Straddling the divide between ultraportable and mainstream notebook, Lenovo’s ThinkPad T400s squeezes a business-friendly 14.1-inch LED-backlit display, Intel Core 2 Duo processor and integrated WWAN into a chassis just 0.83-inches thick. SlashGear had the opportunity for a pre-release hands-on; check out our first impressions after the cut, together with some preliminary T400s benchmarks.
There’s no mistaking the T400s for a CULV notebook when you look at the spec sheet. Lenovo offer a choice of standard-voltage Intel Core 2 Duo processors, either the 2.4GHz SP9400 or the 2.53GHz SP9600chips, plus either up to 256GB of SSD or 250GB of HDD storage and up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM. There’s also an integrated optical drive, a 9.5mm slim line DVD burner or Blu-ray player, plus a 34mm ExpressCard slot or 5-in-1 multimedia card reader. Graphics are courtesy of Intel’s GMA 4500MHD chipset, with no higher-spec options. Lenovo also fit WiFi as standard, and offer optional Bluetooth, WWAN (either AT&T HSPA or Verizon EVDO Rev.A, using Ericsson or Qualcomm chipsets respectively), WiMAX or ultrawideband connectivity. That’s a decent list, but we wish Lenovo had used Qualcomm’s Gobi chipset, which would’ve supported not only HSPA and EVDO in the same modem, but GPS as well.
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