Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M, Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M, Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14 inch
Weight: 2kg, 2.4kg
Price: 700, 949 euro
Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 9 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 57%, performance: 72%, features: 66%, display: 63%
mobility: 68%, workmanship: 74%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 89%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s-NWD4NGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s-NWD4NGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s-NWD4NGE
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6630M 1024 MB
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 949 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 70.67% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

79% Review Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s Notebook | Notebookcheck
Brilliant performance? With the ThinkPad Edge E420s, Lenovo now has a slim notebook available that is supposed to be especially designed for SMEs. The latest hardware fused with ThinkPad qualities makes you want more. However, the high-gloss display steps out of line.
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s Laptop Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and if it takes an aggressive styling with lots of LED lights to catch your eye, the E420s isn't for you. The E420s is instead aimed at business users who plan on toting their laptop into the board room and into meetings with co-workers and potential clients. For those users, the well designed E420s gives the same first impression that a fancy suit would give, which is one of style and sophistication.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2011
85% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s 14in Core i5 laptop
Source: Reg Hardware English
The ThinkPad range has been typically targeted at business users, however, I can certainly see more general users adopting the Edge series, especially as the price of the business class fare edges further below the £1000 mark. This Core i5 version is no number crunching beast and the battery life could be better, but this model would suit those who might want to dabble in the more graphically demanding tasks now and again. If you’re looking to buy a mid-spec laptop for the longhaul and yet seek the build quality usually reserved for the top end, then the Lenovo E420s is easy to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 85%
60% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s review
Source: PC Advisor English
The ThinkPad E420s couldn’t be much different from the excellent Lenovo IdeaPad G570. To be fair to the ThinkPad it is a very work-focused model, but the poor battery life, lack of storage space, mediocre screen and relatively high price all count against it. It is quick, though, and the robust construction means it can withstand a knock or drop without too much bother.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
60% Lenovo ThinkPad E420s Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The ThinkPad Edge E420s is easily recommendable for all of the above-mentioned qualities. It represents a good value at its $799 price point. Step up to a traditional ThinkPad for a higher resolution screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 60% mobility: 50% ergonomy: 70%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420 Review
Source: Student Buying Guide English
If you’re on a budget, as a majority of students are, then the Edge E420 with its quality build and latest Intel processor technology is a great buy in the mid $500 range. As a student it doesn’t make sense to buy a $2,000 laptop that may or may not survive the rigors of 4-years on campus, after all it’s a lot of money to replace a $2,000 laptop if it gets stolen (common on college campuses) or simply gets used and abused so much it breaks down on you. The E420 is simply a practical laptop for those on a budget but who still want something that’s going to last and won’t be outdated technology wise in two years. Even though it’s a little more modern with its design than the classic ThinkPad, it’s still probably not going to turn heads in public. If you want something more flashy looking you’ll likely need to look at a consumer and not business targeted laptop, but then you lose the advantage you get with build quality and support offered by business class laptops. It’s really up to the individual as to what’s more important to you in a laptop, but if you’re a practically minded person looking to get the most for your money and don’t need something terribly flashy then the ThinkPad Edge E420 should be on your short list of laptops to consider for school.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2011
60% Lenovo ThinkPad E420s Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The ThinkPad Edge E420s is easily recommendable for all of the above-mentioned qualities. It represents a good value at its $799 price point. Step up to a traditional ThinkPad for a higher resolution screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 60% mobility: 50% ergonomy: 70%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Whether you're a mobile professional, a student, or just someone who needs an affordable notebook for work and play, the ThinkPad Edge E420s is a compelling choice. This laptop offers a great typing experience, solid performance, and strong battery life. If you need discrete graphics for gaming or high-end business applications, you'll want to consider a more expensive system with an AMD or Nvidia graphics chip such as the $1,219 Tecra R840. However, if you can get by with Intel integrated graphics, the Edge E420s is the small business notebook to get.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
79% Test Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 83% display: 63% mobility: 85% workmanship: 71% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 89%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s: átdolgozva
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
very good keyboard, no USB at left side, expensive
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/16/2011
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s - stylově pro podnikatele
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
positive: silent fan; negative: display colours
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/05/2011
与时俱进 ThinkPad E420实机全评测
Source: enet.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/04/2011
打造另类轻薄 Thinkpad E420详尽评测
Source: IT.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2011

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420
Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 72.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $539 ThinkPad Edge E420 can handle most business tasks with aplomb. Moreover, the E420's excellent keyboard and touchpad, wide viewing angles and minimal amount of preloaded software go a long way toward making it a top pick for mobile professionals on a budget. We still prefer this notebook's cousin, the Edge E420s, which offers a slimmer and more elegant design. But if you prefer a matte screen, the Edge E420 makes for a solid and affordable small business notebook.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
65% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420 Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420 is priced at Rs 38,725. You can easily get a better spec’d laptop at this price, but this one does not want to beat the competition in terms of specs; it wants to beat them in terms of functionality and durability. At this price, the Edge E420 is targeted more towards SMBs and professionals wanting a laptop with all their business functionality preloaded onto it. If you’re a professional wanting the experience of a ThinkPad and you have a limited budget, then the Edge E420 is a good buy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 65%

 

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Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

AMD Radeon HD 6630M: Successor of the slow clocked (low power) versions of the Mobility Radeon HD 5650 with more cores, UVD3 processor and Eyefinity+.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i5:

2410M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

Intel Core i3:

2310M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.1 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card (650/1100MHz).


14.0: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.4 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


72%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-06-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)