Pros

  • Solidly built
  • Fast performer with a great keyboard

Cons

  • No USB 3.0
  • Textured touchpad has an odd feel

At A Glance

The venerable T420's staid countenance belies its outstanding performance, reliability, and features.

Manufacturer’s Description

Rock-solid reliability. Blazing-fast performance. Clever manageability tools. We pack a lot of intelligent features into every ThinkPad laptop and tablet so you get more out. More productivity, more cost savings, more IT headache-busting. That's why a ThinkPad investment isn't just smart. It's pure genius.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 4177QKU
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 9 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
FireWire/i.LINK No
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
VGA Yes
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
DisplayPort Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 14.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WSXGA
Screen Resolution 1600 x 900
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model GMA HD 3000
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA/300
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Lenovo Group Limited
UPC Code 645743641853
Manufacturer Part Number 4177QKU
Brand Name Lenovo
Product Name ThinkPad T420 4177QKU Notebook
Marketing Information

Rock-solid reliability. Blazing-fast performance. Clever manageability tools. We pack a lot of intelligent features into every ThinkPad laptop and tablet so you get more out. More productivity, more cost savings, more IT headache-busting. That's why a ThinkPad investment isn't just smart. It's pure genius.

Product Model 4177QKU
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/
Product Line ThinkPad
Product Series T420
Memory
Memory Card Supported MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • ThinkPad T420 4177QKU Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model Centrino Wireless-N 1000
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth No
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.2"
Width 13.4"
Depth 9.2"
Weight (Approximate) 68.96 oz
Color Black
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Finger Print Reader No
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i5
Processor Model i5-2410M
Processor Speed 2.30 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
vPro Technology No
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model QM67 Express
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad, Trackpoint
I/O Expansions
Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/34

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 124.0
Battery
Battery Life 8:37   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 228.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 345.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 177.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 324.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 302.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 343.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 185.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 254.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 175.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 97.79   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 74.71   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 80.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 62.35   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 28.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 22.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 48.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 40.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 35.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 27.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 82.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 61.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 10.2   Watts
Sleep power usage 0.0   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.0   Watt hours
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 277.0

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