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Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E431

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E431. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and design. The portability and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the performance, while the screen and touchpad get negative reviews.

keyboard, price, portability, design, durability

usability, battery, energy, touchpad, screen

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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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E431

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E431 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 Review (Video)

 

Lenovo offers a more affordable business-class notebook with the ThinkPad Edge E431. Does this laptop get the job done and save you money?

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...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Safford (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 review

 

Budget users who do a lot of typing will love the E431's keyboard and low price. But the screen and battery life are a bit of a bummer, and most will want to wait for an update with Intel's new, more efficient CPUs.

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 isn’t without its sacrifices, but with a starting price for a business laptop that starts at less than $550, that’s to be expected. You’ll have to pay extra for solid-state cache or storage. And you’ll have to live without...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

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.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

Reasonable price, Good performance, Comfortable keyboard, Attractive design, Strong sound system, Excellent Webcam

Short battery life, Buttonless touch pad, Merely passable display

We were somewhat uninspired by last year's Edge models. Their subpar screens, speakers, and Webcams dissuaded us from giving them a wholehearted thumbs-up. After all, as we pointed out last year in our review of the E530, not just consumers use their...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Lenovo ThinkPad E431 62771F0

 

Lenovo ThinkPad E431 62771F0 runs on DOS OS. It has Intel Core i3 (3rd Generation) 2.1 GHz processor and integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor. This Lenovo laptop is ideal for personal and professional users. The Lenovo ThinkPad E431 62771F0...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 - 62774XQ

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 - 62774XQ laptop runs on DOS OS and has Intel Core i5 (3rd generation) 2.6 GHz processor. It has a 500 GB HDD, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, DVD-RW/CD-RW Rambo Drive and has Intel HD Graphics 4000. This laptop is ideal for personal and...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E431 320GB

 

Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E431 320GB laptop runs on Windows 8 OS and has Intel Core i3 (3rd Generation) processor. It has a 320 GB HDD, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, DVD RW Drive and has Intel HD Graphics 4000. This laptop is ideal for personal and professional users....

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Bryce L. (newegg.com)

Worst computer ever.

 

Please don't put anything on this that you expect to use in a pinch.

None, just a plain lemon.

Was always finicky, the problems just compounded, even though having an anti virus and then the computer simply quit. No ability to restart, even from a recovery disk. Lenovo Lenever again.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Tiffany V. (newegg.com)

not happy with Lenovo

 

I was advised by someone else to purchase Lenovo Thinkpad laptops and I will never buy one again. If you decide to purchase one, you better get the longest extended warranty available or better yet, choose a different laptop maker. We have had to wipe...

good when it works

horrible when it doesn't

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: tjvincent (newegg.com)

not happy with Lenovo

 

I was advised by someone else to purchase Lenovo Thinkpad laptops and I will never buy one again. If you decide to purchase one, you better get the longest extended warranty available or better yet, choose a different laptop maker. We have had to wipe...

good when it works

horrible when it doesn't

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera signal format:720p
Rear camera: No

Design

Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business

Display

Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:HD / HD+ / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Other features

Thunderbolt technology: No

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:64896 / 64899 / 64901 / 65700 / 71458 / 71465 / 72056 / 72058 / 72059 / 72060 / i3-3110M / I3-3120M / I5-3230M
Processor package size:31 / 37.5

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Face recognition: Yes
Password protection: Yes

Software

Recovery operating system:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro

Technical Details

Built-In Optical Drive: Yes