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Lenovo ThinkPad T420s 4174-PEG

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad T420s 4174-PEG
Lenovo ThinkPad T420s 4174-PEG (ThinkPad T420s Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA NVS 4200M - 1024 MB, Core: 740 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, shader rate: 1480 MHz, DDR3-VRAM, ForceWare 268.71
Memory
4096 MB 
, 1x 4096 MB DDR3-RAM (1333 MHz), 2 slots
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1600 x 900 pixel, AU Optronics B140RW02, LED backlight, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel QM67
Storage
Intel SSD 320 Series SSDSA2BW160G3L, 160 GB 
Soundcard
Conexant 20672 @ Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 1 headphone/microphone combo port 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: 4in1 for SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN (a/g/n), Bluetooth Thinkpad Bluetooth 3.0, F5521gw Mobile Broadband UMTS/HSPA
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GU40N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 26 x 343 x 230 ( = 1.02 x 13.5 x 9.06 in)
Battery
44 Wh Lithium-Ion, 3900 mAh, 11.1 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1.3 Megapixel
Additional features
power adapter: 90 Watt, quick start guide, Lenovo ThinkVantage tools, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.7 kg ( = 59.97 oz / 3.75 pounds), Power Supply: 200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds)
Price
1800 Euro

 

Average Score: 82.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 82%, features: 85%, display: 74% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad T420s 4174-PEG

84% Review Lenovo ThinkPad T420s 4174-PEG Notebook | Notebookcheck
Business class. The ThinkPad T420s is mainly to convince business customers of its advantages as a powerful and yet portable companion. Equipped with a Core i7-2640M and a fast SSD from Intel as well as built-in UMTS, Lenovo has created good prerequisites for this venture.
80% Lenovo ThinkPad T420s review
Source: Techradar English
In a nutshell, the Lenovo ThinkPad T420s is a powerful business portable that's a pleasure to use, but not exactly a looker. With its contourless, black plastic body and sharp edges, it looks like it has climbed straight out of the 90s.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

84% Test Lenovo ThinkPad T420s 4174-PEG Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 82% display: 74% mobility: 83% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 83%

Comment

NVIDIA NVS 4200M: Business Graphics card that is based on the GeForce GT 520M with special BIOS and drivers for business applications. The clock speeds however can in theory slightly surpass the GT 520M, in the Latitude 6420 however they are at a level of the GT 520M. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
2640M: Very fast 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.
14":

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.
1.7 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


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, Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer, owned the majority of the company. 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.


82.67%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2011-12- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)