2017 Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E470 Review

The Edge Model is another good product that comes from the company that called as Lenovo. You probably know that Lenovo is kind of company that good enough on providing high quality product in such much cheaper price in comparable with other companies like Acer and ASUS. The Edge variant on what we are going to see here is much similar in comparable with E570, but in less cheap way. If you are planning on searching affordable machine for playing games, then you are in good way for this case.

This laptop comes in two different models, the first one with similar CPU with less powerful GPU or the second model that features of Nvidia GeForce 940MX. Here, I am specifically going to review this variant because the Intel HD version is not that powerful especially on the gaming. Well, let’s talk about this machine on this article.

That is what we are going to talk about here. We are going to see how it performs during our test. To make it easier for you to understand, let’s we jump into the article.

Build Quality

This case is probably the biggest reason why I want to make this review. Their build quality is not bad even though the price is pretty cheap. The body is made matte plastic that has smooth and silky surface. The surface is actually quite slippy when you are holding it and also becomes the bad fingerprint magnet. However, the lid is still really stable since the size is small enough.

There is almost no flex found the keyboard or chassis. I really love to see the solid hinge and screen flex that looks premium for the price. Opening the laptop with single hand is still possible even I got that the base is lifted little during my test. The overall design is solid and also pretty at the same time.

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The Keyboard and Trackpad

ThinkPad Edge E470 2At first, I was so worry the key layout would be weird because of its small size. Luckily, that is not happened since the keys are fully spaced without any tiny keys that we struggling need to press. The big arrow keys are so useful on making navigation. Speaking of navigation, the track point is there to use as navigation on browsing or accessing word files. The accuracy is good even you have to get used with it for little time.

The touchpad is appeared to be similar in term of performance. Sometimes my finger skips to the side when I was making a click, but it does not happened frequently. The only problem I got here is located on the click sounds that higher up and pretty annoying in some occasionally cases. But, once again I could not make any complain since the price is talking here.

Last price update: 2018-09-15 20:14:56

ThinkPad Edge E470Main Specs
CPUIntel Core i7-7500U 2.7 GHZ
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce 940MX
Display Size14-inch
OSWindows 10 Pro
Memory16GB DDR3 Memory
Storage512GB SSD

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System Performance

I did not expect that Crysis would be able to run on the ultra-setting at stable 60 FPS. I guess it’s really normal since this game is actually that old. But the performance is still amazing despite of its low budget GPU. Here, the temperature goes up higher into 75 degrees because of that test, but the temperature goes down really fast thanks to the Nvidia new technology. CPU and GPU is good enough on handling light games or AAA games in low or medium setting. I have tested to play Rocket League and CS Go and the framerate is stable on heavy loads. The performance is not that much with higher GPU, but its far better in comparable with integrated card that Intel brings.

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Display And Battery Life

The system runs at 1080 screen which is bright enough to use on outdoor. Colors on this case are very weak, but you should not notice it easily unless you are in hardcore designer. The scaling is bad here and it needs for couple minutes in order to get it right. The overall quality is still acceptable especially if we do not expect that much.

The battery life is not a big problem here despite it runs at 1080 screen. I got maximum life for around hours on browsing without any work extra on the GPU. The result will be different when you do other cases like streaming videos and gaming. The result is going to be decreased, but it’s not that much.

Last price update: 2018-09-15 20:14:56
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Final Thought

Those are information I know about it. This machine appeared to be pretty solid and should be good choice for multi-purpose usage. At the same it feels good on handling work and playing games at the same place. This one might be the one you are looking for, so I recommend you to see it closely. It backs on you on deciding everything, so feel free to make any choice. At last, thank you for reading the article and see you again.

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