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ThinkPad T420s 4173
Type-model Processor Memory
4173-KUU
4173-KTU
4173-KSU
4173-29U
4173-2AU
4173-2BU
4173-L5U
4173-L6U
� 4173-LBU
� 4173-L8U
i5-2540M
i5-2540M
i5-2540M
i5-2520M
i5-2520M
i5-2520M
i5-2520M
i5-2520M
i5-2520M
i5-2520M
4GBx1
4GBx1
4GBx1
4GBx1
4GBx1
4GBx1
4GBx1
4GBx1
4GBx1
4GBx1
Widescreen
display Camera
14.0" HD+
14.0" HD+
14.0" HD+
14.0" HD+
14.0" HD+
14.0" HD+
14.0" HD+
14.0" HD+
14.0" HD+
14.0" HD+
Disk
SATA
GB8 rpm
Optical
or
battery
720p 320G 7200 Bay battery
720p 320G 7200 DVD±RW
720p 128G SSD DVD±RW
320G 7200 DVD±RW
720p 128G SSD DVD±RW
720p 320G 7200 DVD±RW
320G 7200 DVD±RW
720p 128G SSD DVD±RW
720p 128G SSD DVD±RW
720p 128G SSD DVD±RW
PCIe
PCIe
Mini Card
Mini Card
WWAN/mSATA
WLAN
Intel 620528
Intel 6205
Intel 6205
Intel 6205
Intel 6205
Intel 6205
Intel 6205
Intel 6205
Intel 6205
Intel 6205
WWAN upg
WWAN upg
WWAN upg
WWAN upg
WWAN upg
WWAN upg
WWAN upg
WWAN upg
Gobi 3000
WWAN upg
Carrier
Smart Finger
Global (G)
Card print Blue- Intel GMP PreReader reader tooth vPro (P) load
Blue
Blue
Blue
Fing Blue
Blue
Blue
vPro
vPro
vPro
vPro
vPro
vPro
Smart
vPro
Fing Blue vPro
selectable
Fing Blue vPro
Fing Blue vPro
G
G
G
G
Pro 64
Pro 64
Pro 64
Pro 64
Pro 64
Pro 64
Pro 64
Pro 64
Pro 64
Pro 64
• These models have a depot repair service 3-year limited warranty
• These systems are Microsoft Office 2010 Product Key Ready (O10PKR)
Positioning
Processor
Premiere performance and ultraportability; two spindles
Intel Core i5-2520M processor (dual-core, 2.50GHz, 3MB Cache),
DDR3 memory controller (up to 1333MHz), Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 (3.20GHz), HT technology
Intel Core i5-2540M processor (dual-core, 2.60GHz, 3MB Cache),
DDR3 memory controller (up to 1333MHz), Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 (3.30GHz), HT technology
Memory
8GB max7 / PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3, non-parity,
dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets
Optical
Some: DVD burner, 9.5mm Ultrabay slim, removable
Bay battery
Some: ThinkPad Battery 42 (3-cell, bay) (57Y4536) in Option Bay
Ultrabay
One modular bay for interchangeable devices (right side), 9.5mm high, bottom access
SATA disk
Some: Solid State Drive (SSD) / SATA 3.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm high
Some: Hard Disk Drive / SATA 3.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm high, Active Protection System
All:
removable, upgradable, supports the second disk, Shock Mounted Hard Drive
mSATA SSD
None
Widescreen
14.0" (355mm) HD+ (1600x900) color, anti-glare, LED backlight,
display
250 nits, 16:9 aspect ratio, 300:1 contrast ratio
Camera
Some: HD720p resolution, wider view angle, low light sensitive, fixed focus
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 3000 in processor,
external analog monitor support via VGA DB-15 connector and
digital monitor support via DisplayPort (supports single-link DVI-D via cable 45J7915);
supports dual independent display;
Maximum external resolution: 2560x1600 (DisplayPort)@60Hz;
2048x1536 (VGA)@75Hz; 1920x1200@60Hz (single-link DVI-D via cable 45J7915)
Keyboard
7 row, 89-key, ThinkVantage button, spill-resistant, multimedia Fn keys
TrackPoint
TrackPoint pointing device, "Press-to-Select," Internet Scroll Bar13, magnifying glass
Touchpad
UltraNav, wide touchpad below keyboard, Tap Zones, scrolling regions label, multi-touch
ThinkLight
Illuminates the keyboard to improve visibility in low-light conditions
Dimensions3
14.0W" (WxDxH): 13.5" x 9.1" x 0.83–1.02"; 343 x 230.1mm x 21.2–26.0mm
Weight2
6-cell: starting at 3.68 lb (1.67kg)
Case material
Display cover: Hybrid Carbon-fiber reinforced plastic; Bottom: Magnesium alloy
Battery - type
Lithium Ion 6-cell, supports unique 2nd battery in Ultrabay Slim
10
Battery - life
6-cell: up to 5.5 hr; 6-cell plus Ultrabay battery: up to 9.3 hr
Chipset
Mobile Intel QM67 Express Chipset
ExpressCard
One slot (ExpressCard/34)
Smart Card Read Some: Smart Card reader
Multicard Reader 4-in-1 reader (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC)
Ports
Two USB 2.0 (one powered), one USB 3.0,
external monitor (VGA DB-15, DisplayPort), ethernet (RJ-45)
PCIe Mini Card
Two PCI Express Mini Card slots
WLAN4
11a/b/g/n, PCIe Half Mini Card, Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205, 2x2
WWAN
Some: Wireless WAN upgradable
Some: Wireless WAN, Qualcomm Gobi 3000 chipset, PCIe Mini Card,
EV-DO Rev. A, GPRS/WCDMA/HSPA, GPS
Some: User selectable at first boot, AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint,
contract required with service provider
Modem
None
Bluetooth
Some: Bluetooth 3.0 wireless, LED indicator
Ethernet
Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (Lewisville), PHY, PCIe x1
Intel AMT
Intel Active Management Technology (iAMT)
Audio support
High Definition (HD) Audio, Conexant 20672 codec / stereo speakers, 1 watt x 2 /
volume up, down, mute buttons / dual array mic, mic mute button, combo audio/mic jack
Security
Power-on password, hard disk password, supervisor password, security keyhole
Security chip
Trusted Platform Module, TCG 1.2-compliant
Fingerprint reader Some: UPEK Fingerprint reader on palm rest, swipe sensor, LED indicator,
Power On Authentication, supports the security chip
Limited warranty12 3-years/1-yr battery - depot repair service / service upgrades22 available
See footnotes for more detailed information
� US models announced May 3, 2011; previous models on February 22, March 1, or April 5, 2011
Preloaded operating system20
- Genuine Windows 7
Professional 64
Ready to install applications14 (all
OSes; only some listed)
• Rescue and Recovery
• Access Connections
• Fingerprint Software (fingerprint
models)
• Password Manager (fingerprint
models)
• ThinkVantage System Update
• ThinkVantage Power Manager
• ThinkVantage Toolbox
Preloaded applications14 (all OSes;
only some listed)
• Norton Internet Security 2011
(30 days of virus definitions)
• Adobe Reader
• Skype for Windows
• Windows Live Essentials
• Microsoft Office 2010 preloaded;
purchase product key to activate
• Corel WinDVD (DVD±RW)
• Corel Burn.Now Lenovo Edition
(DVD±RW)
• Corel DVD MovieFactory Lenovo
Edition (DVD±RW)
Supports ThinkVantage technologies
65-watt AC adapter
ThinkPad Roll Cage (one-piece
magnesium frame)
EPEAT Gold rating
ENERGY STAR 5.0-compliant
RoHS-compliant
International Warranty Service17
24 hour x 7 day18 toll-free support
during the warranty period12
via 800-426-7378
For compatible accessories, please
go to O-T420-S sheet;
For ThinkPlus, 22 service upgrade
options, please go to S-TA sheet
 Lenovo
(SN3-3) November 2011
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