SL Series awards
 
award Great Laptops for the Savvy Business Traveler
ThinkPad SL400
Leaving PC World, December 2008


Most Impressive Laptops
ThinkPad SL400
Leaving PC World, December 2008


Top 10 All-Purpose Laptops
ThinkPad SL400 (#1)
Leaving PC World, December 2008


Top 10 All-Purpose Laptops
ThinkPad SL400 (#1)
Leaving PC World, October 2008
CNET Rating: 7.5 Very Good
ThinkPad SL400
Leaving CNET, October 2008
award 4 out of 5 – Recommended
ThinkPad SL400
Leaving Laptop Logic, August 2008
award Rating: 8.0 - Very Good
ThinkPad SL300
Leaving Computer Shopper


Rating: 7.8 - Very Good
ThinkPad SL500
Leaving Computer Shopper


The Best Budget Notebooks
ThinkPad SL500
Leaving Computer Shopper, December 2008


Rating: 8.2 out of 10
ThinkPad SL400
Leaving Computer Shopper, August 2008
award 4 out of 5 stars
ThinkPad SL400
Leaving PC Magazine, August 2008
  
Press quotes
"Enter the Lenovo ThinkPad SL300, SL400 and SL500, which are designed - and priced - specifically with you in mind. These models contain most of the features that have made ThinkPad a standard (most notably the excellent keyboard and security features) but leave out the enterprise-oriented features that drive up the price. The result: notebooks that let small business owners and sole proprietors switch to a ThinkPad, without the cost penalty."
Leaving Smart Business Computing, November 2008
"Overall, the SL400 is a sound business laptop...Its combination of performance and value places it near the top of our charts."
Leaving PC World, November 2008
"Lenovo pushed all the right buttons when it crafted the ThinkPad SL400 business laptop. It's portable enough to suit most road warriors, but fast enough to keep their apps running smoothly."
Leaving Computer Shopper, August 2008
"Compared to similar offerings from Dell, HP, and other companies the SL series is still looking pretty good because Lenovo was able to leverage the existing ThinkPads in order to put out a very solid product."
Leaving Geek.com, August 2008
"The laptop, a Vista Business-based Lenovo ThinkPad SL500, is astonishingly powerful...It posts a Windows Experience Index score higher than that of my desktop machine back home, and the typically excellent ThinkPad keyboard and 15-inch widescreen display makes this machine even more comfortable to use than that desktop."
Leaving Windows IT Pro, August 2008
"The Bottom Line: The Test Center can recommend both the ThinkPad X200 and the ThinkPad SL 400...The SL 400 can simply give VARs a strong weapon to win sales in small-business accounts."
Leaving CRN ChannelWeb, July 2008
"Designed from the outset as an SMB offering, the ThinkPad SL series aims to combine value with performance while still offering the features that matter the most to small and medium businesses."
Leaving eWeek Channel Insider, July 2008


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T Series awards
 
award Editors' Choice, 4 out of 5 stars
ThinkPad T530
Leaving LAPTOP Magazine, September 2012

Editors' Choice, 4 out of 5 stars
ThinkPad T430s
Leaving LAPTOP Magazine, August 2012

4 out of 5 stars
ThinkPad T430
Leaving LAPTOP Magazine, July 2012
award 4 out of 5 stars
ThinkPad T430s
Leaving NotebookReview.com, July 2012

3 1/2 out of 5 stars
ThinkPad T430
Leaving NotebookReview.com, June 2012
  
Press Quotes
"Lenovo's 15-inch ThinkPad T530 combines exceptional performance, a gorgeous display and a comfortable keyboard in a top-notch business notebook."
Leaving LAPTOP Magazine, September 2012
"The Lenovo ThinkPad T430s is a first-class business notebook that strikes just the right balance of power, portability and endurance."
Leaving LAPTOP Magazine, August 2012
"...the [ThinkPad] T430s is easy to recommend as [a] portable but powerful business machine with a build quality which should allow it to last."
Leaving NotebookReview.com, July 2012
"With its larger key surface, slightly stronger tactile feedback and even more satisfying sound, the new keyboards found on the ThinkPad T430 and the rest of Lenovo's 2012 T, W, and X series ThinkPads provide an even better typing experience than their industry-leading predecessors."
Leaving LAPTOP Magazine, July 2012
"The Lenovo ThinkPad T430 has everything a business user could want--durability, performance, longevity and security in a well-designed package. The new Precision Keyboard is superb, making this notebook comfortable to use for long stretches."
Leaving LAPTOP Magazine, July 2012
"...the [ThinkPad] T430 is almost bulletproof. Chassis strength is excellent; it literally has no flex. Battery life with the extended 9-cell is an unbelievable 15 hours. It has plenty of input/output ports including DisplayPort with audio. And lastly it's a reasonable value..."
Leaving NotebookReview.com, June 2012


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X Series awards
 
award Best Business Notebook [of 2012]
ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Leaving LAPTOP Magazine, December 2012

4 out of 5 stars
ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Leaving LAPTOP Magazine, August 2012

4 out of 5 stars
ThinkPad X230
Leaving LAPTOP Magazine, May 2012
award Editors' Choice, rated 4 out of 5
ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Leaving PCMag.com, August 2012

Editors' Choice, rated 4 out of 5
ThinkPad X230
Leaving PCMag.com, July 2012
award 4 out of 5 stars
ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Leaving PCWorld, August 2012
award 4 out of 5 stars
ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Leaving COMPUTER SHOPPER, August 2012

4 out of 5 stars
ThinkPad X230
Leaving COMPUTER SHOPPER, July 2012
award 4 out of 5 stars
ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Leaving GIZMODO, August 2012
award 3 1/2 out of 5 stars
ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Leaving NotebookReview.com, August 2012

Editors' Choice, 4 out of 5 stars
ThinkPad X230
Leaving NotebookReview.com, May 2012
  
Press Quotes
"The ThinkPad X130e takes the lessons Lenovo learned in the business market and pulls them together into a rugged mini notebook designed for students...essential for unforgiving classroom environments."
Leaving Notebooks.com, April 2012
"...if you consider the built-in accelerometer to protect the hard drive and all the other fortification features, the Lenovo ThinkPad X130e effectively becomes one of the more affordable ruggedized laptops on the market..."
Leaving PC Magazine, February 2012
"The education-focused Lenovo ThinkPad X130e is built to take a beating from schoolchildren, offers a great keyboard, and lasts all day on a charge."
Leaving LAPTOP Magainze, January 2012
"...[the X1] looks and feels great, is a joy to work on, boots fast, remains responsive even when multitasking, and has a really nice display."
Leaving PC World, May 2011
"...Every business notebook user is also a consumer. And consumers are going to enjoy working and playing on this ThinkPad [X1] more than any of it's predecessors."
Leaving GottaBeMobile, May 2011
"While all of Lenovo's ThinkPads have strong keyboards, the ThinkPad X1 features the best laptop keyboard we've ever tested."
Leaving Laptop Magazine, May 2011
"...[the X1] has the compact size and portability like a netbook, with the performance of a laptop."
Leaving Slash Gear, May 2011
"...we like the X1. A lot. It's as thin and durable as it is ergonomically sound, it performs briskly, and particularly thanks to those strong speakers, we can see people snapping this up even if their lives aren't scheduled around meetings and business trips."
Leaving Engadget, May 2011
"...sure to be a hit with ThinkPad fans--and most everyone else. [The X220] is fast and light, has a great 12.5-inch display, and continues the company's enviable tradition of superb input ergonomics, offering an innovative buttonless touchpad and a long-stroke keyboard."
Leaving PC World, April 2011
"...[the X220 is] arguably the best 12-inch business notebook currently on the market ... and we won't argue."
Leaving Notebook Review, March 2011
"This powerful, lightweight ultraportable is for true road warriors. The [X220's] top-notch speed and features demand a premium, but it's still today's best value for a serious business productivity machine."
Leaving Computer Shopper, March 2011
"...we have been blown away by what this 2nd Gen Core i5 powered ultraportable can do all while delivering up to 15 hours of real world battery life!"
Leaving GottabeMobile, March 2011
"...an amazing piece of engineering when you factor in all the features it squeezed into a 12-inch frame. It enlarged the keyboard and screen, while shedding some weight in the process. As a road-bound ultraportable, it had to be the most battery efficient in its class–and it was...the X220 is the fastest business ultraportable and in a league of its own."
Leaving PC Magazine, March 2011


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X Series Tablet awards
 
award 3 1/2 out of 5 stars
ThinkPad X230t Convertible Tablet
Leaving LAPTOP Magazine, September 2012
  
Press Quotes
"Lenovo's ThinkPad X230 Tablet is a strong business notebook with a comfortable keyboard, long battery life and a display that responds well to both touch and pen input."
Leaving LAPTOP Magazine, September 2012


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W Series
 
Award Connell's Top 5 Gadgets
ThinkPad W700ds
Leaving Fox Business, January 2009
Award Seven Cool Gadgets – Best of Consumer Electornics Show
ThinkPad W700ds
Leaving Fox News, January 2009
award Best of CES 2009
ThinkPad W700ds
Leaving InfoSync, January 2009
PC World Best of 2008 – Most Impressive Laptops
ThinkPad W700
Leaving PC World, December 2008
award Best of 2008 – Best Desktop Replacement
ThinkPad W700
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Press quotes
"The dual-display is well constructed and stable. I saw the internals in a mock-up and you don't have to worry about the side screen flapping in the breeze."
Leaving JkONTheRun, January 2009
"Since tower workstation users typically work with two screens on their desk, one for their project and another for menus and other open applications, the W700ds lets them go mobile without giving up that convenience."
Leaving Computer Shopper, January 2009
"In a landscape where thin, light, and compact notebooks are becoming the norm, Lenovo's ThinkPad w700ds is a behemoth --but with good reason. This is quite possibly the ultimate notebook for graphics professionals and photographers."
Leaving PC World, January 2009
"Two screens are better than one. ... The Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds is the very first notebook computer to actually sport two displays: a 17-inch main display, plus a second 10.6-inch display that slides out the right side like a leaf in a dining room table. It even pivots forward to provide the optimum viewing angle alongside the main display."
Leaving Digital Trends, January 2009
"Of course, while the second screen is likely why most people are interested in this notebook, the ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation still offers all the unique features and capabilities offered in the ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation that included the industry's first built-in digitizer and built-in color calibrator."
Leaving Notebookreview.com, January 2009
"Unleash your creativity with W700: the photographer's mobile studio."
Leaving TabletPC2.com, December 2008
"The ThinkPad W700 may seem understated, but it's a top-flight laptop. For on-the-go graphics artists or anyone looking for the ultimate mobile workstation, it's hard to beat."
Leaving PC World, December 2008
"The Lenovo ThinkPad W700 is not only a desktop replacement; it's also a desktop-size machine. This laptop incorporates many of the latest mobile workstation features while also packing in a few unusual--and very welcome--goodies for the graphic artist or CAD designer."
Leaving PC World, December 2008
"What's perhaps more impressive is the W700's absolutely gorgeous 17-inch LCD panel, which has a 1,920 x 1,200 native resolution."
Leaving Computer Power User, February 2009
"Lenovo's latest ThinkPad doesn't only offer a second screen, but sets a new standard in mobile productivity....the ThinkPad W700ds is all about business, making it perfect for everything from editing video to working with high-end computation and visualization programs."
Leaving Computer World, December 2008
"While vendors such as Acer, Toshiba and HP employ big-screen notebooks in the name of entertainment, the ThinkPad W700ds is all about business, making it perfect for everything from editing video to working with high-end computation and visualization programs."
Leaving Computer World, December 2008


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