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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the keyboard and design. The durability and portability also get good views, whereas the image quality and screen get negative opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the usability and price.

performance, portability, durability, design, keyboard

battery, screen, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability. The performance also gets good opinions, but many are critical about the screen.

performance, portability

screen

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Ben Camm-Jones (techadvisor.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s review

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s would never be accused of being pretty, though it is worth noting that the ThinkPad range has come a long way since Lenovo acquired it from IBM. They're still built like tanks, though, and the E420s is built to shrug off...

The ThinkPad E420s couldn’t be much different from the excellent Lenovo IdeaPad G570. To be fair to the ThinkPad it is a very work-focused model, but the poor battery life, lack of storage space, mediocre screen and relatively high price all count...

Jul, 2011

RECOMMENDED

Expert review by : Shaun Dormon (reghardware.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s 14in Core i5 laptop

 

Review I have always been a fan of ThinkPads, ever since my father brought home a beaten 560e featuring a 150MHz Pentium which was rejected from the corporate pool due to travel abuse. Even though half of its 1GB disk was bad sectors I ran it well into...

The ThinkPad range has been typically targeted at business users, however, I can certainly see more general users adopting the Edge series, especially as the price of the business class fare edges further below the £1000 mark. This Core i5 version is...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s review

 

The ThinkPad E420s couldn’t be much different from the excellent Lenovo IdeaPad G570. To be fair to the ThinkPad it is a very work-focused model, but the poor battery life, lack of storage space, mediocre screen and relatively high price all count...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s business laptop is slim, sleek, and loaded with good hardware, but its overall performance is good rather than great.

Speedy processor, hard drive. Light and strong construction. Attractive design. Comfortable keyboard. More affordable than comparable ultraportables. Long battery life. Light on bloatware.

Performance lags behind competitors.

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Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad E420s Review

 

The ThinkPad E420s is a consumer-oriented ThinkPad with a 1-inch thin chassis, a weight of just 4 pounds, and more than 6 hours of battery life. If that isn't enough to spark your interest, it has a starting price around $700. Read our full review for...

Solid build quality ; Excellent keyboard ; Great battery life (6+ hours) ; Good design

Non-removable battery ; Low-resolution display ; No status lights ; The ThinkPad E420s represents a good value at its $799 price point. Just be aware it has limited screen options and a non-removable battery.

The ThinkPad E420s represents a good value at its $799 price point. Just be aware it has limited screen options and a non-removable battery.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s Notebook

 

Brilliant performance? With the ThinkPad Edge E420s, Lenovo now has a slim notebook available that is supposed to be especially designed for SMEs. The latest hardware fused with ThinkPad qualities makes you want more. However, the high-gloss display...

Pleasant soft touch surfaces, Large touchpad and trackpoint, Convincing multimedia performance, AMD Switchable Graphics, Fast 2.5 inch hard disk, Power consumption and acceptable battery runtimes, The surfaces' high-end feel and the revised, and now...

Glossy plate in front of the screen, Instable display lid and hinges, Display brightness, contrast and black value, Unconvincing stereo speakers, Built-in battery, A higher quality display with a matt surface and the possibility of exchanging the battery

May, 2011

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad E420s Review

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad E420s is the new business laptop that inherits the heritage of its predecessors, while adding a whole new style and design.

Excellent build, Great keyboard and trackpoint, Good design

No USB 3.0, Non-removable battery

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Aniruddh Subramaniam (digit.in)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 420s

 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 420s

Excellent build ; Great keyboard and trackpoint ; Good design

No USB 3.0 ; Non-removable battery

Nov, 2011

APPROVED

Expert review by : Paul Lilly (hothardware.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s Laptop Review

 

There's a time and place to act a fool, like at a Ludacris concert for example, or when entertaining your in-laws during a holiday function in which you're trying to encourage a hasty departure. Likewise, there are situations where showboating simply...

Chic design with a clean layout ; Quad-core foundation ; Dolby Home Theater v4 audio technology ; HD webcam performs well in low light situations

Lack luster gaming performance ; Difficult access to internal components

Lenovo designed the ThinkPad Edge E420s for small-to-medium business (SMB) users, and if evaluating it on those terms, the E420s proves a solid workhorse. It has plenty of horsepower to beam PowerPoint presentations to potential clients, and with its...

Jul, 2011

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Lenovo Edge E420s NWD4NUK

 

Great build quality and Keyboard, feels rugged so should be good for the road..

The usual updates for the OS and hardware take time.. Windows 7 is the bottle neck so the SSD version would be best.

Nov, 2011
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