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Lenovo Thinkpad T420

alaTest has collected and analyzed 463 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad T420. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and keyboard are generally positive. The battery and price are also appreciated. The touchpad and sound get critical opinions. Opinions about the energy efficiency and screen are different.

performance, price, battery, keyboard, usability

size, image quality, sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Thinkpad T420 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad T420

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad T420 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Thinkpad T420 Laptop 14-inch Notebook Genuine Windows 7 Professional Core i5 2.50GHz 4GB Ram 320GB HDD DVD+/-RW Wireless Webcam HD Graphics WifLenovo Thinkpad T420 Laptop 14-inch Notebook Genuine Windows 7 Professional Core i5 2.50GHz 4GB Ram 320GB HDD DVD+/-RW Wireless Webcam HD Graphics Wif

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad T420

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad T420 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and price. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, screen, price, reliability

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkPad T420 4177L55 14" LED Notebook - Core i5 i5-2520M 2.50GHz - Black (4177L55)Lenovo ThinkPad T420 4177L55 14" LED Notebook - Core i5 i5-2520M 2.50GHz - Black (4177L55)

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Martina Osztovits (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo Thinkpad T420 Notebook

 

An invariable constant. The tried and tested Thinkpad design has

Good application performance; Comprehensive communication configuration; Pleasant input devices; Keyboard light; Battery options; Display port

Low display contrast; Vertical viewing angle dependency; No USB 3.0

The Dell Latitude E6420, the HP Elitebook 8460p, perhaps even the Acer Travelmate 8472TG.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T420 review:

 

Compared with laptops seen at CES 2012 --ultrabooks and other sleekly designed variations--the ThinkPad T420 is a dinosaur, from the outside, at least. Thick and bulky, with a keyboard studded with enough auxiliary buttons to look like a space shuttle...

The ThinkPad T420 has several things going for it: performance, plenty of ports, excellent battery life, and a very comfortable keyboard.

The design of the bulky, business-oriented T420 is positively Stone Age. It's also priced well above similar consumer laptops. No HDMI, no USB 3.0.

The Lenovo ThinkPad T420 is as straight-up and unassuming as a business laptop can be on the surface, souped up with faster performance, long battery life, and a flexible selection of ports under the hood.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T420 Review: The Best Business Laptop?

 

The 14-inch ThinkPad T420 business notebook has an excellent screen, keyboard, and battery life. We explain why this business rugged notebook is a great choice for hard-working customers.

Good build quality ; Excellent keyboard and trackpad/touchpad ; High-resolution 900p anti-glare screen ; 10 hours of battery life

Weak speakers ; Design might not appeal to all

Sep, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T420

 

A 14-inch powerhouse, the Lenovo ThinkPad T420 delivers all-day endurance at an affordable price.

With its epic battery life, awesome keyboard, solid sound, durable design, and high-res screen, the ThinkPad T420 offers nearly everything you'd want in a 14-inch business system for a good price. If you're looking for something a bit lighter, consider...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: PC Perspective (pcper.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T420 Review: Kickin' It Old School

 

And as if to remind me of it, a Lenovo ThinkPad T420 suddenly appeared at my doorstep. Okay, that's exaggerating a bit - I did know it was coming - but the timing of receiving an old-school laptop couldn't have been better. Not only because I wanted to...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: InsideHW (insidehw.com)

Expert Review

 

In accordance with ASUS philosophy of presenting new devices in short periods of time, not long after the first Fonepad, new models, Fonepad Note 6 and Fonepad 7, have been announced. Unfortunately, f... Mechanical keyboard are conceptual way of going...

Oct, 2011

EDITORS' CHOICE!

Expert review by: Jamie Bsales (computershopper.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T420

 

Change comes slowly to the venerable ThinkPad T series, but when it does, it's usually worth waiting for. The Lenovo ThinkPad T420—the bread and butter of the ThinkPad line—may look the same as the T410 it replaces, but important changes under the hood...

Strong performance ; Excellent battery life ; Business-rugged ThinkPad architecture ; Unique videoconferencing features

Bland styling ; Small touch pad ; No Blu-ray option or USB 3.0 ports ; Low-res Webcam

With Sandy Bridge-grade speed, great battery life, durability features, and other goodies, the ThinkPad T420 is arguably today's best business thin-and-light. (But yes, it’s still basic black.)

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: (studentbuyingguide.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T420 Review

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad T420 14-inch screen laptop is one of the latest additions to the iconic ThinkPad lineup of business laptops. While the ThinkPad T420 is positioned as a business laptop, I've always been a fan of ThinkPads for use in an education...

The ThinkPad T420 or T420i is a great option as a college laptop. It has the battery life, usability and build quality it takes to get work done around campus. The option of configuring either a budget level laptop of around $800 or high-end laptop...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: (laptopsspecial.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T420: First Laptop to Capture UL Environment Gold Rating

 

Lenovo has become the first company to earn a Gold rating for the laptop category in UL Environment's new Sustainable Product Certification (SPC) for high tech equipment. UL Environment tested the upcoming ThinkPad T420 laptop, to be introduced later...

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Expert review by: (techreviewsource.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad T420

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad T420 is a typical-looking 14-inch business laptop that has a few things going for it. First, it has really good performance due to its Intel Core i5 CPU and 4GB of RAM. It also has a decent amount of connectivity, including eSATA,...

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera: No

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD WRITER / DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Embedded UMTS:No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:2D / No / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire:No / Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Design

Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:HD+ / No
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino vPro / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino vPro / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / Intel ® / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF N12P-NS1 / HD Graphics 3000 / INTEL HD GPU / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / QUADRO NVS4200M

Graphics

Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel ® / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM65 / HM67 / Not Applicable / QM67 / Unknown
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor:CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ® / Intel®
Processor cache level:L2 / L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Number:I3-2310M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I5-2520M / I5-2540M / I7-2620M / I7-2640M
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
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
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)

Security

Cable lock slot type:IBM / Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Technical Details

Built-In Optical Drive: Yes