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Lenovo T420s 2 Core Intel Core I7-2xxx 2.7GHz 4GB 160GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-2xxx 2.7GHz 4GB Mar 2013
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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of notebook PCs of this type and age is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of the Lenovo T420s of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the T420s, the Lenovo T420s's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the T420s the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Medium processor cores notebook PCs built by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo T420s has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T420s. The processor frequencys of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the T420s range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

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Intel Core I7-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo T420s has an Intel Core i7-2xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T420s is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo T420s has a better storage medium than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most laptops of a similar type and age to it have an HDD storage media. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage media is in fact the best storage medium amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo T420s has a quite long battery life (max) (10 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the T420s. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the T420s the battery life (max)s range from 2h to 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 31h.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo T420s supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the T420s the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,600MHz (best).

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the T420s is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo T420s has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T420s.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo T420s has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the T420s.

The worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC is HDD.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2,700 megahertz, the Lenovo T420s has a very fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the T420s. The slowest processor clock speed of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 800MHz and the fastest is 3,100MHz.

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Very Big Megapixel Count

The megapixels counts of similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years range from 0.3MP to 1.3MP. When compared to other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the T420s, the Lenovo T420s's megapixel count of 1.3 megapixels is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The Lenovo T420s has a very big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the T420s. Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the T420s have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB.

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Fairly Big L3 Cache

Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T420s the l3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB. With a l3 cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo T420s has one of the biggest l3 caches amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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18 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the T420s is 25GB/s, and the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 21GB/s to 26GB/s. The maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Lenovo T420s of only 21.3 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T420s.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

The Lenovo T420s is a laptop that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Lenovo T420s is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

The Lenovo T420s is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo T420s does not have a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age do have a front camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo T420s has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the T420s range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB. With a total storage capacity of only 160 gigabytes, the Lenovo T420s has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the T420s, the Lenovo T420s does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo T420s has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T420s.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have memory clock speeds of between 800MHz and 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the memory clock speed of the Lenovo T420s of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the T420s is 510MB and the biggest is 4.1GB. When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the T420s, the Lenovo T420s's discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte is one of the smallest.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo T420s which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo T420s does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the T420s also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Slow Processor Front Side Bus

With a processor front side bus of only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo T420s has one of the slower processor front side buss amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average processor front side bus of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the T420s is 1,400MHz, and the processor front side buss range from 530MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

The speaker powers of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo T420s has one of the lowest speaker powers amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4.1GB Internal Memory Size

This laptop has a 4.1GB internal memory size, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The Lenovo T420s supports a better bluetooth version than most laptops that were launched around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 3 bluetooth version, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 4 bluetooth version. The worst bluetooth version of all similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 2.1 and the best is 4.0 EDR.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo T420s

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Lenovo released the T420s.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the Lenovo T420s has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the T420s.

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Average Weight

At 1.7 kilograms, the Lenovo T420s has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the T420s.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Front Side Bus
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots (available)
Memory Slots
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Internal Memory Size
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Megapixel Count
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Built-In Camera
Networking
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Ports Quantity
Micro HDMI Ports Quantity
TV Out Port
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection Type
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Integrated Graphics Adapter (UMA/GMA)
Display
Compliance Industry Standards
Weight
Type

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo t420, lenovo nv8p4, lenovo t420s, lenovo i72620, lenovo nv8p4u, lenovo nv8p4uk, lenovo i72620m
Barcodes 00645743040939, 00645743504448, 00645743613577

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