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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and price. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the performance. The price is also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, performance

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Nov, 2017

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420 Review

 

The $539 ThinkPad Edge E420 can handle most business tasks with aplomb. Moreover, the E420's excellent keyboard and touchpad, wide viewing angles and minimal amount of preloaded software go a long way toward making it a top pick for mobile...

Excellent keyboard and touchpad, Good viewing angles, Minimal preloaded software, Quality 720p webcam, Easy-to-use fingerprint reader

No USB 3.0 ports, Battery life a bit below average

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (pcworld.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420: Lenovo Style in an Affordable Package

 

Lenovo positions its ThinkPad Edge series as being slightly more stylish than its other lines while retaining the usability features that have long made ThinkPads popular with corporate users--and that's a pretty fair assessment. What the PR people...

Great ergonomics, fairly lightweight ; No 5GHz Wi-Fi ; Good webcam, four USB ports, and ExpressCard

Mediocre performance and battery life

Fans of ThinkPad keyboards and input devices should welcome this affordable, not-too-heavy model, but gamers and hard-core number crunchers should look elsewhere.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: studentbuyingguide.com (studentbuyingguide.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420 Review

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420 is a new 14” screen laptop that comes equipped with the latest 2nd generation Intel Core i3 and i5 processors.  The ThinkPad Edge E420 is very competitively priced starting at $549 and is targeted at small business buyers,...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Karan Shah (tech.firstpost.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420 Review

 

The ThinkPad line of laptops from Lenovo has been setting the pace for rugged notebooks right since their inception, and recently, the company has widened the series into a number of sub categories with the T, Edge, X, SL, L, W notebooks and the X...

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420 is priced at Rs 38,725. You can easily get a better spec’d laptop at this price, but this one does not want to beat the competition in terms of specs; it wants to beat them in terms of functionality and durability. At this...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Karan Shah (tech.firstpost.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420 Review - Tech2

 

The ThinkPad line of laptops from Lenovo have been setting the pace for rugged notebooks right since their inception and recently the company has

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: ezekielsays (officemax.com)

Great Laptop for typing

 

I purchased the Thinkpad E420 a few weeks ago. I've been using this machine primarily for writing, with light web browsing occasionally.

Processing Speed, Screen Size, keyboard

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Hadj (officemax.com)

Lenovo E420

 

Good overall computer. Like the non-glossy screen. It boots up relatively fast once I got rid of the extraneous Lenovo software. Make sure you delete the Lenovo Rapid Boot Program which is incompatible with a lot of "antivirus" programs. I use Norton...

Processing Speed, Storage Space, Screen Size

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: americanism (officemax.com)

ThinkPad Buyers Beware of ThinkPads

 

I purchased a new factory sealed ThinkPad from OfficeMax on Tuesday. After fifteen minutes of use the touchpad would not control the cursor. On Wednesday I called ThinkPad Support. They remotely controlled my defective ThinkPad but could not effect a...

looks like it should work great

does not work

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: David39 (productreview.com.au)

Great so far (only 3 months old)

 

My old Lenovo R61 was amazing and lasted for over 5 years so I had to get another Lenovo Thinkpad. The E420 is lighter and possibly not as robust but has great performance for home use. Quite high specs (i7 processor etc) for the price and works...

Fast, compact, good price for its specs.

No light shining on the keyboard for use in the dark

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200 / 47 / 57
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47 / 57
Battery life (max):4.5 / 5 / 6 / 6.2
Battery performance:2200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Red
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:ABS synthetics
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:14
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6330M / AMD Radeon HD 6630M / Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
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 / 1200 / 1300
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
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:Alphanumeric / AZERTY
Keyboard type:Alphanumeric / AZERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 85
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.3 x 9.06 x 1.3
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:4.63 / 4.85
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
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:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N / Y
TV out port:Composite, S-Video / No
TV-out:N / Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express / Intel QM65
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express / Intel QM65
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I5-2520M
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.2
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I5-2520M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / 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 / 85C ; 100C

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 / Yes
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: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / 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 / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
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® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 52224 / 52229 / 53434 / 53438 / 53450 / 53452
Processor code:SR048 / SR04J / SR04S / SR04W / SR04Z / SR0DN
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:HDD, Supervisor / Yes
Password protection type:HDD, Supervisor / Y

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office 2010 Starter / Microsoft Office 2010 Starter\n
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2011

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.06 / 9.21
Depth (imperial):9.05 / 9.2
Height:1.1
Height (front):1.1 / 1.13
Height (front) (imperial):1.1 / 1.13
Height (imperial):1.1
Height (rear):1.3 / 1.36 / 1.43
Height (rear) (imperial):1.29 / 1.43
Weight:4.59 / 4.61 / 4.63 / 4.85
Width:13.3 / 13.5
Width (imperial):13.3 / 13.5