Lenovo Thinkpad T420 - Intel Core i5 2520M 8GB 320GB Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)

Regular price $366.95

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SKU: E-12020

Category: Laptop, New Arrivals, Featured Product

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Estimated Delivery : October 03 - October 12

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  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only select sellers who maintain a high-performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon.com.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad T420 Laptop PC
  • Intel Core I5 2520M up to 3.2GHz
  • 8G DDR3, 320G HDD, DVD
  • Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Support English/French/Spanish

Product Attributes:

Attribute NameAttribute Value
Standing screen display size14 Inches
Processor2.5 GHz Core_i5_2410M
Memory Speed3.2 GHz
Hard Drive512 GB HDD
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 4000
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionIntegrated
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports4
Date First AvailableFebruary 25, 2015
AvailabilityIn Stock
Rating4 stars and up

Ratings & Reviews

Reviewed on June 13, 2022
I’m enjoying the laptop itself a lot. It does have some issues with it: I love the laptop and how it looks. The way the keyboard itself is along with all of the things you can plug into it, it’s DVD/CD player, especially since that’s something that is not in newer laptops, is all great to have. Even though I haven’t used any of these features, it’s awesome that it has all these. When left it in rest mode, it eats up the power within a few days if you don’t use it and leave it in that state. it goes into rest mode if you just close the laptop itself without shutting it off. When in rest mode, it takes lot of battery to keep it going and then eventually shuts off as it runs out of battery. Though I still don’t feel it keeps it’s charge too well in general even when it has been charging and then you unplug to use it. The screen is sensitive, so be sure not to place the laptop head first on its screen or else you may get a pixelated screen. I did that since that’s what I do with my old laptop to let it cool down which was fine for that one, but it’s not a good idea with this laptop so I stopped. It does warm up when working with it. I haven’t noticed it getting too hot but I haven’t really used it for hours and hours. The touchpad for the mouse sometimes isn’t very responsive and freezes. Although this laptop has many great features, some things aren’t in the best working order, which makes sense since it is refurbished but at the same time these things should’ve been fixed. If I find anything else that I like or that isn’t working, I’ll try to remember to write them here. Anyways, for a while I thought of returning this but now I’m thinking I’ll keep it even if it breaks down on me since the way it feels and looks is exactly what I’ve wanted for a laptop and I’m willing to learn to work with its mini problems and hope that it doesn’t die on me. Though if it did, I probably wouldn’t buy it again.
Reviewed on October 16, 2015
Before I start I wanted to share that I am a Director of Information Technologies and I only purchase Lenovo Think Pads for Windows laptops - so I have a lot of experience with these. I have given this a two start rating only because the description says that they are "This Certified Refurbished product is tested & certified to look and work like new by a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher." - but they do not "look" new, one first run and short testing they do operate as new. I have ordered two T420 from this seller - perhaps the issue comes down in part to what is consider refurbished? On the first machine the right front corner where the top and bottom come together overlap each other at the headphone jack. This is because either the top or bottom case is not the correct part to match up to the other, the mold lines don't match. Last for this machine - it has thin sticker 'skin" on the top deck of the keyboard area of the case. It gives the case the classic stipple texture that the Lenovo's have and I imagine covers any imperfections from previous use. This skin is on the top deck, although not very noticeable to the eye but the skin is very noticeable to the touch. This skin is not going to last long as the edges are already lifting. On the first T420 the right corner again, top deck, the skin is not sticking so it was already raised, so it will not be long before it starts to peel off. I was hoping that on the second T420 it would be in better condition. The first notable issue is the screen and visible light distorted vertical lines which look like scratches but are not noticeable to the touch. Lenovo screens are made up of layers so this is some kind of scratch or imperfection in the layer. Notice in the picture that you can see the screen pixel grid but the vertical distortions appear as scratches to the eye. Back to the top deck - the right rear corner the top deck and bottom are not together - this time the problem is not the wrong part its just not assembled correctly. This machine also as a skin that gives the case the classic stipple texture that the Lenovo's have. This skin is on the top deck and although not very noticeable as a skin to the eye, edges of the skin are very noticeable to the touch. As example if you are using the touch pad and slide your fingers to the mouse buttons your fingers hang on the edges of the skin that have been placed on the mouse buttons. The skin actually makes the button taller than the mouse touch pad. This skin is not going to last long as the edges are already lifting. The lid or back of the screen also has the same skin which has a couple of air bubbles and the edge at the hinge side is lifted. I checked the hard drive Date of Manufacture which shows a DOM of 2011. I would expect that the Hard Drive being the most commonly failed part and one of the most critical to be a with a newer DOM. So both machines run good, fast and have the Lenovo solid feel one would expect. Keyboards on both look new, The hinges are tight and function like new and all other features function as expected. For whatever it is worth I have Lenovo laptops that are 10 years old. Dropped? No problem! Cracked case, yep still running! Sure I replaced the hard drive and upgrade RAM but these machine are great. So - if you are ok with a good used laptop these are worth the money.
Reviewed on December 18, 2021
It's a good working computer with enough speed and memory. The skins are obvious but only because I know they were put on, can't really tell if you didn't know. The battery included with mine is a little disappointing. Half hours worth approximately before it's dead but it's usually plugged in when using anyway. So good machine for the money but nothing fancy
Reviewed on June 12, 2019
Had it a few days now. I got it when priced at $188 in order to teach some kids programming on linux. For those purposes, I expect it will be fine. The machine casing is a bit dated, but you have to expect that for the price, and the casing and screen seem to be in near-new condition. The only thing uncomfortable about the machine is the trackpad -- it's rather small and feels very 2011, so you might well want to invest in an external mouse. I haven't tested the battery out yet -- that to me is of secondary concern. If your goal is to get an inexpensive machine to play around with linux distributions, then this machine is great. You dont want to go less than 8GB RAM, and you won't find much cheaper with these specs. My only qualm (and the reason it's 4/5 and not 5/5 stars) is the misleading/confusing specs. I thought that 512GB SSD (as suggested in the descriptions) for this price was too good to be true, and it is. It's 320GB HDD. Again, that's fine for the price and my purposes, but the seller lets itself down by not coming across as fully transparent.