Editors Liked

  • Fast performance for productivity apps, music and video playback, solidly built
  • Solid construction; slim and lightweight; above average battery life; nice touchpad; lots of nifty little features
  • Lovely textured trackpad (ironically redundant given the multitouch screen). Still offers solid ThinkPad design and sturdiness. Turns Paint into Fingerpaint — fun!
  • Excellent quality and construction; thoughtful keyboard layout; inventive touchscreen features
  • Blazing fast performance, Best-in-class keyboard, Intuitive Simple Tap interface
  • Multitouch panel works well. Exquisitely thin. Modular optical drive included. Fast, energy-efficient processor. Nice resolution. Tough as nails. Phenomenal typing experience. Excellent green credentials
  • Excellent quality and construction; thoughtful keyboard layout; inventive touch-screen features
  • Responsive touch screen; excellent productivity performance; SimpleTap utility brings makes touch features more accessible; full security and durability features; solid-state-drive and WWAN options

Editors Didn't Like

  • Expensive multitouch feature
  • Pricey; no dedicated graphics processor; no DVD writer
  • Huge price markup for touch features. Massive performance, weight and battery hit. Stretching to use multitouch screen is uncomfortable for more than a few seconds, making extended touch usage nearly impossible and rarely accurate
  • Expensive; touchscreen features have limited real-world usefulness for most
  • Heavier than original T400s, High premium for touchscreen
  • No FireWire or extra card slot. No extended batteries available
  • Expensive; touch-screen features have limited real-world usefulness for most
  • Short runtime with standard battery; mediocre 3D performance; must choose between a card reader and an ExpressCard slot; early buyers must download touch utility