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Lenovo Thinkpad T420

Lenovo Thinkpad T420
alaScore 86

51 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the screen and build quality are on the whole positive. The battery and value for money are also mentioned favorably.

design, value for money, battery, build quality, screen

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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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.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T420 (2nd-gen Core i5)

 

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.

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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

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Editor's Choice!

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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...

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Lenovo ThinkPad T420 Review: Kickin' It Old School

 

As you may already know from my ultrabook editorial, I'm not entirely sold on them. There are disadvantages to being thin.

EDITORS' CHOICE!

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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.)

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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...

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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,...

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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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Lenovo ThinkPad T420 Sandy Bridge laptop

 

The T420 is one of Lenovo's first Sandy Bridge–based laptops, sporting a 2nd Generation Core i5-2520 CPU. It still looks like an old and faithfu...

Good build quality, good user comfort, good performance

Lacks USB 3.0, TrackPoint can be annoying, screen could be better

The Lenovo ThinkPad T420 may be expensive, but it's aimed at professional users who want a sturdy, reliable and well-performing laptop. It runs the latest Intel Sandy Bridge CPU technology and has a solid all-round configuration.

Product Specifications

Configuration

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: 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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
True Resolution:WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

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 7 Professional
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

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

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel ® / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM65 / HM67 / QM67 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-2310M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2450M / I5-2520M / I5-2540M / I7-2620M / I7-2640M
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