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Lenovo ThinkPad T470s

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad T470s. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the screen and durability are generally positive. The battery and portability also get good reviews. There are some critical opinions about the energy efficiency and image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad T470s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470s – What is the best display option?

 

Agony of choice. We compare the displays for the new ThinkPad T470s. WQHD, Full HD or touchscreen – how does the choice influence the picture quality as well as the battery runtime?

Lenovo still equips expensive business laptops like the ThinkPad T470s with mediocre Full HD screens. There is a trend towards higher resolution panels (often with better characteristics), but there are much better Full HD panels on the market. This is...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470s (Core i7, WQHD) Laptop Review

 

High-end business. We review the top-tier configuration of the new Lenovo ThinkPad T470s. Besides a healthy amount of memory as well as storage and a new Kaby Lake processor, the Chinese manufacturer also implements a brighter WQHD panel. We are a bit...

light and sturdy case ; bright WQHD panel ; great keyboard ; numerous security features ; LTE integrated ; USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ; long battery runtime ; 3-year warranty

high temperatures ; limite CPU Turbo ; significantly reduced performance on battery power ; inconvenient position of the USB-C port ; high price

The ThinkPad T470s is one of the devices that Lenovo updated only a little this year. The previous T460s was already a very good business notebook, so this is not a big issue. The new ThinkPad T470s is still a good business notebook with a light as...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470 Review: All Business

 

The ThinkPad T470 is very much a ThinkPad: that means a durable design with proven reliability. There's a lighting fast PCIe SSD under the hood, an industry-leading keyboard, and one of the best batteries we've seen on a business notebook.

Fantastic Keyboard ; Mindblowing battery life ; Strong performance

Dim display ; Poor sound quality

Honestly, there’s very little to nitpick when it comes to the Lenovo ThinkPad T470. Sure the display is a bit dimmer than we would have liked and the audio quality can produce a tinny sound, but the laptop’s focus isn’t multimedia. This is an...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Charles P Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo Thinkpad T470s Review

 

This premium 14-inch business notebook offers a good mix of business-friendly features and battery life, but is it outdone by Lenovo's own ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th generation/2017)?

Competitively priced ; Excellent keyboard and touch pad/pointing stick ; Supports snap-in docking solutions ; Good IPS screen

Chassis could feel more solid ; Slightly larger than previous generation model

The ThinkPad T470s is an upgrade over the outgoing ThinkPad T460s, and a solid competitor to the Dell Latitude 14 7000 (7480). It combines a healthy mix of business-friendly features, including a good screen, first-class input devices, docking...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470s

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad T470s isn't revolutionary, but is a reliable and travel-friendly business laptop loaded with modern features and ports, making it a worthy upgrade to its predecessor.

Light and portable design. Touch screen. Myriad port and connectivity options. Comfortable keyboard. Long battery life.

Feature set and performance don't stand out among similarly priced competitors. Lacks removable battery.

The ThinkPad T470s doesn't bring any real innovation to the field, but rather, incrementally improves on a proven concept with some smart updates. It has a current-generation processor, the latest ports, a travel-friendly design, and new security...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Andrew E. Freedman (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470s Review

 

Light, slim and packed with ports, Lenovo's ThinkPad T470s ($1,124 to start; models tested range up to $2,102.99) offers the strong performance, great keyboard and overall versatility of Lenovo's popular ThinkPad T470, but it weighs a much lighter 2.9...

Great keyboard; Little bloatware; Solid performance; Thin and light

Below-average battery life; Poor screens on lower-end models

The Lenovo ThinkPad T470s is a thin computer with strong performance and a wonderful keyboard, but competitors offer lower weight or longer battery life.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: (techaeris.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470S review: Great battery, nice screen, good performance

 

Business and home users will enjoy a lightweight laptop with a very nice HD display with great viewing angles.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Jamie Bsales (computershopper.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470s Review and Ratings

 

The refreshed ThinkPad T470s brings a faster CPU and other enhancements to one of our favorite thin-and-light laptops. It isn't cheap, but near-perfection rarely is.

Top-notch screen ; Excellent keyboard ; Good pep, battery life in test configuration ; Deep connectivity ; ThinkPad durability

Upgrades make it pricey ; Low-res Webcam

The T470s comes with Windows 10 Home by default, or you can step up to Windows 10 Pro, as on our tested machine, for $30. All models come with what Microsoft calls "Windows 10 Signature Edition," a clean build of Windows with no trialware, third-party...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470s – Welches Display sollte man nehmen?

 

Die Qual der Wahl. Wir vergleichen die verfügbaren Displays für das neue ThinkPad T470s. WQHD, Full-HD oder Touchscreen – welche Auswirkungen hat das auf die Bildqualität sowie die Akkulaufzeit?

Lenovo bleibt seiner Linie treu und verbaut auch bei einem teuren Business-Laptop wie dem ThinkPad T470s weiterhin nur mittelmäßige Full-HD-Bildschirme. Der aktuelle Trend geht zwar hin zu hochauflösenden Bildschirmen (die dann oft auch bessere...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.it)

Recensione Breve del Portatile Lenovo ThinkPad T470s (Core i7, WQHD)

 

High-end business. Abbiamo recenseito la configurazione top del nuovo Lenovo ThinkPad T470s. Oltre all'enorme quantità di memoria e di spazio di archiviazione ed al nuovo processore Kaby Lake, il produttore Cinese usa anche un luminoso pannello WQHD....

case leggero e robusto ; luminoso pannello WQHD ; eccellente tastiera ; molte features di sicurezza ; LTE integrato ; USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ; ampia autonomia ; 3 anni di garanzia

temperature elevate ; CPU Turbo limitato ; prestazioni ridotte con la batteria ; porta USB-C scomoda da usare ; prezzo elevato

Il ThinkPad T470s è uno dei dispositivi che Lenovo ha aggiornato quest'anno. Il precedente T460s era stato già un buon portatile business, quindi non era un'operazione difficile. Il nuovo ThinkPad T470s è un buon dispositivo business con uno chassis...

Apr, 2017
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3268
Audio Decoders:Dolby Audio Premium
Audio system:Dolby Audio
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1 / 2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):24 / 26 / 49 / 49.5
Battery life (max):10.5 / 13.9 / 18
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 3+3

Camera

Colour sensor:N
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:MIL-STD-810G
Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Glass fiber, Magnesium / Magnesium / Polyphenylene sulfide
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):700:1
Display brightness:250 / 300
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1926 / 0x5916 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel Iris Graphics 540 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:Swiss / UK English / US English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Number of pointing stick buttons:1
Number of touchpad buttons:3
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 20 / 24 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:12 / 20 / 24 / 32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):20 / 24 / 32
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 16 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / Y
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC):N
SIM card support:N / Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WWAN:N / Y

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD-ROM,DVD-RW DL
LightScribe:N
Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

L2 Cache:512
LAN controller:Intel I219-LM
Number of WLAN antennas:2
Warranty note:3 Year On-site / Standard Warranty - 3 years OnSite, Battery Warranty - 3 years OnSite
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus pen:N
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:N
Electronic compass:N
GPS (satellite):N
Gyroscope:N
Proximity sensor:N

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4b
Microphone in:N
SmartCard slot:N / Y
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
L3 Cache:4
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3 / 3.1 / 3.10 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 3.9
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.6 / 2.60 / 2.7 / 2.70 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I5-6300U / i5-7200U / i5-7300U / I7-6600U / I7-6660U / i7-7500U / i7-7600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-7600 Mobile Series / Intel® Core™ i5-6300 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1 / H0 / K1
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Processor ARK ID:88190 / 88192 / 91169 / 95443 / 95451 / 97466 / 97472
Processor code:SR2F0 / SR2F1 / SR2JL / SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR33Z / SR340
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 24 / 42 x 24 x 1.3
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office, McAfee LiveSafe / Microsoft Office, McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC / MMC,SDHC,SDIO,SDXC / SD / SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 180 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / NVMe 3.0 / NVMe 3.0,PCI Express / PCI Express / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 128 / 180 / 256 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:226.8 / 227 / 232.5
Height :19.9
Height (front):1.69 / 1.8
Height (rear):1.88 / 2
Weight:1.32 / 1.35 / 1.58 / 1.65
Width:331 / 336.6