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Lenovo ThinkPad T420s 4174-PEG

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad T420s 4174-PEGNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad T420s 4174-PEG (ThinkPad T420s Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2640M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVS 4200M 1024 MB
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1800 euro
Average Score: 82.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 82%, features: 85%, display: 74% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad T420s 4174-PEG

84% Review Lenovo ThinkPad T420s 4174-PEG Notebook | Notebookcheck
Business class. The ThinkPad T420s is mainly to convince business customers of its advantages as a powerful and yet portable companion. Equipped with a Core i7-2640M and a fast SSD from Intel as well as built-in UMTS, Lenovo has created good prerequisites for this venture.
80% Lenovo ThinkPad T420s review
Source: Techradar English
In a nutshell, the Lenovo ThinkPad T420s is a powerful business portable that's a pleasure to use, but not exactly a looker. With its contourless, black plastic body and sharp edges, it looks like it has climbed straight out of the 90s.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

84% Test Lenovo ThinkPad T420s 4174-PEG Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 82% display: 74% mobility: 83% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 83%

Comment

NVIDIA NVS 4200M: Business Graphics card that is based on the GeForce GT 520M with special BIOS and drivers for business applications. The clock speeds however can in theory slightly surpass the GT 520M, in the Latitude 6420 however they are at a level of the GT 520M.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


2640M: Very fast dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » 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.


1.7 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 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 %

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82.67%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Samsung 400B4B-S01DE
Core i3 2310M, 2.2 kg
» Dell Latitude E6420 XFR
Core i7 2620M, 4 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad T420-4180W1J
Core i7 2620M, 2.3 kg
» Dell Latitude E6420
Core i3 2310M, 2.67 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Samsung 600B5B-HC1
Core i7 2720QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Samsung 400B5B-S02
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Samsung 400B5B-PS2
Core i5 2520M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Samsung 600B5B-S01UK
Core i5 2520M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Samsung 600B5B-S01DE
Core i5 2520M, 15.6", 2.63 kg
» Samsung 400B5B-H01
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.55 kg
» Samsung Aegis 600B
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Samsung 200B5B-S01DE
Core i3 2310M, 15.6", 2.49 kg
» Dell Latitude E6520-L652050
Core i5 2540M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Dell Latitude E6520 i7/FHD
Core i7 2620M, 15.6", 2.958 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad T520 4240-4CG
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.6 kg

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» Asus K450CA-BH21T
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» Dell Latitude 14 3000 3450
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» Lenovo Yoga 3 14
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» Aorus X3 Plus v3
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4860HQ
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GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU), Tegra K1
» Razer Blade 14 inch 2015
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4720HQ
» MSI GE40-2PCi78H11W7
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4712MQ
» Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5300U
» HP Stream 14-Z005NF
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A-Series A4 Micro-6400T
» Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 20BS-003AAU
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» HP Stream 14-Z002NA
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema), A-Series A4 Micro-6400T
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-12- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)