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.
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.
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.
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.
No longer a solid IBM product -- this is a cheaply built look-alike now
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...
Expensive piece of top of the line garbage - I miss my T410s
A "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.
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.
Summary: Have been using this for about a month. Purchased customized one (i7 2620 processor and dedicated nvidia graphic card) thru lenovo. This thing is fast!! Added OCZ vertex 3 SSD using ultra bay and it rocks! The ultrabay supports sata 3, FYI. Used ebay ultrabay adaptor with this SSD without a problem.
Summary: I am an IBM employee and as such I enjoy a discount on Lenovo purchases. With my corporate discount, the price comes down to what you would find on newegg, tigerdirect, or amazon, but with the ability to customize the system.
Summary: This thin and light -- and fast -- Lenovo T420s laptop is at the top of its class. The Lenovo brand runs under the radar screen for many consumers, but builds top-technology laptops that last next-to-forever. The T420s is sick fast with a 14" screen, but only weighs 3.9 lb.