Excerpt: 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 isn't appropriate. Wondering what this has to do with a laptop review? Well, the same concept applies to PCs.
Pros: Chic design with a clean layout, Quad-core foundation, Dolby Home Theater v4 audio technology, HD webcam performs well in low light situations
Cons: Lack luster gaming performance, Difficult access to internal components
Conclusion: Once you get past the glossy display and lack of a backlit keyboard it’s hard to find things not to like about the Edge E420s. The keyboard offers an amazing typing experience, the battery lasts long enough to get most users through the day and the processor isn’t a slouch. Combine this with the ThinkPad build quality and matte black finish, and you have a business notebook that can take on higher priced competitors.
Pros: Priced competitively., Long battery life, Great keyboard, Good looks and build quality
Cons: No backlit keyboard., Infinity Glass display is very reflective.
Summary: The ThinkPad E420s couldnâ€™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 against it. It is quick, though, and the robust construction means it can withstand a knock or drop without too much bother.
Summary: Whether you're a mobile professional, a student, or just someone who needs an affordable notebook for work and play, the ThinkPad Edge E420s is a compelling choice. This laptop offers a great typing experience, solid performance, and strong battery life. If you need discrete graphics for gaming or high-end business applications, you'll want to consider a more expensive system with an AMD or Nvidia graphics chip such as the $1,219
Pros: Sophisticated design, Light weight, Excellent keyboard, Strong battery life
Cons: No USB 3.0, Relatively weak Wi-Fi throughput, Sounds a bit tinny
Summary: 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 steps out of line.
Pros: 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 larger touchpad.
Cons: 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.
Summary: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s er en 14-tommer som posisjonerer seg et sted mellom forretnings- og privatmarkedet. Den velkjente ThinkPad-stilen er beholdt, men samtidig er den blitt rundere i kantene og fått pyntelister i sølv – kanskje for å gjøre den hakket mer "folkelig". Den blanke skjermen er også et element vi som regel finner på bærbare rettet mot privatpersoner.
Når det gjelder byggekvaliteten virker det som om Lenovo har det meste på stell.