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Lenovo ThinkPad T470

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad T470. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and battery. The durability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the image quality and screen.

keyboard, performance, durability, battery, portability

sound, screen, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad T470 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad T470 exemplifies the mainstream business laptop, with a no-nonsense body, manageable weight, excellent keyboard, dual pointing devices, and long battery life.

Comfortable keyboard. 17 hours of battery life with upgraded battery. Hot-swappable battery. Ethernet port and Thunderbolt 3 port.

Muddy sound. Matte screen finish dulls colors.

In many ways, the Lenovo ThinkPad T470 might be close to ideal for business. It has classic aesthetics, is powerful enough for most office tasks, is comfortable enough to satisfy a wide range of business users, can be configured up or down depending on...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470

 

There are lighter business laptops and systems with more processing power, but the ThinkPad T470 offers the best balance between portability and usability on the market today. Whether you're a corporate IT manager, a worker bee in a cubicle or just an...

Epic battery life; Best-in-class keyboard; Thunderbolt 3 port; Speedy PCIe SSD

Dim screen; Tinny sound

With epic battery life, a fantastic keyboard and every possible port, the ThinkPad T470 is a productivity worker's dream machine.

Apr, 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

Fantastic Keyboard ; Mindblowing battery life ; Strong performance

May, 2017

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470 (Core i5, Full-HD) Notebook Review

 

New revision of the business classic. The ThinkPads from the T-series represent typical business notebooks for many users. Lenovo does not only equip the new T470 with modern processors and ports, but also a completely new chassis. Update: Luminance on...

sturdy chassis with good build quality ; excellent input devices ; mate IPS screen with wide opening angle ; good system performance ; comprehensive security features ; Thunderbolt 3 with USB-C ; quiet and cool operation ; long battery runtime ; decent...

high color deviations and low color gamut ; tinny sound ; high price

The new ThinkPad T470 put up a convincing performance in many sections, despite some drawbacks. The new chassis is only slightly smaller and lighter than before, but both the build quality and the stability are very good. The keyboard is still one of...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Jamie Bsales (computershopper.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470 Review and Ratings

 

The T470 is tops among midsize business or college-bound laptops. It delivers durability, configurability, and a wealth of features—plus the best laptop keyboard money can buy.

Durable design ; Excellent keyboard and screen ; User-swappable (and hot-swappable!) battery ; Very good performance and battery life ; Attractive price

No option to upgrade to discrete graphics engine ; Ho-hum Webcam

As with the ThinkPad T470s, the T470 comes with Windows 10 Home (64-bit) by default, or you can step up to Windows 10 Pro, as on our tester machine, for $30. All models come in what Microsoft calls "Windows 10 Signature Edition": a clean build of...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470

 

beautiful design and robust build quality.

Bluetooth mouse drops connection when downloading plugins for other applications.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470

 

Connectivity

Prefer a separate mouse

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470

 

Battery life weight

no

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470

 

Great build quality, the keyboard is solid and responsive, the design is sleek yet robust and a great size for use at home or travel. Start up, use and shut down is fast and without any delay. Screen size and brightness is where it needs to be.

None. Some users have detailed screen brightness as an issue. Its perfect for long usage and everyday use. Its good for watching films.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T470

 

Excellent battery Rugged design Built to last

Display a bit dim

Aug, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):24 / 48
Battery life (max):10.5 / 13 / 13.9 / 18 / 19.3
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 3+3 / 3+6 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera signal format:720p
Infrared (IR) camera:Y

Certificates

Certification:MIL-STD-810G
Energy Star certified:Y
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance:Y
Wi-Fi certified:Y

Design

Colour name:Black
Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Glass fiber / Glass fiber, Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) / Glass fiber, Magnesium / Glass fiber, Plastic / Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), Glass fiber / 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):400:1 / 700:1
Display brightness:220 / 250
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:IPS / TN
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2304
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
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:0x5916 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:N / Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:N / Y
Keyboard language:French / Swiss
Keyboard layout:QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard:Y
Windows keys:Y

Memory

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

Networking

3G:N / Y
3G standards:WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 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, Not supported / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WWAN:N / Y

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:BD-RE DL,CD-DA,CD-R,CD-ROM,DVD-ROM,DVD-RW / CD-ROM / CD-ROM,DVD-RW,DVD-RW DL / DVD-RW DL
LightScribe:N
Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

Warranty note:3 Year On-site

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Toshiba Reliability Guarantee:Y
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4b
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N
SmartCard slot:Y
Thunderbolt 3 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
Power Management :Y

Processor

Bus type:OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
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:2.8 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.10 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 3.9
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type: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™ i3 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.40 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.6 / 2.60 / 2.7 / 2.70 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i3-7100U / I5-6200U / I5-6300U / i5-7200U / i5-7300U / I7-6600U / i7-7500U / i7-7600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-7300 Mobile 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
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
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:0.00 / 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® 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 / N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Processor ARK ID:88190 / 88192 / 88193 / 95442 / 95443 / 95451 / 97466 / 97472
Processor code:SR2EY / SR2F0 / SR2F1 / SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR2ZW / SR33Z / SR340
Processor package size:42 / 42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,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
Palm vein scanner: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 / N / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Language:French
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft Office / McAfee LiveSafe, Microsoft OfficeOptional operating system installed / Microsoft Office

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC / SD
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 128 / 180 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / NVMe 3.0 / PCI Express / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 128 / 180 / 256 / 500 / 512 / 628

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:226.8 / 232.5
Height :19.9
Height (front):1.69
Height (rear):1.88
Weight:1.32 / 1.58 / 1.6 / 1.62 / 1.65 / 1.75
Width:331 / 336.6