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Where can I find specs on a T420s 4174-F68

#1 Post by CeeBee » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:34 pm

I can't find specs on this particular model: T420s 4174-F68. I tried Google and Lenovo's Support and Fora. No hits. Suggestions?

I have been offered this model with Intel Core i5 2.5 MHz CPU and Intel HD3000 Graphics, 320 GB HDD, 6 GB RAM and Win-7 Pro. It supposedly came of a business lease as a spare laptop. I'm interested in the T420s because of the classic keyboard, ports and Win-7 (don't want Win-10), but is it worth it?

Thanks for swift reply as I have a 24 hours hold/reservation only.

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Re: Where can I find specs on a T420s 4174-F68

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:37 pm

According to http://thinkpadder-id.com/mtm/
THINKPAD T420S 4174-F68
i5-2520M(2.5GHz), 6GB RAM, 320GB 7200rpm HD, 14in 1600x900 LCD, Intel HD Graphics, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11agn wireless, WWAN option, Bluetooth, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure Chip, Camera, 6c Li-Ion, Win7 Pro 64
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Re: Where can I find specs on a T420s 4174-F68

#3 Post by CeeBee » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:00 pm

axur-delmeria wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:37 pm
According to http://thinkpadder-id.com/mtm/
THINKPAD T420S 4174-F68
i5-2520M(2.5GHz), 6GB RAM, 320GB 7200rpm HD, 14in 1600x900 LCD, Intel HD Graphics, CDRW/DVDRW, Intel 802.11agn wireless, WWAN option, Bluetooth, 1Gb Ethernet, UltraNav, Secure Chip, Camera, 6c Li-Ion, Win7 Pro 64
Thanks! That was indeed fast and helpful. Is this still worth $250 .. and are the above specs halfway okay even today?

I would like the more details tech-specs/leaflet data for this model .. if still to be found. Any ideas?

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Re: Where can I find specs on a T420s 4174-F68

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:10 pm

Google for: lenovo t420s specs and find this: Detailed specifications - ThinkPad T420s - Lenovo Support
Replace t420s with any other model.

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Re: Where can I find specs on a T420s 4174-F68

#5 Post by jwjensen356 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:20 pm

Mine has similar specs but came with 4 GB RAM via ebay and by a listing by one of the refurb vendors. Very fine condition as received. About a year ago and the price was about $170. I have since upgraded it with 500 GB ssd and 16 GB RAM (in spite of the max 8 GB spec, it will take 16 GB).

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Re: Where can I find specs on a T420s 4174-F68

#6 Post by CeeBee » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:30 pm

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:10 pm
Google for: lenovo t420s specs and find this: Detailed specifications - ThinkPad T420s - Lenovo Support
Replace t420s with any other model.
Thanks. I had found that page too .. but it's a bit "generic" imo and does not give the tech-specs details of model/type 4174-F68.

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Re: Where can I find specs on a T420s 4174-F68

#7 Post by CeeBee » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:36 pm

jwjensen356 wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:20 pm
Mine has similar specs but came with 4 GB RAM via ebay and by a listing by one of the refurb vendors. Very fine condition as received. About a year ago and the price was about $170. I have since upgraded it with 500 GB ssd and 16 GB RAM (in spite of the max 8 GB spec, it will take 16 GB).
Thanks! Good to know. Your price sounds pretty good but it's hard to compare w/o the 4174-F68 model specs. Are you okay with the Intel HD 3000 Graphics and the non-IPS display? I did find the screen on this T420s to be a bit dull compared to my wife's T430s with Intel/Nvidia graphics.

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Re: Where can I find specs on a T420s 4174-F68

#8 Post by axur-delmeria » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:04 pm

The good things going for it are the 6GB RAM and 1600x900 screen. Besides that, it's average specs-wise, nothing fancy.

Then again, not having nVidia graphics means lower CPU temps (always a good thing).

An SSD upgrade, whether as a replacement for the HDD, or as an add-on mSATA SSD,is highly recommended.

I can't comment on the price, as the average price varies per country.
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Re: Where can I find specs on a T420s 4174-F68

#9 Post by CeeBee » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:17 pm

axur-delmeria wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:04 pm
The good things going for it are the 6GB RAM and 1600x900 screen. Besides that, it's average specs-wise, nothing fancy. Then again, not having nVidia graphics means lower CPU temps (always a good thing). An SSD upgrade, whether as a replacement for the HDD, or as an add-on mSATA SSD,is highly recommended. I can't comment on the price, as the average price varies per country.
Thanks! Learning a bit more by every posting. Just wish I had a spec leaflet listing all the models by type number (like 4174-F68).

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#10 Post by jwjensen356 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:29 pm

Mine has the 1600x900 screen. I'm very satisfied with it.

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Re: Where can I find specs on a T420s 4174-F68

#11 Post by CeeBee » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:44 pm

jwjensen356 wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:29 pm
Mine has the 1600x900 screen. I'm very satisfied with it.
Can you turn over your T420s and get the model number on the bottom. Then check and report back the basic specs by using http://thinkpadder-id.com/mtm/

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Re: Where can I find specs on a T420s 4174-F68

#12 Post by jwjensen356 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:49 pm

4174-29U I'll let you check for the specs.

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Re: Where can I find specs on a T420s 4174-F68

#13 Post by CeeBee » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:06 pm

jwjensen356 wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:49 pm
4174-29U I'll let you check for the specs.
I did and as I said before the result is pretty generic. And probably incorrect, as your model specs show no wireless, which I gather you have. Other than that, except for the fingerprint reader, it looks similar. Thanks.
THINKPAD T420S 4174-29U
i5-2520M(2.50GHz) 4GB RAM 320GB 7200rpm HD 14in 1600x900 LCD Intel HD Graphics CDRW/DVDRW Bluetooth 1Gb Ethernet UltraNav Secure Chip Fingerprint reader 6c Li-Ion Win7 Pro 64

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Re: Where can I find specs on a T420s 4174-F68

#14 Post by CeeBee » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:31 am

jwjensen356 wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:49 pm
4174-29U I'll let you check for the specs.
I found this link with detailed tech-specs (presumably correct) for your 4174-29U:

https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-th ... d-417429u/

That's the kind of details I'm looking for (for model 4174-F68), but haven't found so far. Still looking. Any suggestions?

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#15 Post by jwjensen356 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:24 am

Thanks for the link. No, no suggestions. Interesting price (at the time).

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Re: Where can I find specs on a T420s 4174-F68

#16 Post by CeeBee » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:19 am

The following FYI only. I did find reference data on the T420s here:

http://psref.lenovo.com/
http://psref.lenovo.com/WithdrawnBook

You have to navigate to the correct PDF (note that type numbers differ for West Europe). The US version of T420s is part of:

http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF ... k_2013.pdf

Interestingly enough, type 4174-F68 is neither part of the US nor the WE summaries. But, never mind that!

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Re: Where can I find specs on a T420s 4174-F68

#17 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:08 am

The MTM-link at the top of this page is up and running again: http://tp.krelay.de/index.php?type=4174-F68

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Re: Where can I find specs on a T420s 4174-F68

#18 Post by CeeBee » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:54 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:08 am
The MTM-link at the top of this page is up and running again: http://tp.krelay.de/index.php?type=4174-F68
Thanks. I used that link already. I'm not really looking just for type 4174-F68. The MTM-link search is good if you know what you are looking for. In my case I wanted an overview of all T420s types and that's what the links I posted do. At least to 99% it seems. And the http://psref.lenovo.com/WithdrawnBook is interesting for anyone looking for old-stuff details.

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Re: Where can I find specs on a T420s 4174-F68

#19 Post by CeeBee » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:26 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:08 am
The MTM-link at the top of this page is up and running again: http://tp.krelay.de/index.php?type=4174-F68
Interestingly enough, if I enter type 4174 only in the search window of the above link I get 3578 hits! Wow...

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