Lenovo Thinkpad T440s Ultrabook Review

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PCmark 7 and PCMark 8

Futuremark’s PCMark 7 is a well-known benchmark tool that runs the system through ordinary tasks, including word processing and multimedia playback and editing. Graphics and processor power figure prominently in this benchmark, but graphics power doesn’t play as big a role here as it does in another Futuremark benchmark, 3DMark (which is designed for testing the system’s gaming capabilities). This test also weights heavily on the storage subsystem of a given device.

Futuremark PCMark 7
Simulated Application Performance



The ThinkPad T440s delivered a solid score in PCMark 7, weighing in at number three in our test bank but just a hair behind the similarly-spec’d Yoga 2 Pro.

Futuremark PCMark 8
Simulated Application Performance

Futuremark recently launched PCMark 8, which has several built-in benchmark tests. The Home test measures a system's ability to handle basic tasks such as web browsing, writing, gaming, photo editing, and video chat. The Creative test offers similar types of tasks, but has more demanding requirements than the Home benchmark and is meant for mid-range and higher-end PCs. The Work test measures the performance of typical office PC systems that lack media capabilities. Finally, the Storage benchmark tests the performance of SSDs, HDDs and hybrid drives with traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games.



As you can see, the T440s handled the Storage test with aplomb thanks to its 128GB SSD, and its Work score was also quite strong. Its Home score was solid, although it was the lowest one in our test bank.

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