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    Default Lenovo ThinkPad T420 Review: The Best Business Laptop? Discussion

    The 14-inch ThinkPad T420 business notebook has an excellent screen, keyboard, and battery life. We explain why this "business rugged" notebook is a great choice for hard-working customers.



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    the battery life is pretty awesome. I remember back in the days my T43 got about 4 hours and that was considered very good as most other notebooks at the time got 2-3! and here we got one going for 10 hours!!! (with a 9 cell). Also back in the days we had very few ports on our thinkpads, and this one got most of the ones we need!

    as for the new chiclet keyboard on some of the other thinkpad lines, I actually like it alot, if not better than the traditional ones. blasphemy yes.. but its quite nice!

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    I'm kind of surprised I don't have a ThinkPad since I am a keyboard layout junkie. I might jump ship since I am not a fan of this latest generation of EliteBooks.

    But overall this T420 ... great machine. I'd probably spend a bit extra and go for the T420s.
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    Default Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T420 Review: The Best Business Laptop? Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Goren View Post
    as for the new chiclet keyboard on some of the other thinkpad lines, I actually like it alot, if not better than the traditional ones. blasphemy yes.. but its quite nice!
    I like the feel of the keycaps, especially compared to other chiclets. They just need to work on the action and layout, though I haven't tried the X1.
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    I deployed a Thinkpad T420s to one of our users at work and that is one light laptop. Now I just need to save up to buy one.
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    Default Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T420 Review: The Best Business Laptop? Discussion

    Not quite sure that I agree with your comment on the T420 having a great screen, but it's decent, especially when you compare it with other 14" models. Other than that, the T420 is definitely an excellent notebook overall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgogeta4 View Post
    Not quite sure that I agree with your comment on the T420 having a great screen, but it's decent, especially when you compare it with other 14" models. Other than that, the T420 is definitely an excellent notebook overall.
    I praised the screen for its anti-glare coating and 900p resolution, only referring to the actual quality of the screen once or twice. I didn't praise the picture quality.
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    Too bad it went 16:9. The T410 looked fantastic but the bezel on the T420 makes it look pretty bad.
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    Default Re: Lenovo ThinkPad T420 Review: The Best Business Laptop? Discussion

    I recently helped my girlfriend configure a new T420; it was a great deal with an i5 CPU and HD+ screen at ~$650. Very solid machine with a great keyboard (I love the new-style volume/mute buttons) and fantastic port selection.

    Things I didn't like: fan noise is audible, body is noticeably thicker than the T400, ridiculously thick bottom screen bezel, lack of additional indicator lights.

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    Too bad it went 16:9. The T410 looked fantastic but the bezel on the T420 makes it look pretty bad.
    Well, the screen is higher resolution, and I would argue that 1440 --> 1600 horizontal pixels is very significant, as it makes side-by-side document viewing very practical.

    The bottom bezel is very thick, though... personally I would prefer a smaller trackpad and maybe the loss of a USB port and Firewire, in return for a thinner bezel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pylon757 View Post
    Too bad it went 16:9. The T410 looked fantastic but the bezel on the T420 makes it look pretty bad.
    True, it does look somewhat disproportional. However, I prefer the change - as MidnightSun noted, the screen resolution increases to 1600x900, or 10% more space than the 1440x900 16:10 standard. 1440x900 > 1600x900 is the only instance where the 16:9 aspect ratio is a benefit.
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