Labs Gallery: The Lenovo T400s Furthers the ThinkPad Lines Workhorse Rep

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Labs Gallery: The Lenovo T400s Furthers the ThinkPad Lines Workhorse Rep

by Cameron Sturdevant

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Lenovo T400s

The Lenovo T400s weighs 3.91 pounds with the optical drive and is 13.3 by 9.5 by 0.89 inches when used with the six-cell, 5.5-hour battery. The T400s has a 14-inch display and uses either an Intel Core 2 Duo SP9400 (2.4GHz) or SP9600 (2.53GHz) processor.

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Improved Usability

The Esc key is now larger, and the speaker bar runs along the side of the key tray (left). The speaker and microphone are both controlled with keys equipped with orange LED indicators (top).

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More Big Keys

The Delete key is bigger, and the Backspace and Enter keys are well-placed and easy to strike without looking.

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Textured Touch-pad

Lenovo enlarged the touch-pad on this model and gave it a slightly textured surface to distinguish it from the flush-mounted bezel.

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Left-side Ports

Ports on the T400s include (from left to right) a USB 2.0 port, Mic/Headset combo jack and a 34mm Express Card or five-in-one media card reader.

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Back Ports

Here you see the ports on the back of the system (from left to right): VGA, RJ45, powered USB 2.0, USB/eSATA combo port and DisplayPort.

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Right Side

My test T400s was equipped with a DVD/CD-RW combo drive. Blu-ray DVD is an option.

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ThinkVantage Tools

ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery is just one of myriad laptop maintenance and service tools that are included with the T400s and accessed via the tried-and-true "blue button."

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ThinkPad Security

It's simple to use the fingerprint reader to increase the security of portable data.

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