Reviews and Problems with Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420
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One star is still too many!
S. Taylor, Amazon
3 January 2014
Summary: I feel I must warn people about this computer. This computer has a known faulty system board which will sooner or later leave the owner with a perfectly useless laptop, myself being one of them. Lenovo ought to have recalled the entire batch of laptops to replace the faulty parts regardless of whether they were in warranty or not, simply to save their reputation. They failed to do so and consequently have most certainly lost my business for good. Sorry Lenovo.
Summary: I have been pleased with this laptop. It stays relatively cool when in use and lasts quite a while on the battery supplied (I get about 4+ hours when word processing and browsing the web). I have a slightly different model. I have an E420 1141-A51. This machine is not for gaming. I have had problems with the video card drivers. Games and some video processes have caused the system to freeze or blue screen.
Summary: Just as the title says - my motherboard died after about 4 months of owning this laptop. Lenovo had me ship the laptop out for repair, and took 4 weeks to finally ship it back. They refused to be flexible with delivery and tried to ship it while I was on vacation. Instead of leaving it for a family member to pick up later, Lenovo refused to change the shipping options and had it shipped back to themselves.
Summary: I recently bought the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E420 through Amazon. The seller (Circuitcity) was very responsive and delivered the item 2 days prior to the estimated delivery date based on my request :-) I've been using the laptop for the past few days and here's my objective assessment of its features.
Summary: I had it for two months and it suddenly died. I've been very careful with it, thus I was very surprised. But, I'm not alone just read about these pple having to change their motherboards after a couple of weeks of having it new. And even having to repleace their mother boards several times... [...
Summary: Compared to my 3 year old Acer 5515 this is a rocketship. As configured the WEI is 5.9, the HDD and memory are the bottlenecks. Keyboard is amazing, the touchpad is also great. The trackpoint, thaat is new to me and I am still working on it. Startup from fully off to any webpage is less than 1 minute. From sleep it is just seconds. The ThinkVantage Utilities are nice, makes updating very easy.
Great machine but the screen WAS too poor for me so I replaced it!!
Major Steve Trevor, Amazon
8 December 2011
Summary: It's a sad mistake on the part of Lenovo to make this wonderful fast laptop with a dim screen. It's not a terrible screen,.. It's clear and whatever.. But sitting next to my other laptops it looks blurry and dark. UPDATE!!! I was able to purchase the Glossy replacement screen for this Laptop on Amazon for a great low price and it was easy to change out.. What a miracle!! The Matte screen that came with it was too dark and was actually really "terrible".
A nice up-to-date replacement to IBM's old T43 ThinkPad...
Nathaniel Allen, Amazon
7 December 2011
Summary: Great little laptop that does most things well. It's not going to be a good gaming laptop due to the relatively underpowered integrated Intel 3D graphics, somewhat slow HDD, and small screen, but for general web surfing, streaming video playback, "light" gaming (i.e. Flash games), non-intensive photo editing ( Photoshop Elements ), and drawing in Inkscape (if you can stand the small screen), it's more than adequate.