Lenovo ThinkPad T460 (Core i5, FHD) Notebook Review

ThinkPad P50s_3For the original German review, see here.

About a year ago, Lenovo launched the Broadwell-based T450 predecessor of the current ThinkPad T460 on the market. The looks have not changed much, and the specifications are quite similar, with the exception of screen and CPU. The T460 is a highly mobile business laptop for high demands. As appropriate for the category, it scores with more than enough performance, almost legendary input devices, quiet operation and very long battery life for its target group. Buyers who prefer a slimmer device will perhaps find one among the ThinkPad TXXXs ultrabooks, such as the direct T460s counterpart. The high-quality ThinkPads from the E and L series, which have inherited many positive traits from the T series, are considerably less expensive.

We have selected devices that have a similar size, purpose, performance and price as the review sample, and that are currently the main rival of the T460:

  • HP EliteBook 840 G3
  • Dell Latitude 14 7000 Series E7470
  • Lenovo T460s-20F9003SGE

For better orientation, we also use Lenovo’s ThinkPad T460s-20FA003GGE with an i7-6600U and WQHD panel for performance measurements.

As is standard in the series, the T460 can be configured extensively. The screenshot below shows the available components. Our review sample with the model number 20FN003LGE comes with the frugal Intel Core i5-6200U ULV CPU with 2 cores and Hyperthreading, the processor-integrated Intel HD 520 graphics, 8 GB of RAM, a 256 GB SSD, various security features, and a non-touch IPS panel. Mobile Internet (optional) is not on board. Once again, the installed battery is supplemented with an additional, removable unit. Both have a capacity of approximately 23 Wh.

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