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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 44017SG

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the keyboard and design are overall positive. The screen and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the battery and value for money.

build quality, portability, screen, design, keyboard

value for money, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 44017SG is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 44017SG

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 44017SG from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

portability, screen, performance, usability, design

value for money

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Edge E420S 14" 320GB 4GB

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Review Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s Notebook

 

Brilliant performance? With the ThinkPad Edge E420s, Lenovo now h

Pleasant soft touch surfaces; Large touchpad and trackpoint; Convincing multimedia performance; AMD Switchable Graphics; Fast 2.5 inch hard disk; Power consumption and acceptable battery runtimes

Glossy plate in front of the screen; Instable display lid and hinges; Display brightness, contrast and black value; Unconvincing stereo speakers; Built-in battery

From the consumers' point of view, the Acer Aspire TimelineX 4830TG or the Samsung QX412 are on a similar level, whereas the entry into this sector is usually less expensive. It gets more professional with the devices Dell Latitude E5420 and the...

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Lenovo ThinkPad E420s Review

 

The ThinkPad E420s is a consumer-oriented ThinkPad with a 1-inch thin chassis, a weight of just 4 pounds, and more than 6 hours of battery life. If that isn't enough to spark your interest, it has a starting price around $700. Read our full review for...

Solid build quality ; Excellent keyboard ; Great battery life (6+ hours) ; Good design

Non-removable battery ; Low-resolution display ; No status lights

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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s

 

The 14-inch display is covered with edge-to-edge glass, and the 1,366-by-768 resolution gives you the ability to watch videos in crisp 720p HD. Set in the bezel just above the screen is a high-definition webcam (also 720p), which features low-light...

Speedy processor, hard drive. Light and strong construction. Attractive design. Comfortable keyboard. More affordable than comparable ultraportables. Long battery life. Light on bloatware

Performance lags behind competitors

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s business laptop is slim, sleek, and loaded with good hardware, but its overall performance is good rather than great.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s Laptop Review

 

There's a time and place to act a fool, like at a Ludacris concert for example, or when entertaining your in-laws during a holiday function in which you're trying to encourage a hasty departure. Likewise, there are situations where showboating simply...

Chic design with a clean layout ; Quad-core foundation ; Dolby Home Theater v4 audio technology ; HD webcam performs well in low light situations

Lack luster gaming performance ; Difficult access to internal components

Lenovo designed the ThinkPad Edge E420s for small-to-medium business (SMB) users, and if evaluating it on those terms, the E420s proves a solid workhorse. It has plenty of horsepower to beam PowerPoint presentations to potential clients, and with its...

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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s review

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s would never be accused of being pretty, though it is worth noting that the ThinkPad range has come a long way since Lenovo acquired it from IBM. They're still built like tanks, though, and the E420s is built to shrug off...

The ThinkPad E420s couldn’t be much different from the excellent Lenovo IdeaPad G570. To be fair to the ThinkPad it is a very work-focused model, but the poor battery life, lack of storage space, mediocre screen and relatively high price all count...

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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s 14in Core i5 laptop

 

Review I have always been a fan of ThinkPads, ever since my father brought home a beaten 560e featuring a 150MHz Pentium which was rejected from the corporate pool due to travel abuse. Even though half of its 1GB disk was bad sectors I ran it well into...

The ThinkPad range has been typically targeted at business users, however, I can certainly see more general users adopting the Edge series, especially as the price of the business class fare edges further below the £1000 mark. This Core i5 version is...

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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s review

 

The ThinkPad Edge E420s is a 14in business laptop built to withstand a few knocks.

The ThinkPad E420s couldn’t be much different from the excellent Lenovo IdeaPad G570. To be fair to the ThinkPad it is a very work-focused model, but the poor battery life, lack of storage space, mediocre screen and relatively high price all count...

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A simple business laptop with all features

 

ThinkPad Edge E420 is a solid, well built and durable business laptop that is suitable for SMBs and students, who require powerful and durable machine yet do not have big budgets. The performance is slightly above average while the price range for...

Simple & beautiful appearance ; Excellent keyboard feedback ; Powerful enough for most tasks ; More durable than most consumer laptops (however, not as durable as traditional ThinkPad) ; Solid build quality ; Up to 5 hours on 'balanced

Weight above 2 kg (E220s or E420s recommended for mobile users) ; Missing roll cage (feature of traditional ThinkPad)

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A simple business laptop with all features

 

ThinkPad Edge E420 is a solid, well built and durable business laptop that is suitable for SMBs and students, who require powerful and durable machine yet do not have big budgets.

Simple & beautiful appearance ; Excellent keyboard feedback ; Powerful enough for most tasks ; More durable than most consumer laptops (however, not as durable as traditional ThinkPad) ; Solid build quality ; Up to 5 hours on 'balanced

Weight above 2 kg (E220s or E420s recommended for mobile users) ; Missing roll cage (feature of traditional ThinkPad)

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No upgrades available

 

The laptop is very nice, but be forwarned - there is no way to upgrade the memory or replace the battery on this unit. The only area along the bottom that you can get to is the hard drive. I doubt I would have purchased this unit if I had known this.

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Professional
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Radeon HD6630M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel®
Chipset Type:HM65
Processor:CORE I5 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-2410M / I5-2450M
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