Reviews and Problems with Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431
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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 and OneLink Dock Review
17 April 2014
Summary: Lenovo understands what features are important to business uses, and the ThinkPad Edge E431 is yet another reflection of that. It's a well-built laptop with a host of functionality to make life easier on business owners and employees alike, and though it's not rocking the latest and greatest hardware or discrete level graphics, it has plenty of power for productivity chores.
Pros: Good Benchmark Scores:, Comfortable Keyboard:, Business Friendly Features:, Optical is No Illusion:, Docking Port:
Cons: Poor Battery Life:, Hard Drive Huffs and Puffs:
Conclusion: We were somewhat uninspired by last year's Edge models. Their subpar screens, speakers, and Webcams dissuaded us from giving them a wholehearted thumbs-up. After all, as we pointed out last year in our review of the E530, not just consumers use their laptops to listen to audio and view videos and photos—in many business settings, these are regular activities.
Conclusion: The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 isn’t without its sacrifices, but with a starting price for a business laptop that starts at less than $550, that’s to be expected. You’ll have to pay extra for solid-state cache or storage. And you’ll have to live without a touchscreen, HD resolution, or backlit keys. And the screen’s color and contrast washes out quickly if you aren’t sitting dead center.
Pros: Excellent spill-resistant keyboard, Low price, Roomy touchpad, Runs fairly cool and quiet, even under load
Cons: Poor quality screen, Short battery life, Doesn’t feel as solidly built as pricier ThinkPads, No niceties like a backlit keyboard or solid-state storage
Summary: Affordable productivity. Lenovo’s latest update to the ThinkPad Edge series brings with it incremental hardware updates and some fresh connectivity options. Can it stand alongside its competition?
Pros: Great build quality, ABS plastic construction seems quite durable, Very good keyboard, Stable performance under load, Adequate battery life, Clever proprietary OneLink implementation, Matte display finish, Easy maintenance, The solid and durable build, great keyboard, and fast CPU performance
Cons: Dim and unremarkable screen, Questionable integrated touchpad button design, No metal in sight, Heat and noise are slightly higher than the competition, Pricey storage upgrade options, A brighter and better quality screen and an improved clickpad design
Summary: The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 has a lot to offer for little money. At a starting price of less than $500 ($649 for our configuration), you get an attractive business-oriented laptop with a fantastic keyboard, an accurate pointing stick/touchpad combo, optional Windows 7 and enough performance to run most tasks with aplomb. The display viewing angles could be better, but otherwise we have few complaints. Just make sure you get the higher-capacity battery.
Excerpt: Достойная производительность. Последнее обновление Lenovo серии ThinkPad Edge с многочисленными обновлениями системы и несколькими свежими возможностями для подключения. Сможет ли он устаять под натиском конкурентов?
Courte critique du PC portable Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431
2 September 2013
Excerpt: La productivité à la portée de toutes les bourses. La toute dernière mise à jour de la gamme ThinkPad Série Edge a apporté son lot de mises à jour matériels habituelles, mais aussi quelques nouveautés en matière de connectique. Le ThinPad Edge E431 parvient-il à se faire une place sous le soleil ?
Breve Análise do Portátil Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431
7 August 2013
Excerpt: Produtividade acessível. A mais recente atualização do Lenovo para a série ThinkPad Edge traz com ela atualização de hardware e algumas opções de conectividade atuais. Será que é páreo para seus concorrentes?