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Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E431

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and build quality. The design and keyboard also get good reviews. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and screen.

usability, keyboard, design, durability, portability

battery, screen, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E431 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 Review (Video)


With solid specs and a sturdy design the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 is ideal for users looking for the basics without spending too much.

Portable OneLink Dock ; Good durability ; High quality keyboard

Weak battery life ; Limited Screen Viewing Angles ; Bulky Design

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 provides an impressive offering for its price. Starting at $500 (NBR’s configuration was priced at $648) users will receive a durable attractive chassis, with excellent usability thanks to Lenovo’s high quality keyboard...

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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 Review


The ThinkPad Edge E431 offers the durability and dependability we've come to expect from Lenovo's small business laptops, in a 14-inch system with an excellent keyboard and pointing stick.

Responsive keyboard; Accurate touchpad/pointing stick; Available with Windows 7; Convenient dock

Mediocre viewing angles; Sub-par battery life (with default battery); Slightly heavier than some competitors

The ThinkPad Edge E431 offers the durability and dependability we've come to expect from Lenovo's small business laptops, in a 14-inch system with an excellent keyboard and pointing stick.

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Rugged business laptop, poor out-of-box performance


Great all-around laptop, but get the 4 or 8gb version, and be sure to cut out all the annoying bloatware.

Durable, rugged, compact design. Looks pretty sleek. Definitely fulfills the requirements for a business machine

Out-of-box performance was embarrassingly inferior. Loaded to the hilt with bloatware. Even after removing all of the bloatware and cutting down to the minimum required startup services and programs, it was still a dog. The culprit, as it turns out, is...


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Lenovo E431


back lit key board would be a plus. and CAP indicator led would be nice

Everything works as it supposed to. Got it on sale for 679.00. i7 2.2 GHz, 7200rpm 500G HDD, Win7 pro ; runs very cool, coolest laptop I have that won't burn my thigh ; sound is very good for its size. Battery life on par with similar laptop ; touch...

back lit key board and CAP indicator led would be a plus ; increase to 8G ram , SSD and 1080 screen would be perfect

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Great Notebook


Great Notebook, upgrade the OS and the RAM and you have a nice smaller form factor notebook that's hard to beat.

i5 Chip is zippy ; SSD ; HDMI and VGA connectors ; Touch Screen works well

Non Pro/enterprise OS ; no wireless AC ; only 4GB of RAM = lame

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Ordered for a client with a timeline. What a bad experience. Now the fun starts of RMA.

Nice size and weight

Dead hard drive on arrival, removed drive from Lenovo to see if my PC would recognize it, doesn't even show in BIOS. Drive MFG date 17Sept13 meaning either this laptop sat on a shelf for 7 1/2 months or someone stuck this dead drive in it. Laptop boots...

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Generally happy with my Lenovo purchases in the past, but this one is a dog. I upgraded from a Celeron 1.6 GHz dual core, expecting much better performance than I got, despite the better CPU and on-board graphics. Pretty slow performance on all counts:...

battery-saver utility in software

slow ; dislike keyboard: function keys not easy to use ; dislike trackpad: no buttons, touch control is not responsive ; proprietary square power-input plug

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A great machine!


I purchased this notebook after carefully doing some research. The fact that it's easily upgradable was a huge positive. I also liked that it had Windows 7 Pro pre-installed and gives me the option to install Windows 8 Pro (included).

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


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

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro Downgradable


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT740M / HD GRAPH. 4000 / Intel ® HD GPU


Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM77 / Unknown
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:i3-3110M / I3-3120M / I5-3230M / I7-3632QM