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Lenovo Makes Thinkpad T400s Official

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 11 comments

Lenovo has officially announced the T400s following the release of videos in which employees put the computer to the test under a number of extreme conditions.

Until today, all we had were rumors about what was inside the T400s. Lenovo today confirmed that the super-thin laptop would pack either a 2.4 GHz or a 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo, a 128 GB SSD or a 250 GB HDD, a 9.5 mm slim DVD burner or Blu-ray player, Ethernet, WiFi, optional WiMAX / WWAN / Bluetooth / ultra-wideband, a 34mm ExpressCard slot (or 5-in-1 card reader), VGA / DisplayPort outputs and nearly six hours of battery life.

The company has also released three docking stations for users of the super-slim laptop in the form of the ThinkPad Port Replicator Series 3, the ThinkPad Mini-Dock Series 3 and the ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus 3 all of include a range of multi-monitor support as well meeting your USB, Display Port and eSATA needs.

Pricing starts at in or around $1,599, depending on the configurations you choose with the computer, and is available in the U.S. immediately. If you missed the videos of the laptop getting run over by a truck or being left out to withstand the horrors of a tornado, check out the videos below.

We’re guessing not too many of you would be willing to drop nearly $1,600 on a laptop just to run over it with a DOW truck but who knows, maybe there’s a spent thrifty reader willing to prove us wrong.

T400s Run over by DOW

The ThinkPad T400s Goes Tornado Chasing

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    matt2k , June 23, 2009 2:06 PM
    haha, advertising at its best. i actually want one of those now :) 
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    TheMan1214 , June 23, 2009 2:37 PM
    i giggled when i saw this and the boss asked me hwat was funny, said tornadoes were and he just wlaked away
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    jeraldjunkmail , June 23, 2009 3:01 PM
    But does it play Crysis? I'm not even joking, no video card specs? So? DOES it play Crysis?!?
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    Anonymous , June 23, 2009 3:20 PM
    Looks like it is integrated only... :( 

    they should put one of the new DX11 cards in there when they come out
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    gcolefla , June 23, 2009 3:24 PM
    probably doesn't play crysis, i am sure it is all onboard, i want to see a normal car run it over. I don't really expect it to survive 13 tons.
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    aspireonelover , June 23, 2009 4:50 PM
    I'm gonna do a bullet test once I get my hands on that T400. Since I don't have a real gun, I'm going to use my Pellet gun and shoot that thing. I'm pretty sure that the bullet is going to bounce off the T400.
    On the other hand...
    I'm pretty sure it's not used for gaming (that's right, not even crysis), rather more for business, travelling. This machine is a tough beast!
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    Transmaniacon , June 23, 2009 6:30 PM
    Idea for a new PC vs Mac commercial, which one is more durable?
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    njalterio , June 23, 2009 7:13 PM
    Huh?

    The Thinkpad T400s have been out for a while now. Heck, I'm on a T500!

    I'm guessing this is a newer version or something? Would be nice to have some clarification in the naming scheme.
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    belardo , June 23, 2009 8:45 PM
    T500 doesn't mean its better than a T400. The T is the series, the #00 is the screen size. This is how Lenovo changed their model #s.

    But the T400S (Theres an S in there) I gather for "Slim" is a thinner version of the T400, but not as expensive or thin as the X300.
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    belardo , June 23, 2009 9:07 PM
    transmaniaconIdea for a new PC vs Mac commercial, which one is more durable?


    Or which computer is on top. That, the MacBook would be a ThinkPad's bitch. It's a black thing.

    Thing is, the ThinkPad W has optional Wacom pad built-in or a 2nd LCD monitor, optional Quad Core CPU. It's there to get-her-done.
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    njalterio , June 25, 2009 11:06 AM
    BelardoT500 doesn't mean its better than a T400. The T is the series, the #00 is the screen size. This is how Lenovo changed their model #s.But the T400S (Theres an S in there) I gather for "Slim" is a thinner version of the T400, but not as expensive or thin as the X300.


    Oh geez....I see now. I didn't realize the "s" was part of the model name at first, I thought it was just making it plural. Thanks for the heads up.