Cons: Warranty, Support, Weight, Included Software, Build Quality, Screen size
"After using it for more than one month, I was very disappointed by the general performence of this laptop. The design is rough, it's heavy , more over, the fan is always making noise for every five minutes even though only running the chrome. This is not the THINKPAD I thought before, the legend of which might has been ruined. Maybe, it is because I have choice a wrong type which is not suitable for me and I have no chance to change it anymore."
Cons: Warranty, Input/Output compatibility, Included Software, Display performance, plays sound through speakers headphones connected
"Fast. Windows User Experience scores for processor, hard disk, and memory 8.0, 8.05, and 8.0.
Touch pad is nearly useless w/ out of-the-box settings.
Problem with headphones after connecting (keeps playing through speakers) - several restarts needed to fix the problem.
Display is the worst for color, brightness, and viewing angle. I'm stuck with the infamous LG display, LP140WF1-SPK1 (model can be found in hardware diagnostics section of BIOS). I'll upgrade to AUO-manufactured screen, that, according to the internet, gives a significant improvement over the poorly made LG screen.
The FHD-IPS screen is $200 extra, and we have to replace the awful LG screen. What gives? We don't find macbook owners whining about poor display quality all over forums now do we?
"The new keyboard and touchpad are great, and the build quality is as good as ever. The 1080p IPS display is also a big step up over older Thinkpads that had subpar TN displays. The only real con is that they gimped the trackpoint by removing its discrete buttons so they could give you an enormous multitouch touchpad instead. The trackpoint is an archaic leftover from the 1990's that I'm amazed people even still use, so it's hard for me to complain much about that design choice. Also, the performance of this laptop is pretty impressive. Between the Haswell i7 and Kepler based GPU, you could even have a pretty decent gaming experience on this if you wanted."
"First let me state that I have deployed THOUSANDS of ThinkPad's to my corporations user base for more than two decades. Every model from the T22 to the T440. With that said, this touch-pad is terrible for a touch-pad user and even worse for a Track-Point user such as myself. If I wanted a MAC like touchpad I would have bought a MAC! Please ditch this design or start giving out free Bluetooth mice with every ThinkPad because the new touchpad is truly awful..."
"The keyboard is excellent, it is possible to configure the trackpad to use the top part as buttons, so you can use them with the TrackPointer as with previous models with physical buttons, or you can disable this function to be able to use the whole trackpad.
The fan is quieter than I anticipated considering that this is a powerhouse compressed into a 14" laptop. I installed a clean edition of Windows 8.1, and made sure I had the proper drivers from the Lenovo support site, and I am really satisfied with everything this computer has to offer.
The weight is surprisingly low considering the components you get in this. I highly recommend this computer to everyone who wants a high performance laptop. If you prefer thin, light weight computers then go for the t440s instead."
"I really like the laptop in general, bar one thing - the trackpad. It is practically unusable, so you will find you will need to carry a mouse with you all the time. This obviously is not desirable for a mobile device. It surprises me Lenovo could not get this right. It is by far the worst trackpad I have ever used."
"I work for a company, which has 150000 employee worldwide. I asked all my colleagues, who have X240 or T440p about their opinion and thats what they said: Your Laptops were good, because they were different. Their design WAS different. Now you made the same mistake that all other producer made."
"-Power supply is completely new, with a non-standard USB-looking power connector. -440 series uses a brand new docking station. -Trackpad no longer has positive click buttons below it. It feels oh so cheap. -Lights on the keyboard for wireless, hd activity, CAPS, etc. have been removed. I'm still looking.
I buy these for our business. We've got docks and power supplies set up already in several conference rooms. I have loaner systems and numerous spare power adapters (with the "standard" Lenovo round plug). I buy docks and power supplies from 3rd party suppliers at great discounts.
Lenovo has simply abandoned small (large ?) businesses by "consumerizing" what used to be solid, reliable, ergonomically-friendly business class laptops."
"Pros: -Value compared to other brands -Backlit keys
Cons: -Lower overall build quality vs T420/430 -Noisy Fan -No buttons on track pad -New docking station not compatible with previous version -New power supply pin not compatible with previous versons
I have a bunch of T420's and some T430's, unfortunately the new batch of 440p's I have don't live up to the build quality of previous T-series machines. I regret giving up my T420 for what I though was an upgrade in this T440p.
The fans are very loud, some of the keyboards click and clunk when using some keys."
"I have this laptop since November 2013, and i use linux. One issue was that the thinkpad wireless didn't had drivers for linux. However, the intel wireless cards have. The laptop is amazingly fast, has incredible battery, etc, it's simply awesome. There is one drawback, from my point of view. In my opinion, there should be an option for WQHD display, because im looking over 9 hours per day to the laptop screen, i think it's the most important part of the laptop for me. It's FHD display is quite good, but not as awesome as i wanted. However, because of every other awesome feature, i ha chosen this laptop, and i'm so satisfied with it. The keyboard is simply amazing too"
"I've owned my T440p for two months now, and the new trackpad button design is still nearly unusable. About 5% of all clicks are misinterpreted by this laptop. The middle button is confused with the left button and the right button, randomly. Sometimes it gets stuck believing the left button is the right button, until I reboot.
No amount of fiddling with settings has improved this situation. I have the latest drivers. I'm angry that Lenovo considered this reliable enough to sell. Do not buy it if you often click on anything."
Cons: Wireless card, Included Software, Build Quality
"The only thing i like about new look is touchpad... Things i really do NOT like: 1. it's not black-black, and 2. where is the barrier on the top of the screen-side. 3. you took things that make thinkpad series cool, and different from any other product and then made it exactly like every other lap-top...
"This is the worst thinkpad that I have purchased since 2003. I owned the T40, X61T, T420 and now this T440p. Cheapest feel so far and have bad build quality. The trackpad is horrible to use and click sound is way too loud. The trackpoint is neutered in this box - why even include it without physical buttons - it is unusable. The display light bleed is horrendous and the lid feels flimsy. And finally the fan makes this annoying whining noise whenever it spins up. I used to love Thinkpads and would recommend them to family and friends. No way anymore after this experience!!"
"I was a Dell XPS user for 5 years and used Think pad T420 at my work..... The worst trackpad and this is not what we are looking for when we spend big bucks.....Drivers incompatibility.....applications get hung...... Noise....lots more .....don't waste your money on this"
"I've owned my T440p for about a month. I had looked forward to owning a Lenovo for many years, but have always settled for economy brands until recently. I fell in love with the hardware instantly, but the "value add" Lenovo software continually tripped me up on "sleep" (close lid) and even when leaving unattended, resulting in my having to kill a session and cold-start at least 3 times EACH DAY until I finally uninstalled the Power Saver and fingerprint scan software. Now it seems to work as a very good Windows laptop should. Lenovo should default to pure Windows system software, and offer a strict opt-in option for their value-add software, same as they do for the offered Norton anti-virus software (also not wanted)."
"I am a Thinkpad user for over 3 years, I love the classic design of the precious model such us T420 and older but since the T430 released I don't see the Thinkpad spirit anymore, please give us back the classic style"
"I previously owned an ancient T60p in 2006, and after years of heavy usage, it cannot function properly anymore and now it was time to purchase a new ThinkPad. My T60p has withstood of heavy physical abuse, such as rough handling, drops from the second story of a building, fallen down through stairs, and went through a car crash that shattered a window (I was clumsy in not securing it that time), and it was still working! Granted, the chassis suffered cracks and chipping on the sides, but I never replaced any parts, because everything was consistent. As I purchased the T440p, I dropped it once from a table and the chassis split and the LCD screen cracked with dead pixels introduced, and broke into pieces as I picked it up after 1.5 months of usage."
Cons: Video card, Input/Output compatibility, Keyboard/peripherals
"Compared to the Thinkpad T410 I own now:
Pros: -- Fast CPU (i7 4800mq) -- More RAM (up to 16gb) -- 1080p display
Cons: -- New Touchpad (No buttons????? I need physical buttons!!!). -- Poor touchpad/clickpad implementation (if it ain't broke, don't fix it!!!). -- No latch lids (things end up sliding inside when I carry it in my bag or backpack). -- New keyboard layout (I prefer the classic one found on my T410, it makes my job easier). -- Flat palmrest (ends up cutting into my wrists when I do coding for a long time, I'm a programmer, unlike the T410 which has rounded palmrest edges). -- No expresscard slot.
I ended up returning it. I'll continue to use my Thinkpad T410. In the future I'll have to look elsewhere for a serious professional machine. Bye Lenovo."