Lenovo ThinkPad E SeriesProcessor: Intel Core i5 5200U, Intel Core i5 6200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 14.00 inch
Weight: 1.8kg, 1.9kg
Price: 700, 800 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
Lenovo ThinkPad E450-20DC007EPBAimed at business users, the ThinkPad E450-20DC007EPB is a portable computing solution that can be customized to the desired specification. With the usual ThinkPad design, the entire laptop comes in graphite black, has a tiny bit of red highlights and sports the famous ThinkPad branding. The edges are curved and the durable chassis makes it a perfect on-the-go companion. There is a tile-style keyboard, which enables ergonomic typing and a touchpad combined with the famous TrackPoint feature. The hinges are solid with Lenovo's drop-down hinge system and the ThinkPad E450-20DC007EPB is equipped with a safety feature that sensors when the laptop is being dropped. There is an Intel Core i5-5200U processor clocked at 2.2 GHz, up to 16 GB of DDR3L RAM, an Intel HD Graphics 5500 GPU and various storage options for the ThinkPad E450-20DC007EPB variant. The 14 inch anti-glare display features FHD resolutions and delivers superb image quality. The 1.81 kg device is equipped with a 720p HD camera, HD Audio with Dolby Advance Audio v2, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI out and a card reader. Users can even select the operating system on the laptop ranging from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 Pro. Battery life is impressive with the 6-cell pack enabling up to 9 hours of usage.
SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E450-20DC007EPB
Processor: Intel Core i5 5200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5500
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Price: 800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage ThinkPad E450-20DC007EPB (Model)
Source: Mobile Tech Review Archive.org version
If you're on a tight budget but want that Lenovo ThinkPad durability, superb keyboard and upgradable design, the ThinkPad E450 is a solid machine. It's slimmed down and it has the same understated look as other ThinkPad models. The display isn't as good as $1,000 and up laptops, but it's good for the price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Notebookreview.com Archive.org version
The Lenovo ThinkPad E450 is a decent budget laptop for business use. The E450 probably isn’t the best choice for those who need to do a lot of typing or for those who run graphically intensive applications, but as general purpose usage goes, the E450 should be more than enough to get the job done.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 73%
Source: Notebooks.com Archive.org version
The keyboard is terrific and battery life is acceptable. I’d have liked to see a default solid state drive in this machine for better performance and a little less noise, but I can understand that business users will value storage above all else. There are no deal-breakers here, I just wish the ThinkPad e450 was a little quieter and a bit thinner.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/20/2015
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
For $730 ($580 starting price), the Lenovo ThinkPad E450 offers an excellent, spill-resistant keyboard; a useful fingerprint reader; and a familiar Windows 7 experience, all in a durable build. Unfortunately, its subpar battery life and dim display diminish its appeal. If you're willing to shell out a few hundred dollars more, you can get the ThinkPad T450s, which offers exceptional endurance, great durability, better performance and a more attractive display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
All in all, the Lenovo ThinkPad E450 is a good option for shoppers looking for an affordable, no-frills ThinkPad experience. For a starting price of $550 ($788 as configured), it boasts the same attractive exterior, first-class keyboard, and long battery life that made its more costly siblings famous, as well as a plethora of optional upgrades such as an integrated fingerprint reader, a solid-state drive, and up to a Core i7 processor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Excellent keyboard; good autonomy. Negative: Low quality display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/17/2015
Lenovo ThinkPad E460-20ET0049GE
SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad E460-20ET0049GE
Processor: Intel Core i5 6200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Price: 700 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
Source: Chip.de DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 86% performance: 73% features: 72% display: 85% mobility: 61% workmanship: 85%
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).
Intel Core i5:
5200U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.
6200U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
14 inch display size represents a middle ground between the small subnotebook formats and the screens of the standard 15 inch laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, provides good resolutions with usable detail sizes, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact.
In the past, 14-inch devices were very rare, but now they are the standard for laptops after the 15-inchers.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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69.6%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.