Pros

  • Great connectivity options
  • Fantastic software suite

Cons

  • Case isn't as solid as other ThinkPads
  • Not a huge shock, but lackluster sound

At A Glance

This entry-level ThinkPad offers features (and software) one expects, once limited to lower-end models.

Manufacturer’s Description

The new ThinkPad SL400 Notebook designed for a small business with a 14.1" display that strikes a great balance between portability and desktop replacement.Like every ThinkPad, the SL400 Notebook is black to give it a serious, businesslike exterior.Its glossy finish gives it an edgier, more personalized look.Its vibrant-view and anti-glare displays deliver an outstanding picture, whether viewing spreadsheets or watching videos.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 2743EGU
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 4.10 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 14.10 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1280 x 800
HDCP Supported Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model GMA 4500MHD
Storage
Storage Size 160 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA/150
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Lenovo Group Limited
UPC Code 884942294372
Manufacturer Part Number 2743EGU
Brand Name Lenovo
Product Name ThinkPad SL400 Notebook
Marketing Information

The new ThinkPad SL400 Notebook designed for a small business with a 14.1" display that strikes a great balance between portability and desktop replacement.Like every ThinkPad, the SL400 Notebook is black to give it a serious, businesslike exterior.Its glossy finish gives it an edgier, more personalized look.Its vibrant-view and anti-glare displays deliver an outstanding picture, whether viewing spreadsheets or watching videos.

Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/
Product Line ThinkPad
Product Series SL400
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), xD-Picture Card, xD-Picture Card Type H
Standard Memory 2 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-667/PC2-5300
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • ThinkPad SL400 Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model Wi-Fi Link 5100
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.5"
Width 13.2"
Depth 9.7"
Color Black
Built-in Devices
Microphone Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core 2 Duo
Processor Model T5870
Processor Speed 2 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 2 MB
Bus Speed 800 MHz
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model GM45 Express
Software
Operating System Windows Vista Business Downgradable to Windows XP Professional
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad, Trackpoint
I/O Expansions
Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/54

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 84.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Battery
Battery Life 5:08:13 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 308.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 369.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 336.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 479.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 375.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 706.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 254.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 792.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 236.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 28.21   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 22.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 26.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 20.69   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 20.17   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 27.87   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 20.87   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 29.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 76.49   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 53.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 393.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0