Workhorse: Lenovo ThinkPad T420
It might be an understatement to say that the Lenovo ThinkPad T420 isn't pretty. But what it lacks in looks, the T420 more than makes up for in all-around performance and long-term reliability.
The model we tested featured an Intel Core i5-2520M processor, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and an Nvidia NVS 4200M GPU, all behind a crisp 14-inch display (1600 by 900 pixels). The legendary customization and warranty options that Lenovo offers are what really make the T420 a great option for business.