard limited one. Like misuse perhaps?