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Customer reviews for Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431

14" small business laptop optimized for Windows 8 with improved graphics support, enhanced multimedia, & new ThinkPad TrackPad.

Average customer rating:
3.75 out of 5
3.8
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5
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15 of 20(75%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ThinkPad Edge E431
Review 1 for ThinkPad Edge E431
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
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Features 
5 out of 5
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Value 
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
lama

Excellent Buy!

Date:June 7, 2014
"My ThinkPad has been pleasantly fast and reliable.
This is my first ThinkPad and have recommended to family and friends. It does everything I need it to do and much more.
"
Review 2 for ThinkPad Edge E431
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1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Features 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Reliability 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
PLLen

Worst Trackpad ever!

Date:June 1, 2014
"This computer carries the worst trackpad we have ever used! You absolutely need an external mouse if you really want to use it.
Also hooking it up to an Airport Extreme seems to be useless even after updating to the latest drivers.
Made our company want to switch to Mac."
Review 3 for ThinkPad Edge E431
OverallOverall Rating 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Reliability 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
JMB100C

had to be repaired from scratch 2x in <5 months

Date:April 8, 2014
"This has been a terrible computer for me. I had to send it back for complete operating system replacement within 6 days of getting the machine and now I need to send it back again to get the operating system replaced again because the battery is getting a poor rating and the Lenovo technicians have no clue what to do about it. I only got the machine in December. And it's not that great even when it's "working". Be very cautious about this product and this company"
Review 4 for ThinkPad Edge E431
OverallOverall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Mobility 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Design 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Features 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
AnonnymousJ
Owned Product:1-6 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Home Premium

Superb Keyboard & Frustrating Mouse

Date:March 29, 2014
Pros: Battery, Keyboard/peripherals, fast accurate keys
Cons: Screen size, mouse
"I purchased this laptop solely because the keyboard is amazing. I am a writer and I can type SO FAST on this without even thinking about it. If you write - buy a Lenovo with the Accutype keys.
The MAJOR con is that the mousepad right-click is often unresponsive. I can't even use the nice red trackball because the right-click doesn't register when I use it (and yes I have played with the settings). It's very frustrating to have to right-click in a very specific way, or a few times to get it to register!! I will have to purchase an external mouse to do editing!
Keys are made VERY cheaply. The keys are already worn off where I type &I've only had the computer for a few months. (My T41 took about 4 years to wear down)."
Review 5 for ThinkPad Edge E431
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Mobility 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Bobn
Owned Product:Just got it

Must buy

Date:March 16, 2014
Pros: Input/Output compatibility, Processor, Security Features, Memory
"Touch screen and finger scanner"
Review 6 for ThinkPad Edge E431
OverallOverall Rating 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Mobility 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Design 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Reliability 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
MyNameIsEarl
Owned Product:1-6 months
Operating System:Windows 8
Processor:Intel Core i5
Memory:4 GB or more

Hate the touchpad/mouseclicker

Date:January 22, 2014
Cons: combination touchpad/mouse clicker
"I have always used thinkpads which is why I purchased this one. I have been extremely unhappy with the combination touchpad/clicker. It only works about half the time- I click and nothing happens. If I had it to do over again, I would not buy this laptop for that reason. It makes me angry every time I use it."
Review 7 for ThinkPad Edge E431
OverallOverall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Mobility 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
buon
Owned Product:Less than a month
Operating System:Windows 8 Pro
Processor:Intel Core i5
Memory:4 GB or more

More and less what I expected

Date:December 12, 2013
Pros: Weight, Processor, Durability, Memory, Keyboard/peripherals
Cons: Display resolution, Display performance
"I knew that e431 is not a perfect one but anyway I decided to buy it.