"I think I am the only person in India using this laptop in this part of the world and I must admit that this laptop is just a total steal. After my previous laptop (Lenovo IdeaPad Y510) flared it's motherboard, I was looking for a replacement with at least a little more performance than my previous one and e425 has not disappointed me but exceed my expectations after I had the system in my hand.
"Worth around $500 with base hardware and warranty, the laptop is one of it's class. ThinkPad has been a prime leader of all the competing small/medium business model laptops and e425 just substantiates the claim. With it's low price, switchable graphics, high battery life, AMD Fusion processor, 4 GB of RAM and compact and sturdy build, this laptop can be your best companion anywhere you go. As for my work goes, I had no problem in running various simulations. No system lag or heat-up, thanks to the A4-3300 processor which can overclock itself based on requirement and an amazing exhaust system.
"Coming to the features, all the features provided with the system are state of art - good wi-fi, track-pad, keyboard, camera, auto-lock, reading optimization (when activated your laptop automatically rotates the screen based on the position of your laptop, just like the tablets, first time I've ever seen in a laptop) and a 5-6 hr battery backup. Another cool feature is the headphone/mic combo jack (again the first time I've seen in a laptop) which acts as a common jack for both headphone as well as an external mic. People who use the hands free kit on their mobiles can use the same kit for the laptop's combo jack.
"The multimedia aspect of the system is also excellent. It was able to play any 1080p video I had thrown at it without lags or skipping frames and also the games' performance (because of the high capacity, power switching GPU) was great when you compare it with other SMB laptops. The only drawback in the system is the in-built speakers. The audio is not as crisp as you expect and the volume levels are bit low compared to other Lenovo products. But once you connect your headphone or a hdmi, the sound is incredible and amazing.
"I have always recommended Lenovo products to my family and friends because of it's superb performance, best value for money and amazing service. I'd recommend this laptop if you are looking for a low-budget high performance model and when it releases in my country I'll be willing to start a campaign among my friends to get their hands on this amazing little box."
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Review 2 for ThinkPad Edge E425
Owned Product:13-18 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Home Premium
Good, until it died.
Date:October 1, 2013
"It did everything I needed it to do, I used it mainly for school work and goofing off at home. I enjoyed using it. 13 months after purchase (1 month after the warranty ran out) it died. A local shop confirmed that the motherboard failed. The shop said that this was uncommon for this model. Lucky me!"