A sporty reinterpretation of the classic ThinkPad motif, this 14-inch notebook has an almost-black rubberized chassis; a spill-resistant, island-style keyboard; and yes, the good ‘ol red trackpoint. The 14.1-inch, 1366 x 768 display is an elegant edge-to-edge infinity glass panel. The E420s sports a 2.3-GHz Core i5-2410M CPU, so you get plenty of power for the price, plus nearly 7 hours of battery life. And let’s not forget Lenovo’s highly useful ThinkVantage utilities.
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