For most business people, there’s really no need to use a true business laptop. You can just use any regular laptop which you can get for cheap, and even an ultrabook will do. But some people want to be certain they have a really good and dependable PC they can use for work, and they don’t mind paying a bit more. If that description fits you, then you ought to take a look at the Lenovo ThinkPad 450s.
Like most laptops, you can customize the Lenovo ThinkPad 450s to a great extent. However, you may want to get the base processor with the Intel Core i5-5200U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.70 GHz) but with 12GB DDR3L-1600 4G Base+8G (1 SoDIMM) for RAM if you’re really serious about getting a serious business laptop. You should also opt for the 512GB Solid State Drive, SATA3 hard drive and get the 4″ FHD (1920 x 1080) Touch Screen.
The Lenovo ThinkPad 450s measures 13.03″x 8.90″x 0.83″ and weighs about 3.5 pounds. That’s not bad considering that you get a laptop that’s certified for military specifications. It also has a lot of ports including 3 USB 3.0 ports, an integrated smartcard reader, and ports for VGA, mini DP, RJ45, FPR, a mic and headphone combo, and a 4-in-1 reader.
We recommend that you get the backlit keyboard as well, and it comes with the Next-generation Clickpad. The stereo speakers are decent enough and come with Dolby sound. As for the batteries, you have 3-cell internal with the 6-cell rear battery. It’s rated for 19 hours.
Pros and Cons
When it comes to business laptops nothing can quite compare to the Lenovo ThinkPad 450s. The keyboard configuration is perhaps the best among all laptops, and the screen is sharp and responsive. The specs can also handle just about any application you throw at it. You also have the ports that many business people need but which can’t be found in your ordinary ultrabooks.
In fact, it can handle anything life throws at it because of its legendary ruggedness and durability. When you’re on the road, accidents inevitably happen, but the Lenovo ThinkPad 450s can take any of your spills and knocks with equanimity.
Yet despite all these features, the Lenovo ThinkPad 450s is easy enough to bring along in a bag or case. The long battery life is a true luxury as well.
Then again it’s not without some drawbacks. First of all, you have to pay around $1,500 for this laptop. It’s decidedly not cheap. Also, Lenovo didn’t quite anticipate the great demand for the ThinkPad 450s, so it’s not always available. And even when you do find a seller that has this model in its inventory, it may take several weeks to process your order.
If you want a laptop you can truly rely on for business use, the Lenovo ThinkPad 450s is a great choice. Hopefully you can afford it and are lucky enough to find one, because you’re certainly not alone in wanting to buy it. Let’s just say buying it is a wise business investment.