Lenovo ThinkPad E470 is a Windows 10 laptop with a 14.00-inch display that has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. It is powered by a Core i5 processor and it comes with 8GB of RAM. The Lenovo ThinkPad E470 packs 500GB of HDD storage. Graphics are powered by Intel Integrated HD Graphics 620. Lenovo ThinkPad E470 (Core i5) Notebook Review Small Update, Big […]
|Features||Intel Core i5-6200U 2 x 2.5 - 3.1 GHz, Processor/ 8192 MB, 1x 8 GB DDR4 RAM/ 500GB HDD Storage/ 14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, N140HCA-EAB, IPS, LED backlight, glossy: Display/ Windows 10 PRO/ USB,HDMI and Card reader/ Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.|
|OS||Windows 10 Pro|
|Brand||Lenovo ThinkPad E470|
|Hard Drive Type||HDD|
|Hard Drive Size||500GB|
|Processor Model||Intel core i5|
|Processor Speed||3.1 GHz|
|Screen Size||14 Inches|
|Internal Storage||500gb hdd|
Lenovo ThinkPad E470 is a Windows 10 laptop with a 14.00-inch display that has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. It is powered by a Core i5 processor and it comes with 8GB of RAM. The Lenovo ThinkPad E470 packs 500GB of HDD storage. Graphics are powered by Intel Integrated HD Graphics 620.
Lenovo ThinkPad E470 (Core i5) Notebook Review
The Intel Kaby Lake processors have been popular in the past few months and we have seen them in many laptops. Due to longer product cycles and higher development and testing costs in the business sector, the new Kaby Lake processors are just now entering the business laptop segment.
Lenovo has taken its time building the next instalment of the ThinkPad series, but now the Chinese manufacturer is ready to show the 14-inch ThinkPad E470 (less than 600 Euros/~$638 for students) to the world. The laptop does not include an operating system, but we were surprised to see the diverse features offered in the most basic configurations of this model: an i3 processor, 8 GB of RAM, a 500GB HDD and an FHD IPS panel. Our test configuration is available for roughly 700 Euros (~$745) with a stronger Core i5 CPU and a dedicated GeForce 940MX GPU. This system should pack more power for gaming enthusiasts. There are more configurations available and the buyer should be able to find what they are looking for.
For comparison purposes, we will be including competitors of the ThinkPad E470 in this review. We have selected the HP ProBook 440 G4 and the Acer TravelMate P249-M, as they both belong to the business segment and use the new Kaby Lake platform.
The case is covered with matte, black material, which will remind users of the traditional Lenovo look. The E470 has a simple yet functional design, which is slightly different from that of the predecessor, the E460: the form of the display hinges and the placement of the power button have changed. This is mainly fine tuning on the part of the manufacturer and will not significantly improve the user experience.
Considering modern mobility standards, the E470 has poor mobility as it weighs 1.9 kg (~4.2 lb) and is 24 mm (~0.94 in) thick. High-end models, such as the T460s (1.35 kg/~3 lb), 19 mm/~0.75 in), and direct competitors such as the HP model (ProBook 440 G4: 1.65 kg/~3.6 lb, 20 mm/~0.78 in), are alternatives which offer better mobility. Nevertheless, Lenovo has managed to create a very resistant case, without using light metal materials. The display cover should be a little thicker, but at the end of the day, the manufacturer has done a good job. The new central hinge is ideal, as it always keeps a firm grip on the display, which can be turned up to 180 degrees.
In terms of workmanship, Lenovo has provided us with an almost flawless test model: small and even material gaps with clean and rounded corners. This is definitely a big plus for this price segment.