See our full Acer Aspire 5 review. The Alienware m17 R4 is a genuine powerhouse of computing. While it might be overkill for your 2D rogue-like indie platformer, the sky's the limit with a machine like this. The Alienware m17 R4 has some impressive configurations available that hit their peak with an overclockable Intel Core iHK Comet Lake processor.
Rounding things off is a full-sized, low-profile mechanical keyboard with Cherry switches, ready to deliver a fantastic typing experience. See our full Alienware m17 R4 review. The secret? A Ryzen 7 U processor. Then, as the Surface Laptop 4 began rolling out with an AMD processor in tow once again, people got their answer.
However, the Surface Laptop 4 makes up for this with its impressive hour battery life, a comfy backlit keyboard, and a sizable, inch display. Adding to an already stacked lineup, a bright and colorful inch retina display offers ample screen real estate thanks to its x resolution. See our full MacBook Pro inch, review.
The HP ZBook Fury 17 G8 is expensive, noisy under stress, has a relatively short battery life and isn't likely to win any beauty contests. It also produces a lot of heat. Think rocket exhaust in your lap levels of heat. So why on Earth did it score so highly in our review? In a word, power. In a few more words, my god , so much power. Who cares what your laptop looks like, or how easy it is to lug around when it has enough computing power to one day potentially rise up and enslave all humanity.
The HP ZBook Fury 17 G8 is the ultimate mobile workstation solution for programmers looking for a desktop alternative. As reviewed. That being said, there is a wide range of configurations available for a much smaller price that will still allow you to walk away with a pretty beastly machine.
It isn't one for the hobbyist, but if you're in serious need of a mobile workstation to handle the most demanding of programming tasks, this is it. For most programming tasks, a 2-in-1 laptop can be fairly redundant. However, if you are programming with touch, gestures, or mobile devices in mind then owning a decent convertible allows you to quickly test your project with very little fuss.
The Surface Laptop Studio is Microsoft's premium 2-in-1 experience, offering a great balance of form, function and portability. More importantly, its ability to handle demanding workloads, paired with the option of discrete Nvidia RTX graphics, makes it a fantastic programming device. There's plenty of computing power on hand, and thanks to the Surface Laptop Studio's unique hinge design there's some real versatility in how to use the device.
And, while the keyboard on the Surface Laptop Studio isn't full size, it still delivers an impressive and tactile typing experience that is great to use for long stretches of use. See our full Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review. Samsung fixed two of our complaints from last year with a brighter The new 12th Gen Intel Core iP processor is more than enough power for this paper-thin 2-in-1, and with nearly 12 hours of battery life, it should easily get you through a full day of programming productivity, no sweat.
Samsung is using the same Super AMOLED technology you'll find on their smartphones, like the Galaxy S22 , and it brings out the best in whatever content you put on screen. The Galaxy Book 2 Pro managed a Geekbench 5. It also lasted for 11 hours and 59 minutes in our Laptop Mag battery test, which involves continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at nits of brightness.
See our full Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro review. Choosing a laptop can be a confusing experience, and choosing a laptop for a specific purpose can complicate things further. However, to get the best experience, a decent screen and keyboard are also important. Our goal is to give you the best answers possible, helping to explain what to look for and why.
But if you have to deal with memory-intensive IDEs, emulators, or virtual machines, be aware there will be a noticeable effect on performance and compilation speeds. The CPU of your laptop is vitally important for quickly compiling your projects and ensuring multiple applications run smoothly and efficiently. Choosing the right hard drive for your laptop is a much simpler affair.
A decent SSD can dramatically improve your workflow. Everything from booting up your device to compiling your code is substantially faster when using an SSD, meaning you wait less and work more. The amount of storage you require depends entirely on the size and scope of your projects. A reasonable starting point is GB, giving you plenty of space for assets, operating systems, and personal files. If you ever require more storage, most laptops with an SSD are easy enough to upgrade.
Screen real estate is massively important when juggling multiple windows or overseeing larger chunks of code. With choosing between 4K and Full HD panels, an FHD p panel will give you a decent amount of screen real estate and crisp, easy-to-read text.
A 4K panel will offer larger resolutions and potentially more on-screen space. Things like key travel, layout, and spacing are all important in determining how comfortable a keyboard will be to use, and from a programming viewpoint, having a full-sized keyboard on hand is always a boon. Additional features such as back-lit or mechanical keys can help improve your typing experience further.
Much of what makes a great keyboard can come down to preference, so knowing what you want from a keyboard in advance can certainly make this decision much easier. In fact, with more people engaging in virtual conferences and meetings, manufacturers have been releasing some of the best webcams to date. However, having a built-in webcam is great for increased portability, or if your desired device has a limited selection of ports available. In the real world, having an additional monitor or two available maximizes your screen real estate and allows you to write your code on one screen while executing it on another.
Some of the best USB Type-C hubs and the best laptop docking stations do a great job of supplying the power and ports needed to support additional monitors. At Laptop Mag, we test devices to see how long they can perform continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at nits of brightness. This gives a fairly reasonable real-world estimate for how long a device can last for most day-to-day operations, and we keep track of the top performers on our list of laptops with the best battery life.
Laptop Mag Laptop Mag. MacBook Pro Display: Size: The body of the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15 is made from durable plastic which not just gives it a sleek finish but also makes it super light in weight. Furthermore, the laptop has a One of the highlights for us was the port.
You might think what is there in the port? Moreover, the keyboard is effortless to use. It is just right for developers and programmers to code away their success. You will not be disappointed by the GPU support. Lenovo X1 Carbon is also a successful product by Lenovo, the Generation 8 th version is worth buying for the developers and programmers.
Gen 8th opens a new possibility for the developer by its Intel i5 core processor. It also has been tested for 12 military-grade requirements and stands the best option on our list. Other than that, you will find an exceptional Plethora of ports which includes 2 thunderbolts 3. It also comes with four mics and four speakers that will amplify the sound for a better experience.
Not to forget the amazing performance that lasts longer because of the 4-cell 51Whr battery that officially claims to run for up to 19 hours. It can support Windows 10 Pro and still works like a beast with all of the heavy programs, IDEs, and data that a data scientist and developer is working with.
The GPU ensures the best user experience while making the laptop run as smoothly as possible. Of course, these high-integrated devices beat the existing technology and open the door for the new generation to explore wonders. No doubt the ThinkPad E notebook is a portable yet powerful device for all the developers out there. Thus, the system itself can support application development and programming that includes android and games coding without hanging up.
There is no way a developer can compromise on the speed and performance of the laptop while developing, coding, and playing with data. The result of all of the hard work of the developer depends on the smooth processing and workability of the full-stack programs.
Currently some old features are replaced by internal Windows 10 features. ThinkShutter is the branding of a webcam privacy shutter present in some ThinkPad notebook computers. It is a simple mechanical sliding cover that allows the user to obstruct the webcam's view. IdeaPad notebooks carry the TrueBlock branding for their privacy shutters. Some ThinkPad models have a keyboard membrane and drain holes P series, classic T series and T p models , and some have a solid rubber or plastic membrane like X1 series and current T and X series , without draining holes.
The "roll cage" is a internal frame, designed to minimize motherboard flex current P series and T p series or magnesium composite case all other hi-end models. The display modules lacks a magnesium frames, and some models have a common issue with a cracked plastic lid. Option for some ThinkPad that still uses the 2. The fingerprint reader was introduced as an option by IBM in ThinkPads were one of the first laptops to include this feature.
The Mobile broadband support is a common feature for most of actual ThinkPad models after ; the support of 3x3 MIMO is a common feature for most of hi-end models. The some additional features dock stations, UltraBay, accessories support were listed in Accessories section.
External keyboard light, replaced by internal backlight; is an LED light located at the top of the LCD screen which illuminates the keyboard from above. Only T, W and X series ThinkPad's feature for some models — internal secondary battery as succession of secondary UltraBay battery that support a hot-swapping of primary battery.
The keyboard design was replaced by the Chiclet style keyboard current — The keyboard adopted by Lenovo in over the original IBM keyboard design. And does not support the ThinkLight to illuminate the keyboard, instead using a keyboard backlight. Some ThinkPad models during the intermission period between the classic IBM design and the Lenovo chiclet design could be outfitted with both the backlit chiclet style keyboard and the ThinkLight.
The introduced in line of hi-end displays with wide view angles  and optional high resolution up to 15" x  or rarely x pixels. Partially dropped in after partial defunct of BOE-Hydis display supplier , and reintroduced as ordinary IPS screen option in Some Lenovo laptops such as the X, W and T block third-party batteries.
Lenovo calls this feature "Battery Safeguard". It was first introduced on some models in May Laptops with this feature scan for security chips that only ThinkPad-branded batteries contain. The ThinkPad has shipped with Microsoft Windows from its inception until present day. This continued through the Lenovo transition with the T60p, until September ThinkPad hardware continued to be certified for Linux.
Following that, Lenovo then began making Ubuntu available as a preinstalled option across nearly thirty different notebook and desktop models,  and Fedora Linux on all of its P series lineup. On these devices, Chrome OS is the only officially supported operating system where installation of Windows and other operating systems requires putting the device into developer mode.
ThinkPads have been used heavily in space programs. NASA purchased more than ThinkPad laptops for flight qualification, software development, and crew training, and astronaut and senator John Glenn used ThinkPad laptops on his spaceflight mission STS in ThinkPad models used on Shuttle missions include: .
The ThinkPad flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour during a mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope on 2 December , running a NASA test program which checked if radiation in the space environment caused memory anomalies or other unexpected problems.
ThinkPads have also been used on space stations. ThinkPads used aboard the space shuttle and International Space Station feature safety and operational improvements for the environment they must operate in. Modifications include Velcro tape to attach to surfaces, upgrades to the CPU and video card cooling fans to accommodate for microgravity in which warmer air does not rise and lower density of the cabin air, and an adapter for the station's 28 volt DC power. ThinkPads have enjoyed cult popularity for many years.
Newer models are also still popular among consumers and businesses nowadays as of , though Lenovo has received some backlash in recent years for the apparent declining quality of their ThinkPad line as well as all their other lines in general , many customers being unhappy with the build quality and reliability, or lack thereof, of their devices.
Aftermarket parts have been developed for some models, such as the X60 and X, for which custom motherboards with more modern processors have been created. In January , Lenovo celebrated one hundred million ThinkPads being sold. Laptop Magazine in called the ThinkPad the highest-quality laptop computer keyboard available. The Enderle Group's Rob Enderle said that the constant thing about ThinkPad is that the "brand stands for quality" and that "they build the best keyboard in the business.
It lasted 8 hours and 21 minutes on a single charge with its 8-cell battery. In the survey, they were ranked second behind eMachines. The ThinkPad Yoga is an Ultrabook-class convertible device that functions as both a laptop and tablet computer. The Yoga gets its name from the consumer-oriented IdeaPad Yoga line of computers with the same form factor. The ThinkPad Yoga has a backlit keyboard that flattens when flipped into tablet mode.
This was accomplished on 1st generation X1 Yoga with a platform surrounding the keys that rises until level with the keyboard buttons, a locking mechanism that prevents key presses, and feet that pop out to prevent the keyboard from directly resting on flat surfaces. On later X1 Yoga generations, the keys themselves retract in the chassis, so the computer rests on fixed small pads. Touchpad is disabled in this configuration.
Lenovo implemented this design in response to complaints about its earlier Yoga 13 and 11 models being awkward to use in tablet mode. A reinforced hinge was required to implement this design. Other than its convertible form factor, the ThinkPad Yoga retains standard ThinkPad features such as a black magnesium-reinforced chassis, island keyboard, a red TrackPoint, and a large touchpad.
The tablet has been described by Gadget Mix as a premium business tablet. Slashgear summarized the ThinkPad Tablet by saying, "The stylus and the styling add up to a distinctive slate that doesn't merely attempt to ape Apple's iPad. In order to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ThinkPad, Lenovo held a large party in New York where it announced several products, including the Tablet 2.
Lenovo says that the ThinkPad Tablet 2 will be available on 28 October when Windows 8 is released. It will be able to run any desktop software compatible with this version of Windows. The Tablet 2 is based on the Clover Trail version of the Intel Atom processor that has been customized for tablets.
The Tablet 2 has a An 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera are included along with a noise-canceling microphone in order to facilitate video conferencing. ThinkPad 8 has an 8. Other features include an aluminum chassis, micro-HDMI port, 8-megapixel back camera with flash , and optional 4G connectivity. It runs Windows 8 as an operating system. Announced in May , Lenovo ThinkPad 10 is a successor to the ThinkPad Tablet 2 and was scheduled to launch in the summer of along with accessories such as a docking station and external detachable magnetic keyboards.
It used Windows 8. It was available in 64 and GB variants with 1. The ThinkPad 11e is a "budget" laptop computer for schools and students with an inch screen and without trackpoint. The E Series is a low-cost ThinkPad line, designed for small business mass-market requirements, and currently contains only a 14" and 15" sub-lines. The E series also lack metals like magnesium and carbon fibre in their construction which other members of the ThinkPad family enjoy.
The L Series have 3 sub-lines, the long-running 14" and The T series historically had high-end features, such as magnesium alloy roll-cages, high-density IPS screens known as FlexView discontinued after the T60 series , 7-row keyboards, screen latches, the Lenovo UltraBay , and ThinkLight.
Models included both Since , the entire ThinkPad line was given a complete overhaul, with modifications such as the removal of separate buttons for use with the TrackPoint xx40 series — , then reintroduced xx50 series — , removal of separate audio control buttons, removal of screen latch, and the removal of LED indicator lights.
Models starting from the xx40 series featured a Power Bridge battery system, which had a combination of a lower capacity built-in battery and a higher capacity external battery, enabling the user to switch the external without putting the computer into hibernation. However, beginning with the xx90 series models, the external battery was removed in favor of a single internal battery. Also, non-widescreen displays are no longer available, with aspect ratio as the only remaining choice.
These are the last ThinkPads to use the classic 7-row keyboard, with the exception of the Lenovo ThinkPad 25th anniversary edition released on Oct. Over time, The T series ThinkPad's purpose has changed. Starting with the T, The ThinkPad T series became a less of a high-end business laptop and became more suited as a mobile workstation, becoming similar to the W-series or P-series ThinkPads.
The ThinkPad became more of an overall office machine than a mobile workstation. By today's standards, The ThinkPad T series is thicker than most of its competitors. The X Series is the main high-end ultraportable ThinkPad line, offering a lightweight, highly portable laptop with moderate performance.
The current sub-lines for the X series includes:. The daughter line includes the X1 Tablet not to be confused with the X Series tablets. Discontinued mainstream lines such as the 12" X s , X s , and X models could be ordered with all of the high-end ThinkPad features like Trackpoint, ThinkLight, a 7-row keyboard, a docking port, hot-swappable HDD , solid magnesium case and optional slice battery.
The discontinued However, it lacked the lid latch mechanism which was present on the previous X and X versions. The The obsolete low-cost The Xe was also offered in red in addition to blue, and white in some countries. The X Series with "tablet" suffixes is an outdated variant of the 12" X Series models, with low voltage CPUs and a flip-screen tablet resistive touchscreen. These include the traditional ThinkPad features, and have been noted for using a higher quality AFFS-type screen with better viewing angles compared to the screens used on other ThinkPads.
The P Series excluding models with 's' suffix is designed for engineers, architects, animators, etc. All P Series models come included with fingerprint readers. The ThinkPad P Series includes features such as dedicated magnesium roll cages, more indicator LED lights, and high-resolution displays. The Z series currently consists of two models: the inch model, Z13, and the inch model, Z The Verge wrote: "Lenovo is trying to make ThinkPads cool to the kids.
The company has launched the ThinkPad Z-series, a thin and light ThinkPad line with funky colors, eco-friendly packaging, and a distinctly modern look. The Z13 model was introduced in three new colors—black, silver, and black vegan leather with bronze accents—while the Z16 is only available in one of them, silver.
Other notable features include p webcams, OLED displays, new, redesigned touchpads, spill resistant keyboards, Dolby Atmos speaker systems, and Windows 11 with Windows Hello support. Lenovo also makes a range of accessories meant to complement and enhance the experience of using a ThinkPad device. These include:. The ThinkPad Stack line of products includes accessories designed for portability and interoperability.
This line includes external hard drives, a wireless router, a power bank, and a Bluetooth 4. Each Stack device includes rubber feet, magnets, and pogo-pin power connections that allow the use of a single cable. The combined weight of all the Stack devices is slightly less than two pounds. The Stack has a "blocky, black, and rectangular" look with the ThinkPad logo. It shares a common design language with ThinkPad laptop computers.
Current docking stations or docks add much of the functional abilities of a desktop computer, including multiple display outputs, additional USB ports, and occasionally other features. This allows the ThinkPads to be connected and disconnected from various peripherals quickly and easily.
Recent docks connect via a proprietary connector located on the underside of the laptops; or via USB-C. An external USB 3. It requires the input of a 4 digit PIN to access data and this can be set by the user. These drives are manufactured for lenovo by Apricorn, Inc. Notable models include. ThinkPad mice come in several different varieties ranging from Bluetooth ones through wired ones, to even ones with a trackpoint built-in and labelled as a scroll point.
They are mostly sold with the "thinkplus" branding in Asia notably south-east Asia and are popular there. Also known as Clavius or Chandra2,  it contains unusual features like the presence of three PCMCIA slots and the use of dual camcorder batteries as a source of power. Hitachi marketed Chandra2 as the Prius Note Models had a The s have no optical disc drives and an external floppy drive.
An optional extended battery sticks out the bottom like a bar and props up the back of the laptop. Weighing in at 2. The series was offered as a slightly lower-price alternative from the series,  with a few exceptions. The ThinkPad P and PE was a low-end version of ThinkPad P,  and was unique model in the series in that it could be used as a regular laptop, or transform into a tablet by flipping the monitor on top of itself.
The ED boasts the unique flip-up keyboard that was standard on all ThinkPads. Any other drives were external or in the 's case in the UltraBase. They weighed in at around 4 lb 1. The series , E, and X are the direct predecessors of the T series. The series packed a IBM was able to create this light, fully featured machine by using lightweight but strong carbon fiber composite plastics. The battery shipped with some series models had a manufacturing defect that left it vulnerable to memory effect and resulted in poor battery life, but this problem can be avoided by use of a third-party battery.
The series was a hi-end ThinkPad line; The released models T, T and T tablets; , , , , , , , , laptops with various sub-models can be configured with the best screens, largest hard drives and fastest processors available in the ThinkPad range;   some features can be found only on a series models,  and was the first successful ThinkPad introduced in that was a tablet PC T model without a keyboard and a mouse.
The ThinkPad i Series was introduced by IBM in and was geared towards a multimedia focus with many models featuring independent integrated CD players and multimedia access buttons. These models were largely only available in Asia Pacific.
IBM offered an optional piano black lid on these models designed by the Yamato Design lab. The ThinkPad S31 with the piano black finish option sitting on top of a Z61t; both ThinkPads deviate from the usual matte black. The S31 with the lid open showing the unique protruding keyboard; no touchpad was offered, to keep the laptop compact. The A-series was developed as an all-around productivity machine, equipped with hardware powerful enough to make it a desktop replacement. Hence it was the biggest and heaviest ThinkPad series of its time, but also had features not even found in a T-series of the same age.
The A-series was dropped in favor of the G-series and R-series. The A31 was released in as a desktop replacement system equipped with: A Pentium 4-M processor clocked at 1. The R Series was a budget line, beginning with the R30 in and ending with the R and R presented in The R series reintroduced in for Chinese market only with the same hardware as E series models, but with aluminum display cover, discrete GPU, TPM chip and fingerprint reader.
The G-series consisted of only three models, the G40, G41 and G Being large and heavy machines, equipped with powerful desktop processors, this line of ThinkPads consequently served mainly as replacements for desktop computers. The Z series was released as a high-end multimedia laptop; as a result this was the first ThinkPad to feature a widescreen aspect ratio display. Running fully virtualised operating systems via Xen or VMware is therefore possible. The "year anniversary" Thinkpad model based on a X60s laptop.
This model was initially known inside of Lenovo as the "Scout". This was the name of the horse ridden by Tonto , the sidekick from the s television series The Lone Ranger. Lenovo envisioned the Scout as a very high-end ThinkPad that would be analogous to a luxury car. Each unit was covered in fine leather embossed with its owners initials.
Extensive market research was conducted on how consumers would perceive this form factor. It was determined that they appreciated that it emphasised warmth, nature, and human relations over technology. It came bundled with premium services including a dedicated hour technical support hotline that would be answered immediately.
The SL Series was launched in as a low-end ThinkPad targeted mainly geared toward small businesses. Models offered included The W-series laptops were introduced by Lenovo as workstation-class laptops with their own letter designation, a descendant of prior ThinkPad T series models suffixed with 'p' e.
T61p , and are geared towards CAD users, photographers, power users, and others, who need a high-performance system for demanding tasks.. The W-series laptops were launched in , at the same time as the Intel Centrino 2, marking an overhaul of Lenovo's product lineup. The first two W-series laptops introduced were the W and the W Previously available were the W7xx series 17" widescreen model , the W The W7xx series were also available with a Wacom digitizer built into the palm rest.
These high-performance workstation models offered more high-end components, such as quad core CPUs and higher-end workstation graphics compared to the T-series, and were the most powerful ThinkPad laptops available. The W release marked the end of the lid latch, ThinkLight, and hot-swappable UltraBays found in earlier models. The ThinkPad W-series laptops from Lenovo are described by the manufacturer as being "mobile workstations", and suit that description by being physically on the larger side of the laptop spectrum, with screens ranging from 15" to 17" in size.
Notable exceptions are the W, which has ATI FireGL integrated workstation-class graphics, and the Ws, which is an Ultrabook -specification laptop with only a dual-core processor. The ThinkPad W series has been discontinued and replaced by the P series mobile workstations. The Edge Series was released early in as small business and consumer-end machines. The design was a radical departure compared to the traditional black boxy ThinkPad design, with glossy surfaces optional matte finish on later models , rounded corners, and silver trim.
They were also offered in red, a first for the traditionally black ThinkPads. Models included An As of August , the S Series includes S and S models; their cases are made of aluminum and magnesium alloy, available in silver and gunmetal colors.
The Twist gets its name from its screen's ability to twist in a manner that converts the device into a tablet. The Twist has a In a review for Engadget Dana Wollman wrote, "Lately, we feel like all of our reviews of Windows 8 convertibles end the same way.
The ThinkPad Twist has plenty going for it: a bright IPS display, a good port selection, an affordable price and an unrivaled typing experience. Like ThinkPads past, it also offers some useful software features for businesses lacking dedicated IT departments.
All good things, but what's a road warrior to do when the battery barely lasts four hours? Something tells us the Twist will still appeal to Lenovo loyalists, folks who trust ThinkPad's build quality and wouldn't be caught dead using any other keyboard.
If you're more brand-agnostic, though, there are other Windows 8 convertibles with comfortable keyboards — not to mention, sharper screens, faster performance and longer battery life. Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.
Subpixel matrix Lenovo ThinkPad P14s. Slight backlight bleeding shown intensified here. Colors calibrated. Grayscale calibrated. Saturation calibrated. AdobeRGB: Outdoor cloudy. CPU-Z caches. CPU-Z Mainboard. CPU-Z Memory. We did not notice a CPU limitation in battery mode. System performance. DPC latencies. LatencyMon Drivers. Mass storage. CrystalDiskMark 5.
AS SSD. Access Time Read: 0. Access Time Write: 0. Score Read: Points. Score Write: Points. Score Total: Points. No graph data. Graphics card. Gaming performance. Noise emissions. We did not notice any coil whirring in this Lenovo notebook. Noise Level Idle.
Power Supply max. Power management: Lenovo PC delivers good battery life. Energy absorption. Key: min: , med: , max: Metrahit Energy Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here. Battery life. Charging time: minutes. SPECviewperf battery test: 98 minutes.
Cons - Heat problem. Conclusion: A ThinkPad T14 with a different name. Price and availability. Editor of the original article : Benjamin Herzig - Managing Editor - articles published on Notebookcheck since After writing reviews as a hobby, I then joined Notebookcheck in and have worked on device reviews and news articles ever since then.
My personal interest lies more with laptops than smartphones, with business laptops being the most interesting category for me. Technology should make our lives and work easier and good laptops are an essential tool for that to happen. This is why laptop reviews are not just my work but are also my passion. My main responsibility as an editorial assistant is maintaining the Library section, which aggregates reviews from other publications and channels.
In addition, my daily breakfast is Notebookcheck's long list of new content, which I comb through to select the most interesting topics for translation from English to French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch. Please share our article, every link counts! Benjamin Herzig, 4 Update: 3. Average of class Workstation The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers. In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers. Average of class Workstation 5. Average Intel Core iU 3.
This is due to how Ubuntu encrypts your home ecryptfs but not due to Linux itself. ThinkPads are amazing machines for software development, especially if you get an used one. My only complains are about the trackpad, which is truly horrible, and the missing of a HDMI out apparently yours has one but usually I can live with that.
I recommend trying out Fedora. I actually switched from Ubuntu to Fedora and much more stuff worked out of the box. I did not have to tweak a single thing for now. O, IBM still works with red hat. And the hardware that is build con the Txxx laptops is optimized for Linux. After that I still have some problems with multiple monitors. So, may I ask which graphic card do you have on your T, Nvidia or Intel?
Video Card support is shitty, chrome flickers like crazy with hardware acceleration removed it for a decent browsing experience. Screen is pretty small for development, in my opinion. Battery is decent. Plastic-Rubberish material is ok. No quad core processor options. No real development can be done on this laptop with parallel processing. So yes, all is fine for me and I earn money with software development not with kidding developers and faking my blog posts.
Sure, but it has 4 threads. If you just buy 4 cores without looking you get often just 4 threads and you do not win much. Thanks for the review on this. Always looking for honest reviews re: Linux compatibility on laptops. The only thing holding me back from upgrading are the aspect ratios. I find them confining. Can you please explain how you fixed the VLC scaling issue? Which kernel are you using? Hmmh, it is a bit ugly that I can reset my settings for vlc to its defaults and it still works.
What I can remember that it took me only a few minutes. I have installed many stuff in between to get my external blueray player working blueray is such a closed DRM bullshit hardware! Lenovo has a slightly better keyboard, but the trackpad of the Dell is much superior. The display is about the same size, but the form factor of the Dell is much smaller and it is lighter. Moreover, with only light load the 52 Wh battery of the Dell lasts for almost 20 hours whereas the Lenovo is only good for 8 hours with two 23 Wh batteries.
Be sure to install tlp for maximum time. I have two Asus laptops a business model and an office model. I loved them at the beginning but now I hate them because both have the left side ports arranged at the front. When I plug in the printer, the USB stick or mouse I always disconnect them by accident … with the hand.
The battery life time is crazy long and now everything works under Linux. Still the case is too raw for this price class and also the sound is VERY ugly. I think this model if for those who want things done fast with a robust laptop. For consumers interested in a laptop that looks good there is the Ideapad series with models like , … or what the code is. I use at my laptop a 2. Other use headphones, but not to loud so that the hearing is not affected.
These days there is a laptop for each consumer type, but for coding this is the one… in my opinion. Setting up my T with Ubuntu Is there anyway to view the status of both the internal and rear batteries as they charge and discharge? In Windows I could actually see the status of both batteries when I first used it out of box. Could you please give a few more details on how you solved the LAN connection issue?
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications. Subpixel matrix Lenovo ThinkPad P14s. Slight backlight bleeding shown intensified here. Colors calibrated.
Grayscale calibrated. Saturation calibrated. AdobeRGB: Outdoor cloudy. CPU-Z caches. CPU-Z Mainboard. CPU-Z Memory. We did not notice a CPU limitation in battery mode. System performance. DPC latencies. LatencyMon Drivers. Mass storage.
CrystalDiskMark 5. AS SSD. Access Time Read: 0. Access Time Write: 0. Score Read: Points. Score Write: Points. Score Total: Points. No graph data. Graphics card. Gaming performance. Noise emissions. We did not notice any coil whirring in this Lenovo notebook. Noise Level Idle. Power Supply max. Power management: Lenovo PC delivers good battery life. Energy absorption. Key: min: , med: , max: Metrahit Energy Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements.
Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here. Battery life. Charging time: minutes. SPECviewperf battery test: 98 minutes. Cons - Heat problem. Conclusion: A ThinkPad T14 with a different name. Price and availability. Editor of the original article : Benjamin Herzig - Managing Editor - articles published on Notebookcheck since After writing reviews as a hobby, I then joined Notebookcheck in and have worked on device reviews and news articles ever since then.
My personal interest lies more with laptops than smartphones, with business laptops being the most interesting category for me. Technology should make our lives and work easier and good laptops are an essential tool for that to happen. This is why laptop reviews are not just my work but are also my passion.
My main responsibility as an editorial assistant is maintaining the Library section, which aggregates reviews from other publications and channels. In addition, my daily breakfast is Notebookcheck's long list of new content, which I comb through to select the most interesting topics for translation from English to French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch.
Please share our article, every link counts! Benjamin Herzig, 4 Update: 3. Average of class Workstation The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers. In comparison, all tested devices range from 0. This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
Average of class Workstation 5. Average Intel Core iU 3.
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