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I have been using this laptop for almost a year. It's a really good laptop for day to day personal use or work. The processing power is excellent, I do a lot of development work which requires heavy compiling and rendering, and I find that the T400 is fast enough for that. The look is a bit retro as another reviewer said, but for me it is perfect. Personally I like the black color, it looks professional compared to the flashy chromy looking laptop. It doesn't heat up as much as my older laptops even though it does warm up a little but far from the point that it burns your lap. The battery life is pretty good, I have changed my battery once in 2 years. The laptop is also relatively light so perfect to bring for travelling. I really like the keyboard, after using it for over 10+ hours a day for over a year, the keys haven't faded at all. The monitor is standard, not as good as Apple, I like that it has no glare. Basically the T400 Lenovo is a good laptop, I have been very happy with this purchase and if you want a reliable laptop, get this one.
I found the other review quite helpful for all users so I will try to focus on other aspects of this fine laptop that were not mentioned so far.
I read about a Toshiba laptop that was ruined as a result of coffee spill. This will not happen with T400 : in case you pour anything on T400 (and in most Lenovo laptops ) that will not be the end of your pc.
For many people that could seem incredible I know, but it is true. I have read people's accounts ( see Lenovo forums ) of various accidents, yet Lenovo laptops endure. The case of the pc is of high quality but I will not insist on that : the best is to see for yourselves. Touch it, feel it.
I presume that Lenovo laptops are not very popular among women. I have made a little "field" research on that and they seem to favor Sony Vaio and of course Dell. They find Lenovo "boxy" and retro style. I disagree, they're actually thinner than average machines. I would miss the trackpoint of my old ( 2001 ) Toshiba laptop and was really happy to find it again in Lenovo. I wonder how many of you have really seen a trackpoint recently...
Another great asset is battery life. Can you imagine using a laptop that can be independent from AC power up to 9 hours? T400 is your machine.
Lenovo laptops are very reasonably priced in the US, however this is not the case in Europe, South America and Australia ( as far as i know ) - but this is not a Lenovo issue only : the thing is laptops are overpriced almost everywhere. This means that fewer people are able to pay for a laptop with DDR3 memory and all the other breakthrough technology T400 offers. I am sure many of us found T400 expensive compared to other laptops but the truth is it is not. It is great value for your money.
It is a unique experience to have used an IBM solid rock laptop and still is to use a Lenovo product.
See for yourselves, I can only make ( a ) few points...
I remember the google guys announcing their chrome operating system using - of course - a lenovo laptop ( I think it was X-series )
Lenovo Thinkpad T400 2765
Lenovo, The IBM Group Company is still leading with business computing. There are many models of personal computers and notebooks are available but we have some kind of incompleteness that it should be or should not be. But it is the rule of nature that we always require some more but the requirement always keep growing up. Have a look on new machine or notebook from Lenovo which can be a good companion of your daily routine life.
Speed, means the processing speed of any computing machine is very important and it should be as fast as we require and this notebook also has a good processor with new P series from Intel, and it is Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 with total clock speed of 2.4 GHz. Wow the 2.4 GHz speed is presently considered as good enough and the processing speed of this machine is fast and perfect. The next good feature of this processor is its front size data bus speed and it is about 1066 MHz, the excellent speed available in core 2 duo processors. In almost all notebooks, there are core2duo processors, so that in these categories of processors this speed is generally very fast.
L2 cache size is another important feature of processor and it should be good enough to provide adequate processing speed and this notebook has an average L2 Cache size is about 3 MB. Not bad at all 3 MB is considered as average but good cache size.
The Total quality dominated by its memory size or memory type, and this notebook is available with DDR3 SDRAM having excellent 1066 MHz of speed. Now consider the rivals, you will find that maximum notebooks have DDR2 technology RAM with maximum 800 MHz of speed. This notebook has a superb DDR3 RAM with superfast speed. Overall this RAM performs fast with processor. I was really got happy with its best combination of processor and RAM. Both have good configuration and speed also. So that if you are planning to have good laptop in 14.1" category than it will be better companion of your daily routine life.
Other memory is its internal storage capacity and it is also good enough with 250 GB Serial ATA hard disk drive. 250 GB is considered as good capacity for notebooks and it is mostly available in high configured notebooks.
Now come to another important feature that is graphics or video memory. It is also so important because without proper graphics memory there are no mean of good processor and RAM also. So that every time when you decide to buy a notebook or desktop, always consider good graphics card or graphics memory first.
This notebook has a good ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 graphics card with Intel GMA 4500MHD PCI Express x16 technology and it has a total 256 MB of graphics memory. Good capacity for the notebook.
All features are very high configured but the graphics memory and battery size is about average.