Lenovo’s ThinkPad T460s Is a Winner For the Productive Worker


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It’s durable, at the same time of maintaining a balance between design and productivity.


Despite the immense variety in laptops, and the stress that can go along with having too many choices, there’s surely a reason for having options. The many niches these machines fit into can be very helpful. If you’re looking for an on-the-go device, strictly for web browsing and emails, go forsomething simple and cloud-based, like a Chromebook.


lenovo-thinkpad-t460s-nw-g04If you’re in need of a real tough device, adaptable to your changing work environments, go for something rugged, like Dell’s Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet. For those who need to get plenty of business done on the daily, perhaps you could try out the new Lenovo ThinkPad T460s. It’s durable, at the same time of maintaining a balance between design and productivity.

Sure, the choices are endless when laptop shopping, but at least there’s plenty of pros over cons with the ThinkPad T460s. Laptop Mag touts it as “the best tool for getting work done”. Business News Daily even says, “workers can’t go wrong with the Lenovo ThinkPad T460s” . Does this mean I can buy this thing and instantly become more productive? Let’s see.

The Lenovo ThinkPad T460s, at 3.8 pounds and 13.4 x 9.2 x .83 inches (much lighter and thinner than its predecessor, the T450s), features a 14-inch, 1920 x 1080p display. Laptop Mag says there is a spill-resistant keyboard, and “smile-shaped” keys with good amounts of travel. It has been designed to withstand more than the office by the way, with a MIL-STD 810G durability rating to handle high temps, altitudes, and vibrations.

LENOVO-THINKPAD-T460-PHOTO-2Powered by Intel’s Core i5 CPU (configurations range from the i3 to the i6), the T460s sports up to 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. It also packs an integrated Intel HD Graphics 520 GPU- not enough for a hardcore gamer, but fine for the casual gaming sesh and plenty of HD video. Finally, ports and connectivity include 2 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, mini DisplayPort, Ethernet, headphone jack, 4-in-1 card reader, Kensington lock slot, and optional Smart Card reader. Expect the T460s to run a good 7-13 hours depending on the configuration you choose. But, rest assured, the very helpful PowerBridge technology from Lenovo (including an internal 3-cell battery, plus a removable 3-6 cell spare), will keep your machine running longer than most.

It isn’t the sleekest, sexiest designed laptop you’ve ever seen, but you better believe it’s compact enough for carrying all day, and feel comfortable on your lap. It’s built to be durable, with a good amount of security, comfort, and battery reliability. You’ll find intense amounts of productivity with this thing, and multitasking will be a breeze (you’d have to try real hard to get this thing to lag). Prices start at $909 for the base model, but I’d say most business folk would opt for something like the previously described model, priced around $1,362.

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