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.
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 v188.8.131.52||121||124|
|PCMark7 Professional Edition v1.0.4||2276||2503|
|3DMark11 Pro v184.108.40.206||P985||–|
|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|
|Playing HD Video||2 hours 10 minutes||2 hours 15 minutes|
|Battery Eater (Text)||5 hours 28 minutes||4 hours 35 minutes|
|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|
|dimension||34.3 x 23.7 x (3.2 to 3.7) cm|
|price (range)*||U.S. $ 1,249|
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