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Lenovo ThinkPad E420

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad E420. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and reliability. The usability and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the design and portability.

performance, price, usability, reliability, durability

portability, design

On average, users rate this product 85/100.

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad E420

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad E420 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the size and battery. The keyboard and usability also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the design and portability.

performance, usability, keyboard, battery, size

portability, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420 1141 - Core i3 2.1 GHz - 14 - 4 GB Ram - 500 GB HDDLenovo ThinkPad Edge E420 1141 - Core i3 2.1 GHz - 14 - 4 GB Ram - 500 GB HDD

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: hyperparageom, (tigerdirect.com)

Great Mother's Day Gift

 

This laptop provides the flexibility necessary for my better half. Movement among apps is almost effortless thanks to 4 gigs of RAM. Bottom line: she's happy.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Kate (tigerdirect.com)

Much better than the Acer I started with

 

First I bought an Acer with similar specs because I thought it was a better value for the money, but ended up returning it. It felt thin and flimsy and generally cheap. I also had a problem with internet connectivity-- but that might have been because...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Mateek (tigerdirect.com)

Agreeing strongly with previous reviewer

 

I think 'solid value for the money' says everything. I'm a track-point fanatic, and not all from this manufacturer have the feature. This is great on my budget. I miss the LED light that shined down on my previous think-pads keyboard, and the key...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: who (tigerdirect.com)

Solid value for the money

 

xmas present. not the fastest, not the biggest but it's fast enough for basic surfing and coding. not too heavy to carry.I would definitely recommend this to anyone needing a basic laptop with some power.ps. this is NOT a gaming laptop, so don't buy...

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200
Battery life (max):6 / 6.2
Battery performance:2200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Matt
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-ROM / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / TFT
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 23
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2310M / I3-2350M
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Core i3-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.3
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2310M / I3-2350M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 85

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 53438
Processor code:SR04S / SR0DN
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:HDD, Supervisor
Password protection type:HDD, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Technical Details

Power supply type:AC/DC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.06 / 9.21
Depth (imperial):9.2
Height (front):1.1 / 1.13
Height (front) (imperial):1.13
Height (rear):1.3 / 1.43
Height (rear) (imperial):1.43
Weight:4.85 / 5.58
Width:13.3 / 13.5
Width (imperial):13.5