Editors Liked

  • USB 3.0 only
  • ThinkPad design and features remain intact
  • Can be configured with Windows 7 or 8
  • Dual pointing devices
  • Ruggedized construction
  • Internal roll cage, magnesium alloy base and carbon fiber lid
  • Dual videoout and docking port
  • Improved AccuType keyboard with greater feedback
  • Higher contrast and brightness compared to T430 and T430s
  • New glass trackpad is responsive and very large

Editors Didn't Like

  • No flash storage
  • No touch screen
  • Sealed battery
  • Screen limited to 1,600by900 resolution
  • Small sacrifice to rigidity due to slimmer chassis
  • Narrower display bezel for a slightly weaker lid
  • Louder fan under medium to high loads
  • No dedicated Nvidia GPU options
  • Inaccurate colors if not calibrated
  • Only 2x USB ports
  • Non removable battery