Lenovo ThinkPad Edge laptop launched

Monday, January 4, 2010, 15:00 by Tech Correspondent
Lenovo announced the launch of its Lenovo ThinkPad Edge laptop, on January 4, 2009,  as part of its new laptop range comprising the Lenovo ThinkPad X100e, Lenovo T410, T410s, T510 and W510.

Photo: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge laptop

The top-of-the-range model, the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge, will come with a 13.3-inch widescreen display with a spill-resistant keyboard. The keyboard comes with uniform black keys and does not have an embedded number pad. Lenovo has also nixed keys that are not used very often, such as System Request, in favor of media playback keys.

Photo: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge laptop modified keyboard photo

Users can navigate using a large multitouch keypad and a trackpoint device that allow users to zoom, rotate, and scroll using their fingers.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge laptop will be powered by AMD’s Turion and Athlon Neo dual core processors and will run Windows 7 OS. Users can also opt for Intel’s ultra low voltage Core 2 Duo microprocessor.
Connectivity options of the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge laptop include Wi-Fi with specifications of  802.11bgn, Gigabit Ethernet, WWAN with GPS, optional Bluetooth, 3G, and WiMAX.
Other features include low-light sensitive webcam, three USB ports, 5-in-1 media card reader,VGA, HDMI out, Microphone/Speaker combo jack, and enhanced multimedia and HD audio.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge also features ThinkVantage technology that offers active protection systems, system recoveries, client security solutions, secure data disposal and so on.
The company claims the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge will offer a battery life of 8 hours.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge will come in Midnight Glossy or Midnight Soft Black and Heatwave Red colors and will go on sale at a price of $549.
Apart from the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge, Lenovo will also launch the Lenovo 11.1-inch ThinkPad X100e, Lenovo 14-inch ThinkPad T410s, Lenovo 15-inch T410 and T510, and Lenovo W510.
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