Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E431

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad EDGE E431. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and design are generally positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas the usability and performance get mixed comments. There are some critical views about the reliability and touchpad.

keyboard, price, portability, design, durability

battery, screen, energy, touchpad, reliability

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

See all Lenovo Laptops

Review analysis

(Based on 29 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 27 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 14 of 27 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (2)

Consumer review (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.

Apr, 2018

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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431

 

We recommend small business owners buy a true business PC like the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431. It will pay off in comfort, performance, and peace of mind.

Windows 7. Nice price. Removable battery. Good multimedia performance. Sturdy, comfortable keyboard. Dual pointing devices. Fingerprint reader. Function keys work as icons first, F1-F12 second. Matte finish screen. Large multi-touch trackpad.

Middling battery life. USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports are both black. No 5GHz Wi-Fi support. 1,366 by 768 resolution.

And there's the rub. The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 won't make you stop pining for one of the high-end ultrabooks, nor should it. That's not its place. The ThinkPad Edge E431 is an excellent business laptop for the money, and certainly a more portable...

Sep, 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 (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 (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

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / Dolby Advanced v2 / HD
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system direct sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone:No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2 / 4
Speakers manufacturer:Conexant

Battery

Battery Capacity:48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):6 / 6.2 / 6.3 / 6.4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Nickel-Oxyhydroxide (NiOx)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1
Front camera signal format:720p
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam:No / Yes

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:180 / 200 / 250
Display Diagonal:14 / 15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:HD / HD+ / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Dual-touch / Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 710M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Built-in touchpad: Yes
Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:English / Portuguese
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
4G LTE: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43
Storage temperature range (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW / CD, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-RW
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / Dolby Advanced v2 / HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x

Other features

Thunderbolt technology:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N / No
Line-in: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port:N / No
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y / Yes
L3 cache:3 / 6
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:1000M / 2030M / I3-2348M / I3-3110M / I3-3120M / I3-3130M / i3-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-3320M / I7-3610QM / I7-3612QM / I7-3632QM
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor front side bus:1600
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:1000M / 2030M / I3-2348M / I3-3110M / I3-3120M / I3-3130M / i3-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-3320M / I7-3610QM / I7-3612QM / I7-3632QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
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
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / rPGA988B / Socket 1224 / Socket 988 / Socket G2
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:E1 / L1 / P0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:105 / 105 C / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:64896 / 64899 / 64901 / 65700 / 71458 / 71465 / 72056 / 72058 / 72059 / 72060 / 74542
Processor code:SR0MR / SR0MY / SR0N1 / SR0N2 / SR0WX / SR0XD / SR0ZZ
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.x
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Password protection:HDD, Power on / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD, Power on, Supervisor, User / Y
Password protection type:HDD, Power on / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD, Power on, Supervisor, User

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:DOS License / FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Operating system language:Portuguese
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 8 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 320 / 500

Technical Details

Built-In Optical Drive: Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.21 / 9.41
Height:0.98 / 0.984 / 1.33
Height (front):1.04 / 1.17
Height (rear):1.15 / 1.29
Weight:4.7 / 4.72 / 4.74 / 5.36
Width:13.3 / 13.5