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Lenovo T450s 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Oct 2015
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25 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The editors of PC Mag and Computershopper.com both decided that this medium processor core notebook PC was marvellous and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Vido.com.ua said that concluded that they would recommend this notebook PC and gave it their "Recommended" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This laptop has an average expert rating of 82% based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including Techradar, PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com and computershopper.com. Experts think this notebook PC is one of the better laptops of a comparable type and age.

Average User Reviews

Owners have rated this Lenovo laptop on average 78 out of 100.

Robust

A number of people who purchased the product thought it was strong and durable. Expert website Computershopper.com said in their review “The T450s can withstand a fair amount of punishment thanks to its rugged exterior”. Computershopper.com also wrote “Durable carbon-fiber chassis, Lenovo's ThinkPad T450s is one of the best laptops you can buy”. Anandtech.com mentioned “Durable carbon fiber lid” in their review of the Lenovo T450s.

Good Size

Several Lenovo T450s owners who bought it agreed that it was thin. Expert website Anandtech.com said in their review of this laptop “While it is certainly thinner and lighter than the standard T450” . Anandtech.com also wrote “In the case of the T450s, that is not a bad thin”. In December last year Notebooks.com said in their review “Everyone's making super thin and similarly light ultra books.”.

Several Lenovo T450s reviewers who bought it considered that it was lightweight. Expert website Techradar.com wrote in their review “Portability in a lightweight design” and rated this laptop 4 stars. Anandtech.com mentioned “Lightweight and stable case, excellent keyboard”.

One customer considered that the product was heavy and bulky. Expert website Mobiletechreview.com said “Yet it's not overly bulky or ungainly, in fact it's rat” in their review of the Lenovo T450s.

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Good Battery Life

Some Lenovo T450s reviewers concluded that this laptop had a good battery life. Expert website Laptopmag.com wrote “With epic battery life”. Anandtech.com said last year “Battery life could be better”. Anandtech.com also said “Epic battery life (with extended battery”.

Nice Design

Some Lenovo T450s reviewers thought it was a good design. Last year Laptopmag.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote “A durable design” in their Lenovo T450s review.

Good Connectivity

One person mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was good in terms of connectivity. Last year expert website Pcmag.com gave this laptop a rating of 5 stars and said “A full set of connectivity options”.

Good Product Quality

One Lenovo T450s owner mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was good quality. Anandtech.com wrote in their review “Sturdy build quality”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Easy to Use

One Lenovo T450s reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Anandtech.com wrote “Comfortable, backlit keyboard”.

Good Brand

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings as do all portable PCs manufactured by Lenovo.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo T450s is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T450s.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo T450s has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T450s. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T450s the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Z30[plb_2984377_price].

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T450s supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops that have been available for a similar time to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo T450s has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

The worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including a cheaper laptop such as the UX303UB[pl_2993330_price], or the UX303UB[pl_2993330_price] both from Asus or you might consider a higher scoring laptop such as the Z30[pl_2984377_price], or the Z30[pl_2984377_price] both from Toshiba or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price].

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T450s has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. Across all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the T450s the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo T450s has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the T450s.

Alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo X240[plb_2984080_price], or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price].

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the T450s, the Lenovo T450s has a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including a cheaper laptop such as the Asus UX303UB[plb_2993330_price] or you might consider a higher rated laptop such as the Toshiba Z30[plb_2984377_price], or the Lenovo X240[plb_2984080_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Lenovo T450s has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the T450s. The maximum turbo frequencies of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

The Lenovo T450s has one of the bigger cache memories (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest cache memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T450s is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo T450s has one of the bigger processor caches amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average processor cache of similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year is 3.1MB.

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Narrow

The widths of laptops that have been around for more than a year range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 331 millimeters, the Lenovo T450s is one of the narrower medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T450s amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some customers said that the Lenovo T450s was not good value for money. Last year Anandtech.com wrote “Questionable consumer value when considering older Haswell” in their Lenovo T450s review. Anandtech.com also wrote “Clickpad is not easy to use, high price”.

A number of Lenovo T450s owners reckoned that the Lenovo T450s was not cheap. In December last year Anandtech.com wrote “Factory upgrades are expensive”. Anandtech.com also said “Better configurations are too expensive”.

One Lenovo T450s reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was not a bargain for the price. Expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote “The ThinkPad T450 is definitely not a product that earns the label "cheap”.

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Not Cheap

After checking the price of 306 portable PCs of this age and type they range in price from £149 to £3,405. We think that this Lenovo laptop looks expensive compared to other portable PCs of this age and type.

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo T450s does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo T450s which has three battery cells.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T450s

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the T450s over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo T450s has a fairly standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Asus UX303UB[plb_2993330_price] which is cheaper; or the Toshiba Z30[plb_2984377_price], or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Battery Life

At 10.16 hours, the Lenovo T450s has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T450s.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo T450s has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T450s.

There are a number of alternative 14" portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price].

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo T450s has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the T450s.

We compared this laptop to all the other 256GB total storage capacity laptops and we think the Toshiba Z30[plb_2984377_price], and the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] which has better reviews; or the Asus UX303UB[plb_2993330_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo T450s has a pretty typical weight (1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the T450s.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Asus UX303UB[plb_2993330_price] (1.5kg and cheaper); or the Lenovo X240[plb_2984080_price] (1.4kg and higher rated), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (1.6kg and higher rated).

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Specification

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Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

3 Awards

PC Mag Editor's Choice computershopper.com Editor's Choice vido.com.ua Recommended

Expert Reviews

(29)
15 September 2015

Lenovo brands this an Ultrabook, and while it is certainly thinner and lighter than the standard T450, it is still a long way from the very thin and light devices we have seen released under that...

Arguably the best Thinkpad T in recent years
Durable carbon fiber lid and inflexible magnesiumalloy chassis
Bright, accurately colored 1080p IPS display
Amazing keyboard, even by Thinkpad standards
Redesigned clickpad works flawlessly
Factory upgrades are expensive
Questionable consumer value when considering older Haswell and 13 inch options with similar specs
Shorter battery life than competition
Only a one-year warranty
It isn't sexy looking unless you're a ThinkPad person
23 August 2015

Everyone's making super thin and similarly light ultra books, but there's still room for the old-fashioned style black squared-off business class notebook and the Lenovo ThinkPad T450s represents... Read more…

29 July 2015

ULV (ultra low voltage) Broadwell variants are shipping with HD 5500 and not HD 6000 graphics cores. Based on benchmarks from around the web though, the HD 6000's performance advantage is minimal...

10 June 2015

The Lenovo ThinkPad T450s is the latest, refined version of the quintessential business laptop, with a hot-swappable battery, a full set of connectivity options, and a chassis that can take a...

PC Mag

Lenovo ThinkPad T450s. Test model provided by Campuspoint.de Core i5 processor, GeForce GPU, SSD, and IPS screen: The perfect configuration of a ThinkPad T450s in our opinion. Most users will be...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 18 September 2015 by Joe
Joe would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad T450 Series (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this for personal use and so far have been extremely happy with it. I was debating between the T450s and Dell E7450. My work issued me the Dell recently, so I have the luxury of... Read more…

Reviewed 22 December 2015 by Ellen, Analytics Consultant
Ellen, Analytics Consultant would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad T450 Series (Verified Purchase)

I purchased the T450s for business use. It is very compact, the downside being that the monitor will be rather small for sharing presentations. The machine does not come with a bunch of extraneous... Read more…

Reviewed 24 November 2015 by Sudharshan
Sudharshan would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad T450 Series

I bought this laptop two weeks back and I am very satisfied with it. The customization options from Levovo allowed me to tailor the system to my requirements. After a few days of reading on the... Read more…

Reviewed 21 November 2015 by Victimized

It shut down in the middle of an important meeting within the first two months resulting in my having to buy another computer. After awhile I was able to get it fixed. Then within a month the... Read more…

Reviewed 16 November 2015 by Pineva
Pineva would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad T450 Series

Powerful , all ready to use. is a brand you can rely on...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers i75600, i75600u, lenovo t450, lenovo t450s, lenovo i75600, lenovo p220509, lenovo 20bx004, lenovo i75600u, lenovo p220509p, lenovo 20bx004q, lenovo 20bx004qu, lenovo 20bx004quk
Barcodes 00711730346688, 00889233103951, 00889233104606, 00889233104989, 00889233106068, 00889233112014, 00889233610114, 00889800791291, 00889800791567, 00889800792236, 00889800792359, 00889800792618, 00889800792830, 00889800792984, 00889800793578, 00889955161215

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