Lenovo Thinkpad T420-4178-6VF
SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo Thinkpad T420-4178-6VF (Thinkpad T420 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 1000 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Thinkpad T420-4178-6VF
Source: PC Perspective
The Lenovo ThinkPad T420 is an interesting beast. It goes against the grain of today’s laptops in many ways. It’s not stylish, it’s not thin, and it’s not light. The touchpad is a bit of an afterthought, functional but obviously playing second-fiddle to the trackpointer. The keyboard still looks and feels similar to the one offered by my T42 about five years ago.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/21/2012
Compared with laptops seen at CES 2012--ultrabooks and other sleekly designed variations--the ThinkPad T420 is a dinosaur, from the outside, at least. 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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Series: Laptop Mag calls the battery runtime "epic", Notebookreview.com writes 10 hours, no doubt, this smaller than average laptop is made for mobile use. Generally, the screen got good ratings except in the russian site Retera. They gave their T420 model a very bad rating.
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).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
2520M: 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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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 %
75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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