Some people who purchased it considered that it was strong and durable. Expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned “The T450s can withstand a fair amount of punishment thanks to its rugged exterior”. Computershopper.com also mentioned “Durable carbon-fiber chassis, Lenovo's ThinkPad T450s is one of the best laptops you can buy”. Expert review site Laptopmag.com mentioned “A durable design”.
A number of customers who reviewed it thought it was thin. Anandtech.com mentioned “While it is certainly thinner and lighter than the standard T450”. Anandtech.com also said “In the case of the T450s, that is not a bad thin”. Notebooks.com mentioned in their review “Everyone's making super thin and similarly light ultra books.”.
Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. In September last year expert review site Techradar.com mentioned in their review “Portability in a lightweight design” and gave the Lenovo T450s a rating of 70 out of 100. Last year Anandtech.com mentioned “Lightweight and stable case, excellent keyboard”.
One person who purchased it concluded that it was thick. Last year Anandtech.com wrote “Durable, wide array of ports, very good 1080p display option”. One Lenovo T450s reviewer said in their reviews that this laptops was heavy and bulky. Last year expert website Mobiletechreview.com wrote “Yet it's not overly bulky or ungainly, in fact it's rat” in their review.
Good Battery Life
A number of people who reviewed it wrote that it had a good battery life. Laptopmag.com mentioned in their review of this laptops “With epic battery life”. Last year Anandtech.com said in their Lenovo T450s review “Battery life could be better”. Anandtech.com also mentioned “Epic battery life (with extended battery”.
A number of customers wrote that it was a good design. Laptopmag.com mentioned “A durable design” in their review of this laptops. Techradar.com mentioned in their review of this laptops “Portability in a lightweight design”.
One Lenovo T450s owner who purchased it considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote in their Lenovo T450s review last year “A full set of connectivity options”.
Good Product Quality
One Lenovo T450s owner who bought the product concluded that it was good quality. Anandtech.com mentioned “Sturdy build quality” in their review of this laptops.
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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo T450s has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the T450s. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the T450s range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz.
Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version
The Lenovo T450s has a fairly new PCI Express slot version (3) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the T450s. The PCI Express slot versions of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 2 to 3.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The Lenovo T450s has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the T450s have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz.
Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs
We checked 2,530 user and expert reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.
Easy to Use
One Lenovo T450s reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Anandtech.com wrote in their review of the Lenovo T450s “Comfortable, backlit keyboard”.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
The average processor clock speed of laptops of this type and age is 2.1GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo T450s has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo T450s supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this type and age.
Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo T450s has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo T450s has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The average maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the T450s is 6.5GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3,300GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo T450s has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T450s.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The Lenovo T450s has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the T450s the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n and the worst is 802.11a.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This laptop has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.
8 Reasons Against
A Bit Expensive
A number of people considered that this laptops was not good value for money. Anandtech.com wrote “Questionable consumer value when considering older Haswell”. Anandtech.com also mentioned “Clickpad is not easy to use, high price”.
A few Lenovo T450s owners who reviewed this laptops considered that it was not cheap. Anandtech.com wrote in their review of the Lenovo T450s “Factory upgrades are expensive”. Anandtech.com also mentioned “Better configurations are too expensive”.
One Lenovo T450s owner mentioned in their reviews that it was not a bargain for the price. Notebookcheck.net mentioned “The ThinkPad T450 is definitely not a product that earns the label "cheap” in their Lenovo T450s review.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.
Quite Small Internal Memory
At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T450s has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T450s. Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the T450s have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the T450s do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo T450s is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.
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Very Low Speaker Power
The average speaker power of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the T450s is 1.7W. The Lenovo T450s has one of the lower speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The Lenovo T450s is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the T450s have between one and four USB 2.0 ports.
Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System
This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.
5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T450s
Released Over Three Years Ago
Lenovo released the T450s over three years ago.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The Lenovo T450s has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The Lenovo T450s has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.
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Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo T450s has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago.
At 1.8 kilograms, the Lenovo T450s has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the T450s.
Carbon, Carbon fiber, Magnesium
Intel Segment Tagging
Home Office, Small Business
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
Intel QM77 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Dolby Home Theater v4
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Lithium, Lithium Polymer (LiPo), Polymer
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video