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Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E431

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the portability and build quality are generally positive. The battery and design are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the keyboard, and many are critical about the energy efficiency and screen.

usability, design, battery, build quality, portability

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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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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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

Consumer review by:

DOA

 

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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Dissapointed

 

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

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight: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

Graphic

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

Processor

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
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