Lenovo ThinkPad T420s-NV72BGE
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad T420s-NV72BGE
The ThinkPad T420s offers great performance, an incredible high-resolution matte display and an excellent keyboard. With extras like better video conferencing and premium audio users will appreciate the T420s as much as IT managers appreciate the security and durability. Thanks to the great $1,099 starting price and feature-set, the ThinkPad T420s is very attractive for business users and a good option for students who want a notebook capable of surviving four years of years of school.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/21/2012
Source: Digital Trends
The ThinkPad T420s is another example of Lenovo’s stubbornness. Besides the hardware, which is quick, there’s nothing about this laptop that is particularly modern. The entire design philosophy, from the boring matte black surfaces to the beveled key caps, could easily be at home on a laptop built five years ago. But being stubborn isn’t bad when you have it right.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: PC Mag
The Lenovo ThinkPad T420s is amazing when you realize that its power, feature set, and battery yields are usually found in much heavier laptops like the the Dell Latitude E6420. You can find a lighter 14-inch business laptop, but it won't pack in as many features as the T420s, or be priced as reasonably. It's the premier business laptop that should be at your side at all times, whether you're on the road or dwelling in an office, and is the new Editors' Choice for business laptops.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
The lightest 14-inch notebook on the market, the Lenovo ThinkPad T420s remains a truly compelling choice for business users looking for the optimum combination of power and portability. The HP EliteBook 8460p has a more attractive design, and the Dell Latitude E6420 offers longer battery life. But if you want the best keyboard, a high-res screen, and solid performance, this is the business laptop to beat.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Techreview Source
Battery life with the T420s is disappointing, especially since we got only 2.5 hours of life with the included 6-cell battery. It's definitely a good idea to purchase the additional battery that slides into the optical drive bay if you need more battery life. When using this battery in conjunction with the main battery, we got an extra 1.25 hours of life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
So, am I happy with my purchase? Overall, yes. I’ll get used to the clattery keyboard because it is otherwise pleasant to use. I’ll rarely be needing sustained CPU usage that makes the fan scream (and I can turn on some music to drown the keyboard and noise). And now I’ve managed to tweak the display settings, it looks OK until I look at another, better screen. Finally, I was wanting less weight and in that area the T420s meets the requirements although the UltraBay battery starts to erode the weight margin. This is the first time I’ve bought a Thinkpad. It’s too early to predict if I will repeat the experience but I have invested in the 3 year on-site warranty in case I encounter any problems.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80%
Source: c't - 18/11
battery runtime good, performance good, display good, noise emission very good
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/01/2011
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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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