Budget laptop with standard processor
Display and Build
The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 (62771Q4) sports a 14-inch HD LED backlit Widescreen BrightView display offering superior brightness and decent viewing experience with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels. It is housed in a black coloured outfit which has a thickness of 22.6mm and a weight of 2.3kg.
Processor and Platform
On the inside, the laptop comes with a 1.8GHz Intel Core i3 processor from the third generation and based on HM77 Express chipset. It is assisted by a 2GB DDR3 RAM which is further expandable up to 8GB via two SODIMM ports. The AMD Radeon HD 8670M graphics processor has the ability to deal with moderately demanding intensive games and movies. It lacks any user friendly OS.
Camera, Storage and multimedia
The Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 (59-419432) is armed with a HD webcam and dual array digital microphone so that you can enjoy clear and noise free video calling experience. It takes care of the storage needs of the user with a 500GB SATA hard disk. The 8X SuperMulti DVD Drive with dual layer support can be used for running different types of disks. The dual stereo speakers powered by DTS Sound+ software provide rich ambience for entertainment.
Battery and Connectivity
The Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 (59-419432) keeps the show running for a fair period of time without any disturbance with a 6 cell Li-ion battery. It can be connected with other gadgets and networks via options like WLAN, one USB 3.0 slot, HDMI out, Bluetooth v4.0, two USB 2.0 ports, digital media reader and Gigabit Ethernet port.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431 (62771Q4) is a pocket friendly laptop with the major attraction being the standard Intel processor. Go for it if you are okay with the poor RAM and lack of OS.