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LENOVO ThinkPad L412

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the sound and keyboard. The build quality and value for money also get good opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the battery. The touchpad and design get negative comments.

screen, value for money, build quality, keyboard, sound

connectivity, portability, design, touchpad

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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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.

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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.

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Lenovo ThinkPad L412


Lenovo's new value-priced business notebook combines an eco-friendly design with solid performance and ergonomics.

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...


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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

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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...

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Mediocre glitchy machine frustrates experienced users


Out of the box the machine worked fine but needed too much online checking and updating before everything was up to date - for something that was built only one week before delivery that's very poor, and if you were not an experienced user you may have...

Battery life is reasonable. Proper tactile keyboard. Plenty of connectors. SD card slot. Good sound from speakers. Anti Glare Screen

Mediocre bios/WIN7Pro integration. Location of some keys. Narrow viewing angle. Poor Bluetooth ; USB control. Touchpad. CD drive

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Reliable Thinkpad legacy, anti-glare screen, stable...


Overall it is a good laptop. I use it for home office/school/small business. At least 3GB would be nice, but being that DDR3 is still very expensive I can understand that this would probable raise the selling price. It runs very quiet and is stable.

Windows 7 Professional, clean simple style not flashy, many ports, easy access to RAM and hard drive, webcam, matte screen (anti-glare), (((((wifi))))))) & bluetooth, Thinkvantage maintenance software (debatable I guess), best of all it's a Thinkpad

only 2GB of RAM, unstable trackpad at times, no recovery CD/DVD included (you have to create your own from the recovery partition on the hard drive - common nowadays)

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Amazon review summary for LENOVO ThinkPad L412


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of LENOVO ThinkPad L412 from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

build quality, value for money, keyboard, screen, size

33% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LENOVO THINKPAD L412 LAPTOP LCD SCREEN 14.0" WXGA HD LED DIODE (SUBSTITUTE REPLACEMENT LCD SCREEN ONLY. NOT A LAPTOP )Thinkpad L412 0553 - Intel - Core I5 - 520M - 2.4 Ghz - DDR3 Sdram - Ram: 2 Gb -

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Don't buy


I worked with the supplier and got a different model with similar hardware.

Simple. I had a bad or wrong video card in it

Did not work

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Received first unit, had defective on-board video. Laptop stuck in 640x480 res. The laptop was grade B even though it's not advertised as such. Really rough shape. Received replacement which had the EXACT same issue (which Newegg acknowledged was a...

Cheap, Sturdy

Defective, Grade B (Many case blemishes, screen smears)


Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:7 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No


Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):INTEL HD GPU / Mobility Radeon HD 5145


Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM55 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I3 / CORE I5
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I3-330M / I3-350M / I3-370M / I3-380M / I5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I5-520M / I5-540M