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Customer reviews for Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420

14" sleek & powerful on-the-go business tool.

Average customer rating:
4.237 out of 5
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33 of 38(87%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ThinkPad Edge E420
Review 1 for ThinkPad Edge E420
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Great laptop for a college student

Date:March 12, 2012
" I decided to buy this laptop after my MacBook's logic board decided it didn't want to charge the battery anymore. Since converting to Apple three years after being traumatized by Windows Vista, I was skeptical when I bought the ThinkPad, but since I had heard such good things about it I was willing to give it a try.
Now, I don't normally write reviews or anything of that sort but this laptop exceeded my expectations so much that I felt I just had to chime in. This thing is truly amazing. The amount of features you get for the price is absolutely a steal, and the computer works so well it makes me feel stupid for having paid three times as much for my MacBook a few years ago. It's jam-packed with some really useful features and has been extremely reliable since I started using it.
So anyway, I've been using the laptop for a few weeks and here's what I have liked about it so far:
-The keyboard is fantastic. Might be the best one I've ever used on a laptop.
-The screen quality is better than I expected, but it isn't anything to ogle at.
-The i5 Sandy Bridge processor is lightning fast.
-This thing runs cooler than any other computer I have ever owned.
-The computer is relatively quiet.
-Build quality is solid, and even though its build is comprised mostly of plastic it holds up really nicely.
-The webcam is decent enough, although I'll admit it casts a weird blueish-grayish lighting over the image.
-Lots of features like the fingerprint scanner that make the laptop really useful for everyday stuff.
Things I don't like so much:
-It crashed uncontrollably right out of the box. I got BSOD's every twenty minutes and I was worried it was the motherboard. If this happens to you, don't worry. Just do a clean install of Windows (I did this several weeks ago and haven't had a problem since). I think the bloatware that comes bundled with the computer really messes with the OS for some reason.
-The trackpad is decent, but a little sensitive for my taste. Two-finger scrolling is absolutely atrocious compared to my MacBook.
-Lack of a proper graphics card is a real shame, but obviously this isn't a gaming laptop or anything. Surprisingly, though, the Intel HD Graphics aren't too terrible. I can run SC II on medium with no problem whatsoever.
-The speakers are okay, but they're in the weirdest location ever. They muffle the sound pretty badly if you have the computer on your lap or something.
-The right and left click buttons below the trackpad feel kind of cheap, but they do the job I guess.
Overall, I love this laptop. I highly recommend it to anyone on a budget who needs something fast but not necessarily too fancy. Great for students, especially! "
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Review 2 for ThinkPad Edge E420
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Location:Washington, DC
Owned Product:7-12 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Premium
Processor:Intel Core i3

Great Machine!

Date:February 20, 2012
Pros: Weight, Build Quality, Battery, Processor, Support, Keyboard/peripherals
" This is the fourth labtop I've ever owned and by far the best! I previously owned a Dell, a Medion, and prior to these an old IBM Thinkpad (before the switch to Lenovo). After continuous troubles with other brands, I made the switch back to the Thinkpad and couldn't be happier.
The E420 is cost-effective, lightweight, and performs well! It is perfect for daily use, word processing, and internet usage! It also sports both the joystick and the touch pad, so you can use either at your individual preference.
The warranty service was also a very stress free experience. I sent in the computer, and within 3 business days it was returned to me in working condition. Kudos to Lenovo for excellent customer service! "