Summary: A very powerful, but still very portable and extremely lightweight and thin laptop. A very reliable construction, extremely nice ergonomics. Working hours in battery use could be better, so you´d be better prepare to purchase an extra ultrabay battery.
Summary: Looked at many laptops to replace an old Lenovo Idepad that had the cover hinges fail after about 3 years. Had thought about other brands and even ordered an HP business class laptop to compare. But when it came down to the red navigation pointer (which are carried only on a few laptops and mosttly Lenovo's) and the one of a kind Thinkpad keyboard itself ... we went with this model. Very nice screen, excellent build quality, minimum amount of bloatware.
Summary: Custom configured T420s on lenovo website. Wish I would have just bought it from Amazon and did a few upgrades myself. My machine: 2.5 Ghz Core i5 8 GB Ram 320 GB HD Exterior: This machine is very nice looking, with a good design and solid feel. It's incredibly light (3.9 lbs), such that I have to double check that I actually put it in my bag. The build quality is excellent. 5* Screen: Love the 1600x900 display resolution and the matte screen.
Summary: Nice performing laptop with Nvidia graphics and I5 processor. Solid state drive. Ordered DVD bay battery (good idea). The problem with this laptop is the noise emanating from the fan. My hearing isn't overly great and to me it is ridiculously loud. No notebook of this type should have such a shoddy design in that area with a fan sounding like a hair dryer 80% of the time.
Summary: Good points: Slim, light, nice looking, works great. Nice feel of relief touchpad. The largest disappoint is the feel of soft laptop body. It has a solid frame but the plastic case around it makes the feel of something not well built and cheap. The housing bends when one presses near the ThinkPad shield at the right side and at the Windows 7 logo at the left, just a regular carrying case.
No longer a solid IBM product -- this is a cheaply built look-alike now
Adam Grossman, Amazon
27 November 2011
Summary: It has been several years since IBM sold its PC division to the Chinese manufacturer Lenovo, but after owning several ThinkPads over the years, I have unfortunately concluded that the ThinkPads of today are no comparison to the solidly built IBM products that earned ThinkPads their sterling reputation in the past. I have owned this T420s for a few months and have disliked it since the day I pulled it out of the box.
Expensive piece of top of the line garbage - I miss my T410s
Alexis "Alexis", Amazon
26 November 2011
Summary: Good computer but for one fundamental flaw: the VOIP experience is DISMAL. The microphone could not be any worse. I consistently get horrible rain in the background and strange noises coming in and out. Furthermore the T420s dims the sound of the keys when typing, instead of eliminating it like the T410s did. End result: the listener can hear you when you type, just like it happens on any cheap computer. Lenovo, what have you done?
T. Schauer "hacker, photographer, designer", Amazon
30 October 2011
Summary: I've been using Macbook Pros and iMacs for the last several years. But due to Microsoft's inability to write a stable and compatible version of Microsoft Office, I find myself needing Windows. Windows 7, btw, is a very good operating system. Bought the T420s direct from Lenovo and added a MSATA SSD (80gb from Intel). The laptop screams and is very stable. I love it except...
Excerpt: The best 14" business laptop out on the market currently. Very fast, very durable, and very portable. The down site is the battery which only last 2.5 hours, so make sure to pick up the bay drive battery.
Summary: Bought a Lenovo ThinkPad T-420s laptop (Core i7, 4G RAM, 128G SSD, etc.) with a docking station earlier this month and then they brought down the price by $340+!! Now wrestling with them to give me the price difference / store credit - as I believe they should honor their price once it is posted on their website. Here is the new price: [...] The product may be good but can you trust their prices on their website? If they won't honor it?