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
Excerpt: 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 some battering on its travels.