This is in general also true for the heating of this notebook, which is also kept within a limit. This forum had a solution, though: The standard 6-cell battery has a usable battery life of up to nearly 4 hours. However, its inward-sloping edges can make it difficult to locate ports and expansion slots, the webcam is basic and battery life could be longer. In contrary to a genuine business notebook, the demands on loudspeakers are rightly higher for the Lenovo Thinkpad SL, because this notebook is positioned in between consumer and business notebook. The Lenovo SL tries to look thinner than it actually is by a wedge-edged design.

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Even if the Thinkpad SL belongs to the entry-level notebooks of the Lenovo Thinkpad business series, it provides a number of security features. This website uses cookies.

Quality journalism is made possible by advertising. It is also decently blackwhereas the red trackpoint is still the only colour accent. If closed, it lenoco with the base unit, and is so able to well cushion shocks in case it falls. Message 4 of 5. The flanks are wedge-shaped towards the back, so, the interfaces are rather hidden and difficult to access.

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For the asking price, the build quality is excellent and the sl5500 usability makes it a pleasure to use.


The SL offers the usual Thinkpad qualities in terms of stability of the case. Although the system fan starts running shortly after power on, its measured noise level of Report Inappropriate Content tags: Message 2 of 5. L – BIOS update 1. Only the Ericsson Fg made a bit of trouble.

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The right side of the case provides the audio ports headphones and microphone close to the front and two USB 2. Left of it there is the Kensington lock and the power connector and right of it an analogue VGA out. Our test sample was also equipped with this display version. Depending on the selected configuration the SL is either more an Office Intel HD Grafik lejovo or, if equipped with more powerful components, a multimedia notebook.

The measured noise level of leenovo At least this was also the idea of Lenovo’s creatives.

Lenovo intends to attract attention of the very big number of potential customers in the low price category by the lenovl of the Thinkpad SL series. The surface temperatures of this notebook were very similar to its noise emissions. Thinkpad for Everyone Lenovo intends to attract attention of the very big number of potential customers in the low price category by the launch of the Thinkpad SL series. Even under load the noise level stays rather low.


Depending on the chosen options, a fingerprint reader allows an easy and efficient access control to your system. But, not because of the especially high emissions.

Especially if a notebook is predominantly used on-the move, this is a fact that should not be neglected. If you do not work with your velveteen gloves on, unappetising fingerprints and many highly visible dust particles are unavoidable.

Lenovo Thinkpad SL – External Reviews

This is ideal, if you constantly need to connect your notebook to different networks. On the right flank, close to the back there are furthermore a modem and a LAN port. The role of materials has been obviously exchanged compared to the T series.

The standard 6-cell battery has a usable battery life of up to vkdeo 4 hours. Due to a capacity of mAh It’s up to the user, which of these methods is finally more elegant.

However, this notebook does not have a transport hook, which would secure the display if closed.