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.
T420S, sehr schlechtes Display, nicht als Business Notebook geeignet
17 February 2012
Summary: Ich habe mir dieses T420S als Ersatz für mein altes T60p zugelegt. Mit dem T60p bin ich sehr zufrieden, nur für HD ViedeoBearbeitung ist die 2GHz Dualcore CPU zu langsam. Das T420S ht eine moderne CPU mit 2,6 GHz. Zusätzlich habe ich eine Samsung SSD mit 512 G Byte eingebaut in der Hoffnung die Windows 7 Bootzeit auf ca. 20 Sekunden zu bekommen. (Lenovo macht Werbung das der T420S innerhalb von 10 Sekunden Windows 7 Bootet). OK, zuerst einmal die Vorteile.