"The fans are so annoying. They are running almost constantly making it a pain to use this for longer periods. Changed the HDD to a SSD to make sure it wasn't spinning from the HDD that caused the noise. Even if im on desktop not doing anything, the fans are running. The building quality seems weaker than earlier thinkpad models. The touchpad have a hard time registering right click (often takes it as a left-click).
Other than that, I'm fully satisfied with this product - BESIDES THE NOISY FANS. It delivers what I expected for CPU, GPU and speed. Overall a fine machine for the price."
"Good laptop for the money, I went with the HD+ display, i5 processor and 8gb memory. Runs great and is quiet. Battery is pretty good for a laptop, but will not last 8+ hours like advertised. Typical Thinkpad look, it may not be the prettiest laptop on the market, but it will get the job done. I prefer the old touchpad like the one on my W520."
"Good Internals, good screen, and good camera. The rest is junk for the price. The housing is flimsy, cheap and feels like basic ABS plastic. I broke off a tab for the under panel just increasing the RAM. Why aren't all the USB ports 3.0? No back glow on the keyboard either. Also doesn't have the same dark finish as in the pictures, the one I was given is more matte charcoal colored. Don't waste your money on this, get a T series for the same price roughly and a much better build quality. Lastly, they changed the connector for charging the laptop which means all the other bricks I have available for other users when they forget there wont be usable"
Cons: Display resolution, Weight, Included Software, Display performance
"This laptop could never be on the level of other Thinkpad lines such as T or X series, but it is not too bad either. Battery is good for me, usually lasts about 4 hours of average use. Performance is smooth and fast, although once in a while it hangs for seconds. Build quality is good, but not up to normal Thinkpad quality. the keyboard is ok, although I like the old keyboard better.
Some disadvantages are mediocre screen and bloatwares. The screen has terrible viewing angle; the anti-glare thing doesn't help.
I have never had any problems in general. I bought this on Black Friday at $600 with some good specs, so I think it is a good deal for me."
"Amazing laptop. You can get the best configs(-SSDs) for less than $900.
What's good: Durability of a ThinkPad. I love the 5 point touch pad.
What I din't know: The standard WiFi that comes with this laptop isn't good. I din't know about it till I started using it. (ThinkPad Wireless 2 x 2 BGN with Bluetooth). This laptop is just too good except for that. I wish I could change it now..
If there's anyone from the lenovo team who's reading this review, can you please tell me how I can upgrade the Wireless for this laptop? Would appreciate it."
"I am extremely disappointed with this laptop. Despite only having it for about a month, the plastic is already chipping and coming apart, resulting in it looking very used already. I could not even consider returning it because I did not have the computer in my hands until after the 21-day window had already ended.
Would not recommend to anyone, and I will probably avoid purchasing any Lenovo products in the future. The quality has plummeted on the Thinkpad line since IBM sold it, its a real shame."
"I just purchased this model for graduate school. My needs: mobililty, no frills, a long battery life, a dvd drive, and good performance for running business/stats software. Quad core i7 4702MQ, 4 gb mem, 1 tb HDD, 9 cell, AC wifi, and HD+ screen. 9 cell battery life under normal use 9:15, which is really great. Laptop is a great size/weight even with 9 cell battery, kept cool and quiet, and has a great display with the HD+ upgrade. Solid build quality, plastic casing feels very rigid and tough. I would recommend going for 8 gb of ram. Trackpad is quirky and sensitive and difficult to right click. Overall a great no frills business/school laptop that gets the job done and competes with the Macbook on every level while retaining the functionality of Windows."
"We've been using Dells for several years and thought we'd evaluate something new. Overall, it's a nice system. The 1600x900 screen is good and bright, although contrast/brightness changes severely with vertical angle. I like the keyboard and the touchpad, both provide excellent feedback. The speaker is much better than the previous Dells I've owned. The system does not have LED indicators showing wireless status, disk ops, etc, which could be inconvenient but hasn't been yet. It seems solid enough and well constructed.
The battery life is the real disappointment. I get 3.5-5.0 hours on a full charge. Customer service can't tell me what to expect for battery life, despite the fact that the L440 page states 12+ hours. They have sent me a new battery, with the same result."
"I have been a decade-long ThinkPad fan and opted for the more budget-friendly and "green" L440 when my 2-year-old T-series laptop was stolen, but the L440 has not been impressive thus far. Rather than the "up to 12 hours" that is touted as the battery life, I too have found it to be closer to 5-6 hours. I am also not a fan of the new integrated trackpad buttons. I am probably averaging 3 click attempts per actual effective click, which is frustratingly inefficient and causes repetitive movements, but I am waiting to see if it loosens up over time before sending it back."
"What I needed was a notebook that just worked without any frivolus features and this one did just that. The intergration of the TrackPoint's button isn't as intuitive as dedicated buttons. Battery life was below advertised with 5 hours at the most with a 6-cell and there is not UltraBay support for a second battery. The NGFF SSD makes the notebook much snappier, startup is less than 8 seconds. In the end, though it isn't as feature filled, it does the job."