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

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Mar 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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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The ThinkPad T450 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad T450 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

We checked 4,358 expert and owner reviews for Lenovo laptops and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T450 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad T450 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst portable PCs of this age.

We compared all the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2735185_price] is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the MSI GP72 2QD[plb_3008884_price] (2.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad T450 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad T450 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad T450 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that were released one year ago have an HDD storage medium. 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad T450.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media to this notebook PC and we think the XPS 13[pl_2705334_price], and the XPS 13[pl_2705334_price] both from DELL or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2891833_price] which is cheaper; or the Latitude 12 E7240[pl_2962186_price], and the Latitude 12 E7240[pl_2962186_price] both from DELL which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad T450 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad T450 also have a full-size keyboard.

Other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to look at include the Lenovo ThinkPad W550[plb_2800102_price], or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2891833_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Lenovo X250[plb_2977632_price] is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad T450 has a better processor family than most laptops that have been available for more than a year. This laptop has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago the processor family ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad T450 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad T450 also have a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad W550[plb_2800102_price], and the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2891833_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Other laptops which also have a front camera that you might want to consider include the HP EliteBook 840 G2[plb_2993347_price].

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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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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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 notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T450. Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad T450 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad T450 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad T450 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think a cheaper portable PC such as the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2882106_price] or you might consider a higher rated portable PC such as the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] are also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2831123_price].

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ThinkPad T450 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad T450 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo ThinkPad T450 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

At 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad T450 has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad T450. The cache memories of similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T450 range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T450 is 3.1MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. The Lenovo ThinkPad T450 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad T450 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad T450. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

We compared all the other 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the DELL XPS 13[plb_2705334_price], and the Lenovo ThinkPad T550[plb_2738522_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T450[plb_2771075_price] (360GB), the HP ProBook 450[plb_2870447_price] (500GB), or the DELL Inspiron 17 5000[plb_2843189_price] (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad T450 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh. The battery capacity of the Lenovo ThinkPad T450 of only 23 watt-hours is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad T450.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The ThinkPad T450 is a three battery cell count notebook PC.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad T450 have speaker power of between 1W and 4W. At only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad T450 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad T450.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T450

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad T450 over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad T450 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might want to consider including the XPS 15[pl_2529933_price], or the XPS 13[pl_2705334_price] both from DELL or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2729360_price] which is cheaper.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad T450[pl_2771075_price] (12GB), or the T450s[pl_3046986_price] (12GB) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Average Battery Life

At 10.08 hours, the ThinkPad T450 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

If this laptop battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the ThinkPad T450[pl_2771075_price] (10.1h and cheaper), or the T450s[pl_3046986_price] (10.16h and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the ThinkPad T450 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad T450.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 14" portable PCs currently available including the DELL Latitude 14 5000[plb_2719791_price], or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2729360_price] which is cheaper.

If this Lenovo laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T550[plb_2776436_price] (15.5"), the HP 15[plb_2747148_price] (15.6"), or the Toshiba Satellite P50-C[plb_2978047_price] (15.6") which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 1.7 kilograms, the ThinkPad T450 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2729360_price] (1.6kg), or the DELL Latitude 14 5000[plb_2719791_price] (1.8kg) which is also cheaper.

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