ThinkPad T series

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ThinkPad T series
ThinkPad T20.jpg
T20 – the first in the T series
Developer
TypeNotebook computer
Release date2000

The ThinkPad T series is a line of laptop computers introduced by IBM in 2000. After the transfer of the consumer computer division in 2005, they were developed and marketed by Chinese technology company Lenovo.

History[edit]

IBM introduced the T series as part of their ThinkPad brand in 2000.[1] The laptop was meant to cater to users working with multiple networks and in different environments. This resulted in the development of the IBM Embedded Security Subsystem.[1] From the time of its inception, the series was designed to balance speed and mobility. Despite a 14.1” screen, similar to desktops at the time, the titanium composite body on the laptop was designed to keep the weight as low as possible.[1] Users were also given options to swap components for mobility, like a DVD player, writeable CD drive or numeric keypads.[1]

The ThinkPad T20 was released by IBM as the successor to the ThinkPad 600 laptops.[2] Despite the weight of 2.1 kg (4.6 lb), the T20 had a 14.1-inch (360 mm) screen making it the lightest laptop offering with that screen size.[3] With the addition of an internal 8x DVD-ROM drive, the weight remained as low as 2.4 kg (5.2 lb).[4]

In October 2000, the ThinkPad T20 was upgraded and released as the ThinkPad T21 laptop with the Intel Mobile Pentium III (800 MHz) CPU.[5] The 14.1” LCD display offered a higher resolution of 1400 × 1050. The hard disk space offered was a 32 GB—high for the time.[1]

Further minor refinements were made to the T2X series resulting in the T22 and finally in 2002 with the T23 a Pentium III-M 1.13 GHz "Tualatin" having 128 MB RAM and a 30 GB hard drive.

The ThinkPad T30 was released in May 2002, with options for the Intel Mobile Pentium 4-M processor with the Intel 845MP Mobile Chipset.[6] Additional options included the ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 video controller with 16 MB graphics memory, a 14.1” LCD display with a resolution of 1400 × 1050, and 1 GB PC2100 RAM.[7] This was complemented by a 60 GB hard drive and a DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive, making it a powerful laptop.[8]

The last ThinkPad to have been manufactured directly by IBM (T43).

Announced in March 2003, the ThinkPad T40p represented the first in the T series' "performance" class of laptops.[9] The ThinkPad T40p offered ATI Mobility 9000 with 64 MB VRAM, a 14.1” LCD display with 1400 × 1050 resolution, a maximum of 2 GB PC2100 RAM, and a 60 GB IDE hard disk.[10] The design was followed by the T41 and T41p and the T42 and T42p (ATI Mobility 7500, 9600, and FireGL T2), with almost complete parts interchangeability, except for the fan (normal or p-series), keyboard (14.1" or 15"), screen (14.1" or 15"), and screen inverter. The 15" T42 and T42p models were offered with an optional 1400 × 1050 or 1600 × 1200 "FlexView" IPS LCD display.[11]

Launched in April 2005, the ThinkPad T43 and T43p laptops were the last T-series laptops manufactured for IBM.[1][12] The major improvement was a move to lower-cost DDR2 RAM and a bus speed increase from 400 MHz to 533 MHz. The CPU also was the first to have the XD bit, making it the first Thinkpad that could run Windows 8.x and Windows 10.

In December 2004 Lenovo of China announced the acquisition of the IBM PC division[13] including the ThinkPad brand (at the time, 40% of the PC division was working in China.) ThinkPads were being made by Lenovo's arch-rival Great Wall Technology.[14]

Lenovo released the ThinkPad T60 and T60p laptops in February 2006.[15] While designed and manufactured by Lenovo, the T60 and the T60p still featured the IBM logo on the machines.[1] In May 2007, the T61 and T61p laptops slowly phased out IBM logos in favor of the ThinkPad logo.[16] It also was the first T Series notebook to adopt widescreen resolution as a mainstream option; the traditional 4:3 aspect ratio screens was also offered as an alternative at the time but mass industry adoption of the widescreen standard meant that it was the last ThinkPad of its kind to use the 4:3 standard.

ThinkPad T series (2000-2008)
T2* T3* T4* T6*
4:3 screens
13" Mainstream T20 T21 T22 T23
14" Low-cost T61u[17]
Mainstream T20 T21 T22 T23 T30 T40 T41 T42 T43 T60 T61
Performance T40p T41p T42p T43p T60p T61p
15" Mainstream T42 T43 T60
Performance T42p T43p T60p
16:10 screens
15,4" Mainstream T60 T61
Performance T60p T61p

The naming convention for the T Series was changed by Lenovo following the release of the ThinkPad T400 and T500 in July 2008.[18] The Txxp models (like the T61p) were replaced by Lenovo’s ThinkPad W Series laptops.[19] Designed as mobile workstations, the W series grew to become Lenovo’s line of performance-oriented laptops.[20] The T series remains Lenovo’s premier line of laptops, aimed at corporate and enterprise users and is praised by users for its outstanding Linux compatibility. The T-p lineup later returned with the T440p, T460p, T470p and T540p before ultimately being canceled for the -80 Generation.

ThinkPad T series (2008-2018)
Type T*0*

(2008)

T*1*

(2010)

T*2*

(2011)

T*3*

(2012)

T*4*

(2013)

T*5*

(2015)

T*6*

(2016)

T*7*

(2017)

T*8*

(2018)

T*9*

(2019)

Intel AMD
14" Ultrabook T430u
Slim T400s T410s T420s T430s T440s T450s T460s T470s T480s T490s T495s
T431s
T410si T420si T430si
Low-cost
(R400) T410i T420i T430i
Mainstream T400 T410 T420 T430 T440 T450 T460 T470 T480 T490 T495
Performance T440p T460p T470p
15" Mainstream T500 T510 T520 T530 T550 T560 T570 T580 T590
Performance T540p
Docking stations compatibility
Essential Port Replicator;
Advanced Dock;
Advanced Mini Dock
USB Port Replicator with Digital Video T430u
Port Replicator Series 3;
Mini Dock Series 3;
Mini Dock Plus Series 3 (90/135/170 W)
T431s
(with
04X0856)
USB 3.0 Basic Dock;
USB 3.0 Pro Dock;
USB 3.0 Ultra Dock
Basic Dock;
Pro Dock;
Ultra Dock (90/135/170 W)
Some of discrete graphic models
not compatible
USB-C Dock
Basic Dock (USB-C)

Specifications[edit]

Battery configuration

Main M(x) Main hot-swappable
(max.cells)
Secondary U Ultrabay removable
u Ultrabay unremovable
M(x) Main removable
(max.cells)
m internal
(PowerBridge)
m Main internal S Slice battery
Laptop color codes


Laptop storage combinations (excluding WWAN slot)

Level PCIe 4.0 x4 PCIe 3.0 x4 PCIe 3.0 x2 M.2 SATA mSATA 1.8" SATA 2.5" SATA 1.8" IDE 2.5" IDE
2019
Not yet
(laptops)
2013 2013 2013 2009 2003 2003 1991 1988
3 2
4
3 1
2 2
3 2
3
2 1
4
3 1
2 2
2
1 1
3
2 1
1
2
1 1
4
1
1 1
3
1
1 1
1 1
1 1
2
3
1
1
2
1
1


Laptop memory

Amount DDR5 DDR4 DDR3L DDR3 DDR2 DDR SDR
Not yet 2014 2010 2007 2003 1998 1993
max memory = 256 GB 256 GB (4 slots) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
max memory = 128 GB 128 GB 128 GB (4 slots) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
64 GB ≤ max memory < 128 GB 64 GB 64 GB (4 slots) N/A N/A N/A N/A
32 GB ≤ max memory < 64 GB 32 GB 32 GB (4 slots) N/A N/A N/A
16 GB ≤ max memory < 32 GB 16 GB 16 GB (4 slots) N/A N/A
8 GB ≤ max memory < 16 GB 8 GB 8 GB (4 slots) N/A
4 GB ≤ max memory < 8 GB 4 GB 4 GB (4 slots)
2 GB ≤ max memory < 4 GB 2 GB
1 GB ≤ max memory < 2 GB
max memory < 1 GB

Recent 14" models are:

Model Release date (US) Dimensions (mm) Weight (min) CPU Chipset Memory (max) Graphics Storage Screen Battery
Classic case
T400[21][22] July 2008 335.5 × 239 × 27.5–32 2.4 kg (5.4 lb) Up to Intel Core 2 Duo T9600
(2 x 2.8 GHz, 6 MB L2)
Intel GM45 8 GB DDR3 — 1066 MHz (2 slots) Intel GMA 4500MHD Option + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 (256 MB GDDR3) 1+1 SATA 1280 × 800 TN
1440 × 900 TN
M(9)
U
T400s[22] June 2009 337 × 241.5 × 21–26 1.75 kg (3.9 lb) Up to Intel Core 2 Duo SP9400
(2 × 2.4 GHz, 6 MB L2)
Intel GS45 8 GB DDR3 — 1066 MHz (2 slots) Intel GMA 4500MHD 1+1 SATA 1440 × 900 TN M(6)
U
T410[22] Jan 2010 335.5 × 239 × 27.5–32 2.23 kg (4.9 lb) 1st Gen Intel Core

Up to Intel Core i7-640M
(2 × 2.8 GHz, 4 MB L3)

Intel QM57[23] 8 GB DDR3 — 1066 MHz (2 slots) Intel GMA HD
Option + NVIDIA NVS 3100M
1+1 SATA 1280 × 800 TN
1440 × 900 TN
M(9)

S

T410s[22] 337 × 241.5 × 21–26 1.77 kg (3.9 lb)[a] 1st Gen Intel Core

Intel Core i5-540M
(2 × 2.53 GHz, 3 MB L3)

Intel QS57[b] 8 GB DDR3 — 1066 MHz (2 slots) Intel GMA HD
Option + NVIDIA NVS 3100M
1+1 SATA 1440 × 900 TN M(6)

U

T420[22] Feb 2011 340.5 × 232 × 30 2.24 kg (4.9 lb) 2nd Gen Intel Core

Up to Intel Core i7-2670QM
(4 × 2.2 GHz, 6 MB L3)

Intel QM67 16 GB DDR3 — 1333 MHz (2 slots) Intel HD 3000
Option + NVIDIA NVS 4200M (1 GB VRAM)
1+1 SATA

1 mSATA WWAN

1366 × 768 TN
1600 × 900 TN
M(9)
S
T420s[24] 343 × 230 × 21.2–26 1.78 kg (3.9 lb) 2nd Gen Intel Core

Up to Intel Core i7-2640M
(2 × 2.8 GHz, 4 MB L3)

Intel QM67 16 GB DDR3 — 1333 MHz (2 slots) Intel HD 3000
Option + NVIDIA NVS 4200M (1 GB VRAM)
1+1 SATA

1 mSATA WWAN

1600 × 900 TN M(6)
U
T430[25] June 2012 340.5 × 232 × 30 2.17 kg (4.8 lb) 3rd Gen Intel Core

Up to Intel Core i7-3840QM
(4 × 2.8 GHz, 8 MB L3)

Intel QM77 16 GB DDR3 — 1600 MHz (2 slots) Intel HD 4000
Option + NVIDIA NVS 5400M (1 GB VRAM)
1+1 SATA
1 mSATA WWAN
1366 × 768 TN
1600 × 900 TN[26]
M(9)
S
T430s[27] 343 × 230 × 21.2–26 1.78 kg (3.9 lb) 3rd Gen Intel Core

Up to Intel Core i7-3520M
(2 × 2.9 GHz, 4 MB L3)

Intel QM77 16 GB DDR3 — 1600 MHz (2 slots) Intel HD 4000
Option + NVIDIA NVS 5200M (1 GB VRAM)
1+1 SATA

1 mSATA WWAN

1366 × 768 TN
1600 × 900 TN[28]
M(6)

U

Modern case
T430u[29] Sept 2012 340 × 236 × 21 1.85 kg (4.1 lb) 3rd Gen Intel Core

Up to Intel Core i7-3517U
(2 × 1.9 GHz, 4 MB L3)

Intel QM77 16 GB DDR3 — 1600 MHz (2 slots) Intel HD 4000
Option + NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M (1 GB VRAM)
1 SATA

1 mSATA WWAN

1366 × 768 TN[30] m
T431s[31] March 2013 331 × 226 × 20.7 1.63 kg (3.6 lb) 3rd Gen Intel Core

Up to Intel Core i7-3687U
(2 × 2.1 GHz, 4 MB L3)

Intel QM77 12 GB DDR3 — 1600 MHz
(4 GB soldered, 1 slot)
Intel HD 4000 1 SATA
1 mSATA WWAN
1600 × 900 TN[32] m
T440,
T440 Touch[33]
Sept 2013 339 × 232.5 × 23 1.68 kg (3.7 lb)[c] 4th Gen Intel Core

Up to Intel Core i7-4600U
(2 × 2.1 GHz, 4 MB L3)

8/12 GB DDR3 — 1600 MHz
(0/4 GB soldered, 1 slot)
Intel HD 4400
Option + NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M (1 GB VRAM)
1 SATA

1 M.2 SATA WWAN

1366 × 768 TN
1600 × 900 TN[34]
M(9)
m
T440s, T440s Touch[33] 331 × 226 × 20.7 1.59 kg (3.5 lb)[c] 4th Gen Intel Core

Up to Intel Core i7-4600U
(2 × 2.1 GHz, 4 MB L3)

12 GB DDR3 — 1600 MHz
(4 GB soldered, 1 slot)
Intel HD 4400
Option + NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M (1 GB VRAM)[d]
1 SATA

1 M.2 SATA WWAN

1600 × 900 TN
1920 × 1080[35] IPS
M(6)

m

T440p[36] Nov 2013 339 × 232.5 × 29.5 2.14 kg (4.7 lb) 4th Gen Intel Core

Up to Intel Core i7-4910MQ
(4 × 2.9 GHz, 8 MB L3)

Intel QM87 16 GB DDR3 — 1600 MHz (2 slots) Intel HD 4600
Option + NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M (1 GB VRAM)
1+1 SATA

1 M.2 SATA WWAN

1366 × 768 TN
1600 × 900 TN
1920 × 1080[37] IPS
M(9)

u

T450 Jan 2015 339 × 232.5 × 21 1.81 kg (4.0 lb) 5th Gen Intel Core

i7-5600U (2 × 2.6 GHz, 4 MB L3)
i5-5300U (2 × 2.3 GHz, 3 MB L3)
i5-5200U (2 × 2.2 GHz, 3 MB L3)
i3-5010U (2 × 2.1 GHz, 3 MB L3)

32 GB DDR3L — 1600 MHz (2 slots) Intel HD 5500
Option + NVIDIA GeForce 940M (1 GB VRAM)
1 SATA

1 M.2 SATA WWAN

1366 × 768 TN
1600 × 900 TN
1600 × 900 IPS Touch
M(6)

m

T450s[38] Feb 2015[39] 331 × 226 × 20.7 1.58 kg (3.5 lb)

5th Gen Intel Core[e]
i7-5600U (2 × 2.6 GHz, 4 MB L3)
i5-5300U
i5-5200U

20 GB[40] DDR3L — 1600 MHz
(4 GB soldered, 1 slot)
Intel HD 5500
Option + NVIDIA GeForce 940M (1 GB VRAM)
1 SATA

1 M.2 SATA WWAN

Anti-glare:
1600 × 900 TN
1920 × 1080 IPS
1920 × 1080 IPS Touch

M(6)

m

T460[41] Feb 2016 339 × 232.5 × 21 1.7 kg (3.7 lb)

6th Gen Intel Core[e]
i7-6600U (2 × 2.6 GHz, 4 MB L3)
i5-6300U
i5-6200U
i3-6100U

32 GB DDR3L (2 slots) Intel HD 520
Option + NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
1 SATA or
M.2 x2
Anti-glare:
1366 × 768 TN
1920 × 1080 IPS
1920 × 1080 IPS Touch (Option)
M(6)
m
T460s 331 × 226.8 × 17–18.8 1.4 kg (3.1 lb)

6th Gen Intel Core[e]
i7-6600U (2 × 2.6 GHz, 4 MB L3)
i5-6300U
i5-6200U

36 GB DDR4
(4 GB soldered, 1 slot)
Intel HD 520
Option + NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
1 M.2 x4 Anti-glare:
1920 × 1080 IPS
1920 × 1080 IPS Touch
2560 × 1440 IPS
m*2
T460p 339 × 235 × 24.5 1.8 kg (4.0 lb)

6th Gen Intel Core
i7-6820HQ (4 × 2.7 GHz, 8 MB L3)
i7-6700HQ
i5-6440HQ
i5-6300HQ

Intel QM170 64 GB DDR4 (2 slots) Intel HD 530
Option + NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
1 SATA or
M.2 x2

1 M.2 x1 WWAN
1920 × 1080 IPS, Anti-glare

2560 × 1440 IPS

M(6)
T470[42] 2017 336.6 × 232.5 × 20 1.58 kg (3.5 lb)

7th Gen Intel Core[e]
i7-7600U (2 × 2.8 GHz, 4 MB L3)
i7-7500U
i5-7300U
i5-7200U
i3-7100U

64 GB DDR4 (2 slots) Intel HD 620
Option + NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
1 SATA or
M.2 x2

1 M.2 x1 WWAN

Anti-glare:
1366 × 768 TN
1920 × 1080 IPS Touch (Option)

M(6)
m
T470s 331 × 226.8 × 17–18.8 1.32 kg (2.9 lb)

7th Gen Intel Core[e]
i7-7600U (2 × 2.8 GHz, 4 MB L3)
i7-7500U
i5-7300U
i5-7200U

36/40 GB DDR4
(4/8 GB soldered, 1 slot)
Intel HD 620 1 M.2 x4

Anti-glare:
1920 × 1080 IPS
1920 × 1080 IPS Touch
2560 × 1440 IPS

m*2
T470p 339 × 235 × 24.5 1.8 kg (4.0 lb)

7th Gen Intel Core
i7-7820HQ (4 × 2.9 GHz, 8 MB L3)
i7-7700HQ
i5-7440HQ
i5-7300HQ

Intel QM175 64 GB DDR4 (2 slots) Intel HD 630
Option + NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
1 SATA or
M.2 x2

1 M.2 x1 WWAN
1920 × 1080 IPS Touch
Anti-glare:
1920 × 1080 IPS
2560 × 1440 IPS
M(6)
25[f] 2017 336.6 × 232.5 × 20 1.58 kg (3.5 lb) 7th Gen Intel Core

Intel Core i7-7500U[e]

64 GB DDR4 (2 slots) NVIDIA GeForce 940MX (2 GB GDDR5) 1 SATA or
M.2 x2

1 M.2 x1 WWAN
1920 × 1080 Anti-glare, IPS Touch (Option) M(6)

m

T480[43] Jan 2018 336.6 × 232.5 × 20 1.58 kg (3.5 lb)
Up to 1.87 kg (4.1 lb)

7th– and 8th Gen Intel Core[e]
i7-8650U (4 × 1.9 GHz, 8 MB L3)
i7-8550U
i5-8350U
i5-8250U
i5-7300U
i5-7200U
i3-8130U

64 GB DDR4 — 2400 MHz (2 slots) Intel HD 620
(or UHD 620)
Option + NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2 GB GDDR5)
1 SATA or
M.2 x2

1 M.2 x1 WWAN

1366 × 768 TN
1920 × 1080 IPS Touch (on cell)
1920 × 1080 IPS
2560 × 1440 IPS
M(6)

m

T480s[44] 331 × 226.8 × 18.5 1.32 kg (2.9 lb)

8th Gen Intel Core[e][45]
i7-8650U (4 × 1.9 GHz, 8 MB L3)
i7-8550U
i5-8350U
i5-8250U

36/40 GB DDR4 — 2400 MHz (4/8 GB soldered, 1 slot) Intel UHD 620
Option + NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2 GB GDDR5)[45]
1 M.2 x4

1 M.2 x1 WWAN

1920 × 1080
1920 × 1080 IPS touch
2560 × 1440 IPS
m
T490[46] Apr 2019 329 × 227 × 18.9 1.46 kg (3.2 lb) or 1.55 kg (3.4 lb) 8th Gen Intel Core

i7-8565U (4 × 1.8 GHz, 6 MB L3)
i5-8265U (4 × 1.6 GHz, 6 MB L3)

40/48 GB DDR4 — 2400 MHz (8/16 GB soldered, 1 slot) Intel UHD 620
Option + NVIDIA GeForce MX250 (2 GB GDDR5)
1 M.2 x4 1366 × 768 TN
1920 × 1080 IPS Touch (on cell)
1920 × 1080 IPS
2560 × 1440 IPS
m
T490s[47] 329 × 226 × 16.1
or 329 × 227 × 17.2[g]
1.27 kg (2.8 lb) or 1.49 kg (3.3 lb)[g] 8th Gen Intel Core

i7-8565U (4 × 1.8 GHz, 6 MB L3)
i5-8265U (4 × 1.6 GHz, 6 MB L3)

8/16/32 GB DDR4 — 2400 MHz (soldered) Intel UHD 620 1 M.2 x4 1920 × 1080 IPS Touch (on cell)
1920 × 1080 IPS
2560 × 1440 IPS
m
T495[48] May 2019 329 × 227 × 17.9 1.54 kg (3.4 lb) or 1.57 kg (3.5 lb) AMD Zen+

Ryzen 7 Pro 3700U (4 × 2.3 GHz, 4 MB L3)
Ryzen 5 Pro 3500U (4 × 2.1 GHz, 4 MB L3)
Ryzen 3 Pro 3300U (4 × 2.1 GHz, 4 MB L3)

40/48 GB DDR4 — 2400 MHz (8/16 GB soldered, 1 slot) AMD Radeon Vega 6, 8 or 10 1 M.2 x4 1366 × 768 TN
1920 × 1080 IPS Touch (on cell)
1920 × 1080 IPS
m
T495s 329 × 226 × 16.1 or 329 × 226 × 16.7 1.25 kg (2.8 lb) or 1.31 kg (2.9 lb) or 1.33 kg (2.9 lb) AMD Zen+

Ryzen 7 Pro 3700U (4 × 2.3 GHz, 4 MB L3)
Ryzen 5 Pro 3500U (4 × 2.1 GHz, 4 MB L3)

8/16 GB DDR4 — 2400 MHz (soldered) AMD Radeon Vega 8 or 10 1 M.2 x4 1920 × 1080 IPS Touch (on cell)
1920 × 1080 IPS
m
Nvidia graphics cards switch with Optimus Technology.

  1. ^ with optical drive
  2. ^ standard volt (35 W), small form factor
  3. ^ a b +0.14 kg for Touch
  4. ^ in some markets
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Chipset and processor contained in a SoC package
  6. ^ T470 with 7-row keyboard modification
  7. ^ a b with "Silver" case color

Recent 15" models available from Lenovo are:

Model Release date (US) Dimensions (mm) Weight (min) CPU Chipset Memory (max) Graphics Storage Screen Battery
Classic case
T500[22] July 2008 357.5 × 255 × 33.5 2.67 kg (5.9 lb) Up to Intel Core 2 Duo T9800
(2 × 2.93 GHz, 6 MB L2)
Intel GM45 8 GB DDR3 — 1066 MHz (2 slots) Intel GMA 4500MHD
Option + ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 (256 MB)
1+1 SATA

1280 × 800 TN
1680 × 1050 TN
1920 × 1200 TN

M(9)

U

T510[22] Jan 2010 373 × 245 × 31.8–35.6 2.67 kg (5.9 lb) 1st Gen Intel Core

Up to Intel Core i7-640M
(2 × 2.8 GHz, 4 MB L3)

Intel QM57 8 GB DDR3 — 1066 MHz (2 slots) Intel GMA HD
Option + NVIDIA NVS 3100M
1+1 SATA

1366 × 768 TN
1600 × 900 TN
1920 × 1080 TN

M(9)

S

T520[22] Feb 2011 373 × 245 × 31.8–35.6 2.6 kg (5.7 lb) 2nd Gen Intel Core

Up to Intel Core i7-2860QM
(4 × 2.5 GHz, 8 MB L3)

Intel QM67 16 GB DDR3 — 1333 MHz (2 slots) Intel HD 3000
Option + NVIDIA NVS 4200M (1 GB VRAM)
1+1 SATA

1 mSATA WWAN

1366 × 768 TN
1600 × 900 TN
1920 × 1080 TN[49]

M(9)

S

T530[50] June 2012 373 × 245 × 31.8–35.6 2.52 kg (5.56 lb) 3rd Gen Intel Core

Up to Intel Core i7-3940XM
(4 × 3.0 GHz, 8 MB L3)

Intel QM77 16/32 GB DDR3 — 1600 MHz (2/4 slots) Intel HD 4000
Option + NVIDIA NVS 5400M (1 GB VRAM)
1+1 SATA

1 mSATA WWAN

1366 × 768 TN
1600 × 900 TN
1920 × 1080 TN[51]

M(9)

S

Modern case
T540p[52] Nov 2013 380 × 253 × 27.9 2.47 kg (5.4 lb) 4th Gen Intel Core

Up to Intel Core i7-4910MQ
(4 × 2.9 GHz, 8 MB L3)

Intel QM87 16 GB DDR3 — 1600 MHz (2 slots) Intel HD 4600
Option + NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M (2 GB VRAM)
1+1 SATA

1 M.2 SATA WWAN

1366 × 768 TN
1920 × 1080 TN
2880 × 1620 IPS

M(9)

u

T550[53] Jan 2015 380 × 252 × 22.5 2.26 kg (5.0 lb)

5th Gen Intel Core[a]
i7-5600U (2 × 2.6 GHz, 4 MB L3)
i5-5300U (2 × 2.3 GHz, 3 MB L3)
i5-5200U (2 × 2.2 GHz, 3 MB L3)

32 GB DDR3L — 1600 MHz (2 slots) Intel HD 5500
Option + NVIDIA GeForce 940M (1 GB VRAM)
1 SATA
1 M.2 SATA WWAN

1366 × 768 TN
1920 × 1080 TN
2880 × 1620 IPS

M(6)

m

T560[54] Feb 2016[55] 380.6 × 258 × 22.5 2.2 kg (4.9 lb)

6th Gen Intel Core[a]
i7-6600U (2 × 2.6 GHz, 4 MB L3)
i5-6300U
i5-6200U

32 GB DDR3L — 1600 MHz (2 slots) Intel HD 520
Option + NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
1 SATA or
M.2 x2
Anti-glare:
1366 × 768 TN
1920 × 1080 IPS
2880 × 1620 15.5"[b] IPS
M(6)

m

T570 March 2017 366 × 253 × 20 2.04 kg (4.5 lb) 7th Gen Intel Core[a] Up to

i7-7600U (2 × 2.8 GHz, 4 MB L3)

64 GB DDR4 (2 slots) Intel HD 620
Option + NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
1 SATA or
M.2 x2

1 M.2 x1 WWAN

1366 × 768 TN
1920 × 1080 IPS
3840 × 2160 IPS

M(6)

m

T580[56] Jan 2018[45] 366 × 253 × 20 1.97 kg (4.3 lb) 7th\8th Gen Intel Core i5,
or 8th Gen i7[a][45], up to
i7-8650U (4 × 1.9 GHz, 8 MB L3, with vPro)
64 GB DDR4 — 2400 MHz (2 slots) Intel HD 620
(or UHD620)
Option + NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2 GB GDDR5)
1 SATA or
M.2 x2

1 M.2 x1 WWAN

Anti-glare:
1920 × 1080 IPS
1920 × 1080 IPS multi-touch (on cell)
3840 × 2160 IPS

M(6)
m
T590[57] Apr 2019 366 × 248 × 19.1 1.75 kg (3.9 lb) 8th Gen Intel Core i5/i7[a], up to
i7-8665U (4 × 1.9 GHz, 8 MB L3, with vPro)
40/48 GB DDR4 — 2400 MHz (8/16 GB soldered, 1 slot) Intel UHD 620
Option + NVIDIA GeForce MX250 (2 GB GDDR5)
1 M.2 x4

Anti-glare:
1920 × 1080 IPS
1920 × 1080 IPS multi-touch (on cell)
3840 × 2160 IPS

m
Nvidia graphics cards switch with Optimus Technology.
  1. ^ a b c d e Chipset and processor montains in a SoC package
  2. ^ placed to a 15.6" chassis

Reviews[edit]

PCWorld said that the ThinkPad T20 “packs a bigger screen, a more comfortable keyboard, and a larger set of useful features into a smaller package than any of its competitors.”[58] The Web site epinions.com said that the ThinkPad T20 was “worth the wait” giving it 4.5 stars out of 5.[59]

In a review of the ThinkPad T60, Notebook Review called the T-series laptops the “flagship of the ThinkPad brand”,[60] aimed at corporate professionals.[1] Some of the T-series characteristics as listed by notebookreview.com include durability, security, usability, and performance.[61]

The ThinkPad T410 was awarded 4.5 out of 5 stars by Notebook Review upon release.[62] The review noted the centering of the screen, eliminating the thick bezel on one side and the thin bezel on the other.[63] The review indicated that the pros were the speed, battery life, and wide selection of ports.[64] The cons were minor distortions on the screen when flexed, and the high pitched fan.[65] WIRED also reviewed the T410 laptop positively, saying that “Lenovo’s thoughtful ThinkPad is a near-perfect machine”.[66]

The PC Advisor review of the ThinkPad T510 called the lack of alterations to the traditional design a good thing.[67] It also highlighted the professional appearance and ‘sturdy build quality’, indicating that this makes the laptop stand out from others in the market.[68]

The T420 and T520 laptops were different from their predecessors mainly through an upgrade to Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors.[69] The T420 received a total score of 85% from the Notebook Check web site.[70] The fan noise was noticeably reduced, as indicated by a reviewer from PCWorld.[71] The T-series laptops, the T420, the T420s, and the T520, have been lauded for their battery life – up to 30 hours with a 9-cell battery slice.[72]

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References[edit]

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