Lenovo’s T450s laptops combination of solid aesthetics, tougher design, close to perfect ergonomic design and hot swappable external battery make what on the face of it is a middle of the road laptop, in to a top choice for professionals or just your every day user.
- 14.1" Backlit Full HD Display
- Intel Core i5-5300U 2.30GHz Dual Core Processor
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
- HD Webcam
- Windows 10 Professional 64Bit
Ready for Business
With all of the connections ports businesses require, plus a 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 Series processor in a sleek, lightweight, and durable package, this laptop is built for business and ready to deploy.
Power Bridge Technology
Combining an internal battery with an external hot-swappable battery, Power Bridge provides flexibility and maximum battery life.
Swap batteries without powering down your laptop, using an extra travel battery to increase your time between charges to 17 hours (from new, actual performance may be less).
Whisper-Quiet Fan Operation
By incorporating different attack angles on adjacent blades, the fan reduces discrete tone noise without impacting cooling performance, for a quieter working environment.
Full-sized and spill-resistant, the ThinkPad ergonomic keyboard is renowned for its full array of keys, excellent feel, and TrackPoint® pointing device.
And it's optimised for Windows with convenient multimedia buttons, LED status indicators, Function-lock capability, and immediate access to view apps.
Plus, the next-generation clickpad is spacious and includes buttons, meeting the needs of all users. The backlight makes working in dark environments effortless.
14.1” FHD IPS Display
Configured with an FHD (1920 x 1080 resolution) LCD display with In-Plane Switching (IPS), enjoy a premium visual experience.
IPS technology allows for vivid colours and nearly 180-degree viewing angles.
Tested to Military Specifications
Military-specification testing validates the ruggedness, durability, and quality of this laptop by testing against 11 parameters: high pressure, humidity, vibration, high temperature, temperature shock, low pressure (15,000 ft), low temperature, solar radiation, fungus, salt fog, and dust.
A VGA port for projector connections in conference rooms, and native VGA means no need dongles and/or adapters.
Fast Data Transfer
Move data between your laptop and other devices quickly with USB 3.0. It's up to 10 times faster than previous USB technologies and backward-compatible with USB 2.0.
Dual Speakers with Dolby® Home Theater® and Advanced Audio™
Increased audio clarity and maximised volume output without distortion, enjoy a crisp, clear immersive surround sound experience over dual speakers with the latest Dolby® audio enhancement.
Integrated 720p HD Webcam
Crystal clear video, face tracking and keystroke noise suppression technology will help you web conference or chat like you're really there.
Dual digital array microphones ensure a premium audio experience.
Processor Intel Core i5-5300U 2.30GHz Dual Core (Up to 2.90GHz Max Turbo Frequency)
Operating System Windows 10 Professional 64Bit
Display 14.1" FHD (1920 x 1080)
Graphics Intel® HD Graphics
Webcam 720p HD Face-tracking technology, low light sensitive
Memory 8GB (Max 12GB)
Audio Stereo Speakers, Dual Array Microphone, Combo Headphone / Microphone port
Fingerprint Reader No
Keyboard UK Language, Full Size, with Next Gen Clickpad
I/O Ports Mini DisplayPort x 1, VGA x 1, 3.5 mm Combo Jack Headphone / MIC x 1, USB 3.0 x 3, Smart card reader x 1, RJ-45 x 1, Docking Station Connector x 1
Card Reader 4-in-1 SD card reader (SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC slot)
Hard Drive 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (SSD)
Bluetooth Yes, 4.0
Optical Drive No
Dimensions 33.10 x 22.60 x 2.10 cm (W x D x H)
Weight 1.52 kg (approx)
Our Specialist view of the Lenovo ThinkPad T450s
Packed with loads of great spec: The Lenovo T450s has a 5th Generation Intel Core i5 dual core processor, 8GB RAM, and a fast efficient and powerful 256GB Solid State Drive. Add to that Lenovo’s dual battery Power Bridge Technology, HD webcam and 2 networking options in WiFi and LAN, it’s easy to use at home, in the office or at school. It also comes preinstalled with Windows 10 Professional 64Bit.
The Good Bits:
Lenovo’s combination of solid aesthetics, tougher design, close to perfect ergonomic design and hot swappable external battery make what on the face of it is a middle of the road laptop, in to a top choice for professionals or just your every day user. The SSD hard drive will have you up and running in less than a minute on average and also reduces operating noise and temperature. The design also offers flexibility to add a docking station. It may not be a feature used much at all but it’s there if and when required.
The Not So Good Bits:
There is so much to like about this Lenovo ThinkPad it makes finding and flaws very difficult indeed. The lack of an optical drive could be seen as a negative but it’s almost as easy to find and download most software online. If that isn’t an option you could always use an external optical drive. It does also lack a separate number pad, which if you are a touch typist may present a bit of a problem. However, as we have mentioned in other reviews, if you are working for extended periods of time a separate USB or wireless keyboard certainly helps.
Lenovo’s T400’s design hasn’t deviated much from T440, T450 and T460’s and like those laptops we love this design. It’s got a tough and durable chassis, a great full sized UK language keyboard, USB 3.0 ports and a full HD display. The touchpad, or “clickpad”, as Lenovo have coined it, is surprising large but doesn’t feel like it takes up useable space.
We’d almost argue the Lenovo T450s would be great for any user but honestly, this one would be ideal for the professional that spends time between the office and home. It’s fast, well built and has the features to be expandable if it’s being used at a desk.