Thanks a lot for the info :)|
On Friday, 09 May, 2014 02:32 AM,
Martin Klepáč wrote:
I have recently purchased T440 and have used X240
at work so I feel qualified enough to respond to
your request :)
X240 has a fantastic full HD display, while my T440
has "just" 1600x900 resolution. Overall, the
performance of X240 should be higher, but that
depends on the exact model. Nevertheless, I feel
that 2-core i5 is sufficient for most applications.
Beware that my current T440 with i5 has a single RAM
slot, so only 8GB might be used (4GB currently being
I am not a big fan of the new touchpad which consists
of a single piece (this applies to both types).
Moreover, I feel that it is pretty noisy compared to
other laptops. When you browse the web for some time,
you will find some modifications of Xorg.conf that
will cause the touchpad to behave as if it consisted
of three physical buttons.
The keyboard is fabulous on both models - Lenovo knows
how to create a notebook suitable for work :)
When it comes to compatibility with Linux, I have been
very satisfied - I use Debian testing on T440 and Kali
Linux (former BackTrack; based on Debian) on X240. No
manual driver compilations, firmware for Wifi is hidden
under "firmware-iwlwifi" package.
Battery life is superb on both models, approximately 7 hrs
with low power consumption (no wifi, lower brightness).
Overall, if I were you (assuming that you have enough money,
to be honest...), I would go into X240. Otherwise, T440 is
still a solid option, but you will have to get used to the
touchpad thing - especially if you are a fan of former