Add me to the lost Thinkpad customer. I'm a lifer of Thinkpads since the good old T21 days and a current owner of T500 and X230T trying to upgrade the T500. After seeing the T440, I will be shopping for something other than a Thinkpad for the first time due to the missing buttons for trackpoint. If I wanted a MacBook, I would just get that. Lenovo needs to realize that Thinkpad users are mostly business professionals with no need for multi-touch gestures on a touchpad. For that, we have multi-touch screen. Whomever designed the new touchpad needs to be fired. Form follows function, not the other way around.
If they made no changes other than upgrade the CPU and Intel graphics on the T530 and called it T540, I would buy that without hesitation. Take note, Lenovo.
What the F@ is this? It is not Thinkpad It should be a classic business laptop. If you a business man You won't drive a Opel Astra, Corsa or fiat punto or Renault Megan. Nice laptop (the hardware) ...(nice cars) BUT! If you a business man you will...you shuold drive BMW or Jaguar or Mercedes. ...not a consum..sh@t
Where is the blue buttons? The color full connectors. Expensive the color in the plastic? Expensive the volume button? Expensive the old style keyboard? Expensive the old style hinge? Expensive the old style touchpad and buttons? Expensive the 16:10 or 4:3 ration screen? Where is the rollcage? The front line is sharp on T440...it is hurt my arm. Expensive the good assambly? (is see some official publish T420's T430's T440's picture with gap)
How the f@ck say delete this remarks and function for you? The marketing memebers?
You are delete all of them good things...and it is a f@cking expensive laptop.
LENOVO STOP now! NOW! LENOVO STOP this shit making!
Go back to T40-T43 stlye..(it is include all good old style things) Okey we understand you made, you should made normal laptop..for example Y510 and Yoga... okey not problem..these is nice ... but made "Classic" marketing also.
You shouldn't change nothing...just the harware: CPU (middle and top) +GPU (very good middle) (other company can put Gef 640,740, ati 8870 in thinner laptops...in thinkpad just middle low why?)
Thats all...you don't need to develop new (sh@t) stlye and pay much for marketing.
What should buy now? Samsung, Asus, Acer?...in same price? with better hardware? Thanks a big nothing. IF the next thinkpad is same like...you lose me.
Small mistake under the last picture showing the ports on the left side. It should say 'power port' or so, instead of 'Ethernet port'. (Wrong translation form netzanschluss in german). Thanks for the review!
Compared to other brands, Lenovo has poor LCD, look ugly, too large and are overpriced. I love their keyboards and the trackpoint. I love trackpoint so much that I buy Lenovo for the trackpoint alone. It is time to upgrade from my T420, but I worry about the missing trackpoint buttions...
Totally agree! This is the reason I'm goint to leave Lenovo completely and I'm not the only one for sure. T420s is my last Thinkpad with dedicated touchpad buttons and classic keyboard (& with X1 Carbon - Wide Viewing Angle - LCD upgraded by myself). Regards,
This is a ThinkPad, not an IdeaPad. If you do not want to fuck yourself in the ass, forget about that clickpad madness. TracPoint buttons will not function well in the form of a clickpad. Try it, suffer it, then forget it. You are going to lose customers, I hope, you will lose a LOT, then you might realise, that you ARE for the customers, and not the other way. Or stay ignorant, and decline.
Hi there. I would like to buy a Lenovo T440s with a cutting edge configuration. I have big difficulty to find a store in Italy and even at world level. Anyone could suggest me a link where i can buy this laptop? a link to a site with an online configurator would be a nice to have. Thanks in advance!
The lack of physical buttons with the track point is indeed concerning. The removal of physical buttons reeks of that Apple form over function mentality that has unfortunately become so prevalent in the mass market.
Also, the new T-series laptops seem to be missing a hard disk activity indicator. At times such an indicator is a critical piece of feedback from the system. Perhaps it's time to go out and buy a T430s because the future is looking dim.
It is a joke to put a TN panel in as screen for a high priced high level laptop.
Lenovo has destroyed the perceived experience of quality in the T range labtop.
The daily annoyances by lack of image quality using a T-model with TN panel is appalling.
Either ignorance or greed must have lead to this demise (old T60/T61 model had superior screens by far in comparison). However, Lenovo are apparently not more ignorant, than they have cleverly and systematically removed any information in all specifications that could show which panel type a given laptop model is actually fitted with.
The 1920 resolution is too high for daily work: 1600x900 is good for work in 14 inch screen, but NOT if a TN panel is used.
It is no go for any more purchases of Lenovo T-Thinkpads with TN panels!!
A further comment to the review, the combo display port can actually be extended to HDMI via a cable, perhaps many readers do not realize this, the review should specify this !
I think its a shame the excellent notebookchek do not comment much more on what is unknown by most, as to Lenovo notebooks - the option for charging the battery while mains plugged in - only Lenovo supports partial charge of the battery ( I have heard also pro series of HP supports this ). All other notebooks charge the battery constantly to 100% when plugged to mains - shorting the battery live dramatically ! Which is one one of the main reasons I personally prefer Lenovo, as desktop replacement - think we are many having the unit plugged to mains 99% of the time.
As to this T440s, only point of improvement is the lack of back lit keys - this is done like HP, in a transparent key, and not as sourounding light - easy to implement, by using painted transparent plastic, leaving the text on the key un-painted. So hope Lenovo will implement this - soon.
A comment on the Think Pad series - spare parts can be ordered on the net, which is not possible for the lower-end models - if a part break, you have to bring the machine in to a repair shop, they refuse to sell you the spare part for self-repair !
Final comment is on the HDD, I like its a standard drive, and not a SSD/HDD combo, which is good, SSD/HDD combos are problematic.
Also nice to see they havnt stuffed in an "end-of-life" dedicated graphics card !