In the computing sector Lenovo has also started to gain some more reputation. Lenovo has again came up with new series of laptops known as Thinkpad. These laptops are doing very well in the market. They are gaining more popularity as they are priced well within the reach of an average buyer. We got our hands on the business laptop i.e. Thinkpad E420s. Read the review.
Lenovo Thinkpad E420s Build
The Lenovo ThinkPad E420s is the new business laptop that inherits the heritage of its predecessors, while adding a whole new style and design. The Lenovo ThinkPad disappointly does away with removable battery, the speaker is located above the keypad and runs along the horizontal length of the keyboard, the power button is located at the top right corner of the chassis.
The Lenovo ThinkPad E420s has a very neat design. The ThinkPad Edge E420s’ keyboard is easy to use as it has got the chiclet keys which will reduce the typing errors. The laptop’s traditional trackpad is pretty accurate with a smooth rubberized surface.An important feature of the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s is its TrackPointwe must say it is the best and most accurate way to navigate the interface but it demands a little getting used to. Supporting the TrackPoint below the keyboard are three mouse buttons that serve as the left/right click and the center button serves as the scroll key and are extremely easy to press; the tactile feedback is excellent.
Lenovo Thinkpad E420s Features and Performance
The Lenovo ThinkPad E420s gets the Intels Sandy Bridge Core i5-2410M processor running at 2,3 GHz, Further, it gets a 4 GB DDR3 RAM, in-built Intel HD Graphics 3000 and a 320 GB HDD, The 14 inch screen has a native resolution of 1366×768.
The Display of the Thinkpad Edge E420s is pretty good as it’s glossy and bright. The thing which we didn’t like about the display was its viewing angles. While watching HD movies we didn’t faced any sort of problems.
For Security reasons there’s a fingerprint reader in the laptop which will allow you to lock your laptop using your fingerprint. Nowadays, this feature is seen in most of the business laptops which is good.
The sound quality of the E420s is pretty good. The onboard speakers are good for personal entertainment with decent audio levels.
The Thinkpad does a very good job of bringing multimedia features to a traditionally business laptop. The ThinkPad E420s allows you to interchange the functions of the Fn and Ctrl key in the BIOS setting i,e, the Fn key starts functioning as the Ctrl key and vice versa.
The connectivity options the Lenovo ThinkPad E420s does very well indeed, The the left side features a slot loading DVD drive with an eject button and a card reader slot, The right side features two USB 2,0 ports out of which one is a powered USB port, a HDMI out and a headphone jack, The back includes a VGA port, an Ethernet port, an eSATA/USB 2,0 combo port and a SIM slot, The wireless connectivity is taken care of by Wi-Fi 802,11n and Bluetooth. The keys are slightly concave which makes typing a much nicer.
Lenovo Thinkpad E420s Price
You will get Lenovo ThinkPad E420s for $700 on Amazon. In India it is available for a price of Rs. 55,200. The new Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s packs in very good hardware in the shell of well-built, easy to use laptop.