Plenty of ports.
Excellent battery life.
Very comfortable keyboard.
Unique videoconferencing features.
Good build quality.
High-resolution 900p anti-glare screen.
The design of the bulky, business-oriented T420 is positively Stone Age.
No USB 3.0.
Small touch pad option or USB 3.0 ports.
Design might not appeal to all.
Textured touch-pad has an odd feel.
By PCPer on February 21, 2012
As you may already know from my ultrabook editorial, I’m not entirely sold on them. There are disadvantages to being thin.And as if to remind me of it, a Lenovo ThinkPad T420 suddenly appeared at my doorstep. Okay, that’s exaggerating a bit...-
By cnet on February 07, 2012
The Lenovo ThinkPad T420 is as straight-up and unassuming as a business laptop can be on the surface, souped up with faster performance, long battery life, and a flexible selection of ports under the...78
By Computer Shopper on October 01, 2011
With Sandy Bridge-grade speed, great battery life, durability features, and other goodies, the ThinkPad T420 is arguably today's best business thin-and-light. (But yes, it’s still basic black.)...95
By Notebook Review on September 29, 2011
The Lenovo ThinkPad T420 is a well-engineered 14" business notebook. It has the hallmark ThinkPad qualities including great build quality and a superior keyboard. I liked almost everything about it. The anti-glare screen prevents reflections at with a...80
By PCWorld on August 25, 2011
The venreable T420's staid countenance belies its oustanding performance, reliability, and features....80
By LaptopMag on August 03, 2011
With its epic battery life, awesome keyboard, solid sound, durable design, and high-res screen, the ThinkPad T420 offers nearly everything you'd want in a 14-inch business system for a good price. If you're looking for something a bit lighter,...80
By APC Magazine on June 22, 2011
It may not win any beauty contests, but the matte grey finish clearly marks the Lenovo ThinkPad T420 as a serious business notebook. The build quality is exceptional, with standouts being the solid metal hinges and rigid screen. Another great point is...90
By InsideHW on May 15, 2011
Whether it’s their ultraportable PCs, business models or workstations, Lenovo solutions are always touted to be uncompromising solutions, with excellent quality and flawless product support. The ThinkPad series became well-known for the...-
By NotebookCheck on April 13, 2011
Apart from the expected performance increase due to the new processor generation, many things tried and tested things have been maintained. This is just as true for the case as for the pre-installed, convenient ThinkVantage tools. Slight modifications...85
By Good Gear Guide on April 07, 2011
The Lenovo ThinkPad T420 may be expensive, but it's aimed at professional users who want a sturdy, reliable and well-performing laptop. It runs the latest Intel Sandy Bridge CPU technology and has a solid all-round...80