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Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420 Performance Review, Supports Business

Equipped with various features and flagship software, Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420 seems to be a simple notebook with full functionality. The classical is hard to be forgotten. For some people, the classic design has its own charm. But for some others, which means dealing with a classical antiquarian.

This can be seen on the Lenovo ThinkPad E420. This product is a notebook with a classic look distinctive line of Edge. But do not wrong. Behind it looks cool there are qualified technology. Well, i7-2620M 2.7 GHz processor and AMD Radeon HD6630M as graphic-card.

This product comes with pre-installed software to monitor the system, namely the Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox. Software developed specifically for the PC-Doctor Lenovo shows various information about the system in a notebook.

Through System History, for example, you can find out what events are happening in the system since you bought it for the first time. Various things were recorded such as the installation of new drivers as well as emergence of various problems such as system restore or crash resulting in blue-screen.

While the System Information will display all the embedded hardware and software that are installed in detail. You can even check the temperature of processor and graphics card without having to install additional software like CPUZ or GPU-Z.

Turning to the security. Lenovo provides a standard security system that is prevalent in a variety of business notebooks, the FingerPrint. In addition, there is also software that allows you to “destroy” your important data.

Lenovo Secure Data Disposal tool lets you delete data that is no longer needed. As software like, this software will erase data with methods specific, difficult or even nullify the return process. So, you no longer will have to worry about the data theft in the future.

Shown with a classic design that is simple does not make the ThinkPad E420 looks old fashion. With advanced specification and the latest software, this notebook is a classic but still chic.

Test Results

Although daily application score narrowly lost than Lifebook S781, ThinkPad Edge E420 looks more powerful due to Radeon HD6630M graphics chip. Battery life for normal use is also better. “Losing” ThinkPad seems to lies in facilities/feature embedded.

Tests Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420
(Intel Core i7-2620M 2.70 GHz, DDR3-1333 memory 4 GB, Intel HD + AMD Radeon HD6630M, 48 Wh battery, 14 inches)
Fujitsu Lifebook S781
(Intel Core i7-2620M 2.70 GHz, memory of 4 GB DDR3-1333, Intel HD Graphics, 67 Wh battery, 14 inches)
SYSmark 2012 v1.0.0.54 121 124
PCMark7 Professional Edition v1.0.4 2276 2503
3DMark11 Pro v1.0.2.0 P985
Cinebench R11.5 3.11 3.09
Stalker (Day) 25.60 fps 12.60 fps
video encoding 20 minutes 38 seconds 20 minutes 36 seconds
audio encoding 1 minute 20 seconds 1 minute 20 seconds
Battery Life
Playing HD Video 2 hours 10 minutes 2 hours 15 minutes
Battery Eater (Text) 5 hours 28 minutes 4 hours 35 minutes

Specification

screen 14-inch, 1366×768 pixel
processor Intel Core i7-2620M (2.7 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache)
memory 4 GB DDR3
chipset Intel Cougar Point HM65
Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics + AMD Radeon HD6630M
Hard Drive 750 GB WDC
sound card Conexant CX20590
Optical drive Slimtype DVD
facilities Wi-Fi, ethernet, HDMI, USB 2.0 (4x, 1x E-SATA combo), fingerprint, Express Card, webcam, card reader
Operating System Win7 Professional 64-bit SP1
battery 48 Wh
dimension 34.3 x 23.7 x (3.2 to 3.7) cm
weight 2.15 kg
guarantee 1 year
website www.lenovo.com
price (range)* U.S. $ 1,249

Lenovo SimpleTap
Lenovo provides applications with smartphone-style interface. It looks on desktop part that comes more colorful. Users can also make a particular application as an icon.

ThinkVantage Toolbox
Software for management of laptop, many useful options ranging from just checking the condition of laptop makes it easy to backup.

Conclusion

Plus: Extra software exciting; High-end specification.

Minus: The prices are quite high; without USB 3.0.

Score Assessment
 - Performance: 4.2
 - Facilities: 4.25
 - Usage: 4.25
 - Price: 2.5
 - Total Score: 3.89

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