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Lenovo ThinkPad T420s Series

Lenovo ThinkPad T420s 4174-PEGProcessor: Intel Core i5 2520M, Intel Core i5 2540M, Intel Core i7 2640M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000, NVIDIA NVS 4200M
Display: 14 inch
Weight: 1.7kg, 1.9kg, 2kg
Price: 1500, 1800, 1900 euro
Average Score: 82.89% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 85%, features: 83%, display: 74%
mobility: 85%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 83%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T420s-NV72BGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad T420s-NV72BGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad T420s-NV72BGE
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad T420s (Series)

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T420s Review
Source: Notebooks.com English
The ThinkPad T420s offers great performance, an incredible high-resolution matte display and an excellent keyboard. With extras like better video conferencing and premium audio users will appreciate the T420s as much as IT managers appreciate the security and durability. Thanks to the great $1,099 starting price and feature-set, the ThinkPad T420s is very attractive for business users and a good option for students who want a notebook capable of surviving four years of years of school.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/21/2012
85% Lenovo ThinkPad T420s Review
Source: Digital Trends English
The ThinkPad T420s is another example of Lenovo’s stubbornness. Besides the hardware, which is quick, there’s nothing about this laptop that is particularly modern. The entire design philosophy, from the boring matte black surfaces to the beveled key caps, could easily be at home on a laptop built five years ago. But being stubborn isn’t bad when you have it right.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad T420s
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo ThinkPad T420s is amazing when you realize that its power, feature set, and battery yields are usually found in much heavier laptops like the the Dell Latitude E6420. You can find a lighter 14-inch business laptop, but it won't pack in as many features as the T420s, or be priced as reasonably. It's the premier business laptop that should be at your side at all times, whether you're on the road or dwelling in an office, and is the new Editors' Choice for business laptops.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad T420s Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The lightest 14-inch notebook on the market, the Lenovo ThinkPad T420s remains a truly compelling choice for business users looking for the optimum combination of power and portability. The HP EliteBook 8460p has a more attractive design, and the Dell Latitude E6420 offers longer battery life. But if you want the best keyboard, a high-res screen, and solid performance, this is the business laptop to beat.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad T420s
Source: Techreview Source English
Battery life with the T420s is disappointing, especially since we got only 2.5 hours of life with the included 6-cell battery. It's definitely a good idea to purchase the additional battery that slides into the optical drive bay if you need more battery life. When using this battery in conjunction with the main battery, we got an extra 1.25 hours of life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad T420s User Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
So, am I happy with my purchase? Overall, yes. I’ll get used to the clattery keyboard because it is otherwise pleasant to use. I’ll rarely be needing sustained CPU usage that makes the fan scream (and I can turn on some music to drown the keyboard and noise). And now I’ve managed to tweak the display settings, it looks OK until I look at another, better screen. Finally, I was wanting less weight and in that area the T420s meets the requirements although the UltraBay battery starts to erode the weight margin. This is the first time I’ve bought a Thinkpad. It’s too early to predict if I will repeat the experience but I have invested in the 3 year on-site warranty in case I encounter any problems.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80%
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Source: c't - 18/11 German
battery runtime good, performance good, display good, noise emission very good
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/01/2011

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T420s-NV7KKGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad T420s-NV7KKGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad T420s-NV7KKGE
Processor: Intel Core i5 2540M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1900 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad T420s (Series)

Average Score: 93% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

93% Lenovo ThinkPad T420s
Source: Computer Shopper English
While laptop buyers have been flocking to 13-inch platforms for portability or 15-inch models for mainstream affordability, the happy-medium 14-inch thin-and-light has been all but forgotten. The Lenovo ThinkPad T420s delivers better performance than its predecessor thanks to Intel’s latest Core i5 platform, but the thin machine skimps on battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 93%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad T420s 4174-PEG

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad T420s 4174-PEGNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad T420s 4174-PEG
Processor: Intel Core i7 2640M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVS 4200M 1024 MB
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad T420s (Series)
 ThinkPad T420s 4174-PEG (Model)

Average Score: 82% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

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%
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%

 

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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.


Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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.

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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i5:

2520M: Dual-core Sandy Bridge processor with integrated graphics and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.2540M: Fast Dual-core processor clocked from 2.6 to 3.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.0) based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 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. 
» 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.

2 kg:


82.89%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU

Samsung 600B5B-S01DE
NVS 4200M, Core i5 2520M, 15.6", 2.63 kg
Samsung 400B5B-H01
NVS 4200M, Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.55 kg

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Lenovo ThinkPad E570-20H5009TMH
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G5-20HR0021G
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Lenovo Ideapad 110-15ISK-80UD00RFGE
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Stefan Hinum, 2011-06-17 (Update: 2012-05-26)