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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431
Processor: Intel Core i5 3230M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.11kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 77.29% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 73%, features: 82%, display: 67% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431

81% Review Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Affordable productivity. Lenovo’s latest update to the ThinkPad Edge series brings with it incremental hardware updates and some fresh connectivity options. Can it stand alongside its competition?
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 provides an impressive offering for its price. Starting at $500 (NBR's configuration was priced at $648) users will receive a durable attractive chassis, with excellent usability thanks to Lenovo's high quality keyboard and touchpad, along with ample performance capable of handling most business tasks with relative ease. However, if users don't mind towing an extra pound or so, the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 offers an affordable package that few business-oriented notebooks best.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 90% workmanship: 70%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431
Source: IT Reviews English
The E431 has a comfortable keyboard, dual pointing devices, security features like a fingerprint reader, and you can grab one for less than $600. We recommend small business owners buy a true business PC like the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 rather than trying to repurpose a consumer budget laptop. It will pay off in comfort, performance, and peace of mind.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431
Source: PC Mag English
And there's the rub. The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 won't make you stop pining for one of the high-end ultrabooks, nor should it. That's not its place. The ThinkPad Edge E431 is an excellent business laptop for the money, and certainly a more portable and capable business PC compared to a lighter duty tablet like the Microsoft Surface RT$349.00 at Microsoft Store ($699/499) or Dell XPS 10$649.00 at Dell ($649). In addition to Office, the E431 is capable of running full Windows software like Quickbooks, Photoshop, or TurboTax. We haven't given an Editors' Choice for dyed-in-the-wool Small Business laptops in ages, and the ThinkPad Edge E431 certainly qualifies in terms of bang for the buck. It's a much better business choice than just buying one of the less expensive consumer laptops, since it will have a much longer useful life on your desk or on the move.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
This refresh of last year's ThinkPad Edge series provides a better screen, better sound, a better Webcam, and a nifty docking option, but the stock battery drains much too quickly. Still, this may be the best Edge so far. We were somewhat uninspired by last year's Edge models.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431
Source: Digital Trends English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 isn’t without its sacrifices, but with a starting price for a business laptop that starts at less than $550, that’s to be expected. You’ll have to pay extra for solid-state cache or storage. And you’ll have to live without a touchscreen, HD resolution, or backlit keys.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 has a lot to offer for little money. At a starting price of less than $500 ($649 for our configuration), you get an attractive business-oriented laptop with a fantastic keyboard, an accurate pointing stick/touchpad combo, optional Windows 7 and enough performance to run most tasks with aplomb.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

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

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


3230M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.6 - 3.2 GHz» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


2.11 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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 %

Lenovo reviews


77.29%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-07-27 (Update: 2013-07-27)