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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. Reviews about the keyboard and price are generally positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the battery.

usability, performance, portability, price, keyboard


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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420 from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the performance. The price also gets good feedback.

usability, price, performance

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


Sep, 2017

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

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 (

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: (

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 (

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

Expert review by: Karan Shah (

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

Consumer review by: ezekielsays (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business


Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

TV out port type:Composite
TV out type:Composite
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:52220 / 52224 / 52229 / 53434 / 53438 / 53450 / 53452
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)


Password protection: Yes