Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Ultrabook – Powered with 5th Gen Intel Core Broadwell ProcessorPublished on March 22nd, 2015 | by Peter Paul
The Lenovo ThinkPad Ultrabooks have been a popular choice specially for creative professionals or business people. One of Lenovo’s latest multi-purpose and productivity Ultrabook is the Lenovo ThinkPad T450s. The ThinkPad T450s is powered with the latest 5th Generation Intel Core Broadwell processor which is basically faster and more power efficient compared to the previous generations. It’s also loaded with security features to keep your data protected and secure, and the Ultrabook itself is made of out of highly durable materials. Check out the rest of its features, specifications, price and reviews below and find out if this is your next Ultrabook on the go.
Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Features
The Lenovo ThinkPad T450s is a great Ultrabook for the business individuals or creative professionals. It’s one of the bestselling ThinkPad in North America. The T450s is basically a 14-inch Ultrabook powered with the latest 5th Gen Intel Broadwell processor, ranging from Core i5 to Core i7. The CPU is paired with a DDR3L memory of up to 12GB in capacity. It doesn’t have a discrete graphics processor, instead graphics processing is handled by the integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500.
As for storage options, the ThinkPad T450s has lots of options to choose from. You can get a 500GB or 1TB hard drive either in 5400RPM or 7200PRM or better yet, get a much faster Solid State Drive at the expense of capacity. If you really need the capacity, I would recommend you get a 7200RPM instead. The 5400RPM is slow and it would drag the whole system down. If you want everything to be smooth and enjoy fast loading speed, better get an SSD for storage instead. Just get an external hard drive if you need more storage space. The 14-inch display can be configured from HD+ to Full HD (touch or non-touch) display.
The Lenovo ThinkPad T450s also features the company’s award-winning keyboard. It has a full-sized and spill-resistant keyboard and its keys offer a good amount of feedback making it much comfortable to type with. Let’s not forget the TrackPoint pointing device which is very handy as well. When it comes to battery life, it offers up to 17 hours with the internal 3-cell battery plus the hot-swappable 6-cell rear battery. Expect that you only get a few hours of usage when relying on the internal 3-cell battery only.
When it comes to connectivity options, the Lenovo ThinkPad T450s also doesn’t come short as well. On the left hand side of the T450s, you see the charging port, two USB 3.0 ports and a mini Display port. On the opposite side you see another USB 3.0 port, a LAN port, DVI out, headphone/mic combo port, an integrated Smartcard reader, a 4-in-1 SD card reader and a finger print reader which is located just besides the arrow keys. It also features Wireless LAN with a/g/n or a/c + Bluetooth 4.0 and an optional WWAN, HSPA+21M support. This can all be configured from the order page of the T450s.
Check out the rest of the specifications below and I’ve also embedded a video review for your reference.
Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Specifications
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7-5600U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.20 GHz)
Intel® Core™ i5-5300U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.90 GHz)
Intel® Core™ i5-5200U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.70 GHz)
|Operating System||Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 Pro
Windows 7 Professional pre-installed via downgrade rights from Windows 8.1 Pro
Integrated with docking
Up to 12GB DDR3L 1600 MHz (1 DIMM)
Up to 19 hours (95 Wh)
|Storage||500GB / 1TB Hard Disk Drive, 5400 rpm
500GB Hard Disk Drive, 5400 rpm Hybrid
500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200 rpm
500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200 rpm TCG Opal 2.0 – Capable
128GB / 512GB Solid State Drive, SATA 3
180GB / 240GB / 256GB Solid State Drive, SATA 3 Opal 2.0 – Capable
|Display||14″ HD+ (1600 x 900) Antiglare
14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) Antiglare
14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) Touch Screen
13.03″x 8.90″x 0.83″ (W x D x H)
Starting at 3.5 lbs
Dual Array Microphone
Combo Headphone / Microphone port
|Keyboard||Standard and Backlit
with Next-generation Clickpad
|I/O Ports||1 x VGA
1 x mini DP
3 x USB 3.0
1 x Integrated Smartcard Reader
1 x Mic / headphone combo
1 x RJ45
1 x FPR
4-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC)
|Communication||WWAN – Sierra EM7345 LTE/3G HSPA + 42M
Ericsson N5321 HSPA + 21M
WLAN – Intel® 11 a/c + BT 4.0
Intel® 11 a/g/n + BT 4.0, Intel® 11 b/g/n + BT 4.0
ThinkPad® 2 x 2 b/g/n + BT 4.0
Price and Where To Buy
The Lenovo ThinkPad T450s is very much available right now and can be ordered from Lenovo’s Online Shop here. Price starts at $881.10 and up depending on your configuration or the hardware that you choose to go with your T450s. By default it runs on Windows 8.1 64bit, but you will have the option if you prefer Windows 7 Pro 64bit, or the Windows 8.1 Pro 54 bit at an additional cost.
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Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Reviews
Here’s a Lenovo ThinkPad T450s review video courtesy of LaptopMedia: