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Lenovo ThinkPad T450S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 218 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad T450S. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the battery and screen are generally positive. The keyboard and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the sound and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad T450S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad T450S from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the performance and reliability. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical comments about the keyboard.

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This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Thinkpad T450S Touch Intel® 2300 MHz 256 GB 8192 MB Flash Hard Drive HD GRAPH. 5500Lenovo Thinkpad T450S Touch Intel® 2300 MHz 256 GB 8192 MB Flash Hard Drive HD GRAPH. 5500

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Chuong Nguyen (

Lenovo ThinkPad T450s review


Hot-swappable batteries make this business Ultrabook last even longer

Excellent keyboard ; Sturdy build quality ; Swappable batteries ; Wide array of ports

Thick and heavy ; No dedicated GPU ; Fingerprint reader not standard

Although not as slim, sleek, and light as a consumer Ultrabook, the Lenovo T450s means business. Enterprise customers will appreciate the diverse selection of ports, long battery life and user-replaceable batteries, and an optional fingerprint scanner.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Matt Smith (

Lenovo ThinkPad T450s review


Enthusiasts with a passion for traditional notebooks will fall in love with the T450s.

Lenovo asks $1,530 for the ThinkPad T450s we tested (and that’s not including the optional 6-cell extended battery). That makes it one of the most expensive notebooks we’ve recently reviewed, and we didn’t see much that justifies the cost aside from...

Apr, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Lenovo ThinkPad T450s


The Lenovo ThinkPad T450s is the latest, refined version of the quintessential business laptop, with a hot-swappable battery, a full set of connectivity options, and a chassis that can take a licking.

Full set of ports, including mini DisplayPort, Ethernet, and VGA. Hot-swappable battery. Touch screen offers 180-degree tilt. Two pointing devices with improved mouse buttons. Comfortable, backlit keyboard. MIL-SPEC tested.

Shorter battery life than competition. Only a one-year warranty.

It's the little things that can make all the difference, and the Lenovo ThinkPad T450s has them where it counts. The hot-swappable battery, comfortable keyboard, touch screen, build quality, and day-to-day performance are all excellent reasons to pick...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Brett Howse (

The Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Review: Bridging The Ultrabook


Lenovo's ThinkPad lineup needs almost no introduction, being one of the most well known business lineups around. The T series has been around for what seems like forever, and it is the premium lined aimed at the business and enterprise segments. The...

So with that look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T450s, we need to make some conclusions. Let’s start with the form factor. ThinkPads have long kept a discreet look about them, and for people who prefer something a bit more flashy, the T450s is likely not for...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (

Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Review


With epic battery life, a durable design, a sharp display and the best laptop keyboard anywhere, the ThinkPad T450s is the ultimate portable productivity powerhouse.

Best-in-class keyboard; Epic battery life (with extended battery); Durable design; Loud, accurate audio

Screen brightness a bit below average

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Till Schönborn (

Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Ultrabook Review


Let the games begin! Equipped with an Nvidia GeForce 940M, the ThinkPad T450s can cope with 3D applications and games - and that for a relatively low extra charge. Thanks to a 96 Wh battery capacity, record-breaking runtimes should be possible.

Light and very rigid casing, Outstanding keyboard, Viewing angle stable IPS screen, Decent application and graphics performance, Low noise development, LTE module can be retrofitted, Extensive security features, Extreme battery life (72 Wh battery),...

Only one memory bank, Uncomfortable ClickPad, Protruding secondary battery

Most users will easily dispense with the at best 20% higher performance of the expensive Core i7-5600U - anyone needing that last bit of CPU power, should opt for the T440p from the outset. The GeForce 940M doubles the ThinkPad's 3D performance and...

May, 2015

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (

Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Review


Casual shoppers might dismiss the new ThinkPad T450s as just another boring business notebook, but the T450s (starting at $881) delivers the latest Intel processor technology, a rugged build, best-in-class battery life, and arguably the best keyboard.

Best-in-class battery life with 6-cell battery ; Built for business and compatible with existing docking hardware ; Surprisingly thin and light for its specs ; Great keyboard and TrackPoint controls

FHD multitouch display isn’t bright enough outdoors ; Buttonless ClickPad can be annoying ; Better configurations are too expensive

Mar, 2015

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First Impressions: Lenovo ThinkPad T450s


Working on details. Lenovo's ThinkPad T450s steps in big shoes. The expectations are high that the successor of the overall successful T440s is even a bit better. In fact, the T450s proves to be a carefully matured perfectionist - and it now challenges...

The ThinkPad T440s has been dominant in our business charts for a year now - and the new T450s has the best chance to take its place. Again, the office classic shines with diverse qualities, which start with the outstanding build over the keyboard...

Expert review by : Jarred Walton (

The Best Business Laptop


After more than 30 hours of research and testing, the Lenovo ThinkPad 450s is our pick for best business laptop for most people. The T450s is fast and durable while still being reasonably thin and light because of its magnesium alloy body. It's easy to...

If you want the best laptop keyboard around in a device that should weather years of use, the Lenovo ThinkPad T450s is the one to beat. Dell’s Latitude E7450 is a close second, giving touchpad users dedicated mouse buttons and a slightly curvier...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Rick Burgess (techspot)

Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Laptop Review


The Thinkpad T450s is Lenovo's latest addition to the legendary Thinkpad T series. This update brings Broadwell and several other refinements, but most notably a much needed trackpad redesign. An ultrabook aimed squarely at professionals, the T450s...

Arguably the best Thinkpad T in recent years. Durable carbon fiber lid and inflexible magnesium-alloy chassis. Bright, accurately colored 1080p IPS display. Amazing keyboard, even by Thinkpad standards. Redesigned clickpad works flawlessly. 7 hours or...

Factory upgrades are expensive. Questionable consumer value when considering older Haswell and 13 inch options with similar specs.

ULV (ultra low voltage) Broadwell variants are shipping with HD 5500 and not HD 6000 graphics cores. Based on benchmarks from around the web though, the HD 6000’s performance advantage is minimal despite its doubling up of execution units. Both add...

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications


Audio chip:Realtek ALC3232
Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater 4 / Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD / HD Audio, Realtek ALC3232 / Realtek ALC3232
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2


Battery capacity (Watt hours):23 / 46 / 47 / 48
Battery life (max):10 / 10.1 / 10.16 / 10.5 / 14.9
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 3+3 / 3+6 / 6


Front Camera:No / Y / Yes
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.91 / 1
Front camera signal format:720p
Swivel webcam: No


Energy Star certified:No / Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes


Colour of product:Black / Black, Graphite
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Carbon fiber, Magnesium / Aluminium, Carbon fiber, Magnesium, Plastic / Aluminium, Magnesium, Carbon fiber / Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP)
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black / Black, Graphite
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook


3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):400:1 / 700:1
Display brightness:250 / 264 / 300
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD+ / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IGZO / IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 940M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2160
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 650
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200 / 900 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 5500 / Intel® HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Full-size keyboard:N / Y / Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:No / Y / Yes
Keyboard language:English / German / Swiss / US English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ / QZERTY
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:ClickPad / ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Trackpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y / Yes
Windows keys:Y / Yes


Internal Memory:12 / 20 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-RS-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 16 / 20
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):12
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 4 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM, GPRS
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA+
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11a,802.11ac,802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11ac, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 2438
Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW / N / No

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / HD / Realtek ALC3232
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-d,VT-x / VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Mouse included:N
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes


GPS (satellite): Yes
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Microphone in:N / No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:No / Y / Yes
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3 / 4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 65


Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):26
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 2x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 2x4 / 4x1,2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 2.9 / 3.2 / 3.3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type: / L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Ivy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.3 / 2.6
Processor front side bus:1600
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I5-3320M / I5-5200U / I5-5300U / I7-5600U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5600 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i5-5200 Mobile Series / Intel® Core™ i5-5300 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1023 / BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:F0 / L1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 35

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14 / 22
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64896 / 85212 / 85213 / 85215 / I5-5200U / I7-5600U
Processor code:SR0MY / SR23V / SR23X / SR23Y
Processor package size:37.5 / 40
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


Cable lock slot:N / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD, Supervisor, Power on / Power on, Supervisor, HDD
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes


Bundled software:Office 2016 Home&Business
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:Microsoft Office


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDXC / MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC / SD, SDHC, MMC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5200 / 5400 / 7200
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16 / 8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 16 / 180 / 192 / 240 / 256 / 360 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / SATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:2.5" / M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1016 / 1256 / 128 / 180 / 192 / 2256 / 240 / 256 / 360 / 500 / 512 / 516

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.6 / 22.7 / 226
Height :2.06 / 2.07 / 2.1 / 2.11 / 2.2 / 2.29 / 2.4 / 20.6 / 22.9
Weight:1.48 / 1.5 / 1.58 / 1.59 / 1.7 / 1.72 / 1.77 / 1.82
Width:33.1 / 33.2 / 331