Lenovo ThinkPad E450-20DC007EPB
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad E450-20DC007EPB
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
Model: Aimed 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.
Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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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.» 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.
This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
68.25%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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