ThinkPad T440s - Review

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  1. ibmquality

    ibmquality Notebook Evangelist

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    You can already buy 3 cell T440s batteries? I thought batteries and power cords are two things that you actually want to buy from the manufacturer, particularly if the computer is new.

    I just bought new battery I for my year old Edge 14 inch from from Amazon for $51 last week cs $85 on Lenovo. It says and looks like it is OEM but I thought technically since I did not get it off Lenovo's website it can't be. I bought mine because 1) the T440s is said to be delayed( I was originally expecting September avail and October ship) And I urgently needed a battery that can get me through a 2 hour grad class. 2)My Edge 14' is 3 years old and I bought it refurb to begin with. 3) Even it was lower capacity I only need it to last me 2 months (end of November hopefully for the T440s right?)

    However, my information about batteries and power cords come from like 6-8 years ago when resellers may have had a harder time getting OEM stuff. So I may be out of the loop. My Amazon battery works fine but not sure if I would buy a brand new one for my T440s on Amazon. What's your opinion or experiences?
     
  2. Yuxie

    Yuxie Notebook Guru

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    A 3+3 cell (47Wh) getting 6 hours would give a 3+6 cell (94Wh) about 11 hours. I guess Lenovo is getting better at their battery estimates... let's just hope it doesn't drop to 70% capacity within a few weeks.

    On the other hand, still much bulkier and less battery life than a MBA.
     
  3. Bluebird20

    Bluebird20 Notebook Consultant

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    11 hours or so battery and very compact size ... I wouldn't call it bulky in any way. As far as MBA goes, it's a different thing so why not leave it at that. If we start comparing laptops we would always find something to scrutinize. This way, there would be less second guessing when you do buy the laptop.

    The 440s probably has a similar footprint to a X230 and is thinner. With the 3 cell it is probably the same weight or lighter than the X230 with the 9 cell. That is great portability. If that isn't portable then I'm not sure what is. The MBA might be more portable; though once a laptop is as thin and light as the T440s, anything more doesn't make too much of a difference I believe.
     
  4. pepper_john

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    X1 C is a more direct competitor to MBA. T440s is in a slightly different class.

    I have a i7 X220 and T430 with roughly the same CPU, but they are very different machines. I tend to think my X220 as a Toyota Pirus, and T430 as a light truck.
     
  5. NBReview1

    NBReview1 Notebook Consultant

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    MBA has lower specs than the T440s as well. But if you want long battery life, you should get the MBA 13. Good laptop with long battery life.
     
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    xii Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks, ibmthink!

    The last computer I bought is a desktop system with a Pentium III which I made at the end of 1999. I think an update is finally in order.

    It's funny how there's already about a thousand posts with random complaints about just this particular model, and it's not even out yet...
     
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    xii Notebook Enthusiast

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    Not seen any for sale in Western Europe or Scandinavia except for Germany, though...
     
  8. snoozeallday

    snoozeallday Notebook Guru

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    You still use it???
     
  9. swarm

    swarm Notebook Geek

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    Mine can be opened only to about 45°, then base always lift with lid (no matter how fast I open it). This is common problem of many new thinkpads.
     
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    Yes, I still use my Pentium III desktop. It's the only computer I own. It runs Linux, though.

    I'm a security specialist, coding and auditing secure, high-availibility environments for companies. People always seem disappointed when they discover my computer at home is an old Pentium while they carry around the latest MacBook and invariably complain it's too slow.
     
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