1. Lenovo Thinkpad L470: Priced at Rs 56,000, gadget is tough enough for any job

Lenovo Thinkpad L470: Priced at Rs 56,000, gadget is tough enough for any job

The L470 is made of premium materials and layers of reinforcement.

By: | Published: August 24, 2017 3:32 AM
The L470 is made of premium materials and layers of reinforcement. With a chassis made from glass and carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic, the ThinkPad has a solid and durable build. (Reuters)

Meet the latest Lenovo ThinkPad – L470. Yes, we are talking about the newest addition to the immensely popular ThinkPad notebook computer line, an iconic American brand that is now in the hands of the Chinese PC and mobile phone maker, Lenovo. The ThinkPad has been the gold standard in reliability since 1992. For years, business users have been in awe of these enterprise business laptops that simply power them through their day. My reference is to those users who are less discerning about devices and technology, who just want the shortest, reliable route to getting the job done. Their business computer of choice has to be a ThinkPad. Cut to present. The L470 carries the rich legacy of the ThinkPads even further. This laptop is ideal for those users looking for the highest possible performance; the best part is it does not come with a high price tag.

The L470 is made of premium materials and layers of reinforcement. With a chassis made from glass and carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic, the ThinkPad has a solid and durable build. It comes in a charcoal-black finish, has a slim 14-inch display and the acclaimed keyboard that is ergonomically designed to make typing more comfortable and to reduce errors. The keyboard features white and gray lettering, while buttons above the touchpad have red and purple accents. Switched on, the L470 has a full high definition display. Its images are sharp though at times I found the screen to be somewhat dim. The machine has numerous ports that are helpful in business settings. On its left side, the laptop has a power adaptor, USB 3.0 connector and 3.5mm headphone jack. The right side features a SIM card slot (for those who buy it with a 4G modem), two USB 3.0 connectors, a mini DisplayPort, Ethernet, VGA-out and a Kensington Lock slot, while the front lip has an SD card reader.

There is ample storage and good battery life too, all combined to keep you smiling. The laptop is available with Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Signature Edition, which eliminates trial ware and unwanted apps. No distractions for end users, easy to provision by IT professionals. To put it bluntly, a no-nonsense operating system. Pairing the new 7th Generation Intel Core i processors with Intel Optane memory means the L470 is a high-performance machine, with the power to handle whatever your business throws at it. Intel Optane technology lets you release the true power of the Intel Core processor, eliminating bottlenecks with fast storage memory that nevertheless stays non-volatile. This means that you simply kick it into high gear, and don’t look back.

Moving further, you can choose your drive too. When you configure your L470 storage, you can go with the latest and fastest PCIe solid-state drive or a larger-capacity mechanical hard disk drive. Each has advantages; go with whichever will integrate better with your company and preferences. L470 has all the battery power you need —more than 12 hours—to move from your desk to meetings and elsewhere, and stay productive throughout the business day with plenty of charge left afterward. With bottom-mounted speakers that are loud enough to fill a small-to-medium conference room, the ThinkPad L470 produces clear sound as well. I checked out this notebook for over two weeks and it is a light and speedy machine with great performance. It has a fantastic keyboard that provides an enjoyable typing experience. The powerful 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7600U processor ensures solid performance for multitasking and productivity. In a nutshell, the L470 is a business laptop to the core and hence it finds a strong recommendation.

SPECIFICATIONS
○ Dimensions: 339 x 235 x 23.9 mm
○  Display: 14-inch FHD Slim 250 nits IPS AG
○  Processor: Up to Intel Core 7th gen i7-7600U
○  Operating system: Up to Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
○  Storage & memory: 1TB HD 5400RPM; Up to 32 GB (2 DIMM) DDR4 memory
○  Graphics: Intel HD Graphics, AMD Radeon R5 M430 (2GB DDR3L)
○  Battery life: 21.72 hours
○ Weight: 1.87 kg
○  Estimated street price: Rs 56,000

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