Lenovo ThinkPad T400s: Rocks you like a hurricane

Are your ready to rock? The Lenovo ThinkPad T400s is -- like all the best rockers -- skinny but tough. And very loud

They don't make things easy for us, the folks who name names for laptops. The Lenovo ThinkPad T400s is the latest addition to the Lenovo T series, and may be nominatively related to the T400, but is in fact closer to the Lenovo ThinkPad X300. It's certainly thin, and tougher than most, as well as being louder. Let's see if it goes up to 11.

The 14.1-inch T400s is clad in a second-generation carbon fibre monocoque. As well as making it very thin -- 21mm -- Lenovo reckons it gives the T400s enough tough to be run over by a 12-tonne truck. Except it isn't; it won't turn on. Still, at least the hard drive survives.

Chip choices are from a selection of Intel 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo processors, with a choice of solid-state drive storage up to 128GB or a 250GB hard-drive.

Features include a fingerprint scanner, USB port, a 2-megapixel camera and optional card reader, Blu-ray, Bluetooth and ultrawideband. The speaker volume has been tripled over the T400 for an improved VoIP experience, as well as blasting AC/DC and rocking the heck out.

Speaking of rocking out, here some tornado chasers take the T400s and attempt to rock you like a hurricane.

US price starts at $1,599 (£985) for the basic model. Features, storage and tornadoes cost extra. No word on UK pricing and availability yet, but we'll keep you posted -- and remember: rocking out is always free.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.


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