The 14-inch ThinkPad E420s is a consumer-oriented ThinkPad. Choose one of three second-generation processors: Intel Core i3, i5, or i7. The notebook can support up to 8GB DDR3 RAM at 1333MHz. Data storage options include 250GB (5400 RPM) or 320GB (7200rpm) hard disk drive. You can also choose from 128GB SSD or Hybrid 80GB SSD mSATA with 320GB at 7200rpm. The included Li-ion battery was tested by Lenovo to last up to 7 hours and tested by us to last about 6.5 hours.
- Solid build quality
- Excellent keyboard
- Great battery life (6+ hours)
- Good design
- Non-removable battery
- Low-resolution display
- No status lights
The ThinkPad E420s represents a good value at its $799 price point. Just be aware it has limited screen options and a non-removable battery.
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