It's Got the LookBy Frank Ohlhorst | Print
Lenovo's latest SL series notebooks may not be the thinnest or lightest around, but they do pack a punch thanks to Intel's Centrino 2 technology.
The SL400 is almost striking in appearance, the unit features a piano-black shiny lid, which is resistant to scratches and features a very appealing angular design. The wide screen layout of the unit provides for ample space for an excellent keyboard, which incorporates both a TrackPoint pointing stick and a touchpad. Some may find the touchpad a little on the small side, while others may feel that the TrackPoint is overly sensitive. Both take a little getting used to.
Users will find the 14.1" display crisp and bright, but may want to consider going with a higher resolution than WXGA, which may mean stepping up to a SL500 unit. All of the unit's ports (and there are many) are conveniently located and readily accessible. The inclusion of a HDMI port proves to be very interesting. The unit can be plugged directly into a HDTV or projector for displaying presentations or watching movies. As HDTV goes more mainstream, the HDMI port will prove to become even more useful.