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LENOVO ThinkPad L412

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of LENOVO ThinkPad L412. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the design and performance. The usability and durability are also appreciated. Comments about the portability and size are different. Many are negative about the reliability and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the LENOVO ThinkPad L412 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LENOVO ThinkPad L412

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of LENOVO ThinkPad L412 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Comments about the screen and durability are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the reliability and design.

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

This summary is based on the products: Thinkpad L412 0553 - Intel - Core I5 - 520M - 2.4 Ghz - DDR3 Sdram - Ram: 2 Gb -Thinkpad L412 0553 - Intel - Core I5 - 520M - 2.4 Ghz - DDR3 Sdram - Ram: 2 Gb -

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo Thinkpad L412 Notebook

 

A Unique Specimen.The L-series is a brand-new addition to the Len

Well-designed Thinkpad work area; User-friendly input devices; Thinvantage software; Display suitable for outdoor use; Low noise and heat emissions; Usable battery life

Small weak spots around case; Positioning of ports around device; Many purchase configurations not yet available in Europe; Basic 12 month warranty; Limited performance

The Intel Core i3-330M and GMA HD Graphics in combination: a bit more power on tap would have been nice.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (pcworld.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad L412

 

Lenovo's new L-Series ThinkPads--of which the L412 is one--are attractively priced, business-oriented laptops with a green twist: They're made with up to 30 percent post-consumer waste and shipped in almost 100 percent recycled packaging. The...

Eco-friendly ; Inexpensive

Loud keyboard ; Weak battery life

A decently priced, eco-friendly choice for the budget-minded businessperson or student.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad L412 Review

 

An inexpensive alternative to the ThinkPad T series, the L412 has more than enough power for students or workers who are looking for the comfort and reliability of a Lenovo system, but desire something more economical. While we wish its battery life...

Good keyboard, Durable, environmentally friendly construction, Accurate touchpad, Loud speakers, Excellent Wi-Fi

Below average battery life, Mediocre video playback

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad L412 Review

 

Lenovo ThinkPad L412 reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Lenovo ThinkPad L412 and comparisons to other Cheap Laptops

Excellent keyboard; Good audio and video quality; Antiglare display; Eco-friendly

Small hard drive; Short battery life

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: lang2009 (blog.laptopz.com )

Lenovo ThinkPad L412 Review

 

Lenovo released new L-series laptops as replacement product. Compared with the T series laptops, L series laptops are not in thin body, the performance is not as strong as T series. But the L series is still inherited the ThinkPad comfortable and...

ThinkPad L412 offers 6 or 9 cell battery. In the notebook battery test, open the WiFi to browse the Web with 6 cell battery, L412 lasted 3 hours and 47 minutes. If you want longer battery life, 9-cell battery is available, but the weight of Lenovo L412...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad L412 review

 

A powerful addition to the ThinkPad range with impressive green credentials

Good performance ; Build quality ; Good screen ; Excellent keyboard

Plain design ; Heavy for a ThinkPad

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (techadvisor.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad L412 review

 

The professional-looking Lenovo ThinkPad L412 has a decent screen and speakers, and its low starting price makes it an ideal choice for the eco-conscious businessperson.

The Lenovo ThinkPad L412's only real drawback appears to be the keyboard, which is so loud that you should really think twice about toting this laptop to conferences and meetings. Other than that annoyance, however, the L412 delivers- it's quick,...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo - ThinkPad L412

 

If you want a laptop with green credentials then the Lenovo ThinkPad L412 is certainly worth a look. It has been produced using up to 30 percent ‘post consumer content' which means recycled materials. It is ...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Jesse H. (newegg.com)

bad joy system support

 

price

Bad support. If you call in, and are on hold waiting, and it turns 5:30 eastern time, they hang up on you! I waited for an hour today, only to be 2nd in que when it turned 5:30, and I was hung up on. I called yesterday, and same thing. I am available...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: saiteja r. (newegg.com)

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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Conexant 20585 / HD / HD Audio / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer:No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Speaker Power:1 / 1.5 / 3

Battery

Battery life (max):4 / 4.7 / 8.1
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6 / 9

Camera

Front Camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Plastic
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Product type:Notebook

Disk Drive

Hard disk drive type:160GB SATA/ 7200 / 250GB SATA/ 5400 / 250GB SATA/ 7200 / 320GB SATA/ 5400 / 320GB SATA/ 7200 / 500GB SATA/ 7200

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5145 / Intel GMA / Intel GMA HD / Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / Intel UMA / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
Maximum Resolution:1366 x 768 / 2560 x 1600
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1300 / 667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Hard Drive

Hard disk drive type:160GB SATA/ 7200 / 250GB SATA/ 5400 / 250GB SATA/ 7200 / 320GB SATA/ 5400 / 320GB SATA/ 7200 / 500GB SATA/ 7200

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard Layout:Alphanumeric / QWERTY
Keyboard type:6 row 80 key 85% ISO Fullsize / Alphanumeric / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Pointing Stick / ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:1Gb Ethernet / Gigabit / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, WWAN / Gigbait Ethernet / Mini-PCI Express Adapter II
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:8 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43
Storage temperature range (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:Conexant 20585 / HD / HD Audio / HDA
Battery Type:6 Cell Lithium-Ion / 9 Cell Lithium-Ion
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 / Windows7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.5 x 9.17 x 1.42
Display:LCD / LED
Display size (HxV):14.0
Display size (HxV) (imperial):14.0
Drive bays:Fixed Ultrabay Enhanced
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: No
HDD user password:N
Infrared data port: No
Interface Type:PCI
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:N / V.92
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100-240V / 130/230 V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Security Features:Fingerprint Reader / None
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Type of bays:Fixed Ultrabay Enhanced
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Warranty:One year / One year parts and labour (system battery: one year) / One year parts and labour (system battery: one year), Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year) / Three year / Three year, Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year) / Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year) / Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year), Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year)
Warranty note:One year / One year parts and labour (system battery: one year) / One year parts and labour (system battery: one year), Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year) / Three year / Three year, Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year) / Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year) / Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year), Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year)
Weight:3.64 / 5.22 / 5.62 / 5.78 / 6.08 / 6.57 / 6.61 / 6.77 / 6.81 / 6.86 / 6.94 / 6.99 / 7.23 / 7.28 / 7.39 / 7.76 / 7.8 / 8 / 8.07
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / LAN / LAN; WWAN; PAN / WAN; LAN; PAN / Wi-Fi / WWAN, WiMAX / WWAN, WLAN, WiMAX / WWAN; LAN

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: No
Microphone in:No / Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Wireless communication version:Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI / FSB
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel PM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel PM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 410
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:107 / 81
Processor:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i3-390M / I5-2520M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I5-520M / i5-540M / i5-560M / P4500 / T3100
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 2.933 / 3.07 / 3.2 / 3.20
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 1 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Penryn / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.86 / 1.9 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333 / 800
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i3-390M / I5-2520M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I5-520M / i5-540M / i5-560M / P4500 / T3100
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor P4000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / BGA956 / PGA988 / Socket 479 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Processor upgrade:2660 Mhz
Stepping:C2 / J1 / K0 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8 / 5
Tcase:105
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:37258 / 43529 / 43537 / 43544 / 47341 / 47552 / 47663 / 49020 / 49022 / 49653 / 50178 / 50179 / 52229 / 52952 / 52955
Processor code:SLBMD / SLBNF / SLBPK / SLBPL / SLBPM / SLBPN / SLBTT / SLBTZ / SLBUK / SLC22 / SLC24 / SLC26 / SLGVS / SR048
Processor package size:34 / 35 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:IBM / Kensington / No / Yes
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Vital Source School Library, ThinkVantage System Update, Thinkvantage Product Recovery, Thinkvantage Power Manager, Sun JRE, SKYPE, Norton Internet Security 2009 With 30 Days of Virus definition, Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 with Microsoft Offic\nPC Doctor for WINPE\nThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows XP Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / MMC / MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500

Technical Details

Power supply type:AC/DC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.17
Height:1.26 / 1.42
Height (front):0.118 / 1.26 / 1.42
Height (rear):1.26 / 1.42
Weight:3.64 / 5.09 / 5.11 / 5.22 / 5.29 / 5.45 / 5.62 / 5.73 / 5.78 / 6.08 / 6.57 / 6.61 / 6.77 / 6.81 / 6.86 / 6.94 / 6.99 / 7.21 / 7.23 / 7.28 / 7.39 / 7.76 / 7.8 / 8 / 8.07
Width:13.5