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Lenovo ThinkPad T450
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Lenovo ThinkPad T450 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

$2,239.50
$1,619.25 $620.25 cheaper than 21 days ago
2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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Ready For BusinessWith all of the connections ports businesses require, plus the newest Intel Core i Series processors in a sleek, lightweight, and durable package, this laptop is built for... More
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21 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Good Brand

Lenovo medium processor core laptops have good reviews on average and across all laptops Lenovo is one of the superior brands.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad T450 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad T450 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T450.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the MSI GP72 2QD (2.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad T450 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this spec and age. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs that were released more than a year ago is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad T450 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most laptops that came out more than a year ago. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad T450.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

There are a number of other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might want to look at including the Z30, or the Z30 both from Toshiba or the HP ProBook 650 ($927.22) which is cheaper; or the DELL Latitude 12 7000 which has better reviews.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z40 (SSD).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad T450 is 6.2GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T450 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the ZBook 14, and the ZBook 14 both from HP is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad T450 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The best processor family of all laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad T450 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad T450 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad T450 also have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper laptops such as the ThinkPad T540 ($507.59), or the ThinkPad W550 both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Tecra Z40.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad T450 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this type and age.

Other portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider include the T450 ($1,299.99), or the ThinkPad T540 ($507.59) both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the HP Elitebook 1040 G2 is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad T450 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T450. The average maximum turbo frequency of laptops of this age and spec is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

With a maximum WiFi data rate of 867 megabits per second, the ThinkPad T450 has one of the fastest maximum WiFi data rate amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average maximum WiFi data rate of notebook PCs of this type and age is 490 Mbit/s.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad T450 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the ThinkPad T450 has a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the HP Elitebook 1040 G2, and the Lenovo ThinkPad T440 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the HP EliteBook 820 G1 is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad T450 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB. The ThinkPad T450 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T450.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ThinkPad T450 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The ThinkPad T450 is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

Medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T450 have cache memories of between 1MB and 4MB. The Lenovo ThinkPad T450 has a quite big cache memory (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad T450.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad T450 is 3.1MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad T450 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T450 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

There are a number of other 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at including the Asus UX303LA which has better reviews; or the HP ZBook 14 which is cheaper.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T440 (500GB), or the HP ProBook 440 G2 (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The ThinkPad T450 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The screen sizes of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad T450 range from 10" to 18".

There are a number of alternative 14" laptops currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T440.

If this Lenovo laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad T550 (15.5" and cheaper), or the ThinkPad W550 (15.6" and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T450 range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 47Wh. At only 23 watt-hours, the ThinkPad T450 has a very small battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T450.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad T450 have between two and eight battery cells, including the ThinkPad T450 which has three battery cells.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year is 1W, the highest is 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad T450 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T450.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T450

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Battery Life

At 10.08 hours, the ThinkPad T450 has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

If you would prefer a laptop with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z40 (10.5h), or the Lenovo L450 (10.7h) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

The ThinkPad T450 has a fairly standard weight (1.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad T450.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the ProBook 440 (1.8kg and cheaper), or the ZBook 14 (1.7kg and cheaper) both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440 (1.8kg and cheaper).

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Specification

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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
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Storage Medium
Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
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Display
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Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
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