"I been a long user of Thinkpads, my first was a Thinkpad 355 that I had purchased back in 1998. I have always bought Thinkpads since, my last Thinkpad was the T410 that I am replacing with the T440s. I am very impressed and I don't see all the talk about the new touch-pad, I think it is a vast improvement. I highly recommend this computer, in fact, I buying two more, one for my wife and daughter. Keep up the good work!!!!! The only thing I would add is a video card option for this computer."
Pros: Processor, Memory, Video card, Storage, Display performance
Cons: Weight, Keyboard/peripherals
"The T440s keyboard is a bit dysfunctional. The Caps Lock key has no light, so a big notification pops up in the lower-middle of the screen when it's pressed. Other keys have lights, but not Caps Lock.
The other weird thing about the keyboard design is that by default you can't just hit the function keys, you have to press Fn-function key, unless you put it into Fn-Lock.
The advertised weight is without a secondary battery. With battery plugged in, the weight is over 4 pounds."
"Coming from Vaio S and Z-series laptops (loved both), and consider this T-series the best laptop I've ever used for business purposes. Screen is great; keyboard is a pleasure to type on; performance is seemless.
Minor gripe with trackpad. Not horrible, but it's clunky and a pretty mediocre foray into the uni-body trackpad space. It is bouncy and not very precise. That said, it is usable and I have over time learned to use it in a way that is efficient. But, when I have a solid surface to work on, I always plug in a USB mouse to avoid the trackpad altogether"
Cons: Video card, Display resolution, Display performance
"This laptop, is light, fast, has a fantastic keyboard and scratch pad but an abysmal screen.
The anti glare coating reduces the viewing angle significantly and the display seems pixelated to a degree even when it is at its highest resolution. If Lenovo could fix the screen it would be industry class.
If you are using it plugged into an external monitor its fine, but on the road you will think you need to get your eyes checked.
This is the only negative associated with this product. All the other features are superb so I hope they upgrade the screen at some point."
Pros: Battery, Input/Output compatibility, Weight, Warranty, Processor, Security Features, Support, Included software, Software compatibility, Memory, Bluetooth, Video card, Wireless card, Keyboard/peripherals, Screen size, Build Quality, Storage, Display resolution, Display performance, fast very fast
"I like the fact that It Is so fast, That Is probably because of the solid state drive. And all the different features this laptop has a lot, Although I did customize mine a little bit. But this is a very good,,,// correction It Is a Great computer...."
"I've been continuously using Thinkpads since 1999, this is my 6th one. So far the T440S is one of the best I've had except for one major problem, the sorry excuse for (lack of) mouse buttons. The T440S uses the upper portion of the trackpad as the mouse buttons. This is very clumsy and clunky compared to real buttons. After a week of trying very hard to get used to it, I still am struggling. It is bad enough to affect productivity. Unfortunately I may have to go with an external mouse for the first time in 15 years of using Thinkpads!! What were you thinking Lenovo, please bring back real buttons!!"
"Original review too long. In summary: Excellent notebook, significant improvement from T430s (love 1920*1080 screen option) BUT some odd design choices: - F1-F12 default to hotkeys for volume, wifi etc. Have to hold down Alt+Fn+F4 to close a windows in Windows instead of just Alt+F4. - Must remove T440s base to be add more memory/replace HDD. Fine, but aside from screws, base is held in by very flimsy plastic latches. - PSU connector changed despite similar output specs to T430s PSU. - Must turn off internal battery in BIOS before servicing. Warning sticker under external battery would be nice. - Physical switch to turn off Wireless radios removed. I use a mouse most of the time, but probably frustrating to use touchpad on plane."
"I've been using Lenovo laptops for 10 years now and this is one of the best laptops i've used.
My previous Laptop was a X220 which had better keyboard and the trackpad (with buttons!) was better. The Touch/trackpad in the T440s takes a while to get used to and I recommend disabling either one of them that you don't use.
I do however love the touchscreen and would recommend everyone to always buy computers with SSD drives - it makes a HUGE difference in performance.
What I've always loved about Lenovo is that they're so silent - and this is the main reason that I only buy Lenovo laptops."
"I will not recommend to buy this model to anyone because people used to trackpoint will not get used to new virtual buttons on touchpad, and one who use touchpad will not be happy with vertical lift made for emulating the buttons.
Also had lots of issues with built in fingerprint reader software and lenovo / windows updates. Wireless occasionally hangs, but not sure if its software or hardware issue. Brightness adjustment stops to work after some time until the reboot.
Before this purchase I was a loyal IBM and then Lenovo customer for many years. This purchase is the last drop for me."
"It might be fast and it does have a nice screen but the built quality is just average. Do not buy this laptop if you're a trackpoint user because the missing physical buttons make it impossible to left or right click, it just doesn't work. The whole touch pad is bouncing around and make a cheap noise,you have to hit it multiple times to trigger a mouse click. If Lenovo decides to not listen to its customers and changes the touch pad design back to how it was on the previous models the T430s will be my last Thinkpad!"
"This is a beautifully made extremely solid, very lightweight laptop. The keyboard is terrific (which, as a writer, is the key element for me), the FHD screen is fantastic - bright, great color - it took the upgrade to Win 8.1 without a hiccup and it just plain works, beautifully and elegantly. For dedicated Trackpoint users like myself, the new Trackpad is an adjustment. I have disabled the touchpad and reversed the buttons and that works for me. Otherwise, I would have given it 5 stars. Every other aspect of this machine is a big upgrade from the T410 it replaced."
"I bought this computer to replace a T400s that has been absolutely reliable for the past five years. The new T440s with the HD monitor (no touch screen), i7 processor and SSD is very fast. Keyboard is superb, as I would expect for a Thinkpad. Many reviews on the web suggest the touchpad is a problem, but I love it. Even though it takes a little getting used to, the tactile sense and operation of the buttons is very intuitive.
There are only two small issues that I have. Apparently the Bluetooth drivers for Win 8.1 do not allow for reliable connection to a Bluetooth mouse (same on another laptop running 8.1) and the fingerprint reader no longer can be used to turn on the computer. Otherwise, it is a superb computer."
"Just deployed these to a large number of employees at our company. We love everything about this model except the touch pad. Lenovo did a great job with the design except for the actual physical click component. Its way to springy and cheap feeling/sounding. In comparison, the mac trackpads have a solid short click that is easy to use. I'd imagine this would be an easy fix but Lenovo didnt change anything going from the T431s to the T440s. Maybe the T450s?"
"Let's face it- Lenovo is aiming the Thinkpad product line at consumers now. There is no longer the option to pay extra and get premium quality. Build quality and features are disappearing. I tried to use this device, but the new Keyboard is awful. No matter if you like or dislike chiclet keys, the layout is dysfunctional. The Trackpoint misses physical buttons now, and in my opinion they could just as well have removed it completely. If you want to use it blindly, the new "touchpad buttons" are quite useless. On the positive side, the IPS FullHD screen is really nice, and I would love to have that feature in the T410s that I'm still using (out of lack of appropriate alternatives)."
"The T440s is my 4th ThinkPad, my earlier ones being the T60p, T400, and X220 - and all are still in service. I've loved them all, and this one is no exception. I got the i7 with 8MB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The speed of this system is amazing and I'm enjoying the touch screen. I have to agree that the touchpad "buttons" take some getting used to, but I have found the touchpad to generally be more responsive than any others I have used. I haven't torture tested the batteries, but my impression is that they don't quite give the promised life."
Cons: Video card, Input/Output compatibility, Display performance
"With the SSD the T44s is fast! but the build is awefull.. keybord and trackpad the inputs and outputs. I like how small it is. But still the screen is awesome! but I heard from some people it bleeds afraid mine will do it to soon.
Waiting for a better Ultrabook in the T-series to come... and u all should to"