In terms of typing comfort however, the SL did strike a good balance between reaction point, stroke distance and pressure resistance. Another big positive to take note of is the integrated UMTS modem, which will be included with no additional cost in every model of the SL series. Our full review of the SL shows why this laptop might or might not be perfect for you. While road warriors will cerrtainly want more battery life than what the SL has to offer, the notebook does a reasonable job in terms of travel power and provides battery life similar to the competition in this class. No noticeable differences to the usual Thinkpad quality of the trackpoint or touchpad could be discerned. PCMark05 is a benchmark that measures the overall system performance, so it considers the processor, hard drive, memory and OS as part of the mix. P16, Celeron Dual Core, Celero

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In the Doom 3 timedemo test the notebook achieved a good average result of For outdoor useit’d be hard to recommend the display configuration we tested at all.

The form of the case more or less corresponds, at least in terms of height, to the R-series, while the Thinkpad T models come across clearly slimmer and more graceful. Expandability and expansion are pretty simple with this chassis design.

The average display brightness of S4l00 battery life estimate jumped between a little more than four hours when the notebook was left idle to a little less than two hours when I was typing Word document and opening several applications at the same time.


About the only thing you might consider “missing” on this notebook is an eSATA port. The connection can then be changed to a fixed contract for example.

Review Lenovo Thinkpad SL400 Notebook

Lenovo Ideapad 14 Lowest Price: Lenovo differentiates from the higher quality but also considerably more expensive Thinkpad models above all in the form and appearance of the SL series. Hard to believe as it may be, there are a considerable number of users who prefer the integrated Thinkpad keyboard over other external keyboards.

Plus, the display is roomy enough el400 accommodate some entertainment during down time. Software Microsoft Office Preloaded.

Lenovo ThinkPad SL Review

Compare prices Specs Reviews Forum. Loudspeakers Two loudspeakers take care of background sound, being integrated in a strip above the keyboard. Both of these work against the overall usage comfort and therefore against the usual good rating achieved by Thinkpads in this area. Mainboard Data Bus Speed. Samsung Notebook 9 Pen for Surfing the internet with WLAN activated at average display brightness and energy saving options activated, the notebook reached a sl040 of minutes.

Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5. It is still yet to be known how the matte variations of the display will come accross. Thankfully, considerably more ergonomic matte display panels should also be optionally available.

Lenovo ThinkPad SL – ” – Core 2 Duo T – 3 GB RAM – GB HDD Overview – CNET

Lenovo Thinkpad SL Notebook. Once switched on, the SL is initially extremely quietthe only audible noise being the whirring of the hard drive The wedge-like edge styling of the case works as a disadvantage for the accessibility and adjustment of the connections. Here are hands-on impressions and benchmark scores for a few we didn’t get to.


On the other hand, it may only be a matter of time leovo we see USB 3. Only the Lenovo series should be breaking a sweat in light of the added value at a nevertheless interesting price provided by the SL series.

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The display in clamshell design is also quite Thinkpad-typical, which while visually not quite showing the right proportions Prices and stock availability for each shop are always changing.

The slow hard drive and obstructed ports mar an otherwise superior system. Don’t let the glossy lid fool you, there are a lot of familiar ThinkPad touches that make it a good bet for business users. In the BatteryEater read-test with maximum energy saving optionsthe notebook attained a running time of minutes.

Another distinguishing feature of the Thinkpad SL compared to the standard Lenovo models is the distinctive formation of the base unit.