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Lenovo ThinkPad SL400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad SL400. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and keyboard. The battery and price are also appreciated. There are mixed reviews on the usability and screen. The design and portability get less positive comments.

performance, price, battery, keyboard, reliability

portability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad SL400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the performance and keyboard. There are some less positive comments about the usability and price.

keyboard, performance

durability, price, usability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Michael Browne (techradar.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 review

 

Great build quality and value for money, but not the fastest of machines

Sturdy build ; Impressive battery life ; 3G connectivity

Basic performance

A great little laptop for on the move, this machine does simple tasks very well

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (techadvisor.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 review

 

Usually, ThinkPads don't come cheap. You expect to pay dearly for the classy keyboard, rugged chassis, and whatever top-notch parts lie under the hood. That's not quite the case with Lenovo's ThinkPad SL400 series of laptops.

Overall, the Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 is a sound business laptop. Although it doesn't pack the firepower of some high-end machines, it gets the job done handily. Its combination of performance and value places it near the top of our charts.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by (v3.co.uk)

Lenovo Thinkpad SL400 notebook PC

 

A well-built laptop for business use

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 review

 

Overall, the Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 is a sound business laptop. Although it doesn't pack the firepower of some high-end machines, it gets the job done handily. Its combination of performance and value places it near the top of our charts.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Matt Elliott (cnet.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 review: Lenovo ThinkPad SL400

 

Lenovo ThinkPad SL400

Low price point doesn't strip away too many traditional ThinkPad features; uses current Centrino 2 platform; antiglare display option with every penny (it costs 5,000 pennies); same great ThinkPad keyboard you've come to know and love; optional 9-cell...

Magnesium alloy roll cage absent; Draft N Wi-Fi not offered; optional 9-cell battery brings weight up to a relatively hefty 6 pounds.

Lenovo didn't shed too many features in rolling out its cheapest ThinkPad to date, the 14-inch SL400. 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.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad SL400

 

With the Lenovo ThinkPad SL400, you'll pay less for all the outstanding features associated with the ThinkPad moniker.

Aggressively priced. ThinkPad keyboard and pointing stick. Excellent performance scores. Battery life is very good, even with discrete graphics. Environmentally sound. Superior wireless options. Excellent array of connectivity ports.

Frame is a little bulky.

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Aug, 2008

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review: Lenovo Thinkpad SL400 Notebook

 

New in Business. Right on time for the launch of the new Intel Mo

Robust case; Extensive connectivity options (HDMI); Optional Blue-Ray available; Comfortable input devices; Integrated UMTS module; Lenovo Care Tools; Extensive service and security solutions available; Good performance thanks to new Centrino 2...

Unusual design and styling; Sensitive display lid; Limited brightness and perspective stability in the display

Overall the Thinkpad SL series represents an interesting option for the price conscious business newcomer or even the private customer, since it does after all offer a lot of Thinkpad at a little price. This includes integrated broadband internet,...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 Review

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 is the latest addition to the ThinkPad family and promises to offer features and performance at a fraction of the cost of other ThinkPads. Lenovo's new IdeaPad line of notebooks might give consumers plenty of attractive...

Affordable price ; ThinkPad quality keyboard and trackpoint ; Good screen (matte option is great) ; Solid performance ; Nice pre-configured options ; Stays cool and quiet

Thick and boxy overall ; Weak speakers ; Glossy lid is a magnet for fingerprints and dirt ; Plastics are thin and weak in some places ; Weak hinge tension on display lid

The palm rest area is pretty plain: it has a matte black finish so it both feels and looks nice. It's very smooth and the touchpad is nicely textured with a responsive surface. Lenovo also decided to include the standard fingerprint reader for those...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Matt Elliott (cnet.com.au)

Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 review: Lenovo ThinkPad SL400

 

Lenovo ThinkPad SL400

Low price point doesn't strip away too many traditional ThinkPad features; uses current Centrino 2 platform; antiglare display option with every penny (it costs 5,000 pennies); same great ThinkPad keyboard you've come to know and love; optional 9-cell...

Magnesium alloy roll cage absent; Draft N Wi-Fi not offered; optional 9-cell battery brings weight up to a relatively hefty 6 pounds.

Lenovo didn't shed too many features in rolling out its cheapest ThinkPad to date, the 14-inch SL400. 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.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Serguei Servianov (computershopper.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad SL400 Review and Ratings

 

Lenovo pushed all the right buttons when it crafted the ThinkPad SL400 business laptop. It's portable enough to suit most road warriors, but fast enough to keep their apps running smoothly. Plus, the display is roomy enough to accommodate some...

Solid battery life ; Good overall performance great display ; Comfortable keyboard, plenty of ports

Some ports awkwardly placed, a bit bulky feeling ; Mediocre 3D performance

Aug, 2008

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