Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E425
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E425
Source: Student Buying Guide Archive.org version
The AMD Fusion powered ThinkPad E425 is priced right at under $500 for a decent configuration. The build quality is very good for such a priced laptop and it is overall a very practical purchase. The performance is good enough for most tasks a student would need it for. If you’re an engineering student in need of a workstation for 3D design then the graphics card on board the E425 will not be powerful enough. As far as the decision between the Intel powered ThinkPad E420 and AMD powered E425, it’s a tough call, but overall the Intel Core i3 gives slightly better performance over the comparable AMD Fusion processors, but you do get a slightly better graphics boost thanks to the integrated AMD 6470m. The E425 with the AMD Fusion APU also has better battery life compared to the E420. If you can afford to configure the ThinkPad Edge E420 with a Core i5-2410m processor you’re going to get much better performance than the E425 AMD A4-3300M Fusion equipped, so if you don’t mind paying for an upgrade to the Core i5 that’s my overall recommendation. If you cannot afford the upgrade and want to stay under $500, the Edge E425 could be a better bet, especially if battery life and graphics performance are important to you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/19/2011
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/27/2011
AMD Radeon HD 6470M: Entry to middle class graphics card based on the Seymore XT codename featuring the UVD3 video processor.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
A4-3300M: Llano dual-core APU clocked at 1.9-2.5 GHz (TurboCore) featuring an integrated Radeon 6480G (240 cores, 444MHz) graphics card.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.