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LENOVO ThinkPad L412

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of LENOVO ThinkPad L412. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the usability and durability. The screen and price are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and portability get mixed comments, while there are some negative reviews about the size and battery.

performance, price, screen, durability, usability

battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the LENOVO ThinkPad L412 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Tech Staff (

Lenovo ThinkPad L412 review


A powerful addition to the ThinkPad range with impressive green credentials

Good performance ; Build quality ; Good screen ; Excellent keyboard

Plain design ; Heavy for a ThinkPad

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (

Lenovo ThinkPad L412 review


The professional-looking Lenovo ThinkPad L412 has a decent screen and speakers, and its low starting price makes it an ideal choice for the eco-conscious businessperson.

The Lenovo ThinkPad L412's only real drawback appears to be the keyboard, which is so loud that you should really think twice about toting this laptop to conferences and meetings. Other than that annoyance, however, the L412 delivers- it's quick,...

Jun, 2010

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Lenovo - ThinkPad L412


If you want a laptop with green credentials then the Lenovo ThinkPad L412 is certainly worth a look. It has been produced using up to 30 percent ‘post consumer content' which means recycled materials. It is ...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (

Lenovo ThinkPad L412


Lenovo's new L-Series ThinkPads--of which the L412 is one--are attractively priced, business-oriented laptops with a green twist: They're made with up to 30 percent post-consumer waste and shipped in almost 100 percent recycled packaging. The...

Eco-friendly ; Inexpensive

Loud keyboard ; Weak battery life

A decently priced, eco-friendly choice for the budget-minded businessperson or student.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (

Review Lenovo Thinkpad L412 Notebook


A Unique Specimen.The L-series is a brand-new addition to the Len

Well-designed Thinkpad work area; User-friendly input devices; Thinvantage software; Display suitable for outdoor use; Low noise and heat emissions; Usable battery life

Small weak spots around case; Positioning of ports around device; Many purchase configurations not yet available in Europe; Basic 12 month warranty; Limited performance

The Intel Core i3-330M and GMA HD Graphics in combination: a bit more power on tap would have been nice.

May, 2010

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Lenovo ThinkPad L412 Review


Lenovo ThinkPad L412 reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the Lenovo ThinkPad L412 and comparisons to other Cheap Laptops

Excellent keyboard; Good audio and video quality; Antiglare display; Eco-friendly

Small hard drive; Short battery life

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : lang2009 ( )

Lenovo ThinkPad L412 Review


Lenovo released new L-series laptops as replacement product. Compared with the T series laptops, L series laptops are not in thin body, the performance is not as strong as T series. But the L series is still inherited the ThinkPad comfortable and...

ThinkPad L412 offers 6 or 9 cell battery. In the notebook battery test, open the WiFi to browse the Web with 6 cell battery, L412 lasted 3 hours and 47 minutes. If you want longer battery life, 9-cell battery is available, but the weight of Lenovo L412...

Jun, 2010

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bad joy system support



Bad support. If you call in, and are on hold waiting, and it turns 5:30 eastern time, they hang up on you! I waited for an hour today, only to be 2nd in que when it turned 5:30, and I was hung up on. I called yesterday, and same thing. I am available...

Mar, 2016

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Nov, 2015

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Good price Bad battery


It should be basic to ensure a fresh battery is included or at least provide a disclaimer. Year on battery was June 2010.

Good price

Bad battery

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications


Audio Connections:Line In /Line Out /Mic In
Audio system:Conexant 20585 / HD / HD Audio / HDA
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer:No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Sound Card:Integrated
Speaker power:1 / 1.5 / 3


Battery life (max):4 / 4.7 / 8.1
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6 / 9


Front camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Swivel webcam: No


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold


Bluetooth: Yes
Built-in 3G: No
HDMI Outputs:1
Memory Card Reader:7-in-1
Network Card: Yes
PC Card Slot: Yes
USB Ports:4
VGA (D-sub):1
WLAN Standard:802.11 b/g/n


Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Mouse/Click Device:Touchpad


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Plastic
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook


3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1366 x 768
Display Surface:Matte
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Screen Resolution:1366x768
Screen Size:14 in
Screen Type:TFT LED
Touch Screen: No
Touchscreen: No


Dual Layer: Yes
Optical Drive:DVD-RW/CD-RW


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5145 / Intel GMA / Intel GMA HD / Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / Intel UMA / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphic Card Memory Size:N/A
Graphics Card:Integrated
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
Maximum Resolution:1366 x 768 / 2560 x 1600
Multiple GPU: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1300 / 667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Hard drive

Hard disk drive type:160GB SATA/ 7200 / 250GB SATA/ 5400 / 250GB SATA/ 7200 / 320GB SATA/ 5400 / 320GB SATA/ 7200 / 500GB SATA/ 7200
Storage drive type:160GB SATA/ 7200 / 320GB SATA/ 5400 / 320GB SATA/ 7200


CPU Number:330M
CPU Speed:2.13 GHz
CPU Type:Intel Core i3
Hard Drive Size:250 GB
Hard Drive Type:HDD
Internal Memory:2048 MB
Memory Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Platform Technology:N/A


Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard layout:Alphanumeric / QWERTY
Keyboard type:6 row 80 key 85% ISO Fullsize
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Pointing Stick / ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes


Dimensions (HxWxD):36x344x233 mm
Weight:2.32 kg


Internal Memory:1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM


3G:No / Yes
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:1Gb Ethernet / Gigabit / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, WWAN / Gigbait Ethernet / Mini-PCI Express Adapter II
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other features

Audio system:Conexant 20585 / HD / HD Audio / HDA
Battery Type:6 Cell Lithium-Ion / 9 Cell Lithium-Ion
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 / Windows7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):344 x 233 x 36
Display:LCD / LED
Display size (HxV):14.0
Display size (HxV) (imperial):14.0
Drive bays:Fixed Ultrabay Enhanced
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / Intel
HDD user password: No
Infrared data port: No
Interface Type:PCI
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem type:N / V.92
Power requirements:100 - 240V / 100-240V / 130/230 V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Security Features:Fingerprint Reader / None
TV in port: No
Type of bays:Fixed Ultrabay Enhanced
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Warranty:One year / One year parts and labour (system battery: one year) / One year parts and labour (system battery: one year), Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year) / Three year / Three year, Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year) / Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year) / Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year), Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year)
Warranty note:One year / One year parts and labour (system battery: one year) / One year parts and labour (system battery: one year), Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year) / Three year / Three year, Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year) / Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year) / Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year), Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year)
Weight:1.65 / 2.37 / 2.55 / 2.62 / 2.76 / 2.98 / 3 / 3.07 / 3.09 / 3.11 / 3.15 / 3.17 / 3.28 / 3.3 / 3.35 / 3.52 / 3.54 / 3.63 / 3.66
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / LAN / LAN; WWAN; PAN / WAN; LAN; PAN / Wi-Fi / WWAN, WiMAX / WWAN, WLAN, WiMAX / WWAN; LAN

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: No
Microphone in:No / Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Wireless communication version:Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65 / 90

Power source

Battery Type:Lithium-Ion 6-Cells


Bus type:DMI / FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
L2 Cache:3
L3 Cache:3
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel PM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 410
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing Die size:107 / 81
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 2.933 / 3.07 / 3.2 / 3.20
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 1 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L2 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Penryn / Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.86 / 1.9 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333 / 800
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I3-330M / I3-350M / I3-370M / I3-380M / I3-390M / I5-2520M / I5-430M / I5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I5-520M / I5-540M / I5-560M / P4500 / T3100
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor P4000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor T3000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1288 / BGA956 / PGA988 / Socket 479 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Processor upgrade:2660 Mhz
Stepping:C2 / J1 / K0 / R0
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:47341 / 50178 / I3-390M / I5-450M / I5-520M
Processor code:SLBNF / SLBPL / SLBPM / SLBTT / SLBTZ / SLBUK / SLC22 / SLC24 / SLC26 / SLGVS / SR048
Processor package size:34 / 35 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes


Integrated Webcam: Yes


Cable lock slot:IBM / Kensington / N / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:IBM / Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes


Bundled software:Vital Source School Library, ThinkVantage System Update, Thinkvantage Product Recovery, Thinkvantage Power Manager, Sun JRE, SKYPE, Norton Internet Security 2009 With 30 Days of Virus definition, Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 with Microsoft Offic\nPC Doctor for WINPE\nThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows XP Professional


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / MMC / MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500
HDD interface:SATA / Serial ATA
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500



Weight & Dimensions

Height :3.2 / 3.6
Height (front):3 / 3.2 / 3.6
Height (rear):3.2 / 3.6
Weight:1.65 / 2.31 / 2.32 / 2.37 / 2.4 / 2.47 / 2.55 / 2.6 / 2.62 / 2.76 / 2.98 / 3 / 3.07 / 3.09 / 3.11 / 3.15 / 3.17 / 3.27 / 3.28 / 3.3 / 3.35 / 3.52 / 3.54 / 3.63 / 3.66