Another classic from Lenovo, this slim 14-inch notebook has a rubberized ABS plastic lid, a carbon-reinforced bottom, and an internal roll cage to help protect against shocks and drops. Even better, it weighs just 5 pounds and is just an inch thick. The 230-nit panel is plenty bright, and we like the optional 1600 x 900 resolution for improved multitasking. Inside, the T420 has a speedy 2.5-GHz 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 CPU. With its nine-cell extended battery, the machine lasted an incredible 10-plus hours on a charge.
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