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Lenovo ThinkPad T460 (20FM / 20FN)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad T460 (20FM / 20FN). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and usability are on the whole positive. The keyboard and performance are also appreciated. Many are critical about the size and price. The image quality and screen get mixed views.

battery, performance, keyboard, usability, durability

price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad T460 (20FM / 20FN) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Juan Martinez (techradar.com)

Hands on: Lenovo ThinkPad T460 review

 

An affordable and versatile workhorse

Up to 32GB of RAM ; 1TB of storage ; 14 hour battery life

Boxy and heavy ; Full HD-only

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T460 Review

 

The ThinkPad T460 empowers workers with a great typing experience, long battery life, strong build quality and solid performance.

Long battery life w/ high-capacity battery; Comfortable keyboard; Accurate touchpad and TrackPoint; Durable design

Display not very colorful; No PCIe SSD Option

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Sven Kloevekorn (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad T460 (Core i5, FHD) Notebook Review

 

New wine in old bottles. Many business customers with enough money to spare have sworn on Lenovo's expensive, but also premium T lineup for several laptop generations. The manufacturer sticks to the tried and tested in its latest 14-inch scion: The...

extensively configurable ; nice surfaces ; decent connectivity ; docking port ; diverse security features ; good WiFi reception ; two batteries, one removable from outside ; no PWM ; three-year on-site warranty ; outstanding keyboard ; very good...

expensive ; unstable on left side ; manufacturing flaws in casing and TrackPoint keys ; opening with one hand not possible ; needs to be disassembled for maintenance ; less than ideal, too dark IPS panel ; low color space coverage

Even if it can be assumed that the discovered manufacturing flaws are not a production-line failure, it does not speak for Lenovo's quality monitoring in this case. We believe that this should not occur in a 1500-Euro (~$1741) laptop. Apart from that,...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Jamie Bsales (computershopper.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T460 Review and Ratings

 

The ThinkPad T460 is an evolutionary step for today's most evolved mainstream business laptop. New Intel CPUs boost performance while extending battery life, and you still get the best mobile keyboard on the planet.

Very good battery life with standard battery, superb with extended one ; “Power Bridge” battery hot-swapping ; Superior keyboard, screen ; Solid performance ; Durability features ; Configure-to-order to match business needs

Staid design ; No GPU upgrade available

The base-model ThinkPad T460 comes with Windows 10 Home edition, but we suspect most business buyers will step up to the Pro version for just $30 more. If you’re still enamored with Windows 7, you can opt for that (well, it’s pre-installed, and can be...

Dec, 2016

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T460

 

I'm fine with the design, I really bought this computer for it's power, keyboard and battery life and it's excellent in those points.

The screen is slightly touching the keyboard, which I have to fix soon before it scratches it. The laptop collects a lot of fingerprints.

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T460

 

Battery is excellent

A little bulky

May, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T460

 

Usual Thinkpad values. Installed Linux (Debian 8) with few problems. Just needed a newer kernel (4.9) for wifi.

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T460

 

Windows 10 Crapware! Gag me with a spoon.

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T460

 

I have just bought this and not put it into full use yet as I am still syncing it with my old computer, so I cannot really give accurate answers. However, I like the robustness of the machine and I hope it will give me many years of untroubled use.

The worst criticism so far is the absence of an integral keypad. I use ASCII codes all the time in my work and had I realised this omission I would seriously have reconsidered buying this machine. However, I have found a workaround on the online...

Mar, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T460

 

This computer does not have wifi card!!!!

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3245 / Realtek ALC3245
Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / HD / HDA
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:5200
Battery capacity (Watt hours):23 / 46 / 47 / 48
Battery life (max):10 / 10.1 / 10.4 / 20 / 5
Battery technology:Lithium / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 3+3 / 3+6 / 6
Standby time:10.4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:GreenGuard / GreenGuard, MIL-STD-810G / MIL-STD-810G, GREENGUARD
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes

Design

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

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):300:1 / 350:1 / 700:1
Display brightness:200 / 250
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD Ready
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 940M / NVIDIA GeForce 940MX / NVIDIA GeForce GT 940M
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y / Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32
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
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:N / Y
Keyboard backlit:N / Y / Yes
Keyboard language:English
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y / Yes
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):32
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:N / No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA, HSPA+, WCDMA / HSPA, WCDMA
4G:N / No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
SIM card support: Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ad / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 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 802.11n, No / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11ad,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 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: Yes

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:N / No

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / HDA

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
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
Warranty card:Y / Yes

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
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
SmartCard slot:Y / Yes
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:10.4 / 45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-6xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I3-6100U / I5-6200U / I5-6300U / I7-6500U / I7-6600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356 / FCBGA1356 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
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® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
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:N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: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:88180 / 88190 / 88192 / 88193 / 88194 / I5-6200U / I7-6500U
Processor code:SR2EU / SR2EY / SR2EZ / SR2F0 / SR2F1
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Language:English
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5200 / 5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:500
HDD interface:SATA III
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:7200
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory: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 HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 180 / 192 / 240 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:2.5"
Storage Media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 180 / 192 / 240 / 256 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.2 / 232.5
Height :2.1 / 21
Weight:1.71 / 1.73 / 1.74 / 1.76 / 1.77 / 1.87
Width:33.9 / 339