Lenovo has made the ThinkPad T420s notebook available for purchase, to the delight of many ThinkPad lovers that have been awaiting the refresh of the 14″ ThinkPad T series eagerly since the ThinkPad T420s was first announced in early February.
The Lenovo ThinkPad T420s starts at $1,199 and includes a 2nd Generation INtel Core i5 processor clocked at 2.53GHz and uses the Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics. This base model starts with 2GB DDR3 RAM and a 250GB hard drive. There is also a DVD recordable drive and a 6 cell battery.
Unlike many 14″ notebooks, the ThinkPad T420s has an impressive 1600×900 resolution display which allows you to fit more on the screen. The display is also anti-glare which makes it easier to use in harsh lighting conditions.
The T420s comes with Dolby Home Theater v4 for a premium audio experience, a first for business notebooks.
The ThinkPad T420s has a new feature that allows users to close the notebook and maintain a WiFi connection for up to 99 minutes while walking between meetings.
The Lenovo ThinkPad T420s uses the same private chat, conference chat mode and keyboard noise suppression technology to improve video conferencing as we saw in our ThinkPad x220 review.
The ThinkPad T420s claims 10 hours of battery with the 6 cell battery and a modular bay battery option. The T420s is compatible with the ThinkPad T, L and W Series docks.
The ThinkPad T420s is a bit slimmer than the T420 and weighs less than 4 pounds. There is currently no Intel Core i7 option on the ThinkPad T420s.
The ThinkPad T420s has Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for faster boot times and system optimizations that allow the T420s to run faster and stay in TurboBoost longer.
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You can order the Lenovo ThinkPad T420s direct from Lenovo with free shipping and expected delivery in 8 days.