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Lenovo 2743-89U ThinkPad SL400 14.1" Notebook

by Lenovo
3 customer reviews

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  • Box Contents - ThinkPad SL400 2743-89U Notebook, 6-Cell Lithium-ion Battery Pack, AC power adapter, Power Cord; Software Bundle - Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Office 2007 60-Day Trial, McAfee VirusScan Plus 30-Day Subscription, 1-Year Standard Limited Warranty
  • Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26 GHz Processor
  • 3 MB L2 Cache, 1066 MHz Bus speed
  • 2048 MB DDR2 (PC2-5300, 1 chip) RAM Max - 4GB
  • 250 GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive
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Product Description

Notebooks with Intel Centrino Core 2 Duo technology helps keep your workforce mobile, managed and secure. And with industry-leading performance, you'll get faster wireless connectivity speeds and the longest possible battery life. ThinkPad SL series gives you best-in-class audio and video with the HDMI port standard on all models. ThinkPad SL protects your investment and your valuable data with several reliability features. Its Active Protection System protects your hard drive when sudden movement is detected. Its spill-resistant keyboard protects the internal components of the ThinkPad SL by funneling spilled liquid to a drain hole in the bottom of the system. The user-friendly Rescue and Recovery tool lets you quickly diagnose and recover from an external virus or spyware so you can get back to you business as quickly as possible. Like every ThinkPad, the SL Series is black to give it a serious, businesslike exterior. Its glossy finish gives it an edgier, more personalized look. Its widescreen displays deliver an outstanding picture, whether viewing spreadsheets or watching videos. You also get the famous ThinkPad keyboard; renowned for its full array of keys and excellent feel. With all these features built-in, makes it perfect for business or school use, so order yours today. 14.1 diagonal WXGA (1280 x 800, 200 nit) TFT Display Integrated 2.0 Megapixel Webcamera Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD Graphics card DVD+-R/RW Drive Intel WiFi Link 5100 802.11a/b/g/n Bluetooth v2.0 Realtek RTL8111C Gigabit LAN 7-in-1 Reader (MMC, Memory Stick, MS Pro, SD, SDHC, XD, XD Type H) ExpressCard 54/34 Slot 4 x USB 2.0, IEEE-1394, Headphone out; Microphone-in, VGA, HDMI, RJ-11 (Modem), RJ-45 Approximate Unit Dimensions - 13.2 (W) x 1.46 (H) x 9.7 (D) Approximate Unit Weight - 5.5 Pounds


Product Details

  • Item Weight: 8.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 8.3 pounds
  • ASIN: B001F0Z4YQ
  • Item model number: SL400
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #369,253 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By V Rajan on October 1, 2012
I bought this laptop for just $850 in 2009. Over the last 3+ years, I have taken on trips, meetings, airports, buses and just about everywhere and it still keeps ticking as reliably as ever. I've spilt ice water on it by accident, left it running in the backpack, dropped it a few times onto the floor from the table and couch. Yet, I have never once had a hardware issue, be it faulty screens, touchpad, mic, camera or speakers. I've owned Acers, Dells (ugh), HPs, Compaqs, Macbooks and Toshiba laptops over the last 12 years. This is by far the single best laptop I've owned to date.

The other reviews on the web will complain about this laptop's build quality. That is a fair point, BUT ONLY when comparing it other thinkpads or the macbook. The low price of this laptop means that it does not have the magnesium alloy roll cage and hinges which give Thinkpads their brick like hardness. But when comparing it to any other laptop on the market, the build quality is one cut above. Even with a plastic case, there is no flex on this laptop. You can try to bend it and it won't budge. Even after thousands of openings and closings, the lid hinges snap perfectly shut.

The keyboard is good enough to deserve a review of its own. Many thinkpad users have told me about the awesomeness of a Thinkpad keyboard. I thought it an exagerration until I used this laptop. I am now sold. The Thinkpad Island keyboard is arguably the best laptop keyboard I've ever used and possibly even rivals several desktop keyboards. Unfortunately, Lenovo has recently changed this famous keyboard and replaced it with a chiclet design on newer laptops. While most reviewers don't see this as a problem, Thinkpad diehards still believe that the Island keyboard of old is the best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carlo on April 15, 2012
Be aware that the product seems to have a defect with the left hinge of the screen. There are multiple complaints and it is always the left hinge. other problems are with its cooling fans- in less than 1 year of owning it, I had to return it to the service center to be repaired. The laptop would get a fan error and just shut down.

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Eaton on January 3, 2011
I have owned this laptop (SL400) for around 1.5 years. All I can say is the build quality is horrible. I have three main issues with the laptop. The DC port on the laptop is loose and possibly a safety hazard. The LCD left hinge broke, so the LCD was dangling on one hinge (until I fixed it). The keyboard is acting up, some keys I have to press hard to get it to register. I treat my laptops with care and all of my previous laptops never had this many issues after 1.5 years of use. Time to try a different model or maybe even a different brand.
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