The L412 is the first device of the L-series still in production and follows directly after the R400. In terms of quality, it follows the R series: i.e. below the T series, but above the E series (which is aimed at consumers). The housing (no internal magnesium frame and lack of rubberisation) and the UltraBay have to be discounted. There are only fixed drives, which are not compatible with other ThinkPads and do not support hotswapping. There is no keyboard illumination or docking port and the BIOS is also slightly different.

My L412 comes from a customs auction. The device was used in a government office and therefore has neither a webcam nor a WLAN module. In general, it has the weakest possible configuration. The display has a low resolution and is also reasonably dark. Apart from that, the workmanship is solid - which is not always the case with cheaper devices.

The status LEDs have been moved to the front of the housing on the right, which should be familiar to enthusiasts from the SL300. The arrangement of the speakers below the screen looks unusual, the keyboard is on a par with the T and R series.

Technical data

Component Property
Type 0553-AF8
CPU Intel Core i3-370M (2.4 GHz, 3 MB cache)
RAM 4 GB DDR3 (PC3-10600)
Graphics card Intel GMA HD
Display 14" TFT (1366x768, 220 nits)
Hard drive 320 GB SATA (2.5")
Operating system Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Fedora 17
Sound Intel HD Audio (Realtek ALC269Q)
USB 2.0
Modem -
LAN Realtek RTL8111/8168B (Gigabit)
WLAN -
Bluetooth -
Floppy -
CD/DVD DVD-RW (fixed)
Card reader -
Expansion cards ExpressCard/34
Interfaces Headphones, DisplayPort, LAN, eSATA/USB, VGA, USB
Battery 57 Wh (Lithium-Ion), 5200 mAh, 10.8 Volt
Size 380x247x36 mm (WxHxD)
Weight 2.3 kg

Diagnostic output

# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 06)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 06)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 06)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev 06)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev 06)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev 06)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev 06)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev 06)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 06)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a6)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 06)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 06)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 06)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem (rev 06)
02:00.0 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. SD/MMC Host Controller
02:00.2 SD Host controller: JMicron Technology Corp. Standard SD Host Controller
02:00.3 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. MS Host Controller
02:00.4 System peripheral: JMicron Technology Corp. xD Host Controller
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
ff:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers (rev 02)
ff:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 02)
ff:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 02)
ff:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 02)
ff:02.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
ff:02.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020  
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020  
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
# lscpu
Architecture:          x86_64
CPU op-mode(s):        32-bit, 64-bit
CPU(s):                4
Thread(s) per core:    2
Core(s) per socket:    2
CPU socket(s):         1
NUMA node(s):          1
Vendor ID:             GenuineIntel
CPU family:            6
Model:                 37
Stepping:              5
CPU MHz:               933.000
Virtualization:        VT-x
L1d cache:             32K
L1i cache:             32K
L2 cache:              256K
L3 cache:              3072K

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