Lenovo ThinkPad L412: 'Green' Laptop

As the tech world focuses on green computing, Lenovo attempts to lead the way with the ThinkPad L412.


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Green really seems to be the color of the moment, with more and more products being promoted not only for their performance and features but for their environmental friendliness as well. Lenovo has been a champion of the trend, as we saw in our review of the ThinkVision L2251x monitor and its reusable shopping bag. And now comes the 14-inch ThinkPad L412, which Lenovo bills as the greenest enterprise laptop to date -- made from materials with up to 30 percent post-consumer content, delivered in 100-percent recyclable packaging, and bristling with power-management options that let you monitor and control how much energy the notebook consumes.

Meanwhile, IT managers who don't care how many plastic water bottles and foam coffee cups it saves can appreciate the ThinkPad L series' being priced and positioned as an entry-to-mainstream choice below the mainstream-to-premium ThinkPad T series.

Weighing 5.2 pounds and measuring 9.2 by 13.5 by 1.4 inches, it's a little heavier and thicker than the model T410 we reviewed in March. And with prices starting at $599, climbing to $824 for our test configuration, it's hundreds of dollars cheaper.

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